What does the Bible tell us about the blood of Jesus? What is its significance?
When Jesus went to the cross to die for our sins, His blood was shed for us. There was no other way that we could be saved, except that Jesus become a perfect sacrifice for us. He bought and paid for our eternal salvation with His blood. In Matthew 26:28, Jesus said, “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.” Jesus was perfect, blameless, and without sin. He became the sacrifice needed to set us free from the curse of sin and death.
The blood of Jesus cleanses from the effects of sin. Hebrews 9:14 tells us, “How much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God.” Being free from guilt gives us confidence before God, knowing that we are no longer condemned but we are qualified to inherit the kingdom and the promises of God.
Because of the blood of Jesus, we can enter into God’s presence. Hebrews 10:19 says, “Therefore brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus.” The holy place is a place of intimacy where we can meet with God. God sees us as the righteousness of Jesus when we come to Him. We no longer need to be conscious of sin, once we have taken on the righteousness of Jesus because of salvation.
The blood of Jesus is full of the power of God. There is protection because of the blood of Jesus. The life of God is in the blood of Jesus. The cleansing power of God is in the blood of Jesus. The blood is everything we need to walk in freedom. Because of the blood of Jesus, we are no longer slaves to sin, but we have become overcomers in life. We owe everything to Jesus, who gave His blood for us, so that in every way, we can be free.