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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Inspired by . . . Power In the Blood

The first time I ever heard this hymn was also the first time I ever sang it. Years ago, a guest preacher led us jubilantly through this song at the end of his sermon. One thing was clear:

He believed in the power of the blood.

We may prefer to express our faith with songs that sing of newborn babies, peaceful rivers, and tiny sparrows. But the truth is, none of those things or experiences are possible apart from the blood of Christ.

The blood of Christ is not a cultish fascination for the believer. It is a cleansing tide that began with a single act of love. Yet that single act made the way for every man, woman, and child to walk with God.

But if we walk in the light, as e His in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin. 
1 John 1:7

The hymn writer, Lewis Jones, asks six important questions of the listener:

Would you be free from the burden of sin?

Would you o'er evil a victory win?

Would you be free from your passion and pride?

Would you be whiter, much whiter than snow?

Would you do service for Jesus your King?

Would you live daily His praises to sing?

We may answer an emphatic yes! to all of these questions. But no amount of work, striving or good intentions will help us achieve them. There is only one way:

There is power, power, wonder-working power
In the blood of the Lamb.
There is power, power, wonder-working power
In the precious blood of the Lamb.

Are you feeling far from God today? Wishing you had the strength to do His will? Maybe just wishing you could find Him?

Rest in His completed work. Allow His sacrifice, the healing power of His blood shed for you, wash over you and cleanse your soul. His blood will set you free from any burden, give you strength for any task. Rest in Him.

But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off 
are made nigh by the blood of Christ. 
Ephesians 2:13


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