The principle of “blood sacrifice” has a trail of blood that runs all through the bible.
In Genesis 3: After Adam and Eve sinned, God showed them “His Way” to make amends for their sin, which was the shedding of blood of an innocent substitute,“ Unto Adam also and unto his wife did the LORD God make coats of skin, and (He) clothed them.”
The first record of blood sacrifice.
In Genesis 4: Cain and Abel presents an offering to God as a sacrifice. One is accepted, the other rejected, simply because Cain presented no blood and Abel did.
In Genesis 9, Noah sheds blood of the clean animals out of the Ark and God makes a covenant of grace with him.
In Genesis 22, Abraham sacrifices a ram caught in the bushes, instead of Isaac, and the blood of the animal substitute spares the sinner’s life.
In Exodus, we have the Passover Lamb.
In Leviticus, we have the tabernacle sacrifices with their streams of blood, and all through the rest of the book we follow the bloodline until we trace it to the true origin; on Calvary, “God’s perfect Lamb”; which all the blood sacrifices were but a picture and a type to see “the Way, the truth and the Life”, who met the three conditions of the Father;
First — Christ was God’s own gift.
Second — Christ died in the place of others.
Third — Christ shed His own precious sinless blood for our substitute.
“For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies to the purifying of the flesh: How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God“. Hebrews 9:13-14
The whole “Plan of Redemption” rests upon the sinless blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.
In a previous message, I pointed out that the blood is the only tissue which is unlimited in its movement within the body. Almost all other body tissues are fixed, such as muscle, bone, nerve, fat, and skin. They remain where they are.
The blood is the only tissue which is not fixed but circulates throughout the body to every living cell.
There are other fluid products of the body, such as saliva and gastric juices, tears, but these are not tissues, they are secretions and are not parts of the body, but byproducts of the body.
The blood alone is the liquid tissue that can reach every single cell in the body and unite all the members with the head and the individual members as well.
” WE ARE MIRACULOUS AND WONDERFULLY MADE”