According to the American Red Cross, someone needs blood every two seconds in the United States. Approximately 4.5 million Americans need a blood transfusion each year. A blood transfusion can be a life-saving measure. While not everyone will need a physical blood transfusion during their lifetime, all humanity stands in need of a spiritual blood transfusion. Romans 3:23 says, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” The fall of man in the Garden of Eden ushered sin into the human race and separated man from God. But because of God’s grace and great love for humankind, He created a plan for salvation for man to be reconciled back to Him. Only the blood of Christ could appease God’s wrath which is His continual attitude toward sin.
Blood symbolizes life. Upon salvation, every believer is transfused with the life-giving blood of Jesus Christ. We receive Christ’s spiritual DNA. I Peter 1:18-19 tells us our deliverance from the presence, power and penalty of sin was paid for with the precious blood of Jesus. His blood freed us from enslavement to sin, and freed us to love and serve God. Hebrews 9:22 says, “Without shedding of blood is no remission of sin.” Jesus’ blood restores us to a right relationship with God.
The power of Christ’s blood does not end at the point of salvation. A physical blood transfusion brings life and healing. Christ’s spiritual blood transfusion does so much more! It redeems and provides forgiveness of sin (Ephesians 1:7), restores to a right relationship with God (Colossians 1:20), gives authority over the devil (Revelation 12:11), and provides direct access to God’s presence (Hebrews 10:19). Christ is the all-sufficient sacrifice for our sins (Hebrews 10:12).
It has been almost three years since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and we still find ourselves experiencing shortages of various products, including blood. Christ is an eternal donor with an everlasting blood supply for all who come to Him for salvation. The blood of Christ never runs out nor loses its power. Jesus’ blood alone satisfies our every need: it cleanses, heals, delivers, protects, provides, restores, and gives us victory in every area of life! We can rejoice and be thankful because Christ’s blood secures our eternal redemption which means once saved, you can never lose your salvation. Our response should be one of trust and obedience to the God of our salvation.
Until next time…Be blessed!
Rev. Cynthia Jackson, Rhema Inspirations
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