• 27 January 2016 – What the Blood of Christ Does

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    Scriptures Referenced

    1. The BLOOD remits sins (Matt. 26:28).

    Matthew 26:27-29Amplified Bible (AMP)

    27 And when He had taken a cup and [a]given thanks, He gave it to them,
    saying, “Drink from it, all of you;

    28 
    for this is My blood of the
    [new and better] covenant, which [ratifies the agreement and] is being poured out for many [as a 
    [b]substitutionary atonement] for the forgiveness of sins.

    29 But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine
    from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom.”

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    2. The BLOOD gives life to those who consume it (John 6:53).

    John 6:52-54Amplified Bible (AMP)

    52 Then the Jews began to argue with one another, saying, “How can this man give us His flesh to eat?”

    53 
    And Jesus said to them, “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, unless
    you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood [unless you believe in Me
    as Savior and believe in the saving power of My blood which will be shed for you],
    you do not have life in yourselves.

    54 The one who eats My flesh and drinks My blood [believes in Me, accepts Me as Savior] has eternal life [that is, now possesses it], and I will raise him up [from the dead] on the last day.

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    3. The BLOOD causes us to dwell in Christ and He in us (John 6:56).

    John 6:55-57Amplified Bible (AMP)

    55 For My flesh is true [spiritual] food, and My blood is true [spiritual] drink.

    56 He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood [believes in Me, accepts Me as Savior] remains in Me, and I [in the same way remain] in him.

    57 
    Just as the living Father sent Me,
    and I live because of the Father, even so the one who feeds on Me
    [believes in Me, accepts Me as Savior] will also live because of Me.

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    4. The BLOOD is the means by which Jesus purchased the church (Acts 20:28).

    Acts 20:27-29Amplified Bible (AMP)

    27 For I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole purpose and plan of God.

    28 Take care and be on guard for yourselves and for the whole flock over which the Holy Spirit
    has appointed you as overseers, to shepherd (tend, feed, guide) the church of God
    which He bought with His own blood.

    29 
    I know that after I am gone, [false teachers like] ferocious wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock;

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    5. The BLOOD is the means by which Jesus becomes our atonement through faith (Rom. 3:25).

    Romans 3:24-26Amplified Bible (AMP)

    24 and are being justified [declared free of the guilt of sin, made acceptable to God,
    and granted eternal life] as a gift by His [precious, undeserved] [a]grace,
    through the redemption [the payment for our sin] which is [provided] in Christ Jesus,

    25 whom God displayed publicly [before the eyes of the world] as a [life-giving] [b]sacrifice of atonement and reconciliation (propitiation) by His blood [to be received] through faith.This was to demonstrate His righteousness [which demands punishment for sin],
    because in His forbearance [His deliberate restraint] He passed over the sins
    previously committed [before Jesus’ crucifixion].

    26 It was to demonstrate His righteousness at the present time, so that
    He would be just and the One who justifies those who have faith in Jesus [and rely confidently on Him as Savior].

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    Mark 16:17  New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

    17 And these signs will accompany those who believe:
    by using my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues;
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    James 1:22  New King James Version (NKJV)

    22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

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    James 4:6  New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
    6 But he gives all the more grace; therefore it says,

    “God opposes the proud,
    but gives grace to the humble.”
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    2 Corinthians 13:5  Amplified Bible (AMP)

    5 Examine and test and evaluate your own selves to see whether you are holding to your faith
    and showing the proper fruits of it. Test and prove yourselves

    Do you not yourselves realize and know [thoroughly by an ever-increasing experience] that Jesus Christ is in you—unless you are [counterfeits] disapproved on trial and rejected?

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    Galatians 6:3 New King James Version (NKJV)

    3 For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.

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    1 Corinthians 8:2  Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

    2 Those who think they know something do not yet know anything as they should.
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    Luke 10:26-28  New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

    26 He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?” 
    27 He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul,
    and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.”
    28 And he said to him, “You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live.

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    James 1:22 New King James Version (NKJV)
    22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

    James 4:6  New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

    6 But he gives all the more grace; therefore it says,
    “God opposes the proud,
    but gives grace to the humble.”

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    2 Corinthians 13:5  Amplified Bible (AMP)

    Examine and test and evaluate your own selves to see whether you are holding to your faith
    and showing the proper fruits of it. Test and prove yourselves

    Do you not yourselves realize and know [thoroughly by an ever-increasing experience] that Jesus Christ is in you—unless you are [counterfeits] disapproved on trial and rejected?

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    Galatians 6:3 New King James Version (NKJV)

    3 For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.

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    1 Corinthians 8:2  Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

    2 Those who think they know something do not yet know anything as they should.

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    Luke 10:26-28  New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

    26 He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?” 
    27 He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul,
    and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.”
    28 And he said to him, “You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live.

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