BLOOD PROMISE
(Hebrews 10: 5)
February 28, 2010

 

   Matthew 26:26-28 Here we witness Jesus at the Lord’s Supper talking about the New Testament that is to be brought into the world through His blood.

   Testament - a covenant, a binding and solemn agreement between two or more individuals, in the bible the covenants that God instituted were always sealed by blood (Webster).

   Hebrews 7:22; 8: 6, 7, 10 In these verses we can clearly see that Jesus is the author and mediator of a “new covenant” that has been established by “better promises”.

  


ATONEMENT

 

   Hebrews 9:1-8 Atonement - a satisfaction given for wrongdoing, the action of Jesus that made possible reconciliation between God and man - (Webster). The Day of Atonement for the people of God was established for the sole purpose for the people to recognize that they were sinners and God required blood sacrifice in order to put away their sin for that particular year. This day was a ‘picture’ of a future event.

   Hebrews 9:11-15 The atoning work of Christ on the cross is written here in detail explaining for the reader how He took His blood into the holy of holies in heaven and in the presence of God (Hebrews 9:24).

 


REDEEMED

 

   I Peter 1:18-19 Redeem - to buy back, to pay off, to set free- (Webster). The bible is clear on this point; those people that are born again were purchased by Jesus through His shed blood on the cross, not by our good works or being born into a good Christian home with Godly parents.

   Ephesians 1:7 Because of the redeeming quality of Christ’s blood, God forgives us.

   Hebrews 9:12 This says that at the moment Jesus presented His blood to the Father on the alter in heaven He “obtained eternal redemption for us”. Obtain - to acquire, to take possession of.

 

                                                            
REMISSION

 

   Matthew 26:28 Remission - forgiveness, pardon, cancellation or release from a debt Webster.

   Hebrews 9:22 Here we can clearly recognize the importance of a blood sacrifice to cover or wash away sin. See Genesis 3:21; Exodus 12:7, 11-13.

   Colossians 2:13 Because of Jesus shed blood on the cross, we have ALL our sins forgiven.

 


PROPITIATION

 

   I John 2:1-2 Propitiate -  cause to become favorably inclined, to regain good will - Webster.

   Romans 3:25 God has set forth the birth, the life, the death, and the resurrection of His perfect Son. He was to be the perfect Lamb to shed His blood and be sacrificed to God for the sins of the whole world.

   Hebrews 9:24-28 Here is the promise of God pertaining to the blood His precious Son. The final resting place where the blood of Christ will be for all eternity.

   Hebrews 10: 14-22 The book of Hebrews is the best scripture read and study for those that sometimes lose their confidence and assurance. It is what Jesus has already accomplished for us that we can have confidence and assurance, not what we have done or will do for Him.