Posts Tagged ‘blood of Jesus’

Three very bad things happened as a result of the Fall (in the Garden of Eden):

–Division between God and the human race.
–Division between humans and other humans.
–Division within each person.

And since the Fall, many have labored passionately to remove the divisions and brokenness between humans and within humans, and to bring wholeness for each person and for the human race. But WHOLENESS is not a method, it’s a PERSON — a person named Jesus. And until estrangement with God is dealt with, all other efforts to bring wholeness will ultimately fail.

But the glorious Gospel, via the Blood of Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit, has made a way, and offered an unshakable foundation upon which all other efforts at wholeness can be built. That is why we must never, in the midst of our efforts, neglect the preaching of the Gospel: Calling lost human beings to the foot of the cross, where they can encounter a loving Savior, repent of their sins, and be saved and made whole.

“For I am not ashamed of the Gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes:” (Romans 1:16)



Here’s a short video I made about the blood of Jesus and the glory of His resurrection.

“They OVERCAME him [the enemy] by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony;” (Revelation 12:11)

It seems to me that there is a sustaining grace that is embedded within our testimonies. And sometimes, when we are feeling depressed or oppressed or afraid, the best and most effective thing we can do is share our testimony with someone who needs to hear it.  Because when we do, we not only bless that person, but the Prophetic Presence of Jesus within our testimony breaks forth and pushes back the darkness, and we once again OVERCOME and are overcomers.

“For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy .” (Revelation 19:10)
Life is an awesome, amazing opportunity…and responsibility.
And as our lives accelerate, we must either commit to going deeper with Jesus,
or risk becoming a spiritual danger to all those around us.

“…and the rain descended, the floods came,
and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell.
And great was its fall.”

(Matthew 7:27)

But…if you do go deeper with Jesus, your life can be exponentially amazing.

A short, fun little vid I made about the real meaning of Christmas.   Enjoy!

Life is what is happening all around you,
even as you stand there
waiting for it to happen
on your smart phone. 

“There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” (The Apostle Paul)

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” (Reverend Martin Luther King)

The lens we must ALWAYS and ONLY look through to see other people is the lens of Jesus Christ.  But when we decide to avoid or reject people who don’t act or look like us, we are denying the transforming power of the Blood of Jesus — as well as the New Creation that all true Christians have become.  And this is a challenge to people of ALL ethnicities, colors and cultures.

When you give more weight to a person’s arguments because they look like you (White, Black, Hispanic, Asian or whatever), you have denied the power of the Gospel and cast aside the lens and wisdom of Christ. When you decide that a person is a criminal or is guilty or innocent of a crime merely because of that person’s color or ethnicity, or because they have hurt someone of your own color or ethnicity, you deny the power of the Gospel.

Because the only true and lasting distinction among people is their ETERNAL DESTINY AND NATURE – and in light of eternity, all other distinctions will be forever erased:

“You are worthy to take the scroll,
And to open its seals;
For You were slain,
And have redeemed us to God by Your blood
Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation,
And have made us kings and priests to our God;
(Revelation 5:9-10)

“Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away.” (Luke 21:33)

Wow. If it wasn’t for God and Eternity, it would be VERY easy to get lost in the daily flood of images, pleasures, distractions and experiences — and without God and Eternity, there would be no reason not to.

But because He IS (the Great I AM), we now have a truly objective, absolute THING with which to compare the value of every other thing. May we never trivialize the true value of our amazing lives in Christ by choosing to lose ourselves in the trifles of this passing, worldly existence.