The Blood Of Christ

Donnie V. Rader

What does the blood of Christ mean to you? It is possible to count the blood as something unholy or common (Heb. 10:29). That is what most of the world has done. But, even some "Christians" have tried to rob the gospel of the redemption through the blood of Christ.

Jesus Shed His Blood For Us

1. A sacrifice had to be offered. Sin is an violation of the law (1 Jno. 3:4; Rom. 4:15). Law demands that a price (penalty) be paid. Else, the law is meaningless. Man could not begin to pay the price. The blood of animals was not sufficient (Heb. 10:4). The blood of the sinless Son of God was the perfect sacrifice.

2. Jesus shed his blood for the sins of man. Jesus said,

For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins (Matt. 26:28).

Paul said, "without the shedding of blood, there is no remission" (Heb. 9:22).

3. Jesus shed his blood for all men. Paul wrote,

But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone (Heb. 2:9).

The same writer said that he died for all (2 Cor. 4:14-15).

The remission of sins that is offered through the blood is offered to one and all alike.

The Blood Was Offered In Heaven

Just as the High Priest had to enter the Most Holy Place to offer the sacrifice of animals (Heb. 9:1-7), Christ also had to rise from the dead so he could enter into heaven to offer his own blood as a sacrifice for the sin of man (Heb. 9:24-26).

This is the meaning of his being "raised for our justification" (Rom. 4:25). Had Jesus died and not rose to offer that blood, we could not be saved.

There Is Power In The Blood

1. The blood of Christ can cleanse us from all sin. John wrote,

But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin (1 John 1:7).

2. When the blood cleanses us from our sins, God never remembers those sins again.

For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more (Heb. 8:12).