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Thy Precious Blood (devotional)
Days of Praise, Institute of Creation Research ^ | March 9, 2016 | John D. Morris, Ph.D.

Posted on 03/10/2016 9:58:06 AM PST by imardmd1

"In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: . . . And,
having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto
himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven."
(Colossians 1:14, 20)

John introduced Jesus to the world at His baptism by saying, "Behold the Lamb of God,
which taketh away the sin of the world" (John 1:29). He was known prophetically as a lamb
even before then. "He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her
shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth" (Isaiah 53:7). He fulfilled the lamb role in
His sacrificial death for the sins of mankind: "With the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb
without blemish and without spot" (1 Peter 1:19). The third verse of "There Is a Fountain"
continues that picture.

Dear dying Lamb, thy precious blood
Shall never lose its power
Till all the ransomed church of God
Be saved, to sin no more.

The precious Christology passage of Colossians 1:13-20 identifies Christ as Creator,
Redeemer, and King. As Creator, His redemptive work included the ransom of His creation,
lost and shackled in sin. There will come the time when all of redeemed mankind will gather
around His throne "saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive
power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing"
(Revelation 5:12).

They will be joined by all in creation to sing His praises. "And they sing the song of Moses
the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvelous are thy works,
Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints" (Revelation 15:3).


TOPICS: Prayer; Theology; Worship
KEYWORDS: forgiveness; peace; reconciliation; redemption
Pray for respect, tolerance, and honorable humility among the participants of Free Republic, especially in this tine of political and religious tensions.
1 posted on 03/10/2016 9:58:06 AM PST by imardmd1
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To: imardmd1
“Praise God from whom all blessings flow,
Praise Him all creatures here below,
Praise Him above the Heavenly Hosts,
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost" ... Amen.
2 posted on 03/10/2016 10:27:14 AM PST by midlander
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