This ‘blood’ thing

  All through the Old Testament, we see a preference for a specific type of sacrifice to be offered by men to God- the blood sacrifice. It was as though God couldn’t accept any sacrifice except it contained blood, little wonder, that God accepted Abel and his offering but didn’t look with favour upon Cain’s.

  Certainly, there must be something about this blood thing that makes God accept it over others, at least you and I know that God isn’t a vampire who is obsessed with blood.  

One obvious fact about the blood of an animal or being is that, it is the life of the flesh and the scripture testifies to this,
saying,     

 “For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given you the blood to sprinkle upon the altar as an atonement for your souls; it is the blood that makes atonement, because it is the life” – Leviticus 17:11

  We also know from Biology (the science of life/living things) and other medical sciences that the blood carries Oxygen and other essential components that sustain the body, and without the continuous flow of blood, the body dies.  

Covenants are also sealed with blood. Being a Nigerian, I have watched countless Nollywood movies (especially the traditional Yoruba ones), where people cut themselves, and then drink each other’s blood in order to enter into a covenant. But this didn’t originate from Nigerian movies; it has been so from the very beginning. In Exodus 24:8, God speaking through Moses, made it known that blood was used to seal and confirm covenants.  

‘Then Moses threw the blood from the basins towards the people and said, “This blood confirms and seals the covenant that God made with you in giving these laws”‘.  

Blood played a very significant role in our redemption. The blood of Jesus Christ is the seal of the New Covenant.

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5 thoughts on “This ‘blood’ thing

  1. atere FEMI November 21, 2013 at 5:24 pm Reply

    GOD BLESS YOU REAL GOOD SIR !!! am impressed and inspired by your write ups…big up pastor Anu

    • Anuoluwapo Ademuyiwa November 21, 2013 at 6:03 pm Reply

      Amen!!! Thanks bro…hmm, “pastor” …simply Anuoluwapo my dear

  2. abenitemi November 21, 2013 at 8:21 pm Reply

    it is also important to know that at this stage of our lives, no other blood, no other thing can give us our life back than the blood of Jesus that was shed over 2000 years ago for our sins. That blood speaks better things in our lives than the blood of Abel that cried out for vengeance. Believe no man who says bring cow, goat or hen. Christ paid it in full just withdraw from his bank and claim your life in him…….thumps up Anu keep up the good work

    • Anuoluwapo Ademuyiwa November 21, 2013 at 8:27 pm Reply

      His blood seals the new covenant; a covenant of grace all the way. Thanls for dropping by & adding this beautiful comment my dear Abenitemi. Bless your darling heart.

    • Anuoluwapo Ademuyiwa November 21, 2013 at 8:27 pm Reply

      Thanks dear

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