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Only the Blood

In the light of God’s holiness, as revealed by his Word, sin’s ugliness is manifested. But without the objective conviction of truth, sin is rationalized away.The resulting guilt subconsciously causes an aversion to the light. Phobias, obsessions, bondages, and syndromes are the inevitable consequences of an unpurged conscience. The subjective mind must be cleansed completely or else the soul will be inhibited and hindered from normal functioning.

Many people are diagnosed as having mental or emotional problems, when the root cause is really a moral problem hidden by rationalization. Only the Blood of Christ cleanses the conscience. “The life of the flesh is in the blood,” according to Leviticus 17:11a. Christ spilled His blood so that new life could stream through us.

Sin causes loneliness and nakedness that no “fig leaves” of human invention can cover. Any superficial alternative to Christ as one’s source of life will eventually dry up. God provided Adam with a sacrifice to cleanse and clothe him (2). The life and blood of Another is the answer. There is a ram in the thicket (3), a vicarious provision. Let your sins go onto God’s sacrifice instead of into your subjective mind. Without the shedding of blood, there is no remission of sins (4).God always works through the Blood. Reckon upon the altar of Calvary and the Word of God, then your conscience will be fully cleansed (5).

Carl H. Stevens

Carl H. Stevens

(1929-2008) pastored and established thriving churches and Bible colleges in Maine, Massachusetts, and Maryland. He also helped pioneer Christian talk radio through Telephone Time and the Grace Hour and authored nearly 500 books and booklets. See also the Carl H Stevens Memorial Site
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