In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; Ephesians 1:7-8.
The first time I heard the term “blood of God” I was upset. It was a joke taken too far; the blood is too precious for a comic effect. I was also fully aware that this jester was once a gospel minister and that a cause of concern.
The blood of Jesus is priceless, we have redemption through the same. Sins are forgiven through his blood, he releases from slavery, sin & death. The blood does not hide sins, it blots it out once and for all. Sin terminates the destiny of men, redemption is the riches of his grace to save man from sin and death. The blood of Jesus is the catalyst that ends the reign of sin & release righteousness which is the riches of redemption. Redemption is the release from sin, sickness, slavery& death by the blood of Jesus.
“Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: 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 9:12-14.
Sin is the sinker of destinies, redemption releases from the clutches of sin. Redemption is not your reduction but elevation to higher life. Jesus redeemed us by his own blood, not with borrowed blood.
Sin & death is not only blotted out but also the conscience of sin to serve God. When sin & death is terminated, eternal salvation is released to all that believe. The blood is not magical nor mystical but the token or evidence of redemption. It’s manifested by decrees or speaking boldly in faith, drinking at the communion table and sprinkling.
The blood of Jesus is God’s seal for man’s redemption; the lamb of God. So the blood speaks, when declared, sprinkled or drank, it’s the blood of God. There is no redemption without the blood of Jesus, God’s own blood.
“To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.”Hebrews 12:23-24.
Prayer: Dear father, I am redeemed by the precious blood of Jesus to serve the living God. The blood of Jesus is not a comic relief but the token of redemption. My reverence and gratitude is yours for forgiveness and release from sin and death in Jesus name.