Heb. 9:12 and he entered once for all into the most holy place not by the blood of goats and calves but by his own blood, and so he himself secured eternal redemption.
Have you noticed the more modern and ‘relevant’ church becomes, the more it loses it’s power and its relevance in our lives. For example, have you heard a sermon recently on the power of the blood of Jesus? Do you understand the significance of the communion table and the power that resides there? The blood of Jesus is at the heart of this struggle. Without the blood we have lost our power. The mysteries of God are all connected to the precious blood of Jesus. His blood speaks to us today; what is it saying. First, that God became a man. He took upon Himself flesh and bones to redeem a fallen race. Secondly, it speaks of forgiveness. It is the blood of Jesus that cleanses us from our sin. It also speaks of the justice of God. It pleased the Father to bruise the Son because in His suffering God’s judgement on sin was complete, justice was satisfied. The blood speaks to us about the wickedness of man as man poured out his anger on the precious Son of God. The blood also speaks about redemption and how we can all have a brand new start. The list is endless; the blood speaks about the healing of our bodies, deliverance from the curse of poverty, and reconciliation between man and man. It also points us to the best benefit of all, access into intimacy and fellowship with God. Here are some thoughts from Andrew Murray on the blood of Jesus.
“His own blood. I know of no word in the Bible or in human speech that contains such mysteries! In it are concentrated the mysteries of the incarnation, in which our God took flesh and blood; of the obedience unto death, in which the blood was shed; of the love that passeth knowledge, that purchased us with His own blood; of the victory over every enemy, and the everlasting redemption; of the resurrection and the entrance into heaven; of the atonement and the reconciliation and the justification that came through it; of the cleansing and perfecting of the conscience, of the sprinkling of the heart and the sanctifying the people. Through that blood Christ entered once for all into heaven; through that blood we enter too, and have our home in the Holiest of All.”
So just call me old fashioned. I still like my Bible (the one with real leather and paper), I love the cross on the wall in church, preaching from a pulpit, altar calls, and worshipping until the glory falls. I especially like to hear about the precious blood of Jesus.