No Blood-No Remission of
Man's greatest need is
to be forgiven of his sins. This can only be done through faith in the blood of
Bible says in Heb. 9:22
"...without shedding of blood is no remission" , We read in Exo."...when
I see the blood, I will pass over you..."
1. “Redeemed Through
As the scripture says, "...we
have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the
riches of his grace" (Eph. 1:7). To be redeemed means to be bought back. The
price has been paid and it is through the blood of Jesus Christ.
Peter reminds us of this
when he says, "Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with
corruptible things, as silver and gold... But with the precious blood of
Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:" (1 Peter
2. “Justified by His
To be justified means to
be declared free. We know the Bible teaches that all are sinners. all have
sinned and come short of the glory of God, there is none righteous, no, not one.
No one deserves to be saved because of his goodness, but thank God, Jesus Christ
died for sinners, shed His precious blood because of His love for us. The
scripture says, "Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we
shall be saved from wrath through him." (Rom. 5:9). the word justified
literally means "just as if I had never sinned." The blood of Jesus Christ is
what has paid for our sins.
3) “Washed in
There are some who believe
that baptism washes away sins. This is not scriptural. The Bible says, "Unto
him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood"
(Rev. 1:5). When one hears the Word, the Holy Spirit takes the word and convicts
or sin, of righteousness, of judgment and works godly sorrow which brings
repentance and faith; faith in the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. Our sins
are washed away in His blood.
4) “Made Nigh by
Man is alienated from God,
strangers from the covenant of promise, no hope without God in the world! "But
now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood
of Christ" (Eph. 2:13). Jesus broke down the middle wall of
partition and makes the way possible for us to enter into the very presence of
God because He has sprinkled His blood on the mercy seat as an atonement for our
sins. Therefore, we are made nigh by His blood.
5) “Sanctified by
The word sanctify means
set apart from our sins, set apart from the world through the blood of Jesus
Christ. As Paul says, "Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the
people with his own blood, suffered without the gate" (Heb. 13:12).
Jesus was crucified outside the city of Jerusalem on that old hill called
Calvary in order that we might be set apart from our sins. He shed His own blood
on that cross. What can make me whole again, nothing but the blood of Jesus?
What can wash away my sins, nothing but the blood of Jesus? We are sanctified by
6) “Peace through
Man is at odds with God.
We have sinned against Him. We have been alienated from Him, but thank God
through the blood of Jesus Christ, we can have peace with Him. Paul says, "And,
having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to
reconcile all things unto himself" (Col. 1:20).
7) “Cleansed through
God's children are
redeemed through the blood and justified through the blood, washed in His blood,
made high by the blood, sanctified by the blood, and have peace through the
blood and daily we are cleansed by the blood of Jesus. Whenever we sin, we plead
the blood of Jesus. For John says, "If we walk in the light, as he is in the
light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his
Son cleanseth us from all sin" (1 John 1:7). In other words, we stay in
fellowship with Jesus Christ our Saviour by daily trusting in the cleansing
blood. We all sin every day, but "if we confess our sins, he is faithful and
just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness"
(verse 9). This means that the daily walk of the children of God are cleansed by
the blood of Jesus.
Purged by Blood”
When one understands the
real meaning of being forgiven our sins, and having the Spirit of God living
within us as children of God, one will want to live for Jesus. The Holy
Spirit puts that desire in our heart and Paul reminds us that it wasn't the
blood of goats and calves, but by His own blood He has obtained eternal
redemption for us and says, "how much more shall the blood of Christ,
who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge
your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?" (Heb. 9:14).
Just think of it, Christ
died for my sins. Jesus shed His precious blood, gave His all that I might be
saved from the guilt and penalty and finally from the presence of sin. I owe Him
everything I am.
9) Bought with a
I do not belong to myself.
If you are saved you do not belong to yourself. you are bought by the
precious blood of Jesus Christ. This should, and will cause us to want to
live for Him. As Paul says, "Ye are not your own? for ye are bought with a
price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's"
(I Cor. 6:19-20).
What can wash away my
sins, nothing but the blood of Jesus? What can make me whole again, nothing but
the blood of Jesus? So, there is no remission outside the blood of Jesus.
You cannot mix blood and water, or blood and church membership, or blood and
works, or any other thing, simply through faith in the blood of Jesus Christ do
we have remission of our sins. Praise God for salvation by grace through faith
in the finished work of Christ! If you have not received Him by faith, why not