The Cleansing Blood of Christ
says, "Without shedding of blood there is no remission."
I John 1:7 tells us that "The blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanses us from all sin." God, in choosing the cleansing agent for our sins, chose the very best that He had, the blood of His
own Son. It is by the precious blood of our Lord, that we are cleansed from all of our sins. Revelation 1:5
says, "To Him who loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood."
Yes, it is only by the blood of our Lord, that we get our sins washed away. John 19:34 says, "But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out."
Jesus shed His blood for us, in His death, when He died on the cruel cross of Calvary.
How do we come
into contact with that cleansing blood, which our Lord shed in his death, in order to have our sins washed away?
Romans 6:3 tells us how. "Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into
Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?" Since Christ shed His blood in His death,
when a person is baptized into our Lord's death, it is there that he spiritually comes into contact with the blood
of Christ and his sins are then washed away. Baptism is the only means of reaching His death by being "baptized into
His death", where His blood was shed, so we can have forgiveness of our sins. So, when Ananias told Paul in Acts 22:16,
"And now why are you waiting? Arise and be baptized and wash away your sins," it was the blood of Christ that washed away Paul's sins when he was baptized.
There are many
differing humanly devised plans of salvation with their flowery theological phrases. One of these says all you have
to do is "accept Jesus as your personal savior" and then "say the sinner's prayer" to be saved. Others say you must
be sprinkled, or touch the radio, or speak in an unknown tongue in order to be saved. There is not a verse in the Bible
that teaches any of this. All of these are false and become a mockery of God and what He says in the Bible. But
as we are told in Galatians 1:7, "But there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the
gospel of Christ." These perverted humanly invented plans of salvation will result in many
good people being lost. If people would only read the Bible for themselves to see what God requires to be saved so they
can go to Heaven.
not originate with men but with God. The Lord's salvation is offered on His terms, not ours. To refuse the Lord's
terms of salvation and pardon is to forfeit eternal life in Heaven.
Have you been
baptized to have your sins washed away by the blood of Christ? If you haven't, then you still have every sin that you
have ever committed. Your sins have separated you from God. With your sins you can't go to Heaven to be with God
when you die, but you will have to go to the eternal punishment of Hell where there will be weeping and wailing and gnashing
of teeth forever and ever. You may have been baptized into a denominational church, but not for remission of your sins
so you can be saved. If you have not been baptized for the remission of your sins, so that you can be saved, then the
blood of Christ will be of no benefit to you, and Christ’s death for you was in vain. But please take advantage
of Christ having died for you. Only you can do this for yourself.
Questions for Lesson # 14
The Cleansing Blood Of Christ
What cleanses us from sin? (1 John 7 & Revelation 1:5)
We have no sin to be cleansed from
The blood of Christ
We are cleansed from our sins when we are washed in the blood of Christ.
Where did Christ shed His blood for us? (John 19:43)
In His death on the cross
When He cut His finger
He never shed any blood
Our sins are washed away when we come into contact with the cleansing blood of Christ.
How do we get into Christ’s death to spiritually come into contact with His
blood? (Romans 6:3)
When we die physically
When we are baptized into His death
We can’t spiritually come into contact with His blood
We come into contact with the saving blood of Christ when we are baptized into His