The Sparrows

By Martha © 1996

Excerpts Taken From The Atonement Of The Blood
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Matt. 1:20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. 21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

Jesus said . . . Matt. 26:27 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; 28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

Now, the baptism of repentance came with John, but the baptism of the Spirit came with Christ Jesus.

Luke 3:3 And he (John) came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins; 4 As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. . . . . . . . .15 And as the people were in expectation, and all men mused in their hearts of John, whether he were the Christ, or not; 16 John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire: 17 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable. Jesus said . . . . Luke 24:46 And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: 47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

John 1:29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. 30 This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me. 31 And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water. 32 And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him. 33 And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.

John 8:21 Then said Jesus again unto them, I go my way, and ye shall seek me, and shall die in your sins: whither I go, ye cannot come. 22 Then said the Jews, Will he kill himself? because he saith, Whither I go, ye cannot come. 23 And he said unto them, Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world. 24 I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins. Jesus was saying, Ye must believe that I am the I Am, or you shall die in your sins. For Jesus said, Before Abraham was, I Am. John 8:58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.

1st John 3:4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. 5 And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin. 6 Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him. 7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. 8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. 9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. 10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.

Christ’s atoning blood, shed on Calvary, grants forgiveness for sins for the whole world, as written. John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

Now, reader, that is the atonement, the shedding of blood for the remission of sin. Yet, we have heard, and hear, and read, that Christ Jesus also shed His blood for physical healing as well as spiritual healing. We know that when Jesus was in the flesh, He did many miracles, mighty miracles, healing the sick, raising the dead, walking on the water, calming the sea and raging winds, casting out devils by His Word, casting out spirits of infirmities, multiplying the loaves of bread and fish, feeding thousands miraculously, and the greatest miracle of all, His rising from death. We are, in this treatise, examining the doctrine of the atoning blood of Christ Jesus covering sicknesses and diseases, whether it be of the atonement or not, for we know that the forgiveness of sin is of the atonement, yet seeing as all men yet die, we have need to understand the scriptures concerning healing for physical infirmities and diseases. For it is written in Isaiah that great power would be upon Jesus to witness to the world that He was the Messiah, and the Saviour, and that He would heal sicknesses and diseases as a sign to the world of this Messiahship. Matt. 8:16 When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick: 17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.

Isaiah 53:1 Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed? 2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. 3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. 4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. 5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. 6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. 7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. 8 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. 9 And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. 10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand. 11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities. 12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

Jesus was born to bear the sins of the world, and to open the heart of the Father in heaven to receive His soul as an offering for sin. Jesus was born and came into this world for but one purpose, to be an atonement and a sacrifice for sin, a Lamb without spot or blemish, holy, without deceit or guile, in whom was found no sin. All who repent and are baptized for their sins, receive forgiveness of their sins, are granted eternal life, and they shall never come into condemnation or damnation, being covered by the atoning blood of Christ Jesus. His whole message and ministry in this world bore witness to this truth. Jesus came into this world to forgive sin. And this truth was borne by the power of the Holy Ghost with many signs and wonders, declaring Jesus Christ to be the Son of God, the Saviour of the world. This power flows on down through the centuries of time, through gifts of the Holy Ghost, given unto the church, given unto men and women, still bearing witness to the single truth, Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the world, that no soul need perish. The gifts of the Holy Spirit bear witness to the life of Christ, the death of Christ, the purpose of Christ, the resurrection of Christ, and the salvation wrought in Christ, an eternal salvation, and an immortal salvation, Jesus having taken upon Himself the death of every soul born that in Him all souls might eternally live.

It is written, Matt. 9:1 And he entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into his own city. 2 And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee. 3 And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth. 4 And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts? 5 For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise and walk? 6 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house. 7 And he arose, and departed to his house. 8 But when the multitudes saw it, they marvelled, and glorified God, which had given such power unto men. Now, God the Father, gives these gifts unto men, and unto women, and today, men marvel, and glorify God when they see these miracles taking place, that God would give such power unto mortal men and women. The purpose of these miracles is still the same, that the world might know that Jesus Christ forgives sin, that all men might come to know that eternal life is found in Christ Jesus. Jesus said, So that you will know that I have power to forgive sins, these things are wrought with evidence of that truth in your midst. Now, Jesus did not heal the man sick of palsy when He first saw him. He first said, Thy sins be forgiven thee. Now, had Jesus not healed the man, the man would have gone on his way, forgiven of his sins, and would have remained afflicted with the palsy. It was another word that Jesus spoke, that healed the man, not the Word that said, Thy sins be forgiven thee. It was a separate work of the Spirit of Christ that healed the man of the palsy. Always healing was a work, and forgiveness was a work, and they were not one work, but two works, two separate works. Many were healed and unforgiven, and many were forgiven, and unhealed. Many believed and by their faith were healed.

Many were healed without faith, Jesus in His mercy simply healing all who were oppressed and present, simply because He could, and because by healing the diseased and maimed and blind, He validated His own Lordship and power over all the works of the devil, even to the raising of the dead, all these works being manifested for the sole purpose of validating His Saviourship and the forgiveness of sin that is in His name alone, there being no other name in heaven or earth, or under the earth, whereby a soul can be saved from damnation than in that name, Jesus Christ.

Chapter 1 Why Was Jesus Born?
Chapter 2 Why Is Not Everybody Healed?
Chapter 3 The Prospering Of Truth
Chapter 4 And God Said
Chapter 5 The Atonements of Futility
Chapter 6 The Kingdom Of Heaven