The Blood Of God

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Blood is life—the liquid matter that transports and distributes oxygen and nutrients into the different parts and organs of the human body. It also collects waste and carbon dioxide for expulsion from the body. So, what is the blood of God?

Without oxygen in the brain, permanent brain damage begins after only four minutes without oxygen, and death can happen as soon as four to six minutes later. Blood is precious in God’s sight. It represents life and the intrinsic sacrifice that humankind makes as atonement for sin and disobedience. Jesus Christ shed his priceless blood to take away the sins of the world.

Does God Have Blood?

God Is Spirit

God is spirit, and those who worship Him must do so in spirit and truth.

— John 4:24

No, our Father in Heaven doesn’t have blood. God is Spirit in order to be infinite. Also, if God were limited to a physical body, he could not be omnipresent if he were restricted to the physical human body.

Jesus Is God Incarnate In The Flesh

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

— John 1:14

The Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is of flesh, bones, and blood. He is God-incarnate and the Messiah, sent by Father God to earth to redeem us and save us from sin because of his overriding love for us. While God the Father doesn’t have blood because he doesn’t have a physical body, Christ Jesus, the Son of Man, has blood.

This was evident when Jesus Christ died on the cross; a soldier pierced him, and water and blood flowed out from his side. The Lord Jesus Christ is an actual human person who walked on this earth, and he will come back to us for the Second Coming.

god crucified and the blood of god

The Power Of The Blood Of Jesus

Essential Sacrifice

The authority and power of the blood of Jesus Christ have been manifested since the beginning of time. The prophets foretold His incarnation to restore us from our broken nature.

The Fall of Mankind displeased our Creator, which drove our first parents out of the Garden and stripped them of their perfection and immortality. But God still loves us. Despite our estrangement, he sent his only begotten Son to reconcile us to himself and to promise us eternal life in heaven.

But sacrifice, through the shedding of blood, was required by God as an atonement for our sins. Our forefathers—Adam, Eve, Abraham, Abel, Abraham, other prophets, and the Israelites[1]—learned to sacrifice the blood of animals as remuneration for our transgressions. In the tabernacle and in the temple, a multitude of unblemished sheep, oxen, and turtledoves were killed, and their blood was spilled.

In Genesis, God tested Abraham’s faith by asking him to sacrifice his beloved son, Isaac. But God restrained him after Abraham showed his utmost loyalty and obedience. The ultimate manifestation of sacrifice happened at Calvary when Jesus’s blood was shed to take away all the sins of humankind.

Protection

The blood will be a sign for you in the houses where you are, and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt.

Exodus 12:13

When the Lord sent a final plague and judgment to “smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt” (Exodus 12:12), God instructed the Israelites to take the blood of a lamb and paint it on their doorposts. The blood freed them from the passing angel of death.

In the New Testament, the shedding of the blood of Jesus cleanses us from our trampled human nature and the futile ways inherited from our forefathers.

Authority Over Evil

And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony.

Revelation 12:11

By his own blood and death on the cross, Jesus Christ vanquished all the forces of evil. He broke humanity’s yoke to sin and servitude to Satan. Through his name, we possess the inherent power and authority to drive away evil from our lives.

Healing

He was wounded for our transgressions and bruised for our iniquities; He bore the chastisement of our peace, and His stripes have healed us.

Isaiah 53:5

Jesus shed his own blood on the cross for our sins. When we invoke the atoning authority of his death, we call upon him to heal us from all of our pain, brokenness, and disease. Praise God! He is our divine healer.

Fulfillment Of Prophecy

Therefore, the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and she shall call his name Immanuel.

Isaiah 7:14

There was great apostasy in the nation of Israel. Despite the wrath of God, Isaiah foretold God’s plan of redemption by sending a Messiah—Jesus, his only begotten Son.

20 Bible Verses That Show What The Blood Of God Does

So Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him, He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.

— Hebrews 9:28

His blood justifies us, and through Him, we will be saved from wrath.

— Romans 5:9

Who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sin, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.

1 Peter 2:24

Then Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you.”

— John 6:53

For I will cleanse their blood that I have not cleansed, for the Lord dwells in Zion.

— Joel 3:21

But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ, His Son, cleanses us from all sin.

— 1 John 1:7

And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they loved not their lives unto death.

— Revelation 12:11

Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, which has become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”).

— Galatians 3:13

Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holy of Holies by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, and having a High Priest over the house of God, 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.

— Hebrews 10:19–22

For the life of a creature is in the blood, and I have given it to you to make atonement for yourselves on the altar; it is the blood that makes atonement for one’s life.

— Leviticus 17:11

Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.

Colossians 2:15

I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me, and the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.

Galatians 2:20

For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

— 2 Corinthians 5:21

Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed.

— Romans 3:24–25

The blood of Christ has brought you, who once were far off, near Christ Jesus.

— Ephesians 2:13

Likewise, He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is shed for you.

— Luke 22:20

Knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.

— 1 Peter 1:18–19

Stand therefore fast in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of slavery.

— Galatians 5:1

That you shall say, “It is the Passover sacrifice of the Lord, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt when He struck the Egyptians and delivered our households.” So the people bowed their heads and worshiped.

— Exodus 12:27

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.

— Hebrews 10:22

What Happens When Believers Find Out The Power Of The Blood Of Jesus?

God’s Wrath Is Removed

But God demonstrates His own love toward us in that, while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. His blood justifies us, and through Him, we will be saved from wrath.

— Romans 5:8–9

God’s blood has removed us from the fundamental wrath of God. We are no longer separated from his love and fellowship because of our fallen nature but restored to him in pious fellowship. The NT refers to redemption as the atoning blood of Christ for all members and believers of the church of God.

Reconciliation

For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!

Romans 5:10

Reconciliation means the restoration of a harmonious and holy fellowship with our Creator. In the new covenant, the apostle Paul often mentions to the church of God the significance of the atonement of Christ to regain God’s unswerving love. When a sinner expresses forgiveness, the Lord’s trust is restored.

Redemption

We have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, and the riches of His grace in Him.

— Ephesians 1:7

Redemption is God’s ultimate goal for all of his most beloved creations. We are made in his likeness and bear the imprint of his holiness and magnificence. Despite the fall of humankind, his plan of redemption has been at work since the beginning of time. Paul emphasized that the Lord sent his beloved Son to deliver us from sin, not with perishable things but with Christ’s death at Calvary.

Redemption is the buying back of our freedom from the bonds of sin and Satan. Christ’s blood was the great redemption that paid for our sins. God redeemed us through the atoning and precious blood of Jesus Christ.

From the moment we receive Jesus as Lord and Savior, we enjoy the blessings of being Christians and children of God. Moreover, our eternal salvation is secured in heaven. Jesus’ blood meant salvation for God’s entire flock.

The Sanctity Of The Church

Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood.

Acts 20:28

In the New Covenant, Paul was deeply concerned about the spiritual well-being of all the members of the church. He mentioned the savage wolves that would negatively influence the flock in the churches. He reminds the faithful in Ephesus and the church elsewhere to guard themselves and invoke the blood of Christ to repel the intrusion of evil within their ranks.

How To Apply The Blood Of Jesus In Our Lives

Embrace Redemption And Seek Forgiveness

To apply the blood of Christ Jesus, believers must fully embrace the redemption it offers. This involves recognizing that Jesus’ sacrificial death on the cross was the ultimate act of love and atonement for sin.

By accepting Jesus as Lord and Savior, acknowledging his sacrifice, and repenting of our sins, we can receive the forgiveness that his blood provides. The blood of Jesus has the power to cleanse and remove the guilt and shame of sin, restoring our relationship with God.

Receive Salvation And Stand Justified

Applying the blood of Jesus means receiving the salvation it offers. Salvation is a gift from God, obtained through faith in Jesus and his atoning sacrifice. By placing our trust in the Lord Jesus Christ, we can experience the transformative power of his blood, be saved from the consequences of sin, and be granted eternal life.

As a result, we stand justified before God, meaning we are declared righteous in his sight, not based on our own merits but through the righteousness imputed to us through the blood of Jesus.

Experience Cleansing And Pursue Holiness

The blood of Jesus has the power to cleanse and purify anyone from sin. To apply his blood involves surrendering sins to him; this is to acknowledge his ability to wash away all unrighteousness. This cleansing is not merely an external act but an internal transformation.

The blood of Jesus Christ must empower us to pursue holiness, obey God’s Word, and strive to reflect His character. Through the ongoing work of the Holy Spirit and the power of Jesus’ blood, we can experience a life of growing conformity to Christ.

Participate In Communion And Remember His Sacrifice

Communion is a tangible way to apply the blood of Jesus to the life of a believer. By participating in the act of communion, believers symbolically partake of bread and wine (or grape juice), representing the body and blood of Jesus. This act serves as a powerful reminder of Jesus’ sacrificial death on the cross and the ongoing benefits obtained through his blood.

This will foster a deep sense of gratitude and reverence for his redemptive work, providing an opportunity for everyone to personally connect with Christ and renew their commitment to him.

Invoke His Blood In Spiritual Warfare

The blood of Jesus carries great power in spiritual warfare. Applying his blood in this context involves declaring and invoking his blood in prayer and spiritual battles. Recognizing that Jesus’ blood represents his victory over sin, Satan, and all spiritual forces of darkness, we can rely on its authority and protection.

By claiming the blood of Jesus, believers affirm their faith in his finished work and trust in his ability to overcome the enemy. It serves as a powerful weapon, breaking strongholds, thwarting the schemes of the enemy, and providing strength and assurance in spiritual warfare.

jesus on the cross and the blood of god

Conclusion

God’s love for all of humanity is abounding and never-ending. He sent his one and only begotten Son to remove all of our sins and wash us clean from the yoke of sin and evil on earth. The blood of Jesus ushers liberation into a fallen world.

Jesus Christ, the Messiah, and the Lamb of God dwelt among us in flesh and blood to convey the message of reconciliation and redemption. No longer are we required to sacrifice the blood of any living being; we only have to call on the holy name of Jesus to draw him to us. By his stripes, we are healed, protected, and redeemed.

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