The mystery of the Blood
For many so called "Christians" this is a mystery. They heard about Jesus Christ dying on the cross, heard about His resurrection. But many people do not know that the "secret" in becoming a Christian is found in the blood of Christ. Becoming a Christian requires more than just hearing and knowing but true faith and understanding of the gospel. So what does this mean? The gospel is so simple but then again a stumbling block for many. Because wide is the gate, and broad the way that leadeth to destruction Jesus said.
So what is the gospel and do you need to understand?
The gospel is that Jesus Christ is God and that He died at the cross for our sins, because we are all sinners and no one is righteous before God. When Jesus Christ died He shed His precious sinless blood for us. He rose again the third day and defeated death and Satan. He swallowed up death with the promise to give His Church a new uncorruptable body. All who don't have faith in Jesus Christ are still in Adam, all who have faith in Christ are IN CHRIST meaning you died with Him at Calvary and rose again with Him and are born again by receiving the Holy Spirit and cleansed by His blood from all sins.
So what about His blood?
You must know that there is NO forgiveness of sins without the shedding of blood. When you come before God, you must have a blood sacrifice to offer God. How will you do this? Which blood will you bring to God to be forgiven and not receive judgement? Because no forgiveness of sins means judgement! Ofcourse you can't do that because there is no Tempel built for God since it was destroyed in 70 A.D by the romans. And it is not just offering but you must follow the rituals of the Old Testament/Tora to do it correctly before God, You need a Levite priest to do the offering according to the Scriptures. How will you manage this? So does this mean you can't be forgiven? Ofcourse YES! Jesus Christ was the perfect Lamb of God to be offered once and for all of us. You understand now? His blood is enough for God to forgive your sins and justify you. You must have faith in the accomplished work of Jesus Christ to enter into the light.
Here are some Bible verses to show how important the blood atonement of Jesus Christ is.
For the life of the flesh is in the blood and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.
Much more then, being now justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.
In whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.
And almost all things are by the law purged with blood: and without shedding of blood is no remission.
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 cleanseth us from all sin.
1 John 1:7
And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood.