(Perfect Remission By His Blood)
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
TO THE BIBLE: “Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. I have given you all things, even as the green herbs. But you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood.”
Leviticus 17:11 says, “For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul.”
Atonement means appeasement, propitiation, satisfaction of the claims of justice, or compensation for wrongdoing. He gave the Old Testament folks blood as the atonement for their souls whenever they did wrong.
This was God’s divine order; His divine principle and law. That’s why He instructed them not to eat the blood of animals, which they killed.
This truth also holds in the New Testament; Hebrews 9:22 says, “And according to the law almost all things are purified with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no remission.” Sin can’t be wiped away without the shedding of blood; it’s a spiritual law.
While they and their priesthood used the blood of animals for the atonement of their souls, God knew that it wasn’t good enough. Man is a spirit and an eternal being, and animals weren’t made to live eternally.
Therefore, the blood of animals wasn’t enough to atone for man’s sins. Only the Lamb of God—Jesus Christ—could redeem the world through His precious blood.
Jesus came as the High Priest of the New Testament and obtained eternal redemption: deliverance from sin, evil, and from all things that were inconsistent with God’s dream for us, by His death on the cross (Hebrews 9: 11–12).
We, however, became new creations in Him, not on the Cross, but at His resurrection. By His blood, He purchased us and made it possible for those who would believe in Him to receive eternal life. His blood was enough; His blood did it all. Glory to God!
Go Deeper: Isaiah 53:5; 1 Peter 2:24; Hebrews 9:11-12
Speak: Dear heavenly Father, I thank you because my sins have been totally blotted out by the blood of Jesus. Therefore, I can boldly affirm that the power of sin over my life is completely destroyed; thus, I’m free to live joyfully in righteousness, giving glory unto you, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading: ONE YEAR 1 Peter 1:1-21, Jeremiah 48-49
TWO YEAR John 13:31-38, 1 Chronicles 22
Act: Thank the Lord Jesus for giving His life so you could be saved.