Do you remember the time when the hymns of old centered around the blood of our Lord Jesus? Hymns such as “There is a Fountain Filled with Blood”; “There is Power in the Blood,’’ and “What Can Wash Away My Sins? Nothing But the Blood of Jesus.”

Very few churches today still preach as a priority the precious blood of Jesus. And yet, the Bible tells us that to appropriate the blood of Jesus by faith is the only way one can be redeemed. Ephesians 1:7 reads, “In whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.” Hebrews 9:22b reads, “And without the shedding of blood is no remission.” We are sanctified by the blood (I Corinthians 1:30). The blood of Jesus, precious blood, redeems us (I Peter 1:8-19). The blood of Jesus cleanses us if we walk in the light (I John 1:7).