When William the Conqueror came to invade England, he made a grand entrance; but as he got off the boat, he stumbled and fell, bloodying his nose on the cobblestones. His aides were aghast. It was not an impressive beginning. One said, “No, it is a good thing. He has spilled his blood on English soil. It is a sign he will win.” He did. When Jesus shed His blood, it did not mean He would conquer some region or territory. It meant He would conquer sin, death, the grave and hell itself.
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