THE BLOOD ATONEMENT
"For the life of the flesh is in the blood:
and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls:
for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul."
Copyright © 1977, 1998 by Diane S. Dew
I. From Genesis to Revelation can be traced man's need for an
substitutionary sacrifice for sin and God's provision for it in Calvary.
II. Without the shedding of blood there can be no forgiveness of sin.
A. The life is in the blood.
Genesis 9:4 "But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof..."
Leviticus 17:11, 14 (cp. Deuteronomy 12:23) "For the life of the flesh
is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an
atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement
for the soul.... For it is the life of all flesh; the blood of it is for the life
6:53, 54 "... Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink
his blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh
my blood, hath eternal life..."
B. Throughout the scripture, the picture
is given of a lamb, spotless and without
blemish. Jesus is this Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
Exodus 12:3, 13, 23
1 Corinthians 5:7
1 Peter 1:18, 19
Revelation 5:6; 22:1
III. "The blood" appears often in Old Testament typology.
A. The blood on the doorposts The Passover.
Exodus 12:13, 23
1 Corinthians 5:7
B. Rahab and the scarlet thread The destruction of Jericho.
Joshua 2:14, 18; 6:22-25
C. The tabernacle The blood of the altar.
Hebrews 9:7, 25
IV. What was accomplished for us by the blood of the cross?
Jesus Christ conquered
sin and death (Hebrews 13:20), providing us
free access to the Father (Ephesians 2:13; Hebrews 10:19-22) by His blood.
A. Redemption and justification.
Romans 3:9, 24, 25; 4:7; 5:9
1 Peter 1:18, 19
Revelation 5:9, 10; 7:14
1. Forgiveness of sins.
Hebrews 9:22 "Without the shedding of blood, there
no remission of sins."
1 John 1:7"... the blood of Jesus Christ his Son
us from all sin."
Revelation 1:5 "... Unto him that loved us, and
from our sins in his own blood."
2. Protection from judgment.
Exodus 12:13 "... and when I see the blood, I
will pass over
you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you,
when I smite the land of Egypt."
3. Victory over Satan.
Revelation 12:11 "And they overcame him (Satan)
by the blood
of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony ..."
4. Deliverance from guilt.
Colossians 1:20 "And you, that were sometime alienated
enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled ..."
Hebrews 9:14 "How much more shall the blood of
through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God,
purge your conscience ..."
Hebrews 10:19, 22 "Having therefore, brethren,
boldness to enter
into the holiest by the blood of Jesus ... Let us draw near with a true
heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an
evil conscience ..."
5. Peace with God.
Exodus 29:37 "Seven days thou shalt make an atonement for
the altar, and sanctify it; and it shall be an altar most holy..."
Hebrews 10:10 "... we are sanctified through the offering of the
body of Jesus Christ once for all."
Hebrews 13:12 "Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify
the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate."
V. What is necessary to know the power of the blood of Jesus and to
experience personally the rewards it has bought us?
A. The operation of its power is conditional
upon our obedience to
the Word of God.
1 John 1:7 ("If ...")
B. It must be individually applied.
Exodus 12:3-7, 11-13, etc.
Copyright © 1976, 1977, 1997 by Diane S. Dew
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