Every several years at our church I like to preach a sermon that I call God’s Trail of Blood, and I do so for about three reasons. First, it makes for a good salvation message for any lost people that might be present. Second, it tends to clear the air and help believers to remain more grounded and focused on sinners and their need to be truly saved by being washed in the blood of Christ. The third reason is that it provides an opportunity for folks to mark their Bibles with a trail of blood references beginning at Genesis and running all the way through Revelation.
You might want to take the time to secure a good red pen, a fine point ball point pen being the best option so as to prevent bleed-through. We’re going to begin in Genesis chapter three. Beside verse twenty-one you’ll need to jot down a few notes and then write the next reference, which will be in Genesis chapter four. To complete the trail of blood you simply repeat these steps until we finish in Revelation chapter twenty.
The First Lamb
“Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.” (Gen. 3:21)You know the story. Adam and Eve were permitted to eat of the trees of the garden, but not of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. They disobeyed and ate the forbidden fruit, thus losing their innocence and becoming humanity’s first sinners. Upon realizing their nakedness as being shameful, they covered themselves with fig leaves, picturing the fact that man is self-righteous and tries to cover his sins with his own good intentions and good works. God saw them in this unacceptable condition and replaced their fig leaves with animal skins.
This means that an innocent animal had to shed its blood and die so that man’s sins could be covered. Since Proverbs 27:26 says, “The lambs are for thy clothing” and Revelation 13:8 says that the Lamb of God was slain from the foundation of the world, it’s probably safe to assume that the innocent animal slain was a lamb, the Bible’s first type of Jesus the “Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.” (John 1:29)
Alright, let’s move on over to Genesis chapter four, verses three through five: “And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD. And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering: But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect . . .” Abel knew from the proper training of his mother and father that God required a lamb for an offering. This was started in Genesis chapter three and was to continue all the way to Christ on the cross declaring that “It is finished” (John 19:30). However, like most people today, Cain refused to believe God’s way. Instead, he insisted on leaning unto his own understanding and trusting his own works. He had worked very hard in his fields, and he felt that his harvest offering was every bit as good as Abel’s lamb offering. After all, an innocent lamb didn’t deserve to die, and why make a bloody mess, if you don’t have to? So Abel offered the required lamb and wicked Cain offered the work of his own self-righteous hands. God rejected Cain’s self-righteous offering, but He accepted Abel’s offering, and for one reason: blood had been shed, and Hebrews 9:22 tells us, “without shedding of blood is no remission.” This is why Jesus used the term “righteous Abel” in Matthew 23:35. He had been made righteous by the blood atonement.
The Lamb Provided
Our next stop is Genesis chapter twenty-two. God had already tested Abraham’s faith a few times before, but now He’s going to test it in a much bigger way: with Abraham’s own son. In verse two God says to Abraham, “Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.” The heathen in various parts of the world had been sacrificing their children to their false gods, so God wanted to prove that Abraham was just as devoted. So Abraham takes his son Isaac and begins his sad journey. They finally arrive at the place, and Isaac says to his father, “Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?” (vs. 7)Abraham’s answer in verse eight contains some of the most prophetic words in all the Bible: “My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering.”
Now, that will preach. In addition to providing a ram caught in a thicket at that particular scene (vs. 13), God also provided “himself” as the Lamb of God on Calvary, or as Zechariah 12:10 words it, “. . . they shall look upon me whom they have pierced . . .”
“When I See the Blood”
In Exodus chapter twelve God institutes the Passover for the Israelites as they are about to leave Egypt. He tells Moses and Aaron in verse three, “Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house.” God’s first mention here is only of “a” lamb. Then the definite article “the” is added in verse four: “And if the household be too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbour next unto his house take it according to the number of the souls; every man according to his eating shall make your count for the lamb.” But that still isn’t enough. God makes it very personal in verse five by saying, “Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats.” All of this points to the fact that it does you no good to merely acknowledge that you’re a sinner in need of “a” savior, nor do you benefit from acknowledging that you need Jesus Christ “the” Saviour. You will remain a lost sinner until “the” Saviour becomes “your” Saviour.
The sacrificial lamb had to be a male of the first year “without blemish” (vs. 5), picturing Christ the sinless Lamb of God. Then they were to “. . . take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses . . .” (vs. 7) That means every Jewish home was to have blood to the left of the door, blood to the right of the door, and blood above the door, a perfect picture of the three crosses at Calvary (Mat. 27:38)! Where the blood of the Passover Lamb was applied, God gave the promise,“. . . when I see the blood, I will pass over you . . .” (vs. 13) and “will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you.” (vs. 23) So it is today. “Christ our passover is sacrificed for us . . . (I Cor. 5:7), and with His blood applied we have no fear of death and hell.
The Day of Atonement
“For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.” (Lev. 17:11) This refers to the annual Day of Atonement when the high priest would enter the holy of holies in the tabernacle or temple and sprinkle blood on the mercy seat between the two cherubim (Lev. 23:27-28; 16:1-34). As long as the Jews were living in the land with the temple sacrifices in order this was done annually as a picture of the one final blood atonement that Christ would make. Hebrews 9:12 says, “. . . but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.”
The Scarlet Line
“Behold, when we come into the land, thou shalt bind this line of scarlet thread in the window which thou didst let us down by: and thou shalt bring thy father, and thy mother, and thy brethren, and all thy father's household, home unto thee.” (Jsh. 2:18) The harlot Rahab had helped Joshua’s men by hiding them from the local authorities, so Joshua wanted to return the favor by not bringing any harm to her when his army invaded Jericho. This was to be done by marking her home with a scarlet line in the window so his soldiers would know to spare her, an agreement that was fulfilled in Joshua 6:25.
There’s no particular reason why a sinful harlot should escape God’s judgment. She was just one of the many ungodly people in the land and was deserving of every ounce of the judgment that was to come. Yet God in his mercy provided a means whereby she could be spared, and it “just happened” to be blood red. The only thing separating Rahab from death was a blood red line tied in the window. Interestingly enough, Jesus said to the chief priests and elders, “the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.” (Mat. 21:31) Rahab and her red line in the window were a type of the vilest of sinners who come to Christ and find cleansing in His precious blood.
“For he did put his life in his hand, and slew the Philistine, and the LORD wrought a great salvation for all Israel: thou sawest it, and didst rejoice: wherefore then wilt thou sin against innocent blood, to slay David without a cause?” (I Sam. 19:5)Jonathan’s plea to his father Saul is that David isn’t worthy of death and that killing him would amount to sinning against “innocent blood.” That term is used only once in the New Testament, in Matthew 27:4, and there it’s a reference to the innocent blood of Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God who was about to shed that blood for the sins of the world.
Inquisition for Blood
“When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he forgetteth not the cry of the humble.” (Psa. 9:12) In the day of judgement, God will be looking for blood, just as in Exodus 12:13 (“. . . when I see the blood, I will pass over you . . .”). God believes in an eye for eye, tooth for tooth, blood for blood policy, so He sheds much blood at His Second Coming, but not the blood of those who are covered by His blood.
“Purge Me with Hyssop”
“Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.” (Psa. 51:7)Hyssop was an Egyptian plant used to apply the blood of the Passover lamb to the door posts and the lintel in Exodus 12:22, so “purge me with hyssop” is the same as saying, “wash me in the blood.” Proverbs 30:12 says, “There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.” The issue with sinners is that they need to be washed. Turning over a new leaf and sinning no more does nothing to free a man from the sins of his past. Something must be done about his sin record. He must be cleansed, not merely reformed, and only the blood of Christ can cleanse him.
“The Innocent Blood”
Judas said, “. . . I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. . .” (Mat. 27:4) The only New Testament reference to innocent blood uses the definite article and says, “the innocent blood,” thus making the significance even stronger. The sacrificial animals of the Old Testament were innocent in that they had not sinned, and this is why their blood was sufficient for sacrifice—to serve as a type of Christ’s blood. However, though it be innocent, the blood of bulls and goats was not enough to take away sin (Heb. 10:4); only the innocent blood of Jesus Christ can meet the demands of a holy God.
Sweat Drops of Blood
“And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.” (Luke 22:44) The Holy Spirit provides yet another reminder of the importance of the blood atonement. The sweat drops that poured from Emmanuel’s veins are here likened to blood—less than twenty-four hours from the moment when His literal blood would flow from the cross and He would cry, “It is finished.” (John 19:30) Commen-tator Adam Clarke offers some fitting words in describing this agony of our Saviour:
Bloody sweats are mentioned by many authors; but none was ever such as this - where a person in perfect health, (having never had any predisposing sickness to induce a debility of the system), and in the full vigor of life, about thirty-three years of age, suddenly, through mental pressure, without any fear of death, sweat great drops of blood; and these continued, during his wrestling with God to fall to the ground.
To say that all this was occasioned by the fear he had of the ignominious death which he was about to die confutes itself - for this would not only rob him of his divinity, for which purpose it is brought, but it deprives him of all excellency, and even of manhood itself. The prospect of death could not cause him to suffer thus, when he knew that in less than three days he was to be restored to life, and be brought into an eternity of blessedness. His agony and distress can receive no consistent explication but on this ground - He Suffered, the Just for the Unjust, that he might Bring us to God. O glorious truth! O infinitely meritorious suffering! And O! above all, the eternal love, that caused him to undergo such sufferings for the sake of Sinners! (emphasis added)
So the sweat drops of blood are a reminder of the bloody agony that Jesus was to endure in order to make the one effectual blood atonement for sinners.
The Lamb of God
“The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.” (John 1:29) Every Jew within hearing range knew exactly what that meant: it meant blood sacrifice. Since that original Passover night in Egypt fifteen centuries earlier the Jews had seen thousands of innocent lambs sacrificed for their sins. Though they didn’t fully grasp its meaning, the Jews here were told that somehow Jesus was going to be sacrificed for their sins.
Until now, God’s trail of blood had not identified the Lamb of God. The Lamb had been typified (Gen. 3), prophesied (Gen. 22), applied (Exo. 12), and even personified (Isa. 53), but the Lamb had not been identified as a particular man. Isaiah 53 made it clear that the Lamb would be a man, but it didn’t specify which man. John the Baptist identifies the Lamb by pointing out the Son of God and declaring, “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.”
Notice also how John gets right down to the real issue. He doesn’t say that the Lamb will show folks which church to join or that He will help us to live better lives. He said that the issue is sin. Until our sins have been taken away we remain aliens and enemies of God (Eph. 2:12, Rom. 5:10, Col. 1:21), and only the blood of the Lamb can take sin away.
Drink His Blood?
“Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.” (John 6:53-57)
Again we are reminded of the importance of the blood of Christ and its saving power. Though these words of Jesus are to be taken spiritually, not literally (vs. 63), they still remind us that blood is essential for salvation. Just as the Passover lamb was eaten literally in Exodus chapter twelve, we are to partake of Christ spiritually today insomuch that He becomes the new man in us (Col. 3:10, Eph. 4:24). We become flesh of His flesh and bone of His bones (Eph. 5:30).
The Blood Moon
Although the moon is probably connected with Israel doctrinally, in some ways it also pictures the church. Like the church, the moon is ordained to be a faithful witness (Psa. 89:37). Like the church, the moon turns against the world. Like the church, the moon reflects light to the world, and as the church has a spiritual nature and a carnal nature, the moon has a lighted side and a dark side. Well, according to the prophetic Scriptures, this faithful witness in the heavens will one day turn blood red: “The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come.” (Acts 2:20; also see Joel 2:31 and Rev. 6:12) Although Peter quotes the prophecy in Acts 2, there is no indication that it was fulfilled at that time. It will be fulfilled in Revelation chapter six, in the Great Tribulation.
But why blood? If the moon is a faithful witness, what exactly is it witnessing of by turning blood red in the Great Tribulation? Peter tells us in the very next verse: “And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Acts 2:21) The witness is a sign to all the world that the blood-washed saints of God have been caught up to heaven and that those remaining on the earth must not worship the beast but rather be washed in the blood of Christ.
“Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.” (Acts 20:28) The verse is altered in most new translations because the notion that God has blood is unacceptable to Laodicean “scholars.” Well, if God doesn’t have blood, then we’re all just as good as in hell with the gates slammed shut! It never ceases to amaze me how so many professing Christians have trouble accepting some of the most fundamental and logical precepts of Christianity. I have five children (10, 11, 13, 16, and 19), and not one of them has ever been troubled over Acts 20:28’s declaration that God has blood. You see, children have child-like faith, and, unlike the scholars, they are usually very logical in their reasoning. While the skeptical scholar is knocking his brains out with “the Greek,” the child says, “Well, Jesus is God, and Jesus had blood, so God had blood.” Case closed. Be suspicious of anyone who makes it more complicated than that.
Faith in His Blood
“Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God.” (Rom. 3:24-25) Notice that the object of our faith is not merely Jesus the religious leader or Jesus the great preacher and teacher. It isn’t even correct to say that we have faith in Jesus because He was sinless. Jesus being sinless helps no one unless He sheds His sinless blood as an atonement for the sin of the world. That was the plan from the beginning (Gen. 3), and that’s why Paul specifies that our faith is in the blood of Christ.
A lady in our church works in an establishment that sells office supplies. One day a woman came in and asked to purchase a variety of colored highlighters for marking her Bible, including a red highlighter. In friendly chat, our lady said to the customer, “I guess the red one is for the blood verses.” With that the woman replied, “Well, I wouldn’t call them blood verses!” Why not? That’s what they are! That’s the modern Christian for you. Blood and guts for television entertainment is fine, but let’s not have it in the Bible.
Justified By His Blood
“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.” (Rom. 5:8-9)
Notice that no one is justified by their own good works, and no one is even justified by faith in Christ the Son of God. Without Jesus shedding His blood on Calvary, exercising faith in Him for salvation would be useless. I am justified (just-if-I’d never sinned) only because my sins have been washed away by the blood of Jesus Christ. Merely turning over a new leaf and living a better life than before cannot save anyone because such action does not remove past sins. No man comes in from a hot and sweaty day at work and puts on a new suit for taking his family out to dinner. He first removes the filth by taking a shower. Talking about being clean cannot cleanse him, nor can talking about the quality of the soap or the temperature of the water. The man is not clean until he steps into the shower and comes into contact with soap and water. Then he is clean, then he is worthy to wear a new suit and be respected as a clean and proper man. So it is with the Christian. Only a moment of cleansing by the blood of Christ can qualify a man to wear the name of Christ.
Redemption and Peace Through the Blood
A couple more good references to mark are found in Colossians chapter one. The first is verse fourteen: “In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins.” The phrase “through his blood” is omitted in some translations, obviously an attack on the true saving power of God. Verse twenty adds that we obtain “peace through the blood of his cross.” Peace doesn’t come through “believing in God” or “letting Christ come into your life.” True and lasting peace for the soul comes only through the blood of Christ. Until the blood has been applied for the sinner’s peace, he remains at war with God.
The Purging Blood
“For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth 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?” (Heb. 9:13-14) No amount of confessing to a priest or “sharing your burdens” with a preacher or other people will purge your conscience. Only the blood of Christ is sinless, so only the blood of Christ can purge your conscience and establish in you a sound mind for the Lord’s service.
Notice also that it is through the “eternal Spirit” that the blood does its work, so the blood of Christ is present and available at all times. Anyone can access the blood of Christ anywhere so long as the Holy Spirit is doing His work of conviction. Even as you read this paragraph, if God’s Spirit has pricked your heart and shown you your lost condition, you may find full pardon for all your sins by calling upon the name of the Lord for salvation. You need no church service, no ritual, only cleansing in the ever-present blood of the Lamb.
No Blood, No Remission
“And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.” (Heb. 9:22) This is a simple and easy truth to remember, especially the last seven words: “without shedding of blood is no remission.” One would think that this modern generation of password protection would grasp such a simple truth. Computers, e-mail accounts, bank accounts, medical accounts, and so many other things are protected by user ID numbers and passwords, so people clearly understand the concept of there being only one way to gain access to something: by having the right password. Well, in God’s kingdom, your user ID is your name, the name that’s recorded in the Lamb’s book of life, and your password is “blood.” The religions of the world use such passwords as church, good works, Mary, Mohammed, sacraments, mass, and baptism, but the word of God says, “without shedding of blood is no remission.”
The Holy Blood
“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?” (Heb. 10:29)
In opposition to Rome’s “holy water,” “holy eucharist,” “holy orders,” “holy mother,” and “holy father,” many preachers have pointed out that there are only two holy things in this world: the Holy Spirit and the Holy Scriptures. We need to add one more to the list: the holy blood. Through the eternal Spirit, the holy blood of Christ is ever-present to save lost sinners. There are no holy temples or holy sanctuaries, but there is a holy blood bank for all who come to Christ. As the hymn says, “There is a fountain filled with blood, drawn from Emmanuel’s veins, and sinners plunged beneath that flood lose all their guilty stains.”
The Precious Blood
“Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:” (I Pet. 1:18-19)
So buying indulgences or paying for Catholic Masses in hopes of freeing someone from fiery torment is unscriptural. Psalm 49:6-8 offers some inspired words on this very subject: “They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches; None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him: (For the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceaseth for ever:)” Note the word “precious” being used in the text. That’s why only the blood of Christ has redeeming power: it’s called “precious” in I Peter 1:19. Everything else (riches, works, rituals, connections, etc.) falls short. The death of God’s saints is said to be “precious” (Psa. 116:15) only because they have been washed in the “precious” blood of the Lamb!
Cleansing from all Sin
“But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” (I John 1:7) Some people have varying degrees of sin conjured up in their minds and in their church creeds, and some sins are even considered to be unpardonable. This is why people like to go around asking silly questions like, “Can a person commit suicide and still go to heaven?” or “What if someone commits the unpardonable sin?” Some rank murder and sins against children to be unpardonable, while others say things like, “It’s too late for me, preacher, after all that I’ve done.” Such people obviously do not have a sound grasp on the meaning of New Testament salvation. The blood of Jesus Christ cleanses one from all sin once he receives Christ as Saviour. Samson committed suicide, and David committed adultery and murder, yet both men are listed in the hall of faith in Hebrews 11:32—both in the same verse!
Friend, if you end up in hell one day, it will be because you rejected Jesus Christ, not because His blood couldn’t cleanse you.
Are You Washed?
“And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood.” (Rev. 1:5)
That’s the issue: have you been washed? Countless times I have heard my wife ask one of our children before bedtime, “Have you had a bath?” Of course, it’s always the boys who try to squirm around and explain how they aren’t that dirty. The simple fact is that a child is not ready for bed until he has had a bath. Likewise, a sinner is not ready for eternity until he has been washed from his sins in the blood of Christ. The issue isn’t how dirty he is, but simply the fact that he is dirty and unfit for heaven. Revelation 1:5 doesn’t say that we’ve been washed from our worst sins or from our biggest sins. It simply says that we’ve been washed from our sins in the blood of Christ, meaning all sin in general.
Friend, have you had a bath? Have YOU been washed in the blood of Christ?
A Heavenly Witness
“And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation.” (Rev. 5:9)
For about eight years in the 1990’s I preached weekly at a local jail. One of my favorite things to say was, “If you want to know how to get to heaven, just ask someone who has made the trip!” Then I would show the men Revelation 5:9 where the redeemed host in heaven is singing about how they got there “by thy blood.” That’s hard to argue with. No one in heaven is singing about their church membership, their baptism, or their good works. In fact, they aren’t singing about themselves at all. They sing, “THOU art worthy . . . THOU wast slain,” and they sing that they were redeemed “by THY BLOOD.”
Many will concede that the blood of Christ is required for salvation, but then they’ll say things like, “we are cleansed by the blood by joining the church that Christ founded” or “we access the blood through the baptismal waters,” or even, “it is in the Mass that we partake of the blood of Christ.” No, it is through faith (Rom. 3:25) that we are washed in the blood of Christ (Rev. 1:5). Anything less is not faith and is not a washing.
The Lamb’s Book of Life
“And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” (Rev. 20:11-15)
Our final stopping point is the final judgment of the wicked, commonly called the White Throne Judgment. Notice that the one requirement for salvation here is not church membership, good works, baptism, or any other religious thing. Yes, it does say that they are judged “according to their works,” but that’s only for determining their degree of eternal punishment. The salvation requirement is found in the closing sentence: “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”
The “book of life” is more clearly defined back in Revelation 13:8 when it’s called “the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.” Calling it the book of life of the Lamb brings us right back to the blood once again, especially since it says “the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.” A lamb slain is a blood sacrifice, and that’s true all the way through the Bible, beginning in Genesis chapter three where we began this study and where Revelation 13:8 said it all began: “from the foundation of the world.”
From the very beginning God has been revealing his marvelous redemption plan with a trail of blood running all the way from Genesis through Revelation and culminating with a grand book containing the names of all those who have been washed in the blood of Jesus Christ. The big question is, “Is YOUR name in the Lamb’s Book of Life?” It’s not too late, friend. God has a wonderful future in store for His blood-washed host, and there’s still room for you. Receive the Lord Jesus Christ today and become a citizen of Heaven with your name written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Rom. 10:9-10)
“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Rom. 10:13)
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