(SCRIPTURE READING: JOHN 1:29-34)
“LIFE IS IN THE BLOOD”
Judas betrayed Jesus, Son of God, a man who had lived an entirely innocent life. Judas had betrayed “innocent blood”. - (Matthew 27:4).
1 Peter 1:17-21- The perfect lifeblood of Jesus Christ was of the highest value. It was the price that Jesus paid for our sins when He died on the cross.
Leviticus 17:11- The blood of animal sacrifices under the Old Covenant was the atonement for sinful souls. It temporarily satisfied God’s requirement for man to be reconciled to God. These sacrifices that were given ALWAYS had to be the very best of their livestock, unblemished animals.
Hebrews 9:11-15- The blood of Jesus Christ is the spiritually unblemished atoning sacrifice for our sinful souls. Once, and for all of mankind who choose to obey Him.
1 Peter 2:19-24- Jesus gave us the perfect example of unselfish suffering for others and compassionate self-sacrifice. He wants us to faithfully give our lives to Him with humble hearts of obedience to His Holy Word-
(2 Corinthians 5:15).
Without the blood sacrifice of Jesus Christ, we could never be acceptable to have fellowship with God. We would never be worthy of Him accepting our repentant hearts, our service, and our worship. Be thankful! (1Thessalonians 5:18).