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The Token of the Blood
The Word of God has a scarlet thread running through it, like the cord Rahab hung out of her window. That scarlet thread, by which these 66 books is bound together, which unifies everything written upon the pages of Inspiration, is the blood, the precious blood of Christ.
The Blood and The Scriptures speak constantly about the blood. It is written in the books of the law, “The life of the flesh is in the blood.” God told Moses, “The blood shall be to you for a token.” He said, “When I see the blood, I will pass over you.” When the high priest went into the holy of holies on the Day of Atonement, he went in with blood. No man can come to God without blood atonement. When our Lord instituted the Lord’s Supper, he took the cup of wine, held it before his disciples and said, “This is the blood of the New Testament, shed for many for the remission of sins.” In Hebrews 9:22, we read, “Without shedding of blood is no remission.” That makes the blood a matter of infinitely immense importance.
These days, it is common for preachers, churches, theologians, and hymn writers to say as little as possible about the blood. We have become so educated, refined, and sophisticated that talking about blood is considered improper, unsophisticated, and rude. But it is still true that “without shedding of blood is no remission.” The whole of God’s revelation of himself, the whole of the gospel, the whole of salvation is wrapped up the blood, the precious, sin-atoning blood of the Lord Jesus Christ (Hebrews 9:12; 1 Peter 18-21). The shedding of Christ’s precious blood was and is absolutely essential to the saving of our souls. — Let us ever cherish the blood of Christ as that which is precious above all things.
The blood sprinkled upon the doorposts and lentil, portraying the blood of Christ sprinkled upon our hearts by the saving operations of God the Holy Ghost, was to the children of Israel a token. A token is a sign or a banner of something. And the blood of Christ sprinkled upon our hearts by the Spirit of God is God’s token within by which every believing sinner is assured of…
When the Lord God comes in judgment, in providential judgment to any nation, any house, or any age, or when he comes in the final judgment of that great day when the elements be on fire shall melt with a fervent heat, God’s elect are safe. He has promised, “When I see the blood, I will pass over you!”