When Blood Speaks
Have you ever heard the story of Cain and Abel?
(New Revised Standard Version)
by Elder Debra Buffington-Adams

Genesis 4:1-7a
4 Now the man (Adam) knew his wife Eve, and she conceived and bore Cain, saying, "I have produced a man with the help of the Lord." Next she bore his brother Abel. Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, and Cain a tiller of the ground. In the course of time Cain brought to the Lord an offering of the fruit of the ground, and Abel for his part brought of the firstlings of his flock, their fat portions. And the Lord had regard for Abel and his offering, but for Cain and his offering he had no regard. So Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell. The Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry, and why has your countenance fallen? If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is lurking at the door.
8-9a Cain said to his brother Abel, "Let us go out to the field." And when they were in the field, Cain rose up against his brother Abel, and killed him.
9b - 11 Then the Lord said to Cain, "Where is your brother Abel?" He said, "I do not know; am I my brother's keeper?" And the Lord said, "What have you done? Listen; your brother's blood is crying out to me from the ground! And now you are cursed from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand.

This was the first murder ever committed on the earth, the first act of hatred, the first man to say that he was not his brother's keeper.

Genesis 6:5-6
The Lord saw that the wickedness of humankind was great in the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of their hearts was only evil continually. And the Lord was sorry that he had made humankind on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart.

So far, in 2016, there has been 2,967 shootings in the city of Chicago with 608 victims fatally wounded. Blood is yet speaking! It is crying out to Almighty God, from the ground, against the teenager, the young man or woman, or against the older person that points a loaded firearm at a defenseless trembling soul and mercilessly pulls the trigger! The police may have a hard time catching the murderers, but God knows their names and where they live. The curse of sin looms over the head of a killer.

Do you suppose that murderers are the only ones whose souls are hell bound? Jesus said, Unless you repent, you will all perish as they did. You see, there is another cry from blood that was spilled at the hands of evildoers. It is the precious blood of Christ which was shed for our sins. Jesus died for you to be saved! He paid the price you could not pay.

Oh dear sinner, we beg you to give your life to him before it is everlasting too late! If you refuse him who speaks from Heaven, his shed blood will cry out against your soul in the dreadful day of Judgment! Blood is yet speaking! Is the blood of Christ crying out your name?

Humble yourself before the Lord . . .

Acts 3:19
Repent therefore, and turn to God so that your sins may be wiped out

Revelation 1:5a - 6
Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and freed us from our sins by his blood and made us a kingdom, priests serving his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Matthew 11:28 - 30
Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Dear ones, we have found that God's word is true! We invite you to come and worship with us, open your hearts to God's precious word and come under the all cleansing fountain of Christ Jesus. Amen.

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