Nothing But The Blood – by Desmond Ford
- Bible study
- Christian Evidences
- Christian Living
- Dr Desmond Ford
- New Testament
- Second Coming
Jun 18, 2015 1949
God had said to the Children of Israel in Egypt, “When I see the blood, I’ll pass over you”. It was the blood and nothing but the blood that brought salvation. Suppose there had been some good Hebrew father who had said, “Well now, can’t we do better than that? “Let’s make a few nice ornaments for the sanctuary” or “Let’s write up ‘our book of good deeds” or “Let’s have a praise service” or “Let’s have someone preach” or “Let’s have the Torah in here and we’ll all read from the Scriptures”?
There would have been a death in the family. It’s the blood and nothing but the blood that brings salvation. Nothing but the blood.
Secondly, whoever was under the blood was saved. He may have been a terrible rogue in days gone by. I’m sure that with the judgments of the Lord going through the land, he wouldn’t want to be engaging in roguery now. But he may have been the worst rotter unhung. Or she may have been the equivalent. But whoever was under the blood was saved.
“Whosoever believeth, whosoever will, whosoever is athirst, let him come and take the water of life freely.” The blood and nothing but the blood that brought salvation, whoever was under the blood was safe.
And it was God’s estimate of the blood that counted. They probably scratched their heads and said “We’re not quite sure what all this means. Why all this blood?” The learned ones could have said, “Well, don’t you remember in Eden, there was a sacrifice that showed that God Himself would die for us? Don’t you know?” But it was God’s estimate of the blood that brought salvation.
You don’t have to be able to talk learnedly about reconciliation and atonement and imputation and justification and sanctification. It will help if you know your vocabulary. But you don’t have to. It is God’s understanding of the blood that matters, not yours.
It is what He sees in it that counts. We only see the superficial. We don’t realize that it was an infinite one who suffered – the One who was worth more than a trillion, billion worlds. It was He who hung on the cross. And He offers us an infinite righteousness.
So please remember these things about the blood. It was the blood and nothinq but the blood. Whoever was under the blood was saved, and it was God’s estimate of the blood that brought salvation.
– Des Ford. Rom 8:27–32. Adapted from “Tomorrow According to Daniel.”