NORTH SHORE CHRISTIAN CENTRE
THE BLOOD OF THE SACRIFICE LAMB
THE LORD GOD SPEAKS TO THE WHOLE OF MANKIND
Lev 17:11 1. For the life of the flesh is in the blood.
Comment†††††††† a.† The life in our natural bodies is in our blood ‑ (No BLOOD ‑ No LIFE!)† Therefore if we do not accept the blood of Jesus, God's Son we are still in our sins and cannot have Eternal Life. This then becomes the measure for which we understand the value of the shed blood of Jesus Christ.† Throughout the Old Testament we see that the Lamb sacrifice was not just any lamb. In Exodus 12:5 the specifications for the Passover Lamb are given, without blemish, firstborn, and male. There is a connection made between the sanctity of the flesh and the value of the blood in that flesh.
††††††††††††††††††††††† We can see the highest requirements were set by God the Father in choosing our Sacrifice Lamb. His only begotten son, without sin, led by the Spirit of the Father, tested by satan himself, and overcoming the temptation, full of the love and compassion of the Father, obedient to Godís word, even unto death, and so onÖ The value of the Blood of Jesus Christ is immeasurable it has no equal and the life that the blood of Jesus represents, is eternal. Hallelujah!
2. And I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for
Comment†††††††† God gave His only Son on the Cross (Altar) to cleanse us from our sins that we might have Eternal Life! It is not just the blood that flowed through the veins of Christ which had power. It was the sacrifice through which that blood was shed that makes the atonement for sin possible. Good living does not entitle one to inherit eternal life, but through the blood of Christ Jesus shed on the altar of Calvary. (Galatians 2:20, Colossians 3:3,4)
3. For it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.
Comment†††††††† ††††††††††† Only the blood of Jesus can make atonement for the soul.† Many today are trying to find other ways to come to God but only the blood of Jesus can cleanse us from sin that He might look upon us and hear our prayers.