The Blood of Jesus

Blood of Jesus

Acts 20:28  Addressing the elders of Ephesus, Paul said, “Therefore, take heed to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.”  Jesus paid the debt to justice of the church (ransomed or redeemed) with His blood..

Romans 3:24 – 25  “…being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God passed over the sins that were previously committed…”  The faithful were redeemed by the offering of the blood of Jesus.

Romans 5:9  “Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.”  We have been rescued from condemnation by the fact that Jesus paid our debt to justice with His blood.

1 Corinthians 10:16  “The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the fellowship


of the blood of Christ?”  One of the 14 symbols in the Lord’s Supper is that the spirits of the faithful are connected because of their mutual redemption in which their debts to justice were paid through Jesus’ sacrifice.

1 Corinthians 11:25  “This is the new covenant in My blood.”  The promises of God, the contract between the faithful and God, was sealed [signed] with the blood of Jesus.  (also 11:27)

Ephesians 1:7  “In Him we have redemption through His blood.”

Ephesians 2:13  “But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.”  The Gentiles also were redeemed through Jesus’ blood.

Colossians 1:20  “…by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.”  The sacrifice of Jesus, the offering of His blood, paid off the debt to justice for all people, bringing about peace between God and man.

Hebrews 9:12  “Not with the blood of goats and calves but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place [the one in heaven, not the one on earth – see 9:11) once for all, having obtained eternal redemption.”  Read the whole section from 9:11 – 10:10.  There are several references to Jesus’ blood.

Hebrews 10:19  “Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus…”  We have confidence to enter the presence of God because of our redemption.

Hebrews 10:29  “Of how much worse punishment do you suppose will be he thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing and insulted the Spirit of grace?”

Hebrews 12:24  “…to Jesus, the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel.”

Hebrews 13:12  “Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people with His own blood, suffered outside the gate.”

Hebrews 13:20  “Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant…”

1 Peter 1:2  “…elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, into obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ.”  Sprinkling of blood under the Law was for purification.”

1 Peter 1:18 – 19  “…knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers but with the precious blood of Christ, as a lamb without blemish and without spot.”  Again, redemption (being purchased out of a slavery contract) was by the blood of Jesus which paid our debt to justice.

1 John 1:7  “But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all unrighteousness.”  Again, Jesus paid our debt.

1 John 5:6 – 8  Rather than type the verses, here is a summary.  The water represent the baptism which Jesus preached, and also the purification it symbolized.  The blood represented His sacrifice that redeemed us.  The Spirit represents both the miracles that He did and His resurrection, both of which proved that He was from God.

Revelation 1:5  “…and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn form the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth.  To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood…”  Again, the sprinkling of blood for purification idea as in Hebrews 9 above.

Revelation 5:9  “…and have redeemed us to God by Your blood…”

Revelation 7:14  “These are the ones who came out of the great tribulation and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.”

Revelation 12:11 “And they overcame him [Satan] by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.”  This is the verse that is closest to the “power of the blood of Jesus” slogan.