A Gruesome Custom

After a sermon on Genesis 15:7-18

Here at the Lord’s Table we have the New Testament version of Abram’s bloodpath.  How shall we know God will keep His promises to us that He kept at the cross?  The answer is what it was for Abram:  God spoke the promises again, and He gave a sign pointing to blood.  

The bloodpath pointed to the death of the covenant breaker.  Jesus took that on for us as He bled and died on the cross.  The bloodpath said God would die if He or we broke the covenant.  Well, we broke the covenant, so blood was required.  It was paid at the cross, and Jesus gave us this ritual to remember it.  “This is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.” 


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