GRACE WHEREIN WE STAND: The Blood of Sprinkling and Our Conscience

For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

Heb 9:13-14 KJV

The blood of sprinkling is the only answer to the problem of a defiled conscience. However, the efficacy of the sprinkled blood depends on the quality of the propitiation offered. In the old testament, the priest takes the blood of animals to into the Holiest place and presents it to God pleading “guilty as charged”, but asking that God would tamper justice with mercy. When the High priest returns, he sprinkles the same blood as an answer of mercy from God. This only defers punishment for another year but the guilt of sin is not removed because that is the much the blood of animals can achieve. Furthermore, the day of salvation was not yet come. Thus the Scriptures say:

The Holy Spirit was indicating by this that the way into the Most Holy Place had not yet been disclosed as long as the first part of the tent was still standing. This illustration for today indicates that the gifts and sacrifices being offered could not clear the conscience of a worshiper, since they deal only with food, drink, and various washings, which are required for the body until the time when things would be set right. (Heb 9:8-10 ISV)

But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons” (Gal 4:4-5)

Having died in our place, Jesus went into the Holiest place in Heaven to present His blood before the Father. This time, He wasn’t pleading guilty as charged. He pleaded “not guilty” on our behalf because He did not only take away our punishment, He took away the sin. Apart from that, God had determined to justify us despite our sins, because of His extravagant love. This earns God the title: “He that justifieth the ungodly” (Romans 4:5). God therefore, desiring to declare His righteousness in the remission of the sins of the ungodly, sent Jesus to die in our place (Romans 3:25-26).

Having obtained eternal redemption for us (Hebrews 9:12), His own blood of sprinkling doesn’t speak of a discharge or a suspended sentence. It speaks of an acquittal. The sins are taken away and the punishment is spent. Therefore, the blood of sprinkling has the ability to purify our consciences so you can serve God without guilt or the feeling of unrighteousness.

LET US PRAY

Thank you Father for your undying love by which you took away our sins even while we were yet sinners.

I declare that my sins are forgiven. I am come to the blood of sprinkling. It speaks for me and nothing can condemn me

Father sanctify the conscience of your children that they may be able to fellowship with you in the Light.

FURTHER STUDIES

Hebrews 4:13-16, Hebrews 10

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