If you look at the “Concordance” in the back of your bible, the word “blood” is written on many of the pages and can be found in many contexts. Blood has great significance to our lives, as we are sanctified and made free by the shedding of One’s blood.
We often times don’t see the significance of the blood because we have it off so great. There is an abundance of Grace that we live in, and if you look into the Old Testament you can see how much the people had to work for and sacrifice for in order to receive that Grace. They sacrificed animals for forgiveness from God’s wrath, but it would never be enough. Every time they fell out of God’s Graces they had to sacrifice again, and again, and again, in order to get back under His beautiful Grace and out of His terrific wrath.
We don’t have to. God’s wrath was SATISFIED. That sentence just blows me away. God’s wrath was satisfied. He no longer has wrath on us because someone so pure and blameless shed his blood for us. There is no one like our God. Who else would no longer be angry at people because they killed His son? NO ONE. There is such power in that blood.
We are now pure. We are now blameless. God no longer has wrath for us pitiful humans. Jesus dying for us and covering us in his blood did it. There was a constant struggle to find God’s Grace, until Jesus died. The struggle is over and we are covered in Grace. We are swimming in Grace. Constant. We have constant need but God has even more Grace. No matter how many times we mess up we do not have to work to gain that Grace back because it is CONSTANT. That is SO POWERFUL.
We are not condemned, but covered in Grace. Remember that time Jesus was faced with an adulteress? John 8 recounts it:
At dawn he appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered around him, and he sat down to teach them. 3 The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group 4 and said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. 5 In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?” 6 They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him.
But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger.7 When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.”8 Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground.
9 At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there. 10 Jesus straightened up and asked her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?”
11 “No one, sir,” she said.
“Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.”
JESUS DOES NOT CONDEMN YOU. Isn’t that so freeing! He who knew no sin took our sin away and we are not to live in condemnation, but called to live in Grace. THANK YOU JESUS. Power of the blood. We do live in Grace but we are not to take advantage of it. Rather, we should be striving to live in freedom, free of sin, swimming in His Grace. No condemnation, no sin.