5 And the LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD.
6 And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,
7 Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; . . .
e've heard, been taught, read in the Word of God . . . all of our lives . . . of Gods' mercy. That it is new every morning, that His mercies are everlasting, about His love, Gods' love, pure love, about His forgiveness, how He forgives iniquity . . .
And this is true. But I want to make a point here to establish an important fact:
God can't do everything. Here are a few with which to understand my direction. God can't:
5. go against His own Word
Another thing God cannot do, is clear the guilty . . .
Justice demands something that will clear all. God's atonement calls for blood. But not just any blood.
Justice demanded blood. Blood that was equal to or purer than Adams' blood. Blood without sin, blood without guile; perfect blood . . .
That blood was shed on Calvary. It was the blood from Gods' own body. The blood was the only thing that would clear the guilty. It was the only thing that surpass Gods' mercy, and clear the guilty.
No matter what the abundance of sin was, Gods' mercy and His blood will cover it, will cleanse it, will clear it.