Saturday, March 22, 2008

Easter !+++


In Old Testament times, the priest would bring bulls, goats or a spotless lamb without any blemishes to be sacrificed as a sin offering for himself and for the people. The blood would purify and make atonement (forgive, make amends) for their sins. This was the old order of atonement. When Jesus came, He was a representation of the sacrificial lamb to take away the sins of the world. He was the final sacrifice. We no longer have to sacrifice animals to make atonement for our sins. Jesus has done this once and for all. It’s His blood that cleanses us from all sin. He was crucified on the cross (the form of execution in those days). The sin of the world was upon Him, yet He was without sin and blameless. He bore it all. This is why Jesus is referred to as the ‘Lamb of God’. He was bodily resurrected (came back to life) on the third day. He appeared to many – eating and drinking with them. He appeared to them for 40 days, then ascended (went up to) Heaven.Acts 1: 1-11

For further study look at:
Hebrews chapter 9

Leviticus chapter 4

Isaiah chapter 53

4 comments:

softinthehead said...

Happy Easter My Friend! Pam

Karen said...

Wow! Thank you for sharing that on your blog! Absolutely beautiful! I have added you in my Favorites! Karen

SympleTymes/PrimitiveRose said...

((((Pam))))) Hope your Easter was super great!! We are onna have together when ever this house sells and we get to move to TN! Last October we visited Virginia and plan to again!!!
Sherrie

SympleTymes/PrimitiveRose said...

Hi Karen Thank You for adding me
that was so nice! I added you also and Love your blog!!