Sunday, October 12, 2014

Are You washed in the Blood of the Lamb

Today's hymn is a favorite of many.

And its message is profound.

The question for everyone is "Are you washed in the Blood of the Lamb?"

The Lambs sacrificed repeatedly in the Old Testament Jewish rituals were perfect spotless lambs. 

The lamb's death atoned temporarily for the sins of the people and was a picture of the future sacrifice of the the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ.

In the New Testament we see the fulfillment of that picture.


Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, was a perfect sinless man-God who paid the penalty for everyone's sins by sacrificing Himself as the Lamb.

This was a once and forever sacrifice that never has to be repeated.

His Blood cleanses from sin -- all sin

But a person has to acknowledge their sins and believe in and accept that substitute sacrifice.

That is what it means to be "washed in the blood of the lamb".

So with that by way of introduction