The Rose of Sharon Shed His Blood For Me and You

Ephesians 1:7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace

It’s not even close to Easter and I’m thinking about the blood of Jesus.

I am covered with blood…Jesus blood… and I’m safe in His arms forever…because of this blood! Thank you Jesus!

We have communion in our church once a month to remember the sacrifice Jesus made for us but there is so much more in reflecting on the blood of Jesus Christ.

It’s said that the word blood appears in the bible occurs 447 times in 375 verses in the KJV.

Understanding about the blood of Jesus goes all the way back to trying to understanding who God is. God required a sacrifice after Adam and Eve committed the first sin. An animal was sacrificed by God for them. ( Genesis 3:21) This is what God required…it’s His way….it is because of who He is. Understanding God is how you will understand…why the sacrifice of blood was required. This will require some bible study on your part…but you will gain so much from this understanding and knowledge.

In the Old Testament… Blood had to be shed by the sacrificing of an animal. Blood was also symbolically shed…. like when God told the Children of Israel to place/sprinkle it on the door frame when God sent the plague to the Egyptians and this blood saved all the baby boys of the children of Israel. The blood saves!

Exodus 12:22 Take a bunch of hyssop, dip it into the blood in the basin and put some of the blood on the top and on both sides of the doorframe. Not one of you shall go out the door of his house until morning.

Jesus sacrificed Himself

In the New Testament Jesus actually shed His own blood for us when He was beaten, killed and hung on the cross for our salvation. The blood saves!

This was an enormous amount of blood because it has covered all the sins of mankind and will wipe away original sin from all who ask for forgiveness. This is blood that has been shed by Jesus so people can be  justified over countless generations.

When I think of how the blood of Jesus Christ has affected me personally I feel so overwhelmed with joy and thanksgiving…that God came to earth in the form of a man….God’s only Son….let Himself be killed for me! Who would do that? Who would love me that much?

What are the benefits of that shed blood for me?

That precious blood put me right with the God of the whole universe!

That precious blood has given me eternal life!

That precious blood has given me power over the enemy!… How good is that?

That precious blood forgives me of my sins! My sins (when asked to be forgiven) don’t cling to me they are washed away and forgotten because of that blood! It cleans me…It washes me!

That precious blood keeps me hopeful and happy everyday!

That precious blood lets me know that I’m loved.

I want to be covered…soaked in that blood. I never ever want to forget the meaning of that blood or the depths that Jesus went through to shed that blood for me.

You know this world has a fixation with blood right now. There are so many movies and TV shows about vampires and drinking blood. If only people would focus on the only true blood that can really change a person’s life….for the better. You don’t have to drink it…only be washed by it.

I’ve been washed by the blood….I’ve been changed into a new creation….I will live in eternal awesome greatness with the creator of all things…….Because of what?……….The BLOOD!!!

Message for today: Are you excited about what the blood of Jesus has done for you? If you are… comment a… “Amen”… shout out. God bless you……oh He has!!