Christ's Blood Saves: Cleanses from all Sin
Christ’s shed blood; only propitiation for sin:
“Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins” [I John 4:10], “for there is one God, and one Mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; who gave Himself a ransom for all” [I Tim. 2:5,6], “who His own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree: by whose stripes ye were healed, for Christ hath once suffered for our sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God” [I Peter 2:24; 3:18], and “now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ” [Eph. 2:13].
Christ’s shed blood: only redemption for and from sin:
“Ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a Lamb without blemish and without spot” [I Peter 1:18,19], “in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace” [Eph. 1:7], for “He sent redemption unto His people” [Psalm 111:9], “by His own blood having obtained eternal redemption for us” [Heb. 9:12], “for the redemption of their soul is precious” [Psalm 49:8].
Christ’s shed blood; only justification from sin:
“We are justified freely byHis grace through 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 passed, through the forbearance of God” [Rom. 3:24,25], for “by Him all that believe are justified from all things” [Acts 13:39], and “being now justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him” [Rom. 5:9].
Christ’s shed blood; only reconciliation for sin:
“God was in Christ reconciling the world unto Himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them” [II Cor. 5:19], “having made peace through· the blood of His cross, by Him to reconcile all things unto Himself” [Col. 1:20]. “ . . . in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby” [Eph. 2:16], for “when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son, and much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by His life” [Rom, 5:10].
Christ’s shed blood; only sanctification from sin:
Christ said, “A body hast Thou prepared me” [Heb. 10:5]. “Weare sanctified through the offering ofthe body of Jesus Christ once for all” [Heb. 10:10], “Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people with His own blood, suffered without the gate” [Heb. 13:12], “for by one offering He hath perfected forever them that are sanctified,” and “where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin” [Heb, 10:14,18], for we “are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ” [Jude 1], “who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption” [I Cor, 1:30].
Christ’s shed blood: only remission for sin:
Christ said, “This is my blood of the New Testament which is shed for many for the remission of sins” [Matt. 26:28], for “without shedding of blood there is no remission” [Heb. 9:22]. He came “to give knowledge of salvation unto His people by the remission of their sins” [Luke 1:77], and commanded “that repentance and remission of sin be preached in His Name” [Luke 24:47]. “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord; though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow: though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool” [Isaiah 1:18].
Christ’s shed blood; only purging from sin:
“Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many” [Heb. 9:28], and “when He had by Himself purged our sins; He sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high” [Heb. 1:3]. Only “the blood of Christ who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, purges your conscience from dead works to serve the living God” [Heb. 9:14], for “with them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure: but even their mind and their conscience is defiled” [Titus 1:15].
Christ’s spiritual blood; only life for man:
Christ said, “Ye must be born again” of the Spirit of God [John 3:7]. “Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink His blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life (is born again); and I will raise him up at the last day, for my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed (spiritual life). He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. It is the Spirit that quickeneth (gives life); the flesh profiteth nothing. The words that I speak unto you are spirit, and they are life”[John 6:53-56, 63].
Christ’s shed blood; only righteousness for man:
No person can merit salvation by good works, or earn it by reformation, for “there is none righteous” [Rom. 3:10], “for we are all as an unclean thing, and all.our righteousnesses are as filthy rags” [Isaiah 64:6]. “Who can say I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?” [Provo 20:9]. We can change our actions, but not our nature. “God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” [Rom. 5:8], for “He hath made Christ to be sin for us, who knew no sin: that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him” [II Cor. 5:21].
Christ’s shed blood; only deliverance from sin:
Christ said, “Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin” [John 8:34], for “when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished bringeth forth death” [James 1:15]. “His servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness” [Rom. 6:16]. Your only deliverance was made by “God sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh” [Rom. 8:3], “for the law ofthe Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death” [Rom, 8:2].
Christ’s shed blood; only deliverance from Satan:
“In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God” [I John 3:10], “He that committeth sin is of the devil” [I John 3:8], and under Satan’s power, “the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience” [Eph. 2:2]. “For this purpose the Son of God was manifest, that He might destroy the works of the devil, for whosoever is born of God (saved) doth not commit sin; for his seed (Christ) remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God” (born again) [I John 3:8,9]. “They overcame Satan by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony” [Rev. 12:11].
Christ’s shed blood; only washing from sin:
“He loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood” [Rev. 1:5], and said, “If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with Me” [John 13:8], for He can save only those who desire to be cleansed from their sin: those who repent with godly sorrow, “for godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation” [II Cor. 7:10]. Only a repentant sinner will abhor himself and cry out, as David did: “Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. Purge me with hyssop and I shall be clean: wash me and I shall be whiter than snow” [Psalm 51:2,7].
Christ’s shed blood; only blotting of sin:
God keeps a record of every committed sin in each sinner’s life, “and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works; Whosoever was not written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire” [Rev. 20:12,15]. To repent and cry out, “Have mercy upon me, 0 God, According to Thy lovingkindness blot out my transgressions” [Psalm 51:1], is your only hope, for the Lord hath said, “I am He that blotteth out thy transgressions” [Isaiah 43:25], “blotting out the handwriting of ordinances nailing it to His cross” [Col. 2:14].
Christ’s shed blood; only salvation from sin:
“Who shall ascend unto the hill of the Lord, or who shall stand in His holy place? He that hath clean hands and a pure heart” [Psalm 24:3,4], “having therefore boldness to enter into the holiest, by the blood of Jesus” [Heb. 10:19], “for there shall in no wise enter into it anything that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life” [Rev. 21:27]. “Repent ye, therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out” [Acts 3:19]. “Salvation is of the Lord” [Jonah 2:9]. - Doris Guinup