THE MESSAGE OF THE BLOOD

The Power in the Blood

The Bible says 'without the shedding of the blood there is no remission of(sin). (Hebrews 9:22). And it is only by overcoming sin that our dominion is established here on earth! Therefore, the blood is at the root of our victory! "For they overcame him by the blood of the lamb and by the words of their testimony"(Rev.12:11). In fact the significant event at the cross was that Jesus shed his blood for our sins!

Therefore the Christian faith is the message of the blood! Though the only part of the Bible that is written in red are the words of Jesus, but in actual reality, every word of the Bible is written in red. Of Jesus who is the word of God, the Bible wrote in Revelations 19:11,13, 'He was clothed with a robe dipped in the blood, and His name is called The Word of God”. The whole word of God is dipped in the blood!

Indeed all the blessings that redemption can give to us were delivered on the platform of the blood of Jesus. Revelation 5:8-12 tells us that by his blood he has gotten for us: "power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing".

And they sung a new song, saying, thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof:  for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; And hast made us unto our God kings and priests:  and we shall reign on the earth. And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders:  and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands; Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.

All that redemption gave to us was delivered to us on the platform of the blood. The message of the cross is the message of the blood. The Christian message is the message of the blood of the lamb.

French philosopher Voltaire and American President John Adams are famous for their criticisms of Christianity because they thought it was a “bloody religion,” with all its wars, its frequent mention of blood, and the bloody death of its founder, Jesus Christ. Anyone in doubt of the latter is still to watch Mel's Gibson account of the "passion of Christ", it was a bloody death!

Denying the power of the blood is denying the power of the cross. Denying the power of the blood is denying the power of the Lord. For the life of the flesh is in the blood, in giving his life the Lord gave his blood! (Leviticus 17:14)

But it started from the first few pages of the scriptures! When Adam and Eve first sinned against God. First they made themselves leaves to cover (Genesis 3:7), but it was not enough though, it was much more than a physical covering that they needed, they had sinned and needed a onetime atonement for their sin and so God shed the first blood in the garden, by killing an animal and made skin of covering for them (Genesis 3:21Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them’

Through this the blood covered their sin!

From here you also have to reckoned with how the 'Passover blood' delivered the children of Israel, till it's real substance was carried out in the New testament when the lamb of God was offered for the sin of man! Through the pages of the word we see the impact of the blood. And so, the song writer wrote, "it will never lose its power"! The blood of Jesus will never lose its power!

The blood has historical dimension and eternal dimension but also it has continuous dimensions in that its power is alive today working in the lives of those who know it's spiritual import - may that blood speaks over you today(Hebrews 12:24). Amen! Thank God for the power in the blood!

 

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