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About His Word! (01-14 to01-31-2000)
Current Topic: The Blood of Jesus

We are beginning a series on the Blood of Jesus. An old hymn of the church ask the Question: What can take away my sin? And of course the reply is: Nothing but the blood of Jesus. Our good works and charity are for nought. Money and social position means nothing. We must be washed in the blood of Jesus if we expect to be saved. As a newer song says there is more to serving the Lord than "singing in the choir and serving on the board. You better find out what it's all about you gotta be born again!"

When Adam sinned God clothed them with the skin of an animal, thus establishing the principal of substitution. God gave the law in which elaborate rituals all included the shedding of blood to cover sin. From Exodus through Deuteronomy the word "blood" appears 112 times. Just one example is:



Leviticus 17:11 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.


Hebrews restates the principal of sins only being remitted by the sheding of blood.

Hebrews 9:22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding blood is no remission.



About His Word! (01-15-2000)
Current Topic: The Blood of Jesus

The 12th chapter of Exodus shows us the principal that without a blood covering, we are subject to the wrath of God. However God made an absolute promise that if He sees atoning blood, He will pass over us.

Exodus 12 For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD. {gods: or, princes}
13 And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt. {to destroy...: Heb. for a destruction}



About His Word! (01-16-2000)
Current Topic: The Blood of Jesus

Abraham understood the principal of substitution. He was willing to offer his only son in obedience to God. He looked ahead by faith to the time when the Lord God would provide a perfect sacrifice.

Genesis 22:7 And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering? {lamb: or, kid}
8 And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.


John the Baptist identified Jesus as that perfect Lamb.

John 1:29 . The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. {taketh away: or, beareth}
John 1:36 And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God!



About His Word! (01-17-2000)
Current Topic: The Blood of Jesus

The Psalmist foretold the suffering of Jesus.

Isaiah 50:6 I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting.

Psalms 22:6 But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.
7. All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying, {shoot...: Heb. open}
8. He trusted on the LORD that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him. {He trusted...: Heb. He rolled himself on}{seeing...: or, if he delight in}



About His Word! (01-18-2000)
Current Topic: The Blood of Jesus


Isaiah saw the suffering of Jesus the Lamb.

Isaiah 53:3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. {we hid...: or, he hid as it were his face from us: Heb. as an hiding of faces from him, or, from us}
4 . Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. {wounded: or, tormented}{stripes: Heb. bruise}
6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. {laid...: Heb. made the iniquity of us all to meet on him}



About His Word! (01-19-2000)
Current Topic: The Blood of Jesus


God sees us as justified (declared righteous) because of the blood of Jesus.

Isaiah 53:10 . Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand. {thou...: or, his soul shall make an offering}

Jesus is pleased to have made the sacrifice for us!

Isaiah 53:11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.
12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.



About His Word! (01-20-2000)
Current Topic: The Blood of Jesus

Jesus foretold His suffering. We are not condemned, if we believe in the sacrifice that God provided, His only Son. If we won't accept the sacrifice of Jesus for our sin, we are subject to the wrath of God, and judgement awaits.

John 3:14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.



About His Word! (01-21-2000)
Current Topic: The Blood of Jesus

Phillip preached "The Blood of Jesus" to the Ethiopian eunuch. His text was Isaiah 53.

Acts 8:32 The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth:
33. In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth.
34. And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or of some other man?
35. Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus.



About His Word! (01-22-2000)
Current Topic: The Blood of Jesus


The epistles testify to the atonement of the Blood of Jesus.

Ephesians 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.

Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

1 Peter 3:18 ¶ For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:

2 Corinthians 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.



About His Word! (01-23-2000)
Current Topic: The Blood of Jesus

Healing for your body is part of the atonement. Jesus suffered that you might walk in health.

1 Peter 2:22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:
23. Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously: {himself: or, his cause}
24. Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. {on: or, to}


This includes peace of mind (our mental health).

Isaiah 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. {wounded: or, tormented}{stripes: Heb. bruise}



About His Word! (01-24-2000)
Current Topic: The Blood of Jesus

God purchased His church with His Own Blood!

Acts 20:28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

We have been ransomed and redeemed (bought back) by the Blood.

Matthew 20:28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

Matthew 26:28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

Ephesians 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

Colossians 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:



About His Word! (01-25-2000)
Current Topic: The Blood of Jesus

If we avail ourselves of the atonement, our redemption is eternal. The Blood of Jesus also cleanses us of present sin.

Hebrews 9:12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.
13. For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:
14. How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? {spot: or, fault}

1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

1 John 2:2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.



About His Word! (01-26-2000)
Current Topic: The Blood of Jesus

Peter magnifies upon the preciousness of the Blood and exhorts us to appreciate its value.

1 Peter 1:18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;
19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
20 Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,
21 Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.
22 Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:
23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.



About His Word! (01-27-2000)
Current Topic: The Blood of Jesus

Because of the Blood of Jesus we have been declared righteous and can stand before God without fear.

Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement. {atonement: or, reconciliation}



About His Word! (01-28-2000)
Current Topic: The Blood of Jesus

The 9th chapter of Hebrews (which should be read in it's entirety) explains how that Jesus fulfilled the pattern established in the Old Testament. He entered as a High priest, into the heavenly tabernacle and placed His Own Blood on the altar. We will be judged as to what we did with the sacrifice that Jesus freely made for us.

23 ¶ It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.
24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:
25 Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;
26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.



About His Word! (01-29-2000)
Current Topic: The Blood of Jesus

We have fellowship with God because of the Blood of Jesus.

Ephesians 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.

Romans 8:1 ¶ There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

Romans 3:26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.



About His Word! (01-30-2000)
Current Topic: The Blood of Jesus

"The Blood" started in Genesis and is still present in Revelation! The slain Lamb will be present in heaven as a reminder of the sacrifice of Jesus when He shed His blood for us.

Revelation 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

Revelation 5:6 ¶ And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.

Revelation 7:14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

Revelation 14:1 ¶ And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads.

About His Word! (01-31-2000)
Current Topic: The Blood of Jesus

This concludes our study on the Blood of Jesus. Scripture tells us that he was a lamb slain from the very foundation of the world. It was at Calvary that this was an accomplished fact. Because He died for us, we can live. Because of the Blood of Jesus, we will live eternally with Him. We will ever praise Him for the great gift of His sinless blood.

Revelation 5:9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;



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