Freedom through the Blood

“For you know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors. And the ransom he paid was not mere gold or silver. It was the precious blood of Christ,the sinless, spotless Lamb of God.” 1 Peter 18,19 NLT

In First Peter the blood of Christ is called precious. The word precious means “valuable”. In the Old Testament the blood of animals was used to atone for the sins of the people. Each animal had a specific value.The value of the life corresponds to the life that was in it. The life of a sheep or goat was of less value than the life of an ox. Therefore the blood of a sheep or goat in an offering was of less value than the blood of an ox.

But what about the value of the life of a man? It is more valuable than many sheep or oxen. And who can tell the value of the blood Jesus? In that blood, dwelt the life of the Holy Son of God.

Silver or Gold was not a sufficient price to redeem us. It would have done no good if I would have shed my blood, nor any other human. Only the sinless, spotless blood of Jesus could pay our sin debt. Ephesians 1:7bNLT says,  “He[God] purchased our freedom with the blood of his son and forgave our sins.” It’s the  precious blood of Jesus that gave us freedom from sin and eternal death.

You are loved with an everlasting love, Mike Vaughn

About Karen J Ragland

David and I met in June of 2010. I lived in Bristol Virginia and he lived in Louisiana. After meeting we discovered that we held many of the same values and to say we immediately fell in love is an understatement. We had several hurdles to overcome, but while getting to know each other we discovered that we shared many of the same dreams. Our love of God, and how we can minister his word, our love of family, and honor. It did not take much convincing for me to move to Louisiana where David lived. I took a leap of faith, left my job and moved April 16th of 2011. There were still several obstacles that we needed to deal with head on and resolve but a year later we were married on 4/13/12. We talked for a few years about setting up a Christian blog and/or website and so here we are, finding our way through how to get this started. I think we have done well so far and we are so ready to actively interact with everyone here. We hope we will get to know everyone – whether you believe as we do or not.

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