The Power of the Blood of Christ

It is perhaps to easy to overlook the power of the Blood of Christ. His life offered once that shed His blood for the remission of sins, salvation, and sanctification for all those who pursue Him, is such a sublime truth its depth can misunderstood. Consider these verses from Hebrews.

Hebrews 9:22 – 10:14

And according to the law almost all things are purified with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no remission.

Greatness of Christ’s Sacrifice

Therefore it was necessary that the copies of the things in the heavens should be purified with these, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. For Christ has not entered the holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us; not that He should offer Himself often, as the high priest enters the Most Holy Place every year with blood of another— He then would have had to suffer often since the foundation of the world; but now, once at the end of the ages, He has appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself. And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment, so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.

Animal Sacrifices Insufficient

For the law, having a shadow of the good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with these same sacrifices, which they offer continually year by year, make those who approach perfect. For then would they not have ceased to be offered? For the worshipers, once purified, would have had no more consciousness of sins. But in those sacrifices there is a reminder of sins every year. For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats could take away sins.

Christ’s Death Fulfills God’s Will

(cf. Ps. 40:6–8)

Therefore, when He came into the world, He said:

“Sacrifice and offering You did not desire,

But a body You have prepared for Me.

In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin

You had no pleasure.

Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come—

In the volume of the book it is written of Me—

To do Your will, O God.’ ”

Previously saying, “Sacrifice and offering, burnt offerings, and offerings for sin You did not desire, nor had pleasure in them” (which are offered according to the law), then He said, “Behold, I have come to do Your will, O God.” He takes away the first that He may establish the second. By that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

Christ’s Death Perfects the Sanctified

And every priest stands ministering daily and offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God, from that time waiting till His enemies are made His footstool. For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified.

In the courts of heaven it is well known that only the perfect blood sprinkled on the guilty soul can bring the remission of sin, and that comes from the only perfect sacrifice…the Lord Jesus Christ. And yet, in the mystery of God, Christ as divine, and resurrected, is also the one who is the High Priest who sprinkles the blood on those who come forward to Him through faith. This freedom from guilt available to all, and so capable of redeeming that on which it is sprinkled, awaits every soul that comes forward to the High Priest Jesus Christ, and accepts His gift. Those forgiven by God, and sanctified by His blood, also becoming part of the Royal Priesthood…who are given the ministry of His blood. Seeking those who will come to the Redeemer, and knowing the power of His blood to cleanse.

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