Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

The Blood of The Lamb.

Friday, October 10, 2003

1. The positive decision to believe in Christ for eternal salvation.
2. The many decisions from a position of strength after salvation through perception and application of doctrine.
3. The personal sense of destiny, which makes doctrine more important than life itself.

1. Blood – dealt with their sin.
2. Word of God dealt with living the spiritual life.
3. They did not love their life because they lived in light of eternity with eternal values rather than temporal.

There is His physical death, and there is His spiritual death. There is one figurative use of the blood of Christ on the cross, and there is one literal use for the blood of Christ on the cross.

He died a spiritual death first and then a physical death, just like the ones that Adam and the woman died.

The literal blood of Christ has tremendous value because His blood was minus the OSN as a result of the virgin birth.

What gives His blood value is not that there is something mystical in it or a magic potion mixed in it, but the fact that from His own volition He chose not to sin.

ISA 53:10 “He offered up His soul an offering for sin.”

Human life was imputed to that soul not to our blood.

In the Old Testament, they did not put an animal on the altar and for three hours leave it in darkness so it could go through spiritual death.

After the sins were mentioned the priest would cut the throat of the lamb and every time the lamb would try to breathe it would push blood out of its carotid or the major arteries on the side of the neck that carry blood to the head.

From the book of Genesis to the book of Revelation, salvation and its pattern have always been the same, but the work of Christ was depicted in every age.

The blood of the animal was caught in a bowl and the high priest would take that blood in the bowl and the lamb’s blood was taken into the tabernacle.

In the holy of holies where the ark of the covenant and the mercy seat and the cherubs were – the blood would be sprinkled over the top of the mercy seat.

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Aaron’s rod
Pot of manna
Broken tables of stone (10 commandments)

a. The urn of manna represented sin as rejection of God’s logistical grace provision.

b. Aaron’s rod that budded speaks of sin in the sense of rebellion against the authority of God and rejection of God’s system for communication of doctrine.

c. The tablets of the Law spoke of sin as transgression of divine law, since the law defined freedom in the client nation.

The contents represent Christ bearing our sins on the cross, 1PE 2:24; 2CO 5:21.

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Animal blood was used to portray salvation not human blood.

His blood was minus the OSN but it was his soul that gave His blood value, not His blood which gave his soul value.

It was not the blood that kept His soul from sinning, it was His soul that kept his blood from receiving the effects of the OSN.

EPH 1:7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace,

God used animal blood to portray the propitiatory work of Christ on the cross.

To be saved, you do not believe in God, but you must believe in TLJC.

ACT 4:12 “And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be saved.”

LEV 17:11 – God assigned animal blood to the altar to illustrate the work of Christ.

There was no value in the animal shedding his blood unless those who observed understood the significance of the animal’s blood which was to point to the work of TLJC on the cross.

LEV 17:11 – “that it is the blood that makes an atonement by virtue of the soul.”

COL 1:14, EPH 1:7
“We have redemption through his blood even … the forgiveness of sins.”

The substitutionary spiritual death of Christ on the cross is separation from God in a state of total perfection and impeccability.

Adam’s original sin brought real spiritual death to the human race.
EPH 2:1 “You were dead in your trespasses and sins.”

Our Lord’s sacrificial or substitutionary spiritual death on the cross brings eternal life to everyone in the human race who will believe in Him.

The real spiritual death of Adam made the human race dichotomous, having only body and soul.

The substitutionary spiritual death of Jesus Christ on the cross makes mankind trichotomous, having body, soul, and spirit.

The only thing Adam’s spiritual death in the garden and our Lord’s spiritual death on the cross have in common is separation from God the Father in a state of judgment.

The spiritual death of our Lord Jesus Christ was unique, because all the time that He was bearing our sins, He remained perfect, impeccable, and trichotomous.

His was the only spiritual death in all of history in which the person remained perfect, impeccable, and trichotomous.

The real spiritual death of Adam in the garden resulted in the substitutionary spiritual death of Christ on the cross.

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