R. L. Ellis
Where there is no blood there is no salvation. (Read Lev. 17:11, John 19:32-34, 1 John 1:7)
What Is The Blood?
Reading from the Word of God, the only source of Eternal Wisdom and Truth, we find at Genesis 9:4, that: “The blood is the life of the flesh.” Here God reveals that without the blood there can be no life in the flesh. You know this is true; for you have heard of many people who have bled to death. Therefore, blood flowing in our veins is life to our flesh, and flowing from our veins is death to our flesh; and without the blood we cannot live in the flesh here on earth, for: “The blood is the life of the flesh” (Gen.9:4 and Deut. 12:23).
Necessity of the Blood
In Leviticus 17:11 God says: “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.” Here God reveals not only that: “The blood is the life of the flesh,” but also that blood alone can make atonement for the soul. But please note, my friend that it is not in the veins that makes atonement, but blood out of the veins of the substitute sacrifice on the altar, which is death. God has said: “The soul that sinneth, it shall die” (Ezek. 18:4), and “all have sinned” (Rom. 3:23). Therefore everyone being sinners, our souls (not our bodies only) were condemned to death, which is eternal separation from God; but God by His marvelous grace, in the imperfect Mosaic Covenant, specified certain animals without blemish (read Lev. chapter 1), whose blood and death He would accept on His altar as a substitute death for the sinner’s soul. My friend, whether Jew or Gentile, God has said: “It is the blood that maketh atonement for the soul,” and “without the shedding of blood is no remission” (Heb. 9:22). What have you done about your sins, my friend? What have you done about the blood?
The Efficacy of the Blood
The Apostle John, standing at the foot of the cross, where hung the crucified lifeless body of Jesus Christ, the sinless Son of God, said “One of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood” (John 9:31-37). This is God’s eternal testimony to everyone (Rom. 3:23) that Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, toward whom for 4,000 years every drop of shed blood upon God’s altar pointed (Gen. 3:15 and Psa. 22), and from whom all that shed blood had derived its efficacy (Isaiah, chapter 53), had offered up Himself on Calvary’s Cross as our Eternal and all-sufficient substitute. For when He died, He said; “It is finished” (John 19:30). God also says, “In whom (Jesus Christ) we have redemption through His blood” (Eph. 1:7), and “Whosoever will may come” (Rev. 22:17). Do not be deceived any longer, my friend: by cults, religion, men, or Satan: for God never gave anyone the right or privilege to spiritualize or explain away the shed blood of Jesus Christ, which alone can save your soul, as so emphatically and plainly stated many times in the Bible. To turn away from the shed blood of Jesus, our Saviour, means eternal chaos for your soul. To receive Christ Jesus and what He has done for you on the cross is eternal life for you; for truly, “The Blood of Jesus Christ, His (God’s) Son, cleanseth us from all sin” (I John 1:7).
Right now, my friend, repent of your past sins’ for God’s Word tells us to come to Him with a repentant heart. Then turn your heart to God and, as a sinner, receive Jesus Christ into your heart and life as your Savior. “As many as received Him (Jesus Christ), to them gave He power to become the sons (children) of God – which were born of God” (John 1:12,13), and by your act of faith you are saved, for “By grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God” (Eph. 2:8,9). Accept the gift of God now and henceforth confessing Jesus as your Lord and Savior and believing in your heart that God raised Him from the dead (Romans 10:9,10), you shall have acceptance of His blood for your sin’s covering, assurance, and guidance by the Holy Spirit in this life and a living hope for the eternal future to come, all through Jesus our Lord, the blessed Son of God. We must be careful that we believe with all our heart and show sincerity in all matters of godliness.
Mr. D. L. Moody, in one of his forceful scriptural addresses, speaking about the value of the precious Blood of Christ, said; “I do not believe there is a word in the Bible that Satan fears more than the word ‘Blood.’ If you will read your Bible in the light of Calvary, you will find there is no other way of coming to Heaven but by the Blood. The Devil does not fear ten thousand preachers who preach a bloodless religion. None will walk the celestial pavement of Heaven but those washed in the Blood.”
God honors the blood that was drawn from the body of His dear Son; as every drop was spilt for us. We need to magnify the blood of Jesus Christ; for the devil and his army of demons and men are arrayed against it, seeking to hinder faith in its efficiency in the pardon of sin and the healing of the body. Satan, in these last days, is seeking to destroy the bodies of the saints.
No gift is received unless it is accepted; so you must personally before God accept the Blood of Christ for your sin’s covering, and also repent of your sins. There is no other way. Many are praying for your salvation. You ask God to be merciful to you a sinner, and save you for Christ’s sake.
My confession and promise before Thee my God; I will now trust in and accept the precious blood of the Lord Jesus Christ which He shed on the cross of Calvary that I, a guilty sinner, might be saved, and will live my life as Thy Word directs me, my Lord and my God. Stop! This may be God’s last call and warning to you. Repent! Believe! Accept! Confess! This is the only way for you, whether Jew or Gentile.
This article “Blood! Blood! Blood! Why?” by R. L. Ellis was excerpted from: Pilgrim Tract Society. Randleman, NC 27317 USA. Tract #322. It may be used for study & research purposes only.
This article may not be written by an Apostolic author, but it contains many excellent principles and concepts that can be adapted to most churches. As the old saying goes “Eat the meat. Throw away the bones.”