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Van Walton

Fun Facts about Van Walton

My favorite smell: The way the earth smells after it rains.

My favorite sound: The first notes of a grand symphony.

My favorite way to relax: Sitting anywhere outside - on my front porch, on my deck, or by the lake, early in the morning with my first cup of coffee.

My favorite birthday dessert: a Peach cobbler baked by my husband. He’s my fave chef!

I will not eat: Avocado. They turn my stomach into a volcano that never erupts.

Technology I couldn't live without and why: My laptop - it takes me anywhere I want to go.

One thing that makes me smile: My sons' faces!

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Monday, January 18, 2010


Moved by a perfect sacrifice

Jesus example- his move to earth, leads me to move wherever He calls...

This morning I watched/listened to a sermon by Roger Spadin. He is a great teacher I highly recommend that you tune into his sermons if you are looking for good Bible teaching. He said the following, quoting his Ancient Greek professor, “Repetition is the mother of all learning.”

Being a Spanish teacher I got it. Then I realized God uses repetition to teach us the lessons He would have us learn.

Leviticus. Talk about repetition! I have read through more sacrifices for more types of sins I ever imagined. How did those priests ever get it? I wonder if the truly loyal and devoted followers of the Jewish faith ever felt like they had actually sacrificed enough! It seems to me that a person could no longer finish one sacrifice that it would be time for another.

I’m not sure I would have survived all those rituals and rites. I might have changed religions or quit being a good Jewish person altogether.

Then I read the following details in Leviticus 4:6 and 7 – The Sin Offering:

“…sprinkle some of the blood seven times before the Lord in the front of the veil of the sanctuary. …the priest will then put some of the blood…on the altar…”

Hold on- you are not going to believe the parallel!
 There is a priest, a sacrifice, an altar and blood, blood sprinkled seven times.

Jesus is our sacrifice. His altar was the cross. He is also the priest who, like the Old Testament priests, performed his duty by shedding His blood for the forgiveness of our sins speaking seven times – blessings over those who stood nearby, blessings over those who accepted his death as the perfect sacrifice:

1- He blessed his mother by providing her with someone to care for her: John 19:26-27

“Woman, behold your son. (John) behold her mother.”

2- He forgave those who crucified him, not only the soldiers and Pharisees, but you and me. Luke 23:34

“Father, Forgive them. They don’t know what they are doing.”

3-He offered eternity to the thief on the cross next to his. Luke 23:43

“Today you will be with me in paradise.”

4-He showed us his humanity so we could identify with Him. Matthew 27:46

“My God, why have you forsaken me?”

5-He taught us how to die. Luke 23:46

“Into Your hands I commit my spirit.”

6-He suffered for all humanity. John 19:28

“I thirst.”

7- He died for me. John 19:30

“It is finished.”

As he died, around noon, the Bible says, darkness fell on the land, the light from the sun was gone, and the veil in the temple ripped in two!

"…sprinkle some of the blood seven times before the Lord in the front of the veil of the sanctuary."

I have heard it said that brilliant scholars claim Jesus read all the prophecies and fulfilled them on his own, that He is not the divine Son of God. I don’t know why theologians desire to discredit Jesus. I really don’t care, but what I don’t understand is how did he rip the veil in two as he hung on the cross, the perfect sacrifice, shedding his blood, speaking seven times, before the Lord in front of the veil of he sanctuary?

I don’t know about you, but this moves me to stand in awe and



B His Girl said...

I join you in standing in awe of Jesus. I am always blown away by how personal He is to those who seek a close relationship with Him. He continues to offer Himself to us daily. Always available. I pray we are living sacrifices unto Him. Continue to shine. I know God is doing something new with you. Walk confidently. B

Doreen said...

Hi Van,
I'm searching for more info on Roger Spadins sermons. Haven't been successful, can you help ?
Much appreciated!
May God bless you abundantly!