Lev. 17:11; Col. 1:14

Every surgeon learns to identify blood with life. The blood and life are
inseparable: You lose one, you lose both!

The Bible is alive. The Bible is a bloody Book. A scarlet thread runs from cover
to cover. Cut it anywhere and it bleeds. Blood begins to flow in Genesis 3:21
and continues running through the Book of Revelation when blood will flow to a
horse’s bridle at the battle of Armageddon. Over 400 times God inspired men to
use the word blood in the Scriptures.

One characteristic of a false teacher is what do they teach about the blood
atonement of Christ. If they are wrong on redemption by the blood, they need to
be avoided.

The writers of the New Testament choose the word “blood” three times as often as
the “cross” of Christ, five times as frequently as “death.”

  1. PRECIOUS BLOOD– “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:” (1 Pet. 1:18-19).

    1. You cannot BUY salvation. You cannot PAY to get saved!
    2. Precious = Of high worth; VALUABLE.
    3. Precious because it is spotless. INCORRUPTIBLE…without
    4. Precious because it is life giving (TEXT). One speck of
      blood contains 5,000,000 living red cells; 300,000 platelets and 7,000
      white cells. It is an ocean stocked with living matter!
  2. PURGING BLOOD– Cleansing blood. Hebrews 1:3– “Who being the brightness
    of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things
    by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down
    on the right hand of the Majesty on high.” Hebrews 9:22– “And almost all
    things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no
    remission.” Revelation 1:5– “…Unto him that loved us, and washed us from
    our sins in his own blood.”

    1. There Is A Fountain (Wm. Cowper).
    2. Scientifically– One of the functions of blood is to CLEAN
      the body: The components of blood cooperate to accomplish a simple goal:
      Nourishing and cleansing each living cell. From the red blood cells
      first entrance into the bloodstream they are pushed and shoved through
      rush hour traffic. Beginning the cycle at the heart, they take a short
      jaunt to the lungs to pick up a heavy load of oxygen. Then they are
      propelled throughout 60,000 miles of blood vessels linked to every
      living cell in the body. Highways narrow down to one-lane roads, then
      bike paths, then footpaths, until finally the red cell must bow sideways
      and edge through a capillary one-tenth the diameter of a human hair. In
      such narrow confines the cells are stripped of food and oxygen and
      loaded down with carbon dioxide and other waste products. From there the
      red cells rush to the kidneys and liver for a thorough scrubbing, where
      the hazardous waste chemicals can be dumped for elimination outside the
      body. Then they go back to the lungs for a refill of oxygen and the
      journey starts over. The complete cycle takes oly 23 seconds. An average
      red cell endures the cycle of loading, unloading, and jostling through
      the body for a half million round trips over four months.
    3. We are contaminated with the toxin of SIN.
    4. Sin is a blockage, a paralyzing toxin that restricts and
      hinders our lives from counting for God (Isa. 59:2; Jer. 5:25). Hebrews
      9:14– “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?”
    5. ONLY THE BLOOD can cleanse from sin! 1 John 1:7– “… the
      blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” What color is
      blood? What color is sin? RED–“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” (Isa.
      1:18). ILLUS–I read, according to photography, if you take a red filter
      and look at something red through the red filter, it will appear to be
  3. PROPITIATING BLOOD– “Being justified freely by his grace through the
    redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a
    propitiation through faith in his blood…” (Rom. 3:24-25).

    1. Propitiation = satisfaction; covering; that which turns
      away the incurred wrath of God upon sinners. Because God is righteous
      and just, sin must be penalized (Rom. 6:23a). The holiness of God
      prevents God from forgiving the sinner without a payment or
      “propitiation” of satisfaction. Propitiation is that which brings about
      a change in God’s attitude toward us, so that we are restored to the
      fellowship and favor of God. Propitiation points to God’s wrath being
      appeased. To appease means to make peace with someone who has been
      wronged. If I am angry because you have wronged me, but you then do
      something to appease me, the offence is removed. Propitiation results in
      God no longer being angry with us.
    2. Propitiation is pictured by the mercy seat in the Old
      Testament tabernacle (Heb. 9:5; Ex. 25:17,21). Sin is no longer the
      issue between man and God. The only issue is “…faith in his blood…”
      (Rom. 3:25).
  4. PLENTEOUS BLOOD– (1 John 2:2).
  5. POWERFUL BLOOD (Rev. 12:10-11)
  6. PURCHASING BLOOD (Acts 20:28).
  7. PREDETERMINED BLOOD (Rev. 13:8; 1 Pet 1:19-20). Jesus blood was not
    spilt (accidental). It was shed (on purpose).

CONCLUSION: It is not enough that Jesus died– THE BLOOD MUST BE APPLIED.

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