I AM the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd lays down HIS life for the sheep.
I lay down MY life that I may take it again. No one takes it from ME,
but I lay it down of MYSELF. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again.
For the message of the Cross is foolishness to those who are perishing,
but to us who are being saved it is the power of GOD.
(1 Corinthians 1:18 NKJV)
(JESUS) whom GOD put forward as a propitiation by HIS Blood,
to be received by Faith. This was to show GOD's righteousness,
because in HIS divine forbearance HE had passed over former sins.
JESUS CHRIST, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead,
and the ruler over the kings of the earth.
To HIM who loved us and washed us from our sins in HIS own blood
(Revelation 1:5 NKJV)
In HIM we have redemption through HIS Blood, the forgiveness of sins,
according to the riches of HIS grace.
the precious Blood of CHRIST,
as of a lamb without blemish & without spot.
(1 Peter 1:19 NKJV)
without shedding of blood there is no remission.
(JESUS) Who committed no sin,
Nor was deceit found in HIS mouth;
who, when HE was reviled, did not revile in return;
when HE suffered, HE did not threaten,
but committed HIMSELF to HIM
who judges righteously;
who HIMSELF bore our sins
in HIS own body on the tree,
that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness
by whose stripes you were healed.
(1 Peter 2:21-24 NKJV)
HE is despised and rejected by men,
A MAN of sorrows & acquainted with grief.
& we hid, as it were, our faces from HIM;
HE was despised, & we did not esteem HIM.
Surely HE has borne our griefs
& carried our sorrows;
Yet we esteemed HIM stricken,
Smitten by GOD, & afflicted.
(Isaiah 53: 3&4)
Not with the blood of goats & calves,
but with HIS own Blood
HE entered the Most Holy Place once for all,
having obtained eternal redemption.
For if the blood of bulls & goats & the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies for the purifying of the flesh,
how much more shall the Blood of CHRIST,
who through the eternal SPIRIT
offered HIMSELF without spot to GOD,
cleanse your conscience from dead works
to serve the living God?
And for this reason
HE is the Mediator of the New Covenant,
by means of death,
for the redemption of the transgressions
under the first covenant,
not even the first covenant
was dedicated without blood.
For there is one GOD & one Mediator
between GOD & men,
the Man CHRIST JESUS, who gave HIMSELF a ransom for all
(1 Timothy 2:5, 6 NKJV)
by HIM everyone who believes
is justified from all things
from which you could not be justified
by the law of Moses.
(Acts 13:39 NKJV)
(JESUS) who gave HIMSELF
for our sins, that HE might deliver us
from this present evil age, according to the Will
of our GOD & FATHER
(Galatians 1:4 NKJV)
having made peace
through the Blood of HIS Cross.
(Colossians 1:20 NKJV)
you, being dead in your trespasses
& the uncircumcision of your flesh,
HE has made alive together with HIM,
having forgiven you all trespasses,
having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us.
& HE has taken it out of the way,
having nailed it to the Cross.
Having disarmed principalities & powers,
HE made a public spectacle of them,
triumphing over them in it.
(Colossians 2:13-15 NKJV)
through death HE might destroy him
who had the power of death,
that is, the devil, & release those
who through fear of death were all their lifetime
subject to bondage.
(Hebrews 2:14, 15 NKJV)
Abraham said, My son, GOD will provide
for HIMSELF the lamb for a burnt offering.
(Genesis 22:8 NKJV)
HE was wounded for our transgressions,
HE was bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon HIM,
And by HIS stripes we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray;
We have turned, every one, to his own way;
And the Lord has laid on HIM the iniquity of us all.
He was oppressed and HE was afflicted,
Yet HE opened not HIS mouth;
HE was led as a lamb to the slaughter,
And as a sheep before its shearers is silent,
So HE opened not HIS mouth.
(Isaiah 53: 5-7)
For you were bought at a price
(1 Corinthians 6:20)
Greater love has no one than this,
than to lay down one's life for his friends.
walk in love, as CHRIST also has loved us
& given HIMSELF for us,
an offering & a sacrifice to GOD
for a sweet-smelling aroma.
(Ephesians 5:2 NKJV)
the Blood of JESUS CHRIST HIS SON
cleanses us from all sin.
(1 John 1:7 NKJV)
HE made HIM who knew no sin
to be sin for us, that we might become
the righteousness of GOD in HIM.
(2 Corinthians 5:21)
Much more then, having now been justified
by HIS Blood,
we shall be saved from wrath through HIM.
(Romans 5:9 NKJV)
HE has delivered us from the power of darkness
& conveyed us into the kingdom of the SON of HIS love, in whom we have redemption through HIS Blood, the forgiveness of sins.
(Colossians 1:13, 14 NKJV)
the Blood of JESUS CHRIST
HIS SON cleanses us from all sin.
(1 John 1:7 NKJV)
But you were washed, but you were sanctified,
but you were justified in the name of the
& by the SPIRIT of our GOD.
(1 Corinthians 6:11)
Now the blood shall be a sign for you
on the houses where you are.
& when I see the blood, I will pass over you;
& the plague shall not be on you to destroy you
(Exodus 12:13 NKJV)
i have been crucified with CHRIST;
it is no longer i who live, but CHRIST lives in me
& the life which i now live in the flesh i live by faith
in the Son of GOD,
who loved me and gave HIMSELF for me
knowing this, that our old man
was crucified with Him,
that the body of sin might be done away with,
that we should no longer be slaves of sin.
For he who has died has been freed from sin.
Romans 6: 6 & 7