Blood

17 04 2013

marathon-woman-red_2538928bAMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The head of an extremist Jordanian Muslim Salafi group said early Tuesday that he was “happy to see the horror in America” after the explosions in Boston.

“American blood isn’t more precious than Muslim blood,” said Mohammad al-Chalabi, who was convicted in an al-Qaida-linked plot to attack U.S. and other Western diplomatic missions in Jordan in 2003.

This is a very difficult post to write. The Boston Marathon bombing is too vivid, and too close to home. My son-in-law ran the race a couple of years ago. The picture and story behind it, tells the account of a Charlotte, NC resident, only two hours away from my home.

What do I write? What is the Lord saying to me?  The answer is a few thoughts about blood from the Bible. Nobody likes to talk about blood. Yet, it is the most basic life force of God. To Him it is immeasurably holy. Bloodshed leads to the most primal curse. From Genesis to Revelation blood is the scarlet thread tracing our sins and leading to salvation. Even the redemption and resurrection life of the Messiah came, and HAD…TO…COME from the blood of the sinless Lamb of God.

And He said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood cries out to Me from the ground. So now you are cursed from the earth, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand.” Genesis 4:10-11

“Whoever sheds man’s blood, By man his blood shall be shed; For in the image of God He made man.” Genesis 9:6

“For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.” Matthew 26:28

But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. Ephesians 2:13

And by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross. Colossians 1:20

Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption. For if the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies for the purifying of the flesh, how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? Hebrews 9:12-14

Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace? Hebrews 10:29

But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. 1 John 1:7

And they sang a new song, saying: “You are worthy to take the scroll, And to open its seals; For You were slain, And have redeemed us to God by Your blood Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation. Revelation 5:9

And 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. Revelation 14:20

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists      (READ MORE)

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