The Blood Atonement

The theme of "the shedding of blood" is dominant through out the Torah. The blood of the Passover Lamb was applied to the door posts of every Israelite home just prior to the exodus from Egypt. When God saw the blood on the door-post, he "passed over" that house and those inside passed from death to life.

The writings of Torah often reminds us the "without the shedding of blood, there is no remission of sins." "For the life of a creature is in the blood, and I have given it to you to make atonement for yourselves on the altar, it is the blood that makes atonement for one's life." (Lev. 17:11)

In the Tabernacle of Moses and in the Temple of Solomon, the blood of animals were offered as a sacrifice for the sins of the people (Particularly on Yom Kippur).

All of these blood sacrifices foreshadowed the one perfect sacrifice that Yeshua made for the sins of all mankind. He is also known as the Lamb of God. If you apply (spiritually speaking) the blood of His atonement to the door-post of your heart, you will pass from "death unto life." You will also receive the gift of the Holy spirit. If you reject His blood sacrifice, which He made on your behalf, then there is no forgiveness of sins. Through Him is God's plan of salvation for the Jewish people
and for all mankind.

The Rabbis teach that when the Temple was destroyed in 70 AD by the Romans that blood atonement became unnecessary and that forgiveness of sins would now come through doing "good works". But God says, "without the shedding of blood, there is no remission of sins." Even the prophet Isaiah said, "our own acts of righteousness are like filthy rags before the Lord."

The question to all of us is "do you think you can save yourself" or "Do you want to come under the covenant which God has provided for you through the Blood of the Messiah?"