SALVATION EXECUTED BY WATER AND BLOOD (by Br. Roger Bekono)
The encounter between John the Baptist and Jesus Christ on earth was the turning point for mankind’s salvation. If you understand what this turning point means, then you will know, from that moment henceforth, things all changed.
Lets go now to Matthew chapter 3 to enable us to see properly.
But before we go there lets first deal with this question posed now in Leviticus chapter 1 where it says, anyone could lay their sins on the head of a live animal.
Yes, this is why God is going to make it very clear for us to understand what actually was been done from this personal laying on of hands to the specific hand laying in the New Testament. God explains it very well. Here in Leviticus chapter 1 wę see that it does not tell us anything about the transference of sin, it tells us nothing about what the laying on of hands really means. We learn nothing about the laying on of hands here, nothing, and we also know nothing! God says we must lay our hands on the head of a live animal sacrifice. What is hidden behind that laying on of hands? This is the mystery we must find out. You see why God is so very wise, and He will teach us exactly what this all means.
Please turn to Leviticus 16:21 and seegod teaching us what this laying on of hands actually means. Lets read it together, “Aaron shall lay both his hands on the head of the live goat, confess over it all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions, concerning all their sins, putting them on the head of the goat, and shall send it away into the wilderness by the hand of a suitable man.”
What did God say Aaron must do here on this day?
Now you can come to the understanding of what this laying on of hands really means and what it was all about. Here we see its meaning, where the sins of the people were transferred to the live sin offering by the laying on of the High Priests hands.
Now we turn to the New Testament to see John the Baptist baptizing Jesus Christ in the Jordan River. Jesus comes to John the Baptist and meets with him and instructs him saying, “Please baptize Me.’ On this, John first says, No, I can’t do such a thing for You. Jesus then says something very, very important to John in Matthew 3:15. Lets read it carefully to get it word for word from the NKJV, ““Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” The Bible clearly says that Jesus Christ told John the Baptist, saying, ‘John if this act of you laying your hands on My head and you baptizing Me is not done in accordance with Scripture then all righteousness cannot be fulfilled. And when the Bible speaks about all righteousness being fulfilled, what does it mean?
For all righteousness to be fulfilled means, that all things are going to be made right with God. And we know for everything to be made right with God, the wall of sin that separates mankind from God, must be broken down. Isaiah 59 tells us clearly that what separates us from God is sin, and if something that is going to unite us back with God then this wall of sin must be broken down completely. So, if all righteousness is being fulfilled, it means that the wall of sin is being broken down.
“Therefore, says Jesus, the sins of the world has now been passed on to Me. I am now taking responsibility of all your sins and all this sins of the world.”
No wonder we see this in John chapter 8 the woman caught in the very act of adultery Jesus confronted her accusers as they had stones in their hands ready to stone her to death. From verse 11 after these people were accusing this woman caught in adultery we see Jesus asking questions, and stooping down writing on the ground with His vinger. Then Jesus stood up and looked these people in the eyes, asking them all, “He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first.” And again He stooped down and wrote on the ground. Then they all left, starting from the oldest to the youngest leaving only Jesus and this woman. Jesus then asked her, ‘Where are your accusers?’ She replied, ‘I find no one Lord.” Then Jesus looked at her and said something beautiful. Let me tell you all something, this woman had something that all her accusers never had even though they thought they were the people of God. And I will tell you the secret today. Jesus told this woman, ‘Neither do I condemn you.’ Why did He say this to her, do you know?
Jesus said, “I did not come to condemn the world.” He said this because He was the one who was to be condemned. This is because the sins of the world were put on His body in the Jordan River, and He was to be judged for these sins on our behalf.
This was why He could say to her, “Neither do I condemn you, go and sin no more.”
He said, ‘Woman, go and don’t deny Me.’ This woman recognised Jesus and called Him Lord. By Jesus telling her to go and sin no more was for her to make sure that her testimony from this moment forth would stay with her, she must hold onto that testimony, that Jesus Christ is Lord.
Now here is an interesting thing. It was John the Baptist who baptized Jesus Christ. Let me give you a glaring example: When John the Baptist baptized Jesus, so all the sins of the world were put on to Jesus Christ. In Matthew 3:17, the Bible clearly tells us this: “And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” When Jesus was baptized and came up out of the water a voice came from heaven saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” This means God is passing the baton of acknowledgement and recognition. This is exactly what happened in Leviticus 1:4, where a sin sacrifice was being made ready and acceptable for sacrifice.
It is so glaringly clear where an offering is being made acceptable for sacrifice here.
Do you know why God had to save us at this time and with such assurance? Its because when hands were laid upon the live goats head there was no possibility of the goat to refuse it ot even to die for these sins. This process could never be reversed, it was irreversible. The goat could not refuse and say, ‘I won’t die for those sins again.’
Now you can see why God made the confirmation acceptable for that sacrifice. So what would Jesus do since He now was bearing all these sins on His body, since He had become sin for us? He had to be crucified and to shed His blood on the Cross. Here His blood was spilled.
Most people have not taken the time to clearly see what the Bible is teaching here like we are teaching you today.
To be able to confirm this gospel, word for word, from the Bible, let us now turn to 1 John, this is so very important. Before we do this, allow me to explain something to you for the sake of convenience and understanding and to end the basics for now.
Please, if you have any doubts or questions, then please let us know by emailing them to us, we encourage you to do this. We trust that every question will be fully answered in accordance with Gods Word.
Now I want you to turn to 1 John reading from verse 1 through to verse 10 and lets read it carefully and methodically so that we can grasp the truth in it.
“Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves Him who begot also loves him who is begotten of Him. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome. For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
This is He who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ; not only by water, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who bears witness, because the Spirit is truth. For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness on earth: the Spirit, the water, and the blood; and these three agree as one.
If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater; for this is the witness of God which He has testified of His Son. He who believes in the Son of God has the witness in himself; he who does not believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed the testimony that God has given of His Son.”
What we have heard so far is so very profound. From the beginning of this reading and from verse 2, it says, “By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments.” When legalists read this verse they will say, ‘You see, here it says that you must keep the commandments of God.’ But let me explain what these commandments are all about. The Bible says, ‘And His commandments are not burdensome’ - 1 John 5:3. May I ask you something, ‘what commandments do you think the Apostle John is speaking about here? Are the burdensome or are the unburden some?’ Let me tell you, the commandment you are thinking about are the burdensome ones, the law of Moses. Jesus says, ‘I give ou a new commandment,’ do you know this commandment? It is the new commandment which we must keep in our hearts, and that is, so please take special note: reading from verse 5, “Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?” And verse 6 says, “This is He who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ; not only by water, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who bears witness, because the Spirit is truth.” The Bible says clearly here that Jesus came by water and blood. Not only by water, but water and the blood. Have you ever given deep thoughts about the water of Jesus yet? Has anyone thought about the water of Jesus which was the laying on of hands by John the Baptist for the transference of sin? If you still have doubts about this water you are in great trouble. Many also falsely say that this water is the word of God. Lets read verses 5&6 from the Good News Bible, and lets see what it says, “Who can defeat the world? Only the person who believes that Jesus is the Son of God. Jesus Christ is the one who came with the water of his baptism and the blood of his death. He came not only with the water, but with both the water and the blood. And the Spirit himself testifies that this is true, because the Spirit is truth.” Oh Yes, here it is so clearly set out for us, this is what the Bible says about this truth. There is nothing more to say about this truth, so let us not play with it. God said it, so that settles it.
So now, let us go back to the commandments we must keep, reading from 1 John 3:22-23, “And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight. And this is His commandment: that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, as He gave us commandment.” Here we see clearly the commandments we must now keep, that is, that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another. We must keep in mind the new covenant is the commandments of God, that is, the will of God are all those things, it is to just believe in Jesus Christ in the proper way. Lets now read John 8:29, “And He who sent Me is with Me. The Father has not left Me alone, for I always do those things that please Him.” Many people viewed Jesus like some madman because of the things He did and said. Jesus turned to them and said, “And He who sent Me is with Me. The Father has not left Me alone, for I always do those things that please Him.” This was the only thing He said to them when they challenged Him with their thoughts. Listen, if you believe in Jesus in the most proper way think about what that can truly mean to you. Do you think if you believed in Christ properly you would be struggling, striving against the flesh, no you wouldn’t. This is why the Bible says clearly in John 5:6 that Jesus came by water and blood, and not only by water. The Bible also says that the Spirit bears witness of this truth. The Holy Spirit only comes to confirm the truth when a person understands and properly knows Jesus Christ, and only when that person has this truth in him of the water and the blood (baptism and blood of Jesus). The Bible says that only when a person has these two truths in his heart will the Holy Spirit come to bear witness to him. We all should know that the Holy Spirit is not sinful, nor can He tell a lie, He is the Spirit of Truth!
Now I will pose a question. ‘Do you think if you only know about the water that you will have the Holy Spirit? No, Never! And do you think if you only know about the blood that you will have the Holy Spirit? No, Never!’ You can only have the Holy Spirit when there is the witness of the water, the blood and the Spirit in your heart, and not before. The Holy Spirit will never lie, Never! He will never come and bear witness in you when all you know about is just the blood. This is what the Bible is saying here to us. The Holy Spirit will only come to you and bear witness to you when you have the witness of the water, the blood and the Spirit in your heart. The Lord God is saying to us that the truth is established by the testimony of two or three witnesses. So, it’s impossible for salvation of mankind to be established by the testimony of the blood only or even the water alone. There must be two witnesses according to the law. And these two witnesses are the water and the blood.
We can now continue reading this chapter from verse 7 & 8 where it says, “For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness on earth: the Spirit, the water, and the blood; and these three agree as one.” Thank God we have not yet gone to heaven an this does not hold us too tightly. So we see clearly here that there are three that bear witness on earth, that is, the Spirit, the water and the blood and all three agree as one. The Bible says these three agree as one. May I ask you a question, for its very important, ‘How do you see it? Do you see it as only one agreeing with one or two? Does your faith only consist of water or just the blood, or does it consist of water, blood and the Spirit?’ This is the question posed to you today.
Now we will look at John chapter 3 where we find Nicodemus approaching Jesus at the dead of night. Nicodemus chose to come to Jesus at this unearthly hour to ask him this question which bothered him greatly, saying, ‘How can a man enter into the kingdom of God?’ Jesus replied, “You must be born again.” Nicodemus answered, “Are you telling me to go back into my mothers womb and to be born the second time?” Jesus replied, “No, what I meant is this, you must be born of water and the Spirit.” We now come to see what Jesus Christ was actually teaching Nicodemus, Israels teacher. Jesus was teaching him that unless you totally recognise what My baptism was all about then My blood will ultimately go past you. We can now see the perfect gospel of Jesus Christ He was teaching for mankind, where He took the responsibility over of all your sins, my sins, and the sins of the whole of mankind, only if you believe in My water baptism by John. And only those who believe in His water baptism will be the beneficiary of His blood. This is critically important! And all those who are ignorant why I , your Lord, got baptized, will never be able to be the beneficiary of My blood even if all My blood was poured over you.’ It will become to them useless, I repeat totally useless! This is our duty now for the righteous who preach this powerful gospel. And the most interesting thing I want you to see in 1 John chapter 5 vs. 9-10 is this, “If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater; for this is the witness of God which He has testified of His Son. He who believes in the Son of God has the witness in himself; he who does not believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed the testimony that God has given of His Son.” So now, what has God testified about His Son? Is it only about the water? No! Is it only about the blood? No! God has testified about His Son in three things. And these are: the water, the blood and the Spirit. This is the testimony of God about His Son.
So now, why are you trying to make up your own testimony of only the blood, or only the water? You must be careful here.
If you give such wrong testimony about Jesus, then you are in great error, because your testimony is not what God gave of His Son of these things. And these are, the water, the blood and the Spirit.
If you don’t have this testimony in your heart, I can guarantee you that your faith will never, never be approved, and you will never be allowed into the kingdom of God.
It is high time you sit upright with your eyes wide open and relook at all these important things in the Bible, because Christ’s return is imminent.
Please I ask you, stop being deceived by the majority of Christians who do these evil things. You might tell me you belong to a large recognised Church, and then say to me, will all these honest people who don’t know about these things, will all of them go to hell? I am merely telling you today, salvation is something particular and personal, and it is not given in groups or in large gatherings. You only receive salvation when you receive the Truth and then believe in it.
This is the truth and nothing but the truth. Base your faith on this truth from the Word of God and not on large churches or groups or denominations.
Some will argue and say, what about all those believers who went before, those great preachers in our history, who did not know this truth and only believed in the blood, have they all gone to hell? I am merely telling you the truth from Gods Word. I am not God to decide where you or them are going, I’m telling you what God says here, and about the testimony He gave of His Son. If you or those you mentioned went before did not have this testimony in their hearts, then they will most certainly not go to the kingdom of God. You cannot enter the kingdom of heaven because you attended that or this particular church or that special group. So really, its high time you return to the Word of God and see what it really says about salvation. Stop trusting people and rather trust the Word of God.
Someone asked, ‘Pastor, in the Bible Paul only preached the gospel of the Cross?’ Yes he did, but do you know this gospel of the Cross he was preaching? What then is the gospel of the Cross? Do you know it? What you fail to see in the gospel of the Cross is the cause and effect of the Cross. This is the problem, for many just focus on the effect of the Cross and not the actual cause. The Cross when mentioned in the Bible is just the centre point God is using to tell us what happened before the Crucifixion of Christ and what happened after the Cross. The Cross on its own is NOT the final solution. People must now know this and understand this very well.
When Paul was preaching here in 1 Corinthians 1:17, he said to the people, “Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of no effect.” So then, which gospel is he talking about here? Paul is teaching the people the very essense of the importance of Jesus baptism and what happened here and the Cross, also what the Spirit did to bring life to us today. People must know this very well. The gospel of Christ is very beautiful if you begin understanding it properly from the very beginning. If you have been following us closely up to this point, then you have no reason why you can’t grasp this truth I am teaching you today. This is because I have proven everything Scripturally to this point.
Jesus has done it and has done it all for you, and the most important part I want to bring to you to begin rounding off this message, is for us to be able to understand the meaning of the sacrificial offering of the live goat in the Old Testament and the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ.
Before we address this important question, someone raised another question about the blood and water that flowed from Jesus side while He hung on the Cross. This is also important so lets deal with is right way. And towards the conclusion of my message I will deal with the meaning of the sacrificial offering of the live goat.
Lets turn now to John 19:34-35 and let us read it together. “But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out. And he who has seen has testified, and his testimony is true; and he knows that he is telling the truth, so that you may believe.” The Bible is telling us here in these verses that when Jesus was hanging on the Cross and had died, a soldier came and pierced Jesus side under His heart and something came out immediately. It says here that water and blood gushed out and flowed down His side. But the interesting part to me is verse 35 where it says, “And he who has seen has testified, and his testimony is true; and he knows that he is telling the truth, so that you may believe.” The Bible says that the person who saw this water and blood closely is testifying here, and his testimony is true. He knows this and testifies this fact that you may believe. This person is telling the truth about Jesus here.
May I ask you a question at this junction? Are you trying to tell everyone that the blood is more important? This person who’s testimony is true is clearly saying here that flowing out of Jesus side was water and blood, and I am writing to testify of this truth that you may believe.
Do you only believe in the blood of Christ – is this the truth? Let me tell you today, if you leave out the water, you will not have the testimony of the truth and will never be an overcomer of the world. That’s why your consciences keep troubling you everyday.
Those who are properly born again, and as a result, have the testimony of the water, the blood and the Spirit in their hearts are the saved, they have become the over comers, and the Word does not judge them. This is just a beautiful gospel.
That is why the gospel of the Cross has been completed by the water and the blood. Yes, this is what the Bible says, and it’s the truth. Read John 19:34-35 again slowly and properly, then see for yourselves. Never make some Words of God more important than the others.
Its about high time you sit up and see that all of Gods words are important, one is not greater than the other, they are all equal.
If you have been under such wrong teachings all your life, then that does not make it right. The truth will never change from being the truth, no matter what, even if the whole world missed it altogether and many died believing in that wrong doctrine. God will never change the truth to make it suitable to the many lies and fabrication of mankind. People have missed the truth, and God will never make a lie a truth. He will never do this ever, even if all your life all you heard was just about the blood of Jesus and never heard of the water. God will not change the truth to make it acceptable to your ignorance.
God is unchangeable, He remains the same, yesterday, today and in the future the same, forever and ever. God is a person who does not change.
When the Apostle Paul was preaching about the baptism of Jesus, he said, ‘we are baptized into Christ.’ So the thoughts of Jesus just dying on the Cross alone for us is nothing in itself, for many people were crucified long before Christ was crucified.
The Cross is seen by many as just symbolic, but we must come to see and understand the issues that led Jesus to the Cross and what happened after that Cross.
The Cross on its own is useless, its actually a curse – Galatians 3:13 – without understanding all the circumstances that led Christ to the Cross. If you don’t know these important things the Cross to you will become a curse, and you will still be far away from the gospel of the Cross.
Its therefore high time you returned to this truth. Don’t look at me or even ask me my qualifications just because you are hearing this today. Rather look into the truth as I am preaching it to you now. I want you to return to the truth. This is not some empty message, but the truth and God wants you to hear it and to believe in it from your hearts, and you must posses these things and understand them very well.
Please I beg you today, stop having respect for preachers today who keep telling lies, but return to Gods Word and respect that.
Stop hiding behind people, thinking they are just so wonderful! You must see these truths from Gods Word, and only come back to Gods Word and receive what it is telling you, and allow this Word be the truth and every man a liar.
Another question has been asked: ‘Why do so many Christians use the blood of Jesus to be covered by it, and, to cast out demons, and even in their imaginations use it to touch the blood of Christ. By what authority do they have to do this?
Answer: We must understand something here. When we know the law concerning this matter, then we will know that only the High Priest could handle the blood sacrifice to make atonement for the sins of the sinner, also for Israel. This is vitally important. An ordinary priest had no right to touch that blood on these yearly sacrificial days. Nobody could touch that blood. Again, this is very important to understand. So then, who are the royal high priests today?
Lets look at this and get a proper understanding by looking at the Law.
What did the Law require here? The Law required that to touch the blood of this sacrificial goat, you must have the appropriate qualifications to do this. You must be qualified to do this, and then to enter into the Most Holy Place and to offer it to God. You must be qualified!!
And here the blood was used for cleansing and not by any other hands. So nobody other that this qualified High Priest could touch the blood and use it to make atonement for the peoples sins. In the new covenant the person who is eligible to touch the blood of Jesus is a High Priest in the order of Melchizedec, and such a High Pries is Jesus Christ Himself. So, in the order of the order of Melchizedec, if we are a royal priesthood as ordinary people, we cannot handle the blood of Jesus, we are not qualified to do this.
Only Jesus Himself can handle His own blood and enter the Most Holy Place to make atonement for the sins of the people of the world. We are NOT allowed to touch the blood, even in our imaginations. We are thus prevented from touching that blood. We can only believe in what that blood already achieved for us, we have no right. We have no right to pour the blood of Jesus on any part of our bodies, or for that matter, on any other person. God says in Ephesians 6 that we are not allowed to use the blood of Jesus like many of ignorant Christians today.
To get it cemented in our minds, lets all read to together, “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age] against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”
Do you know what the whole armor of God is mentioned here, and also, the blood of Jesus?
So the question posed, ‘We are covered by the blood of the Lamb, is this about our testimony then?’
Our testimony is found in 1 John 5:5-11, that is our testimony, that being, the water, the blood and the Spirit.
Jesus has sole authority over His own blood, and this is why we must have this testimony in our hearts.
The Apostle John is the author of 1 John and Revelation, he actually wrote it while being guided by the Holy Spirit. So he could not contradict himself
Another question is posed: ‘If I am wrong here then please will you correct me. Are you saying that believers should not say they are sprinkled by the blood of Jesus Christ over their lives, houses, families etc, or saying they are washed in the blood of Christ or in the blood of the Lamb of God. Also to claim, ‘demons by the blood of Christ, you have no power over me?”
If you have been following me carefully here then my answer will be, of course you can say such things, provided, and this is vitally important, that you should be clarifying such declarations by meaning when Jesus Christ was baptized by John the Baptist, all your sins were transferred on to Him, and therefore when He was crucified on the Cross, He was bearing all your sins on His body. Therefore, the blood that was flowing could be shed for all your sins. What I am getting to is this, if your sins were never put on to Jesus, you could never be washed clean by His blood.
The Bible says, ‘And according to the law almost all things are purified with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no remission of sin – Hebrews 9:22” It says here, ‘by the law,’ and by this same law you cannot get to the shedding of blood without the laying on of hands by the designated High Priest and the transference of sin. It is by the same law that these things happened to solve these things. So, people must begin understanding this law to begin solving these things.
The Bible says that My people are being destroyed because they lack knowledge. It is really pure ignorance that sends people to hell, because of the availability of forgiveness offered by God.
Let me give you an example. Someone declared that we all sitting together in one large room, and above us in the ceiling space in a large pile of cash. But on the day of terrible hunger we all die because we have no idea that $1 million is waiting there for us to claim, all this cash money is available. Its just a lack of knowledge that caused them to perish. That’s why God says, ‘My people are destroyed for the lack of knowledge.’ Jesus is not in the saving business today, this is because He has already saved people completely. People must be informed that they have already been saved about 200o years ago. They must just cast all their wrong thoughts away and to believe in this truth. Jesus is therefore not saving people today, He has already given salvation to every one about 2000 years ago, all they must do is to believe in Him correctly, and to believe in His works of salvation. It is available to everybody only if they will just believe fully in it.
So then, how can they come to this knowledge and to see this truth properly? Again, the answer is found in the Bible, for it says here, ‘How can they believe if someone does not tell them.’ So without a truly born again, Holy Spirit filled preacher of God they will not come to know this truth. This is why the gospel of the Good News is telling them that they have already been saved. Its telling them that those people dying of starvation this, ‘Hey there listen up, there is $1million in your ceiling space, please use it to live, its all there for you to use.’
Our Father of the Lord Jesus Christ saved us all about 2000 years ago by this gospel of our salvation of the water and the Spirit.
I will read something to you which will confirm this truth. In Ephesians 1:3-6 it says, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.”
These passages confirms that we have already been blessed with salvation and every spiritual blessing in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.
I wish to round off this message by looking at the difference between the old covenant and the ne covenant, and see what Christ has brought about. Here people must see the perfect match of the sacrificial system and what Jesus Christ achieved in the New Testament. What we must now be fully established in your minds is the difference between the offering of the sacrifices in the old covenant of the bulls and goats and that which happened to Jesus Christ.
If we don’t understand this main difference we will always remain a confused Christian. Being a confused Christian all your life you will never understand exactly what Jesus Christ meant in Matthew 7:20-23 where it says, ‘Lord, Lord,’ we did all these wonderful things in your Name, and Jesus turns to them and says, “I never knew you!, Away from Me you workers of iniquity! What is the meaning of all this? Jesus wants them and us to know that there is something very unique about Him, that even if all these things are told to you about Him, and you don’t know this particular uniqueness, you will in now way enter the kingdom of God. And this uniqueness about Jesus is the difference between the sacrifice of His own body and the sacrifices used in the Old Testament of the blood of bulls and goats. What was the main difference here? The main difference was the sacrifice under the old covenant where the blood of bulls and goats were involved, where these could not take away the sins of the people once and for all and forever.
The issue of sin was here in the old covenant where it was held as a reminder year after year after year in perpetuity. So the people had to repeat this tiresome ritual repeatedly year after year.
But when Jesus came He said that the sacrifice of His own body, according to Hebrews 10: 4-7, was to be once and for all. Lets read it, “For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats could take away sins. Therefore, when He came into the world, He said: “Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, But a body You have prepared for Me. In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin You had no pleasure.
Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come— In the volume of the book it is written of Me—
To do Your will, O God.’”
So here we see it clearly that by the sacrifice of the body of Christ we were sanctified once and for all.
This therefore means that anyone who truly believes in Jesus Christ ‘properly’ will be given a sin-free conscience forever. Such a person does not need a constant reminded of sin again and again over and over all the time when they do something wrong.
You should be able to see a truly born again person being absolutely free from sin once and for all, because the works that Jesus did was also once and for all, ad you must believe in that.
That is the major difference. If you don’t grasp this truth you will just be wasting all your time in Christianity.
Make use of your time right now by believing in Christ Jesus properly.
May God Bless you in the gospel of the water and the Spirit – Amen.