BLOOD THAT SPEAKETH BETTER THINGS (4)
Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood
(…continues from part 3)
4) Let us look at the momentousness of the blood from the divine lips of Jesus. John 6:53-61 53) “Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. 54) Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. 55) For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. 56) He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. 57) As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. 58) This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever. 59) These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum. 60) Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it? 61) When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you?”
Was the good LORD dwelling on or teaching sanguineous bestiality of cannibalism? This is strictly an issue of spiritual facticity. “For all have sinned” is the necessitation of the phenomenal corollary of the providential blood. The enemy, the Devil, has successfully dulled the thought realm of Israel and is unable to come to spiritual terms with her Jehovah God, therefore, an unexpected departure from the Truth. John 6:66-70 66) “From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him. 67) Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away? 68) Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life. 69) And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God. 70) Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?”
Thanksgiving is appropriately to be given to the Most High for the inevitable few remnants who never fail to follow Jesus. Peter is the Greek petros meaning: ‘a small stone.’ This petros is the Almighty Builder’s material of the construction of God’s house, the Church. It was important that the type of the Christian, Peter, should be the one to answer the question of Jesus on behalf of the Church. Now what we read in Matthew 26:28 and Mark 14:24 are the fulfilment of God’s word.
Jeremiah 31:31-33 31) “Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: 32) Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD: 33) But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.”
1Peter 1:2 “Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.” The word ‘sprinkling’ which is rhantismos (hran-tis-mos’) is strictly a New Testament coinage aimed at portraying the purification ceremony, perfected by the Perfect Being, Jesus Christ. It means: ‘aspersion, drop or spread over i.e. appointed for sprinkling (serving to purify) ceremonially.’ Sprinkling of the blood of Jesus is the only way of eternal salvation. All the Old Testament sacrificial rites were types and shadows of the ultimate sacrifice and the official inauguration took place at the Last Supper when Jesus told the disciples “For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins” (Matthew 26:28).
When He shed His blood Jesus did not remain dead like the sacrificial animals of old. This means that, the Living Witness to our redemption must be, and is properly the Testator of the eternally saved souls. Hebrews 9:15 “And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.” No angel can enter into the mediatorial office of the Rainbow Administration of heaven. The Mediator of the Old Testament cannot be less of the Divinity. Christ, the Initiator of the Old Testament must of necessity be the One to take divine, initiatory office of salvific initiation. Hallelujah!
Getting born again is a conscious effort on the part of an individual. Get born again. Say this sinner’s prayer.
“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”
(…to be continued…)
Read part 3 here