Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Oh, The Blood of Jesus

I'm studying and preparing for our Bible study on Thursday.  I just read this Scripture in Revelation 1: 5-6:
To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father... 
Art by Feytene Grassesechi
Notice it doesn't say, washed us from our sins "by" His Blood. It says "in" His Blood.  If I want to get something clean, I will submerge it in water to wash it.  We have been submerged and washed in the Blood of Jesus and have come out totally cleansed and sanctified - set apart for our God.

Because He loved us, He washed us from our sins.

With His own Blood.  

And then "made us..."

After washing sin from us, He made us into kings and priests.  I don't know about you, but that boosts my self-image.  We are not mere insignificant beings. If we do nothing else in this lifetime, we are kings and priests unto God, with full access to His mighty Throne and all the rights and privileges thereof. 

I love how John tells us that we are kings and priests to Jesus' God, His Father. Isn't that something?! God Almighty wasn't just Jesus' Father, but He was Jesus' God while He lived as a human being. Wow!
To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever.  AMEN!
And Amen!

Because of Him and Unto Him


Claire Vorster said...

Yes Diane in not by. Completely, not a bit. Totally not a touch. Eternally not just for a moment. That is transformation!

Thank you for the encouragement.


Lolita said...

Amen and amen. We celebrate it everyday. We lift our heart and voices to heaven to the One who washed us in His blood and for the inheritance. Amen.

So powerful, Diane. Thanks!

Betty said...

Great truths to ponder on daily...
Nothing But The Blood of Jesus

Diane Ronzino said...

Thank you, Women of God!

Pam said...

I've been listening to Billye Brimm this week, and yesterday she was talking about drawing a line of His blood around our lives and those we love and pray for - first thing in the morning and last thing at night. Beautiful teaching...

Diane Ronzino said...

Pam, I used to do that as natural as breathing. In the last few years, I've forgotten that. Thank you for stirring that up in me again!