Day 5 – Journey to the Cross – Pastor Kevin Lautar

Hello First Family,
Today’s Code word is Sacrifice. This word was not relevant when God created the world and everything in it. During the first days in the Garden, Adam and Eve did not know the word Sacrifice because the occasion for its necessity, had not occurred. Then, sin entered the world through their choice to take their eyes off of the Lord and put it on themselves. Sin caused the need for a sacrifice. Sin and sacrifice are irrevocably linked together in human history.
O.S. Hawkins points to the first animal sacrifice that occurred so that Adam and Eve could be clothed to cover their nakedness. His statement about the cost of sin is profound, “When the animal breathed its last breath, it became the first to know the expensive toll that sin takes on one’s life.” Our sin leads to death. God, in His mercy, allowed for a substitutionary sacrificial system to temporarily atone for the sin of mankind until the perfect Sacrifice would come. Hebrews 9:22 teaches, “Without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sin.” Jesus would be the last Sacrifice needed to atone for man’s sin. Hebrews 10:10 says it like this, “By this will, we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all time.” Jesus, the Perfect Sacrifice, would pay the ultimate price for our sin and thus covering our nakedness before God once and for all. Today’s verse for meditation is from John 6:37, “The one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out.” Today, ponder the mercy extended by God to cover our sins. Amazing love!
Pastor Kevin

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