Christology


Blood Rite

The Blood of Jesus…  We must bear this reproach if we are to know Him as Lord (Hebrews 13:12-13).  It’s a blood rite that must be experienced if one is to be a blood-brother of the Son of God.  Blood not just dabbed here and there, but wiped over the entire life of a repentant sinner.  Real blood that is red and warm, sticky and serous.  Blood that once flowed through the veins of Jesus at 98.6 °F.

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The blood of Jesus is unique blood, having man’s physical properties and the Holy Spirit’s supernatural power.  It cannot be confined to days or dimensions.  It transcends time and space at the same time and for all time.  It defies all that could ever be known about hematology.  It washes clean the dirtiest and filthiest sins man could ever invent.  It doesn’t spoil, ever.  That’s the miracle of its life-giving essence.

Somewhere, somehow, the blood of Jesus washed me clean when I confessed my sins to Him and confessed JESUS IS LORD.  Then it cleaned someone else, then someone else, with plenty to go around.

That’s the beauty of the Savior’s blood.

That’s the truth of His blood rite.

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Hamlin, Don.  (2010).  Bible devotions:  lock stock & barrel – devotional reading for outdoorsmen.  Lenexa, KS:  Cookbook Publishers.

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