i_kimi (@i_kimi)

6 days ago

When the Jewish people were in bondage in Egypt, God visited increasingly intense plagues on Pharaoh and the Egyptian people. To spare the Jews from the final, and most devastating, plague—the death of every firstborn child—God required an act of faith. He instructed His people to take a lamb's blood and smear it on their doorposts. That act of sacrifice, and displaying the shed blood, meant that the plague would pass over their homes, sparing their lives. It doesn't make human sense, does it? But it makes God-sense. The lifeblood of an innocent was required to atone for sin, to redeem the relationship between God and mankind. That was God's original plan in response to original sin. Each blood-stained doorpost in Egypt equaled the sacrifice of one innocent lamb. Now, God's people were not innocent. Their sin offended God. My sin offends God. Your sin offends God. And there's not a thing you can do about it. God already did everything about it. Soon, He would send the Lamb, who was slain from the foundation of the world. The final sacrifice that would finish His work of redeeming us, restoring us to Himself. All that's required from you is an act of faith. ~Skip Heitzig Bloodline Devo “For you know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors. And it was not paid with mere gold or silver, which lose their value. It was the precious blood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God. God chose him as your ransom long before the world began, but now in these last days he has been revealed for your sake.” ‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭1:18-20‬ ‭NLT‬‬

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