Here’s the introduction from my new book, His All-Sufficient Blood: Living in the Daily Reality of What Jesus Conclusively Accomplished and Obtained.
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“What can wash away my sin? Nothing but the blood of Jesus; What can make me whole again? Nothing but the blood of Jesus.” Later on, we sing: “This is all my hope and peace, Nothing but the blood of Jesus; This is all my righteousness, Nothing but the blood of Jesus” (from Nothing but the Blood by Robert Lowry). This hymn is simple with its lyrics, but incredibly profound in its truth.
Throughout the Bible, we see the importance of the shedding of blood. We read: “Indeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins” (Heb. 9:22).
The Old Testament sacrificial system has one main message: the death of an animal and the shedding of its blood are vital for our forgiveness and acceptance with God. It’s the sole basis of our salvation—our regeneration, justification, sanctification, and glorification.
The sacrificial system, though, was only “a shadow of the good things to come instead of the true form of these realities” (Heb. 10:1). No blood of an animal could atone for sin. Rather, it pointed to “the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29). Jesus’ blood is all-sufficient to forever remove our sins—all of them.
Why is the blood so central in the message of the Bible? It contains the life of a person, which also means that it signifies the giving of one’s life for someone else. That is the message of the gospel. Jesus gave His life—shed His blood—in order for us to have eternal life.
How does that affect you today? As the hymn so clearly states, your forgiveness and wholeness are due to the shedding of His blood. While the full benefits of His sacrifice will only be realized in glory, you can already experience God’s full forgiveness and the process of becoming whole.
His All-Sufficient Blood contains forty devotionals about His blood and its infinite worth. We may well end this introduction with heaven’s song: “Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation, and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on the earth” (Rev. 5:9-10).
Indeed, as the hymn ends: “Glory! Glory! This I sing—Nothing but the blood of Jesus, All my praise for this I bring—Nothing but the blood of Jesus.” His blood is all-sufficient for your eternal bliss, both now and throughout endless ages.