When Cain slew Abel, God spoke to Cain, telling him that, “your brother’s blood is crying to me from the ground.” There is power in innocent blood. Later, God would implement the sin offering to cover the sins of the people. The animal that was killed had to be without blemish. It was the blood that covered the sins of the people.
Animal blood could only cover the sins of the people. At the right time, God sent His son, Jesus, to save the world of sin. He walked a perfect life, without sin. He was the only innocent human. The Sanhedrin brought Him before the Jewish rulers on trumped up charges. He was brought before Pilate through politics. God ordained that Jesus would die as a sacrifice for the people.
Jesus’ blood speaks. It declares that all who have accepted Him have been declared innocent. His blood washes us whiter than snow. Through the blood of Jesus we have been declared holy. We are a royal priesthood.
The blood of Jesus declares the age of grace, of reconciliation with God. Whatever our struggle, with sin, with our flesh, with the circumstances and trouble of this world, the blood of Jesus is more powerful. Nothing on earth is stronger than the blood that cleanses us from sin and presents us spotless to the Father. Condemnation and guilt have no voice next to the voice of the offering of Jesus Christ. May you know and understand the power of the blood of Jesus, and may all condemnation and guilt leave in Jesus’ name.