Saturday, February 21, 2009

Sin, Savior and Sacrifice

Today we read of a slain goat and a scape-goat. A dying goat and a delivering goat. Christ became both our sacrifice and Savior.

Websters tells us that a scapegoat is "one who is punished for the errors of others; a goat that departs". There is something different about our Scapegoat, He is resurrected and returns.

There is only One who can take away our sins. Hebrews 10:3-4, "But those sacrifices are an annual reminder of sins, because it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins".

Isaiah 53:6 tells us that the Lord has laid on Christ the iniquity of us all.

"How much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God. (Hebrews 9:14)

To experience this cleansing, we must first acknowledge our sin, confess our sin, repent and then receive through faith. Romans 4:8 tells us that our sin will never be counted against us. We have been freed from a guilty conscience and freed to love, serve and follow Christ.

John 1:29, "Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!”

Has He removed your sin? He can today. Today you can know His forgiveness.

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