I’ve been thinking about this topic, (the blood of Christ), for a while in preparation for these posts. I really wanted the last post to be the grand finale – the climax – the best of them all…yet, it’s hard to sum up everything we’ve talked about over the course of a week in one post. Well, I may not reach my goal with my own words, but I found a music video that does! When I first heard this song “Only By The Blood” by Brian Free and Assurance, I thought, “That song says everything that I’ve been trying to say all week!” It says it plain and simple – only the blood can take away sin. Nothing else will or can replace that! I love the second verse in this song that says…
“To the temple they came, and the altars ran red, year after year after year
Yet for all of the loss, and all the life shed, still no true peace was near
Till You came to us, as the one perfect Lamb,
With thorns on Your head and nail in Your hands.”
So, I decided that for this post, we’ll look at some Scriptures that talk about the things that we have “only by the blood.” Lets get started!
First and foremost, only the blood redeems…
“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; but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.” – 1 Peter 1:18-19
Secondly, if the blood redeems, it will also justify…
“Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.” – Romans 5:9
People all over this world are on a quest for peace…in their lives, workplaces, marriages, etc. Yet, peace with God supersedes all of those things – without peace with the Father, we have nothing…
“And having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.” – Colossians 1:20
With peace comes a boldness. If we truly have peace with the Father, we will be able to go to Him with anything, or ask Him for anything. The blood gives us this ability also…
“Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus.” – Hebrews 10:19
To sum up this topic I’ll just say this – there is no other way to reach God the Father than through the blood of Jesus Christ that was shed on Calvary. There is no other way. There is no other option. Without blood, our bodies would die – let that fact alone point us to the greater spiritual application – without the blood of Christ, there is no eternal life. It’s only by the blood!
Listen to the lyrics of the song below and reflect on the sacrifice that purchased our redemption… (and most of all, thanks for reading!)