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His Blood Covers All

The closer I draw to God, the sadder I feel from knowing just how much sin remains in me. When I was young in the faith, I could not see it. I could not understand it. Only after sharing intimate moments with God did he show me how fleshly-minded I still am. And I had to admit of the iniquity that has not left me. But I have hope:

“For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.” (Romans 8:13)

We cannot continue to allow sin to rule over our bodies. Once we receive the Holy Spirit, God will lead us to further repentance, which will encourage us to put away the transgression that so easily ensnares us. Our lives become his and our nature becomes his. For his spirit transforms us into new beings with the discernment to see right from wrong. Is it a surprise when we ache inside because we see how sin so masterfully enslaves us? Yet, our hope lies in our Savior Jesus. As wretched as I am, his blood covers all.

I may feel broken and ashamed for having sinned;
His blood covers all.
I may feel the sting of defeat for not having overcome;
His blood covers all.
My lips may preach his word, but my actions may say otherwise;
His blood covers all.
My feet may carry me away from him who saved me;
His blood covers all.
My hands may become tools of iniquity;
His blood covers all.
My eyes may drift to the lust of the flesh;
His blood covers all.
I may feel my sins are greater than he could ever forgive;
His blood covers all.

Author:

Jack Flacco is an author and the founder of Looking to God Ministries, an organization dedicated to spreading the Word of God through outreach programs, literature and preaching.

11 thoughts on “His Blood Covers All

  1. Great reminder for those of us who observe Lent. Whatever we do, good or bad, Jesus’ blood covers all of our sins and it is our only hope. It is also our sure hope that we are forgiven, no matter what we have done or continue to struggle with.

  2. 7 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.

    8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,

    9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:

    10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;

    11 If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.

    12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.

    13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,

    14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
    Philippians 3:7-14 (KJV)

  3. Oh, the blood of Jesus. Instantly took me back to Sunday school. Precious, precious, precious.
    Raised in a Christian home, more grateful than ever for the instilling of passion for God’s Word. Love Grace, the Word all the more these dark times …The grass withers and flowers fade but the Word of our God shall stand forever.Is40:8
    I do understand what you mean as far as the grieving, even when it’s not blatant sin but resisting His leading. We grow and the boundaries and leadings get even stricter. This wretched flesh will be alive in us ’til our last breath (Rom7), but remember that our Father sees us through Christ, so no condemnation (Rom8). I think God did it this way so none of us boast over one another. 😉 Apart from Him we are “filthy rags,” even our most righteous deeds.
    Great read.
    Blessed week.

    1. The apostle Paul said it this way: “I do the things I do not want to do and the things I do want to do I do not do them. Oh, wretched man that I am.” That passage has never left me and has always brought meaning to this wonderful life Christ has bestowed in my heart.

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