…NOTHING BUT THE BLOOD “they overcame him by the Blood…

…NOTHING BUT THE BLOOD
“they overcame him by the Blood OF THE LAMB and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death. Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.”” Rev12:11–12
“… without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.” (Hebrews 9:22)
The teaching of the Bible, in both the Old and New Testaments, is very clear regarding God’s forgiveness of man’s sin. Only a perfect blood sacrifice would satisfy the Father’s requirement of holiness. Throughout the Old Testament much is told about the BLOOD ATONEMENTS that the priests had to make on behalf of their people (Exodus 30:10; Leviticus 17:11). But the blood of bulls and goats could never satisfy God’s justice for man’s past, present and future sin. Only the SHEDDING OF DIVINE BLOOD would do. The FATHER’S GIFT OF SALVATION to man required HIS SON’S LIFE BLOOD. Now when God looks at us, HE SEES CHRIST’S SHED BLOOD and declares us righteous for Jesus’ sake. Our acceptance with God the Father rests completely upon the merits of NOTHING BUT THE BLOOD OF JESUS.
Not all the blood of beasts on Jewish altars slain
Could give the guilty conscience peace, or wash away the stain.
But Christ, THE HEAVENLY LAMB, takes all our sins away;
A sacrifice of nobler name and richer blood than they.
—Isaac Watts
What can wash away my sin? NOTHING BUT THE BLOOD OF JESUS; what can make me whole again? NOTHING BUT THE BLOOD OF JESUS For my pardon this I see—nothing but the blood of Jesus; for my cleansing, this my plea—NOTHING BUT THE BLOOD OF JESUS.
Nothing can for sin atone—NOTHING BUT THE BLOOD OF JESUS; naught of good that I have done—NOTHING BUT THE BLOOD OF JESUS This is all my hope and peace—NOTHING BUT THE BLOOD OF JESUS; this is all my righteousness—NOTHING BUT THE BLOOD OF JESUS Refrain: Oh! precious is the flow that makes me white as snow; no other fount I know, NOTHING BUT THE BLOOD OF JESUS. Words and Music by Robert Lowry, 1826–1899……

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