Life is in the blood. The body can survive without certain parts, but not without blood. Blood is essential for life. Jesus gave his life’s blood, to redeem us, and impart life to the world through His precious blood.
I Peter 1:18-20 – Forasmuch as you know that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, … 19 But with the precious BLOOD OF CHRIST, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: (or defect) 20 Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you…
Leviticus 17:11,14 – For the life of a creature is in the BLOOD, and I have given it to you to make atonement for yourselves on the altar; it is the blood that makes atonement for one’s life.…because the life of every creature is its blood. That is why I have said to the Israelites, “You must not eat the blood of any creature, because the life of every creature is its blood; anyone who eats it must be cut off.”
Hebrews 9:22 – …without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sins.
Hebrews 9:7,12 But only the high priest entered the inner room, and that only once a year, and never without blood, which he offered for himself and for the sins the people had committed in ignorance. He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by His own blood, thus obtaining eternal redemption.
THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF JESUS
God will accept nothing but the precious Blood of His Only Begotten Son, the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for atonement for our sins.
SINS CLEANSED BY THE BLOOD
I John 1:7 – …if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.
Romans 6:23 – For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Revelation 1:5 – …from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth.To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood…
Hebrews 9:4 – It is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.
Hebrews 9:12 – He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, thus obtaining eternal redemption.
Hebrews 9:14 – How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God!
JESUS SHED HIS BLOOD
- JESUS shed His BLOOD – so we can do the will of God, like He did.
Luke 22:42-44 – …He knelt down and prayed, 42 saying, “Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; not My will, but Yours, be done… and being in agony, He prayed more earnestly. Then His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground.
- JESUS shed His BLOOD – so we can be healed in our bodies.
Matthew 27:26,29 – …and when he had scourged (severely whipped; beaten with a whip of leather straps embedded with metal) Jesus, he delivered Him to be crucified.
1 Peter 2:24 – …who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.
- JESUS shed His BLOOD – so we have clean hands and a pure heart.
Ephesians 5:25-27 – Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, 26 that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, 27 that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.
Revelation 1:5 – To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood…
- JESUS shed His BLOOD – so we don’t have to sin.
John 19:18 – …they crucified Him, and two others with Him, one on either side, and Jesus in the center.
I John 1:7,9 – But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
- JESUS shed His BLOOD – so I can have a new heart and experience new life.
John 19:34 – one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out.
2 Corinthians 5:17 – …if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
Galatians 2:20 – I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
Hebrews 10:20 – having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, 2by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh…
Ezekiel 36:26 – I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you…
JESUS – LAMB SLAIN FROM THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD
Revelation 13:8 – All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
Revelation 5:12 – “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom, and strength and honor and glory and blessing!”
John 1:29 – The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
WHAT DOES THE BLOOD DO?
PROPITIATION is the act of gaining or regaining the favor or goodwill of someone or something : the act of propitiating.
ROMANS 3:25 – whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed…
JUSTIFICATION is the spilling of his blood to cover our sins made possible our sharing in his righteousness by joining us to him through faith. Without his blood, our unrighteousness would remain unaddressed. We could not stand with him at the final judgment and receive with him his Father’s declaration, “Righteous.”
It has been said, “justification” is “just-as-if-I’d-never-sinned”. Our sins are washed away, and we are forgiven. As far as the east is from west, he removes our sins and transgressions from us. (Psalm 103:12)
ROMANS 5:9 – Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.
Special note: He willingly shed His own blood not for his own sins (he had none), but for our sins.
REDEMPTION means to buy back or secure the freedom of someone in bondage.
Ephesian 1:7 – In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.
Colossians 2:13-14 – You were dead because of your sins and because your sinful nature was not yet cut away. Then God made you alive with Christ, for he forgave all our sins. 14 He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross.
Ephesians 2:13 – But now you have been united with Christ Jesus. Once you were far away from God, but now you have been brought near to him through the blood of Christ.
Special note: Our sin and rebellion against God has put distance between us and him. He draws near not to a particular ethnic people, but to all who receive his Son in faith, no matter who they are or how far they had run.
1 Peter 3:18: “Christ suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God.”
Colossians 1:19-20 – For God in all his fullness was pleased to live in Christ, 20 and through him God reconciled everything to himself. He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of Christ’s blood on the cross.
RECONCILE means to restore to friendship; to settle or resolve, to submit to something unpleasant; and to balance accounts.
Special note: It is “the blood of his cross” that makes peace between God and man.
Jesus did not shed his blood by accident. This was no random death. Tragic as it was, it was deliberate and voluntary. He was executed unjustly, and his blood was spilled on purpose at the cross, both by sinful men and the holy God-man. They took his life, and He gave it. In doing so, He absorbed the righteous wrath of God, granted us his full legal acceptance, purchased our true freedom, restored our most important relationship, and made peace for us with God himself.
WHAT SIN DOES IN OUR LIVES
- 1. It separates us from God.
Isaiah 59:2 – …your iniquities have separated you from your God; and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear.
- 2. It makes us feel guilty and brings heaviness.
Psalm 38:4 – …my iniquities have gone over my head; like a heavy burden they are too heavy for me.
Psalm 51:14 – …Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God,
Proverbs 21:8 – The way of a guilty man is perverse.
Romans 3:19 – …and all the world may become guilty before God.
James 2:10 – whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all.
- 3. It allows Satan to accuse us.
Revelation 12:10 – …the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down.
- 4. Demands the penalty (death).
Ezekiel 18:4 – …the soul who sins shall die.
Romans 6:23 – the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
VICTORY OVER SIN
Colossians 2:15 – In this way, he disarmed the spiritual rulers and authorities. He shamed them publicly by His victory over them on the cross.
Special note: When Jesus spilled his own blood in our place, to forgive our sins, he freed us from captivity. He redeemed us from Satan and the record of debt and legal demands against us.
I Corinthians 15:57 – …thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Revelations 12:11 – …they overcame him (Satan) by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony…
JESUS PAID THE PENALTY OF SIN FOR US BY SHEDDING HIS BLOOD
WHAT THE SHED BLOOD OF CHRIST HAS BROUGHT US:
John 6:53, 54 – Then Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you. 54 Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.
I John 1:7-…if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.
Romans 5:8;9 – God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.
We are redeemed
Ephesians 1:7 – In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.
It dissolves all Satan’s legal rights of ownership
Colossians 1:14 – in whom (Jesus) we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.
It put God on man’s side against the Devil
Rom. 8:31-34 – If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? 33 Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.
His blood is truly precious to us. It is infinitely valuable, because Christ himself, and God himself in him, is precious to us. The blood of Christ, more precious than any other means, fulfills our deepest aches and longings in God, not just temporarily but finally and forever.
THERE IS POWER IN THE BLOOD OF JESUS!!!
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Special Acknowledgement: Thanks to Evelyn Asuncion for assistance in helping prepare this message and sharing it at our online service.