Monday, 20 September 2010

The Blood

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son. (John 3:16-18)

God has given us an everlasting gift which is life eternally through Christ Jesus our Lord and savior. So many times we take for granted the gift of life and the giver. We forget the power of the blood. Without the shedding of blood the ransom would not have been paid, Jesus paid the ransom (1 Tim 2:5-6) the blood of Jesus sealed the covenant that today we be liberated (John 8:36). The blood of Jesus was the ultimate seal needed for us to be released from the prison of sin and suffering, the prison of bondages, curses and turmoil and all the pains and afflictions of the devil.

The bible talks of the significance of blood, as a marker. When God was bringing his wrath upon the house of Egypt He told the people of Israel to slaughter lambs and mark their doorposts with the blood. The blood signifies identity; it separated the houses of the people of God and of the Egyptians (Exodus 12, read the whole chapter). As people of God we have to recognize the power of the blood of the Lamb. Through the marking of the door posts the children of Israel were protected. The blood of Jesus cleanses all sin; the bible calls Him the Lamb of God. In Leviticus chapter 3, the bible tells us of the lamb being used as a sacrifice for peace offering, to make things right between man and God after sinning, its blood was sprinkled on the alter and its fat burnt. One’s sin is all cleansed and we remain whiter than snow, pure.

The bible continues to tell us of the life of the blood has. It says the blood SPEAKETH better things than the blood of Abel (Heb 12:24). The blood of Jesus has life. It brought life back to us who were dead in sin and when he died and rose again life eternally was given unto each and everyone who believed and believes and who will believe in the son of God (John 3:16). The spiritual man is alive because of the shedding of the blood of lamb. This wonderful blood it washes away all our sins, we are purified and made wonderful and beautiful because of the power in the blood.

Let us be thankful for the Lord Jesus that today you and me we don’t go to slaughter cows, goats and even kill each other to apiece ourselves. We stand rest assured that we are of God because we have the mark of the blood of Jesus, the blood of the Lamb of God. The blood of Jesus has power it reaches unto the far ends of the earth, it reaches to the man who lives in the faraway mountain, to the young girl who is locked up in maximum prison, and to the crippled who believes he will never walk and is hiding away, the blood touches them and they are forever changed.

It is upon me and you, now that we understand the power of the blood that we stand and pray and call the Lamb of God to reach someone through His blood that was shed, to give life for the He lost and gained, to give someone else who has not known Him salvation through His blood for salvation belongs to Him and is a gift for sure. Rev (7:10).

As we meditate upon the word let us realize that the blood of Jesus, the Lamb of God:

• Gave and stills gives life

• It gives freedom

• It gives peace

• It assures us of protection

• It gives us an identity

• It gives us power

• It gives us favor

And the list is endless, all in all glory be to God for Jesus, for today we are alive and called a royal priesthood, a peculiar people, a chosen generation because of the BLOOD that was shed at Calvary.

Be yea blessed and may we continue to stand and stand forever in faith….

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