Cleansed by the Blood

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Blood is mentioned 460 times in the Bible. Fourteen times in the New Testament Jesus spoke of His own blood. Why? Because by the shedding of His blood, He accomplished the possibility of our salvation. He paid the penalty for our sin and redeemed us. The penalty for our sin and rebellion is death; Jesus stepped out and said, “I’ll take that death.” He voluntarily laid down His life and took the penalty we deserve. That’s what the cross is all about.

The blood of Jesus Christ not only redeems us, it justifies us. Being justified means more than being forgiven. I can say, “I forgive you,” but I can’t justify you. But God not only forgives the past, He clothes you in righteousness as though you had never committed a sin. Yet it cost the blood of His Son on the cross.

Prayer for the day

Lord Jesus, with a deeply grateful heart I thank You for Your sacrifice upon the cross. Your blood has cleansed my sin and made me worthy of forgiveness.

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  1. HelenHippKingBaldino says:

    This is exactly why Jesus and God let his crucifixion be such a bloody time; ” That Blood” has washed anyone of us who repent, believe on Jesus Christ; and talk to God through his son Jesus.

  2. Michael Lanning says:

    I once lived a life of drinking and drugs and was in prison a total of 15 years. Now I am a man of GOD. Thank you Jesus! I get so much out of website, thank you.

  3. Bill Gray says:

    I am so grateful to you Jesus!! :-)

  4. Laura Speer says:

    We do not deserve what GOD has given us, His Beloved Son, to die for our sins. He did not just die, He suffered like no man has or ever will, and He did it to save us! How many of us would offer our sons up to die for what others have done? But, GOD did and yet we turn our backs on Him. I praise my Lord and Savior for all He has done for me. I am not worthy of His love and forgiveness but He loves and forgives me anyway. What a wonderful GOD and redeemer we have. THANK YOU LORD GOD!!!!!

  5. Barbara Swann says:

    I am so amazed at the torment “He” went through for us, Jesus did not have to do this but yet “He” did anyway. For us, “His”, children to be saved and forgiven!! Thank you “Jesus” not only for your sacrifice but for giving us a “Man” like Billy Graham and his organization!!!