Beaten, bruised and battered

Tormented in numerous ways;

You shed Your blood and hung in torture

So the stain of our sin will not remain.

Crucified and with the crown of thorns

In the most humiliating way;

Spat upon and sworn at

By the angry mob that day.

Tortured and tormented

Yet You opened not Your mouth;

Like a lamb led to the slaughter

Where much hatred filled their shouts.

As a spotless lamb so perfect;

No inch of sin was found in You,

And not deserving of such hostility

Or with scathing remarks too.

The Father’s presence left You

For the first time in eternity;

You felt the sting of His wrath

So His anger we may not see.

Because if eternity wasn’t real

There would have been no need to suffer;

As we imagine what the Father is saving us from

When we enter the here-after…

It reveals the condition of our heart

When we’re hostile towards You;

Highlighting the reality of spiritual warfare

And that Heaven and Hell are true.

Without the shedding of blood

There is no remission of sins;

You’re our Passover Lamb so perfect and true

Who saves our soul within.

(C) P.B. 2021

“And according to the law almost all things are purified with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no remission.”  Hebrews 9:22

“The next day he saw Jesus coming to him and said, ‘Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world!”  John 1:29

“He was oppressed and He was afflicted, yet He did not open His mouth; Like a lamb that is led to slaughter, and like a sheep that is silent before its shearers, so He did not open His mouth.”  Isaiah 53:7

“My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”  Matthew 27:46

“But with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ.”  1 Peter 1:19

“And He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed.”  1 Peter 2:24

“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.”  John 1:12

“Jesus answered and said to him, ‘Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.'” John 3:3

“Repent, and let every one of you be baptised in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”  Acts 2:38