Summary: The population of the world is said to be about 7.045 billion by the United States Census Bureau, and the biggest part of that number do not believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savoir, although most of these do have some form of religion, but there's a
15 ~Blood of Christ~ BIBLE DOCTRINE 10-20-12
Today we'll continue with our study to do with Bible Doctrine, and our thought will be about the "BLOOD OF CHRIST."
We have already talked some about the doctrine of Atonement, and that certainly is though His Blood, but I want to bring to our attention the importance and the power that only His Blood has.
Blood was recognized in and outside the Bible as the seat of physical life, that's what we read in -
>>Leviticus 17: 11For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.
Listen; Lev.17:11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood:--
>> Gen 9:4 But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, --
With this O.T. meaning in mind let us realize that all the O.T. sacrifices was laying the ground work for the True Sacrifice that was yet too come, The Lamb of God, the Lord Jesus Christ that was to give His life a ransom for all sinners, he died for all, but all sinners will not receive Him, but many will.
>> 1 Timothy 2: 6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, --
>> Matthew 20: 28 -- and to give his life a ransom for many.
>>Mark 10:45 -- and to give his life a ransom for many.
(Remember, life is in the Blood)
The population of the world is said to be about 7.045 billion by the United States Census Bureau, and the biggest part of that number do not believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savoir, although most of these do have some form of religion, but there's a big difference in religion and Salvation.
And even some the world over that claims to be Christians are not.
Many want nothing to do with this bloody religion; there are even some church song books that have no mention of Blood.
* The Blood of Jesus Christ is the key to our salvation, to refuse to recognize His Blood is a sure ticket too hell, His Blood and His Life are synonymous; they are in separable as far as our salvation is concerned.
* In the Bible blood stand as an expression for life, listen as I read the account of the time that Jonathan declared to his father Saul that David was innocent.
>>1 Samuel 19:4-5 4And Jonathan spake good of David unto Saul his father, and said unto him, Let not the king sin against his servant, against David; because he hath not sinned against thee, and because his works have been to thee-ward very good: 5For he did put his life in his hand, and slew the Philistine, and the LORD wrought a great salvation for all Israel: thou sawest it, and didst rejoice: wherefore then wilt thou sin against innocent blood, to slay David
We see here that to sin against innocent blood is identical to taking an innocent man's life. -- We're reading these to show us that in the Bible "life and blood" means the same.
>> Psalm 94:21 They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.
* Notice, they condemn the righteous to death.
>> Ezek. 3:18 When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.
* So again we see that blood is the same as life in the O.T.
* And it's the same in the N.T. as well.
>> Matt. 27:24 Pilate said;
24 When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it.
To sin against innocent blood in this passage is identical to taking an innocent man's life.
>> Luke 11: 50-51 Jesus said -- That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation; 51From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, which perished between the altar and the temple: verily I say unto you, It shall be required of this generation.
* When Judas saw that Jesus had been captured, he repented of his betrayal and brought back the money, saying,
>>Matt. 27: 4 -- I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood.