What is the meaning of the blood of Jesus?
Actually, it’s an easy answer.
When Jesus died on the cross, his blood was shed. Sometimes, blood is shed when a horrific death is involved. Let it be known that being crucified was a horrible death execution and it was a popular execution in that timeframe, just like lethal injection is modern times execution.
Things happened when Jesus’ blood was shed:
-It washed away all of the sins of all of mankind: past, present, and future sins of the world.
-His blood cleanses us from all unrighteousness.
-The shedding of his blood paid our sin debt in full
The death of Christ paid all of our sins in full. Our debt has been forgiven. It’s no longer in a state of collections. There is no state of limitations attached to it. Mankind has been pardon, because Jesus willing died on the cross to pay the ransom of sin over our lives.
You know what that should say right there?
It should tell you that there is power in the blood of Jesus.
Think about all the lyrics that we’ve sung from the hymns or songs in our churches.
1) Nothing but the blood of Jesus
2) There is power, wonder working power in the precious blood of the Lamb
3) The Blood will Never lose its power
4) Oh the Blood of Jesus, It will never lose it’s power
5) There is a Fountain filled with Blood
6) Are you washed in the Blood?
7) I thank God for the blood that came streaming down for me it was the blood that made the difference at Calvary
8) Sin has left a crimson stain, he washed it white as snow.
9) It’s the blood of Jesus that set us free
10) But that thy blood was shed for me.
Leviticus 17:11 says “For 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.”
Jesus is also known as the Lamb
John the Baptist proclaimed in John 1:29, when he saw Jesus said “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.”
In Revelation, the Lamb is mentioned a lot throughout the book and it mentions that the Lamb was slain. The Lamb’s blood was shed as an atonement for the sins of the world. Again, who is the Lamb? Jesus Christ, who was made sin for us who knew no sin that we might become the righteousness of God in him. (2nd Cor 5:21)
Revelation 5:11-12 says “And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands;
12 Saying with a loud voice, WORTHY IS THE LAMB THAT WAS LAIN to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.
13 And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.
14 And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.”
I think we ought to forever give God a hand clap, because he sacrifice his life; willing gave up his life by dying a horrific death, as being crucified on the cross, to pay our sin debt in full. It’s his blood that has the power to restore mankind and making us perfect and clean before the Living God.
For those who have trusted Christ as Lord and Savior, your sins are remembered no more. Because our ransom was paid for on the cross. Jesus paid the way so that all to be saved and the only thing that is asked of us, is to believe in what he did on the cross. Remember that it’s by God’s grace that we are saved in the first place, because technically, we don’t deserve forgiveness.
Because the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)
So, when you remember why Jesus died on the cross and know that when he was on the cross, with his blood streaming down, WE were on his mind. That’s the wonderful and loving God that I am extremely happy to serve and to worship and honor. And I am proudly and will shout it from anywhere that in deciding to make Jesus my choice was the best and the best decision that I ever made.
Can you say the same for yourself?
If not, please make this day, that you can say that. Please know that it is not God’s will that no man should perish, but to have everlasting life. (John 3:16)
Thank you Jesus for your blood that was shed and thank you for the sacrifice you made for saving us from our sins and for paying our sin debt in full. Thank you for what your blood was always and continue to represent and I thank you for your blood that continues to cleanses us from all unrighteousness. In your name, I pray. Amen