And all the people said, “His blood shall be on us and on our children!” – Matthew 27:25
The words above were uttered by the angry, manipulative mob that appeared in front of Jesus’ trial at Pilate’s court. Pilate washed his hands (literally and figuratively) of any responsibility for Jesus’ death sentence, but the crowd was more than willing to accept whatever consequences might result from their complicity in the death of the Messiah. If you have trusted in this same Jesus as your Savior, then you must accept the horrible (and necessary) truth that you too were there.
I understand that I had a part in the death of Christ. He died for my sin in my place and my only hope as His follower is that the desire of that angry mob was fully accomplished, that Christ’s atoning blood was indeed on me.
By admitting his fault and identifying with the Savior, a person is saved by His blood. There is no other way. His blood must be on us.
The blood of Christ stands not simply for the sting of sin on God but the scourge of God on sin, not simply for God’s sorrow over sin, but for God’s wrath on sin. – P. T. Forsyth
Dr. David Pope is the Founder and CEO of Pope Initiatives. ARM Solutions is a division of Pope Initiatives that exists to activate collaborative efforts for sustainable impact among the global unreached.
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