And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission. Heb 9:22…1 Peter 1:18-19.
I remember a very eventful Sunday morning many many years ago, at an old fashioned altar, in an Assembly of God Church I knelt. I don’t remember the message that was being preached. My only concern was; I was lost and I was wanting and needing a Savior. That morning when I knelt in repentance, the precious blood of Jesus fell upon my dark and dying soul and it washed away my sins and cleansed my heart. My sin was there forgiven and I am still living under that precious cleansing crimson flow from Calvary today.
It is That Same Blood that saves the soul from sin, and it is still The Blood that cleanses the soul within. Thank God, there is still that fountain filled with Blood. It still flows today for that unclean soul. Modernism has taken away The Blood and opted for psychology and philosophy. If it truly be known even with the “Christian” world, not many today believe in The Blood. Some even refute it……(I don’t think we need a theory of atonement at all…I don’t think we need folks hanging on crosses and blood dripping and weird stuff… Theologian Delores Williams)……But that dying thief (hanging beside Jesus) rejoiced in it and believed it. For he said unto Jesus: “Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom”. Luke 23:42.
Christ and The Cross is the center of salvation, because without The Blood, there is no salvation. Without The Blood is no sanctification, justification. Without The Blood is no Baptism in The Holy Spirit or no healing. Without The Blood there is “Nothing”. The center of The Cross is The Blood. The center of The Blood is the precious slain Lamb of God. John the Baptist, while one day baptising in the river Jordan, looked up and saw Jesus coming toward him and said” behold the “LAMB OF God” which taketh away the sin of the world…. The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. 1 John 1:29.
Only the Blood can save us and set us free from the dominion and curse of sin and its penalty. There is no soul so far gone that the power of the Blood of Jesus cannot reach and transform their sinful nature into a desire for the Holiness of God……Before this planet was put into space, God had determined in eternity past that He would send a Savior (His only begotten Son) to die upon The Cross. We can see the precious and powerful scarlet thread of The Blood of Jesus woven throughout the entirety of The Bible! It is seen from Genesis 1:1 to Rev 22:21. How wonderful it is to experience its redemption power. Thank God for the precious and sacred Blood of Jesus! There is nothing that can be substituted for or take the place of Christ and The Cross and The Precious Blood. There is no power like The Cross for healing the moral dilemma of sin in this world.