What The Blood of Jesus Means To Me
Writing blog posts requires a lot of research on the topic and reading. This post was definitely a sign from God himself reminding me of who he is and who I am in Him. I would also like whoever is reading this to find the same freedom and truth that I truly understood today. This is what the blood of Jesus means to me.
Before writing this post, I was truly struggling in sin and was full of guilt from my actions and a slave to my thoughts of shame and belittling. My pain and discomfort in myself and my actions pushed me away from Gods. I told myself that I was not good enough and I was going to keep sinning so what is the point of asking for forgiveness. I was afraid of failing and I put my trust and strength in my own abilities. I told myself that if I check of my list of things to become perfect, I can go back to God and repent because I was not going to go back to my sin. Each time I was wrong. My actions did not make me pure. I didn’t allow myself to dive deep and mediate truly on His word, His TRUTH. I skimmed parts that I felt were applicable to my life and remained stagnant.
In all honesty, I caused more damage to myself. I didn’t allow God to heal me, to change me. I didn’t go to Him because I allowed my own thoughts to take over instead of speaking truth into my life and into my pain. I was scared to be vulnerable and honest before Him. I have been a ‘Christian’ all my life. Most people will think that how can you call yourself a Christian if you felt this way and did not go back to the foundation of your faith. How can you call yourself a Christian if you didn’t go back to the reason why you are able to call yourself a Christian? Well, the truth is that I allowed my sin, fears, emotions and thoughts to rule me. I fed my flesh instead of my spirit. I was keeping myself in a prison where the door was already open for me to walk free. I used the excuse of being isolated and busy to not read and speak life and truth into me. It was something I was starving for.
Jesus Christ died on the cross for my sins, our sins. He sacrificed himself for us, so that we can become closer to God. In the old testament, High priests used to sacrifice the animals, lambs especially to atone for the sins of the people. But we no longer need High Priests to do so because Christ offered himself once and for all. His blood is sufficient for us all.
Hebrews 7:27 –
“He has no need, like those high priests, to offer sacrifices daily, first for his own sins and then for those of the people, since he did this once for all when he offered up himself.”
1. We have complete and total Freedom in Christ
The death and resurrection of Christ paid the price for us all. We were once slaves to sin and shackled by darkness but his blood paid the price and has given us freedom to walk in truth and in Him. In Hebrews 9:12, we are shown that it is because of Christ’s blood that we have been redeemed and set free. It is because of His blood that we are free from darkness. I knew this already but I always told myself that it is because I was in sin that it wasn’t true in my life. That is such a lie from the enemy. A lie that I believed because I did not know my rights and identity in Christ. It is a lie that you must ignore. Christ has given you the freedom to walk away from sin and to walk with him in righteousness.
2. We Are Made Pure by His Blood
The blood of Christ has cleansed us from sin. It is removed the dirt, the baggage, the pain that we have been carrying. Just like in Isaiah 1:16-18, “Our sins were like scarlet, they shall be white as snow” Christ offered himself in our place. He offered his perfect, sinless and unblemished life for us, so that we may be found pure and clean. John explains to us in 1 John 1:7, that if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, HIS Son, purifies us from all sin. Jesus is the example we must follow. When we ask him to be our Lord and Saviour and believe with all our hearts that he died for us, we are made pure by his blood and a new creation.
3. Access to God
Sin separated us from God. Colossians 1:21, tells us that our sin has alienated us from our Father but we are now reconciled through Christ’ death which now presents us as Holy and without blemish in his sight. It is because of the blood of Christ that I can come boldly to God’s throne and ask for forgiveness and be true and vulnerable with Him. Christ brought me back – Ephesians 2:13 – “But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ.” There is no need for me to distance myself any further from God because Jesus has taken away my shame and has given me the ability to return to God and repent.
4. We Are Overcomers by His Blood.
Jesus’ blood delivered us from the punishment of sin that we rightly deserved. – Matthew 26:28 – “This is my blood of the[a] covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.” He endured pain and suffering so that we can walk in the freedom he gave and turn away from sin and choose life in him. 1 Peter 2:24 - “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.”
We cannot overcome sin by ourselves and by our own strength. We can only overcome it by His blood. We can no longer live our own lives, we belong to God. Our identity is in Him, not in the world. Revelation 12:11 – “They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.” We have already overcome the snares of sin and death because Christ already paid the price for us and we can walk in righteousness and in him.
This is what the blood of Jesus means to me. I means that I am not of the world. I am not who they say I am, or who they say I should be. I was bought at a price and belong to God. I am who he says I am which is free, redeemed, an overcomer, pure and bold among many other things. You are too. We must truly understand what Christ did for us to honestly live in freedom and truth. We must know what we are rooted in and it must be in Christ and the word, otherwise, we allow other things to take hold of us. If you are in a place in your life where you are ashamed and afraid to be vulnerable with God, read his word and see for yourself the freedom he has given you in Christ. He loves you and wants you to come back to him. Christ died for you and his blood cleansed you from all unrighteousness. Choose Christ, choose life.