The Blood of Jesus :: by Clay Smith

(1) The blood of Jesus cleanses us from all sin.
(2) We have redemption through his blood.
(3) His blood alone secures our eternity with him.

The blood of Jesus that was shed on the cross for us at Calvary is what secures our salvation and gives us the eternal ticket to heaven (See Ephesians 1:7).

By going to the Cross willingly, Christ gave the opportunity for all to make a choice one way or the other about believing in him. There’s no riding the fence (for or against), in believing in Him. Do you know or have any idea what he went through? He went as a lamb to the slaughter and paid the debt for us that we can never repay. Spiritual debt, that is. There is an afterlife, and reigning and living with him forever far exceeds anything this world would ever have to offer.

For the Scriptures say:

“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).

What a verse! There never has been or will ever be a name that can qualify in that role. There are other religions, denominational sects, and even cults that say their god or way is the eternal way to “their heaven,” but they are a false assumption at best. Our God provided the best and only way to eternal life with him, and this complete truth is in the Bible.

I’m on a plane with my wife heading to Austria on vacation, but we have been delayed; and only God knows if we get there. I’m relatively new to the team, and this is my eighth article; so I planned on beginning it during flight time on the plane. I decided to ask the Lord for the first time, “What do you want me to write this time?” Immediately the Holy Spirit said, “My Blood!”

I had actually been thinking the last couple of days about his wondrous blood and what it means to us who are his.

Without Jesus shedding his blood in what He went through, we would be most miserable, with no hope in this earthly existence. There would be no looking forward to eternal joy and peace with Christ. But, a lot of people are living that life now, and there is no reason for them in living that way. They (maybe you), if you are, have an opportunity to change that and choose eternity with Christ who alone gives you that joy and peace, instead of eternal separation from God.

This earthly life is only temporary – for a short existence of time here – even if it’s eighty years or a hundred years. We know time goes by so fast, doesn’t it? I know; I’m in my sixties now, and it’s hard to believe that the years have flown by.

But God got a hold of me when I was 38, and what a day that was! I’ve been serving the Lord faithfully ever since, and there is nothing compared to it. This world has nothing that I really desire, and it’s on the path to passing away soon. I thought I used to “have fun” back in the worldly wild days with my friends, but that hasn’t ever compared to the joy and fellowship I’ve shared with other believers over the years. I have that peace (along with my family) that surpasses all understanding (Philippians 4:7). Read it.

But God’s not done with me yet. If someone would have told me that I would be writing articles for the No. 1 prophecy website on the internet someday, I would really have laughed and said you are out of your mind. So, don’t put limits on God; be a willing vessel.

Now, if this plane or any of the others fail to mechanically function properly and we go down, then we will be in glory sooner than later. But, I know where we are going – because we made a decision to place our eternal faith and trust in the only Son of God, YESHUA (Hebrew for Jesus).

What about you? You don’t know when your time may be up. “Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near” (Isaiah 55:6).

The thief on the cross cried out to Jesus at his last, or 11th hour, and was saved. Saved from what? Eternal judgment, and total separation from God forever. He believed on him and was asking for forgiveness, because he knew he was a sinner. He knew who Jesus was.

God only gives a person so many opportunities to come to him (no one knows how many), and then he turns them over to their own ways (See Romans 1:28). Read that first chapter.

Well, we made it there and back with no mishaps. Austria is a really beautiful place, especially the Alps. You should go if you get the opportunity and experience Vienna, along with the extraordinary coffee and unique customs of the people. The Cathedrals of St. Peter and St. Stephen are really breathtaking; such amazing architecture.

Remember this first line? The blood of Jesus cleanses us from all our sin.

1 John 1:7 “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanses us from all sin.”

1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

In the New Testament (Covenant), there are 33 scriptures that refer in some way to the blood of Christ in what he did for us. These are just a few:

His blood is:

In closing, I pray that you realize what Christ did for you that day on the cross and all that he went through. He did it because of his love for you and “all” who would just believe on him. If you haven’t made a decision for him yet, do it now, for we know not what tomorrow brings. Don’t put it off.

Two blessings I wanted to share with you:

Today at Lowe’s I had two minutes to share Jesus with a young lady at the checkout and explain salvation to her. I presented the Gospel to her so she could be sure of who alone saves her, with an entrance given into heaven. She said that “praying was the way to get there.” I then clarified that scripturally better for her where she understood it. I hope I get to see her soon and see how she is.

This is hard to believe, but a small group of us from our church is going into the public school to share Jesus and the Bible to children. That’s all; there is no other activity with it. Isn’t that amazing? Who would have thought such a thing possible? It’s done “after school is out” and has been in legal existence for a long time. What a blessing to bring the Word of God and the Gospel to small children in a public school to give them an opportunity to come to Christ!

The Gospel is the complete truth “That whosoever believeth in him shall not perish, but have eternal life” (John 3:15).

May God Bless you in abundant ways.

All Scripture is from the King James Version 1611