The set is up, the hitter is in the air… spike! But no it’s blocked! Blocking is a key part of volley- ball and the success of every team rests on a defensive game. All the offensive re power in the world is irrelevant if the team cannot withstand the oppositional forces. Middle blockers are pivotal to a formidable defensive front. On God’s team Christ is our blocker. He intentionally stands up on our behalf and absorbs the wrath of God for us. He blocks the just punishment that is headed our way. This is propitiation, the absorb- ing of sin’s consequence by another. When you call on the name of Christ, the only one in the universe who can handle the full force of the triune God’s judgment, He takes away your sin. He’s the only one who can block for us spiritually!

“Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but who- ever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on him John 3:36 .

Have you asked Christ to block for you?


A former rebel now fighting for The Righteous King, Pastor Jeremy Poland lives with his wife & 6 children in Houston, TX.

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