The Blood of Jesus
20 November 2011
- Eph.1:7 “In Him
we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins,
according to the riches of His grace”.
- God has put in
place both physical and spiritual laws.
- God has
established that sin has consequences – death (physical, spiritual
- God has
established the only remedy for sin – the blood of Jesus Christ
shed on the Cross.
- Heb.9:11-14 “But
Christ – by His own blood – obtained eternal redemption for us…”
=3083= to ransom in full, totally pay the price to release captives.
2. The Redemption
of Jesus for us is Complete
The Old Testament Pattern
- Lev.16:7-21 The
- (v7) Two goats =
one offering for the sins of the congregation.
- (v15) One goat slain
– blood sprinkled on and before the mercy seat 7 times.
- (v21) Second
goat – confess all the iniquities, sins and transgressions – never seen
- Two goats
represent one offering = the work of Jesus Christ on the Cross.
- Sin =
unintentional wrongdoing, action committed in ignorance.
- Transgression =
intentional wrong, action committed with full knowledge.
- Iniquity = inner
twistedness which causes a person to commit sin.
(i) Jesus is our High Priest
(Heb 3:1 Jesus the High Priest of our confession)
is our offering
(Jn.1:29 Behold the lamb of God which …)
Jesus is our mercy seat
(Rom.3:23-25 God set faith as a mercy seat)
- All of
this is a prophetic picture of the work of Jesus on the Cross redeeming
His Redemption is Complete
- Lev.16:14-15 “…
shall sprinkle some of the blood seven times”.
- 7 = number of
spiritual perfection; complete e.g. Forgive 70 x 7 Mt. 18.
- The blood was
sprinkled 7 times.
- Jesus shed His
blood so we could be forgiven, cleansed, enter the presence
of God and walk in blessing of covenant relationship in every area
of our life.
- Jesus also shed
His blood in seven separate ways to redeem us.
- Is.53:4-6 “Surely
he has born our grief’s and carried our sorrows …”
- Each way
Jesus shed His blood purchased for us forgiveness, cleansing and freedom
from all cursing in that aspect of our life.
- Gal.3:13-14 “Christ
has redeemed us from the curse of the Law – that the blessing
of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Jesus Christ”.
3. Seven Ways
Jesus Shed His Blood
- Can you identify
different ways that Jesus shed his blood for us?
Hands = the works that we do.
- Gen.2:6 Eve
took of the fruit and ate (with hand) – Adam took the fruit.
- Gen.4:11 Cain
slew his brother with his hand.
- Cain’s hands
were cursed by committing murder.
- Your hands –
what you do are connected to your heart (Jam.4:8).
- The spikes did
not enter hands but entered without severing median nerve – hand become
- Weight on
hands opened the wound – blood shed.
- Hands can
now become a source of blessing when cleansed by the blood of
Feet = walk, the decisions that we make.
- The steps
of your feet determine the direction of your life, your way, path in life.
- Is.53:6 We
have turned, everyone to his own way – Do own thing.
- Many times we follow
generational patterns or ways, wrong paths of parents.
- Nailed between
2-3 metatarsal bones – nerve centre of foot – body in shoe.
- Blood shed for wrong
decisions – forgive, cleanse so make a godly decision.
= strongest part of the body, also defenceless.
- Pilate had Jesus
scourged with a whip containing pieces of bone and metal.
- It not only
lashed but also cut, tore, ripped and shredded.
- Jesus limited it
to 39 times – Romans did not limit the lashing.
- Is. 53:5 and
by his stripes we are healed.
= without strength. Jesus shed his blood to break the curse of
cleanses sins done against body = e.g. drugs, alcohol, diet, abuse, sexual sin,
- Blood shed so we
could walk in health, wholeness, (Ps 105:37).
= mind, governs direction of life.
Ground cursed – thorns and thistles bring forth – sweat.
- Adam was given
dominion over the earth – it became cursed when he betrayed his loyalty to
God as King and lost his dominion.
- Thorns = frustrations,
difficulties, setbacks in life.
- Mt.27:27-30 “They
plaited a crown of thorns and put it on his head – bowed .. mocked him”.
something before God is idolatry.
- Jesus shed His
blood to cleanse us from all idolatry so we could be restored to the
place of dominion, crowned with glory of God and be free from striving
and serving idols.
= heart, the motivation of life.
- Transgression = wilful
action, not a deception but intentional sin.
- Eve was deceived
but Adam’s sin was intentional – he knew what he was doing.
- Adam gave away
his rights to rule the earth and opened the door to sin.
- Jn. 19:34 The
soldiers pierced his side and forthwith came out blood and water.
The spear pierced Jesus side - pleura = membrane that lines the chest cavity
and covers things.
- The spear
pierced Jesus heart.
- The last place
Jesus bled address the first transgression ever committed – Adam.
- The blood of
Jesus cleanses every wilful sinful action and restores us to
= mind, fears, anxiety, sorrows.
- Lk.22:44 Being
in agony he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was as it were
great drops of blood falling to the ground.
- The first way
Jesus shed His blood – in the garden of Gethsemane in prayer.
- Mt.26:37 He
began to be sorrowful and deeply distressed.
- He was agonising
over doing the will of God – prevailing over fear, grief’s,
- His sweat was
= became great drops of blood.
= medical term – mental stress and emotional trauma.
= blood oozes
out of capillaries of skin instead of perspiration.
- Is 53:4
surely he has borne our grief’s and carried our sorrows.
- The blood of
Jesus breaks the power of fear, sorrow, anxiety so we can be
Bruised = internal bleeding – iniquities.
- Is.53:5 He
was bruised for our iniquities.
- Bruise =
internal injury, no seen, internal, very painful.
- The temple
guards beat Jesus with his head covered so he could not see
where the blows cam from.
- Blood vessels under
the skin ruptured and bled.
- Iniquity is an
inner drive towards sin, unseen, often generational.
iniquities pressure and torment people.
- Tit.2:14 “He
gave himself for us that he might redeem us from all iniquity and
purify to himself a peculiar people zealous for good works”.
- The blood of
Jesus cleanses us from iniquity – generational, pride, lust, fear, anger,
How to Apply
Heb 3:1 Confession =
to say same things as God says.
Declare what Jesus has done – forgiveness,