The Power Of The Blood Of Jesus
All throughout the world since the beginning of mankind, humans have understood the spiritual significance of blood. The majority of religious groups throughout the world have all engaged in some form of animal sacrifice. Israelite was commanded to make sacrifices for atonement for their souls because the Bible states that the wages of sin is death(Romans 6:23) and where there is sin, something must die in the place of the sinner.
“For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul.’”
The Bible also teaches that without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness of sins because everything must be cleansed with blood.
“And according to the law almost all things are purified with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no remission.”
And although the Bible has explained the proper usage of blood in the. Old Testament, many other religious groups used blood at that time for their own purposes. Even today many religious groups still engage in the practice of shedding blood. Witches that practice black magic and voodoo ritually sacrifice goats, chickens, cats, etc, and offer the blood to evil spirits in exchange for some service from the evil spirit. The Bible commands humans to never eat blood because the Bible says LIFE is in the blood of a creature, and we are not to consume another animal’s LIFE. We drain the blood and only consume the meat.
“Only be sure that you do not eat the blood, for the blood is the life; you may not eat the life with the meat.”
However because LIFE is in blood and evil spirits are DEAD, blood acts as a form of currency in the spiritual realm. Therefore dead evil spirits receive “life” by a human making an animal sacrifice, and in exchange for this payment of blood, they perform a service for the human.
Practitioners of witchcraft offer blood and other religious groups engage in this practice of offering blood also. Muslims offer an animal sacrifice once a year and offer blood to their god Allah in an event that’s called “Qurbani” in which they make an animal sacrifice once a year of a goat, sheep, cow or camel because of who they call “Ibrahim”.
Hindus have various different sacrifices in which they offer blood to the gods that they serve. One practice in particular that’s even done in Bali is called The Resi Gana, or ‘Bhuta Yadnya’ in which a specific dog is sacrificed to “preserve the harmony between nature and humans”
Even in Israel now the Jews are rebuilding the Third Temple in which they will begin making animal sacrifices of “The Red Heifer” as they prepare for the coming of the messiah they are waiting on.
However, do you know who is which religion never has and never will partake in any animal sacrifices? Christians. And do you know why? Because Jesus was our sacrifice once and for all. Jesus is called the Lamb of GOD and the Bible says that GOD provided the sacrifice as Abraham told Issac that GOD would do(Kejadian 22:8). GOD sent his only begotten son into the earth as an offering to make atonement for the sins of the whole world.
“so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many…”
“By that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.”
Christians don’t make sacrifices because Jesus was the final sacrifice. He paid all the debt, he finished the work so that humans would never need to shed blood again to make atonement. Jesus atoned for us so that we can be Holy and clean and now through Jesus we can now approach the throne of GOD.
Our GOD did not require us to make any more sacrifices. Our GOD made the sacrifices for us. Humans once killed their own animals to save themselves, but our GOD sent his own son to be killed to save us. Do you see the difference?
And Jesus didn’t only die for us, but he also resurrected from the dead so that he stands as a living sacrifice for us for all eternity. We don’t need any more sacrifices but the sacrifice made for us is STILL LIVING. He has RISEN. He gave his life on the cross two thousand years ago and was resurrected from the dead 3 days later and now he meditates between us and GOD.
1 Timothy 2:5
“For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus,”
Jesus paid our debt in his own blood and he is the LIVING testimony of this finished work. A sacrifice has to be spotless and without blemish(sinless), and therefore Jesus was born of a virgin so that he did not inherit the sins of human men that humans inherit from their earthy Fathers. The Bible says the life of any creature is in their blood, and if Jesus is the SON of GOD that came down from heaven in his blood was eternal life, that eternally paid for the sins of the whole world forevermore. So all those who put their faith in Jesus and believe in his death, burial, and resurrection will receive this payment for their sins and be saved.
The wages of sin is death, so the dead must go with the dead. Therefore when a human commits sin they are separated from GOD who is the source of LIFE. And are now the human is spiritually dead(Luke 9:60). Therefore when that person dies who will they be with? The living that is in heaven or the dead that is in hell? Unless their sins are paid for they are the walking dead, physically still breathing but spiritually dead and separate from GOD who is the source of all life. However, Jesus paid the debt of death for us so that we could be reconciled back to GOD and have life.
There is nothing else needed, Jesus has already finished the work. Anyone still making sacrifices is testifying that the work is not finished, they still are trying to gain something through shedding blood, because they don’t know that GOD loved you so much that he shed the blood of his own SON for you, so that you could be saved. No more blood is needed. As Jesus said in John 19:30: “It is finished”
“So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.”
The work is already finished. Put your faith in Jesus so that you can be saved. The Bible says if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that GOD raised him from the dead you shall be saved(Romans 10:9-13). The wages of sin is death and Jesus died in your place.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
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God bless you all who are in Christ Jesus.