We who believe know that we
have been redeemed "with the precious blood of Christ" (I Pet. ). 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,
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 ). 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
5:9), RECONCILED to God by the blood (Eph. ), 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. -14).
Through the blood we have ACCESS TO GOD (Heb. -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!"