The Blood of Jesus HTML version
Eph.1:7 “In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His Grace ..”
T he one who creates makes the rules – God the Creator put in place physical and spiritual laws.
God established the consequences of sin
- Gen 2:15-17 “…in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”
- Rom.5:12 “By one man (Adam) sin entered the world and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, for all have sinned.”
- Gen.3:7-10 “I heard your voice in the garden and I was afraid, because I was naked and I hid myself.”
Consequences: spiritual – emotional – relational – physical.
God established a remedy fo r sin – the blood of Jesus Christ.
Heb. 9:22 Without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sins.
T he Old T estament shedding of blood of animals was a prophetic picture o f the blood of Jesus shed.
Redemption =3083= a ransom, price paid to totally liberate a captive.
2. How the Blood of Jesus is Applied
(a) T he blood must be applied – there is a part we must ful fil.
Exod.12:22-23 take a bunch of hyssop, dip it in the blood in the basin and strike the lintel and the two door posts with the blood that is in the basin.
T hese were the instructions given for the first Passover – how to apply the blood.
Christ is our Passover (1 Cor.5:7) – He is the fulfilment of this feast.
Strike =5060= to touch, strike with force.
T he blood was applied in 3 places – lintel and 2 door posts.
These three places cover all areas of man's sin.
(b) T he blood is to deal with Iniquity, transgressions and sin.
Lev.16:21-22 “Aaron shall lay both hands on the head of the live goat; confess over it the iniquities of the children of Israel, and al l their transgressions,
and all their sins, putting them on the head of the goat.”
In the New T estament one word is often used to describe all these three words.
Sin =harmartia= to miss the mark and forfeit the prize e.g. archer.
We can miss the mark in three ways:
(i) unintentionally (ii) Intentionally (iii) Fault or flaw in how doing it
T hese three words all mean different things that must be addressed by the blood.
(i) Sin = unintentional wrong. An action committed in ignorance, without
knowledge = an error made in ignorance.
(ii) T ransgression = a wrong committed with full knowledge. It means to know
better but to do it anyway.
(iii) Iniquity = an inner perverseness, twistedness, which causes a person to commit a sin or transgression – it motivates the person.
Eph.2:1 “..you were dead in trespasses and sins..”
Tit.2:14 “..that He might redeem us from all iniquity..”
(c) You must speak out – be vocal – be specific
Lev.16:21 “Aaron shall lay both his hands on the live goat and confess over it…”
1 Jn.1:9 “If we confess our sins He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
Confess =3670= homologeo= to say the same thing as the Word of God does concerning our condition.
We must speak – be vocal and be specific about what the Word of God says.
(1) We are guilty as charged. (2) T he blood of Jesus was shed for our forgiven ess.
T he spirit world is watching our every action and word.
(i) T he devil watches: Rev.12:10 He accuses us on every point.
(ii) T he Holy Spirit watches: Rom.9:1 ..my conscience bears witness to t he
(iii) T he Angel of God watches: Ecc.5:6 T he scribe angel keeps account of all
we say and do in a book. Rom.14:12 Each of us shall give an account of
himself to God.
(d) You must speak from your heart = sincerity
Rom.10:9-10 “If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and shall believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead you will be saved.”
There must be „heart' behind your words – sincerity not just empty words.
(e) Your con fession of faith activates Jesus Ministry on your behalf
Heb.3:1 “…consider the Apostle, and High Priest of our confession, Christ Jesus”
Confession =3670= homologo = to say the same thing as the Word of God.
1 Jn.1:9 “If we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive us…”
Heb.4:15-16 “..Let us hold fast our confession …
…Let us come boldly to the throne of grace!”
We need to hold fast to the confession of what the Word of God says that the blood of Jesus has done for us.
(f) T he Courts of Heaven
T here is a heavenly court (Dan.7:9-10)
T here is an accuser – the Devil
T here are witnesses – the Holy Spirit/T he Scribe Angel
T here is an advocate with the Father – someone to represent us