"...and without shedding of blood there is no forgiveness."--Hebrews 9:22. The Hebrew writer here is making reference to the old Law which required sacrifice but in the larger context making reference to Christ. The old Law required the shedding of blood for the atonement, or forgiveness of sin. Christ said He came not to abolish the Law but to fulfill it. Christ came to make that sacrifice once and for all. I encourage you to read Isaiah 53 which describes perfectly what the Messiah came to do for us. The blood is still required for the atonement of sins. Not the blood of animals but the blood of Christ. The blood that was shed on that cruel cross at Calvary. We are released from our sins by His blood.
His blood. It is the shedding of His blood that brings us redemption of sins. The above image, while graphic, is probably only a small glimpse of how much agony Christ went through in His final hours while on this earth just so that we might have a chance at eternal life. It is His blood that was required of Him so that we could be cleansed of our sins. The question we have to ask ourselves is if His blood is required for the forgiveness of our sins, how is it that we come into contact with that blood? Well we must follow Christ in His death and be raised with Him again as a new creature. As my friend Dustin Campbell put it in a sermon a couple of months ago, "We must die to live." Romans 6:1-7 describes perfectly what this means and how we must do this. For further study click here. If we have done this already, His blood continually cleanses us. May we remember it is by His blood we are cleansed of our sins. Share this message with others. DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT! PRAY ABOUT IT! LOVE Y'ALL GOD BLESS! THINK SOULS.