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The Sacrifice

11/11/2017 in by Giovanna Heron   () comments

But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed (Isaiah 53:5)

When the Israelites were captives in Egypt, God directed them to take a lamb as a sacrifice – this lamb’s blood would save the lives of their first-born sons. The Lord would pass over their homes if the blood of that lamb was used to mark the tops and sides of the doorframe of the house. After that night, God instructed the Israelites to celebrate the Passover Feast to remember how He delivered their houses (Exodus 12: 27).

When Jesus ate the Passover meal with his disciples before his death, He told them that He would die soon. He took the wine and the bread, gave them to his disciples and said, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me”, and “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you” (Luke 22: 19&20).  Later that night, and into the next day He was carried away, tried, beaten, and crucified. He was without blemish, the Lamb that was slain.

The sacrificial blood of Jesus releases us from the captivity of sin. His resurrection gives us freedom over death. So that as believers being free from death, we have the hope of eternal life.



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