How Do You Count the Blood?

Hebrews 10: 29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace? 31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

This is sobering.  The severity of rejecting Jesus as nothing is serious.  The Bible says of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God.  You say—I’d never do that.  I’d never count the blood that saves and ratified the way of salvation as nothing.  People do it.  They refuse to see their sinful condition and depraved nature.  There can’t be a wrong with a right.  Day and night teach us this logic.  If you say there is no God, that the gospel is a fairytale, there is no wrong in me, you are doing it.  If you just say humans have faults and failures and go no further, you are doing it.

Mankind will go to any length to avoid trusting God.  In trusting God we admit that we can’t trust ourselves.  I had to admit the evil in myself.  Without a Savior I couldn’t save myself, and I didn’t want to face that.  You don’t have to change a lot to be part of religion.  You adopt a system of beliefs but retain sinfulness and hope it all works out in the end.  It doesn’t cost anything out of the inside.  There is no admittance of wickedness and acknowledgement of a punishment that waits.  This is where Jesus comes in.  To deny there is a God in heaven is to deny reality.  It is more tangible and viable than what we see with our senses.  We know there is more to us than body and mind.  We have a living soul.  It is lost because of sin.  It is corrupted.  We are not capable of saving ourselves.  Jesus came to dig us out of the hole we’re in.  It’s either him or me.  It is either my soul or Jesus making himself an offering.  It was my blood or his blood.  How do we count that blood?  We need somebody to save us and do what we can’t do ourselves.  Mohammad and Buddha can’t do it.  No other so-called deity can save.  When these people died, that was it for them.  They are long dead and in eternity and many are following them into hell.

There was one born of a virgin in Bethlehem.  God had a Son and gave him to us.  The fall came in the Garden of Gethsemane and every generation is doomed for hell.  Hell was intended for the devil, not the children of Adam.  When we say we can save ourselves and don’t need God, we end up in hell and go there as an intruder.  The devil will keep any lie going to keep people out of heaven.  God sent his only begotten Son.  There was never one like him before and none since.  Jesus said many would claim to be the Christ, but he is the one and only.  If we don’t believe on Jesus Christ, we’ll perish.  When the plan was laid out Jesus didn’t hesitate.  It meant his blood would be given.  Was he half-hearted in this?  No!  Every moment was for us.  He was focused.  His blood was important and would be kept until it was time.  Herod lied in trying to find him all the while sharpening his sword to kill the baby Jesus.  An angel warned Joseph to take Jesus and his mother into Egypt.  It wasn’t time.  People tried to put him over a cliff and he slipped through the crowd.  Jesus held his blood until it was time for the sacrifice.  In Gethsemane, the soldiers came with swords and at the voice of Jesus fell backward.  It was not until Jesus gave permission that he could be taken.

The devil thinks he can destroy the church.  Jesus is a byword.  No matter how smart we think we are, we can’t touch God.  Now is not the time to run.  Be counted with Jesus.  The world wants God to disappear but God is still God.  Jesus Christ is still his Son.  The victory is still in Jesus.  No man had power to take Jesus’ life.  It would be his decision and when it happened he had the power to take it up again.  He’s coming again.  If you count the blood as most precious, if you count it as a sacrifice for sin, if you count his Father as your Father, it will stand.  This nation is crumbling but not one stone is crumbling in the kingdom of God.

Jesus allowed the bleeding to begin.  He prayed in the Garden until his sweat became as great drops of blood, a trail that led to Jerusalem.  He allowed wounds to be opened up by being beaten with a cat of nine tails and a crown of thorns.  These led a trail to Calvary.  Every drop counted.  It was for every soul of Adam’s race.  For six long hours he bled on the cross.  The drops wrote salvation for us.  They can toss the Declaration of Independence.  They can rewrite the Bible but what Jesus wrote with his blood will never be gone.  If not for the blood, there is no hope of salvation.  Instead of no hope, we have the blood.

How do you make the blood count?  Is it common to you?  Do you see it as unnecessary?  Your biggest necessity in life is to have the blood applied.  Don’t fool around with your soul.  Don’t say you’ll get saved one of these days.  Now is the time to give it to the Lord.  Here and now matters.

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