Emily began writing short stories and poetry as a little girl, entered the blogging world in her early 20's, and recently released her first book, Yielded in His Hands (eLectio Publishing). She enjoys being a stay-at-home momma while still being able to freelance write. Believing she has been forgiven of much, she loves much, and desires to point others to Christ and His redemptive and transforming power. If you would like to connect with Emily or learn more about her book, you can visit her website: www.emilyrosemassey.com
As we approach Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday, I wanted to focus on something God revealed to me about the Blood of Jesus out of the book of Hebrews, one of my favorite books of the Bible.
“But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are registered in heaven, to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect, to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel. See that you do not refuse Him who speaks” (Hebrews 12:22-25 NKJV).
I am reminded of this verse in Genesis:
“The LORD said, “What have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground.” (Genesis 4:10 NIV).
Then these lyrics popped into my head:
NOTHING BUT THE BLOOD
BY: MATT REDMAN
Your blood speaks a better word
Than all the empty claims I’ve heard upon this earth
Speaks righteousness for me
And stands in my defense
Jesus it’s Your blood
I’m just saying, something went off in me when I read that scripture in Hebrews. I have read that passage many times before, but verse 24 just gripped me and I couldn’t stop meditating on it.
Jesus’ Blood speaks!
His Blood speaks just as in Genesis 4 tells us that Abel’s blood was heard crying out to God from the ground after Cain murdered him.
The Father not only SEES us covered in the Blood of His Son, but HeHEARS us in the blood of His Son. When we are covered in His Blood, God hears the voice of our “Mediator” (vs 24). Our prayers and our cries are filtered through Christ’s Blood. God responds because of the powerful sound that Jesus’ Blood makes.
When we are in Christ, the Father hears our every word and it is righteous to God because Jesus is our righteousness.
“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me”(John 14:6 ESV).
When we enter through Christ, God sees us covered in Jesus’ Blood and hears us every time! He is faithful to answer our prayer. Let Christ speak for you and do not refuse Him who speaks!
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