"Because of the Cross..."
A four-week study to gain a deeper understanding of the Cross
which will draw us to an increased love and commitment to Jesus.
For deeper revelation of the cross, we need to have an understanding of covenant. We are going to take a walk through Genesis to Revelation to look at the various covenants. This is not an exhaustive study; just to stop at each covenant noting the characteristics of each one.
For more than 1200 years, the Israelites followed rituals and sacrifices to atone for their sin. But their focus turned from Law-Giver to the Law and they fell into bondage. When you are bound by law, the entire focus of your life is sin. Jesus has come and wants our focus to be set on Him. he has come to set us free from bondage (physically & spiritually)~ freedom, redemption, deliverance, love~ we need to accept His covenant partnership and apply the blood!
Psalm 103:1-5, "O my soul, bless God. From head to toe, I'll bless His HOly Name! O my soul, bless God, don't forget a single blessing! He forgives your sins~ every one. He heals your diseases~ every one. He redeems your life from hell~ saves your life! He crowns you with love and mercy~ a paradise crown. He wraps you in goodness~ beauty eternal. He renews your youth~ you're always young in His Presence." (Message)
The King of Kings is in love with a lowly maiden and the bride-price He paid to win her heart was worth it! Oh how He loves us....His blood, shed for the redemption & forgiveness of sin. All we need to do is receive it. It is done, finished, completed. We reap the benefits of the Cross, because we are the object of His affection!