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Was Jesus' Blood Required

Hebrews 9:12 says:" Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us." Question why did Jesus use his own blood to enter heaven? Could he have entered without his own blood?

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 ---mima on 10/7/09
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Yes! Christ's blood was necessary. The high priest, described in the old testament, entered the Holiest of all once a year, and not without blood. Just as this blood was necessary, so is Christ's blood necessary.

Heb12:24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.

His blood declares to God that we are redeemed, and that the eternal justice of God has been satisfied.
---trey on 11/19/09


I agree, only that little is made of it.
---Nana on 10/13/09

I know that little is made of it and that is sad. But to explain the whole of why his flesh was required would take way more than 125 words, wouldn't you agree? and some here would not be able to stomach that much meat, LOL.
I only know because God revealed it to me through my church body Overseer. His teaching is truly God given or I would not have discovered this real truth. He even told me that some don't realize the significance of his flesh dying then rising glorified. Some make light of the Risen part. I am sure you know just because you asked the right question. God bless you Nana!
---miche3754 on 10/14/09


"Yes it was."
miche3754 on 10/13/09
I agree, only that little is made of it.
---Nana on 10/13/09


It just occurred to me that this question is based on a wrong assumption.

Jesus, being God Incarnate, is not "required" to do anything.

He is totally free.

If He did something a certain way, it's because He FREELY CHOSE to do it that way, not because He was bound by some law or necessity (as the Graeco-Roman deities were).
---Cluny on 10/13/09


Is his flesh also required?
---Nana on 10/12/09

Yes it was.
---miche3754 on 10/13/09




It is the cleansing blood-1 John 1:7
The blood that frees us from our sins- Rev 1:5.
The blood which "bought us"- Acts 20:28
The "redeeming" blood -Ephesians 1:7 and Col 1:14.
The "justifying" blood - Romans 5:9
The "peacemaking" blood - Colossians 1:20.
Christ's blood makes us holy - Hebrews 13:12
The blood of the eternal covenant - Hebrews 13:20
We've barely scratched the surface.
---Ralph on 10/12/09

Ralph, very rarely do multiple witnesses get revealed here. Nice to see! I have never done these particular ones.
Some other linked witnesses. Sheep. For ever, everlasting. Redeem and us.
---Trav on 10/13/09


Because it was WRITTEN that he would, besides he couldn't shed the blood without the cross and without his blood there is no way we can be cleansed. There is no redemption without the shedding of blood
---larry on 10/12/09


John 6:55-56: "For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him."
Mark 14:23-24: "And he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them: and they all drank of it. And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many."

The blog asks, "Was Jesus' Blood Required".
Is his flesh also required?
---Nana on 10/12/09


Mima, VERSE 9:8 just prior explains verse 12.


Hebrews 9:8
The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing:


Jesus blood OPENED the way into the Holiest place of ALL.

Heb 10, says the veil was Christ's flesh, placing those IN CHRIST who enter in, members of His Body...never promised to Adam /Eve.

Even Adam/Eve in their perfectness didn't have access into the Holy of Holies.GOD's Throne!


This is the GREAT Mystery now manifest to you and me in Colossians 1: Christ in you, the hope of GLORY! Seated with Christ sharing His Throne! Rev 3!
---kathr4453 on 10/12/09


"And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb " Rev 12:11

At least 43 references to the blood of Christ in the New Testament, all testifying to its great importance in the salvation and daily life of the believer.

It is the cleansing blood-1 John 1:7

The blood that frees us from our sins- Rev 1:5.

The blood which "bought us"- Acts 20:28

The "redeeming" blood -Ephesians 1:7 and Col 1:14.

The "justifying" blood - Romans 5:9


The "peacemaking" blood - Colossians 1:20.

Christ's blood makes us holy - Hebrews 13:12

The blood of the eternal covenant - Hebrews 13:20

We've barely scratched the surface.
---Ralph on 10/12/09




Mark E, that was very good advice to Mima. It is wonderful to learn about God and all there is about Him, but speculations breeds false ideas and false teachings. Why not just stay with the gospel Truth. Why not just except the truth of the passage? The meaning God gave? Why have to resort to other idea's or meanings? What is important is the Truth the passage gives, not any other ideas or speculations.
---MarkV. on 10/11/09


-- Mima :

Brother, You & everyone else claiming the Lord as Savior should listen to MarkE because our Faith is in how Christ Saved us, not in man theories about how He could have Saved us.

Giving & Accepting opinions of speculation, interesting or not, are like walking down a road paved with good intentions...it only leads to hell.

While the Precious Blood of Christ is sufficient to 'Cover Our Sins', it wasn't sufficient for our Salvation without His Crucifix Death & Resurrection. So don't access man knowledge, access the Greatest Knowledge found within the Spirit and preach the gospel, not with the speculating wisdom of man's cleaver use of words, lest the Cross of Christ should be made of none effect. 1Cor.1:17
---Shawn.M.T on 10/11/09


---Mark_Eaton I agree with you. I happened to have access to a person with a great deal of knowledge about English. And after examining what Cluny and I wrote that person determined that neither one of us had committed to anything more than an interesting speculating idea!!!
---mima on 10/10/09


\\ Mima, Cluny:

Whoah fellas.

Before you start patting each other on the back for a new revelation to something, remember that DEATH is the penalty for sin, not blood.\\

Whoa, yourself.

I never claimed a "new revelation," or that was anything other than an opinion or viewpoint.

So don't accuse me of things I didn't say.
---Cluny on 10/10/09


Is making Jesus an insturment of torture,pain, bloodshed and sacrifice an evil moment for God?
Is God's wrathful nature one of displaced anger,a pay back, for Jesus never did sin?
Is sin transferable?
Who was known to have sinned?
Does not the war in heaven tell the tale?
Human sacrificing is inhuman and primitive and very un spiritual.
Sacrificing a human to please God's wrath is primitive phiolosophy-Paul's gospel.
All human life is saved by belief-faith alone.

---earl on 10/10/09


Mima, Cluny:

Whoah fellas.

Before you start patting each other on the back for a new revelation to something, remember that DEATH is the penalty for sin, not blood.

It was Jesus death that was required to purchase our freedom from sin, and from death. Without his death, the blood from His circumcision would not have set you free.

These kind of "theories" lead us away from Scripture and down rabbit trails to Wonderland that ultimately have no benefit to us or other believers. You would be best to leave them alone.
---Mark_Eaton on 10/10/09


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I think BABS is right. The slaying of animals and the shedding of blood have special significane throughout the Bible. It was lambs blood on the doorposts that caused the angel of death to bypass the Hebrews in Egypt. It was blood sprinkled outside the tabernacle and the temple that was a "sin offering" for the Hebrews. But this sacrifice for sin was only temporary.

Jesus, the perfect Lamb of God
without blemish, in shedding His blood, made all the OT blood sacrifices unessessary. He did this as a sacrifice once for all, forever.

Without His shedding of blood, the Jews would have no way to see Him as their sin-bearer. (Even so, only a few did.. but there is at least hope for many more)
---Donna66 on 10/10/09


jesus himself said that his blood would be shed for many.
---tom2 on 10/10/09


\\Considering that there is more than one view of an atonement doctrine in christianity,how can one,today , believe a bloodshed sacrifice is required or necessary to achieve a goal?
---earl on 10/9/09\\

As C. S. Lewis has said, our faith should be in Christ Himself and not in a theory about how He saves us.

This is a distinction lost on a great many pop-evangelicals.
---Cluny on 10/9/09


Considering that there is more than one view of an atonement doctrine in christianity,how can one,today , believe a bloodshed sacrifice is required or necessary to achieve a goal?
---earl on 10/9/09


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\\ ---Cluny's answer on 10/7/09 is brand new to me, I have never heard it before. I'm starting a new radio program Cluny and you can be sure I will mention your answer on the program.\\

Keep in mind, mima, that this is ONLY an opinion, and no more.

However most early Christian writers say that Jesus voluntarily took on the entire human condition, including suffering and death.

In fact, He had to "borrow death", because in His divine nature, that was not part of Him.

And by His borrowing death, He destroyed it by His Resurrection.
---Cluny on 10/8/09


--- Mima :

Brother, On your radio program, do the Gospel a big serves by keep your talks more on the straight Truth of the Passion, Crucifixion & Resurrection of the Gospel of Christ and less on speculative opinions. We're to preach the gospel, not with the cleaver wisdom of words, lest the Cross of Christ should be made of none effect. 1Cor.1:17

God's Foreknowledge of the "Hour" of Christ is what made His Blood sufficient to cover our sins. More & more Biblical question & answers are being based in the opinions of speculation, and is the cause of strife & arguments about the Body of the Church.

Giving opinions of speculation are like walking down a road paved with good intentions....it only leads to hell.
---Shawn.M.T on 10/8/09


---Cluny's answer on 10/7/09 is brand new to me, I have never heard it before. I'm starting a new radio program Cluny and you can be sure I will mention your answer on the program. I average about four hours (for 40 years) a day in Bible study. Yet it is right here on Christianet that I am introduced to new and different ideas all the time.
The program will be called "Bible Talk" and many of the questions discussed will come from Christianet
---mima on 10/8/09


My own opinion--and I do not mean cornerstone of what I believe--is that the few drops shed at His circumcision at 8 days old would have sufficed for our salvation, as they were shed in obedience to His Father.
---Cluny on 10/7/09


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Christ was in "heaven" before He came here. He could have returned there without shedding His blood, since it was His home.

He did not use His blood to get back to heaven. He shed it to allow us to go to heaven.

& I suggest the term "blood" is used to express the sacrifice, not the actual physical liquid-like substance that He shed in the course of His sacrfifice.

If that all makes some sort of sense?
---alan8566_of_uk on 10/7/09


-- Mima :

Brother, The answer to your first question is found in the last half of Heb.9:12.

1) Question why did Jesus use his own Blood to enter Heaven?, To "obtain eternal redemption for us!!!

2) While Christ could, He never would have entered Heaven without first giving His Precious Blood for our eternal redemption.
---ShawnM.T. on 10/7/09


Also, I would like add that Hebrews 9:22...And almost all things are by the law purged with blood:and without shedding of blood is no remission.(forgivness)23. It was therefore necssary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these, And those scrifices are the ones our Dear Lord and Savior made for us, and by the shedding of His precious Blood.
---BABS on 10/7/09


Hi And God bless you.
Jesus was the perfect sacrifice becauce He is and have always been without sin. His blood was the only blood pure and clean enough to wash and cleanse sin.
I hope this helps you. :)
---BABS on 10/7/09


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God required a blood sacrifice for sin. Yes jesus could have entered,actually he came from there,the issue was he wanted us there also,and only by his blood are we able.
---tom2 on 10/7/09


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