The Blood Line: The Blood Speaks
Keeping with the theme “The Blood Line,” this month I would like to focus on what the blood says. In this world blood is what gives life. Without blood pumping through our veins we would all die; but blood does so much more than just that. Our blood is passed to our children and their children sending genetic traits down the line from generation to generation. Therefore, our blood makes us who we are. Not only does our blood give us physical traits in our body, but it also entitles us to a heritage within the family that we share that same blood with. This is important for us to take a close look at because when it comes to our salvation all the attributes of Christ are now passed down from one generation of Christians to the next by His blood. Through Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross and resurrection from the grave, we have inherited all of Him.
The Cry for a Sacrifice
The Bible says in Genesis chapter four that “the voice of thy brother’s blood (speaking of Abel) crieth unto me from the ground.” Then in Hebrews it says, “And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel” (12:24). Cain killed his brother Abel because God accepted his brother’s sacrifice and not his. In this we find that the blood was crying out from the ground unto God. The blood cried out! Abel died in doing what was right. This was a foreshadowing of better things to come. Jesus’ blood speaks of better things than Abel’s blood. Abel’s blood speaks of sin guilt, but Christ’s blood speaks loudly unto God that sin has been paid for. How incredible is that? Now the blood of the new covenant really does speak of better things for us once we come to the place where we receive it.
Now once we have the blood of Christ upon our lives it doesn’t just speak of the death of sin in our lives, but of life unto God. Blood is the life giving substance that flows through our veins, but like the physical aspect blood is also the life-giving flow in our spirit as well. Now that our spiritual veins have the blood of Jesus pumping through them this entitles us to be, as Romans chapter eight says, joint-heirs with Jesus Christ. This says to us that everything that belongs to Christ is also ours. We have all this because we have been engrafted into the family. Now we receive a spiritual heritage that opens heaven to us. Not just for the future, but for now. We are the children of God by blood, so therefore we have access to everything our father has given us. We also begin to take on the characteristics of our Father. The Bible says that we partake of His divine nature. This is where the spirit begins to bear fruit in us, the nine fruits of the spirit. Our blood heritage speaks of who we now are not who we used to be.
Once this process begins in us our lives receive honor. Not because of who we are, but because of who Christ is in us. We now bear the honor of the King and our lives should reflect that. Not only bringing honor unto us but our Father as well. Our lives now exalt God and, in turn, since He receives glory He then places glory upon us. We find that we have favor with people that we do not even know. We find that we receive blessings and we know that they are undeserved by anything that we have done. It’s all because the blood in our lives. It speaks of the glory of God that is now upon us.
The blood now declares us free from sin, seated with Jesus as heirs with Him, and therefore puts us in that place of honor. It is all because of the love of our Father that He would send His only Son to die for you and I. It is all because Christ loved us so much that He was willing to leave His place in heaven to shed His precious blood for us. The blood is so important to us! Without it we have nothing and with it we now have everything, including enteral life. BLOOD is life. Thanks be unto God for his Love, Grace, and Mercy we have received because of our faith in the BLOOD.