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.
Science has been able to do many marvelous things. They have transplanted a human heart to extend a person’s life. They have even had some success with a man-made mechanical heart, again extending life for a while. Yet, as of today, science and scientists have never created real blood. Do you know why? Blood needs to continually recreate and be refreshed from the bones in your body. Now I am not a scientist, but I can imagine where the continual recreation of new blood cells, every moment of every day, would cause a problem in creating blood.
In today’s verse, God said life was in the blood. Over time many people have attempted, whether on purpose or inadvertently, to take the blood out of what they refer to as versions of the Bible, and out of many of our wonderful old Hymns. Yet God says life is in the blood. My friend, you can transplant all the organs you may want to, yet without blood there is no life, they are useless.
What God said then is still true today. The blood still brings life. Blood not only sustains physical life but gives us eternal life as well. In the Old Testament, blood of animals was a temporary atonement for sin. However, the blood of Jesus on the cross of Calvary was the one time, permanent, never having to be renewed payment for all sin. Just as a body must be alive to restore and recreate blood, Jesus Christ is alive today to stand behind the blood He shed. It is still working, still washing away sin, and still bringing life to those who will accept the blood of Christ to cleans them from their sin.
The blood of Jesus permanently pays the price of our sin debt. If you have been washed in His blood, it is forever. If you have never accepted the blood of Christ for payment of your sin, today is a great day to do so. Ask Him to forgive you, come into your heart, and wash away all your sins. He promised He would. Don’t keep working on a dead body. Get new life from the blood of Jesus Christ.
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Leviticus 17 – 18 / Psalm 50 / Proverbs 25 / Luke 18
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Leviticus 20- 22 / Mark 3
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