BY THE LATE ELDER B. E. ECHOLS
The Lords Blood Bank
Written in 1975
Many people know that nothing but the blood of Jesus Christ can wash away their sins. They have sung and preached about it in many churches but never knew exactly where it was stored up for present and future usage. There is but ONE group of church people and ministers, of late years that have discovered WHERE The Lords Blood Bank is located and I HOW his blood may be obtained and applied to a sinners soul who MUST have his sins washed away by the blood of Jesus Christ or be lost. See Acts 22:12-16 and Hebrews 9:22.
The Bible declares that it is the blood of Jesus Christ… (that) cleanseth from ALL sin, (I John 1:7). There is NO other cleansing agent that can remove the stain of sin from ones soul. It is exactly as the song writer has stated, What can WASH AWAY my sins? NOTHING but the blood of Jesus! It is an awful and fearful thing for anyone to die without having had his sins WASHED AWAY by the blood of Jesus Christ. See Hebrews 10:28-31 with Revelations 6:12-17.
The Exact Location Of The Lords Blood Bank
Surely, it is both logical and Scriptural that The Lords Blood Bank is registered in someone’s name. So definitely, the blood of Jesus Christ is all located and registered IN His own name. This is why the Apostle Peter commanded his converts on the day of Pentecost to be baptized EVERY one of you IN THE NAME of Jesus Christ FOR the remission of sins, (Acts 2:38). No wonder Peter later said (Acts 4:10,12), Be it known unto you all, and to ALL the people of Israel (and of our day, as well) that by THE NAME of Jesus Christ of Nazareth… cloth this man stand here before you… (completely healed)… Neither is there salvation in ANY other: for there is NONE OTHER NAME under heaven (in the Bible or elsewhere) given among men whereby WE MUST be saved. This is why he also positively stated in Acts 2:38 that water baptism, IN THE NAME of Jesus Christ, was FOR the REMISSION of sins. This being true, His blood is stored or banked IN His own name.
The Scriptural Means For Applying The Blood
Jesus said that repentance and remission of sins SHOULD be preached IN His NAME, among ALL nations, beginning at Jerusalem, (Luke 24:46,47). About ten days later Peter COMMANDED his audience to be baptized IN THE NAME of Jesus Christ FOR the remission of sins. He also informed
Cornelius and his household and all his friends that THROUGH His NAME (the name of Jesus Christ) whosoever believeth in Him (and is baptized – see Mark 16:15,16) shall receive REMISSION of sins. So water baptism administered in THE NAME of Jesus Christ, is the ONLY means or resource by which anyone may get His blood applied to their soul.
A Solemn And Timely Warning
It is going to be too bad for these people who have received the baptism of the Holy Ghost evidenced by speaking with tongues, as the Spirit gives them utterance if they neglect or refuse to be baptized IN
THE NAME of Jesus Christ FOR the REMISSION of their sins, according to Acts 2:38 and 19:1-7. If just any name OR TITLE would have sufficed, WHY did the Apostle Paul rebaptize those believers at Ephesus IN THE NAME of the Lord Jesus? It was absolutely necessary in order that they might have their sins remitted or washed away. Compare Acts 10:43 with 4:10-12; 2:37,38 and 22:16.
Definitely, the Bible substantiates the teaching that in order for anyone to obtain REMISSION of his sins, AFTER he (1) becomes a believer (Hebrews 11:6 with Acts 16:27-33) and (2) repents of his sins (Acts 2:37,38; 17:30; II Peter 3:9 and Luke 13:2-5), he must (3) be baptized by the mode of immersion (Acts 8:36-39 with Mark 1:5,9,10) – IN that SAVING NAME of Jesus Christ. Thank the Lord for helping us to locate His Blood Bank and to find JUST HOW we can get the blood applied to our souls. So, we humbly pass this information on to whosoever will receive and obey it, that they also may obtain remission for their sins according to the Scriptures the ONLY method anyone can afford to follow
or rely upon. See Matthew 23:35 and Psalms 119:89 with 11 Corinthians 13:1.
Let me ask one favor of everyone of you who tremble at His Word. Please take a SERIOUS LOOK at Isaiah 66:5 with Matthew 24:9 and see if you ARE AMONG that group of Christians who arc being hated everywhere and of ALL nations for His (Jesus) NAME SAKE because they baptize IN THE NAME of Jesus Christ according to Acts 2:38 and 19:1-7 FOR the REMISSION OF SINS. How many of you have noticed in Isaiah 66:5 that the Lord is going to appear to the joy of those who are CAST OUT for His
(Jesus) NAME sake and (2) that those WHO HATE despise and speak reproachfully of such people will be PUT TO SHAME.
I have a GREAT fear for those who are refusing to be baptized in the ONLY SAVING NAME of God the Lord Jesus Christ. See Acts 4:10-12 with 2:36-41-47. Such people can never draw on Gods Blood Bank for the CLEANSING NEEDS of their souls the remission of sins. Please take another look at Luke 24:45-47 with Acts 2:37-41 and 4:8-12. Oh dear People, as the old song goes there’ll be singing there’ll be shouting; there’ll be SORROW, there’ll be pain; there’ll be WEEPING there’ll be praying; WHEN our Lord shall come again. This is definitely true for those who have hated and denied HIS NAME by HATING and DENYING any of HIS people (Matthew 24:40 with 44-46) and by refusing to be baptized
in THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST (Acts 2:38).
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