Rom 3:21 But now apart from the Law the righteousness of God has been manifested, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, 22 even the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all those who believe; for there is no distinction; 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus; 25 whom God displayed publicly as a propitiation in His blood through faith. This was to demonstrate His righteousness, because in the forbearance of God He passed over the sins previously committed; 26 for the demonstration, I say, of His righteousness at the present time, so that He would be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus. 27 Where then is boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? Of works? No, but by a law of faith.
NLT 25 For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood.
Exodus 25:22 At the mercy seat is the place I will meet with you and commune with you there”
IN THE N.T THE MERCY SEAT IS AVAILABLE ANYTIME AND ANYWHERE WE APPLY THE BLOOD BY FAITH. (Heb 4:16)
BECAUSE OF THE BLOOD WE HAVE BEEN MADE RIGHTEOUS.
ANDREW MURRY – “Faith is largely dependent on knowledge. If knowledge of what the blood can (has) accomplish is not accurate then faith expects little and the more powerful affects of the blood are limited. Feeble ideas of its power prevent the deeper and more perfect manifestations of its affects.
As we find out what the scriptures teach about the blood we will see that faith in the blood can produce greater results in us than we have yet known and in the future a ceaseless blessing will be ours”
THERE’S MORE IN THE BLOOD THAN JUST FORGIVENESS!
Romans 8:33 “Who can lay a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies”
32 “If He spared not his own son how shall he not also with him freely give us all things”
31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?
35 Who will separate us from the love of Christ?
1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.
AMP The blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin [by erasing the stain of sin, keeping us cleansed from sin in all its forms and manifestations].
WHAT’S IN THE BLOOD?
1. OXYGEN TO YOUR TISSUES,
2. NUTRIENTS – GLUCOS – AMINO ACIDS – PROTIENS
3. THE REMOVAL OF WASTE (CARBON DYOXIDE), LACTIC ACIDE
IMMUNILOGICAL FUNCTIONS IN THE BLOOD
INCLUDING THE CIRCULATION OF WHITE BLOOD CELLS, THE DETECTION OF FOREIGN MATERIALS BY ANTIBODIES
SO WE APPLY THE BLOOD… THINGS GO INTO REMESSION.
Ex. CHILDREN OF ISRAEL… TAKE THE BLOOD AND APPLY IT (EACH FAMILY) – GOD PASSED OVER THAT HOME
IT’S NOT ENOUGH TO JUST BELIEVE – YOU NEED TO APPLY THE BLOOD – THROUGH YOUR CONFESSION.
4. THE BLOOD FUNCTIONS AS COAGULATION – SELF REPAIR MECANISM.
IT CARRIES CERTAIN MESSENGER FUNCTIONS INCLUDING THE TRANSPORT OF HORMONES AND SIGNALING OF TISSUE DAMAGE.
IF THE BLOOD IS NOT CIRCULATING YOU ARE NOT GETTING THE MESSAGE.
COL 1:13-14 For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.