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Christ’s Blood (Part C)

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March 4, 2022 6:00 am

Christ’s Blood (Part C)

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March 4, 2022 6:00 am

Pastor Rick teaches from the letter to the Hebrews

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People from other churches, will you passively demand that we all are there views, even though when we find their views also because they go against Scripture and you know I want people to think that past pastors of borrower or no pincushion's. I know some others out there do, and nor should they be, nor should Christians see them that way. This is cross reference radio with our pastor and teacher Rick Gaston.

Rick is the pastor of Calvary Chapel Mechanicsville.

Pastor Rick is currently teaching through the book of Hebrews. Please stay with us after today's message to hear more information about cross reference radio, specifically how you can get a free copy of this teaching, but for now let's join Pastor Rick in the book of Hebrews chapter 9 with his message called Christ's blood.

Satan and his is the sovereignty that Adam had.

And in the garden. Now Satan has that sovereignty stole it is the god of this age and that sense, certainly not God over God is not a God is a creepy created thing by his own choice, and yet he is a use evil. He is powerful. We are no match for him, but he's no match for Christ. And again, if you are victim to move to unclean thoughts or spooky thoughts of things that junk that comes into your head involuntarily as all human beings to some degree the Christians I have found the best defense is instant prayer for someone else is so easy to pray for yourself right God can you make me even better looking. No, I don't think you can bet that that's not prayer. Prayer for others, especially lost souls at any time he messes with your head, you become an intercessor you begin to pray for a lost soul. They could be on the other side of the planet. Although not generally brittle.

Pray for all the people in Tibet at that that that's not prayer to have a name life face on the heart. Pray for them of those instances, you might find to be sword a weapon and a shield and sword can be used as a shield.

Incidentally that is owed to the glory of Christ. Well anyway, this bad the wrong kingdom sovereignty given up. Subject to Satan's influence. Christ redeems us from all of that we will have him we will accept in verse 13 for the blood of bulls and goats in the ashes of a have a sprinkling the unclean's sanctifies for the purifying of the flash verse 14 how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God. We go back up to verse 13, all the ceremonies associated with the Jewish Temple.

They had to do with ceremonial purity, not moral purity can make you clean it and stop you from being a liar or thief or whatever else you might have struggled with, they just were ceremonial exercises.

They meaningful they were true they didn't have that power as we know the Holy Spirit gives the Holy Spirit does not give as much power as we would like in this life.

What would happen to you as a person with a dual nature.

You have a spiritual nature of your born again and you have a sinful nature still will be with you and to you leave this life what would happen if with those two natures, God came along and took away every temptation that ever bothered you and you no longer were tempted to sin and you no longer sent what would happen. Well you dual nature would be quick to break out the trumpets and the red carpet for you. You are a glorious remember remember how good you are wherever you go.

You better than everybody else stated they don't do that they do the stuff you don't do your better than everyone else. So cod knowing that has left us to grapple with the flash it keeps us humble. Could you imagine as a pastor someone coming in the sink. Pastor I have sent this is what I've done. I don't know what to do now. Could you imagine if I didn't send.

I would say you know what you're a loser you need to be like me, which can now messed up the whole world would be so. God in his wisdom, and there's more to it than that, more than I could ever express or even know but I know a little bit about it. I know that what helps me be patient with others is when you point at them. You've got the fingers pointing back at you and so understanding that may help you knock the devil away when the devil says you miserable and you know good you can responds that you Jesus knows that about me a lot more and he loves me. Nonetheless, and so those rituals they stopped at the outer man, but the New Testament targets and centers itself on the inner man.

So you doesn't mean you don't bring the offerings of the church as you did in the Old Testament you bring you and hopefully one whom the inner man is being worked upon, not a self righteous all you know self-righteous Christians just want to sprain with a fire extinguisher just for the fun of it just a come on, but in all fairness, because I know how messed up I am. I have to be patient with them still. I can be overbearing in my judgment and tolerance of I cannot be self-righteous against their self righteousness which is quite irritating. Julian will you will one is messed up at this moment and I gotta be perfect with you but I don't want to be perfect with you. I want you in handcuffs does work that way.

So Romans chapter 12 verse two talking about the inner man. Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

And so, animal blood, you know, was instrumental in saving Israel from Egypt. It just cannot save anyone from hell for that you need blood that is worthy.

That is Christ's blood and so people cannot afford to die in their sins and they do not accept the gospel they haven't and they listen to the gospel live no one to blame but themselves. Now this red heifer that he mentions up here the red heifer had to do with purification purification of the priest purification of those who work have touched the dead body would Bobby be very helpful in times of war to to make them purified to be able to come to the temple again in that sense, they were stay were ceremonially unclean. The couldn't go to church until he got this corrected through the steps in the red heifer was part of that. So read too much and into that it be very easy to maybe not so wise but weird.

There's no need for such a red heifer for cleansing for purification is we've got Christ John's gospel chapter 13. This is when Jesus was washing the feet of the disciples are blood and water, the blood speaks of course the washing away of sin, justification justification from sin.

The water speaks of sanctification that continuous cleansing to the processes of this life, because we are sinners because we are not yet glorified. The day is coming when we will be in heaven we will be glorify. We won't have a dual nature will have a single nature and it will be singular set on God John's Gospel 13 Jesus said when Peter said don't you and I washing my feet. That's work of a slave and I'm not letting you my master wash my feet and Jesus says if I do not wash you, you have no part with me so were talking about that heifer representing purification with Christ going beyond that, not ceremonially but morally and eternally and spiritually.

A gun continues. Jesus said to him, he was Bay needs only to wash his feet walking Christ but is completely clean and you are clean, and then he adds, but not all of you see, Judas was in the room. Judas was not the one he was the one that was not clean and it is made with is up to us to make sure were not Judas.

And that's not hard to do all the computers we don't wisdom not hard. Verse 14 how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God, how much more shall the blood of Christ. In other words, all the other stuff again symbols but symbols must be weaker than the realities they represent those symbols were weaker than the fact of Christ, doing the job says without spot to God Jesus myth would make him worthy similars is not enemies eternally. Self existent sees all the attributes of God or his because he is God equal with the father said of no other in Scripture, not anyone from Adam to Mary and unbent onto the road to the millennial kingdom that no one is without sin. Except the Christ. Now you say well I am a Roman Catholic and I don't believe that within you should be in the Roman Catholic Church right now we don't believe that and a whole bunch of other things we do not share and are not sorry that we don't that we disagree. Don't mean to be rude but we are very firm and just as the real pope announces anathemas on those will not baptize in his system. We announce anathemas back on those who reject Scripture which would be sent to your offending as Martin Luther said, I do not know how not to offend guilty people's attitude and this is that we are singing in love how you say love H&H made love spray Howdy I mean you know when does it end up easing people. You got wanted to this email I got it you don't mind knowing how you said it made you like this not getting a flash and II said because people from other churches will come here and passively demand that we honor their views, even though when we find their views repulsive because they go against Scripture and you know I a lot of people to think that past pastors of bar or no pincushion's eye and there are some others out there do, and nor should they be, nor should Christians see them that way you are in a church and you see your pastor is spineless. You better be praying for him.

Finally turtles your options. Would you not there to go admin been torturing him. We hold up the arms of the servants of God to win the victories, not tear them down. Well, without spot to God, that is, Christ. No sin in him. Cleanse your conscience. Well, humans are guilty and what we think matters what we think about Christ matters most. What we think about Christ in relation to mankind. My sins, who he will cleanse your conscience. He would deal with the dirt that is in our heads. The evil the sin, the guilt we are guilty of sinners. Revelation 15 Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead ruler over the kings of the earth through him who loved us and washed us from our sins in his own blood. The blood that at no blood stains.

Everything but the meat tenderizer right unit saving Nick and gets in your collar and am back to me tenderizer or something. Well, the blood of Christ is not stained it removes stain nothing like this and we need to live as though we believe it meant groping without Christ for relief from sin and they won't find it.

They hide themselves in substances and alcohol whatever they can cover it up with too many suppose that they can deal with sin without Christ. You can is impossible.

He says from dead works. Those seeking to earn their salvation will look at me how good I am. Well, you know that works with other humans. Maybe, but not with God because you cannot be that good. What a waste of energy and effort. Just submit come to him. Let him work in your heart and take your life. It said God has a plan for everyone that is a believer and I'm not going argue that, but I am going to say why do you find out what the planets we sit home watch TV with cheese doodles.

You will find the plan all that way, the one you missed what is the plan that we think that that is true, shouldn't we be asking God what you want from me on a mean an attitude that we offer me a bad mood you want. I been serving the Lord over 30 years now and I'm still asking him what you want from me.

What can I do in my doing what you want me to do. I don't ever want to have the time when I I'm a professional step backwards at pulpit I ever want that attitude.

And so what I'm saying is we all together is a good thing.

Lord, who are you always learning and progressing in our knowledge of Christ what you want me to do the two questions. Paul lasted his conversion.

Who are you what you want me to do. Their ongoing and that they are life-changing, not extreme makeover kind of change in her new hairdo and stuff which would. I would challenge him anyway back to this from dead works. Cleanse us our conscience from and and alive from dead works efforts to earn salvation rather to do than receive it.

That just dooms the one trying to do it to serve the living God. Bottom of verse 14 courting that is worship according to God to work in worship first 15, and for this reason he is mediator of the new covenant by means of death for the redemption of the transgressions under the first covenant, that those who are called may receive the promise of eternal inheritance and so again he he alone taken our sin and guilt away on the cross and has brought about redemption.

Verse 16 for where there is a testament, there must also of necessity be the death of a testator where we don't use but next time you serve tater parts you might think of a testator, how if the Lord has blessed me with a little humor this morning. I hope you remember the spiritual points, not so much to humor, and if sometimes you know just it's okay Master you. Laughter does the heart you know good, like medicine, verse 16, 17 for a testament is in force after men are dead since it has no power at all. While the testator lives while the testator is a person who dies leaving the will and a will is useless. While that person is practically speaking, while the person is alive, they can change it or lose it or it can be changed by a truck.

But anyway the point is crisis. His will is enforced by his death, the blood of Christ is central to what were talking about this morning and it is the death of Christ that has brought this to the force behind the redemption, the forgiveness that we receive in anyone who tells you that they are Christian and Christ did not have to die is not a Christian, they may be confused but they're not a Christian Christian understands their blood bought and nothing else than without the death of Christ.

The score that again the birth of Christ could save no one that he was born of a virgin, wonderful, miraculous. But he could not save you the words of Christ cannot save you directly. They lead to that salvation. In the story, a heart, but they cannot. If you get the words of praise and he did not cross and you don't receive it.

You're not save the life of Christ could not save you as righteous as good as he is not enough. This is this system not mine. I am just sharing what he is told us only as death.

Matthew 26 verse 39 he went a little father fell on his faith face and prayed single father. My father, if it is possible that this cup pass from me. Nevertheless, not as I will but as you will what it was impossible. That's the point. First Corinthians 1.

Paul boasting that he was no he was not sent to the people to be a theologian to give clever Bible studies that would be part of what he did for sure but that was not it. And so he says and I brethren when I came to you did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. Why was Billy Graham so difficult to block out when he spoke, I reported you when I was a little boy I would have to switch between Mets baseball and back to Billy when he was on exit think you had to watch Yankee baseball because he came on the net channel which was irritating but I couldn't. I couldn't stay away I got was a little kid I turned back and I hear him preach always preach the blood of Christ. He always preach the crucifixion and resurrection, and the return and that is what we are to occupy ourselves with.

When we preach Christ we don't need people to accept it. We want them to accept because it is true. First Corinthians 2 and I brethren when I can came to you did not come with excellence of speech of the wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God or I read that. Did I not as verse 17 I want for Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not with the wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of no effect. The cross of Christ.

The blood of Christ, the death of Jesus Christ.

Verse 18 therefore not even the first covenant was dedicated without blood. Blood is something you never miss a person can have a little Nick on the cheek from shaving. You got a Nick you be working with someone you see, will blood's little bit you bleeding but is never something we just dismiss in a medical healthcare profession. It is a biohazard whether it is on the battlefield slaughterhouse in a kitchen anywhere. Blood is not missed the cross when you see the cross of Christ. It is the blood is not something to miss the history the story.

The fact the realities behind it are much greater than the symbol itself. They are eternal, and so God delights in the contrite penitent heart it comes to him and admits that their sin is worthy of death, and the only way they can be forgiven is by coming to the one is willing to die and did die for them. Revelation 1913 speaking of Christ.

He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and his name is called word of God's glorious verse 19 when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law.

He took the blood of calves and goats, with water, scarlet wool, his stop and sprinkle both the book itself and all the people saying this is the blood of the covenant which God has commanded you, so this is a big occasion at the giving of the law. Blood was present and he cast the blood as he was giving as he was going through this, that the Scriptures and telling him about this arrangement with God now this testament meant this covenant with God, not a new one. It's what we call the old one. Verse 21 then likewise he sprinkled the blood on both the tabernacle and all the vessels of the ministry. Blood was everywhere in the wake of the old covenant. Blood was everywhere slaughtered animal innocent animal did nothing to have a stroke slit to be bled and to be butchered to be burned did nothing to deserve that. So Christ did not deserve to be crucified, spat upon Beard pulled from his face portions thereof to be scourged. Exodus 2470 is where he's quoting Matthew 26, 28, though develops it. Jesus said, for this is my blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. It's about the sin focused on the sin. Anyone who trivializes sin doesn't get it. Thanks. The cross is a joke.

They may not say it that way, they might not have thought out that way, but the final analysis will show that they did not take the cross price series because they don't understand blood someone else's blood for them.

So, the nature of sin.

What sin and I'm almost done my whatever time it is.

Thank you for being patient.

If I'm over and if I'm under will have to make up for next week. The nature of sin it destroys the capacity to identify sin. That's what it does get people out there sitting at us. Not a problem is not said it's okay to put a lot of energy into hiding center redefining it to ignoring it to excusing it.

This is the way of the world, it must not be the way of the Christian whether it is practice or preached. Humans are trying to take the shame out of sin trying to redefine the trying to blend Puritans huts only sends the Puritans brought that stuff over well with negative front. They got it from the Lord from his work was when I God's word to you. It's not but that won't that will set you free. The judgment still abides. So we must be very careful when we see people trying to downsize sin, don't worry about it you know a lot of Christians will be fierce against sin until one of the family members is guilty of that sin.

Then all of a sudden they want to downsize.

The sin was really not that serious, I'll just find a church with a except may that never ever be our our thinking or our approach so the blood sounds the alarm God's is no this is serious. I hope somebody five heads popped up the blood to said the cross. The blood says it is serious.

It is the most serious thing you have to deal with in your existence. Verse 22 and according to the law almost all things are purified with blood without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sin. Each sacrifice demonstrated the penalty was death, and it was messy business to Campbell Morgan rights bloodshed is not life lived life laid down move you've been listening to cross reference radio the daily radio ministry of Pastor Rick cast Calvary Chapel in Mechanicsville, Virginia to be mentioned at the beginning of today's broadcast. Today's teaching is available free of charge at our website.

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