Saturday, April 8, 2023



The reason for the blood is this...

Heb 9:16 For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.
Heb 9:17 For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.
Heb 9:18 Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without blood.
Heb 9:19 For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people,
Heb 9:20 Saying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you.
Notice this has nothing to do with any sort of ''debt paid.'' Rather it has everything to do with establishing a covenant. The blood is kind of like a signature, something used to acknowledge and seal a deal. God has chosen to establish His covenant with His people via the means of the shedding of blood. That is very clear in scripture.
The reason for this is typology, ie. the physical being a type and shadow of spiritual things.
The life of the flesh is in the blood (Lev 17:11) physically and the life of the spirit is in the Spirit of life in Jesus Christ (Rom 8:2). Hence the blood is representative of the Spirit by which we are cleansed of our past sins (Acts 3:19).
Act 3:19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that YOUR SINS MAY BE BLOTTED OUT, WHEN THE TIMES OF THE REFRESHING SHALL COME from the presence of the Lord;
That makes perfect sense to me.
Col 2:13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he QUICKENED TOGETHER WITH HIM, HAVING FORGIVEN YOU ALL TRESPASSES;
It's very clear.
Heb 10:14 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.
Heb 10:15 Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before,
Heb 10:16 This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;
Heb 10:17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.
Heb 10:18 Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.
Rom 5:5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. 
The love of God is shed abroad in the heart by the Holy Ghost and sins and iniquities being remembered no more is connected to having God's laws written upon the heart and mind.
See the connection? The quickening of Colossians 2:13 and the refreshing of Acts 3:19 and the law being written upon the heart and mind in Hebrews 10:16 is one and the same thing.
Jesus pouring out His blood/life for humanity certainly declared the ultimate example of love, being that love according to Jesus, is sacrificial in nature and what more can one give than their very life?
Joh_15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Jesus lay down His life for His enemies as well as His friends. There is no greater example of righteousness/love that could be made. Is it then any surprise that the Apostle Paul would write...
Rom 3:25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, TO DECLARE HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
Rom 3:26 TO DECLARE, I say, AT THIS TIME HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.
The sacrifice of Jesus upon the cross was a declaration of God's righteousness, a declaration of God's love.
Read the above passage carefully. The righteousness of God was declared before the whole world. God set forth Jesus Christ, His Son, to declare God's standard which is genuine love, genuine righteousness.
Now carefully consider...
Rom 3:24 Being justified freely by his grace THROUGH THE REDEMPTION THAT IS IN Christ Jesus:
Remember that verse.
Now look at this...
Rom 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are IN Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Rom 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life IN Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
''No condemnation'' is connected to the Spirit of life IN Jesus Christ. The life of the flesh is in the blood (literally) and the life of the spirit is in the Spirit of life in Jesus Christ.
Lev 17:11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul
There is no condemnation to those to them whom are IN Jesus Christ (abiding/walking/living) because there has been a quickening/refreshing unto a newness of life in which God grants His people a fresh start not counting their past rebellion and unrighteousness against them.
Redemption or being ''set free'' is IN Jesus Christ. Remember the quickening/refreshing from Col 2:13 and acts 3:19. Well that's wrought by God's grace...
Eph 2:5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
Eph 2:6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
Rom 3:24 Being justified freely by his grace THROUGH THE REDEMPTION THAT IS IN Christ Jesus:
Now connect...
Col 2:12 Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the FAITH OF THE OPERATION OF GOD, who hath raised him from the dead.
Col 2:13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath HE QUICKENED TOGETHER WITH HIM, HAVING FORGIVEN YOU ALL TRESPASSES;
Rom 3:24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
Rom 3:25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation THROUGH FAITH IN HIS BLOOD, to declare His righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; 
''Faith in His blood'' and ''faith of the operation of God'' and ''redemption that is in Christ Jesus'' are all congruent principles and represent entering into God's life through the Spirit. A real and manifest reality which is why the saints of God are described thus...
1Jn 3:7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
1Jn 3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
1Jn 3:9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
1Jn 3:10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother. 
Now read...
1Jn 4:11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
1Jn 4:12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.
1Jn 4:13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.
1Jn 4:14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.
1Jn 4:15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.
1Jn 4:16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
1Jn 4:17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because AS HE IS, SO ARE WE IN THIS WORLD.
1Jn 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
1Jn 4:19 We love him, because he first loved us.
Do you abide walk in the perfect love of God? If not why not?
The good news of the Gospel is that we can be reconciled to God through the living Word of His Son, the Spirit of His life, the sprinkling of the blood, wherein we are made clean, pure and truly righteous. Union with God, He in us and us in Him.
Joh 17:20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;
Joh 17:21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
Joh 17:22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
Joh 17:23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.
Now here is something a little more cryptic to reflect upon after considering that which is written above...
1Jn 5:8 And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.
1Jn 5:9 If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son.
1Jn 5:10 He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.
1Jn 5:11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
1Jn 5:12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. 
Repent and believe!


  1. Why was Jesus a propitiation for our sins?
    1 John 4:2 - Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
    hilasmós – properly, propitiation; an offering to appease (satisfy) an angry, offended party.