Scripture Texts: Genesis 22:1-12; Hebrews 9:7-27 In the Scripture, the importance of blood was signified to us by God, from Genesis to Revelation. From the time of Abel, Noah, Isaac and the Passover Lamb, the blood symbolizes cleansing and purification, to reconcile issues between God and man. After the Fall of Man (Genesis 3) and before the Redemption of our souls through the Blood of the Lamb (Jesus Christ), God had accepted the blood of ram, goats, calves, etc., to purify and sanctify men of their sins. However, the blood of these animals could only purify men but did not allow men to have access to the place of Holiest and Eternity, neither did they reconcile us with God. Nevertheless, as a way to express His greatest love towards mankind, God came up with the one and lasting solution to not only cleanse man of his sins and filth but also to reconcile and give him access to the place of Holiest and Eternity with God. This brought about the Redemption of man through the Blood of the Lamb of God (Ephesians 1:7). God so much loved us that He agreed to slaughter and shed the Blood of His only son for the remission of our sins (Hebrews 9:22). Therefore, by the Blood of Jesus, who is also the Lamb of God, we don’t need to slaughter rams, goats, calves, and other animals again for our purification. Jesus has paid it all once and for all. Jesus had done all the dying for us to enjoy as the living. We don’t have to die for anyone or make anyone or anything die for us, the Blood of the Lamb takes it all (Hebrew 10:14). What then do the Scriptures say about the Blood of the Lamb as Benefits? 1. “We have Redemption through His Blood”- Ephesians 1:7 2. “…God gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believe in Him shall not perish but have Eternal life”- John 3:16. 3. “Having boldness to enter the Holiest by the Blood of Jesus”- Hebrews 10:19. 4. “By His stripes (the spot where Jesus’ blood was gushing out from His body), we are healed”- 1 Peter 2: 24. 5. “When I see the Blood, I will pass over you”. This Blood of Jesus is for our protection -Exodus 12:13. 6. “And they overcame him (Satan) by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony… (Revelations 12:11). Having known these, it noteworthy that only those who are in Christ will enjoy the benefits of the Blood of the Lamb in the world and to Eternity (1 Corinthians 1:30). “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgement. So, Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for Him shall He appear the second time without sin unto salvation”. - Hebrews 9:26-28). Brethren, today is another day of opportunity to accept Christ as Your Lord and Saviour, tomorrow may be too late. Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool (Isaiah 1:18). There’s room at the Cross. Come and behold Christ and be washed in His Blood, for He is the only Lamb of God. Prayer Point Lord, I come to You today, cleanse me and make me whole with Your Blood, in Jesus name, amen. God bless you. Peace!