God’s Extravagant Love Pt 2
4 FACTS ABOUT EXTRAVAGANT LOVE
1. GOD’S LOVE IS INDIVIDUAL
2. IT IS EVERLASTING
3. IT PRECEEDS TIME
4. IT IS IRRESISTABLE
FOR JESUS TO REDEEM US IT COST HIM EVERYTHING.
THE PRICE THAT HE PAID WAS HIS OWN BLOOD.
1 Peter 1:18 Knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, 19 but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ.
WHY DID IT HAVE TO BE THE BLOOD?
Lev 17:11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you on the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood by reason of the life that makes atonement.’ (PROPHETIC)
ISAIAH PROPHESIED THAT THE MESSIAH WOULD GIVE HIS BLOOD AS AN ATONEMENT FOR SIN.
Isaiah 53:12 Therefore, I will allot Him a portion with the great, And He will divide the booty with the strong; Because He poured out Himself to death, And was numbered with the transgressors; Yet He Himself bore the sin of many, And interceded for the transgressors.
“He poured out his soul (life) unto death”
Leviticus 16:14 Moreover, he shall take some of the blood of the bull and sprinkle it with his finger on the mercy seat on the east side; also in front of the mercy seat he shall sprinkle some of the blood with his finger seven times.
THIS WAS FULFILLED IN EXACTLY THE WAY JESUS SHED HIS BLOOD.
HIS BLOOD WAS SPRINKLED 7 TIMES BEFORE THE SACRIFICE WAS COMPLETE
THE 1ST SHEDDING OF HIS BLOOD TOOK PLACE IN THE GARDEN
Luke 22:44 And being in agony He was praying very fervently; and His sweat became like drops of blood, falling down upon the ground.
THE 2ND SHEDDING OF BLOOD WAS IN THE HOUSE OF THE HIGH PRIEST
Matt 26:67 Then they spat in His face and beat Him with their fists; and others slapped Him, (Blood came from his nose & other places)
THE 3RD SHEDDING OF BLOOD IS WHEN PILOT HAD JESUS FLOGGED
Matt 27:26 Then he released Barabbas for them; but after having Jesus scourged, he handed Him over to be crucified.
Isaiah 50:6 I gave My back to those who strike Me, And My cheeks to those who pluck out the beard; I did not cover My face from humiliation and spitting.
THE 4TH SHEDDING OF BLOOD IS FOUND ALSO IN Isaiah 50:6 “My cheeks to those who pluck out the beard”…
THE 5TH SHEDDING OF BLOOD WAS THE CROWN OF THORNS.
Matt 27:28 They stripped Him and put a scarlet robe on Him. 29 And after twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on His head,
THE 6TH SHEDDING OF BLOOD WAS THE CRUCIFICTION WHERE THEY PIERCED JESUS HANDS AND FEET WITH NAILS.
Matt 27:35 And when they had crucified Him, they divided up His garments among themselves by casting lots.
PREDICTED IN Psalm 22:16-18 They pierced my hands and my feet. I can count all my bones. They look, they stare at me; They divide my garments among them, And for my clothing they cast lots.
THE 7TH SHEDDING OF BLOOD IS WHEN A ROMAN SOLDIER WAS SENT TO MAKE SURE THE MEN ON THE CROSS’S WERE DEAD.
Q. WHAT DO WE RECEIVE BECAUSE OF HIS EXTRAVAGAN LOVE?
WHAT WE RECEIVE IS EQUALLY EXTRAVAGANT.
Romans 8:15 For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, “Abba! Father!”
PAUL CONTINUES WITH OUR POSITION IN CHRIST
16 The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God, (THE SPIRIT REINFORCES WHO WE ARE)
PAUL GOES ON TO EXPLAIN WHAT IS INVOLVED
17 and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him
JESUS AS THE FIRST SON HAS THE WHOLE INHERITANCE AND WE SHARE THE WHOLE INHERITANCE WITH HIM.
John 16:13 But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. 14 He will glorify Me, for He will take of Mine and will disclose it to you. 15 All things that the Father has are Mine; therefore I said that He takes of Mine and will disclose it to you.
THE INHERITANCE IS THE FULLNESS OF WHAT GOD HAS BESTOWED UPON US IN CHRIST.
Romans 8:32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?
WHEN WE RECEIVE CHRIST WE RECEIVE ALL THINGS.
1 Cor 3:21 So then let no one boast in men. For all things belong to you, 22 whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or things present or things to come; all things belong to you, 23 and you belong to Christ; and Christ belongs to God.
1 John 4:16 We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.
NIV And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.