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Some quick facts about the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ should be noted. The blood of Christ is God's blood (Acts 20:28). The blood of Jesus Christ is pure blood (Matthew 27:4, Hebrews 9:13-14, and 1 Peter 1:18-19). That is why any Old Testament animal sacrifice that was a type, or a picture, of the Lord Jesus Christ had to be male, firstborn, pure and undefiled, and not marred by any physical defect. The sacrifice had to be perfect in every way. At least fifty (50) different times the Old Testament sacrifices were described as having to be "without spot" or "without blemish". The blood of Jesus Christ is the only atonement that God will accept for our sin (Romans 5:9-11). The blood of Jesus was a sweet smelling savour offering unto God (Ephesians 5:2). The blood of Jesus was offered only once (Hebrews 9:12, Hebrews 9:26-28, Hebrews 10:10, and 1 Peter 3:18). Therefore, any church ritual or tradition such as that in Roman Catholicism that offers up the Lord Jesus Christ as a literal continual sacrifice is not scriptural. It is akin to counting the blood of the covenant an unholy thing and trodding under foot the Son of God (Hebrews 10:29). For the blood of Jesus to have any atoning value it had to be sprinkled on the mercy seat in heaven. The blood of Jesus was sprinkled on the mercy seat in heaven (Hebrews 9:24). The Old Testament high priest was but a shadow of our perfect High Priest, the Lord Jesus Christ. Because the Lord Jesus Christ was sinless, he was the only one who could enter into the Holy of Holies in heaven to sprinkle his blood on the mercy seat (Hebrews 4:15 and Hebrews 7:24-8:2). The blood of Christ was presented almost immediately after his resurrection (John 20:17). Why was it important that Mary Magdalene not touch the Lord Jesus Christ before he ascended to the Father in heaven when later the disciples were encouraged to touch him (John 20:19-30 and Luke 24:36-40) Could it be that a touch from Mary would have defiled him in his role as The High Priest before he presented the blood at the mercy seat in heaven The events in Luke 24:36-40 happened after the Lord Jesus Christ had returned from heaven. Luke 24:39 says in part "a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have". The reason the blood was not mentioned in connection with the flesh and bones is because it had already been offered on the mercy seat in heaven.

The book of Hebrews is the bloodiest book in the New Testament. It contains twenty references to blood. All of these references with the exception of one are to the blood of Christ in type (shadows or figures) or to the blood of Christ in fact. The types were pictures that showed over and over that the innocent had to die for the guilty (us sinners). These offerings were repeated over and over again whereas the sacrifice of Christ was a one time event (Hebrews 9:12, 9:25-28; Hebrews 10:10, 12, 14, 18). Entry into the Holy of Holies was denied without the blood. It is in the Holy of Holies where mercy is obtained. The sacrifice required the sinless blood of the Lamb of God (Hebrews 9:14). Without the shedding of His blood there is no remission (Hebrews 9:22). The veil in the Tabernacle and the Temple were representative of the flesh of the Lord Jesus Christ (Hebrews 10:20). That is why the veil of the Temple was rent from top to bottom (Matthew 27:51, Hebrews 6:19). Until the body of Christ was rent for us, we could have no access to the Holy of Holies. We are instructed to come boldly before the throne of grace. We can come boldly before the throne of grace and into the Holy of Holies because Jesus ever liveth to make intercession for us (Hebrews 4:14 and Hebrews 7:25, Hebrews 10:19). Because of His blood, the Lord Jesus Christ is our eternal High Priest (Psalms 110:4, Hebrews 5:6, Hebrews 6:20, Hebrews 7:17, and Hebrews 7:21). The whole theme of Hebrews 10:1-6 is that the animal sacrifices were not sufficient in the sight of God. See also Hebrews 9:12. It is very instructive that church attendance comes up in the middle of a discussion about the blood of Christ (Hebrews 10:25). Hebrews 10:29 should be considered in light of church attendance. Can it be that when we deliberately lay out of church that we are doing despite unto the Spirit of grace "Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood" (Acts 20:28). The church was important enough that Christ gave His blood for it.

Hebrews 13:11-12 describes the sin offering of Jesus thus:

Hebrews 13:11-12
11 For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without the camp. 12 Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.

The sin offering is described in detail in Leviticus 4:1-21. The sin offering was given for the guilt of sin (Leviticus 4:13). Leviticus 4:12, Leviticus 4:21, and Leviticus 16:27 required that the sin offering had to be carried "forth without the camp". That is the reason the Lord Jesus Christ was taken "without the gate" and crucified because of our sin.

The Lord Jesus Christ was raised from the dead "through the blood of the everlasting covenant" . Hebrews 13:20 states:

Hebrews 13:20
20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,

According to 1 Peter 1:2 salvation was made available to us through the sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ:

1 Peter 1:2 2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.

The blood of Jesus cannot be bought with money or works. God has stated the worth of the blood of Christ in 1 Peter 1:18-19:

1 Peter 1:18-19
18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; 19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

There is power, power wonder working power in the precious blood of the Lamb. Behold the Lamb of God that taketh away the sin of the world. He is the perfect Lamb of God that is without blemish and without spot. Corruptible things such as silver, gold, and our works cannot redeem us. All of our righteousness is as filthy rags before God.

According to 1 John 1:7, Revelation 1:5, and Revelation 7:14 we have been washed in the blood of the Lamb:

1 John 1:7
7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

Revelation 1:5
5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

Revelation 7:14
14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

Are you washed in the blood; the soul cleansing blood of the Lamb The blood of Jesus Christ has the power to take away all our sins; past, present, and future. "Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool" (Isaiah 1:18).

According to Revelation 5:9, the blood of Jesus will put a new song in your heart. Hallelujah!

Revelation 5:9
9 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;

The reason that many professing "Christians" do not have any power in their lives is because they have not overcome that Wicked one, the Devil and Satan. There is power in the blood to overcome that old accuser. We have victory in the blood of Jesus, the sinless Lamb Of God.

Revelation 12:9-11
9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. 10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

The blood of Jesus is woven throughout the pages of Scripture from Genesis 3 all the way through to Revelation 12:9-11. Sin made the blood atonement necessary. Sin put enmity between the seed of Eve and the seed of Satan, that old serpent. Genesis 3:15 says: "And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel". This prophecy in Genesis 3:15 is the first prophecy concerning the coming sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ and the destruction of Satan. Shortly after this statement an innocent animal had to be slain because of Adam and Eve's sin. This fulfillment of the prophecy of enmity first came to pass when Cain, the seed of the Satan murdered Abel, the seed of the woman. Why did Cain kill Abel. Cain slew Abel because Cain got angry over God's requirement for a blood sacrifice. Revelation 19:13 is the last mention of blood in the Bible. It states:

Revelation 19:13
13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.

I believe Revelation 19:13 is a fulfillment of Isaiah 63:1-6.

For an in depth study of this topic see this article: THE BLOOD OF JESUS

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