This is the last study in this series on the blood atonement. It is a doctrine under great attack by the world and by false teaching within the church.
We have already looked at the blood atonement of our Lord Jesus Christ bringing about...
1. ATONEMENT FOR THE SOUL;
2. REMISSION OF SINS;
3. LIFE AND PEACE;
6. WE ARE MADE CLOSE;
The seventh thing concerning the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ is "A PURE CONSCIENCE" by the blood. In the Old Testament the priests continually day after day received the sin offerings from the people which were sacrifices that their sins would be covered. Then once a year on the Day of Atonement the High Priest would go behind the veil and bring the blood sacrifice for the entire nation. However, it says that they did not have a pure conscience even though their sins were covered by the blood of the sacrifice.
Hebrews 9:14 ESV how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God.
Even now in the age which we live, I can't believe the number of believers that I have counseled that still carry guilt from their past. They don't seem to be able to come to a pure conscience. They have asked forgivness but continue in a mental and emotional state of guilt and condemnation.
Our sins were nailed to the cross of our Lord and covered with the blood. Our Lord Jesus Christ offered His blood so that we could have forgiveness of sins. Our sins were not just covered like in the Old Testament sacrifices but our sins were removed because of the work of our Lord on the cross.
Hebrews 10:21-22 ESV and since we have a great priest over the house of God, (22) let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
1 Timothy 1:5 ESV The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.
2 Timothy 1:3 ESV I thank God whom I serve, as did my ancestors, with a clear conscience, as I remember you constantly in my prayers night and day.
1 Peter 3:16 ESV having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame.
Live with NO REGRETS and NO CONDEMNATION.
Charles Morris. Founder and Senior Pastor of RSIM USA.