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One songwriter asked this question, “What can wash away my sins?” In response, this same songwriter answered his own question, “Nothing but the blood of Jesus.” Over the years, Christians have come to rely on the purifying blood of Jesus as the agent of cleansing them from their sins, while to the non-Christians, the blood of Jesus is an open invitation to enter and partake.
Ever since the fall of Adam, God had instructed men to kill an animal as a sacrifice unto Him for their sins. In the Old Testament, God instructed Moses to let the person place his hands on the head of an animal for his or her sins would pass unto the animal. Look at the Word of the Lord:
“If his offering be a burnt sacrifice of the herd, let him offer a male without blemish: he shall offer it of his own voluntary will at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the Lord. And he shall put his hand upon the head of the burnt offering; and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him. And he shall kill the bullock before the Lord: and the priests, Aaron’s sons, shall bring the blood, and sprinkle the blood round about upon the altar that is by the tabernacle of the congregation” (Lev. 1:3-5 KJV).
There is always something about blood and God. God will never be completely satisfied until he sees and smells the blood of the offering. This explains why God accepted Abel is offering and rejected his brother Cain is offering. Abel offered a fatling of the flocks unto God while Cain offered the fruit of the ground. Again, let me stress this that there is always something about God and blood.
For many years in the Old Testament God has had to settle for animals as being the sacrifice for sin. God needed one offering for all and so He chooses to send His Son Jesus Christ as our offering for sin. You see, the very day that man sinned in the Garden by partaking of the forbidden fruit, God spoke prophetically, “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head and thou shalt bruise His heel” (Gen. 3:15 KJV). Therefore, since that day in the Garden, Almighty God has spoken of the remedy for sin. God’s remedy for sin is in the person of Jesus Christ.
Jesus came and died for our sins. He shed His blood freely. The unblemished Lamb of God gave His life as atonement for our sins. The Word of God says, “…and without the shedding of blood is no remission” (Heb. 9:22 KJV).
Are you cleansed by the blood of the Lamb? Are your garment sparkling and are they white as snow? Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb? If your answers are no to these questions, then let me invite you to partake of Jesus’ blood. The Word of God says, “…and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sins” (1 Jn. 1:7 KJV). Allow Jesus’ blood to wash you clean from your heavy burden of sins. Only His blood can make you whole.
If you are not a Christian and would like to surrender your life to Jesus Christ, then I please ask you to pray this prayer with me. Dear Lord Jesus, I am sinner doomed for hell. I ask you to come into my life now. Wash me and make me clean in your blood Lord. Cleanse me from all of my sins. I accept you now as my personal Lord and Savior. In your name, I pray. Amen.
If you just prayed this sinner’s prayer then I advise you to begin growing in the Lord by praying and reading your Bible. Begin reading from Matthew to Revelation, then Genesis and onward. Also, begin praying to the Lord. Prayer is not difficult. Just speak to the Lord the same way you would to a friend. Finally, join a Bible believing church and attend it regularly.