THE BLOOD 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."
The blue writing near the end of the study are comments that we have added and not part of Diane Dew’s original study
Copyright © 1977, 1998 by Diane S. Dew
I. From Genesis to Revelation can be
traced man's need for an acceptable
substitutionary sacrifice for sin – and God's provision for it in
II. Without the shedding of blood there can be no forgiveness of sin.
A. The life is in the blood.
Genesis 9:4 "But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof..."
Leviticus 17:11, 14 (cp. Deuteronomy 12:23) "For the life of the
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.... For it is the life of all flesh; the blood of it is for the life
John 6:53, 54 "... Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and
his blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh
my blood, hath eternal life..."
B. Throughout the scripture, the picture
is given of a lamb, spotless and without
blemish. Jesus is this Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
Exodus 12:3, 13, 23
1 Corinthians 5:7
1 Peter 1:18, 19
Revelation 5:6; 22:1
III. "The blood" appears often in Old Testament typology.
A. The blood on the doorposts – The Passover.
Exodus 12:13, 23
1 Corinthians 5:7
B. Rahab and
the scarlet thread – The destruction of
Joshua 2:14, 18; 6:22-25
C. The tabernacle – The blood of the altar.
Hebrews 9:7, 25
IV. What was accomplished for us by the blood of the cross?
conquered sin and death (Hebrews 13:20), providing us
free access to the Father (Ephesians 2:13; Hebrews 10:19-22) by His blood.
A. Redemption and justification.
Romans 3:9, 24, 25; 4:7; 5:9
1 Peter 1:18, 19
Revelation 5:9, 10; 7:14
1. Forgiveness of sins.
Hebrews 9:22 "Without the shedding of blood,
no remission of sins."
1 John 1:7"... the blood of Jesus Christ his Son
us from all sin."
Revelation 1:5 "... Unto him
that loved us, and washed us
from our sins in his own blood."
2. Protection from judgment.
Exodus 12:13 "... and when I see the blood, I
will pass over
you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you,
when I smite the
3. Victory over Satan.
Revelation 12:11 "And they overcame him (Satan)
by the blood
of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony ..."
4. Deliverance from guilt.
Colossians 1:20 "And you, that were sometime
enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled ..."
Hebrews 9:14 "How much more shall the blood of
through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God,
purge your conscience ..."
Hebrews 10:19, 22 "Having therefore, brethren,
boldness to enter
into the holiest by the blood of Jesus ... Let us draw near with a true
heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an
evil conscience ..."
5. Peace with God.
B. Sanctification. (On the issues of sanctification over the past three years the Lord has greatly spoken to me and layer by layer opened my eyes so that I may understand that the classic view of sanctification held by bible believing Christians is not true, and utterly wanting before the Lord)
Exodus 29:37 "Seven days thou shalt
make an atonement for
the altar, and sanctify it; and it shall be an altar most holy..."
(Here is the first clue – that for seven days over and over and over again the blood was applied to the alter and the vessels – so that on the first day they were not sanctificed, nor on the second day, nor on the third, and had they ceased cleansing it and applying the blood on the sixth day – the altar and the vessels of the temple would have remained unclean – just as the church and believers are today.)
Hebrews 10:10 "By the which will (Thele-Mati Thele-Thelo Wish or desire, Mati-Matao To be idle, To dally, To loiter, To linger [God’s long held desire]) (That) we are - sanctified (Hgias-Menoi To dwell or to abide in Holiness) through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all." (This verse speaks of the availability of sanctification, through Christ offering himself once and for all, but it does not state here that entering into this state is automatic as anyone can see by looking around at other believers they know.)
Hebrews 13:12 "Wherefore Jesus also,
that he might sanctify
the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate." (Here again it is stated again that even for a Christian entering into a state of sanctification is not guaranteed or automatic.)
Other words for sanctification that are used in the New Testament are “regeneration” and “conversion.”
Luke 22:32 But
I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when
thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.
(Bible believing Christians have long puzzled over this passage – as it as well as several others can not be reconciled with their doctrine on salvation and sanctification (Which they now say [Only in the last 100 years] both occur instantaneously at the moment of profession [Prior to 1910 there was a belief that sanctification was a second and separate work of grace that only occurred to those who intensely sought the Lord and came into deep repentance.] The contextual meaning of this passage is far reaching in that it touches upon the core of true prophets and false prophets, true teachers and false teachers and those who work true miracles and false miracles – All of which has also been no end of difficulty for bible believing Christians when faced with such ministers and ministries that have seeming spiritual power yet their words and or their lives are at variance with the life of Christ and the Apostles as recorded in the New Testament. So here we have 12 men selected by the Lord and they gave up all and followed him – here Christ declares that having done such Peter and the others were not converted. Later we read that Christ gave them power to heal the sick, cast out devils, and to perform other signs and wonders and they did so – Yet here we read that even doing these things Peter and the apostles were not converted.
A Passage in which Christ reiterates this is: In that day many shall come unto me and say Lord, Lord did I not do many wonderful works in thy name – healing the sick, casting out devils and other miracles – and in that day Christ shall respond: depart from me ye that work iniquity – for I never knew you.
They work iniquity for they work in their own name and lift up their own ministries – they work iniquity for the signs and wonders and their messages gratify themselves and their ministries rather than pointed to Christ and God alone. They are false not because what they do is fake, (And there are a lot of fakes as well) they are false because of they themselves were not converted and therefore they lead their disciples to themselves and their ministries in place of Christ – which John declares are those who are anti-Christ (The Greek meaning one who stands in the place of Christ or makes him or herself out to be Christ’s earthly representative -- Christ needs no popes, no rabbi’s, and no tax collectors to receive His earthly tithes and offerings, what He needs and desires are people to be brought to His feet and to learn of Him.
We are not throwing overboard the entire teaching ministry, but what we are stating he is that their purpose is to bring the people unto Him – for it is written “Unto Him shall the gathering be.” Not unto men ministries or denominations.
Moving on with our prior though when the holiest moment occurred – when the greatest visitation in history of God occurred – (How much we have heard of the Lord’s visits and that being in one or being touched by the spirit of the lord in some manner you will never be the same again) Here on the mount of transfiguration Peter James and John were there they heard the audible voice of the father they say Christ transfigured as the Father was seen transfigured by the children of Israel in Exodus, they say Moses and Elijah bodily appear and heard them converse with Christ -- and with all their seeing hearing doing and being there Peter James and John according to Christ were not converted. Neither were they when Christ dies on the cross, neither were they after Christ rose from the dead and came to them, neither were they when Christ stayed with them for forty days and forty nights after He rose from the dead and their were they when Christ ascended to the throne of God.
When were Peter and the Apostles converted – Pentecostals will of course gleefully point to the day of Pentecost – and I have heard it preached that the baptism of the Holy Spirit is their all in one as salvation is where fundamentalists now claim their receive everything in one shot.
Both are views are wrong – Pentecost was a result of what is recorded earlier in the book of Acts. That the apostles and others gathered and fasted and prayed together for not a few minutes or an hour, not a day or two days or a week but they came together and fasted and prayed in deep repentance together for weeks and as their sins were confessed to God and to one another and they corrected exhorted and reproved one anther unto repentance one by one they were converted until God came and manifested himself on the day of Pentecost so that the vessels he had now created could be filled with fruitfulness without contaminating it.
Perhaps the greatest attestation to sanctification being a second and separate work of grace
V. What is necessary to know the power of the blood of Jesus and to
experience personally the rewards it has bought us?
A. The operation of its power is
conditional upon our obedience to
the Word of God.
1 John 1:7 ("If ...")
B. It must be individually applied.
Exodus 12:3-7, 11-13, etc.
Copyright © 1976, 1977, 1997 by Diane S. Dew