The Blood Of Jesus Christ
Why the blood of Jesus upon us and our children may not be so bad after all.
And all the people answered and said, “His blood be on us and on our children.” (Matthew 27:25)
When Jesus was arrested and taken before Pontius Pilate, the people chose to release a hardened criminal than an innocent man.
Pilate was against the crucifixion of Jesus so he washed his hands in front of the people as a demonstration of his innocence of the blood of Jesus.
But, the people cried out that they wanted Jesus to be crucified and they wanted His blood to be upon them and their children.
The law of the Israelites stated that if anyone kills another person they would be put to death (Leviticus 24:17).
Therefore, the Jews were proclaiming a curse upon themselves and children when they agreed to crucify Jesus – an innocent person.
However, was it really a curse or was it a blessing?
The death of Jesus was ordained by God to redeem us from sin (Isaiah 53;1 John 1; 5).
The blood of Jesus allows us to boldly enter the holiest place in the presence of God (Hebrews 10:19-22).
The blood of Jesus makes us partakers of the covenant of Abraham and we are no longer separated as Jews and Gentiles but are all a part of the family of God (Ephesians 2).
Through the blood of Jesus, we can come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels without fear and trembling (Hebrews 12:18-24).
The blood of Jesus cleanses, purifies, saves, redeems, heals, delivers and restores.
I want the blood of Jesus to cover me and my children!
The blood of Jesus upon us and our children may not be a bad deal after all.