Mar12SunMarch 12, 2017
“For without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness.” Heb 9:22 NLT
The Bible says, “for the life of the body is in its blood. I have given you the blood on the altar to purify you, making you right with the Lord. It is the blood, given in exchange for a life, that makes purification possible” (Lev 17:11 NLT). From the book of Hebrews we see that through the shedding of the blood of Jesus we are redeemed, forgiven of sins, and have eternal life (see also Eph 1:7; Col 1:14).
Under the Old Covenant the blood was to be sprinkled seven times for cleansing, purification, sanctification, and consecration. It speaks of our Lord’s Blood being shed seven times.
1. In the Garden: It was in the Garden of Eden that Adam and Eve fell into sin by usurping their own will over the will of God. In the Garden of Gethsemane the shed Blood of Jesus redeemed us from the rebellion by Jesus doing the Father’s will over His own. We have received power to do the will of God.
2. At the Beating Post: The beating Jesus took from the soldiers was for our transgressions, iniquities, peace, and healing. There He bled redeeming us from willful sin, a wicked nature, hostility towards God, and sickness and disease as a result of sin. We now have forgiveness of sin and healing for sicknesses and disease.
3. The Crown of Thorns: God cursed the ground because of Adam’s transgression and as a result He said “thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth…In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread (Gen 3:18, 19).” Jesus’ Blood redeemed us from this curse and has delivered us from an evil conscience that we may serve the Living God. We now have the mind of Christ.