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
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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