Beloved brethren, it is my desire to start a new series of posts that look at the glorious nuggets of God’s Word found throughout His inspired, inerrant, infallible, preserved Scriptures for our edification, exhortation and encouragement in our faith in our glorious God and Redeemer, Jesus Christ. These posts will be based upon the verses that just pop out to me as I go about my daily reading of God’s wonderful Word, the Bible. This first post looks at a verse that God encouraged me with from Leviticus chapter seventeen.
1 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Speak to Aaron, to his sons, and to all the children of Israel, and say to them, ‘This is the thing which the Lord has commanded, saying: …’And whatever man of the house of Israel, or of the strangers who dwell among you, who eats any blood, I will set My face against that person who eats blood, and will cut him off from among his people. 11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement for your soul.’” Leviticus 17 1-2, 11
This blood upon the altar looked forward to the precious blood of the Lamb that was shed for the remission of sins. In the book of Hebrews, God through Paul tells us that Jesus Christ entered into the Most Holy Place with His own blood to obtain eternal redemption for all who believe.
11 But Christ came as High Priest of the good things to come, with the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this creation. 12 Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption. 13 For if the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies for the purifying of the flesh, 14 how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? Hebrews 9:11-14
It is the precious blood of Jesus Christ that cleanses us from all sins and makes us fit to serve the holy, awesome living God. He has made us fit to be priests and kings to serve our God for eternity. As we believe what He has revealed to us in the Scriptures, turn from sin and put our faith in Jesus Christ, we then have glorious fellowship with God. Praise our great God and Savior for His wonderful love for us.
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 sin. 1 John 1:7
4 John, to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from Him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven Spirits who are before His throne, 5 and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from 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,6 and has made us kings, and priest to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. Revelation 1:4-6