Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

The Blood of The Lamb. Part 2.

Sunday, October 12, 2003

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“Because of the doctrine applied by means of their testimony.”

The Tribulation period is a time of great trouble and disaster and it illustrates the principle that even in the time of the worst historical disasters, people can make decisions from a position of strength, and find great, great happiness.

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.

1. There are two concepts of the blood of our Lord on the cross, His physical death and His spiritual death.

2. There is one figurative use of the blood of Christ on the cross, and there is one literal use for the word, of the blood of Christ on the cross.

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

4. 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.

Redemption emphasizes the fact that we are sinners, not only by choice or volition, but long before that we were sinners at the point of birth.

Redemption views mankind as born into the slave market of sin through the imputation of Adam’s original sin at birth.

Redemption is the saving work of Christ on the cross by which He purchases our freedom or salvation. The coin of the realm for this purchase is called the “blood of Christ,” EPH 1:7.

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

Propitiation is the Godward side of the work of Christ in salvation. God the Father is satisfied with the sacrificial ministry of our Lord on the cross.

Reconciliation means that all believers are reconciled to God the moment they believe in Christ, but the work of reconciliation actually took place on the cross through the blood of Christ, COL 1:20.

Justification means an act of vindication. This is a judicial act of vindication, because we are born under condemnation, being spiritually dead.

The justice of God acts on our behalf pronouncing us justified = having a relationship with God forever, having the perfect righteousness of God imputed to us.

The blood of TLJC points to these four aspects of salvation:
Redemption
Propitiation
Reconciliation
Justification.

Although his literal blood was minus the OSN, when His blood is mentioned in scripture it refers to the saving work of TLJC.

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

The animal’s life is said to be “in the blood,” human life is said to be in the soul, EZE 18:4,
LUK 12:20.

The value of His blood originated from His soul where from His own volition He chose not to sin.

Tetelestai –
dramatic perfect tense = it has been finished in the past, with the result that it stands finished forever.

The animal’s life resides in his blood, while human life resides in the human soul.

Atonement = a propitiatory covering of blood. Atonement, expiation, propitiation are synonymous terms.

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Three items in this box or ark:
a. Aaron’s rod that budded.
b. The tables of the Law.
c. A pot of manna.

Satisfaction is called both propitiation, expiation, and atonement. Atonement = covering; the blood covered the sins of the people.

Note the analogy between the literal and real blood in the animal sacrifice and the figurative blood of Christ which represents redemption, reconciliation, propitiation and justification.

ISA 53:9 “While His burial would be assigned with criminals [obscurity], nevertheless He would be associated with a rich man [Joseph of Aramathea] in His deaths.”

The Hebrew noun MUTH is plural.

HEB 9:16-17 “for a covenant is valid upon deaths.”

The shedding of animal blood on the altar was the shadow and analogy to the spiritual death of Christ on the cross.

If Jesus had died physically for our sins, He could not have said TETELESTAI in JOH 19:30, “It has been finished in the past with the result that it stands finished forever.”

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