Nothing but the Blood
Call it “Old School” if you want, but the song written by Robert Lowry and published in 1876 really establishes the absolute truth of the New Testament; that nothing but faith in Jesus shed blood will wipe away your sins.
Amazingly, hundreds and perhaps thousands of churches around the world are teaching false doctrines that you must do certain things to obtain salvation. Why is it so hard for people to come to the end of themselves and trust solely and honestly in the Blood of Jesus to cleanse their sins? The blood of Jesus does in fact make you white as snow. As the song says “nothing can sin atone: nothing but the blood of Jesus.” Millions have sung this song, but I wonder how many really realize the words are exactly what the bible says.
If we are saved by grace through faith and that not of ourselves, not as a result of works, so that no one may boast (Eph 2:8), then how is it people get sucked into believing otherwise? How is it that preachers program their people to seek works and ordnances of the church to become saved? If water saved you, it would be mentioned hundreds of times in the New Testament, but it’s not. What is mentioned is time and time again is faith, belief in Jesus Christ as Lord and the Son of God. Those who are putting their faith in water baptism or anything else except the blood of Jesus might wonder why Jesus will tell them “Depart from me, I NEVER knew you.” Wait a minute, you mean you can go to church, be baptized, give tithes, help the poor and do many other works and not make it to heaven? That is exactly what I am saying! Jesus never knew them because they were trusting in something other than Him for salvation. They were trusting in the doctrine of water baptism or works which in reality is trusting in themselves and what they did, not in Jesus. Didn’t Jesus say “My sheep hear My voice” and yet these people say God doesn’t talk to us today? He never KNEW them. They never confessed from the HEART that Jesus is Lord and asked Jesus to forgive them and save them.
It’s really not that complicated.”Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you shall be saved, you and your household.” Believing on the Lord means to believe IN Him. To believe He IS the Son of God, He shed His blood for all your sins on the cross and died and rose again. Then God will talk to you in a still small voice to your heart and He WILL KNOW you. I’m not talking about head knowledge here. Many people believe with their heads and talk a good game, but their heart is far from Him.
Nothing, absolutely nothing wipes your sins away but the blood of Jesus Christ! Jesus said “Drink from of it, all of you; for this is MY blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many FOR the forgiveness of sins.” (Matt. 26:28) So how long does it last? Are you kidding? The blood forgiveness last for all eternity! What happens is your Spirit is born again and is brand new, NOT your flesh. Your look exactly the same after you’re saved except now you begin to act differently. All of the sudden you don’t like all the things you used to like which were sin. Wait a minute, how is it then I keep on sinning even after I’m saved and struggle with all sorts of sin? Because that was your NATURE, and you programmed yourself to sin all your life and were a slave to sin. Now you’re new inside and you will spend the rest of your life re-programming yourself or re-newing your mind to sync with your born again spirit. And you must be born again to see the kingdom of God. You know if you have not been born again. If that’s the case, repent and confess Jesus as your Lord and Savior and invite Him into your heart and life.
Here’s the great news; Your Spirit is sealed for the day of redemption by the Holy Spirit! (Eph 4:30) And Jesus said in John 6:39,40 “This is the will of Him who sent Me, that of all that He has given Me I lose NOTHING, but raise it up on the last day. For this is the will of My Father, that everyone who beholds the Son and believes in Him will HAVE eternal life, and I Myself will raise him up on the last day.”
Jesus said ‘this is the work of God that you believe in Him whom He has sent.” (John 6:29) God loves you forever just like you are, no matter how much you have sinned. Jesus paid it all and is waiting for you to call out to Him. Nothing but the blood of Jesus……..