Calvary Covered it All

Scripture: John 1:29 - Behold, the Lamb of God, which takes away the sin of the world.

Calvary covers it all,

My past with sin and stains.

My guilt and despair

Jesus took on Him there.

(1975 Word Music. LLC Inc.) Words by Ethel Taylor

Some years past, I participated on an outreach team called “Operation Go.”. I paired up with another woman and we went out faithfully on Tuesdays. Our team targeted homes of people who had attended a service, and or children who attended day school or  summer Camp. We knew where we were going when we sat out on our mission. When we did not find our family at home, then we would target laundry mats Libraries etc. Many times, I met women who strongly felt that their lives were in such shame that a holy God would not have them. “Calvary does indeed cover it all,” Often, during counseling; I could almost feel the slow breaking up of fowler ground. It was necessary to start counseling with the Old Testament following Paul’s way during the early church ministry. Man’s greatest need is to have his sin forgiven and reconciled back to God of this universe.

Old Testament scripture often spoke of a covering. Their sins were covered by the blood of sacrificial animals as given to them. Animal sacrificing system started with Adam and Eve when God clothed them with garments of skins (Genesis 3:21). Noah and Abraham offered animal sacrifices to the Lord prior to the Mosaic Law.  The Old Testament sacrificial systems required repeating and was temporary. Yet, Jesus’ blood was shed once on the cross at calvary for atonement for our sins. What animal blood could not do …Jesus did with His own blood. In (John 1:29), the Apostle John was pointing the people to a more permanent means of salvation. He’d hope that they would follow Jesus. Only Jesus’s blood could/would take away sin from the whole world present, past and future (John 1:29).  During the last supper, Jesus spoke of His blood of the new covenant , which is shed for many for the remission of sins (Mat. 26:26—28). Without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness. In Bible history all things were purified with blood, according to the law (Heb. 9:22). Jesus’ blood cleanses us from all unrighteousness (I John 1:7).

Scriptures reveal that there is power in the blood of Jesus
•“We are justified by Jesus’ blood” (Rom. 5:9);(Rom. 3:24-25).
•“We have peace through His shed blood on the cross of Calvary””” (Col. 1:20)
•“God cleanses our conscience from acts that leads to death, so that we might serve the   living God” (Heb 9:13-14)
•“Without the shedding of blood, there is no remission of sins” (Heb. 9:22)
•“Redeemed by the precious blood of Christ” (I Pet. 1:18-19)
•“ Him who loves us and has set us free from our sins by His blood “(Rev. 1:4-5)

Every event of that day was unique and has never been done before or ever again. The crucifixion of Jesus, God’s Son on a cross at Calvary. He did exactly what He said He’d come to do. Calvary was God’s supernatural miracles from heaven. God and His Son during a redemptive work in total darkness and silence. Hallelujah Lord!

(by Novella D. Carpenter)






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