Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Thursday, August 4, 2016
The Blood Cries
Our Bible Study teacher was
comparing old Testament blood to the Blood of Jesus who was slain for the sins
of the world.I took notes and present
an edited lesson here for you.
Because Adam and Eve ate of
the forbidden fruit, they realized they were naked.Right from the beginning it became necessary
for God to shed the blood of an innocent animal to make them coats of skins. Genesis 3:21 The
LORD God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife, and clothed them.
They were forced to leave the Garden of Eden and labor for their food.Some time later their two sons had a
disagreement regarding a sacrifice to God, and Cain slew his brother.God came and talked with Cain telling him
that the blood of Abel cried out from the ground and revealed his sin of
God said,Genesis 4:10
"What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood is crying to Me
from the ground.Abel's blood cried out, “Vengeance! Vengeance!” after his brother Cain murdered
him. (Genesis 4:8–11) But Jesus' blood cries out forgiveness for our sins.
At God’s instructions Noah
built an ark to save his family from a flood that was soon to happen.God told him that the animals would come two
by two, male and female into the ark, except for the clean animals which would
be in pairs of seven.These would be
needed to begin their flocks and herds.When the waters abated and they were able to leave the ark, Noah took of
the clean animals and made a sacrifice unto the Lord.
8:20Then Noah built an altar to the
LORD, and took of every clean animal and of every clean bird and offered burnt
offerings on the altar.
As God delivered the Children
of Israel from Egypt,
the last plague required blood to protect the first born children from the
12:7They were to take some of the blood
and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses where they eat
They were to eat the flesh of
the roasted lamb and not eat it raw.They were forbidden to drink the blood.What remained was to be burnt by fire.
This was a lot of blood shed
that night, as there were two million people with each family making a
sacrifice of a lamb.
God said, “When your son’s
ask why we celebrate the Pass Over, tell them how God released them from
bondage and this is a reminder of His love.This was very significant as it pointed to Jesus and His final
celebration of the Passover with His disciples.
There was a change and a
shift in time:The life before and a new
life because of Jesus.The blood of
Jesus was shed once and for all.
We are under a Blood Covenant
as the Blood of Jesus has brought us forgiveness, salvation and freedom from
our old life.Now we are new creations
God gave Moses instructions
how to make the sacrifices in the Tent Tabernacle.The animal was slain, and blood placed on the
horns of the alter.Blood was then
poured on the bottom of the alter, and the body of the bullock was burnt
outside the camp.
This was all of spiritual
significance pointing to the cross of Jesus. Where He was slain outside the
city on Calvary’s Mountain. Isaiah 53:10 It
pleased God to bruise him and put him to grief, and make his soul an offering
for sin as he bore the sins of the world.
The Children of Israel were
forbidden to worship false gods and idols.God told them, that those in the land before them had committed revolting
Do not give any of your children to be
sacrificed to Molek, for you must not profane the name of your God. I am the Lord. Do not have
sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable. Do not have sexual relations with an animal
and defile yourself with it. A woman must not present herself to an animal to
have sexual relations with it; that is a perversion.
Revelation 6:9-10 says the
blood of Believers who were slain for their testimony cries out.Oh Lord, How long will you wait to
avenge?These who gave up their lives
for the Gospel sake were given white robes washed in the blood of the Lamb and
came clean white as snow.
The Blood of Jesus continues
to cry out, "Come onto me and I will cleanse all your sins away."