Sins cut us off from God.

In Isaiah 1:18 it says, “…Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.”

The stain of sin is permanent. Sins cut us off from God. How did this happen? Remember the ‘Adam and Eve’ story? Sometime after the angels being created and before Eve was tempted, Satan was cast out of heaven because of his pride. He was an angel, but his head got oversized and he actually ended up wanting to usurp God. He tempted Eve, and Adam listening to his wife sinned as well. So sin began. God never intended for us to be separated from him in any way, shape, or form. Satan got Eve to leave God out of her plan. He appealed to Eve, thereby placing herself above doing wrong, and what her maker had intended for her.

We all sin. We all need forgiveness. So God provided a way for our sins, like permanent stains, to be forgiven. Hebrews 9:22 states, “In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.” In the old testament various animal sacrifices were made, only on a temporary basis, according to certain procedures stated plainly and explicitly from God. In the new testament Jesus is, “…the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” – John 1:29. 1 Timothy 2:5 says, “For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.”

Only an infinite sacrifice, one holy and made of blood, would suffice for the sins of the world (past, present, and future). One from a truly loving father to each one of us, allowing his son’s life to be lain down, to make a way for the separation to be removed between every man and God. John 3:16,17 – “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”

Whether you are a Jew or a Gentile, Jesus is coming back one day!