And according to the law almost all things are purified with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no remission
Our generation thrives on power. We pay professional athletes exorbitant salaries to vanquish their competitors. The automobile industry builds stronger, sleeker vehicles. The military develops mightier rockets and weapons of destruction.
At Calvary, God unleashed the most extraordinary power the world ever had – or ever will – experience. There, Jesus poured out His blood for the remission of all humanity’s sins, to cancel the debt against us. His atonement bought our redemption and reconciliation to the Father.
The power, purity, purpose, and protection of the blood encompass the mystery of God’s salvation plan. The scarlet thread of blood runs through the Bible. When Adam and Eve sinned, they were naked and ashamed. In His mercy, God provided animal skins to cover them. The principle was established that blood must be shed to cancel out sin, that the innocent would suffer so the guilty could be set free.
Without the blood of Jesus, Christianity is a powerless fraud. The church is merely a religious fraternity living in absolute deception. Our preaching is in vain, our worship a farce. We have ritual without righteousness, ceremony without conversion, and deception without discipleship.
But because of His blood, we have been forgiven, saved, and filled with the hope of a future with our Redeemer. It will never lose its power!