Q10 ” what changed for me at the cross ?”

When Jesus died on the cross the history of mankind was split in two. The entire existence of humanity was changed forever. No longer would mankind depend on His own observance of religious practices… from that moment forward a new pathway to God was provided for us… ‘the precious blood of Jesus’.

Not only did Jesus create an entirely new pathway to God, he declared that the old pathway was obsolete. Heb. 8:13 says “By calling this covenant new, He has made the first one obsolete…”

The thing that changed for me and every human being is that 2000 years ago a new decree was sounded throughout the courts of heaven “from now on no man may come to Me on the basis of his own merits, they must now come to me based on the merit of the blood of my Son Jesus”. That blood has broken down the dividing wall between us and God. Eph. 2:14-15 “He has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by abolishing in His flesh the law with it’s commandments and regulations”.

Have you ever given someone a gift, only to have them re-gift it to someone else. Perhaps a birthday present that turns up re-wrapped and presented to someone else at Christmas. The gift didn’t hold great value to the initial receiver so the best thing to do was pass it on to someone who might make better use of it.

In some respects this is what happens a lot between us and God. The most precious and costly gift in the universe was presented to us at the cross – the precious blood of Jesus – but we don’t quite know what to do with it, we know it has value, but we can’t find a way to make it useful in our lives, and so we re-wrap it in the hope that someone else will like it.

We were not mean to re-gift the blood of Jesus. We were meant to discover the wonder of it for ourselves and then to present ourselves as ‘living sacrifices’ – people who have discovered that His blood shed for us changes everything.

Perhaps the greatest abuse to be perpetrated against the blood of Jesus is not by atheists or Muslims but by Christians who have been presented with the gift of life – the very blood of Jesus – and then live out their lives disbelieving that his blood changes everything…  that we now have direct, complete and free access to the throne of God, an unbreakable union with Him.

Graeme

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8 Responses to Q10 ” what changed for me at the cross ?”

  1. mtsweat says:

    A marvelous encouragement! We indeed do not need motivation, nor guilt trips. We need transformation! We need a changed life that comes only through the gospel of Jesus Christ. Amen, good friend.

  2. ptl2010 says:

    The Blood of Jesus, gave me access to the throne of grace. That grace that I benefit from when I claim it for my own. No one can claim that grace for others. We can intercede.. but the beneficiary must want, must claim and must thank Him for the grace which is offered so rich and free. Some may question this… I know, but the full effect of it is Grace so amazing so divine, that by my own volition it demands my soul, my life, my all. Praise the Lord for His amazing grace.

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  4. Your last paragraph tells it like it is. People who still try to ‘do good works’ to earn their salvation are abusing the gift of the blood of Christ and the Giver of the gift.

    >> “what changed for me at the cross ?”
    Everything! When I was faced with the cross – with the Christ of the cross – and accepted God’s free Gift, I became a new person. My whole life changed – not just my behaviour, but my nature, my attitudes, my motives, my reason for living, my desires and goals – everything! I was crucified with Christ and I rose to live in newness of life, in His resurrection power. He began a new work in me, has continued it for 53 years and will continue it until the day when I will be ‘like Him’ [1 John 3:2].

    What an amazing Saviour!
    What an amazing God!

  5. Steven Sawyer says:

    Amen. Great blog. And so true. It is ONLY by the blood of Jesus! Everything changed at Calvary.

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