Stuart Robinson on the Blood of Christ Represented in the Blood of the Passover Lamb

“This blood [of the Passover lamb, sprinkled on the door] is the central idea of all the revelations of God. The whole gospel is, in fact, summed up just here, ‘when I see the blood I will pass over.’ Blood! Blood! this is the one cry of the gospel – the Alpha and Omega of the gospel. All hope of the divine favor – all strength to resist and conquer sin – all power of a holy life comes from this blood. Is man redeemed? It is because ‘we have redemption through his blood.’ Are any ransomed from sin? ‘Not from corruptible ransom of silver and gold’ are they purchased, ‘but by the precious blood of Christ as of a lamb without spot.’ Are these justified? ‘Being justified by his blood.’ Are these cleansed and made holy? ‘His blood cleanseth from all sin.’ Are they, as strangers and wanderers from God, restored? ‘Ye who sometimes were afar off are now made nigh by the blood of Christ.’ Have they access to the Father’s presence in prayer? It is because the High Priest hath gone before ‘sprinkling the blood.’ Are they arrayed in spotless robes to appear at the court of the Great King? ‘They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.’ Are sinners cast off at last to eternal death? It is because ‘they have trampled under the foot the blood of the Son of God.’

“Thus in the gospel revelations, all mercy, compassion, and grace of God, have their ground in that blood. All conviction of sin, all holy desire and emotion in the soul, all strength to overcome sin; as all hope and trust and peace and joy in the Holy Ghost, come from that blood. As saith the scriptures concerning the living creature – ‘The life is in the blood’ – so of the scriptures themselves we may say, emphatically, ‘The life is in the blood.'” (Discourses of Redemption, 110-11)


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