Summary: Looks into the question Does the Cross have any meaning to me as a believer? And what about the blood? I believe that to many make light, of what cost so much. His blood has a precious meaning to me for it was through it I was set free.
The Blood and Cross of Deliverance
By: Ron Crandall
I want to minister this morning if can on the significance and the power of the Cross of Deliverance and the Blood. To many have and are making light of the Cross and the Blood, choosing rather to seek the masses by toning down the only message that can change lives and heal humanities hurts.
Turn with to:
32 And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross. (KJV)
40 And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross.
41 Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said,
42 He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him.
50 Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.
51 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;
Behold: Means wonderment
Veil: Was 4" thick and 15’ by 15’ and not even two team of oxen could tear it apart.
Top to Bottom: Signified God had perform it, But also that God loved us so much that he restored fellowship thru the shedding of blood once and for all.
22 In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.
13 For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:
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?
15 And for this cause he is the mediator of the New Testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they, which are called, might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
16 For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. (Testament: Is a will)
17 For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.
9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. (KJV)
The Psalmist David said, “if the people of God would not praise him the rocks shall cry out"
Jesus said" No man takes my life but I freely give or lay it down for a ransom for many"
Ransom: In my limited understanding is what you pay when someone has kidnapped your child or taken something from you.
Jesus is simply saying I am willing to buy back that which the enemy has no legal right to and is holding.
But even though he purchased our freedom through the shedding of his precious blood, we still have to except the gift.
We must being willing to let go of that which is binding us and cling to his blood.