Colossians 1:14 In Whom we have redemption through His blood (Does your bible say through His blood?), even the forgiveness of sins.”

Why is blood so important to God? To us? “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.” (Leviticus 17:11) “And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.” (Hebrews 9:22) Please note that God Himself declares that blood is necessary to make atonement for our souls, and without this shedding of the blood, there is no remission of sin. The Greek word for remission can also be translated, “pardon, deliverance, forgiveness or liberty”.

This is a foundational truth of our faith that we are covering this morning, saints. It is vital for every child of God to know that the shed blood of Jesus Christ has purchased (past tense) for us a full pardon, forgiveness, and deliverance from sin’s debt and power. Jehovah told the nation of Israel on the night of their deliverance out of Egypt: “And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: 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.” (Exodus 12:13) Note the phrase, “when I see the blood”. Whatever house applied the blood on the doorposts would escape the judgment of God. The application of the blood upon the doorposts indicated faith in what God decreed about the blood and its power to deliver them from judgment.

“And the priest shall dip his finger in the blood, and sprinkle of the blood seven times before the LORD, before the vail of the sanctuary.” (Leviticus 4:6) Seven in the bible is the number of completion. This Old Testament sacrifice was a type that pointed to the complete sacrifice of The Lord Jesus Christ. Jon Courson points out that: “Seven times foreshadows not only the final and complete sacrifice of Jesus for our sins, but also the seven places that Jesus would bleed from in His redeeming love, His two hands, His two feet, His back, His head, His pierced side. The blood of Jesus was shed from His hands for our ungodly deeds done by our hands…the blood of Jesus was shed from His feet for the ungodly sins committed where our feet took us….the blood of Jesus was shed on His back for the times when we turned our back on Him….the blood of Jesus was shed from His brow, for the unholy, unrighteous thoughts that we have thought and ever will think…the blood of Jesus flowed from His pierced heart for all the times that we have broken His heart.”

As that great hymn says, “There is power, power, wonder working power in the blood of The Lamb!” Hallelujah!!