Wednesday, April 3, 2013

What Is So Special About The Blood Of Jesus?

People talk about the blood of Jesus; but what is it about, and what is so special about it?

"But now in Christ Jesus, you who were once far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ." Ephesians 2:13, NIV.

We are far from God because of our sins. This verse tells us that the blood of Christ brings us to God- not our good deeds, giving, sacrifice, or even our religion. Nothing gets the credit for bringing us close to God except the blood of Jesus.

When Christ hung on the cross he bled. The Bible teaches the life is in the blood. Leviticus 17:11; and the Bible teaches that the blood makes payment for sin, because it says, "Without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness." Hebrews 9:22.

It was not just anyone's blood but the blood of Christ. Christ had to be sinless and no one ever found sin in Jesus even though his enemies looked hard for grounds to discredit him and Pontius Pilot, a professional judge and Roman governor declared him innocent. Since he had no sin of his own to pay for his death could be applied to our debt of sin before God.

For Jesus to be Christ he had to be God incarnate, and he demonstrated his deity in power over nature, sickness, death, demons, forgiving sins, wisdom, and more ways too numerous to list.

Christ had to come for the purpose of saving and Jesus said he "...came not to be served but to serve and give his life as a ransom for many."  Matthew 28:20.

Our sins had to be paid for before we could have salvation and only the blood of Jesus could pay for our sins. The greater question is not what is so special about the blood of Jesus but what will be our response to his death on our behalf? Do we reject his loving sacrifice or accept his offer of salvation and eternal life?

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