It is no small thing to review the power of His blood
shed for undeserving sinners such as we who once were irretrievably lost and spiritually dead in trespasses and sins without
hope, and alienated from our maker and redeemer.
[ But what we too often
do not, is what He commands we do: Love one another as He loves us. Do we take time to love one another His way? Are we
not one body in Christ? I pray we can have this experience in these perilous times where love waxes cold and warfare rages
above and below ]
We were bound for judgment of God on our sins and a
conscious state lived in some bodily form forever in the Lake of Fire with Satan and his minions and all those who died
IN their sins from the beginning! All this you KNOW!
This was who we were
before HIS BLOOD paid the price we could not, for the judgment on all our sins! Let us give Glory to our Lord and Savior!
Let us go on in His service that our breaths and the beats of our heart count for Him. Let us be One body, single minded
in Christ service, always looking for that precious sure hope, when we, sleeping or living, hear His call to come up. And
then, so shall we ever:
BE WITH OUR LORD, PERFECTED IN HIM, AND ETERNAL
IN NEWNESS OF SPIRITUAL BODY FOREVER...AND ALL BECAUSE:
BY HIS BLOOD!
Redemption, "to deliver by paying a price." In the New Testament is the
record of the fulfillment of the Old Testament types and prophecies of redemption through the sacrifice of Christ. The completed
truth is set forth in the three words which are translated "redemption":
(1) agorazo, "to purchase in the market." The underlying thought is of a slave-market. The subjects of redemption
are "sold under sin" Rom 7:14 but are, moreover, under sentence of death Ezek. 18:4, Jn.3:18-19, Rom. 3:19, Gal
3:10, and the purchase price is the blood of the Redeemer who dies in our place. Gal. 3:13, 2 Cor. 5:21, Mt. 20:28; Mk.
10:45, 1Tim. 2:6, 1Pet. 1:18.
hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth
on a tree:
(2) exagorazo, "to buy out of the market." We the
redeemed are never again to be exposed to sale; Gal.4:5, Col.4:5
"to loose," "to set free by paying a price" Jn. 8:32, Gal. 4:4-5, 31; 5:13, Rom. 8:21. Redemption is
by sacrifice and by power. Christ paid the price, the Holy Spirit makes deliverance actual in our experience. Rom. 8:2.
The blood of Christ is the basis of the New Covenant. On the night before He went
to the cross, Jesus offered the cup of wine to His disciples and said, "...This cup is the new testament in my blood,
which is shed for you." (Luke 22:20).
Not only does the blood of
Christ redeem believers from sin and eternal punishment, but "14 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?"
(Hebrews 9:14 ). This means that not only are we now free from having to offer sacrifices which are "useless"
to obtain salvation, but we are free from having to rely on worthless and unproductive works of the flesh to please God.
Because the blood of Christ has redeemed us, we are now new creations in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17), and by His blood we
are freed from sin to serve the living God, to glorify Him, and to enjoy Him forever.
The Bible gives us numerous instructions in victorious living in Christ, and pleading "the blood of Jesus"
is not one of them. WHY ? Because we have been cleansed by the blood of Christ and He is our High Priest and mediator who"
Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession
for them." (Hebrews 7:25). As His sheep we are ALREADY under His protection, we simply need to live day by day trusting
in Him for what He has already promised and provided.
Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in
25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith
in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; (past
refers to those faithful of the Old Testament times who looked ahead, in faith, to the coming of the final God offering
for their sins: Jesus Christ; See *Hebrews 9:15 below))
26 To declare,
I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.
1 Peter 1:2
Elect according to
the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of
Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.
And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of
the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by
grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which
is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all,
Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law
Then Jesus said unto them,
Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.
* Hebrews 9:15
And for this cause
he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under
the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance. (See John 8:56; Rom.3:25 )
1 John 1:7
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.
Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over
the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.
Much more then, being now justified by his blood,
we shall be saved from wrath through him.
To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in
you, the hope of glory:
hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the
acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;