by C. Curtis Eason
May 26, 2023
Andrae´ Crouch wrote a classic song “The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power.” The Blood gives me strength from Day to Day” “It soothes my doubts and calms my fears and it dries all my tears.” No truer words were ever penned.
The blood is a subject that most churches don’t teach much about, and what they do teach is only half truths. To me it is the most important subject in the Bible because without it you cannot be saved. Without the shed of blood there is NO REMISSION.
Let’s take a deeper look into the subject of the blood from beginning to crucifixion and God’s purpose. The first mention of shed blood is in the book of Genesis. An animal had to die in order for God to make clothes of skins—or He could have just spoken the word and skins would be made. Genesis 4:10 The Lord said “what have you done? (Speaking to Cain) Listen! Your brother’s blood cries out to Me from the ground.” When I think of this verse I wonder if God doesn’t hear the blood of the aborted children of our day crying out to Him. These children in my opinion have been sacrificed to the demon god of the Ammonites, Molech. God said In Leviticus 20:2b “Any Israelite or any foreigner residing in Israel who sacrifices any of his children to Molech is to be put death.” Molech was the brass statue made in the figure of a man with outstretched arms. The statue was hollow and a fire or furnace built to intense heat. The children for sacrifice were laid on the red hot arms and burned alive. Alive babies are butchered in their mother’s womb.
Now let’s go to Egypt the night of the death of the first born. Blood was smeared over the top outside and down both sides of the door. When the death angel sees the blood he will Passover that house. The families that were living there would be eating the Passover meal. The text Exodus 12:21-23 “Then Moses summoned all the elders of Israel and said to them, “Go at once and select the animals for your families and slaughter the Passover lamb. Take a bunch of hyssop, dip it into the blood into the basin and put some of the blood on the top and on both sides of the doorframe. None of you shall go out of the door until morning. When the Lord goes through the land to strike down the Egyptians, he will see the blood on the top and sides of the door frame and will pass over that doorway and he will not permit the destroyer to enter your houses and strike you down.”
In the wilderness God designed a place of worship the Tabernacle. On the Day of Atonement the High Priest was washed and dressed to do the sacrifice. He would take a basin of blood mingled with water and a branch of hyssop (hyssop speaks of grace). He would dip the hyssop in the basin of blood and sprinkle the altar—the laver (or place of washing) then enter the first chamber of the tabernacle and sprinkle. The table of showbread—the lampstand—the altar of innocence—then into the Holy of Holies and sprinkle blood on the Ark of the Covenant. He would return to the entry of the outer court and sprinkle the blood over the people then fling the remaining blood out over the people. 20. “And when he hath made an end of atoning for the holy place, and the tent of meeting, and the altar, he shall present the live goat: and 21. Aaron shall lay both his hands upon the head of the live goat, and confess over him all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions, even all their sins; and he shall put them upon the head of the goat, and shall send him away by the hand of a man that is in readiness into the wilderness: and 22. the goat shall bear upon him all their iniquities unto a solitary land: and he shall let go the goat in the wilderness.” (Leviticus 16:20-22 ASV) The priest then would take a live goat to the altar anointed him with blood laying hands on his head and speak all the sins and iniquities of the people on the goat. The goat then would be taken out into the wilderness carrying away the sins of the people far enough away that he would never return. This goat was known as the Scapegoat. (This is where this term comes from.)
The conception and Birth of Jesus The angel told her that she would be over showed by the Holy Spirit and she would conceive by the Holy Spirit. The angle also said his name shall be called Jesus or IMMANUEL — which when translated means “GOD WITH US” Let’s read the full text is important to see the whole story, Matthew 1: 18-25 (ASV) 18,“Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found with child of the Holy Spirit. 19. And Joseph her husband, being a righteous man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily. 20. But when he thought on these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. 21. And she shall bring forth a son; and thou shalt call his name JESUS; for it is he that shall save his people from their sins. 22. Now all this is come to pass, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, 23. Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, And they shall call his name Immanuel; which is, being interpreted, God with us. 24. And Joseph arose from his sleep, and did as the angel of the Lord commanded him, and took unto him his wife; 25. and knew her not till she had brought forth a son: and he called his name JESUS.”
Who was the father of Jesus? We have to look at biology here. The Holy Spirit took the seed of God and put it into the womb or egg of Mary. The seed of the male carries the blood the egg has none? So who was the father of Jesus? The Holy Spirit. The blood of the baby and mother never mix the placenta separates the blood. The baby is fed through the placenta and nourished but the blood always is separate from the mother. Now let’s take a look at the blood of Jesus. It was not the blood of Mary but the blood of the Father. What was in the first Adam is now in the second Adam. The first Adam sinned and corrupted the blood. The second Adam lived a prefect life. So the blood that flowed through the veins of Jesus was the blood of the Father. When you take a paternity test years ago the test was to determine the father what do you do? Take a blood sample (now you do DNA) because the baby will have the father’s blood type I am type A and, my sons are type A. So the blood that was in Jesus was the Fathers. Hebrews 10:5. “Therefore, when Christ came into the world, he said; “Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but a body you prepared for me;” So Jesus was given a body to be put on an altar the cross to be Sacrificed. When the Roman solder put a spear into the side of Jesus out came blood and water. John 19:34 “…One of the soldiers pierced Jesus’ side with a spear, bringing a sudden flow of BLOOD AND WATER.” Some speculate that this was the sign of a broken heart or others say something else but when you look at the Day of Atonement you find the blood of the sacrifice was Blood mingled with water. This is what came out of the side of Jesus, the blood of the Atonement. If you could see into the spirit world you might see an angel with a basin catching the blood. Luke 23:46 “Jesus called out with a loud voice “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he berthed his last.” With this verse in mind turn to Hebrews 9:14 “How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God…” When Jesus said Father into your hands I commit my spirit. Jesus put His spirit into the hands of the Holy Spirit—who through the eternal Spirit offered himself.
Now let us go to the morning of the resurrection. Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and Jesus was gone. She thought Jesus was the gardener then Jesus called her by her name and she recognized his voice and said Rabboni, which is to say Master. John 20:16. She reached out to touch him but Jesus said in Verse 17 “Jesus said unto her, Touch me not; for I have not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren and say unto them I ascend unto my Father and your Father; and to my God, and your God.” Why could she not touch Jesus? If we could look into the dimension around Jesus you would see him dressed as our High Priest standing with a basin of His Own Blood. On the Day Of Atonement the High Priest could not be touched or the sacrifice would have to be done again because he would be contaminated. Hebrews 9:12 “Neither by the blood of goats and calves but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place.” (The blood I believe was caught in a basin by an angel at the cross) Jesus ascended into the heavenly realm with his own blood and sprinkled all he implements in heaven. I believe He then flung out the blood across the universe as an eternal covering for sin as Moses did at the tabernacle it was a covering for a year—but what Jesus did was for eternity. That afternoon when he appeared to his disciple he said “handle me”. He had fulfilled the office of the high priest. By his stripes we are healed I Peter 2:24 “Who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.” Isaiah 53:5 “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed” (that is a present term meaning right now we are healed).
Leviticus 17:11 “For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement for your soul.” What is significant about the strips or wounds? It was out of them that the blood flowed it was the blood that brought the healing and salvation the strips were to provide a channel for the blood. It was the blood of the Father that flowed out of the stripes on Jesus back that brings about the healing power of God.
“The Blood Will Never lose its power.” Paul is speaking to the Ephesians elders in Act 20:26 How many ministers in our day can say what Paul said here and be honest. “Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure or innocent of the blood of all men.” Then he said “For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.” Then he gives them a challenge one that every person that stands in a pulpit should pay attention to. 28. “Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with HIS OWN BLOOD.” If you are hired you can be fired and you are only a hireling. John said of a hireling in John 10 he had no care for the sheep when he sees trouble coming he runs But if you have been placed in that position by the Holy Spirit no man can move you only the Holy Spirit. So stand your ground. Then he said FEED His church with His word.
Now here is the most powerful of statements—this one changed my life. God’s church and people have been bought with His Own Blood. Those you are teaching are Blood Bought people that are known as the people of God His children. If you persecute your pastor you persecute The Father because they are His People Not Yours. I hear pastors say these are my people no they are God people whom you have been given the privilege of teaching and caring for by the Holy Spirit. When I look at any congregation I see them as Blood bought people not just a church group.
Addressing the Areopagus: Here is a thought to consider Acts 17:22-26 “Then Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus and said, “Men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are very religious; 23. For as I was passing through and considering the objects of your worship I found an altar with this inscription: TO THE UNKNOW GOD. Therefore, the one whom you worship without knowing, Him I proclaim to you; 24. “God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands. 25. Nor is he worshiped with men’s hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things. 26. And He has made from ONE BLOOD EVERY NATION OF MEN to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their pre-appointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings.” This is an awesome group of scripture. It tells the whole story. The Areopagus was a place where scholars and Philosophers would gather and discuss all many of things especially Philosophy, Religion, or just anything new someone may have heard about. Paul acknowledged their strongly religious bent. Paul brought attention to one altar which read “TO THE UNKNOWN GOD” they wanted to make sure they didn’t miss any god. At this point Paul began talking about creation and the God that created man and gave him life and breath and everything. Here’s my favorite part, and has from ONE BLOOD made all nations. Here he is speaking of Adam. I am sure you are aware of this one blood. All men/women have the same blood with one different everyone has their own type. If I needed a blood transfusion I could take it from a Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Mexican, African, any ethnic group in the world so long as it is the same type because all blood is the same. All but the blood of Jesus His was TYPE “G”, GOD. He further went on to say. That God had set their boundaries. Which means Asian’s have their bounders—Europeans theirs. Every Nationality is located in a geographic area that God predetermined according to what Paul is saying here. That is the reason for different looking people, skin color and languages. Whatever boundaries they are located within will determent their ethnicity and language. God confounded the languages at the Tower of Babel because at that point in history they all spoke the same language. But God changed that at the building of the tower and their purpose for building it was for them to become god. Now they were unable to communicate. God has made all nations ONE BLOOD!!
One final thing Hebrews 10:19-20 “Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus. 20. By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say his flesh;” It is through his blood we can come into the presents of God. It said boldly come into His presents. I will paraphrase the next few verses. The word says there is no other way but through Jesus and that there is no other sacrifice for sin. So if you reject Jesus you will have to walk over him and through his blood in order to go to Hell—you will leave bloody foot prints from here to Hell because you will have to walk through His blood and His provision in order to go to HELL. The Last Supper is important and has to do with the blood. Luke 22:20 “Likewise He also took the cup after supper saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood which was shed for you.”. Then he broke bread and blessed it this is my body which was broken for you. He spoke of a NEW COVENANT.
This is a subject for another time but for here he is saying this cup is the blood of a covenant that God would cut on the cross for us through the body and blood of Jesus.
Again and final. “THE BLOOD WILL NEVER LOSE IT’S POWER”