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"THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF CHRIST"
The Highway ^ | 11/04/2011 | Charles H. Spurgeon

Posted on 11/04/2011 12:06:23 PM PDT by RnMomof7

1. The precious blood of Christ has a REDEEMING POWER. It redeems from the law. We were all under the law which says, "This do, and live." We were slaves to it: Christ has paid the ransom price, and the law is no longer our tyrant master. We are entirely free from it. The law had a dreadful curse; it threatened that whosoever should violate one of its precepts, should die: "Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us." By the fear of this curse, the law inflicted a continual dread on those who were under it; they knew they had disobeyed it, and they were all their lifetime subject to bondage, fearful lest death and destruction should come upon them at any moment: but we are not under the law, but under grace, and consequently "We have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear, but we have received the spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father."

We are not afraid of the law now; its worst thunders cannot affect us, for they are not hurled at us! Its most tremendous lightnings cannot touch us, for we are sheltered beneath the cross of Christ, where the thunder loses its terror and the lightning its fury. We read the law of God with pleasure now; we look upon it as in the ark covered with the mercy seat, and not thundering in tempests from Sinai’s fiery brow.

Happy is that man who knows his full redemption from the law, its curse, its penalty, its present dread. My brethren, the life of a Jew, happy as it was compared with that of a heathen, was perfect drudgery compared to yours and mine. He was hedged in with a thousand commands and prohibitions, his forms and ceremonies were abundant, and their details minutely arranged. He was always in danger of making himself unclean. If he sat upon a bed or upon a stool, he might be defiled; if he drank out of an earthen pitcher, or even touched the wall of a house, a leprous man might have put his hand there before him, and he would thus become defiled.

A thousand sins of ignorance were like so many hidden pits in his way; he must be perpetually in fear lest he should be cut off from the people of God. When he had done his best any one day, he knew he had not finished; no Jew could ever talk of a finished work. The bullock was offered, but he must bring another; the lamb was offered this morning, but another must be offered this evening, another tomorrow, and another the next day. The Passover is celebrated with holy rites; it must be kept in the same manner next year. The high priest has gone within the veil once, but he must go there again; the thing is never finished, it is always beginning. He never comes any nearer to the end. "The law could not make the comer thereunto perfect."

But see our position: we are redeemed from this. Our law is fulfilled, for Christ is the end of the law for righteousness; our passover is slain, for Jesus died; our righteousness is finished, for we are complete in Him; our victim is slain, our priest has gone within the veil, the blood is sprinkled; we are clean, and clean beyond any fear of defilement, "For he hath perfected for ever those that were set apart." Value this precious blood, my beloved, because thus it has redeemed you from the thraldom and bondage which the law imposed upon its votaries.

Full sermon here

Spurgeon sermon


TOPICS: Apologetics; Moral Issues; Theology; Worship
KEYWORDS: faith; forgiveness; justification; spurgeon
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Excellent sermon on the cleansing power of the blood of Christ
1 posted on 11/04/2011 12:06:33 PM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: Dutchboy88; Iscool; metmom; boatbums; Quix; bkaycee; Gamecock; count-your-change; Alex Murphy; ...

Christ our righteousness ping


2 posted on 11/04/2011 12:09:36 PM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: RnMomof7
Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
3 posted on 11/04/2011 12:22:19 PM PDT by CynicalBear
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To: RnMomof7

AMEN!!!! THANK YOU JESUS!!! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH, MY SAVIOUR AND REDEEMER!!!


4 posted on 11/04/2011 12:25:08 PM PDT by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain
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To: RnMomof7

That cleansing power cleanses the whole life from sin and sinfulness.

And if we forget to repent of a sin, we’re not damned forever.

Praise God it doesn’t depend on our perfection (works).


5 posted on 11/04/2011 12:25:30 PM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: metmom
"And if we forget to repent of a sin, we’re not damned forever."

Wouldn't that cleansing of the unrepented sin be "Purgation"?

6 posted on 11/04/2011 12:40:13 PM PDT by Natural Law (Transubstantiation - Change we can believe in.)
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To: Natural Law

Jesus IS our ‘purgation’.


7 posted on 11/04/2011 12:57:50 PM PDT by RoadGumby (For God so loved the world)
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To: Natural Law

Nope.

The sin is cleansed by forgiveness on God’s part, not suffering or works on my part.


8 posted on 11/04/2011 1:11:17 PM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: metmom
"The sin is cleansed..."

Purgatory, by any other name, is still Purgatory.

9 posted on 11/04/2011 1:14:55 PM PDT by Natural Law (Transubstantiation - Change we can believe in.)
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To: RnMomof7
Hi Rnmomof 7- When I did overnight deliveries or pickups in Ny. I had customers who were satanic Worshippers. They worked for Tower records. They even sold the satanic bible with Satan magazines in one section . When I would walk in the place a worker would mock Christ towards myself. I think he could sense or see into the spiritual. He knew I had the Holy Spirit .

Do you know what would confound and baffle him?

Besides main prayers for this man's soul. I would just cover the Blood of Christ over him. Well you would see so much hate in a face then retreat in a person. I would say it right in front of him. I told him he is working for the wrong person in a mental prayer. He would acknowledge with a face look then response. Truly amazing!!

Yes ! The precious Blood of Christ ! Indeed!!! Praise Jesus!!

Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world. Amen!

10 posted on 11/04/2011 1:20:13 PM PDT by johngrace (1 John 4!- declared at every Sunday Mass.)
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To: Natural Law

Nope. Forgiveness is forgiveness.

No need to pay anything or suffer for anything.


11 posted on 11/04/2011 1:33:11 PM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: Natural Law; RnMomof7
"Purgatory, by any other name, is still Purgatory."

No wonder Rome lives in utter darkness. The kind of twisted logic you have performed here rivals the absolute screwed up doctrines that the Roman Cult Clan manufactured out of whole cloth. No pope in Scripture, but there is a rope-a-pope in Rome. No purgatory in Scripture, but there is a purgatory in the self-made religion of Rome. No indulgences in Scripture, but there certainly were (and are) a lot of them for sale from Rome. No sacerdotalism in the Scriptures, but Rome desparately needs the men in bathrobes to absolve sin from the poor parishoners.

There is no light in Rome, only the darkness of your kind of logic. Tragic. We entreat you, leave the chains of Rome, swim back over the Tiber...the light of Christ, and His Precious Shed Blood alone, awaits. That is, if He permits you to escape.

12 posted on 11/04/2011 1:50:04 PM PDT by Dutchboy88
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To: Natural Law

Purgatory, by any name, is a satanic hallucination.

The cross is where the entire payment was made.


13 posted on 11/04/2011 2:09:07 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: editor-surveyor; Natural Law
Forgiveness is given on a God sized scale. He is not stingy with it. It's not partial forgiveness based on how much we abase ourselves to prove to Him how much we hate ourselves.

Romans 8:1-2 1There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 2For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.

Free is free. If we still have to pay for anything, it's not been forgiven and we are not free. That then makes Jesus, Paul, a whole bunch of other disciples liars, and Scripture itself liars.

14 posted on 11/04/2011 2:34:03 PM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: Natural Law
"Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Rom. 8:35-39).

There is NOTHING that can separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ. The question that must be asked is "what does 'in Christ' mean? Because once you're there, you are there to stay. Your life cannot separate you, your death cannot separate you. "Purgatory" cannot separate you. Things to come cannot separate you. That would include sins to come. Present things cannot separate you. NOTHING can separate you. IF you are IN CHRIST.

If you are NOT IN CHRIST, NOTHING can join you to the love of God.

It's all about Christ, Natural Law. And being IN Him. And He in you.

15 posted on 11/04/2011 3:06:36 PM PDT by smvoice (Who the *#@! is Ivo of Chatre & why am I being accused of not linking to his quote?)
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To: metmom; smvoice; Natural Law

“......for those who are in Christ Jesus”

how does the Bible say we get “ in Christ Jesus”?


16 posted on 11/04/2011 5:19:01 PM PDT by one Lord one faith one baptism
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To: one Lord one faith one baptism

Those that have repented and come in faith.. have put on Christ.. this is symbolized by our baptism ....


17 posted on 11/04/2011 5:58:35 PM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: one Lord one faith one baptism
how does the Bible say we get “ in Christ Jesus”?

Philippians 3:8-9
8 More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish in order that I may gain Christ,
9 and may be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith

Faith alone my friend ... faith alone.

18 posted on 11/04/2011 6:11:14 PM PDT by dartuser ("If you are ... what you were ... then you're not.")
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To: editor-surveyor
Purgatory, by any name, is a satanic hallucination.

You may have said this half in jest ... but if you look at this publication ...

http://www.theworkofgod.org/Library/Purgatry/Readme.htm

... it is clear your characterization applies aptly.

19 posted on 11/04/2011 6:18:20 PM PDT by dartuser ("If you are ... what you were ... then you're not.")
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To: RnMomof7; dartuser

we have heard from men and women, let’s see what the Bible says about how we become “ in Christ”

Galatians 3:27

“for as many of you

as were BAPTIZED INTO CHRIST have put on Christ.”

Romans 6:3

“do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?”

( we know at least two who didn’t know this )

finally 1 Corinthians 12:12-13

for just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. for by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body - jews or greeks, slaves or free - and all were made to drink of one Spirit.

Let God be true and every man a liar.


20 posted on 11/04/2011 6:27:38 PM PDT by one Lord one faith one baptism
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