The blood of Jesus

This mostly does not mean the physical blood of Jesus that flowed when He was crucified on Calvary, but it is an image or symbol of the “blood” that flowed when Jesus gave up His own life, or self-will. By putting to death sin in His flesh, in His human nature, “blood” flowed and since He was blameless, this sacrifice could be used to pay for our sins and give us forgiveness. In a deeper sense, when we as members of His body follow Him, we overcome sins that live in us, and the same “blood” flows from us as a sign of death over these sins. By being a blameless sacrifice, crucified as a sinner when He had in fact done nothing wrong, He took upon Himself the punishment for sin and His death (His blood) served as a “payment” for all those who believe in Him, so they can have their sins forgiven and be washed clean from their former sins. (Matthew 26:27-28; 1 Corinthians 11:25-26; 1 Peter 1:18-19; Hebrews 10:19-22; Revelation 12:11; Hebrews 12:4; 1 John 1:7; Mark 10:45.)