Out with The Old and In with The New

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Two Popes have sat on the
Papal Throne  in a span
Frances 1of only two weeks.

Benedict retired – a thing most unusual for Popes in living memory. Francis was elected in very quick time – again something that is a tad unusual as to my memory, this can take longer than a day and a bit! Who can tell with The Holy Spirit what will happen to whom and when? God’s ways are not our ways that is for sure.

The New Holy Roman Pontiff seems to be a man of the people, with a heart for the poor and destitute under his care. He walks and meets people, he seems to prefer to use public transport rather than ride ‘in state’ in the Pope mobile, and from the small amount I have read about him in the on-line media he promises to open up the Church to scrutiny. That will sure make a difference.

The Scriptures do not portray Jesus Christ as a man of pomp and ceremony – quite the opposite in fact. He cared for the afflicted – the afflicted in body, mind and spirit. He cared for the poor and the diseased. He staunchly objected to the bureaucracy he found within the Church in Jerusalem. Tossing out money changers really got him into trouble. He made certain everyone knew the Church was God’s Church, and it was to be a Church filled with love.

I sat with some friends during the conclave, and like many Christians – we debated who the Top Job would fall too. One of my ‘christian brothers’ was putting his money on the Cardinal from Argentina – he was right! Many people had been rehashing the ancient prophecies regarding End Times Popes – would the next Pope be black? Would he be the last Pope as predicted by Malachy?

Just remember that even if we are in End Times – God’s time does not run to the 24 hour clock that mankind uses. Frances 1 is a gift to the Church from The Holy Spirit – and he is a Jesuit. As my friend reminded me after the conclave was over:

If there is one thing the Holy Spirit does not know –
it is what the Jesuits are up to!

I pray his Papacy is fruitful and that the world will hear his message of love –
love from God above!

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So The Pope is Retiring – what happens next?

popeThe world awoke to the news today that Benedict XIV, Holy Roman Pontiff has announced he will be retiring at  8pm on February 28, 2013. This has caused consternation for Catholics world-wide as Popes do not normally retire!

However it is not without precedent, (It has been done before) but not for a very long time.

I grew up believing that like the King or Queen of England, The Holy Roman Pontiff was in that position until they drew their last breath. Even I was startled by this news. One of the first things I told my DH upon awakening and being told about the Papal situation was that he ought to read up on the works of St. Malachi  because the end-timers, prophets of doom and such like will be out in droves looking to see if the next Pontiff is of dark skin. I will get to that in a minute.

For those like me who figured Benedict would be with us until he is called to his spiritual eternal home, perhaps a read of this will help you to learn the history of retirements in the Papacy.

The article was written during the Papacy of John Paul II and makes very interesting reading:

Can The Pope Retire?

The Holy Father may retire if he chooses. The Code of Canon Law states, “If it should happen that the Roman Pontiff resigns his office, it is required for validity that he makes the resignation freely and that it be duly manifested, but not that it be accepted by anyone” (Canon 332, No. 2). Nevertheless, when a pope is elected as the Successor of St. Peter, the Church expects that he will remain in office until his death.

However, in the history of the Church, a few popes have resigned for various reasons, and a few have been deposed for various reasons. Click the Link for the complete article.

A little about St. Malachy (referred to a moment ago): Malachy, a catholic priest serving in the 11th century, reportedly made a long series of predictions concerning future popes. According to his prediction, only one pope will take office following the current Pope Benedict. This pope will be known as “Peter The Roman”, and will serve during the reign of the Antichrist.

Even as I am writing this, news media have begun speculation as to who the next Pope will be (may be) and as to the colour of his skin. They speculate also as to his character and spiritual choices. Many believe the Papacy needs to modernize itself and be more ‘in touch’ with the younger generation. Others believe the Catholic Church should remain stoic – keep strictly to the standards set by Jesus Christ. These are two opposing points of view, which are not helped by the crisis in the Church over sexual abuse – worldwide.

Are we in end times now? The Bible tells us clearly there will be signs see Mark 13:32 , but this is NOT the end there is much more to come……. I am a Follower of Jesus Christ and I await His return. Is it imminent? I do not know – would be great if it was! Am I afraid – why should I be!

I feel the Catholic Church will be in emotional and spiritual pain right now – but those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. Is.40:31

If the Roman Church is to collapse then so be it. God leads  those who trust in Him. I place my hope and trust firmly in Him.

 

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There is nowhere to hide

Normally speaking  I prefer to either write my own blog posts or link to another I want to share. Today I felt like giving you the entire story here, with a link you can follow up with, if you so desire.

giglioPastor Louie Giglio is known to many Christians – for his You Tubes and challenging sermons that youth in particular are drawn to. I believe that through his ministry he has drawn many hundreds ( more?) to Jesus Christ. The following will make your hair curl I believe!

A new chapter in America’s moral revolution came last week as Atlanta pastor Louie Giglio withdrew from giving the benediction at President Obama’s second inaugural ceremony.

In a statement released to the White House and the Presidential Inaugural Committee, Giglio said that he withdrew because of the furor that emerged after a liberal watchdog group revealed that almost twenty years ago he had preached a sermon in which he had stated that homosexuality is a sin and that the “only way out of a homosexual lifestyle … is through the healing power of Jesus.”

In other words, a Christian pastor has been effectively disinvited from delivering an inaugural prayer because he believes and teaches Christian truth.

The fact that Giglio was actually disinvited was made clear in a statement from Addie Whisenant of the Presidential Inaugural Committee:

“We were not aware of Pastor Giglio’s past comments at the time of his selection, and they don’t reflect our desire to celebrate the strength and diversity of our country at this inaugural.

Pastor Giglio was asked to deliver the benediction in large part because of his leadership in combating human trafficking around the world. As we now work to select someone to deliver the benediction, we will ensure their beliefs reflect this administration’s vision of inclusion and acceptance for all Americans.”

That statement is, in effect, an embarrassed apology for having invited Louie Giglio in the first place. Whisenant’s statement apologizes for the Presidential Inaugural Committee’s failure to make certain that their selection had never, at any time, for any reason, believed that homosexuality is less than a perfectly acceptable lifestyle.

The committee then promised to repent and learn from their failure, committing to select a replacement who would “reflect this administration’s vision of inclusion and acceptance.”

The imbroglio over Louie Giglio is the clearest evidence of the new Moral McCarthyism of our sexually “tolerant” age. During the infamous McCarthy hearings, witnesses would be asked, “Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?”

In the version now to be employed by the Presidential Inaugural Committee, the question will be: “Are you now or have you ever been one who believes that homosexuality (or bisexuality, or transsexualism, etc.) is anything less than morally acceptable and worthy of celebration?”

Louie Giglio, pastor of Atlanta’s Passion City Church, is also founder of the Passion movement that brings tens of thousands of Christian young people together to hear Giglio, along with speakers such as John Piper.

They urge a rising generation of young Christians to make a passionate commitment to Christ. In recent years, the movement has also sought to raise awareness and activism among young Christians on the issue of sex trafficking. It was that activism that caught the attention of both President Obama and the Presidential Inaugural Committee.

Note carefully that both the White House and the committee were ready to celebrate Giglio’s activism on sex trafficking, but all that was swept away by the Moral McCarthyism on the question of homosexuality.

Two other dimensions of this story also demand attention. First, we should note that Louie Giglio has not been known lately for taking any stand on the issue of homosexuality. To the contrary, Giglio’s own statement withdrawing from the invitation made this clear:
“Due to a message of mine that has surfaced from 15-20 years ago, it is likely that my participation, and the prayer I would offer, will be dwarfed by those seeking to make their agenda the focal point of the inauguration.

Clearly, speaking on this issue has not been in the range of my priorities in the past fifteen years. Instead, my aim has been to call people to ultimate significance as we make much of Jesus Christ.”

A fair-minded reading of that statement indicates that Pastor Giglio has strategically avoided any confrontation with the issue of homosexuality for at least fifteen years.
The issue “has not been in the range of my priorities,” he said. Given the Bible’s insistance that sexual morality is inseparable from our “ultimate significance as we make much of Jesus Christ,” this must have been a difficult strategy. It is also a strategy that is very attractive to those who want to avoid being castigated as intolerant or homophobic.

As this controversy makes abundantly clear, it is a failed strategy. Louie Giglio was cast out of the circle of the acceptable simply because a liberal watchdog group found one sermon he preached almost twenty years ago.

If a preacher has ever taken a stand on biblical conviction, he risks being exposed decades after the fact. Anyone who teaches at any time, to any degree, that homosexual behavior is a sin is now to be cast out.

Second, we should note that Pastor Giglio’s sermon was, as we would expect and hope, filled with grace and the promise of the Gospel. Giglio did not just state that homosexuals are sinners — he made clear that every single human being is a sinner, in need of the redemption that is found only in Jesus Christ.

“We’ve got to say to the homosexuals, the same thing that I say to you and that you would say to me … It’s not easy to change, but it’s possible to change,” he preached. He pointed his congregation, gay and straight, to “the healing power of Jesus.” He called his entire congregation to repent and come to Christ by faith.

That is the quintessential Christian Gospel. That is undiluted biblical truth. Those words are the consensus of the Church for over 2,000 years, and the firm belief held by the vast majority of Christians around the world today.

The Presidential Inaugural Committee and the White House have now declared historic, biblical Christianity to be out of bounds, casting it off the inaugural program as an embarrassment.

By its newly articulated standard, any preacher who holds to the faith of the church for the last 2,000 years is persona non grata. By this standard, no Roman Catholic prelate or priest can participate in the ceremony.

No Evangelical who holds to biblical orthodoxy is welcome. The vast majority of Christians around the world have been disinvited. Mormons, and the rabbis of Orthodox Judaism are out.

Any Muslim imam who could walk freely in Cairo would be denied a place on the inaugural program. Billy Graham, who participated in at least ten presidential inaugurations is welcome no more. Rick Warren, who incited a similar controversy when he prayed at President Obama’s first inauguration, is way out of bounds. In the span of just four years, the rules are fully changed.

The gauntlet was thrown down yesterday, and the axe fell today. Wayne Besen, founder of the activist group Truth Wins Out, told The New York Times yesterday: “It is imperative that Giglio clarify his remarks and explain whether he has evolved on gay rights, like so many other faith and political leaders. It would be a shame to select a preacher with backward views on LBGT people at a moment when the nation is rapidly moving forward on our issues.”

And there you have it — anyone who has ever believed that homosexuality is morally problematic in any way must now offer public repentance and evidence of having “evolved” on the question. This is the language that President Obama used of his own “evolving” position on same-sex marriage.

This is what is now openly demanded of Christians today. If you want to avoid being thrown off the program, you had better learn to evolve fast, and repent in public.

This is precisely what biblical Christians cannot do. While seeking to be gentle in spirit and ruthlessly Gospel-centered in speaking of any sin, we cannot cease to speak of sin as sin.
To do so is not only to deny the authority of Scripture, not only to reject the moral consensus of the saints, but it undermines the Gospel itself. The Gospel makes no sense, and is robbed of its saving power, if sin is denied as sin.

An imbroglio is a painful and embarrassing conflict. The imbroglio surrounding Louie Giglio is not only painful, it is revealing. We now see the new Moral McCarthyism in its undisguised and unvarnished reality.

If you are a Christian, get ready for the question you will now undoubtedly face: “Do you now or have you ever believed that homosexuality is a sin?” There is nowhere to hide.

I KNOW where I stand – have you made your choice?

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Christmas time is made for love… and yet the families of the innocent CT victims will be struggling to find answers as to WHY Lord did this happen………….

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DepressedWomanatComputerIt is depressing (no pun intended) to be sitting at the computer on Christmas Eve contemplating the murders, suicides and other tragedies that are known to have occurred due to legally prescribed medications. Yes you read that correctly – LEGALLY PRESCRIBED by doctors with credentials – those who should know what the side effects are, if any, of the drugs they are prescribing.

The World Health Organisation tells us:

  • Unintended, harmful reactions to medicines      (known as adverse drug reactions) are among the leading causes of death in      many countries.
  • The majority of adverse drug reactions (ADR)      are preventable.
  • People in every country of the world are      affected by ADRs.
  • In some countries ADR-related costs, such as      hospitalization, surgery and lost productivity, exceed the cost of the      medications.
  • No medicine is risk free. Vigilant assessment      of the risks and benefits of medicines promotes patient…

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Not Only Christmas Day

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Lord, this is my prayer
Not only on Christmas Day
But until I see You face to face
May I live my life this way:

Just like the baby Jesus
I ever hope to be,
Resting in Your loving arms
Trusting in Your sovereignty.
And like the growing Christ child
In wisdom daily learning,
May I ever seek to know You
With my mind and spirit yearning.
Like the Son so faithful
Let me follow in Your light,
Meek and bold, humble and strong
Not afraid to face the night.
Nor cowardly to suffer
And stand for truth alone,
Knowing that Your kingdom
Awaits my going home.
Not afraid to sacrifice
Though great may be the cost,
Mindful how You rescued me
From broken-hearted loss.
Like my risen Savior
The babe, the child, the Son,
May my life forever speak
Of who You are and all You’ve done.
So while this world rejoices
And celebrates Your birth,
I treasure You, the greatest gift
Unequaled in Your worth.
I long to hear the same words
That welcomed home Your Son,
“Come, good and faithful servant,”
Your Master says, “Well done.”
And may heaven welcome others
Who will join with me in praise
Because I lived for Jesus Christ
Not only Christmas Day

— Mary Fairchild

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Christian YouTube’s

For those who enjoy Christian Word – spoken by Christians, recorded as spoken by Christians, and of the Word of God….. there are a couple of new You Tubes just posted:

Could say ‘prayerful’ could also say ‘thought provoking’…….  enjoy 

Trust in The Lord – Bible Sayings with instrumental music
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-nbbTD1450&feature=youtu.be
Christian Sayings with instrumental music
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nYtQYT2rzs

 

 

 

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Trusting In The Lord – My Spot

I have a Dear Friend who recently told me that her lovely daughter had come to her with tales of the end of the world about to happen.

She obviously had been discussing this with her peer group, her friends, and the possibility of this happening – which seems so real to her young mind, scared the dickens out of her – so much so that she ended up with a terrible migraine through fear.

She had heard about and seen on the news, stories of terrible weather conditions happening on just about every continent. The increased number of earthquakes  and volcanoes causing untold devastation and loss of life. Then there were the floods and droughts, the mud slides and food shortages. Daily there were reports of war and rumours of other neighbouring countries preparing for all out battles. Of course there were the rumours of the imminent end of the world etched in the not well understood MAYAN Calendar which people were saying foretold world ending scenarios for 12th of December 2012 – yes this very month this very year.

Of course most of us are well aware there have been many psychic‘s (some nut cases) and other groups predicting the coming of the end of the world. Claiming very loudly the time, the date and the place. What they were all doing in my estimation was playing at being God, after all Jesus did tell us in no uncertain terms that even He did not have that information – Only God The Father knew. So when anyone tries to give you a specific time and date you know they are deadly wrong! They have all be wrong so far!!! 

The holy books of the world three great monotheistic religions, Jewish, Christian and Muslim all tell of a time when there will be signs in the Heavens and on the Earth (like water turning into blood)  and devastation so great that none will be able to live through it – death and destruction will be uncountable. If I read my bible correctly, only a very small percentage of the human race will live through – survive this terrible ordeal, and ONLY then because the Lord God – Jesus Christ will return and His Kingdom  – His Reign on Earth will commence – as the evil one – the real underlying cause of these hellish disasters will be thrown into the pit of hell. 

It is no wonder this young woman was in fear – so should we all be – this is not going to be something like a blockbuster movie scenario, where it all is over in three hours with an onscreen hero saving the day.

But should she be getting herself into panic mode and migraine mode right now? or would she be far better off teaching her heart to follow Jesus?  It has been said: The devil delights in distorting the character of God whenever possible., so we need to turn to His Word and lean on His understanding, not what some youthful frightened friends are passing around as soon to happen doom and gloom scenarios.  There is I believe both healthy and unhealthy fear.  The unhealthy type breeds distress and maybe even migraines, while the healthy type (from a Christian perspective) will turn us towards God, towards the one – the ONLY ONE who can save us.

The devil wants people to see God as a vengeful tyrant or a divine Santa Claus that can do no harm. Of course, both extremes are false. The same God who destroyed the world in Noah’s day and sent fiery brimstone upon Sodom and Gomorrah, also sent His Son to die on the cross for our sins. (John 3:16) In short, God reveals His love for the human race in a well-documented balance between justice and mercy. Bible history proves that God is longsuffering. He extends mercy to sinners day after day, year after year – until the day comes when extended mercy no longer has any redeeming effect. Then, God justifiably responds in wrath to deal with defiant rebellion. 

After all he said follow me….  He also said I will give you rest… and more importantly He said trust in me.

Who do you know that is trustworthy? I mean, really trustworthy. Do you know anyone that you could trust with your life? With your money? With your home? Your new car? If you do, then you know there is a special bond between you. One of the reasons you are able to trust another so much is because of the character of that person. You can’t trust a thief or a liar. It also seems you can’t trust a politician or a bureaucrat.  But you can trust someone who has a track record of integrity, honesty, faithfulness, etc. So, in a very real sense, trust (faith) is only as good as the one you put it in.

God is trustworthy. The Bible tells us to trust God. In fact, the middle verse of the Bible is Psalm 118:9 which says “It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes,” (KJV). While we sleep, the Lord is awake. Though we cannot see the path ahead of us with all its blessings and troubles, the Lord sees it and guides us through it with His love. These are truths we need to hear. Has not the Lord been ruling the world before we were born? Most assuredly yes. Will He not rule it in the future? Of course. Since these are both true, then should not all of us Christians be trusting the Lord to rule not only this world but also our lives in the present and the New Life to Come?

End of the World? Doom and Gloom? or a future filled with hope and love….. It all depends on your outlook, on your perspective. You Choose who you will believe in – who you will trust in. To paraphrase Joshua (24:15) For My Husband and I… we will trust in (have faith in) the Lord God, He is our strength and our shield (Ps28:7)

 

Maranatha – Come Lord Jesus

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Consensual Sex with Animals – but not in Germany!

Australian Senator Cory Bernardi was forced to resign over remarks about bestiality – during the debate on same-sex marriage. A vast hue and cry was heard from supporters of the same-sex marriage debate – calling the Senators comments ridiculous and un called for. The sense was that this would not ever come about simply because couples of the same-sex wanted to be allowed to marry their partners. I believe the Senator was merely showing what would happen (in his estimation) when sovereign laws were altered, done away with or moral standards lowered. He was belittled and made to step down.

However he has been show to be a man of foresight as well as one of a high ethical standard.

Germany to Ban Sex with Animals
Germany plans to slap a fine of up to 25,000 euros on people having sexual relations with pets, but zoophiles plan to fight the move. They say there’s nothing wrong with consensual sex and that the true violations of animal rights are taking place in the farming industry
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I ponder on the statement above as to how your cow, horse, donkey, dog, sheep or goldfish can actually consent to a sexual relationship with a different species.

One needs ask: in nature (the wild animal kingdom) when does a male and a female, of the same species mate, have what we would term – sexual intercourse? Are they anything at all like humans who not only enjoy sexual relations for physical and emotional pleasure, but also mate to procreate? The answer is ambiguous, however  some zoologists have stated that Dolphins and Bonobo Monkeys seem to have sex outside of the breeding period.  What does seem apparent though is that this sex is with its own species and predominantly as a means of increasing the pack… the species.

I make no secret of my Christian heritage, affiliation and love of The Lord Jesus Christ. I am no saint – and have sought forgiveness. Having said that I believe it is most important to point out clearly why I believe bestiality is wrong.

I believe it to be an unnatural perversion. Clearly, human beings were designed/intended to mate with other human beings, not animals. In the creation account, none of the animals were “suitable” for Adam Genesis 2:20-14 God created a mate for Adam.

21 So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. 22 And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. 23 Then the man said,

“This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.” Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.

Ah…… lest we forget, the very next verse reminds us that the crafty serpent was hanging around, eagerly ready to entice Adam and his mate into plenty of evil and unnatural acts!   Question: “What does the Bible say about bestiality?”

Time to wrap this up now, but with a word to Senator Bernardi. I admire your backbone Senator. I wish more in our government were like you.

Till next time…………..

 

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Lamb of God

 

The Jewish Encyclopaedia
tells us about the sacrificial lamb:

The sacrifice which the Israelites offered at the command of God, during the night before the Exodus from Egypt, and which they ate with special ceremonies according to divine direction. The blood of this sacrifice sprinkled on the door-posts of the Israelites was to be a sign to the angel of death, when passing through the land to slay the first-born of the Egyptians that night that he should pass by the houses of the Israelites (Ex. xii. 1-23). This is called in the Mishnah the “Egyptian Passover sacrifice” (“Pesaḥ Miẓrayim”; Pes. ix. 5). It was ordained, furthermore (Ex. xii. 24-27), that this observance should be repeated annually for all time.

Have you ever wondered how many animals without blemish have to be killed each year at this special feast in the Jewish Calender?

Josephus records that, when he lived in the middle of the first century, the Romans took a census of all of the lambs that were killed in Jerusalem for Passover one year. They tallied 256,000 lambs killed for just one Passover observance—more than a quarter million lambs died to illustrate a lesson!

That is an approximation for just one year in Jerusalem. Remember won’t you that after 70AD when Jerusalem Fell – the Jewish Community was dispersed to all corners of the globe – yet when they could they continued this sacrificial obligation – even unto this very day in Orthodox Jewish homes and Synagogues.

No religious act in the Old Testament was complete unless accompanied with sacrifice; the system was designed by God with the intention of awakening a consciousness of sin and uncleanness and of showing the possibility of obtaining the forgiveness of sin and becoming righteous before God.

The presenting to God a gift of a portion of the results of one’s labor implied a surrender of the person to God. But man is unholy and sinful, and is thus unable to surrender himself to the holy God. Therefore, laying the hand upon the head of the animal was a symbol of transferring to the victim of the sacrifice the sinfulness of the offeror. The animal thus took the place of the offeror and became his substitute; and the killing of the animal pointed out the necessity of death of the man whose sin alienates him from God. (Source)

I am not able to calculate the number of animals sacrificially slaughtered under Mosaic Law every year:  So kill the Passover, and sanctify yourselves, and prepare your brethren that they may do according to the word of the LORD by the hand of Moses. My mind cannot work in numbers of such magnitude – can yours?

However my mind can count in singles – in units of ONE.

Christians know Jesus as their Passover Lamb – 
He died once and for all,
that sin would be forgiven.

In the Mosaic tradition the sacrifice is ordered to be repeated every year, by all Jews. In the Christian tradition the sacrifice was enacted once for ALL TIME. Jesus Christ does not have to be sacrificed every year.

It just is not possible for the blood of lambs or goats to take away sins. The only Son of God made the eternal sacrifice on our behalf; He took upon Himself the debt/burden of the sin of all humanity, so that we could be reconciled with God.

John W. Ritenbaugh tells us:

Perhaps it would help us to understand why God tells the Israelites in Exodus 12 that keeping Passover should be a family affair. It was not to be done at the Temple or Tabernacle. In His instructions, God specifies that nearly every family should kill its own lamb (Exodus 12:3-4). He desires to make the point to every individual that he is responsible for the death of the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ!

However, consider this: The overwhelming majority of those Israelite families were not rich. Most of them had only small flocks and herds, so they had just a few sheep and very few lambs. In most cases, they lived with their animals, and whenever they put a lamb to death on Passover, it was quite likely the family pet! They killed something very close to them, a living thing to which they had emotional attachments. Millions of beloved pets died over centuries! Perhaps this can provide us more insight to see that nothing is too great a price for God to pay for us.

Sacrifices, as such, had no power in themselves to heal the rupture between God and man, because an animal cannot make an adequate satisfaction for the sin and guilt of man. When Jesus Christ, the sinless and righteous God-man, voluntarily offered Himself on the Cross, He fulfilled the Law of sacrifices and ordinances; and the typical meaning of each sacrifice and offering was brought out in full.

We are free – no longer do we need to make
perpetual sacrifices to alleviate our sinfulness.

Thank You Lord Jesus, for taking upon yourself my sin. I am your child; I bow to your instruction and follow you as my eternal shepherd. AMEN.

 

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