"The Blood of Christ,"

by T. L. Osborn

One of the greatest statements in the Bible is this: "Without shedding of blood (there) is no remission (for sin)" (Hebr. 9:22). God says, "It is the blood that maketh sin atonement for the soul." (Lev. 17:11).

Jesus said, "This is my blood...which is shed...for the remission of your sins" (Mt. 26:28).

In the beginning, God created man without sin. But then Satan came and tempted man and he yielded. God says, "The soul that sinneth it shall die" (Exe. 18:4). When man fell into sin, death came upon him and so sin and death have passed upon all mankind.

The Bible says, "Your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid His face from you" (Is. 59:2), and the "wages of sin is death" (Hebr. 6:23). Man wants God and searches to find God, but sin has blinded his way and has kept him from finding God.

In every country, religious men have invented some different way to try to find God. Some bow to gods of wood and stone. Some torture themselves. Some dance and perform ceremonies. Some burn incense. Some kill animals or fowls. Some sing long prayers before beautiful images. Some make long pilgrimages to temples. But, oh, my friend, none of these things will remove your sin and bring you back to God. There is only one way: The Blood of Jesus Christ, God's Son, was shed for the remission of your sins.

For ages men have groped in darkness, searching for peace with God. Why? because God made man, and man naturally seeks and longs for fellowship with God. But he forgets that sin is the force that keeps him lost in darkness, searching, but never finding.

People are crying out: "How can I find God? How can I get peace? How can I get rid of the load I carry in my heart? Which road must I take? Is there a better way?

Oh, friend, yes there is a better way: Jesus says, "I am the way, the truth and the life" (Jn. 14:6). He says: I have given my blood upon the cross as an atonement for your sins. Believe on me, Come to me, and I will give you life. My peace I give to you.

The world is like a mass of people who have been shipwrecked in the darkness of night. The storm rages. Death is hanging over every victim unless they get help.

They cry out of the darkness: Is there any help? And I answer back: Yes, there is help. Here is the way. Jesus Christ is the way. There is safety in him.

Oh, my friend, can you trust in His blood today? There is power in the blood of Jesus to remove every sin in your life.

The Bible tells us: "(We) are not redeemed with...silver and gold...but with the precious blood of Christ" (I Pt. 1:18-19).

Satan has had us bound as captives in sin. But when Christ laid down His life and gave His blood, the price was paid for our freedom.

You can't redeem yourself out of sin. You can't pay the price of freedom with money. Only the blood of God's Son, perfect sinless blood, can free you from the power of your sins.

I cannot explain it. Jesus said, "Only believe!"

kYou will find His peace when you believe what His Word says. That is faith.

The Bible also says, "Now in Christ Jesus, ye who were far off (from God because of your sins) are made near by the blood of Christ." (Eph. 2:13).

Sin separates us from God, but Jesus paid the price for our sins and now we are brought back to God through His blood and His Son. If we trust in His blood and believe it was shed for us, we can stand in God's presence again and have faith that we are His. The Bible says, "There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus (Ro. 8:1). Isn't that wonderful?

The blood of Jesus also justifies us. As the Bible says, "Being now justified by His blood, we shall be saved" (Ro. 5:9). That means to be made just as clean and guiltless as though we had never sinned. When we accept Christ, God looks on us as though we had never sinned.

Also, His blood gives us peace. The Bible says, "(He) made peace through the blood of the cross" (Col. 1:20). You will never know real peace in your soul until you trust His blood to cleanse you. OH, do it today!

The blood of Christ also cleanses us: The Bible tells us, "The blood of Jesus Christ, (God's) Son, cleanses us from all sin" (I Jn. 1:7). Not a few sins, but ALL sins, the terrible sins and the small sins.

No one is too bad or too wicked. No one is too far lost or too unclean. God is ready to pardon every sin and make you clean and give you peace, if you will trust in the blood of His son now. He says, "I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more" (Je. 31:34). Isn't that wonderful?

And when your sins are forgiven, then He will heal your physical body, too, and take away every disease. He wants you to have peace in your soul and health in your body today! Believe on Him then, and trust Him right now in Jesus Name!

An excellent book to follow this up is "The Power of the Blood" by H. A. Maxwell-Whyte, originally written in 1959 and reprinted many times since. Only 92 pages, it is small but so is a stick of dynamite--and the Blood of Jesus is much more powerful than any dynamite.--Ed.

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