The Blood, The Blood, The Blood
The first physical death in the universe due to sin and blood was a part of the sacrifice of that animal in order to make garments of skin.
Ge 3:21 And the Lord God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skins and clothed them.
The second physical death due to sin:
Ge 4:10 And the Lord said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood is crying to me from the ground.
In the blood there is life, and it is blood that covers sin and brings life.
Le 17:11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it for you on the altar to make atonement for your souls, for it is the blood that makes atonement by the life.
Without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sin.
Heb 9:18 Therefore not even the first covenant was inaugurated without blood. Heb 9:19 For when every commandment of the law had been declared by Moses to all the people, he took the blood of calves and goats, with water and scarlet wool and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book itself and all the people, Heb 9:20 saying, “This is the blood of the covenant that God commanded for you.” Heb 9:21 And in the same way he sprinkled with the blood both the tent and all the vessels used in worship. Heb 9:22 Indeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.
Jesus Christ is our sacrifice once and for all.
Eph 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
Col 1:20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.
Re 1:5and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood…
Many are ashamed of the Gospel and most do not mention the blood.
Ro 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
For many the whole idea of Christ’s blood is folly.
1 Co 1:21 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe.
For 2014 I pray that each believer will go forward boldly and unashamed.
The Gospel is too great and the hour is so late.
Published on Thursday, January 2, 2014 @ 10:41 AM CDT