April 25, 2018
THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF JESUS III Dr. David R, Landis 4/25/18-0
Text: I Peter 1:19 “precious blood”
Review: 1. Gentile meant no covenant.
- Ephesians 2:13-19 We are no longer strangers and aliens.
- Throughout the world we see covenants from what God started.
- Covenants produce: weak becomes stronger and stronger becomes stronger, no longer can either party be taken advantage of, for love’s sake
- I Samuel 17:57-18:4 Jonathon and David.
- Not only did it effect Jonathon but his descendants (II Samuel 7:1-9:1).
- Mephibosheth was hiding in Lodibar but was discovered and brought to the palace and got to eat from the king’s table.
- Romans 5:11 Jesus’ blood does not just cover our sin but propitiates it.
- Celebrating communion is receiving the power of the blood which Jesus shed.
- We are fellowshipping together in the blood of the Lamb.
- I Corinthians 11:29,30 When we take it without placing worth on it we bring the curse on us. It is a type of Passover. Those who didn’t follow the instructions brought the curse upon their homes.
- Matthew 26:29 Jesus is now eating and drinking with us.
- Romans 3;23-25 We all have sinned and Jesus is our propitiation or redemption.
- I Corinthians 11:31-32 We can avoid the judgment of the world which is poverty, sickness, social problems, captivity, death, hunger (Deuteronomy 28).
- Romans 1:25-32 The judgment for the world is death. Physical and spiritual death.
- Revelation 2:4 “first love” or love feasts = “Public banquets of a frugal kind instituted by the early Christian church and connected with the celebration of the Lord’s supper. The provisions were contributed by the more wealthy individuals and were made common to all Christians , whether poor or rich. Portions were also sent to the sick and absent members. These love feasts were intended as an exhibition of that mutual love which is required by the Christian faith, but as they became subject to abuses they were discontinued.” The Complete Word Study Dictionary New Testament
- Eating together is a social custom in the mid-east. To offer somebody a glass of water meant you were friends for a year. To have dinner with somebody meant you were friends forever. It also disqualified you to openly testifying against them in a court of law.
- Abuses: divisions, heresies (sometimes people leave here because God is cleaning house), not enough food for all, getting drunk, judging others, not placing worth on Jesus’ sacrifice and not placing worth on the value of the other members which was causing them to be weak, sickly and dying prematurely.
- If running from an enemy and you went into a Bedouin camp, they were required to welcome you. They would be obligated to keep you for two nights and a day. The enemy would have to wait and perhaps his anger would subside and cool heads would prevail. Psalm 23:5 “He prepares a table before me in the presence of my enemies”.
III. Yom Kippor or kippurim oe Hebrew for atonement. The day of atonement.
- The high priest killed a lamb for himself and the people.
- 9 times in Old Testament and meant coverings.
2.. Matthew 5:32 Jesus and the bill of divorcement. Jesus was thinking of the balance of the year, not for ever and ever one would be commiting adultery. There are acts of adultery but no such thing as living in adultery. Present aorist tense of the verb.
- There is a difference between forgiveness and remittance of sin.
- Forgiveness is a releasing or giving up of one’s right to punish or get even with.
- Remittance means, “to stop being or wiped out”.
- Justified means, “to declare one righteous or innocent”.
- We are guilty but declared innocent.
- We couldn’t keep the covenant so justice had to be pronounced. Romans 5:19 death came through Adam but righteousness through Jesus.
- The law and priesthood instituted to cover man’s constant breaking of the law.
- It was protecting the original Abrahamic covenant.
- God threatened to destroy the Israelites but Moses reminded Him of His covenant He had with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
- God repented or changed His mind.
- Galatians 3:29 We have rights and privileges because of the bloodline of Abraham.
III. The Old Covenant was a shadow of the New Covenant.
- In the Old Covenant the high priest did not sit down. Jesus has sat down because the work is done.
- Hebrews 7:25 We are saved to the uttermost.
- Jesus is still ministering for us through prayers, receiving of tithes and worship.
- The New Covenant is sealed with the new birth. And circumcision is now of the heart.