Saturday, October 20, 2007
SAVED BY THE BLOOD OF THE CRUCIFIED ONE!
THE sweet psalmist David wrote, “All my springs are in thee,” Psalm 87:7.
The Lord Jesus is to His people as a fountain of living water. The very cross of the Lord Jesus Christ (His sacrificial death) is made a fountain opened for all sin and all uncleanness, Zechariah 13:1.
That fountain opened for the sinner is his entire source for pardon and peace, acceptance and justification before God. Through the Spirit, Christ’s person and work are all our happiness and holiness, wisdom and strength.
Christ crucified is “to them who are saved, the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:18.
Through the cross of the Lord Jesus alone (His obedience unto death), not only have Christ’s redeemed ones been made wise unto salvation, but they became righteous by a free justification, which the Spirit of God in time reveals to them by faith.
“This fountain so dear, He does freely impart;
Unlocked by the spear, it gushed from His heart,
With blood and with water He does thus redeem
And does by His grace; make guilty sinners clean.”
By Ken Wimer