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Welcome back to the 36th episode of Joe’s Podcast! I am so thankful that you take the time to listen each week!
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This week I am continuing in our salvation series! It is such a privileged to get to teach the gospel to people who have never heard it presented in a clear way!
Preach unto them Christ
God has had this plan from the beginning of time.
“And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.”
We have a God that truly wants everyone to know the truth about Christ and understand it enough so that it can change their life forever.
God has laid His plan out in the Bible for all mankind starting with:
1. Adam and Eve
Adam and Eve needed a covering before they could come before God because their sin made them naked in God’s eyes.
God gave them clothes.
He had to kill an animal to give the clothes to Adam and Eve.
The animal represents Christ.
The animal did not do anything wrong, but the Blood had to be shed for the covering.
We know that Christ lived a perfect life and also died so that His blood could be a covering for your sins.
2. Cain and Abel
Cain and Abel both had to stand before God.
God did not accept Cain’s gift because it was not what he wanted.
Cain tried to offer his own works to God.
Abel offered blood, and it was accepted.
We need blood to cover our lives to be accepted by God.
3. Abraham and Isaac
God told Abraham to offer up his only son.
Isaac needed a replacement, or he would have died on the altar.
God prepared a ram to take his place so that he did not have to die.
God gave His only son for a sacrifice for the sins of the whole world.
If we will accept this replacement for our sins, we will not have to die.
The blood will cover our sins.
“And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.”
Abraham’s prophecy came true when Jesus Christ gave Himself as a replacement for the sins of the whole world.
4. The Passover Lamb
Judgment was coming to every firstborn of the land.
There was only one way not to die when the death angel came.
The blood had to be applied on the door post.
There is only one way for us to skip the judgment of our sins, and it comes from having the blood of Jesus Christ covering our sins.
Your Passover Lamb is already there.
The Bowl of Blood is already there.
When Jesus died on the cross, he gave His blood for all mankind.
We need to have Jesus personally put His blood on our lives, just like in the story when the death angel saw the blood of the lamb he passed over the house.
When God sees the blood of Jesus, He passes over you house and does not judge for your sin.
5. The Brass Serpent
“14And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
15That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.”
The serpent represents sin!
Just like Moses had to make the brass serpent look like the real serpent, Jesus was made to look like sin for us.
Our sins are “red like crimson” the Bible says and blood is red like crimson.
When they looked at Christ on the cross they were astonished because He was covered with blood so that he looked just like our sins look to God!
“As many were astonished at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men:”
Christ took upon Himself the sins of the whole world, and Christ actually became sin for us on the cross.
“Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:”
If we do not trust in the Person that was lifted up for us, we will always have the snake bite and the poison of sin in us.
It just takes a look of faith.
In the Old Testament, God had the children of Israel build the temple.
In the temple, there was something called the Holy of Holies.
This was a place that God came and stayed.
The Holy of Holies represents Heaven.
“For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:”
There was a veil that separated the people from God, because God is holy and he cannot be with sinners.
Every year, the high priest went into the Holy of Holies to offer a Sacrifice for the sins of all the people.
He would tie a rope on his foot so that the people could pull him out if he was not clean before God.
Man could not go see God; they needed someone to go for them.
So God had the priest do this for the children of Israel.
This was the best picture He could give us for what was going to happen when Jesus died.
The Bible says that Jesus became our High Priest.
Jesus took His own blood to God in a bowl.
This was everlasting blood that had no corruption because of sin.
His blood was enough to destroy the separation between God and man.
In the temple, there was a veil that separated God from man.
The veil was ten inches thick and made out of wool.
It was unbreakable by man, but the Bible says that the veil split in two when Jesus Christ died.
“And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom.”
This meant that we were no longer separated from God if we had Jesus’ blood.
The Bible says that Jesus became our High Priest.
“14Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
15For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.”
This is what Christ has done for us.
All we have to do is repent of our sins and trust by faith in what
God has provided a way for us to be saved.
“Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.”
Rom. 10:9, 10, & 13
“9That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
13For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”