See from his head, his hands his feet. Sorrow and love flowed mingled down
To see is once but to survey is a constant, careful look and look again at the blood flowing down from his head, flowing down from his hands and from his feet – spreading and covering his bruised and broken body…
Until his whole body is covered with his own precious Blood.
4) His dying crimson like a robe
Spread over His body on the tree
Then am I dead to all the globe
And all the globe is dead to me
During the 2nd World War the prisoners of the Thai-Burma Death Railway used toilet paper to write their memoirs. And they used their own blood as ink to write their woes and sufferings.
So God has used the Blood of Christ since the Foundation of the World to write the Greatest Love Story Ever Told (History is actually His Story. There is only one Story in Heaven – The Story of the Lamb Jesus)
” the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world (Rev.13:8b)
The Blood of Jesus is typified in the entire Bible running from Genesis to the book of Revelation.
In Genesis he was the “coat of skin” that covered Adam and Eve”
In Exodus he was the Passover Lamb. His Blood protected every home from the death angel.
In Joshua he was the “Scarlet Rope” that saved Rahab & her family.
His Dying Crimson… His Precious Holy Blood was written all over the Bible. “And without shedding of blood there is no remission of sin”
All saints in OT, NT and For forever are saved by the Blood of Jesus.
For those before Christ they kept the passover. Hands were placed on the sacrificial lambs and sins were confessed and passover to a future Saviour – that is Jesus Christ. Today all believers are saved by what Jesus did once and for all in Calvary. The LORD Supper is a remembrance of His Atoning Death on Calvary. So for those Jews who believed their faith is in the Future while Christians have their faith looking back to the past on Calvary
So THE CROSS is The Highest Peak of Divine Revelation – not end times prophecy or even New Heaven & Earth
CALVARY. THE CROSS UPLIFTED ON CALVARY IS THE ULTIMATE FOCUS OF DIVINE MANIFESTATION
Here Jesus reconciled back all things & cried “It is finished”
And here is where the line is drawn for all who believed
“Ye are not your own for ye are bought with a price”
THEN AM I DEAD TO ALL THE WORLD AND THE WORLD IS DEAD TO ME
So we died with Jesus on the Cross, buried with Jesus & resurrected with Jesus to newness of life by identification.
And as we survey THE WONDROUS CROSS we can exclaim
5) Were the whole realm of nature mine
That were an offering far too small
Love so amazing, so divine
Demands my soul, my life , my all —
Note the words “Were the whole realm of nature mine” It speaks of the all encompassing solar system of nature.
And should it be given as an offering to Christ it is still an offering far too small.
It is a small offering
It is “too small” an offering
It is “far to small” an offering indeed
Because Love SO AMAZING SO DIVINE
IT DEMANDS MY SOUL, MY LIFE, MY ALL
It demands all my internal love, zeal, energy & my entire utmost bodily strength & all that I have and owned – MY ALL IN ALL BE GIVEN TO HIM BOTH NOW AND FOR “FOREVER”
Amen & Amen!