Faith of Jesus Christ

耶穌基督的信實

Propitiation

Romans 3:25-26 Whom God hath set forth [to be] a propitiation through faith in his blood as an evidence of his righteousness for the passover of sin-offerings that was done previously in the suffering of God, for the purpose of [revealing] the evidence of his righteousness in this time, to declare he himself is just and whoever [born] from the faith of Jesus is justified.

 

(original text in Greek) Rom 3:25 o}n proevqeto oJ qeoV" iJlasthvrion diaV (th'") pivstew" ejn tw'/ aujtou' ai{mati eij" e[ndeixin th'" dikaiosuvnh" aujtou' diaV thVn pavresin tw'n progegonovtwn aJmarthmavtwn 26 ejn th'/ ajnoch'/ tou' qeou', proV" thVn e[ndeixin th'" dikaiosuvnh" aujtou' ejn tw'/ nu'n kairw'/, eij" toV ei\nai aujtoVn divkaion kaiV dikaiou'nta toVn ejk pivstew" jIhsou'.

When Adam and Eve sinned against God in Eden, they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them. (Gen 3:21) Who sacrificed his own life and gave his own skin to cover Adam and Eve from God's wrath?

In the day of flood, GOD1 saw that the wickedness of man [was] great in the earth, and [that] every imagination2 of the thoughts of his heart [was] only evil continually. (Gen 6:5), who became the pitch (Heb.: cover, atonement, pacify, purge T*r+p^k*w+ see also Gen 32:20, Exo 29:33, Lev 1:4, Dan 9:24) that prevented flood (God's wrath) entering the ark (Gen 6:14) and saved Noah and his whole family?

In the day of famine, who suffered the sins of Joseph's brothers, sold Joseph (sold himself) and came down to Egypt to fulfill God's good will to save the whole family of Jacob?

In the night of Egypt, who became the lamb of passover, and his blood was shed to mark the door posts of his children as a propritiation to appease God's wrath such that the house of Israel might be passed over from God's judgement (destroyer) and be saved? (Exo 12:13)

On the cross, who bare with our transgression and sins against God, before he died on the cross and he still prayed for us to pacify God's anger saying “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do” (Luk 23:34)?

It's Him, Jesus, who come to cover us and became our propritiation: Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same (Heb 2:14); thus He Himself uses His flesh and blood to shield us from the consumption of God's judgement which is a flaming sword which turned every way (Gen 3:24), that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil (Heb 2:14), and return us to the way of the tree of life (Gen 3:24). And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. (Heb 2:15)

My dear brethren and sisters, there is no sin that Jesus cannot bear, neither there is tribulation that Jesus cannot overcome, His love never forsakes us from even before the beginning of the world (Eph 1:4)! Dear brethren and sisters, since we are born from the faith in His blood, and we have Jesus as our merciful and faithful high priest in front of God, to make reconciliation for our sins (Heb 2:17), we shall be strong and courageous to anchor our hope of salvation through the forerunner Jesus Christ who entered into the veil for us (Heb 6:19-20). Such that His merciful grace of salvation and His everlasting power of resurrection can cover us forever, Hallelujah, Amen!

 

1 Gen 6:5 GOD Heb.: JEHOVAH hw`hy+

2 Gen 6:5 every imagination Heb.: the whole purpose and desire rx#y}-lk*w+ 

 

Published on 08 Mar 2014 at 08:19PM under .

  • By Paul 11 Mar 2014 at 02:01PM

    Amen!


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