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Online Bible Verses - Ephesians 1:7 - Redemption through His blood

Updated on May 10, 2012

“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace”

Ephesians 1:7

Redemption via blood sacrifice. The concept was introduced early on in the Old Testament, establishing a system through which a final, once and for all sacrifice would be offered; that being Christ’s death on the cross.

A few of many O.T. verses where we see it described:

Then Moses summoned all the elders of Israel and said to them, “Go at once and select the animals for your families and slaughter the Passover lamb."

Exodus 12:20-22

“This is what you are to offer on the altar regularly each day: two lambs a year old."

Exodus 29:37-39

Then Samuel took a suckling lamb and sacrificed it as a whole burnt offering to the LORD. He cried out to the LORD on Israel’s behalf, and the LORD answered him."

1 Samuel 7:8-10


And prophecy from Isaiah, where Jesus is described as a lamb:

"He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth."

Isaiah 53:6-8


John the Baptist referring to Christ as “the Lamb of God”:

"The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!"

John 1:28-30


And finally, reference in Revelation to future events, where a risen Lamb (Jesus) sits in a position of authority.

"For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; ‘he will lead them to springs of living water.’ ‘And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.’ ”

Revelation 7:16-17

So, as in many other cases, we see key scriptural concepts tied together over the full span of the Bible timeline. And, these concepts inevitably point to the same Person, who has been called by many names.

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    • Apostle Jack profile image

      Apostle Jack 5 years ago from Atlanta Ga

      You said it well.

    • lucabrasi profile image
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      lucabrasi 5 years ago from Greensboro, NC

      Thanks Jack.

    • Rina Pinto profile image

      Rina Pinto 5 years ago from Dubai - UAE

      God is indeed Gracious to His people here on earth! How amazing was the Act of Jesus, truly Grateful to Yahweh & El Adonai who purchased us with His Son's Blood. Thank You Jesus for coming to rescue us from the grip of satan. Blessed be the Lamb of God who took away all our sins and cleansed us from all our iniquities. Jesus is our Prince of Peace! All Glory, Honor & Power belongeth to Him who is and was and is to come! God Bless u child of God ..!

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      lucabrasi 5 years ago from Greensboro, NC

      Bless u2 Rina

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