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.

Why does God require blood to be shed? Listen to Billy Graham’s explanation.

Read More: Why do Christians put such an emphasis on the blood of Christ?

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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49 Comments

  1. Darlene Sinclair says:

    Thank you for coming into my heart Lord Jesus .

  2. mark says:

    Thank you BGEA for wonderful devotions,that touch our hearts and give us confidence in our Savior, Jesus Christ. Thank you heavenly Father for your great love.

  3. Maria Carrachelo says:

    Thank you, I’m praying for God to soften my heart and quiet my mind​ <3 strengthen my faith

  4. Rosario Lewis says:

    Thank you Lord for the cross. Yes Lord your death on cross saved me from the wages of sin. That is death. Thank you Jesus for taking my punishment, the punishment which was ours you took it apoun yourself. Lord thank you for making me worthy to call God my ABBA Father. Lord I know I never deserved this but your live did it for me. I know now I am saved. I know now I have eternal life with God The Father. I know now I need not fear death. I know now after I die I go directly in your arms. I just have to believe in your son Jesus. I just have to take meaningful forgiveness. You did it for me. Thank You Lord Jesus from the bottom of my heart. Glory to God. Amen

  5. Joe says:

    Praise and thanks be to God forever.

  6. Gerry says:

    There was only one type of blood that qualified to cleanse believers sins and that was the blood of Jesus Christ. He was the only pure enough sacrifice to do the job according to our Heavenly Father’s perfect standards. Thank you Holy Jesus for agreeing to pay the price at Calvary.

  7. Sue says:

    Thank you Jesus for dying on the cross for my sins.

  8. John D Weatherly says:

    Billy led me to Christ 60 years ago, and I’ve never looked back over my shoulder since. Thanks Billy, and God Bless You!