Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Do you believe that there ‘s power in the blood?

“For the life of a creature is in the blood, and I have given it to you to make atonement for yourselves on the altar; it is the blood that makes atonement for one’s life” (Lev. 17:11).

And this requirement for blood sacrifice pointed the way to the Messiah, the Lamb of God who was yet to come.

“She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins” (Matt. 1:21).

John the Baptist also fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah 40 when he called people to repent because the Messiah was soon coming.

The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” (Jn. 1:29).

When we receive Christ as our personal Lord and Savior, it HIS blood that washes our sins away. And THIS is the power that saves us!

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. … If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us and purify us from all unrighteousness. … He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world. (1 Jn. 1:7, 9, 2:2).

Do you believe that there ‘s power in the blood? You, too, can be redeemed through Christ’s atoning sacrifice and the power of his blood that was shed for you.

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