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The Blood of Christ Still Speaks
Blanco Church of Christ
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 • Posted May 19, 2011

The Hebrew writer tells us that the blood of Jesus "speaks better than the blood of Abel" (12:24).

The blood of Jesus speaks to us of fulfilled prophecy. Passages like Isaiah 53 and Psalm 22 spoke centuries ago of the coming Christ and the shedding of His precious blood on the cross. God has worked through history to bring His Son into the world at just the right time for the redemption of the world. All the prophets spoke of Jesus and the details of His birth, life, death, resurrection, ascension to heaven and the establishment of His spiritual kingdom the church.

The blood of Jesus speaks of salvation. His name is called Jesus for He brings salvation to all who will come (Matthew 1:21; Acts 4:12). Without the shedding of His blood their could be no salvation (Hebrews 9:22) but His blood has the power to cleanse us from all sin.

The blood of Jesus speaks of authority. The blood of Jesus is the blood of the covenant (Matthew 26:28). This new covenant is the New Testament which came into force with the death of Christ (Hebrews 9:16-17). Today our authority for all that we teach and practice is the New Covenant of Christ. Whatever we do we must do in the name (authority) of Christ (Colossians 3:17). The traditions and creeds of men must step aside when the blood of Christ speaks.

The blood of Jesus speaks of eternal hope. With the removal of sin through the blood of Christ the "new and living way" (Hebrews 10:20) has been made known to men. In this we can rejoice in hope for the sting of death is removed in Christ (I Corinthians 15:56-57).

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