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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  1. Gerry says:

    When I think of the Blood of Christ and Calvary, I am very grateful and saddened at the same time. I am overjoyed at the thought of being able to be forgiven. However it saddens me when I (only partially) realize the horrible suffering, torture and death , the Holy Son of God , endured in order to achieve that possibility. Such Love is difficult to fully comprehend . Thank you Thank you , Lord .

  2. Joyce Paul says:

    Calvary reveals the vileness of our sin n the vastness of God’s love! JESUS paid the price for our sins that we might be forgiven n have Eternal life through faith in HIM! God Bless us! Amen.

  3. patsy bohannon says:

    It fills my heart with love to know that He loves me enough to shed His blood to save me and wipe away my sins.

  4. Joy says:

    We deserve to die but God sent Jesus to die for us on the cross. “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world but that the world through him might be saved.””May God bless us everyone.” “The Way of the Cross Leads Home, in Jesus name amen.”

  5. Douglas Lowndes says:

    Thanks for the movie GODS NOT DEAD, Best film I’ve seen in years ,keep up the good work.

  6. Margareta Cronholm says:

    Thank you Before I couldn’t stand blood, but the Lord gave me peace in His blood. The blood became something joyfull to know that I am white as snow. The Cross has always had a magic force. I love You Jesus for stepping out to take the death.

  7. Gerry says:

    Thank God for his wonderful plan of salvation. Jesus Christ paid the price in full at Calvary with his own life . How great an example of Love is that?

  8. Joyce Paul says:

    Love that is born at Calvary bear and forbears, give and forgives. God Bless us all. amen.

  9. prajwal says:

    Thank You Jesus for saving us and justifying.