Part 3 of 16
The Precious Shed Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ
Christ’s Blood, Shed for All Mankind:
Christ’s innocent blood was shed once and for all time to deal with all the sins of mankind. The adequacy of His blood was foretold by typology without the mention of blood specifically. The blood may be seen in the blood shed by some innocent animal in order for God to produce the skins necessary to cover Adam and Eve’s sin, and thereby the sin of all mankind .
Gen 3:7 the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made them aprons.
Gen 3:21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed them.
Here above the animal blood that was shed produced only what would cover their act of sin. Yet, it foretold of a time when “the Lamb of God,” Jesus Christ, would come, shed His blood and die, not to cover sins, but more, to take away the sins of the world of mankind (John 1:29) – if they would only have faith in His blood (Rom 3:25).
1) Christ’s shed blood applies for believing of
Israelunder the Messianic Kingdom gospel, which will receive while in the Tribulation and many more “at His appearing.” Israel
Jesus foretold of the purpose and work of His blood for
’s new covenant. Israel
Mat 26:28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. Paul writes Hebrews 9:22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.
Zechariah confirms that one day the fountain of the blood of Christ will cleanse the believers of
when He returns at the end of the Tribulation. Zechariah 13:1 (KJV) In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Israel for sin and for uncleanness. Jerusalem
2) Christ’s shed blood applies also under Paul’s “gospel of the grace of God” in this day of “the dispensation of the grace of God.”
Now, with the blossoming of understanding that we gain from Paul’s 14 epistles, describing the riches of the gospel of “the dispensation of the grace of God” and of the cross of Christ, we have the outline and basis of our first stage of deliverance that requires “the blood of Christ.” Jesse Penn Lewis offers these thoughts.
- We were convicted of our sins and saw our need of a remedy. (Eph 2:1-3)
- Under that light we struggled to gain peace, and even perhaps looked inward for relief, but all was in vain. Romans 7:14-15 (AMP) We know that the Law is spiritual; but I am a creature of the flesh [carnal, unspiritual], having been sold into slavery under [the control of] sin.
15 For I do not understand my own actions [I am baffled, bewildered]. I do not practice or accomplish what I wish, but I do the very thing that I loathe [which my moral instinct condemns].
- At the point of inward despair we were shown that deliverance had to come from some power outside of ourselves. Colossians 1:20 (KJV) And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself…
- At last we looked away to Christ and saw Him on
Calvary’s cross bearing our sins in His own body on the tree. (Heb 12:2)
- We ceased from struggling and, resting on His finished work of atonement, found peace with God through the shed blood of Christ. Romans 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
- New life, in the person of the resurrected Christ, now as “the spirit of life in Christ Jesus,” was imparted to us, and His Spirit bore witness with our spirit that we now were the children of God. Romans 8:16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: