During the times of the laws of Moses, an animal had to be sacrificed in order for the sins of the people to be forgiven. This sacrifice was never-ending and each time an animal was killed, there was also a sprinkling of blood upon the people who were unclean. This was pointing us to Jesus, who would be the last sacrifice for sin. It is written, “and the clean person shall sprinkle upon the unclean on the third day, and on the seventh day: and on the seventh day he shall purify himself, and wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and shall be clean at even. But the man that shall be unclean, and shall not purify himself, that soul shall be cut off from among the congregation, because he hath defiled the sanctuary of the Lord: the water of separation hath not been sprinkled upon him; he is unclean. And it shall be a perpetual statute unto them, that he that sprinkleth the water of separation shall wash his clothes; and he that toucheth the water of separation shall be unclean until even. And whatsoever the unclean person toucheth shall be unclean; and the soul that toucheth it shall be unclean until even.” (Numbers 19:19-22)
The writer of Hebrews helps us understand the need for the sprinkling of blood, even in our time today. This happens through Jesus. The blood He shed for us was the atonement made for our sins. Only through His death on the cross, can we be made clean. It is written, “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? And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.” (Hebrews 9:13-15) “And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.” (Hebrews 12:24) If Jesus has covered you by His blood, then you are forgiven and saved. This is the pure gospel, that Jesus died for our sins and rose from the grave. Amen.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that people of every walk of life will come to know about Your blood atonement, that was made for us on the cross. My desire is that every person will have a chance to be saved. Therefore, I pray that Your pure gospel message of the cross and resurrection will be made known to every tribe, town, city, state, and country. No matter the language that people speak, help us engage with them in their own native tongue. And if we are unable to travel, I pray that our focus will be on our own state and neighboring states also. In these areas, help us find people who are interested in going out with us, in order to reach the lost. I know that a lot of good can take place when we are opening our mouths for You. Truly, You give us words in that very moment and hour that we speak. This only happens when I submit my life to You. Lead me, Lord. Continue to give me boldness to talk to people about You, Jesus, and the pure gospel message. It saddens me when people tamper with it and preach another gospel. I love You, Lord. I give You praise and honor. Help me to know and teach Your truths. Amen.