It's All About The Blood
I remember that old country church song, “Nothing But The Blood,” that actually spells out the Gospel message of Jesus Christ better than many other Christian songs and sermons, for that matter.
The first verse alone tells us plainly, how God provided a way for us to become clean enough to enter His presence one day:
“What can wash away my sin?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus
What can make me whole again?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus”
In Old Testament times, blood sacrifices of animals were required by God to atone for the sins of man after the fall of Adam and Eve who were tempted by, and fooled by, Satan into ignoring God's direct order to keep their hands off of the fruit of the 'tree of life' that was in the garden of Eden.
Adam and Eve had abundant food and were at perfect peace with God and all of nature until they broke the one and only rule required of them. From then on, sin entered into, and remained in all mankind so that blood sacrifices became necessary according to God's law of redemption to cover and wash away the sins of the people. And all too soon, the people rebelled against God and corrupted His laws and started worshiping false gods.
When God finally decided that He would have to step in, and make another way for mankind to be washed clean and redeemed from all sin, He sent Jesus, His one and only begotten Son to become our one and only, and final, blood sacrifice. Jesus is truly the sacrificed Lamb of God. Perfectly pure and holy.
Another verse from the song proclaims:
“This is all my hope and peace-
Nothing but the blood of Jesus!
This is all my righteousness-
Nothing but the blood of Jesus!"
We can have no other eternal hope but that which we have been granted by the blood of Jesus. Just believing in our mind that Jesus came to Earth as the Son of God is not enough. We must know for certain in our heart that His blessed blood which He shed in agony on the cross is our redemption. His blood is given to us as a gift from God. We cannot earn it or pay for it in any way. It is a gift.
All we need to do is just reach out with our heart and receive that most wonderful gift.
Click below for the entire song and lyrics:
We Serve An Awesome God!