THE BLOOD OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST

March 29. 2009

 

   In God’s wonderful Bible, we have the Old Testament and the New Testament. The Old Testament was a covenant with God (a binding and solemn agreement) that came by the blood of animals. The New Testament covenant with God came by the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

OLD TESTAMENT

 

   Exodus 12:7, 13 In these verses we can see that God used the blood of animals and the faith of the people Israel to save them from the death angel that would destroy the firstborn of everyone not covered by the blood covenant from God.

   Exodus 24:4-8 The covenant of God with His people Israel is sealed with the blood of the sacrificial animals that were offered to God after they had promised to obey “ all that the Lord hath said will we do, and be obedient”.

   Leviticus 17:11 Here we see that after sin had entered into the world, God required the blood sacrifice upon the alter to make an atonement ( to be made in agreement) for the sins of His people.

   Hebrews 9:18-22 The writer of Hebrews takes great pains to point out that the Old Testament was dedicated by the shedding of the blood of sacrificial animals for the remission of sins.

   Hebrews 9:1-9 In these important verses, the writer tells us that the animal blood sacrifices of the Old Testament were only a type, a picture, a figure of the true sacrificial blood of Christ that would be shed thousands of years later on the cross of calvary for the sins of the whole world.

 

NEW TESTAMENT

 

   Matthew 26:28 At the first Lord’s supper, Jesus told His disciples that it was His blood that would be shed for the New Testament for the remission of sins.

   Hebrews 9:22 Keep in mind that “without shedding of blood is no remission”  that is why * His skin was whipped off His back *His beard was torn off His face * His head was pierced with thorns * His face was beaten to a pulp * His hands and feet were nailed through with thick spikes * His side was pierced with a spear. Jesus shed His blood like no one ever has.

   Hebrews 9:11-12 Jesus blood did something that the blood of all the animals ever shed could not do; Jesus blood “obtained eternal redemption ( to buy back, to recover) for us”.

   Hebrews 7:25-27; 9:28; 10:10; 10:12; 10:14 The blood of animals had to be shed over and over again but the blood of Jesus was shed only one time.

   Acts 20:28; I Corinthians 6:20; 7:23 The blood of Jesus purchased our souls.

   Romans 5:9 Jesus blood justifies ( declared guiltless, free from penalty) us before a holy God.

   Ephesians 2:11-16  The blood of Jesus brought us into a relationship with God that we did not have.

   Colossians 1:20 The blood of Jesus has brought reconciliation ( to make friendly, to bring into harmony) and peace to us with God.

   Hebrews 10:19-22 Jesus blood allows us the assurance to enter into God’s presence and draw near to Him without fear.

   I John 1:7; Revelation 1:5 The blood of Jesus washed us from our sins.

   Hebrews 13:20 The blood of Jesus brought to us an everlasting covenant that cannot be broken. We are His forever and ever according to His New Testament covenant with us.