The Blood of the Covenant

The precious blood of Christ satisfies God, is the believers’ access to God, and overcomes all the accusations of the enemy; (Exo. 12:13; Eph. 2:13; 1 Pet. 1:18-19; Heb. 10:19-20, 22; 9:14; 1 John 1:7, 9; Rev. 12:10-11) we need to go further to see that the Lord’s precious blood is the blood of the covenant.

In Exodus 24:4-8 there are four important matters. The first is the altar. The alter signifies the cross of Christ through which we are redeemed, terminated, and replaced, reconstituted, and rearranged by and with Christ. The second are the Twelve Pillars. Pillars refer to the testimony of the Lord. The two pillars that stood at the entrance of the temple were named Jachin (In him is strength) and Boaz (he will establish). This signifies that God will establish the covenant and it’s strength will be in God. The third thing are the burnt and peace offerings. This is Christ as the only One who is absolute for God and through whom peace will be made between God and man. The fourth is the blood of the covenant.

The blood of the covenant was sprinkled by Moses upon the people. This blood is also that which is sprinkled upon the lid of the Ark on what is known as the expiation cover or the propitiation place. It was here, between the two Cherubim, on the lid of the Ark which held the two tablets of the Ten Commandments within the Holy of Holies, that God came to speak with the High Priest. When the priest entered he must bring with him the blood from the altar to be sprinkled upon the expiation cover or else he would die. Well, the blood, as stated in Matthew 26:28 is the blood of the Lord Jesus who satisfies God’s Righteousness, Holiness, and Glory and gives us access to come forward with boldness to the throne of Grace. Because we can come forward with boldness, we can be those with the highest profession on earth: That have spending time being infused with God so that we may glow with God and shine God into others.

The Lord’s blood is so very precious! His blood has made God our portion. Hymns# 223 stanza 3:

In this portion we have God/ Whom we lost through Adam’s fall;/ By the shedding of Thy blood,/ God becomes our all in all./ In this portion all we have–/ Life and peace, redemption sure;/ All that God has planned and willed,/ In this portion we secure.

Through the blood we enjoy God as our portion and we are ushered into the better things of the New covenant. These better things include all the blessings from the previous message. Included in this are two of my favorite verses in the Bible:

I will also give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you and I will take away the heart of stone out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh. And I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and My ordinances you shall keep and do.

Lord, do grant me a new spirit and a new heart, a heart that loves You and sees only You.