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The Blood of Christ

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irishman

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How tragic that we hear little preaching about the precious blood of Christ nowadays. This doctrine seems to have been shoved aside by the church for...who knows what?

The Blood

“In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:”
(Col. 1:14)

As we can easily see, our redemption is OBtained through the blood of Christ. We make much of the death of Christ, and the resurrection, but it seems little is said these days about the blood. So, let us look at some scripture that depicts the true value of the blood to us, and begin here:
There is nothing more valuable than our redemption. Were it not for the blood, but merely the death of Christ, we would all still be lost in our sin, and spend an eternity in hell. Some proclaim that the death alone was enough, but without the shedding of blood is no remission. Look with me at Hebrew 9:22; “And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.” I suppose that some have made much of the word “almost”, but what concern is that to us? Whatever isn’t purged need not worry us, it is something that doesn’t need purging. The fact remains that the last part of the verse clarifies our standing--And without shedding of blood is no remission” So, the blood redeems.



“But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.” (Eph. 2:13)

The blood will draw us toward our God! We live afar off, away from Him and His grace, but it is the blood that brings us near Him. How wonderful to be near the Almighty. We can walk with Him, and bask in His glory because of the precious blood of Christ. The blood is a uniting blood; once applied, it gives us peace in Christ; it unites us with Him, as one body.


“And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.” (Col. 1:20)

The blood is a reconciling blood, Eph. 2:14, “For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;”
Thus we are reconciled to Him who we were once at enmity against; this too is through the blood of Christ. What value! What joy we receive in Him because of the blood.


“How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?” (Heb. 9:14)

By the blood of Christ, our conscience is clear--we have no more sorrow for sins past. We have no worry over our dead works, but have been re-born to present good works unto the Lord. (Eph. 2:10). Our conscience’s are clean because of the blood of Christ; it purges us through and through.


“Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,” (Heb 10:19)

His blood emboldens us! By the blood of Christ, we have access to the Father, and are allowed to approach the throne of grace without fear “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may OBtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” (Heb 4:16) It is important to us that we OBtain an interview with the Father, and it is made available to us through the blood.


“But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” (1 John 1:7)

Finally, the blood cleanses us from ALL sin, past, present, and future. Such power in this blood! What a precious commodity it is for us. To think, we now go through life without sin! Glory Be! As far as God is concerned, our sin is gone, and we are sinless before Him because of Christ’s blood, “Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.” (1 John 3:9) but wait! Christ will sit on the Bema seat and we will be judged for our works, even those which promoted sin.

“For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.” (Lev. 17:11)


Atonement:
All of these blessings are wrapped in one word “At-one-ment” wherein we become one with Christ.


Some say that there was not much blood shed at Calvary, but what they fail to see is that it is not the quantity, but the quality of the blood that counts! One drop of pure, untainted blood from the veins of our Savior is sufficient to wipe away all sin--forever! What glorious power there is in the blood of Christ!

All blood, whether oriental, Caucasian, Arabian, or Latino, looks the same, and all is the life of the flesh, (Lev. 17:11, 14). So it is with the blood of Christ, it is the same for all men, and provides eternal life for all flesh.

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