Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Sin removed by a mighty Saviour

Some notes of a sermon preached by one of the ministers on Zechariah 3v9.... "I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day". 1. the greatness of Christ's suffering; 2. the greatness of the strength of Christ, and 3. the greatness of His love.

Adam's one 'small' act of disobedience had massive repercussions for the millions of his descendants; one sin led to another and the corruption brought in by his one act of disobedience has led to an infinite number of sins. Each sin any one person commits can lead to dreadful results too in future generations.

Christ's sufferings were in his human nature as the divine nature cannot suffer (contrary to the error which is beginning to appear now). Christ had great love to His own people in the great victory wrought.

Samson was a type of Christ. Just as Samson brought down the house of his enemies by heaving down the two pillars which held it up, so Christ leaned His strength against Sin and Death - the two pillars holding up the House of Satan. And just as Samson destroyed more of the Philistines in his death than he did in his life, so Christ caused great destruction to Satan in His own death.