Friday, June 13, 2008

Blood of Jesus

 One night in a church service a young woman felt the tug of God
at her heart. She responded to God's call and accepted Jesus as her
Lord and Savior. The young woman had a very rough past,involving alcohol,
 drugs, and prostitution. But, the change in her was evident.

As time went on she became a faithful member of the church. She
eventually became involved in the ministry, teaching young children. It
was not very long until this faithful young woman had caught the eye
and heart of the pastor's son.

The relationship grew and they began to make wedding plans. This is
when the problems began. You see, about one half of the church did not think
that a woman with a past such as hers was suitable for a pastor's
son.The church began to argue and fight about the matter. So they
decided to have a meeting. As the people made their arguments and
Tensions increased,the meeting was getting completely out of hand.

The young woman became very upset about all the things being brought up
about her past. As she began to cry, the pastor's son stood to speak.
He could not bear the pain it was causing his wife-to-be. He began to
speak and his statement was this: "My fianci's past is not what is on trial
here. What you are questioning is the ability of the blood of Jesus to
wash away sin. Today you have put the blood of Jesus on trial. So, does
it wash away sin or not? The whole church began to weep as they
realized that they had been slandering the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Too often, even as Christians, we bring up the past and use it as a
weapon against our brothers and sisters. Forgiveness is a very
foundational part of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. If the blood
of Jesus does not cleanse the other person completely then it cannot
cleanse us completely. If that is the case, then we are all in a lot of
trouble. What can wash away my sins? Nothing but the blood of Jesus!
End of case!!!

"Cast your burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain you. He shall
never suffer the righteous to be moved " Psalm 55:23

Here is the prayer:

"Father, I ask you to bless my friends, relatives and e-mail buddies
reading this right now. Show them a new revelation of your love and
power. Holy spirit, I ask you to minister to their spirit at this very
moment. Where there is pain, give them your peace and mercy. Where
there is self-doubt, release a renewed confidence through your grace. In
Jesus' precious name. Amen.

Jesus Loves you,

Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He will do it
(Psalm 37:5)

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