Blood bought!

  

    Blood Bought

        My friend Hinkle Little could lead the song "There is a Fountain Filled with Blood” that would absolutely make the rafters ring. Lois Gail wrote the song, “It’s Still the Blood.” Every time I hear her
sing it, I am thrilled to the depths of my soul. No one can sing it like Lois. I heard my mother sing “There Is Power in the Blood” so many times I know it now by heart. Thank God, there is still power in the blood. However, in some circles, the mention of the blood (it being shed and washing sinners white as snow) has become out of date and out of style. I, for one, am not in that group    

        Some teach that the blood is insignificant, that it was Jesus Christ’s death that saves. Others claim that the blood just spilled out on the ground and has no more significance than animal blood. Some warn that we must not over accentuate the blood or it will become an object of worship, replacing our worship of Jesus Christ. There is, I suppose, an opportunity for that happening. There is, in fact, a danger of becoming lopsided on any major doctrine of Scripture. I would hasten to say that no emphasis is just as dangerous, if not more so, than too much.

        The priest, in the Old Testament, on the great Day of Atonement went into the Holy of Holies twice. First he entered to make atonement for his own sins and sprinkled blood on the mercy seat. It was not all the blood, but it was sufficient. Secondly, he entered and sprinkled blood on the mercy seat to make atonement for the sins of the people. Again, it was not all the blood. Some had been put on the scapegoat. Some was poured at the base of the altar. However, what he sprinkled on the mercy seat was sufficient, and atonement was made. Hebrews 9:12 “Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.” I do not know how or how much of His blood He offered, but I do know that it was sufficient to make the vilest sinner clean! Notice He entered in only once, because He was sinless! Hallelujah! Praise God!

        Thank God it is still the blood that saves from sin. It is powerful blood, drawn from Emanuel’s veins, and sinners may plunge beneath and lose all their guilty stains! It is powerful blood,
drawn from Emanuel’s veins, and sinners may plunge beneath and lose all their guilty stains!

The Blood of Christ

       Cleanses from sin: 1 John 1:7, “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.”
        Makes peace for sinners: Colossians 1:19-20, “For it pleased the Father that in him should all fullness dwell; And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.”
        Brings believers into a new relationship with Christ: Ephesians 2:12-13, “That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.”

        When we get to Heaven, we will sing about the blood. Revelation 5:8-9, “And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints. And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation.”
        Who knows, Hinkle may lead “There Is a Fountain Filled with Blood” in Heaven! If Mother does not sing for anyone else, I’ll have her sing, “Power in the Blood” just for me, one more time. I am BLOOD BOUGHT! What about you?