The Blood of Christ
Links the New Testament with the Old Testament. God ordained
animal sacrifices in Israel to foreshadow the saving work of the
promised Messiah, and for hundreds of years, the innocent animal
symbolically bore the guilt of sinner. When Christ came as the reality,
the promise was fulfilled. He became "the Lamb of God who takes away
the sin of the world." For some believers, however, the blood of Christ
has been associated with a lifetime of emotional experiences. They have
grown up with the idea that there was a special power in red liquid that
circulated through Jesus' mortal body. This mysticism is not biblical! The
"blood of Christ" is a metaphor for His spiritual death in which He received
the judgment that removed the penalty of sin.
Book By R. B. Thieme Jr.
Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.