This is our second article about the power of the blood of Jesus. Here are some Scripture passages on the topic with my comments following:
For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul. (Lev 17:11) We all know that the life of any flesh, human or animal, is in the blood. And the Lord shed the blood of animals and brought the animal skins to cover Adam and Eve’s sin when they sinned in the Garden of Eden. Therefore, we may reason that the blood of Jesus sustains our spiritual life, as well as cleanses us of sin.
. . . without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins. (Heb 9:22 ESV) The Old Testament model of shedding the blood of animals to cover sin, is the basis of this verse in Hebrews. In the New Testament, we see that Jesus is the sinless, spotless Lamb of God (Joh 1:29) and that His shed blood washes us from our sins. (Rev 1:5)
. . . the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. (1 Joh 1:7) Jesus’ blood cleanses us from all sin—not only once—but on a continual basis as we lead our daily lives. Glory to God most High!
Now the blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you; and the plague shall not be on you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt. (Ex 12:13) The Israelites were instructed by God to put lamb’s blood on their doorposts, and when the avenging angel came by, he would not visit the homes that had the blood on the lintels. In spiritual terms, the blood of Jesus protects us from plagues, illnesses, disease and destruction.
And they overcame him [the devil] by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death. (Rev 12:11, parenthesized text added) We can overcome every temptation of the enemy when we are covered by the blood of Jesus, and when our testimony coincides and agrees with what God says. Our testimony must always be: “I am redeemed by the Lord Jesus Christ.”
. . . how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience . . . (Heb 9:14) Jesus Christ is the Lord, our righteousness (Jer 23:6; 1 Cor 1:30); and because He is, we have a purified conscience.
Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus . . . (Heb 10:19) The blood of Jesus enables us with faith and confidence to enter the presence of the Lord in thanksgiving, prayer and praise. (Heb 4:16)
Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people with His own blood, suffered outside the gate. (Heb 13:12) We are made holy by the blood of Jesus poured out on Calvary, as are all who accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
We have every reason to rejoice in our salvation!