Friday, 13 May 2011

There is no atonement for sin without sacrificial blood

In the Old Testament, especially in the Torah (the first five books of the Bible), we come across specific instructions involving blood sacrifices that were performed according to specific instructions. Without these blood sacrifices there would be no redemption from sin and its devastating consequences. It is only upon REPENTANCE of sin, and BLOOD sacrifice that God reinstated His relationship, grace, and mercy.

"[In fact] under the Law almost everything is purified by means of blood, and without the shedding of blood there is neither release from sin and its guilt nor the remission of the due and merited punishment for sins." – Heb 9:22

The Blood of Jesus guarantees a life of victory

"But now in Christ Jesus, you who once were [so] far away, through (by, in) the blood of Christ have been brought near." – Eph 2:13

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Feeling guilty about not reading your bible?

When you go for a few days without spending time in God’s Word, you shouldn’t be feeling guilty, you should be feeling hungry.

Reading your Bible just because you feel like it’s your duty or obligation as a Christian, is a dead work. Reading your Bible because you want to receive what is written on those pages is what it’s all about.

Read the complete post on the Spiritual Warfare and Deliverance Blog by Robert L.

Monday, 18 April 2011

Jesus never lost a single battle against Satan. How did He do this?

"Then Jesus was led (guided) by the [Holy] Spirit into the wilderness (desert) to be tempted (tested and tried) by the devil." - Mat 4:1

Matthew 4:1-11 gives testimony of a time when Jesus was tempted by the devil. During the 40 days that Jesus spent in the desert he came under spiritual attack on three occasions. The devil had the courage and audacity to try and tempt Jesus, the Son of God. If Satan could go into a battle that he knew he couldn't win, he most certainly will go into a battle against you, especially if you are a born-again Christian. Please do not be deceived into thinking that the devil will leave you alone.

So many Christians are confused by this, or choose to ignore the fact that they could be under spiritual attack. Perhaps you feel that spiritual warfare is not your cup of tea, and you would prefer not to go into the details thereof. Perhaps your pastor told you that your salvation is the beginning of a new and better life, but you still experience defeat (sometimes more than before you invited Jesus into your life). It is important to know that your salvation could be at risk if you ignore the devil's attempts to lead you away from God.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

An ancient war continues

In the 12th chapter of Revelations we read about a war in heaven. This is a war that resulted in the dragon (Satan), together with a third of the angels who followed him, to be cast out of heaven into the earth.

"And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him." – Rev 12:10

This is an ancient battle that not only continues to this day, but intensifies as we draw closer to the end-times. When Satan and his followers (demons / evil spirits) were cast down to earth they certainly had no intentions to make this world, created by God (their nemesis), a better place. You don't have to believe in this raging battle in order for it to exist. In fact, it is becoming harder to ignore its existence, since it only makes sense that Satan will increase his efforts as his time runs out.