Related Scriptures:

Lev. 17:11

Rom. 3:23

John 1:29

Luke 1:35

Rom. 6:23

Heb. 4:15

2 Cor. 5:21

1 John 1:7-9

 

 

Blood of the Lamb
by Rudi Swanepoel
Why was Jesus crucified? Why did He really die? What is the significance of His blood? In this article I will answer these pressing questions and more. We will catch a glimpse of the potency of God, His ingenious actions to transform your life and His passionate love towards humanity.
 
Life is in the Blood

For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given you the blood to sprinkle upon the altar as an atonement for your souls; it is the blood that makes atonement because it is the life. Lev 17:11TLB

The Bible is very clear. Your life is in your blood. In fact, when you think about it your blood is amazing! Your blood has a unique foot print. One drop of your blood will identify you. It may look red and ordinary. It may share many similarities with other people's blood, but make no mistake your blood remains precious. An adult human has approximately 100,000 miles of veins transporting precious blood to all the regions of the body! It carries oxygen, DNA and so on throughout your body. Infections many times run rampant when they reach the bloodstream. Take the venom of a poisonous snake for instance. Its poison spreads in your blood and wreaks havoc within, posing a danger that can lead to death if untreated. 

A Lamb's Blood

For many years scientists have explored ways to develop antidotes for the poisons of snakes. Years ago they used horses, but today many places use lamb or sheep to develop these anti-venoms that neutralize the effects of snake venom. They would inject a lamb with specified quantities of venom. The blood of the lambs would immediately go to work, producing antibodies to combat the venom. When the blood of the lambs have generated enough antibodies those antibodies would be extracted from the blood of that lamb and an anti venom would be formulated. When a person now is bitten by a similar snake that same anti venom is administered and it would neutralize the effects of the venom within the victim.  

Rom 3:25
For God sent Christ Jesus to take the punishment for our sins and to end all God's anger against us. He used Christ's blood and our faith as the means of saving us from his wrath
TLB

John the Baptist, identified Jesus on the banks of the Jordan river. As Jesus approached John to be baptized, John said: "Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world."  (John 1:29) This is a wonderful thought! Jesus is the Lamb of God. If our blood is precious what can we say of His blood! If ours is unique, how much more so divine blood. If ours carry the genetic structures unique to identify us then His carry all that makes Him God!

He was conceived without the help of a man. The Holy Spirit came upon Mary and she became pregnant with Jesus. (Luke 1:35) It was truly supernatural! You see the serpent that struck at Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden was indeed poisonous. He poisoned humanity with sin and the wages of sin is death! (Rom. 6:23) Sin was spreading, squeezing God's gift of life out of the souls of man. Something had to be done! A cure needed to be found. God needed the blood of a Lamb to develop that cure to save the human race from eternal damnation.

Jesus, the Lamb of God entered this poisonous world pure, innocent, and perfect. He was exposed to every temptation, evil and sinful condition imaginable, yet remained sinless in and of Himself.

For we do not have a High Priest Who is unable to understand and sympathize and have a shared feeling with our weaknesses and infirmities and liability to the assaults of temptation, but One Who has been tempted in every respect as we are, yet without sinning. Hebrews 4:15 AMP.

Christ's Sacrifice

Jesus gave His life for us. He actually became sin for us. Our poison was introduced into His life so His precious blood could produce a cure for us. Can you see this? Only divine blood could produce a cure for sin!

For our sake He made Christ [virtually] to be sin Who knew no sin, so that in and through Him we might become [endued with, viewed as being in, and examples of] the righteousness of God [what we ought to be, approved and acceptable and in right relationship with Him, by His goodness]. 2 Cor. 5:21 AMP

When Jesus died on the cross of Calvary 2,000 years ago, His blood was released to work its miracle in our lives. Yes, we were dying in our sin, but Jesus provided the only antidote that would defeat sin in our lives!

But if we [really] are living and walking in the Light, as He [Himself] is in the Light, we have [true, unbroken] fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses (removes) us from all sin and guilt [keeps us cleansed from sin in all its forms and manifestations]. If we say we have no sin [refusing to admit that we are sinners], we delude and lead ourselves astray, and the Truth [which the Gospel presents] is not in us [does not dwell in our hearts]. If we [freely] admit that we have sinned and confess our sins, He is faithful and just (true to His own nature and promises) and will forgive our sins [dismiss our lawlessness] and [continuously] cleanse us from all unrighteousness [everything not in conformity to His will in purpose, thought, and action]. 1 John 1:7-9 AMP Emphasis Added.

Go ahead, step into the Light. Step towards Christ Jesus. Invite Him into your life. Not only will Light illuminate your soul, it will also detect sin's poison destroying your existence. Your fellowship with Jesus will activate the power of His blood in your life. It will extract your sin and guilt and infuse you with a new sense of forgiveness and awe. Do not die in your sin! You do not have to. Stop trying to discover your own cure, there is none. Accept the loving hand of Jesus extended to you right now. He was wounded for our transgressions and bruised for our iniquities. Our chastisement was on His shoulders and by His stripes we are healed!

The Blood of the Lamb of God is indeed precious. It still flows today for the forgiveness of sins. It will never loose its power.  Thank God for the blood of Jesus!

Dear Lord Jesus, I am dying in my sin. the venom of this world has found its way into my life. i have sinned. Please for give me. I invite Your Light into my life today. Please step into my existence even as I step into Your direction. Illuminate every area of my life. Identify my sin and by Your blood wash me clean. I believe in the awesome price You paid for me by taking my sin upon You. Now I receive Your precious gift of life as You have promised. In Jesus' mighty name. Amen.

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