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Why leave Out The Blood
I am attempting to write this hub with an urgency to get the body of Christ to wake up and recognize the late hour we are living in where sin is abounding with its dead left in its wake throughout our world.
Some preachers have made statements that they have really had to battle with enemy spirits when they attempted to bring a message on the blood.
Some of our versions today have omitted the scriptures that mention the blood from their translations of the bible.
God states in his word that Abel's blood whom was slain in an act of jealousy by his wayward brother, cried out from the ground so that tells me that the blood has a voice and God says the land will pay for the shedding of innocent blood.
I remember one time God had me minister on this subject and it was at a particular church that seemed to show no emotion during the times I had ministered there before.
I informed the congregation that God wanted me to speak on the blood of Christ and related to them that other ministers had related of their struggles with the devil when they attempted to preach on this subject.
I gracefully told them that I know what the blood is and what it has done for the greatest creation that God had created and that would be the human race.
I remember referring back to Moses going upon the mountain to die and Joshua coming forth as a chosen successor to lead God’s people into the Promised Land.
I became a little excited when I spoke on the ten refuge cities God had told Joshua to prepare which would serve as a place where one could flee in case of a wrongful death until they could get a fair trial or would be set free at the death of the high priest because the people of that day were known to be people that would act to revenge someone near to them if they had been wronged.
The cities were to be within two hours running distance and the roads to these cities were to be patrolled that they might remain open and accessible.
I related to a made up scene with two men working in a field and one using an ax without notice had it fly out of his hands and strike his friend killing him.
He had no choice but run to one of these cites with all his strength because the relatives of his friend would not understand that it was an accident and would surely kill him in a vengeful rage.
He is almost there but he can here the man’s friends and family close on his heels.
With a last minute rush of strength he makes it into the protected bounds of the city leaving the men in pursuit no choice but to stop their advance.
Here he is within distance of them lying on the grass attempting to get his breath but they are not allowed to cross the line and take his life because he is safe until he can get a fair trial or the high priest were to die which would set him free.
This is what the blood of Jesus has done for us.
It is both a protecting and dividing barrier that the devil cannot cross and I shall make an attempt to prove it to you in this hub.
Most religions claim to be the way to God, but Jesus did not come to found a religion or claim to have had a vision but to bridge the gap of fellowship with the Eternal God that was lost through Adam. His birth was prophesied as found in the Holy Scriptures.
See (Isaiah 7:14,
14Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
Isaiah 9:6-7 6For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
7Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.
Micah 5:2 2But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.
Yes, the facts are found in history that Jesus was born on this Earth, lived his life to about 33 and 1/3 years and was crucified at the hands of the Romans.
The Way Made Plain
Listen dear reader, God could not make another Adam with God’s blood from an Earth that became under a curse but that is what the holiness of God demanded or man would be forever separated from his creator.
To be separated or isolated from our creator would be like a spacecraft leaving this planet and developing a malfunction in its guidance system which would cause it to be stranded in space unable to make its way back home to Earth.
The men inside would never see their families again. They would be isolated in space until their oxygen level dropped to low to sustain their life and then they would die.
The wages of sin is death and that is what we got through the fall of Adam. Sin was passed upon the whole human race and we were cut off and isolated from a holy God who hates sin and is perfect in all his ways. In Adam, we could never have got back in fellowship with god but God had a plan to rescue as many as possible from the rebellion caused by Satan.
He would send a deliverer for all mankind. He would be born of a virgin and have God’s blood like Adam.
It was the hope and prayer of young Jewish virgins to be the one chosen to bear the promised Messiah who would bear the sin debt for all mankind. Mohammed and other great men who founded religions had to get in line with Abraham and the prophets but Jesus existed as the word before the line was formed.
The first book of John states that by him (Jesus The Word) God made the worlds. He did not come to found a religion but to teach us how to have a relationship with God.
There are sign in Italy that says “All roads lead to Rome”. I am here to tell you that not all roads lead to heaven and all religions do not lead to God. The Holy bible states that Jesus is the way to God. Jesus is not a way but the way.
The way to heaven is paved by his precious blood. He became a curse for us. He had to be arrested and tried as a common criminal.
He also had to be convicted and be executed as a criminal. He willfully took our place and all sin was placed upon him at the cross of crucifixion.
The scriptures teach that he who knew no sin was made sin for us that we might be called the righteousness of God in him. Yes, he made the way plain and it is up to us to either accept his pardon for our sin or reject it and be found guilty before an angry God who at death will require his blood on our head.
Let’s face it; there is no other religion that can take the guilt and stain of blood from a murder’s hands but Christianity which is not a religion but is based on a personal relationship with God.
The scriptures teach that the blood of Jesus Christ cleanses from all unrighteousness.
This is not a religion like all the others but a way of life maintaining a relationship with a wonderful God who desires a family.
When we accept Jesus as our savior, we are adopted into God’s family as heirs. Jesus is the only name that God recognizes. (Acts 4:12)
There is no other name under heaven whereby men can be saved.
The Bible takes sin very seriously, more so than perhaps any other religion.
The Ultimate Test
Sin alienates us from the presence of God. Sin is rooted in the heart of man. Sin cannot be removed by any self-help program. No other religion has any viable help to offer for the removal of sin.
I close with a well documented fact that happened in Chicago that caused a stir among the many world religions that had their representatives there to prove their religion was the way to God.
During one session, Dr. Joseph Cook, of Boston, suddenly rose and said: ‘Gentlemen, I have sit and listened to each of you attempt to prove to us that your religion is the one that will get us to God and get his attention but I beg to introduce to you a woman with a great sorrow.
Bloodstains are on her hands, and nothing she has tried will remove them. The blood is that of murderer.
She has been driven to desperation in her distress.
I believe if my mind does not deceive me that he was speaking of Lady Macbeth that was a required reading in school.
Is there anything in your religion that will remove her sin and give her peace as an unexpected silence fell upon the gathering. Not a single reply was heard.
Raising his eyes heavenwards, Dr. Cook then cried out.
‘John can you tell this woman how to get rid of her awful sin?’
The great preacher waited as if listening for a reply. Suddenly he cried, ‘Listen
John speaks; Chapter 1 verse 7
Quote KJV ‘The Blood of Jesus Christ his Son, cleanseth us from all sin’.
Not a soul broke the silence; the representatives of Eastern religions and Western cults sat dumb as they had nothing in their teachings that would provide the needed answer.
Now we know why the songs in our worship services have such a ring of hope as the words proclaim the gospel and the plan of God for his Creation.
"What can wash away my sin, Nothing but the Blood of Jesus"
The sin nature passed upon the human race inherited through the fall of Adam demanded the blood shed at Calvary for the remission of sins.
In the face of human need, the Gospel of Jesus Christ alone could meet the need and I do not care what our past is like or what we have done even to the place of being confined in a prison, the devil cannot hold our past against us as to make us feel guilty because once we have accepted the blood of Christ as God’s requirement for our sin, we are set free from the law of sin and death for Romans the eight chapter says, ‘For the law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set us free from the law of sin and death that we might become the righteousness (right standing with God) of God in Christ Jesus”
This peace with God will cause a person to be able to forgive someone who has violated them or their family such as a rapist or even a murderer for they now see the real picture and that is that people without a changed nature who have not dealt with the sin problem will act like and serve their master which is Satan.
Thank God for the blood of Jesus that will protect us from evil and keep the enemy from bringing his facts against us because we have been cleansed by the blood of God’s precious lamb.
Yes dear reader, the fellowship we lost through Adam can now be restored by accepting the sacrifice of Jesus as God’s final payment for our sin.
I close with the old song; “The Savior gave his life; God’s wrath was satisfied when the Shepard gave his life for the sheep; and I walked out of deaths prison; from my chains set free; I don’t have to pay sins awful penalty; for the Shepard gave his life; the wrath of God was satisfied when the Shepard gave his life for the sheep”.
I just got to close and bless you with this video of Brother Patterson singing "Oh my record will be there"!