Was there power in Jesus' physical blood?


Hebrews 13:12

ESV - 12 So Jesus also suffered outside the gate in order to sanctify the people through his own blood.

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Mini Courage Mungate
It's not Jesus' physical blood that has power, to such an extent that the church today says that they are sprinkling Jesus' blood on every aspect of their life. In Bible times they understood that blood is a symbolic of life, because the life of the flesh is in the blood, just like in the following verse: 

Leviticus 17:11:
[11]For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.

So when we say there is power in the blood of Jesus we mean there is power in the life he gave us in his death, burial and resurrection, not the red liquid that oozed out of him.

May 19 2023 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Paula Fether Lifelong student of the scriptures
The power of Jesus' blood was that Jesus was sinless, not that it had any sort of mystical qualities. 1 Cor. 11:25 states that his blood was what enacted the new covenant; Eph. 2:13 says that his blood brought us near to God; Heb. 2:14 shows that his blood destroyed the devil. Of course, this doesn’t mean the devil is no longer active, but that he is doomed. As the perfect sacrifice (Heb. 10:19), Jesus’ blood accomplished all this.

May 05 2023 1 response Vote Up Share Report

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