No. 33
From Wendy Howard [Editor of Despatch magazine], Sunshine Coast, Qld, Australia.
Access Online

Getting to know God together.

Perhaps you watch the news on TV now and then.
Some countries are having bad troubles.
There are soldiers there and guns and fighting.
Wars are awful things.
Soldiers can be fighting for freedom and be very brave too!

Jenny and Max liked to ask their uncle about soldiers.
He had been a soldier himself in a place called Vietnam.
“What would happen if a soldier got hurt,
and no one found him right away?” asked Max.
“Well, he could have lost a lot of blood, " Uncle Jim replied.
“When they did find him he would have to be hurried away to hospital
to get more blood.”
“How would that help him?” asked Max.
“Blood can mean that he would live instead of dying.
Every soldier knows how important it is,” said Uncle Jim.

“I don’t like talking about blood," moaned Jenny.
“Well, I want to know about these things," Max said.
“Uncle, how do they keep blood for the soldiers?”
“They have a blood bank. Someone else or another soldier gives their blood,
so that it can be used for the soldiers if they need it,” Uncle Jim answered.
“Blood is life for those injured on the battle field.”

Someone wonderful gave His Blood.
He didn’t give it so that soldiers could have blood given to them by doctors.
He gave His Blood so that sin could be forgiven.
Jesus Christ gave His Blood so that we could have eternal life.
His Blood is eternal life to those who are lost in sin and need to be saved.

“ For this is my blood of the new testament,
which is shed for many for the remission  (forgiving) of sins. " (Matthew 2628).


The subject of the Blood of Christ is pretty adult stuff!
We see in the Bible how precious the Blood of Christ is.
The Bible says, “..without shedding of blood is no remission.” (Hebrews 922).
That just means that if Jesus hadn’t given His Blood then no one could have had their wrong doing, their sin, forgiven by God, ever!
We must pray for those who are lost and away from Jesus Christ.
Do you pray for your friends who are not born anew in Christ?
Whose sins are not forgiven in HIm?

God makes us pure and clean and ready for Heaven, in the Blood of the Lamb of God. This Lamb is the One Who came to give Himself for us all as a Sacrfice on the Cross of Calvary. He gave Himself so that you and I could have our names written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. Even those who do not have their names written there will one day worship the One Who shed His Blood for the sin of the world.
They will worship Him because they are forced to.
We worship Him because we love Him.

Read about the Lamb’s Book of Life in Revelation 138.

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