Why The Blood?

Why is the blood of Christ necessary?
The answer is simple…

Heb 9:14  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 9:15  And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
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.
Heb 9:21  Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry.
Heb 9:22  And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.

Jesus died for the CAUSE that our consciences be purged of dead works that we may serve God in an acceptable manner. Dead works is everything that is done apart from God, sinful deeds and deeds which are vain.

Rom 12:1  I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
Rom 12:2  And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

We are to present ourselves as LIVING SACRIFICES, HOLY, ACCEPTABLE UNTO GOD. In order to do this we have to have our conscience purged of the dead works, works which are not rooted in a living sacrifice, not rooted in holiness, and therefore not acceptable unto God.

Jesus, due to this, is the mediator of the NEW TESTAMENT and where a testament is there must be the death of the testator. In other words the death of Christ is what ESTABLISHED the New Covenant as a manifest reality, the death of Christ brought the New Covenant into reality. We are therefore enjoined into covenant with God by the blood of Jesus Christ, the blood that was shed on our behalf.

When we enter into covenant with God via the blood we are approaching God in a NEW AND LIVING WAY. We are not approaching God via the Old Covenant sacrificial system, ordinances, rules and regulations. Instead we are approaching God in a “new and living way” which is exclusively of the heart, this why we read…

Heb 10:1  For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.
Heb 10:2  For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins.
Heb 10:3  But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year.
Heb 10:4  For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.
Heb 10:5  Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:
Heb 10:6  In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure.

Heb 10:9  Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.

Heb 10:19  Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,
Heb 10:20  By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;
Heb 10:21  And having an high priest over the house of God;
Heb 10:22  Let us draw near with  A TRUE HEART in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.

We therefore approach God with a TRUE HEART.

True – alēthinos – G228
From G227; truthful: – true.

In other words…

1Jn 1:5  This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
1Jn 1:6  If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
1Jn 1:7  But 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.
1Jn 1:8  If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
1Jn 1:9  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
1Jn 1:10  If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

We come clean with God in repentance and yield wholeheartedly to God and by doing so we ENTER INTO COVENANT BY THE BLOOD and it is through this means that our hearts are sprinkled from an evil conscience, our bodies figuratively washed with pure water.

This cleansing is designed to be a ONCE AND FOR ALL cleansing whereby the believer has been redeemed from ALL INIQUITY and MADE PURE and are thus zealous for righteousness.

Tit 2:14  Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

It has NOTHING to do with trusting in some kind of abstract provision which Jesus somehow brought into reality via the cross.

Jesus WAS NOT your substitute. Jesus DID NOT bear the full wrath of God. Jesus DID NOT pay your sin penalty. Jesus DID NOT bring satisfaction to the honour of God via being a substitute for the dishonour wrought by sin. Jesus DID NOT die as a substitute for the penalty that the moral law of God be upheld.

Jesus DID die that He might redeem us from ALL iniquity an make us PURE. That is why He died. He brought into effect the New Covenant and tore the veil in order that people would DIRECTLY approach God via the “Temple of the Heart” and therefore worship God in Spirit and Truth.

Jesus PURCHASED US with Hid blood. He DID NOT purchase some kind of provision wrought by Him being a substitute. That is a lie from the pit of hell designed to lure people away from the REDEMPTION THAT IS IN CHRIST.

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