THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST
By Eddie Boston | November 2019
According to the scriptures, it is the blood of Christ that redeems us, not our good works, nor baptism, nor faith in God’s existence, nor church attendance/membership, nor any other tradition of man.
The scriptures also tell us that God’s plan of salvation was planned before the foundation of the world: God planned for His Son Jesus to redeem the world with His blood.
1 Peter 1:18-21, “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: Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.”
It is in Christ’s blood that we are washed from our sins; not loosed, nor freed, as claimed by the modern perversions, but WASHED. We will get to this later.
Revelation 1:5-6, “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, And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.”
In Hebrews 9, we learn that the blood sacrifice of Jesus Christ was pictured in the Old Testament by the high priest applying the blood to the mercy seat in the Holiest of all once a year. Christ is our high priest, who offered Himself for our sins, and applied His blood to the mercy seat in heaven.
Hebrews 9:2-14, “For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein was the candlestick, and the table, and the shewbread; which is called the sanctuary. And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all; Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron’s rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant; And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat; of which we cannot now speak particularly. Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God. But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people: The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing: Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience; Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation. But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?”
The Lord Jesus paid for our sins with His own blood, and He only did it once. According to the scriptures, He is the propitiation for our sins. Christ is the justifier of them that believe on Him by believing the gospel of His death for our sins, burial, and resurrection.
Romans 3:19-26, “Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.”
To God be the glory, great things He hath done! What can wash away my sins? Nothing but the blood of Jesus Christ!
Now we are going to see how the modern perversions corrupt the doctrine of Christ’s blood sacrifice by denying that we are WASHED in His blood and even omitting the blood entirely in a few scriptures.
The King James Bible states that we have redemption in Jesus Christ through His blood; our sins are forgiven if we have faith in His blood sacrifice.
Ephesians 1:7, “In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;“
Colossians 1:12-14, “Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:”
The modern perversions corrupt Colossians 1:14 by omitting the blood. We are going to see how this scripture is rendered in three popular versions.
Colossians 1:14 (ESV), “in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”
Colossians 1:14 (NASB), “in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”
Colossians 1:14 (NIV), “in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”
Most modern perversions retain the blood in Romans 3:25, but not The Message. The Message mentions the sacrifice, but leaves the blood out, which begs the question: what did Jesus sacrifice, if not His blood?
Romans 3:25, “Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;”
Romans 3:25 (MSG), “God sacrificed Jesus on the altar of the world to clear that world of sin. Having faith in him sets us in the clear. God decided on this course of action in full view of the public - to set the world in the clear with himself through the sacrifice of Jesus, finally taking care of the sins he had so patiently endured.”
Do you see how The Message completely confuses the teaching of Jesus Christ being the propitiation for our sins through faith in His blood? This is the work of Satan, not God. God is not the author of confusion.
1 Corinthians 14:33, “For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.”
Many of the modern perversions retain the mercy seat in Hebrews 9:5, but the NIV and the NLT do not. This is a leaven that leaveneth the whole lump.
Hebrews 9:5, “And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat; of which we cannot now speak particularly.”
Hebrews 9:5 (NIV), “Above the ark were the cherubim of the Glory, overshadowing the atonement cover. But we cannot discuss these things in detail now.”
Hebrews 9:5 (NLT), “Above the Ark were the cherubim of divine glory, whose wings stretched out over the Ark’s cover, the place of atonement. But we cannot explain these things in detail now.”
Finally, the modern perversions deny that we are WASHED from our sins in the blood of Jesus Christ, saying instead that we are loosed or freed. To use the latter terms implies that born again believers do not sin anymore, which is not true. But if we are WASHED from our sins in the blood, God does not impute sin to us, and our transgressions are blotted out.
Isaiah 43:25, “I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.”
Romans 4:8, “Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.”
Here is the evidence of the modern perversions denying that we are WASHED in Christ’s blood. The King James Bible says we are washed!
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,”
Revelation 1:5 (ASV), “and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loveth us, and loosed us from our sins by his blood;”
Revelation 1:5 (ESV), “and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood”
Revelation 1:5 (NIV), “and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood,”
With the doctrine of the blood of Christ being attacked in the modern perversions, is it any wonder that most preachers today talk only superficially of Jesus Christ’s blood? Is it any wonder that the mercy seat is not mentioned? Is it any wonder how they can preach on the blood of Christ but still teach Lordship Salvation? This proves once again that the modern perversions are the root of many heresies being taught in the churches today. Truly, the King James Bible is the only blood-sprinkled book we have today. Get back to the King James Bible!
Exodus 24:6-8, “And Moses took half of the blood, and put it in basons; and half of the blood he sprinkled on the altar. And he took the book of the covenant, and read in the audience of the people: and they said, All that the LORD hath said will we do, and be obedient. And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant, which the LORD hath made with you concerning all these words.”
Hebrews 9:19-20, “For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people, Saying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you.”
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