- Posted May 21, 2014 by
Bringing Back God: Can you sacrifice for God?
One definition of sacrifice is to slaughter or kill as a religious act. Another definition is the act of giving up something that you want to keep especially in order to get something else. There is sacrifice in both the Old and New Testaments in the Holy Bible. PASTOR JOHN COLLINS, BRINGING BACK GOD, spoke of the sacrifice of Abraham in a sermon and asked the congregation if they would be able to do the same-give up their first born child? Who could? Could you? Abraham did and God spared his son at the last minute. Isaac was Abraham's only son by Sarah and a miracle in his conception. Abraham and Sarah were in their 90's when he was conceived. Abraham had such faith that he followed God's wish even though he must have felt horrible at the thought of it. His faith saved his son. Other sacrifices in the Old Testament refer to specific animal sacrifices for redemption of sin. God saw that man could not follow his laws regarding sacrifice of animals, greed and man's will got in the way. God's sacrifice to us was His Son Jesus. God sent Jesus to us, as a human, to be crucified as a sacrifice for our sins. The sacrifice of His Son gives us the way to eternal life and forgiveness of our sins. All we have to do is ask and we will be forgiven, believe and we will have life through our works and deeds, because Jesus died as a sacrifice. What does God want in return for His Sacrifice? Us. Our commitment 100% to Him. To be Christlike. To live a daily life without lies, gossip, cheating, adultery, murder, slander. Each one of those is the same in God's eyes. The Holy Bible says in a letter from Paul to the Romans "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service." (Romans 12:1 KJV). That is what God wants from us. Jesus disciples left their way of life, their families and sacrificed what was their normal activities of daily living. Could you do that today if Jesus asked you? God's been asking us to do that since the beginning of time. Sacrifice yourself for God.
Want more? Go to the BRINGING BACK GOD website or listen to PASTOR JOHN COLLINS at www.blogtalkradio.com/pastorjohncollins
God bless you.