Redemption by blood is the foundation of the Christian experience. The Old Testament Saints were redeemed by the Blood of Christ Jesus…just as the New Testament Saints. The difference being is at the time of the Old Testament Saints Jesus was still to come. It was the blood of bulls and goats, which was symbolic of their coming Messiah (Jesus) and the work He would do on Calvary’s Cross to redeem whosoever will believe, that restored fellowship with God.
“37 And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the Ghost.
38 And the veil of the Temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom.” Mark 15:37-38
At Calvary the veil was removed. Why so many would choose to go back the feasts and festivals of the Old Testament which symbolized, typified and foreshadowed the Cross of Christ in order to somehow ‘honor’ Jesus Christ is beyond this writer. That would be akin to me supping and communing with my wedding band in order to honor my husband while he stands at the door knocking wanting to come in and sup with me himself. My husband is my love, not my wedding band and it is he whom I desire to commune with daily.
The Blood of Christ is not merely a doctrine but the very foundation of our Salvation AND our daily living for God. It is through the Cross of Christ that we are afforded access to the Throne of God. This access does not change after our Salvation but all too often our way to obtain this access is changed by various religious methods.
“For by Grace are you Saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9
When our faith is moved from the Blood of Jesus to another method to live a victorious Christian life, we make the Blood of Christ of no effect in our lives. The Holy Spirit is not commissioned to superintend the work of God in our heart when we are looking to methods of man for victory.
It is the Blood of Christ which redeems fallen man and the Blood of Christ which keeps redeemed man. It is sufficient and it is finished. The Blood is enough.
-Donna Clark Warren