THE BLOOD SACRIFICE
To begin with, blood is used to designate the unity of mankind. Acts 17:26 (NLT)
FROM ONE MAN HE CREATED ALL THE NATIONS THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE
EARTH. HE DECIDED BEFOREHAND WHICH SHOULD RISE AND FALL, AND HE
DETERMINED THEIR BOUNDARIES.
Now, it seems to me that the color "red" is the key to the human race being brothers and
sisters NOT ETHNIC BACKGROUNDS! For it is the blood that runs through our reins that
makes us human and it is the blood of JESUS that makes us brethren!
Lev 17:10-11 (NLT) "AND I WILL TURN AGAINST ANYONE, WHETHER AN
ISRAELITE OR A FOREIGNER LIVING AMONG YOU, WHO EATS OR DRINKS
BLOOD IN ANY FORM. I WILL CUT OFF SUCH A PERSON FROM THE
COMMUNITY, 11 FOR THE LIFE OF ANY CREATURE IS IN ITS BLOOD. I HAVE
GIVEN YOU THE BLOOD SO YOU CAN MAKE ATONEMENT FOR YOUR SINS. IT
IS THE BLOOD, REPRESENTING LIFE, THAT BRINGS YOU ATONEMENT.
The 'life' is in the blood of an individual. That is why it is prohibited to eat the blood of
an animal. It was the blood of the animal used as a sacrifice that became the atonement (or
exchange) for the soul of man. That is also why the weird people who drink blood believing they
are somehow making a statement of commitment to their deity (which, by the way, is Satan), are,
in truth, DOING JUST THAT!!! They’re committing an atrocious act that is very delightful to
our enemy, Satan, and is damning to their very souls! It’s true - they’re in communion with the
under-world; and it is also true that their eternity will also be spent in Hell with the devil they
worship! But it’s NOT true that eternity will be dark nail polish, dark clothes, and lighted
skeleton lamps with a little ‘side’ of someone’s blood as a snack! It will be implicit darkness,
total separation and utter devastation of life! THAT’S a very good reason to be an example of
the “Believer”. Who knows but what your example might be the very catalyst that brings
someone into the Kingdom who would otherwise be cast into Hell because of their sin.
In the New Testament we find a New Covenant: Mat 26:27-28 (NLT) AND HE TOOK
A CUP OF WINE AND GAVE THANKS TO GOD FOR IT. HE GAVE IT TO THEM
AND SAID, "EACH OF YOU DRINK FROM IT, 28 FOR THIS IS MY BLOOD, WHICH
SEALS THE COVENANT BETWEEN GOD AND HIS PEOPLE. IT IS POURED OUT
TO FORGIVE THE SINS OF MANY. That’s exactly what we did two weeks ago. We took
communion as a representation of the Blood of Jesus being our “covering”!!
Let me preface this concerning the blood sacrifice of Jesus by saying that the blood of
bulls and goats merely covered over the sins, taking them out of “sight”. This practice went on
for hundreds of years until Jesus Christ came to die on the cross. There He gave His own blood
which forever TOOK THOSE SINS AWAY! You see, even then, the bulls and goats, etc., was a
‘type’ of the sacrifice of Jesus.
Throughout all time, every event recorded - and all those Bible stories we hold dear to our
hearts were preordained to help us to see and receive the atoning sacrifice of our Lord and
Savior, Jesus Christ. And THAT’S the reason some fools will tout about our Jesus having
survived the crucifixion! You see, the enemy of your soul, the Devil, does not want you to hear
and learn the truth! He wants to keep people ignorant, dependent, and totally in the dark
regarding the truth. Why do you think the Bible says in John 8:32, “YOU SHALL KNOW
THE TRUTH AND THE TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE!”
You have to learn to “HEAR” God’s Voice. You have to be discerning. And just
because some intellectual-type writes a book that gives dates, times, etc., it doesn’t mean it’s the
truth. If the entire thesis does not absolutely line up with the Bible, rest assured the entire ‘work’
is phony! Satan usually throws in a little dab of ‘truth’ to confuse people into
believing a lie!
Throughout all time - every event recorded - and all those Bible stories we hold dear to
our hearts were preordained to HELP US TO SEE AND RECEIVE the atoning sacrifice of our
Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!
The Blood of Christ: Necessary AND sufficient!
Heb 9:11-28 (NLT) SO CHRIST HAS NOW BECOME THE HIGH PRIEST OVER ALL
THE GOOD THINGS THAT HAVE COME. HE HAS ENTERED THAT GREAT,
PERFECT SANCTUARY IN HEAVEN, NOT MADE BY HUMAN HANDS AND NOT
PART OF THIS CREATED WORLD. 12 ONCE FOR ALL TIME HE TOOK BLOOD
INTO THAT MOST HOLY PLACE, BUT NOT THE BLOOD OF GOATS AND
CALVES. HE TOOK HIS OWN BLOOD, AND WITH IT HE SECURED OUR
SALVATION FOREVER. 13 UNDER THE OLD SYSTEM, THE BLOOD OF GOATS AND
BULLS AND THE ASHES OF A YOUNG COW COULD CLEANSE PEOPLE'S BODIES
FROM RITUAL DEFILEMENT. 14 JUST THINK HOW MUCH MORE THE BLOOD OF
CHRIST WILL PURIFY OUR HEARTS FROM DEEDS THAT LEAD TO DEATH SO
THAT WE CAN WORSHIP THE LIVING GOD. FOR BY THE POWER OF THE
ETERNAL SPIRIT, CHRIST OFFERED HIMSELF TO GOD AS A PERFECT SACRIFICE
FOR OUR SINS. 15 THAT IS WHY HE IS THE ONE WHO MEDIATES THE NEW
COVENANT BETWEEN GOD AND PEOPLE, SO THAT ALL WHO ARE INVITED CAN
RECEIVE THE ETERNAL INHERITANCE GOD HAS PROMISED THEM. FOR CHRIST
DIED TO SET THEM FREE FROM THE PENALTY OF THE SINS THEY HAD
COMMITTED UNDER THAT FIRST COVENANT. 16 NOW WHEN SOMEONE DIES
AND LEAVES A WILL, NO ONE GETS ANYTHING UNTIL IT IS PROVED THAT
THE PERSON WHO WROTE THE WILL IS DEAD. 17 THE WILL GOES INTO
EFFECT ONLY AFTER THE DEATH OF THE PERSON WHO WROTE IT. WHILE
THE PERSON IS STILL ALIVE, NO ONE CAN USE THE WILL TO GET ANY OF
THE THINGS PROMISED TO THEM. 18 THAT IS WHY BLOOD WAS REQUIRED
UNDER THE FIRST COVENANT AS A PROOF OF DEATH. 19 FOR AFTER MOSES
HAD GIVEN THE PEOPLE ALL OF GOD'S LAWS, HE TOOK THE BLOOD OF
CALVES AND GOATS, ALONG WITH WATER, AND SPRINKLED BOTH THE BOOK
OF GOD'S LAWS AND ALL THE PEOPLE, USING BRANCHES OF HYSSOP BUSHES
AND SCARLET WOOL. 20 THEN HE SAID, "THIS BLOOD CONFIRMS THE
COVENANT GOD HAS MADE WITH YOU." 21 AND IN THE SAME WAY, HE
SPRINKLED BLOOD ON THE SACRED TENT AND ON EVERYTHING USED FOR
WORSHIP. 22 IN FACT, WE CAN SAY THAT ACCORDING TO THE LAW OF
MOSES, NEARLY EVERYTHING WAS PURIFIED BY SPRINKLING WITH BLOOD.
WITHOUT THE SHEDDING OF BLOOD, THERE IS NO FORGIVENESS OF SINS. 23
THAT IS WHY THE EARTHLY TENT AND EVERYTHING IN IT--WHICH WERE
COPIES OF THINGS IN HEAVEN--HAD TO BE PURIFIED BY THE BLOOD OF
ANIMALS. BUT THE REAL THINGS IN HEAVEN HAD TO BE PURIFIED WITH FAR
BETTER SACRIFICES THAN THE BLOOD OF ANIMALS. 24 FOR CHRIST HAS
ENTERED INTO HEAVEN ITSELF TO APPEAR NOW BEFORE GOD AS OUR
ADVOCATE. HE DID NOT GO INTO THE EARTHLY PLACE OF WORSHIP, FOR
THAT WAS MERELY A COPY OF THE REAL TEMPLE IN HEAVEN. 25 NOR DID
HE ENTER HEAVEN TO OFFER HIMSELF AGAIN AND AGAIN, LIKE THE
EARTHLY HIGH PRIEST WHO ENTERS THE MOST HOLY PLACE YEAR AFTER
YEAR TO OFFER THE BLOOD OF AN ANIMAL. 26 IF THAT HAD BEEN
NECESSARY, HE WOULD HAVE HAD TO DIE AGAIN AND AGAIN, EVER SINCE
THE WORLD BEGAN. BUT NO! HE CAME ONCE FOR ALL TIME, AT THE END OF
THE AGE, TO REMOVE THE POWER OF SIN FOREVER BY HIS SACRIFICIAL
DEATH FOR US. 27 AND JUST AS IT IS DESTINED THAT EACH PERSON DIES
ONLY ONCE AND AFTER THAT COMES JUDGMENT, 28 SO ALSO CHRIST DIED
ONLY ONCE AS A SACRIFICE TO TAKE AWAY THE SINS OF MANY PEOPLE. HE
WILL COME AGAIN BUT NOT TO DEAL WITH OUR SINS AGAIN. THIS TIME HE
WILL BRING SALVATION TO ALL THOSE WHO ARE EAGERLY WAITING FOR
So, we pray:
You are the Testator who's blood covers our covenant. Thank you, Lord, for loving us
enough to die even though we didn't even know You at the time. Actually, I'm sure we wouldn't
have even been at the cross that day; because we would not have wanted to come that close to
something that ugly and dangerous. For that, my King, I apologize. Please forgive me for the
acts of the flesh that make You sad.
But I thank You, Lord, that because of Your precious blood, I can boldly come to You
with all my requests and wants and needs and know beyond doubt that You not only 'hear', but
that You are touched by my voice. And You hear and answer my heart's cry.
You see, the Scripture shows us the Tabernacle represented and was a ‘type’ of Christ.
CANDLESTICK - His enlightening us.
SACRED BREAD - His sustaining us.
ALTAR OF INCENSE - His intercession for us.
VEIL - His flesh!
ARK (which was wood and gold) - His humanity and deity.
There used to be a television advertisement concerning fried chicken. Someone was
giving an order and she was asking for specific ‘pieces’ she wanted. The guy behind the counter
said, “Lady, parts is parts!” He was saying all parts of the chicken are the same - one is just as
good as the other. Well, I don’t even buy that regarding chicken! And I KNOW it isn’t true
concerning our bodies. You see, there are some ‘parts’ we can actually live without and even
thrive. It may be uncomfortable - but it’s possible!
But!!! THERE IS NO LIFE APART FROM THE BLOOD FLOWING THROUGH YOUR
VEINS! Why? Because the life is in the blood! That’s why Jesus had to shed His own
precious, sinless blood. That’s why we don’t have to die in our sin. When God sees the blood-covering on you, He literally passes over you (as did the death angel in the Exodus). THAT
BLOOD OF JESUS YOU WEAR NOT ONLY HAS THE POWER TO SAVE YOU, IT IS ALSO
THE ONLY THING SATAN CANNOT PENETRATE!
Even the horrible death on the cross would not have been sufficient for the removal of our
sins forever had it not been for the shedding of His blood. YOU SEE, THE LIFE IS IN THE
T.D. Jakes said something some time ago that will forever stay with me. It has made a
huge difference in how I approach things; and how I counsel others.
ASSUME THE CROSS POSITION!
Why does this work? Because dead men make no wrong moves! And when you’re dead
to your ‘bad’ self, the Lord has the opportunity to “move” through you!
A NEW BEGINNING:
As the Passover was to be the “type” of the sacrifice of Jesus, isn’t it interesting to note
that Moses prepared Israel for the first Passover by rotating its calendar to a “first month”. This,
then became their ‘New Beginning’ - their lives changed forever!
2 Corin. 5:17 says, “THEREFORE IF ANY MAN BE IN CHRIST, HE IS A NEW
CREATURE: OLD THINGS ARE PASSED AWAY; BEHOLD ALL THINGS ARE
When Jesus becomes our Passover, we are born again into a NEW world. To Israel it was
a physical change; to us it is a spiritual change. The “outside” conditions and surroundings may
remain the same, but we do not!
MEN AND WOMEN OF GOD: LET US ASSUME THE ‘CROSS’