Apostle Grace Lubega
Hebrews 9:22(KJV); And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission
In the great equation of the remission of sins, some people seem to erroneously slip in the factor of repentance while subtracting the factor of blood.
Such assume that it is repentance and repentance alone that remits sin.
The result of this teaching is that men focus so much on repentance and forget what Christ did at the cross.
The attention shifts from the finished work at Calvary to what men can do to make themselves ‘better and cleaner’ before God.
When we preach repentance and forget the blood, we lean towards the law. It is only by pointing men to the blood that we open their eyes to grace.
Repentance without the understanding of this blood was the doctrine of John the Baptist(Mark 1:4). It is what Apollos preached until Priscilla and Aquila expounded to him the way of God more perfectly (Acts 18:24-26).
What did the blood do? The blood saved us to the uttermost(Hebrews 7:25) and dealt with sin, past, present and future.
Repentance alone does not take away sin; it is incomplete without the shedding of blood. In this understanding is true liberty.
FURTHER STUDY: Mark 1:4, Acts 18:24-26
GOLDEN NUGGET: The blood saved us to the uttermost and dealt with sin, past, present and future. Repentance alone does not take away sin; it is incomplete without the shedding of blood. In this understanding is true liberty.
PRAYER: Father, I thank You for this Word. I have received its understanding and walk in its reality. I believe that You have saved me to the uttermost and I have victory over sin and the dominion of the enemy. My mind is renewed and transformed in this liberty. In Jesus’ name, Amen.