I’m sure most of you have had a blood test from time to time in your life. Not fun…but necessary to check the many aspects of your health. It’s always amazing to me that a test from my blood sample will tell if I’m low on a certain vitamin, like B12 or D. I just had my yearly test last Friday, mainly to check cholesterol and triglyceride levels, but this time they are also checking my B12 to see if I would benefit from the shots to give me more energy! Ha! I know my cholesterol is high…that’s a hereditary problem, and I know I should exercise more aggressively every day! ( I guess just looking at my stationary bike doesn’t get the job done!!!)
So much about health can be gleaned from blood tests…..it is a reminder to me that “life is in the blood”.
That’s why we receive the gift of life everlasting from the blood that Jesus shed on the cross for the removal of sins. This is another one of the mysteries of God’s ways. I don’t understand how that works, but I accept the covering of Christ’s blood over me. In fact I ask Him for that covering every day. If that seems gross to you, let me explain.
God doesn’t have blood, because He is Spirit, but His Son, Jesus, was born in the form of man so He could become Emanuel, meaning “God is with us”. Jesus was born from a virgin, impregnated by the Holy Spirit, (the third person in the God-head). Because of His human form, His life was in His blood.
Before Jesus Christ died for our sins, sins were cleansed by the spilling of blood from bulls, lambs, and doves. (In fact, cults around the world still kill animals, sometimes even people, to cover their sins with the shed blood. How sad they do not know that God’s Son, Jesus Christ sacrificed Himself on the cross and spilled His blood once and for all time for their sins. Hebrews 7:27)
When Jesus died on the cross, it was because His blood spilled out of Him. He was dead, was buried, and in Resurrection power came to life again. Now, if we believe in Him, we can have life everlasting.
This fact is accepted by simple child-like faith. If you are struggling with faith to believe that God’s Son, Jesus, did this for you, and you need prayer or guidance, please contact us on our Facebook page by private message.
The entire book of Hebrews is Paul’s appeal to the Jews to accept the superiority of the blood of Christ over the Judaic system of animal sacrifice. Read Hebrews 7:24-27.
Romans 3:23-25 ~ For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. God presented Him as a sacrifice of atonement through faith in His blood.
Ephesians 1:7-8 ~ In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that He lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.