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When Adam an Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden, God would not accept the work of their own hands as a covering for their sin.  The first sin that they became aware of was their nakedness.  That is very instructive because they became focused upon the physical rather than fellowship with God.  They attempted to cover their sin by sewing fig leaves together, but God would not accept those works of their own hands.  Instead, an innocent animal had to be slain to provide coverings of skins.  The first crime in the Bible was committed by Cain because he became very wroth (angry) because of God's requirement to bring a blood offering rather than the fruit of his own hands.  God rejected man's first attempt to come to him with a bloodless religion.  The first persecution of a God fearing man, Abel, came about because of the rejection of the blood bought way by Cain.  Man continues to reject the blood to this day.  The blood of Jesus is the only way to salvation that God will accept.  Jesus said in John 14:6: "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me".  The way of Cain is referred to in the book of Jude.  It is the way of false religion; a bloodless religion.  Just as Satan used Cain to persecute the way of the blood, he has continued to use his children throughout the ages  to torture, maim, and kill Bible believing peoples.  Religion hates God and hates God's way.  Religion hates the blood of Jesus.  Religion is man's attempts to get to God.  Christianity is God coming down to man.  True Bible believing Christanity is NOT a religion, but is rather the reality of God living in you through the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.  That blood came to us through the Holy Ghost of God.  Hallelujah for the blood!  What can wash away my sin?  Nothing but the blood of Jesus.  In the words of that glorious old hymn "Nothing But The Blood":



What can wash away my sin?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
What can make me whole again?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.


Oh! precious is the flow
That makes me white as snow;
No other fount I know,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

For my pardon, this I see,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
For my cleansing this my plea,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.


Nothing can for sin atone,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
Naught of good that I have done,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.


This is all my hope and peace,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
This is all my righteousness,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.


Now by this I’ll overcome—
Nothing but the blood of Jesus,
Now by this I’ll reach my home—
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.


Glory! Glory! This I sing—
Nothing but the blood of Jesus,
All my praise for this I bring—
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.



When we look at all the Old Testament sacrificial offerings the death of the innocent animal  was of none effect until the blood was offered upon the altar. In every Old Testament type of the sinless Lamb Of God, the blood and NOT the death was the instrument of the atonement.  Leviticus 17:11says:
Leviticus 17:11says
11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.

Though it was obvious that death would result from the sacrifice, the focus was upon the blood and not the death.  God required the blood.  The innocent had to die for the guilty.  The emphasis was not on the death because the sinless Lamb Of God, the Lord Jesus Christ,  would not remain in death, but would be resurrected to sprinkle his sinless blood on the mercy seat in heaven. Do not miss the tense of the verb in Leviticus 17:11 when God says "I HAVE given it to you to make an ATONEMENT for your souls". The word "have" is past tense.  In God's mind, the atoning blood of the Lord Jesus Christ had already been given.  It was an accomplished fact.  From Revelation 13:8, we know that God considered the Lamb to have already been slain from the foundation of the world.  It is obvious from Leviticus 17:11 that the blood referred to was THE BLOOD OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST.  For some to say as John MacArthur and Robert Thieme Jr. have that it was death of the Lord Jesus Christ  and not the blood of  Christ that saves us from our sins is the equivalent of denying the Christian faith. It is going in the way of Cain. It is HERESY. Why is it that the Mormons, as stated by Brigham Young, believe that there are certain sins a person can commit that the blood of Christ cannot atone for (blasphemy!) It is HERESY. Why is it that heretics such as John MacArthur, Robert Thieme Jr., and Brigham Young can deny the blood of Jesus? Because it was planted in their minds by Satan.  Genesis 9:4 says: "But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat". Human beings have a natural revulsion to drinking blood because God has planted it in their conscious that it is wicked to drink blood.  That it why the devils put such strong emphasis on drinking blood in the satanic rituals that drive satanism, witchcraft, magic, and sorcery.  The devils know that it is a direct attack upon God and the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.  Even the devils know that there is power in the blood!  

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.

When John the Baptist said in John 1:29 "Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world", he knew that the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ would take away the sin of the world.  He knew that the Lord Jesus would become our passover.  In the first passover, the slaughter of the sinless lamb was of none effect until the blood had been struck on the side and upper door posts.  It took the blood for protection and deliverance.  Without the blood, the death of the lamb was useless. In Matthew 26:28, the Lord Jesus Christ did not tell his disciples that it would be his death that was for the remission of sins, but rather HIS BLOOD.  Jesus said:

Matthew 26:28
For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

A brief summary of the New Testament doctrine of the blood of Christ shows that through the blood of Christ we receive propitiation, justification, redemption, spiritual cleansing, reconcilliation to God, sanctification, the privilege to come before the Father, and victory over Satan.  We see propitiation in Romans 3:25; justification in Romans 5:9; redemption in Ephesians 1:7, Colossians 1:14, Hebrews 9:12, 1 Peter 1:18-19, and Revelation 5:9; cleansing (purging) in Hebrews 9:14; Hebrews 9:22; Hebrews 10:4; 1 John 1:7; Revelation 1:5; and Revelation 7:14; reconcilliation in Ephesians 2:13 and Colossians 1:20; the privilege to come before the Father in  Hebrews 10:19-22; and victory over Satan in Revelation 12:11.  Read on to see these scriptures discussed in the context of the New Testament

Now, let us take a walk through the New Testament to see what the blood of  Jesus has done for us. From Acts 20:28 we know that the Lord Jesus Christ purchased the church of the Living God with His own blood.  Acts 20:28 says:

Acts 20:28
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 also shows that the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ is God's blood.  In Romans 3:23-26, we see that the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ purchased justification, redemption, propitiation, and remission of sins for all sinners.   Romans 3:23-26 says:
Romans 3:23-26
23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; 24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: 25 Whom God hath set forth
to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;  26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.

According to Romans 3:26, only believers are the receptients of justification, redemption, propitiation, and remission of sins.

Justification is an act of free grace whereby God pardons the sinner and accepts him as righteous, on account of the blood of Christ. This act of justification by the Lord Jesus Christ makes it appear just-as-if-I'd never sinned even though all have sinned.  Hence, we are justified by the blood of Christ.

Redemption is the purchase of God's favor by the blood of Christ.  Redemption is the price paid to God for deliverance of sinners from the bondage of sin and Satan.  In other words, we are slaves to our sin and slaves of Satan.  Redemption is a ransom paid to GOD and NOT to Satan.  As a result of that redemption, we are delivered from the just penalties we should suffer for having violated God's law. We deserve hell.  Redemption comes through the blood atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ.  We are MADE free by the blood of Christ.  According to Romans 6:18, Romans 6:22, and Romans 8:2 we have been made free to become servants of righteousness, become servants of God, and to be free for the law of sin and death.

Propitiation is the act of the Lord Jesus Christ whereby he appeased the wrath of God toward the sinner.  This propitiation came through the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.  In other words, his blood became our protective covering from the wrath of God.  When God looks at the saved person, he does not see the sinner, but instead sees the Lord Jesus Christ.  Thank God!

Remission is an act of God's forgiveness whereby we are pardoned from the punishment that we justly deserve because of our crimes (sin) against God. Remission is an act of mercy.  We deserve hell, but instead we get mercy and grace.

In Romans 5:8-11 we see the doctrine of justification once again connected to the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.  In this passage, reconcilliation and the atonement are also tied to the blood of Jesus.  From Romans 5:8-11 we see:

Romans 5:8-11
8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. 10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. 11 And not only
so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement. 

Every Old Testament offering that was done according to the dictates of the Word of God was an atonement.  Atonement is an old Middle English word that literally meant an at-one-ment.  It is this at-one-ment, or atonement, that makes God and man at one once again.  The atonement reconciles man to God.  All of the atonements in the Old Testament were nothing but temporary atonements.  These atonements held back the righteous judgement of God and were but a temporary covering.  Pastor Robert Sargent in his book "Landmarks of Baptist Doctrines Book I, page 218, states that "there are 175 references to the "atonement" in the New Testament.  1 in every 44 verses mentions it".  However, the word atonement is only used once in the New Testament.  It is here in Romans  5:11 where it is referred to as THE ATONEMENT . That is, it is THE ONLY ATONEMENT that God will accept for sin.  THE ATONEMENT is freely offered through the BLOOD of the Lord Jesus Christ. 

In talking about our Lord Jesus Christ in Ephesians 1:7  the Bible says: "In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace".  It has been said that mercy is not getting what we deserve and that grace is getting what we do not deserve.  Put another way, we do not deserve the mercy of God, but it is by his grace that we are saved.  Once we are saved we are forgiven of our sins.  The Spirit of eternal salvation is the spirit of forgiveness and the spirit of love.

In Ephesians 2:13-18, we see that through the blood of Christ that Christ Jesus became our peace and brought about peace and reconcilliation between the Jews and Gentiles.  

Ephesians 2:13-18
13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. 14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; 15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace; 16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby: 17 And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh. 18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.

In Ephesians 2:13-18, we see the portrayal of the Lord Jesus Christ as our peace offering.  The peace offering was the sweet savour offering that is prominently described in Leviticus chapters 3 and 7.  Not only did the blood of Christ make reconciliation possible between the Jew and the Gentile, but also between God and all of mankind.  According to the scriptures here, we are at enmity with God.  We have offended God and have need to be reconciled unto him.  That reconciliation is made possible by the blood of Christ.

Reconciliation is the means whereby man can be restored to friendship with God.  Our sin put us at enmity with God.  A state of war exists between God and man.  Man is the aggressor.  Reconciliation results in the destruction of the enmity between God and man.  The blood of Christ is that means of reconciliation.  There is reconciliation in the atonement.  According to Webster's 1828 reconciliation means: "In Scripture, the means by which sinners are reconciled and brought into a state of favor with God, after natural estrangement or enmity; the atonement"

In Colossians 1:12-21 we see that the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ brought about redemption, peace, and reconciliation.  The Scriptures say:

Colossians 1:12-21
12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: 13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: 14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: 15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: 16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: 17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. 19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; 20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. 21 And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled

It is through his blood that we have redemption and the forgiveness of sins.  As stated earlier, the Lord Jesus Christ became our peace offering. It is through his blood that we have peace with God (Romans 5:1) and  the peace of God  which passeth all understanding (Philippians 4:7).  Through reconciliation we can have fellowship with God through the Holy Ghost of God.  God desire's to have fellowship with man.  That is why he sent his Son to the cross to die for our sins.  A prominent theme in relation to the blood atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ is reconciliation.  We see the words reconcile, reconciled, reconciling, and reconciliation used ten different times in the New Testament in relation to the Lord Jesus Christ.  For verification, see Romans 5:10-11, 2 Corinthians 5:16-21, Ephesians 2:14-16, Colossians 1:20-21, and Hebrews 2:14-17

Hebrews chapter 9:6 through 10:30 is an extended passage on the importance  and necessity of the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ in God's plan for the redemption of man.   Hebrews chapters 9:6 through 10:30 say:

6 Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God. 7 But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people:
8 The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing: 9 Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience; 10 Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation.  11 But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; 12 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. 13 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: 14 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? 
15 And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance. 16 For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.  17 For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth. 18 Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without blood.  19 For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people,  20 Saying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you. 21 Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry. 22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.
23 It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. 24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us: 25 Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others; 26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. 27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: 28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

Hebrews 10:1-31
1 For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect. 2 For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins.  3 But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year. 4 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins. 5 Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:  6 In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure.
7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God. 8 Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law; 9 Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second. 10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. 11 And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: 12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; 13 From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool. 14 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified. 15 Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before, 16 This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; 17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.  18 Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.
19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,  20 By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;  21 And having an high priest over the house of God; 22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) 24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: 25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. 26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, 27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. 28 He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: 29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace? 30 For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people. 31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

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 throught 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 prophect 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.

I have saved the comments in the paragraphs that follow for the last because I did not want stray to far away from the essentials of the doctrine of the blood of Christ to deal with an issue of false doctrine.  However, when dealing extensively with the blood of Christ it is necessary to discuss the Lord's Supper (Communion) and the symbology connected to it.  In 1 Corinthians 10:16-17 and 1 Corinthians 11:23-25 the Apostle Paul calls to remembrance the Last Supper  that was recorded in Matthew 26:26-27, Mark 14:22-24, and Luke 22:17-20.    

1 Corinthians 10:16-17

16 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? 17 For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.

1 Corinthians 11:23-25
23 For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: 24 And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. 25 After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.

Matthew 26:26-28
26 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. 27 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; 28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

Mark 14:22-24 
22 And as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take, eat: this is my body. 23 And he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them: and they all drank of it. 24 And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many.

Luke 22:17-20
17 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves: 18 For I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come. 19 And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. 20 Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.
John 6:53-63
53Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. 54 Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. 55 For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. 56 He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. 57 As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. 58 This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever. 59 These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum. 60 Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard
this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it? 61 When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you?  62 What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before? 63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

The passages in 1 Corinthians 10:16-17, 1 Corinthians 11:23-25, Matthew 26:26-27, Mark 14:22-24, and Luke 22:17-20 cannot mean that we are to partake of the literal body and blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.    According to 1 Corinthians 11:23, it is intended that communion, or the Lord's Supper, be a remembrance (memorial) that represents the blood and body of the Lord Jesus Christ. John 6:53-63 is NOT a Lord's Supper passage.  This passage closes out Christ's response to a question from the Jews in John 6:28-31.  In John 6:63, the Lord Jesus Christ plainly states that he was not talking about literally eating his body and blood when he stated "the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit".  In other words Christ is saying that though the words I speak are not literally true they are spiritually true.  We know from verse 60 that the Jews thought that the words of Christ were incredible.  We also know from verse 61 that the words of Christ offended them. In the passages dealing withe the Lord's Supper and the passage in John 6, could they have eaten of his flesh and drunk of his blood were he alive before them!?  It is incredible that anyone would take these passages of Scripture and use them to teach that we are to partake of the literal body and blood of the Lord Jesus Chist.  It is obvious from the context of these scriptures that strictly figuaritive language is being used.  We are not literally partaking of the body and blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.  I believe there was another reason the words of Christ both confounded and offended the Jews.  If Lord Jesus Christ was requiring the apostles to partake of the literal  body and blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, then what do we do with the clear commandments of God not to partake of any blood.   This commandment is contained in Genesis 9:4, Leviticus 7:26-27, Leviticus 17:10-14, Leviticus 19:26, Deuteronomy 12:16, Deuteronomy 12:23, Deuteronomy 15:23, Acts 15:20Acts 15:29 and many other places.  If the words of Christ to drink the blood were to be taken literal, then would Christ be commanding them to break a clear commandment of God?  Absolutely NOT!  Those present knew that he was not telling them that they had to literally eat his flesh and drink his blood.  That would make the Lord Jesus Christ a sinner.  Scripture refers to the Lord's Supper as a remembrance and not a literal resacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ.  

Leviticus 19:26 is for those of you who think Harry Potter is innocent.  It establishes the connection between drinking blood and the occult (enchantment and observers of times).  Magic, sorcery, enchantment, the occult, psychology, and psychiatry are all doctrines of devils.  Christian counseling from the word of God is Godly.  For there is wisdom in the multitude of Godly counsel.

You will either go throught the blood of Jesus or you will go through the fires of hell.  What will it be: the blood bought way or the way of Cain.  There is a way that seemeth right unto man, but the end thereof is the ways of death.  There are many ways into hell, but there is only one way into heaven:




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