Part 2 What is so special about the blood of Jesus Christ

Updated: Apr 7, 2021

Part 2 The trail of Jesus' blood


Part 2 What is so special about the blood of Jesus

In Part 1 We saw that the bible is a book dripping with blood!

The blood of Jesus is so special and central to the Christian faith

That is why when Jesus gave us Holy Communion, he said do this in remembrance of me.

He specifically wants us to remember his body and his blood.

In the Old Testament, the blood of bulls, goats and lambs were only a shadow of the true blood, which would take away the sins of the world.

For Christ our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed[1].

However just as the blood of the Passover Lamb was no use just sitting in the bucket but had to be applied to the doorpost and the lintels of the door (using a hyssop branch) to prevent the angel of death entering, so must we apply the blood of our Passover lamb to our lives.

How do we apply it?

1 We apply the blood by faith, to cleanse us from sin to consecrate our lives etc.

We must get the revelation of the blood of Jesus. We must ask God to reveal the importance of the blood to us so that we can apply it by faith to the various areas of our lives.

2. We can apply the blood by giving testimony, Revelation 12:11 They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.


Where can we apply the blood: The trail of Jesus precious blood?

First a bit of background. Jesus’ blood is effective against the curses of the fall.

The curse of the fall of Adam and Eve is described in Genesis 3:14-19[2] and includes.

The curse on the serpent

The curse of enmity between the serpent and the woman, and between the serpent and the woman’s offspring

The curse of pain in childbirth and the headship of the man over the woman.

The curse on the soil producing thorns and thistles meaning that it will take hard work to get its produce all the days of Adam’s life. Man will sweat and toil to make a living an eventually return to the ground where he was taken from.


Hebrews 12:24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaks better things than that of Abel.


Jesus’ blood was poured for forgiveness of our sins and sprinkled onto the mercy seat in heaven.

But Jesus blood was shed in other places too.

We can also follow the trail of Jesus blood and apply it specifically to situations.

Jesus’ blood was not only sprinkled on the true mercy seat in heaven but was sprinkled on the fallen creation here on earth. The trail of where Jesus’ blood was spilled shows us where the blood of the new covenant can be applied. If you follow the trail of Jesus blood you will see that it was applied to various parts of the original curses that came upon Adam and the earth (Galatians 3:13).

Luke 22:44 And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling to the ground.

He sweated (sweat was one of the first effects of the curse on Adam) blood in the garden of Gethsemane (for our emotional agony, anguish, and toil). Doctors report some patients going through great emotional distress have reported sweating blood.

Luke 22:63 And the men that held Jesus mocked him and smote him. 64 And when they had blindfolded him, they struck him on the face, and asked him, saying, Prophesy, who is it that smote thee? 65 And many other things blasphemously spoke they against him.

His blood trickled through palace and barracks. They mocked him, his blood covers derision and mockery.

John 19:1 Then Pilate therefore took Jesus and scourged him. 2 And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe,3 And said, Hail, King of the Jews! and they smote him with their hands.


His blood flowed when his back was lashed (for healing).

Isaiah 53:4 Surely, he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted. 5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and his wounds heal us. By his stripes we are healed, healed means literally 'sewed back together'. His wounds released the blood to heal sickness, physical healing is part of the covenant blessing he has purchased for us through his blood. His blood covers the pain and cruelty of man.

His blood flowed when the crown of thorns pierced his scalp (could be for our mental suffering)

His blood trickled on the streets of Jerusalem, one day it will be redeemed.

Sin started at a tree and the blood of Jesus will eventually restore the creation.

His blood flowed from his hands and feet.

John 19:32 Then came the soldiers, and break the legs of the first, and of the other which was crucified with him. 33 But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs: 34 But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.

And finally the water and the blood flowed from his pierced side, a ruptured heart, his heart burst for the love of sinful mankind.

His blood flowed onto his dead body showing that the dead who receive his blood shall be resurrected.

Receive the blood, apply the blood now. You are an able minister of the new covenant and a priest!

In the Old Testament, the blood of bulls, goats and lambs were only a shadow of the true blood, which would take away the sins of the world.


Declaring the truth about Jesus’ blood

Because Jesus’ blood is so special, we can declare these specific truths today…

1 John 1:7 Through the blood of Jesus, I am continually being cleansed from all sin.

Romans 5:9 Through the blood of Jesus I am justified, made righteous, just-as-if-I had never sinned.

Hebrews 13:12 Through the blood of Jesus, I am sanctified, made holy, set apart to God.

Hebrews 10:19 Through the blood of Jesus, I have boldness to enter the presence of God.

Hebrews 12:24 The blood of Jesus cries out continually to God in heaven on my behalf.


Amen

[1] 1 Cor 5:7 Get rid of the old yeast that you may be a new batch without yeast--as you really are. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. [2] Genesis 3:14 So the LORD God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, "Cursed are you above all the livestock and all the wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life. 15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel." 16 To the woman he said, "I will greatly increase your pains in childbearing; with pain you will give birth to children. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you." 17 To Adam he said, "Because you listened to your wife and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, 'You must not eat of it,' "Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life. 18 It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field. 19 By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return."

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