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The Book Of The Prophet Jonah Contains A Spiritual Secret That Could Radically Change Your Daily Walk With The Lord

Jonah knew the nature and character of God, and trusted in that with his whole heart and soul. His falling asleep in the boat is not presumption or arrogance, it is trust!

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Jonah in the whale’s belly is a sign of Jesus Christ on the cross, but the prophetic links continue all the way to the time of Jacob’s trouble

When the book of Jonah is taught and preached, more often than not it is around two main scriptural components. The first message most expositors take from Jonah is the fact that Jesus in the gospels connects Jonah’s time in the whale’s belly to His time on the cross, and the 3 days and nights that followed. The second most used topic taken from Jonah centers around his rebellion to follow God’s instructions to obey the call on his life as a preacher and a prophet.

“Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee. But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.” Matthew 12:38-41 (KJV)

But there is a third element found in Jonah’s account that, though it is often overlooked, yields a rich spiritual power to those who find it. It is found of those Bible students who are willing to obey 2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV) and study like the ‘workmen’ we are commanded be. Jonah has a secret, and today you will see what that is, and how it will help you to be a stronger, more victorious Christian in your daily walk with the Lord Jesus Christ.

Let us begin our study of the prophet Jonah by establishing a few key points:

  • YES, JONAH WAS ACTUALLY SWALLOWED BY A WHALE: “Now the LORD had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.” Jonah 1:17 (KJV). Many a fruitless argument has been waged over whether or not Jonah was actually swallowed by a whale and literally spent 3 days and 3 nights in the whale’s belly. I say it’s fruitless because the verification of those events are attested to personally by Jesus Christ in Matthew 12:40 as shown at the top of this article.
  • JONAH IS A PROPHETIC SIGN OF JESUS ON THE CROSS: Jonah when in the whale tells us that he has died and cried out to the Lord from the pit of Hell. “And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the LORD, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou heardest my voice.” Jonah 2:2 (KJV). His description of his deathly agony continues. “The waters compassed me about, even to the soul: the depth closed me round about, the weeds were wrapped about my head. I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars was about me for ever: yet hast thou brought up my life from corruption, O LORD my God.” Jonah 2:5,6 (KJV). While Jonah literally experienced this horror, it is also a type picture of what Jesus Himself would accomplish at the cross and the subsequent 3 days and 3 nights He would spend in the depths of Hell, literally and actually. ‘Good Friday’ you say? Not on your life, Jesus went to the cross on a Wednesday. This is why Jesus tells the Pharisees the only sign they were going to get would be the sign of Jonah – Jesus on the cross.
  • JONAH IS CALLED TO THE GENTILES, NOT THE JEWS: Jonah in the whale’s belly is a sign of Jesus Christ on the cross, but the prophetic links do not end there. You will notice that God has called Jonah to preach to the gentile Ninevites, and the entire nation repents and gets right with God even down to the animals. “So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them. For word came unto the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, and he laid his robe from him, and covered him with sackcloth, and sat in ashes. And he caused it to be proclaimed and published through Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles, saying, Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste any thing: let them not feed, nor drink water: But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily unto God: yea, let them turn every one from his evil way, and from the violence that is in their hands.” Jonah 3:5-8 (KJV). This is a prophetical type picture of the ministry of the 144,000 witnesses in the time of Jacob’s trouble who will preach to an unsaved and mostly gentile world, with the end result being a huge number of gentiles getting saved in the Tribulation. “After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.” Revelation 7:9,10,13,14 (KJV).

So as you can see, far from being simply an entertaining Sunday School story we tell children, the events found in the book of Jonah are jammed-packed with hardcore prophetical importance. Now that we have laid the groundwork for what Jonah is really all about, let us now dig a little deeper and see if we can uncover Jonah’s ‘secret’.

Discovering the true meaning of the story of Jonah

We are all familiar with the story of Jonah. God calls him to preach to the wicked gentile Ninevites, and Jonah doesn’t want to do it. So instead of obeying God, Jonah boards a boat to Tarshish, thinking he will place himself beyond God’s call. But quickly we see this is not to be the case.

“But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD, and went down to Joppa; and he found a ship going to Tarshish: so he paid the fare thereof, and went down into it, to go with them unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD. But the LORD sent out a great wind into the sea, and there was a mighty tempest in the sea, so that the ship was like to be broken.” Jonah 1:3,4 (KJV).

From the very moment Jonah boarded the boat, two things happened. First, God sent a mighty storm that was so intense that the seasoned mariners were terrified that their ship was about to be ripped in two. Second, Jonah had gone down into the hold of the ship to catch up on some much-needed sleep. What?? Talk about a dichotomy, but there it is. And it is right here where we are introduced to why Jonah could sleep soundly and peacefully while the sailors were beside themselves in fear.

“Then the mariners were afraid, and cried every man unto his god, and cast forth the wares that were in the ship into the sea, to lighten it of them. But Jonah was gone down into the sides of the ship; and he lay, and was fast asleep. So the shipmaster came to him, and said unto him, What meanest thou, O sleeper? arise, call upon thy God, if so be that God will think upon us, that we perish not.” Jonah 1:5,6 (KJV)

The Bible doesn’t say that Jonah was ‘napping’ or trying to catch ‘40 winks‘, it says that Jonah was ‘fast asleep’. That means he was sleeping deeply and restfully, like someone without a care in the world. Yet, for the sailors up on top, it is a living nightmare. How can this be?

Jonah’s spiritual secret is so simple yet profound

Jonah’s spiritual ‘secret’ was that he personally knew the nature and character of the God he served. He had seen Him work and move in the past, he had the testimony of all the scripture written up to that point, and he believed everything that he knew to be true about God. Not only that, because he knew who God was, he also knew what God would do in a given situation, and he trusted in that with all his heart.

How much did Jonah believe in what he knew to be true about God? He believed it enough to bet his own life on the fact that he would not be killed in that storm on the boat because God had a call on his life to go to Nineveh. Think about this amazing level of faith Jonah had in God and in what the Bible declares to be true about God. He didn’t just mouth the words or understand it intellectually, he knew in his heart it was true and he trusted in his faith in God. What else was there to do but to go to sleep?! Does this remind you of anyone else?

“Now it came to pass on a certain day, that he went into a ship with his disciples: and he said unto them, Let us go over unto the other side of the lake. And they launched forth. But as they sailed he fell asleep: and there came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they were filled with water, and were in jeopardy. And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, master, we perish. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm.” Luke 8:22-24 (KJV)

Will you look at that? Who do we see here sleeping in the hold of the ship while the fisherman cry out in peril of their lives? We see Jesus, just like Jonah, fast asleep in the ship while the storm rages above. The disciple come to Him excitedly, waking Him up and crying out ‘ we perish!’. And what does Jesus have to say to them? He rebukes them.

“And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him.” Luke 8:25 (KJV)

It is in this question by Jesus to His disciples that we have fully discovered Jonah’s spiritual secret. Jesus asks “where is YOUR faith”, and He asks it rhetorically because it is obvious that they don’t really have much faith, if any at all. But by this point they certainly should have, don’t you think?

By the time we see Jesus in the boat in Luke 8, the disciples had already seen Jesus heal the servant of the Centurion, heal the man with the withered hand, listened to the entire Sermon on the Mount, seen Jesus provide a miraculous overflowing catch of fish, heal people of leprosy, and the list goes on and on. Yet when it was their turn ‘in the fire’, they had not very much faith at all. They should have been able to fall asleep just like Jesus was, but they could not. They were missing a key ingredient that Jonah had in abundance.

What does your storm look like?

So many times Jonah gets a bad rap for his disobedience to what God called him to do, and maybe rightly so, but in doing that we overlook his amazing faith in the God he knew personally and trusted personally. Now apply it to yourself, let’s make it real. Think about the last time, and maybe it’s happening right now as you read this, that God allowed you to go through a really rough and fiery trial.

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 (KJV)

Maybe God has allowed you to lose your employment and become homeless for a season. Maybe you were recently diagnosed with bad news from the doctor. Maybe you have lost a spouse or a child, and feel like your whole world is coming apart at the seams. Maybe it’s one or more of any number of dozens of things that can happen in our lives that can and do shake us to our core.

Now what’s your reaction, is it one of faith or fear? The sailors on Jonah’s boat were very strong men who were highly experienced seamen. But the storm that God laid on that boat rocked them to their core, that’s how bad it was. Jonah slept soundly because he knew who God was, and he knew that God would deliver him.

“And he prayed unto the LORD, and said, I pray thee, O LORD, was not this my saying, when I was yet in my country? Therefore I fled before unto Tarshish: for I knew that thou art a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repentest thee of the evil.” Jonah 4:2 (KJV)

Jonah could sleep on the boat because he knew God would deliver him. Jonah didn’t want to preach to the wicked Ninevites, whom he hated, because he knew God would have mercy on them and allow them to repent. How about you, Christian, what do you know about God?

  • Do you know enough about God to know He cares for you? “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” 1 Peter 5:7 (KJV)
  • Do you know enough about God to place your life in His hands? “And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.” John 10:28 (KJV)
  • Do you know enough about God to know He has saved you? “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.” 1 John 5:13 (KJV)
  • Do you know that God will hear and answer your prayers? “Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.” Romans 8:26 (KJV)

Jonah knew the nature and character of God, and trusted in that with his whole heart and soul. His falling asleep in the boat is not presumption or arrogance, it is trust! Are you in a storm today? Trust in the Lord, and then rest in that trust. Sleep in that trust.

This is Jonah’s spiritual secret, trusting in the Lord, and then resting in it. This is what Jesus was teaching the disciples on the boat. This is the secret to, and the essence of, the Christian life.

“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5,6 (KJV)

 

 


 

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Why The King James Bible Uses ‘Atonement’ In Romans 5:11 And All The Modern Versions Change It To ‘Reconciliation’ Will Dramatically Increase Your Faith

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In the Old Testament, sinners made the atonement to God for their sins, but in the New Testament, it is God that makes the atonement for sinners in Romans 5:11.

This is just a quick little Bible study that came to me today via an email question from NTEB’er Jill, who had had a lively discussion with her dad about the wording used by the King James in Romans 5:11. The crux of the conversation centered around why the King James is the only one to use the word ‘atonement’ when all the other version, no exceptions, used the word ‘reconciliation’. In fact, this is the one and only place in the entire New Testament that uses the word ‘atonement’. Certainly, the King James translators must have gotten it wrong if all 250+ other versions disagree. As it turns out yet again, the King James is right, and all the others are predictably wrong. Let’s see why this is.

“And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.” Romans 5:11 (KJB)

The word atonement appears 81 times in the Bible, 80 times in the Old Testament and 1 time in the New Testament. Here’s the breakdown. All 80 places in the Old Testament where ‘atonement’ is mentioned, an atonement is being made, it is being offered. In Romans 5:11, the atonement is being RECEIVED. Huge difference. In the Old Testament, the guilty party is atoning to the offended party, it’s an offering given by sinners to God. In Romans the atonement has been made for us, not by us, the innocent paying a debt He didn’t owe, to us the guilty who have a debt we cannot pay. It’s the exact opposite. What was the atonement in Romans 5:11? It was Jesus Christ Himself! And you want to change that to ‘reconciliation’? Not on my watch, mister.

Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.” 1 Peter 2:24 (KJB)

So Romans 5:11 is MUCH more than a mere reconciliation, we can reconcile lost sinners to Jesus Christ, and in fact we are commanded to. But when we reconcile lost sinners to God by Jesus Christ, we are only able to do that because God has already provided the atonement.

“And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;” 2 Corinthians 5:18 (KJB)

In the Old Testament, atonement was what the people had to do, in the New Testament, ‘do’ has become ‘done’ and now we are told to receive something, not offer something. Now, I wonder who would want you to not know that? Hmm🤔

What do you lose when you have a modern version that steals your ‘atonement’ and gives you ‘reconciliation’ instead? Why, only one of the greatest doctrines anywhere in the whole Bible, that’s all. The doctrine of God not only making an atonement for sins He did not commit, but God becoming the atonement for those sins He did not commit.

  • OLD TESTAMENT: “Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD.” Leviticus 23:27 (KJB)
  • NEW TESTAMENT: “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” 1 John 4:10 (KJB)

We are reconciled to God through Jesus Christ by the atonement that was made on the cross at Calvary. God’s blood shed to make a payment, an atonement, for the sin of the whole world. If you take out ‘atonement’ from Romans 5:11, you have done despite to the blood!

“Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?” Hebrews 10:29 (KJB)

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The Incredible Events Of The Last Supper In The Upper Room Illustrates Perfectly The Revealing Of The Man Of Sin At The Pretribulation Rapture Of The Church

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At the exact moment Judas goes from being the man of sin to the son of perdition, the scripture sayeth that he immediately goes ‘down and out into darkness’, while the disciples are ‘up in the air’ with Jesus

Many people are puzzled, baffled and otherwise flummoxed when attempting to unravel the end times timeline for the Church given to us prophetically by our apostle Paul in 2 Thessalonians 2:1-3 in your King James Bible. Over the years, all sorts of crazy interpretations like the falling away is actually the Rapture, the Day of Christ and the Day of the Lord is talking about the same events, and every other type of Laodicean insanity have been put forth to try and make sense of these verses. Of course, you could always just compare scripture with scripture and rightly divide what you read, but that’s too much work, who wants to do that? We do!

“Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.” 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4 (KJB)

Ok, Bible believers, let’s do this by the numbers. Verse 1 is showing you our ‘gathering together unto him‘, when you compare this to 1 Thessalonians 4:15-18 you see clearly this is a reference to the Pretribulation Rapture of the Church. This also defines the term the ‘day of Christ‘ that we see in verse 2 as also being a reference to the Rapture of the Church. Still with me? So far we haven’t done much interpretation, all we have done is compare scripture with scripture. Verse 3, however, is where most Christians throw up their hands and say “we’re not looking for Antichrist!!” and go back to watching cat videos on YouTube. Just what is Paul talking about when he says the ‘man of sin’ will be revealed just prior to the Pretribulation Rapture of the Church? To answer this perplexing (to some) question, the gospel of John has the answer. (Much of John is addressed to the Church Age, see for yourself here.)

He then lying on Jesus’ breast saith unto him, Lord, who is it? Jesus answered, He it is, to whom I shall give a sop, when I have dipped it. And when he had dipped the sop, he gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon. And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly. He then having received the sop went immediately out: and it was night.” John 13:26,27,30 (KJB)

If you haven’t read our article entitled ‘Does The King James Bible Reveal The Identity Of The Coming End Times Antichrist?’ you might want to take a moment and go read it before continuing with this article. Ok ready? Let’s proceed.

In John 13, always keep an eye out for the number 13 as it is associated with Antichrist almost as much as 666, we see the last supper in the upper room with Jesus, His disciples, and of course, Judas the betrayer. Up to this point in the three and one half year ministry of Jesus, Judas has distinguished himself as the devil that he always was. In fact, you could quite accurately say that Judas was the ‘man of sin’ from the very beginning. One such ‘highlight’ of this is found in the story of Mary of Bethany in John 12:1-8 where we see Judas, the scripture calls him a lying thief, mocking Mary’s incredible sacrifice of her alabaster box. Judas not only mocks it, he is showing unfiltered contempt for the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus as the passage clearly shows you. Judas was always the ‘man of sin’, he was never a good guy, and in the upper room he gets an dubious ‘promotion’ to becoming the Son of Perdition. Ever ask yourself why Jesus would purposely chose Judas as a disciple? One main reason would have to be so there was a type of the tares mixed in with the wheat, the ‘wolf lying down with the lamb’ from Isaiah 11:6. Get it? Good, now back to the events in the upper room as a type of the Rapture of the Church.

The disciples are all asking Jesus who the betrayer is, and Jesus tells them plainly to watch and see who dips the sop in the dish, because that’s the guy. At the moment Judas takes his sop from the dish (SOP is son of perdition, just coincidentally), Satan enters into him and he becomes the Son of Perdition, a type of Antichrist. But watch what happens next. At the exact moment Judas goes from being the man of sin to the son of perdition, the scripture sayeth that he immediately goes ‘down and out into darkness’. Darkness being a type of the time of Jacob’s trouble and the great tribulation. But where are the disciples? They are up in the air with Jesus Christ in the upper room! (if you’re looking for a sign, this is it!)

This is what Paul is talking about in 2 Thessalonians, when the man of sin is revealed, however that happens, the Church will be safely taken UP in the air to be with Jesus Christ. John shows us this in type, Paul shows us this in prophecy, and one day very soon we will live out those verses when our beautiful Saviour, Jesus of Nazareth, catches us up and away to be with Him forever. So where is the exact moment of the Pretribulation Rapture of the Church? It’s contained in the comma between ‘be revealed‘ and ‘the son of perdition‘ in 2 Thessalonians 2:3. There it is, you’re welcome!

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Jesus Paid For The Sins Of The Whole World On The Cross At Calvary With The Blood Of God, But John MacArthur Denies These Bedrock Bible Truths

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I cannot imagine any Bible teacher or preacher of the word of God that did not understand that the payment for sin on the cross was the shed blood of Jesus Christ, but end times heretic John MacArthur is one such person.

John MacArthur is a lot of things, but one thing he is not is a Bible believer. Why do I say that? Because John MacArthur denies the main scriptural tenant that clearly and plainly decrees that the payment for sin made on the cross was God’s own blood, shed to redeem sinners. As you will see in the videos below, MacArthur states repeatedly that the “blood of Jesus Christ does not save you”, and he go so far as to say that the blood Jesus shed was not God’s blood. That, my friends, is rank heresy.

“Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.” Acts 20:28 (KJB)

What follows below are my notes from our Sunday Service yesterday, just some quick thoughts I compiled on the blood of Jesus Christ to prepare for yesterday’s message. The evidence that rebukes John MacArthur’s heresy is overwhelming, and the only way you could miss it you’d have to be unsaved. This is no case of “let’s agree to disagree”, not by a long shot, this is rebuking heresy and false teaching that some might be saved. If you believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, the blood of God, cannot save your soul, then you are lost and headed for a fiery Hell. The only payment for your sin God will accept is His own shed blood.

Saved By The Blood Of The Crucified One

The first mention of blood in your King James Bible is the shed blood of an innocent man, who is a type of Jesus Christ, shed by a man who a type of Antichrist. This law of first mention sets the standard for blood all through the scriptures.

“And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground.” Genesis 4:10 (KJB)

In the New Testament, the blood as it relates to the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the cross, shows you that it is a payment to 1). Build His church, and 2). Make a payment for sin for the whole world.

“Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.” Luke 22:20 (KJB)

“And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Matthew 16:18 (KJB)

The Bible shows us that the death of Jesus on the cross is the vehicle by which the blood was applied as payment, His death itself is not the payment. This is a huge distinction, one that is lost to most Greek and Hebrew scholars of our day. If Jesus had only died in our place on the cross, and not made the payment, then we would remain in our sins with no way to receive salvation. The blood that was shed is eternal, it is God’s blood, and only God’s blood can keep you eternally safe, saved and secure.

“Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.” Acts 20:28 (KJB)

 Jesus on the cross took the punishment we rightly deserve upon Himself, and this is the first Bible doctrine ever mentioned in the Church Age.

“And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest? And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him. The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth: In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth.” Acts 8:30-34 (KJB)

Of course, this is referring to Isaiah 53

“But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5 (KJB)


The New Versions Remove The Blood!

  • KJB: “In whom we have redemption through his bloodeven the forgiveness of sins:” Colossians 1:14 (KJB)
  • ESV: “in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” Colossians 1:14 (ESV)

Now, let’s take a look in the writings of Paul to see how important the blood Jesus shed on the cross truly is. It’s so simple, you have to work to miss it.

“Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.” Romans 3:25,26 (KJB)

“Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.” Romans 5:9 (KJB)

“After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.” 1 Corinthians 11:25 (KJB)

“In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;” Ephesians 1:7 (KJB)

“And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.” Colossians 1:20 (KJB)

All the way into Revelation, we see the blood is what has paid our sin debt.

“And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.” Revelation 1:5,6 (KJB)

The last mention of blood in the Bible brings you full circle. As the first mention of blood was that of an innocent men having it shed at the hands of the wicked, so the last mention of is of a Righteous Man trampling His enemies and shedding their blood.

“For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.” Revelation 19:2 (KJB)

“And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.” Revelation 19:13 (KJB)

Remember what the gospel is:

“For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:” 1 Corinthians 15:3,4 (KJB)

It is the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It was a sacrificial death to fulfill all the Law of Moses, but it was a death in order to make and apply a payment for sin, the only payment God would or could accept – His own blood, shed by Himself.

Watch Heretic John MacArthur Deny The Shed Blood Of Jesus Christ

This man is to be avoided at all costs, for every one right thing he says, he utters three heresies. 

John MacArthur and His False Teachings Rebuked

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