We who believe know that we have been redeemed "with the precious blood of Christ" (I Pet. 1:19). To us the Savior's blood is truly precious. It has become common today for preachers to say very little about the blood. We are sometimes ridiculed for preaching blood atonement. We are told that such preaching is crude, out-dated, and insignificant in these modern times. And those who do preach about the blood, for the most part, make the blood of Christ to be a vain, insignificant thing, by denouncing its saving, redeeming efficacy.

                In this place, we reverence the blood of Christ. We know that "without shedding of blood is no remission'' (Heb. 9.22). Why do we place such importance upon the blood of Christ, and hold it to be a precious thing? The blood of Christ is precious, because it is THE BLOOD OF THE INCARNATE GOD (Acts 20:28). The blood poured out for our redemption at Calvary was the blood of a man; but that Man is the eternal God! We are JUSTIFIED by the blood (Rom. 5:9), RECONCILED to God by the blood (Eph. 2:13), and CLEANSED from all sin by the precious blood of Christ (I John 1:7). The blood of Christ has SATISFIED THE WRATH AND JUSTICE OF GOD'S HOLY LAW, so that through the blood God is both just and the justifier of every believer (Rom. 3:24-26), EVERY BLESSING OF GOD'S GRACE IN THE EVERLASTING COVENANT COMES TO US THROUGH THE BLOOD OF CHRIST: Redemption, Pardon, Peace, Forgiveness, Sanctification, and Glorification (Col. 1:14, 20; Heb. 10:10-14; 13:12). OUR CONSCIENCES ARE PURGED FROM GUILT by our Savior's precious blood--(Heb. 9:12-14). Through the blood we have ACCESS TO GOD (Heb. 10:19-20). We who believe shall TRIUMPH OVER ALL OUR ENEMIES, death, hell, and the grave, by the blood (Rev. 12:11). We will STAND BEFORE THE THRONE OF GOD PURIFIED by the precious blood of Christ (Rev.7:14), And we will GLORIFY CHRIST IN HEAVEN, singing his everlasting praise of--the precious, redeeming blood (Rev. 5:9). Nothing is more practical, more important, or more delightful to the people of God than the blood, the precious, effectual, cleansing, redeeming blood of Christ. "E'er since by faith I saw the stream, Thy flowing wounds supply, redeeming love has been my theme, and shall be 'till I die!"