THE BLOOD OF JESUS
“And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom. And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.”
Matthew 26:26-30 KJV
I have lost track of the emails I have received asking me where I go to church. The thing that breaks my heart is during the last ten years, I have only received two emails asking me if am saved. Going to church or being baptized will not save us. Jesus is our Saviour and it is Jesus Who saves us.
I have been unable to attend church for over ten years because of my arthritis. The Bible makes it very clear that we are to go to church. Again, going to church will not save us. It is only when the precious atoning blood of Jesus is applied to our heart for the forgiveness of our sins that we are saved.
It is very important that we encourage people to go to church but the first thing we should do is tell them that Jesus loves them unconditionally and died for them. Then we should ask them if they have invited Jesus into their heart to be their personal Saviour.
When is the last time you told Jesus how much you love Him? Jesus has feelings too and He wants to know that we love Him just as we want to know that He loves us. Jesus not only tells us He loves us, He proves His love for us in many ways.
Joanne LoweSeptember 22, 2015