The Effects Of The Blood

“Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that has the power of death, that is, the devil” (Hebrews 2:14). Jesus took part in humanity, but not in its sinfulness. His blood was the blood of God. The blood of Jesus, then, is precious indeed, incorruptible, innocent and free from the stain of Adam’s sin. It avails for us: it is efficacious (2), cleansing (3) and life-giving (4). The foundation for the whole New Testament is the blood (5; 6). No wonder we are warned against diminishing its significance. To do so is to outrage the Holy Spirit of grace.

The born-again believer who both objectively understands and intuitively knows the value of the blood of Christ is the believer who will be constrained to serve the living God with a purged conscience. He will not be a mechanical Christian who lacks the mystery of God’s life. He will experience the animation, vitality and soul prosperity of knowing that the blood of Christ always, forever and daily avails for him. He will be able to achieve the goal of true Christian maturity through his good conscience, and express the proper gracious disposition of love.

Latest posts by Carl H. Stevens (see all)