Jesus shed His holy blood in seven different ways for us at the cross.
The significance of this true love sacrifice for mankind is in the meaning behind each blood shedding. Through Jesus’ perfect blood sacrifices seven freedoms are returned to us, redeeming freedoms that set us free from all bondage.
Jesus’ seven blood sheddings consecrate us, He is the sacrifice on the altar of the cross for sin. His blood cleanses us now just as the blood in ancient Israel, sprinkled seven time on the horns of the altar as instructed to Moses from our LORD, cleansed the unclean people of Israel from their sin.
Leviticus 16:19 He shall sprinkle some of the blood on it with his finger seven times to cleanse it and to consecrate it from the uncleanness of the Israelites.
1. Jesus’ Supreme Sweat Turned To Blood
Luke 22:44 And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.
In the Garden of Eden, Adam lost his authority over earth when he sinned and ate the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. It is also in another garden, the Garden of Gethsemane, that we find the first shedding of Jesus’ blood for us. This first blood is the beginning of mankind’s redemption (saving) from sin.
2. Jesus’ Faultless Back Drained Blood While Being Flogged
Matthew 27:26 Then he released Barabbas to them. But he had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified.
The Roman Governor, Pilate, ordered Jesus flogged. Roman flogging was not carried out with merely a stick, but with many leather straps that had pieces of sharp rocks and shards of pottery attached. With thirty-nine lashes tearing through His flesh and muscle down to bone, Jesus paid for our healing from all disease.
Isaiah 53:5 But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed. (NTL)
3. Jesus’ Holy Body Bled Inside While Being Beaten And Bruised Outside
Jesus bled under His skin for our iniquity (inherited weakness) when He was crushed and horrendous wounds caused bleeding on the inside. Because of inside bleeding we can plead for internal healing, for things unseen inside of us.
Isaiah 53:5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.
4. Jesus Endured A Barbed Crown Of Thorns That Pierced And Bloodied His Precious Head
Matthew 27:29 and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand. Then they knelt in front of him and mocked him. “Hail, king of the Jews!” they said.
Jesus’ bloodied head frees our minds so the enemy has no control over our thoughts. His blood that flowed from His precious head gives us the pathway to proper decision making.
5. Spikes Driven Into Jesus’ Tender Hands Dripped His Devine Blood
Jesus shed blood from his hands when he was nailed to the cross. This blood cleansed our hands that our work may be purified in His name. This blood also freed our hands to open and receive our inheritance, assurance of eternal life with Christ in heaven.
Matthew 27:35 When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots.
The Roman’s gambled away what little possessions Jesus owned (His clothes) at the very same time Jesus’ dripping blood was freeing us to receive all that God promises us.
6. Spikes Driven Into Jesus’ Flawless Feet Shed More Holy Blood
Jesus shed blood from His feet when nailed to the cross. His flawless blood gave us back dominion on earth which we lost with Adam. Because Jesus stands above mankind not below, his blood gives us power to claim righteousness over satan at every spot our feet touch the ground.
Luke 10:19 I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.
7. Jesus, The Son Of God, Pierced In The Side
Jesus shed blood from His side. When He was speared, both blood and water flowed from the piercing. That flow is a physical symbol that the heart burst. Jesus paid the price, pierced as the ultimate sacrifice, to heal the broken hearted.
John 19:33-35 But when they came to Jesus and found that he was already dead, they did not break his legs. Instead, one of the soldiers pierced Jesus’ side with a spear, bringing a sudden flow of blood and water. The man who saw it has given testimony, and his testimony is true. He knows that he tells the truth, and he testifies so that you also may believe.
ARE YOU A FOLLOWER OF JESUS?
If you’re uncertain you’ve ever invited Jesus into your heart – now is the perfect time. Pray this sinner’s prayer found at Gotquestions.com. Only through Jesus Christ can you receive the redemptive hope that He alone offers.
“God, I know that I am a sinner. I know that I deserve the consequences of my sin. However, I am trusting in Jesus Christ as my Savior. I believe that His death and resurrection provided for my forgiveness. I trust in Jesus and Jesus alone as my personal Lord and Savior. Thank you Lord, for saving me and forgiving me! Amen!”