Leviticus 17:11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.
Talk about being ahead of science, this verse points hundreds of years past medical science of the day. In fact it points all the way into eternity.
In the Middle ages there was a practice known as “blood-letting.” Blood was drained out of a person to get rid of disease. If they didn’t to drain too much, sometimes it helped. However in many cases it never worked because, well people just died. There was also what is called “Leeching.” To suck the poison out of a body they would adhere blood sucking leeches to people. That wasn’t always successful either, because, well, one too many leeches and people died. Evidently no one read this part of the bible. Life is in the blood.
God wanted people to know how important the blood was way back in Old Testament times. It all pointed to the day when the blood of Jesus which paid for man’s sin would be shed. The remission of our sin took the blood, and therefore the life of God’s only Son Jesus. Hebrews 9:22 tells us; “And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.” When Jesus died as the sacrificial Lamb of God, the Jewish people should have understood what just happened. As far as that goes, we too who have all of God’s word, have no excuse for not understanding. “It is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.
GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:
Our Verse in Leviticus pointed hundreds of years ahead to Our Coming Remission. Once applied it’s complete. Hebrews 10:18 says; “Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.” It is FINISHED.
Have you placed your sins under the blood?
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