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December 4, 2020 7:00 am
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Dr. Tony Evans says when the Lord died in our place. He did more than secures a home in heaven. Jesus Christ that say this is to help you in the nasty. This is the alternative only other speaker, pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas Texas and president of the urban alternative in the Old Testament people offered crops, sacrificed animal makeup for the things that done wrong today. Dr. Evans will expand why the church gave up their practice and what replaced it was joining John the Baptist gives us the name of Jesus. He said all the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world that work the whole. That means pay close attention and this remove all distractions but will get back you see here the Lamb of God, this name of Jesus as the Lamb of God is a critical name because it speaks of his work. It speaks of the purpose for which he came when it calls Jesus, the Lamb of God, and he introduces it with the whole reason he is so animated the reason he is so forthright. The reason is so excited about all is because Israel had been looking for this person for centuries they had been waiting for the one who was promised would address the issue of sin. John the Baptist says the weight is all the Lamb of God.
Now appreciate why he's called the Lamb. We got to go back with sin.
They try to fix the problem themselves because they sold together some leaves around themselves to cover themselves. The problem was there to comfort. This was unacceptable to God that they didn't try to come up with the sewing single program is just that the selling of the leave did not satisfy the demand of God, so God had to slam Hannibal himself and shed blood, in order to provide a covering for Adam and Eve that he himself would accept. He would not accept the covering offered he would only accept the covering. He provided this would lead to a sacrificial system throughout the whole Old Testament by which the wrath of God against sin could be assuaged. The centerpiece of this program went back to an event in Exodus chapter 12 called the Passover, when Israel was leaving Egypt the last play because I am going to take the life of the firstborn in every Egyptian home in order for you Israel to bypass what I'm getting ready to do to Asia you have to slay a lamb and shed blood.
You are going to take the blood and painted on the doorpost of your houses and when the angel comes over to slave the firstborn of these rebellious Egyptians see the blood, I will pass over you. Exodus 12 verse 13. In other words, the blue will of judgment based on God's justice when I see the blood now why the blood. Why couldn't the Lamb have a hot what what it have to be the blood what one of the principles of Scripture is the life of the flesh is in the blood. When you go to the doctor they go take a blood test and the reason megalithic blood test is they can find out about your life through the blood they can look at deficiencies they can look for this event. Do all that simply by the blood. If you brave enough when your blood you dream your life for the life of the flesh is in the blood. And since that is God's life principle for his human creation. He said that must be the shedding of blood in order to on my just don't understand something about God, God is not the actual with his wrath. Not worth because the his wrath is tied to his justice and his justice as part of his nature so he has to respond to that which is outside of who we and therefore his wrath is a response to his justice.
But God doesn't prefer wrath, but he can't skip justice. So even though it doesn't prefer wrath because these jobs he has to exercise, but because he doesn't prefer it. He comes up with a means to of voted bypass it in the Old Testament.
He came up with a way to grow his wrath on a temporary basis. The temporary basis was through the slaying of the Lamb and the other sacrifices when I see the God I will accept that on the layaway plan.
Remember when I used to be layaway, not as back in the day, not too many stores do that anymore. Layaway meant layaway that you couldn't afford to pay for it all right now. So you have to put a little this month in a little let mom let mom we were there we have credit card like we do today in all that they were not going to trust you take that out the store and pay only okay so what they did was they would let you buy it but they would let you get it. So they held onto it. You pay them a little each month. Lily's mom little each month until it's fully paid off big. You could claim it as your own, because it had been paid in full, but until full payment was made either you could not have been provided. The Old Testament was God's layaway plan. It never provided full payment for the problem of sin why the reason that the Old Testament could not provide for payment is because it was not an all sacrifice.
In other words, the man was the center, but the Lamb was the sacrifice and it had to be pulled to the nature of the one big sacrifice for so because it's a lamb but the man has the problem God could not make it an acceptable sacrifice so that's probably one problem number two is the reason why had to be temporary is because there was no other man who qualified to be the sacrifice because every other man was as messed up as you were, so they needed a substitute and they needed their own Lamb so they couldn't help you because they needed something to help them. The land had to be given without spot or blemish number that would be a perfect limit could be disease. The could have anything wrong with it because it had to be acceptable to the provider so the Old Testament there was a temporary system put in place to keep God's wrath from being expressed to his people because of their sin through the sacrificial system. The book of Hebrews, which is a book written about all of this says over and over again that the Old Testament sacrifices could solve the problem of dealing with sin. Hebrews chapter 10 verses 1 to 14 Hebrews chapter 9 verses 11 to 14. He says those sacrifices could not fix the problem of sin. All they could do would be good to lay the judgment for sin.
So every year the high priest would go on the day of atonement into the holy of holies to sacrifice the people on a regular basis would offer their own Lamb for their sin so that God's judgment would bypass so that is the Old Testament system Old Testament system. Look forward to the day when God would provide a permanent solution to the problem of sin by having an acceptable sacrifice. This sacrifice or the Lamb was for the purpose here is the substitutionary atonement sin. Again, the substitutionary atonement.
God must judge sin. We all sin. We are all in the judgment said again, God must judge sin. We all sin, so we are under judgment. We don't all sin to the same degree we don't all sin the same way. But when you're dealing with perfection matter what your picks in a medium 7-Up or tiny center because perfection a lot of people around and say well I keep the 10 Commandments was not what you just broke one to July but skip that you say IT project management.
Let's say you're hanging over a cliff on a chain with 10 links and links have to break before you fall break all tell you to break one broke all 10. Could you phone off the cliff God standard is so high that only perfection will meet it. So the whole Old Testament anticipated through the lands that they were slaying the time when God would provide this perfect Lamb, Dr. Evans will tell us more about the Lamb of God when he returns in a moment to continue this message from his brand-new audio collection the best of Tony Evans 2020.
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This person who would call and who would be like a lamb sent to the slaughter, and he would bear the iniquity of mankind.
All John breaks on the scene it says we found the Lamb of God. He's not just the Lamb he's the Lamb of God. In other words, it's God's solution to the problem is not the Lamb you came up with the Lamb of God came up with Genesis 22 verses seven and eight, when Abraham his walk with Isaac and his walk with Isaac and Isaac that I feel if I will battle see the sacrifice they represent. The Lord will provide sacrifice. Here is what men do not understand. God only accepts what he accepts, he doesn't accept what you want them to accept just because it's acceptable to you to do some work for you in the house and they thought they did a good job but you have to tell them you are not satisfied with what they did even though they were excited about why because the standard is you because you pay the price. So God is the standard by which what is acceptable to him. We call this limited atonement that is that the death of Jesus Christ was self-sufficient that it addressed every sin of every person who has ever lived for all time.
His last words on the cross where it is finished last time. That means full when nonbelievers are judged in Revelation chapter 20 sends the never brought up not because they haven't said because the sin was painful. The problem is all the same have been paid for. They do not ask eternal life.
For God so love the world he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life. See what's missing is life saving you a brand-new, it's a brand-new God, but for the sake of segment illustration I buy you a brand-new car in spite of brand-new I let you know this call is totally painful and it's available for you to take it up and write. You would be a fool to start sending your monthly payments. You would be out of your mind. Reason to reason you would you would send in monthly payments. One, because you didn't believe me or to you unwilling to accept my gift but the reason has nothing to do with what I paid for the not chose to pay for pay all license it has all been competent just because it's paid for.
Doesn't mean you driving it just because it's paid for. Doesn't mean you're benefiting from it.
You have to receive what is paid for in order to benefit from the payment that has been made it it's your birthday and I bring you a present that I paid for, but you choose not to accept the present has nothing to do with the payment. The payment has already been made, but it has everything to do with whether you get to benefit from whatever I purchased so it's possible to have since played for people not benefit from the payment so I just want to get this straight people don't go to hell because they said sin has been paid for. They don't go to heaven because they have not responded in faith to the one who paid for in order to receive the gift that was paid for, which is designed to give him eternal life. While the gospel is good news the gospel is gospel is a but I don't have to pay the home, the Lamb of God that taketh away the sin of the world that God can now offer the whole world eternal life unitedly to fix your sin to get say that price was already pay you have to accept the Savior so that he can now give you eternal life policeman in France became a substitutionary atonement. He offered to go and when the terrorists took over this place with with 50 or so hostages and he says I will go in if you let one of the ladies, I will take her place. The officer went inside and they let the lady out there was an exchange.
The lady was being controlled by a terrorist but that was a substitute. The policeman offered to substitute himself for the terrorist that was holding her hostage and return risk letter go the terrorists killed the police he killed the substitute. Too late. There is no way in the world that this woman that has now been set free because somebody voluntarily substituted that life that she should go and live in a way that a grateful father substitute she would leave the substitute that gave her a reason for living. All the rest of the days of her life.
It was his death on the cross that when you really understand what he accomplished, should affect you living the rest of your life.
That's why I love what Revelation Revelation chapter 12 verse 11 it says and they overcame you, by the power of positive thinking and overcome them by physical strength that is noble, but they knew and how much money they had says they overcame him by the blood line because the blood has explained what happened on the cross Jesus not only pay for your soon broken via phone already of Satan. Okay listen to me now. He did not only die for your sins. He didn't do that.
But the Bible says he broke the power of segment that you hear sermons about Friday. He died in the service about Sunday early morning he rose from the dead, but you get enough preaching about insanity was a big day he died on Friday he rose on Sunday, but the Bible says the he went to hell.
320 not a ground so between and resurrection he was preaching a victory certain it was about you and John of the devil. The devil can hold you now is to trick that's why it's called the great deceiver to trick you into thinking you don't have enough power in the main way to get you to forget about the blood get you to forget about the blood and the blood is the only thing that breaks his back and you don't remember to utilize the blood to stop him from them as you live the wondrously perfect life from the moment of birth, something the Bible says none of us but Jesus has ever done. The blood of Christ.
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