By His Blood

By His Blood – Pleasing God

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My friend, John Lynch has a great story in his book, Truefaced about the two roads of Christianity. On the one side the sign says, “Pleasing God,” and on the side the sign says “Trusting God.”

Many of us had taken the path of pleasing God, and we believe that to accomplish this, we need to live a life that is good, and do many things in His name. The problem is, many of us get trapped and move from pleasing God, ...

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By His Blood – Effortless Faith

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Imagine for a moment that you owned a car, and I offered to have a friend of mine come and clean and detail the car for you, for free. Now, while in that conversation, I happen to mention that my friend is a well-known car thief, with warrants for his arrest in over 25 countries. Now your reaction from what I have said, should be fear. In fact, no matter how much I tell you to trust me, relax and ...

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By His Blood – My God, My God why hast Thou Forsaken me?

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Matthew 27:46  And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

I’ve often wondered why the Holy Spirit never translated the words of Jesus in the above Scripture into Greek. In the earliest greek manuscripts, the above words appear in Hebrew. Further, every other time Jesus refers to God, he used the word, Father, but in this ...

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By His Blood – God’s Ultimate Purpose for Creation

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Ephesians 1:3 – 7  ¶Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:  According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:  Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,  To the praise of the ...

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By His Blood – The Positive Mission of the Holy Spirit

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John 16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
8  And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
9  Of sin, because they believe not on me;
10  Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, ...

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