The Son’s Blood
1 Peter 1:2a
The Upward Look
© Copyright 2009, Max D. Hutto,
“According to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by the sanctifying work of the Spirit, that you may obey Jesus Christ and be sprinkled with His blood.” 1 Peter 1:2a NASB
The believer has been sprinkled clean by the blood of Jesus Christ. There were three ceremonies in the Old Testament where people were sprinkled with blood. First, Moses sprinkled blood on the altar and on the people to seal the covenant relationship between God and the Jews. Jesus’ blood seals the new covenant and establishes a right relationship between God and the believers. Second, a priest was sprinkled with blood during his ordination. Peter describes believers as a royal priesthood. Third, a leper was sprinkled with blood when he was healed of that fatal disease. A believer is healed and cleansed of sin’s death curse by the blood of Jesus.
Lord Jesus, it is through the power of Your blood that I, and others who believe, have salvation. Help me to tell others how they can be cleansed by Your blood.
May 1, 2009
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