HIS BLOOD SPEAKS BETTER THINGS THAN THE BLOOD OF ABEL

Hebrews 12:24

24 to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel.

Lewis Edgar Jones was born in 1865 and died in 1936

In 1899 he wrote one of the most popular song about the power of the blood – “There is power in the blood”. The wordings of the song go like this.

1 Would you be free from the burden of sin?

There's power in the blood, power in the blood;

Would you o'er evil a victory win?

There's wonderful power in the blood.

Chorus:

There is power, power, wonder-working power

In the blood of the Lamb.

There is power, power, wonder-working power

In the precious blood of the Lamb.

2 Would you be free from your passion and pride?

There's power in the blood, power in the blood;

Come for a cleansing to Calvary's tide;

There's wonderful power in the blood.

3 Would you be whiter, much whiter than snow?

There's power in the blood, power in the blood;

Sin stains are lost in its life-giving flow;

There's wonderful power in the blood.

4 Would you do service for Jesus your King?

There's power in the blood, power in the blood;

Would you live daily His praises to sing?

There's wonderful power in the blood.

This amazing song about the blood of Jesus comes in form of questions and answers and for all the questions asked the answer remains the same, an assurance of the efficacy of the blood of Jesus- There is Power, wonder working Power in the blood of Jesus Christ.

Our key scripture for the month is found in the book of Hebrews 12:24

24 to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel.

The first statement that caught my attention in this scripture and has always being a source of encouragement to me is the statement “to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel”.

The question one is then forced to ask would be “does blood speak?” the answer would be yes based on scripture. When Caine out of jealousy killed his brother Abel, he thought he had gotten away with the murder. However, scripture tells us that God spoke to Caine in Genesis 4 10 “And He said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood cries out to Me from the ground”.

It is interesting that as humans we never hear the voice of the blood but God hears the voice of the speaking blood. Hence, He heard the voice of the blood of Abel crying out for revenge.

In Leviticus 17:11 the bible clearly tells us that the life of the human is in the blood. Hence a person will die when there is loss of blood circulation. God places a high premium on the human, created in His image than on animals. This might not sound great to the hearing of some, but is it is the truth.

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 the soul.’

We all had sin and like a sheep we had strayed away from the creator, the one who gave life and scripture says in Romans 6: 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

God’s love for humanity is so great that He offered His only begotten son His most precious possession as an atonement for our sins.

After the sin of man in the garden of Eden there had being a great separation between Man and God and the only way to bridge it was the atonement of God’s only son. In bringing us closer God had to atone for our sin by the death of His only begotten Son.

He had to shed the blood of His only begotten Son, however, unlike the blood of Abel that cried out for revenge, the blood of God’s only son Jesus, cries out for mercy, forgiveness, love, reconciliation and pardon.

The Old testament sacrifices was only a shadow of what God had in mind, Hebrews 10:3-4 3 But in those sacrifices, there is a reminder of sins every year. 4 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats could take away sins. 

Jesus became a perfect substitute for our sin as the scripture says in John 1:29 “The lamb that takes away the sin of the world” and this would not have been possible without the shedding of the blood of Jesus.

The blood of Jesus guarantees us peace with God, scripture says in Colossians 1:19-20 19 For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, 20 and 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.

Let me conclude by saying that the Blood of Jesus represents His life, and we cannot separate Jesus from His blood.

The blood of Jesus still speaks, it still defends, it still brings victory, it still sets captives free, His blood still makes a way for us to come into the throne room of God. His blood will never lose its power.

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