Saturday, April 11, 2020

Pierced after His Death (HW13)

               'Holy Week'

John 19:33-34  But when they came to Jesus and saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs. But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out.
    Even after the death of our Lord Jesus Christ, his dead body was abused by the Roman soldier who used the spear to pierce the side of his body. Immediately, blood and water poured out of his dead body.

Most Wicked Persons
Acts 1:18-19  (Now this man purchased a field with the wages of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst open in the middle and all his entrails gushed out. And it became known to all those dwelling in Jerusalem; so that field is called in their own language, Akel Dama, that is, Field of Blood.)
    Judas Iscariot committed the worst sin, which is unpardonable, for betraying the Messiah Jesus. After his death his stomach burst open and poured out blood. Similarly with the death Queen Jezebel, the most wicked queen who massacred many prophets of God and also forced His husband King Ahad and the Jews to apostate by worshipping Baal.
2 Kings 9:33,35  Then he said, "Throw her (Jezebel) down." So they threw her down, and some of her blood spattered on the wall and on the horses; and he trampled her underfoot... So they went to bury her, but they found no more of her than the skull and the feet and the palms of her hands.

Precious Blood of Jesus
    The blood that poured out from Jesus' death body was able to cleanse even the worst sin committed by men. So all men can be saved by the grace of God.

Living Water
John 4:10  Jesus answered and said to her, "If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, 'Give Me a drink,' you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water."
    All those who thirst after God can come to Jesus for the living water.

John 7:37-39  On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, "If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water." But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.
    All those who sincerely trust and believe Him (as God, Father, Saviour, Healer, Provider, Protector, Comforter, etc) will be blessed with the overflowing of the living water.
   Believe means walking out your faith in Him and His word. Eg. If you believe that Jesus is the Healer then you don't consult any doctor.
    All those who believe Jesus by keeping His word, the Father will give them the Spirit of truth, who will guide them into all truth and tell them the things to come.

Freedom with Truth
Heb 10:22-23  let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.
    The pure or living water poured out from Jesus is His truth given to all Christians who abide in His word. The truth will set us free from the bondage of the flesh (washed) and the evil conscious of the soul.
John 8:31-32,36  Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, "If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free...Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed."

John 1:14  And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
The Blood shed on the cross was His Grace for the remission of sin.
The Water shed was His Truth for the sanctification and transformation into His image.