Pastor Dominic Cardamone
Remembering the cross of Jesus Christ is bittersweet. It’s a scene of betrayal, mistreatment, and bloodshed. Yet, we celebrate it. Why? Because as the old hymn goes, “There is power in the blood.” What does the Bible have to say about it? The blood of Jesus:
WASHES US OF OUR SINS
Revelation 1:5: And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood.
Jesus washes us from our sins by his blood. Spiritually and metaphorically speaking, it’s a cleansing agent.
Ephesians 1:7: In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace.
Redemption is the act of deliverance from evil by the payment of a price. Jesus delivered us from the slave market of sin by the sufficient payment of his shed blood.
Romans 5:9: Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
In sin, we are guilty. However, when the blood of Jesus is applied to our lives by faith, we are declared righteous before our Heavenly Father.
GIVES US PEACE
Colossians 1:20: And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself.
Sin brings tension and puts us in conflict with God. Thankfully, the blood of Jesus removes that tension and brings us back into harmony.
Revelation 12:11: And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
In a future event, the Devil and his minions will be defeated and the saints of God will be overcomers. The victory is rooted in the blood of the Lamb!
As we approach Good Friday and reflect upon the sacrifice of Jesus, may we remember how precious and powerful the blood of Jesus is. Let’s praise him for this wonderful provision!
1 Peter 1:18-19: Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.