The phrase the “Blood of Christ” is the expression of the sacrificial death and full atoning work of Jesus on our behalf. Christ literally bled on the cross and died for many sinners. The blood of Christ has the power to atone for an infinite number of sins committed by many people throughout ages, whose faith in the blood will be saved.
The reality of the blood of Christ as the means of atonement for sin has its origin in the Mosaic Law. The Mosiac Law required animal sacrifices as a means of forgiveness for the sins of God’s people. The problem with animal sacrifices was that it provided a temporary method of forgiveness for sins. It was repeated yearly which was a reminder to the people of their sins. It was never meant to be a permanent method of forgiveness. Jesus’ finished work on the cross provide forgiveness for all people, past and future generations, for those who receive him as their savior.
The New Testemant offers a better Covenant than the Old Testemant. Not only does the blood of Christ redeem believers from sin and eternal punishment, but His blood purifies our conscience (Heb.9:14). God forgives our sins and He remembers them no more, therefore there isn’t a constant reminder of our past sins. If God has forgiven us and forgotten our sins, who are we that we should remember them? Because the blood has redeemed us we are new creations in Christ (2 Cor. 5:17), and by His blood we are free from the bondage of sin.
The blood of Jesus also has healing virtues. In Mark 5:24-34, we find a woman with a blood issue. For 12 years she bled without any sign of change from her practicing physicians. But the moment she touched the hem of Jesus’ garment virtue escaped from him and immediately her bleeding ceased. In an instant Jesus did what no doctor could do to heal her. (Also see Luke 8:42-28).
The word healed as translated from both Hebrew and Greek, can mean either spiritual or physical healing. Although Mark chapter 5 and Luke 8 both speaks of a physical heaing, the context of Isaiah 53 and 1 Peter chapter 2 makes a clear reference to spiritual healing, and not physical. “He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness, by His wounds we have been healed,” (1 Pet. 2:24). This verse is referring to sin and righteousness, not sickness and disease. Therefore, being healed in both verses is speaking of being forgiven and saved.
The blood of Christ is the basis of the New Covenant. The blood of Christ redeems us from sin and eternal punishment and purifies our conscience from useless acts so that we may serve the living God (Heb. 9:14). Because the blood of Christ has redeemed us we are new creations in Christ (2 Cor. 5:17), and by His blood we are free from sin to serve the living God to glorify Him and enjoy Him forever.
The blood of Jesus has miraculous power to:
1. Redeem (Heb. 9:12,22; Col. 1:14)
2. Deliver (Rom. 5:1; Gal. 5:1-4)
3. Forgive (Matt. 26:28; John 1:29; Eph. 2:8)
4. Cleanse (Rom. 3:22; 2 Cor. 5:21; 1 John 1:7; Heb. 10; Rev. 1:5)
5. Healed (Isa. 53:5; Mark 5:24-34; Luke 8:42-48; 1 Pet. 2:24)
6. Justify (Gal. 2:16; 3:11)
7. Born Anew (2 Cor. 5:17; 1 Pet. 1:23)
8. Restore (Ps. 51:12; Joel 2:25-26)
9. Victory (Rev. 12:11)
10. Eternal life (Rom. 6:23)
11. Save (1 John 2:2; Matt. 26:28)
12. There is life in the Blood (Lev. 17:11; Ex. 12:13)
Oh the Blood, the Blood, the Precious Blood of Jesus, Never loses it’s power.