TOPIC: THE MYSTERY OF THE BLOOD OF JESUS IN REDEMPTION
Scripture: Ephesians 1: 7. In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
Beloved, I welcome you to another Moment of Daily Encounter! Yesterday, we established the fact that the blood is God’s instrument of achieving redemption! Today, we shall be considering the mystery, the enigma of the blood of Jesus that bought us redemption.
From our anchor scripture (Eph.1:7), Our redemption came because the blood of Jesus was shed not only on the cross but also in the heavenly Tabernacle;
Hebrews 9: 12. Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.
In Leviticus 17: 11, The Bible made us to understand that the life of the flesh is in the blood!
So, when the blood of Jesus was poured out both on the cross and heavenly Tabernacle it appeased the heavenly court.
The mystery of the blood therefore is that it satisfied God’s justice as the only penalty for our sin(Rom.3:25)!
The implications of the shed blood are:
1. Institution of a New covenant: It was the blood of Jesus that established a new covenant/born again covenant! It was a more superior blood than that of animals and it was introduced at the communion table (Matt.26:28).
Therefore, the communion is a reminder of the blood of Jesus Christ that sealed or ratified the new covenant! Whenever you hold that communion cup please be reminded of the price of the sacrifice that was paid for you on the cross of Calvary.
2. The blood of Jesus is what purges your conscience:
Hebrews 9:14 How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God!
Every man that is not born again has a conscience that is dead! It is at the point of surrender to the Lordship of Jesus that the blood of Jesus will now purge such a person!
This explains why some person can kill with impunity and it wouldn’t even touch them! Such a person is happy when you are in pains or sorrow. You might be tempted to asked, “don’t you have conscience?’ Frankly speaking, there are people living with dead consciences. However, anyone born of God has a tender, living conscience!
There are three kinds of consciences which should not be part of a born again child of God, their presence makes your salvation a questionable one.
They are :
A. Evil conscience (Heb 10:22): an evil conscience is one that substitutes that which is wrong for that which is right(Isa.5:20)
What are the evidences of an Evil Conscience?
I. Playing with sin, and not taking sin seriously.
II. Shallow confession and shallow repentance which is really just excuses for their sin.
III. Measuring sin…someone might say, “Well, I never committed a BIG sin!”
IV. Arguing with the Truth. Some even misuse the Bible to support their sin!
B. Dead or seared conscience (1Tim.4:2):A dead conscience is an insensitive conscience! As a result of continued sin, a defiled conscience becomes “seared” and insensitive to sin
C. Defiled conscience (Titus 1:15): A defiled conscience is a soiled or contaminated conscience.
Remember this; Heaven is real and hell is real. The path to hell is rejecting Jesus and his sacrificial work on the cross. Give your heart to Jesus today.
– Father thank you for your word to me today.
– Father I receive the purging and cleansing of my conscience by the blood of Jesus.
– I prophesy upon your life, every voice speaking against you, be silent now by the blood of Jesus.
– May every dead conscience be purged by the blood of Jesus.
From your brother Alex
God bless you.