John 19:32 Then came the soldiers, and brake the legs of the first, and of the other which was crucified with him. 33 But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs: 34 But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water. 35 And he that saw it bare record, and his record is true: and he knoweth that he saith true, that ye might believe.
If you are truly saved, you’ve been touched by the blood of Jesus Christ. The risen Savior has power to save through the dying and shedding of his blood for our sins. John was there holding Mary close. I don’t know where the other disciples were. No matter how the world looks to destroy Jesus, they won’t. You may bear things. You may have conflicts and opposition because you’re a Christian, but you have never resisted unto blood as did Jesus. None of us has endured bloodshed for Christ. Others have. I heard on the radio of a book written by an agnostic about the persecution of Christians in the world today. The effort being put forth is not to abolish religion but to abolish Christianity. The anti-Bible, anti-Jesus movement is at every level of society as if to crucify him again. Jesus died once and only once. The blood was sufficient the first time; the power of his blood is in the actual event of the shedding of his blood.
The Jewish Sabbath begins at 6 pm. Jesus died at 3 pm. The two thieves witnessed the death of their Savior. One repented as a dying sinner to his dying Savior. He knew the man in the middle was not dying for himself but for others. He opened his eyes in paradise following his death. All of them had to die. To hurry it along the soldiers broke the legs of the thieves. When they came to Jesus they saw he was already dead. He died to never die again. He is alive forevermore. Even those who want to abolish Christianity and destroy Jesus cannot kill him again. It’s been done already and can’t be done again. Our sins nailed him on the cross. Through his blood we have forgiveness. That’s the power of the cross and the blood.
Since Jesus was already dead, his legs were not broken. It was evident he was dead. He was covered in blood. He had suffered enough. Surely there was nothing left. The Bible tells us they will look upon him whom they’ve pierced. A soldier rammed the spear into Jesus’ side. Blood and water gushed out. The remaining blood in his chest and lungs came on out. Pilate had tried to wash his hands of Jesus. The soldier who did this was now covered in that remaining blood and water. It was shed for him as well as the faithful who were there. The high priest and those who railed at Jesus–the blood was shed for them too. They could do nothing about the blood. It was done.
In verse 35 John said And he that saw it bare record, and his record is true: and he knoweth that he saith true, that ye might believe. John saw the last of the blood as it came out. The worst of sinners was on the hill that day. All they could say was the blood was all shed. And it was done for them and for you and me. No one will stand before God and say it wasn’t shed for them. Get under the blood. It brought the centurion to his knees as he said that truly Jesus is the son of God.
We’re nothing but hell deserving. Something happened on Calvary when the blood and water came out. Jesus said he was the living water and those who drink will never thirst again. His blood atones for sin. If we walk as believers in the light, that blood cleanses us. No matter what dark agenda is out there, nothing can destroy the blood. Jesus is the Captain of our Salvation and has destroyed the powers of darkness. He went all the way for us. Now, how far are we willing to go for him? It’s time to praise him for the blood he shed for our sins!