The Cross the Blood and the Death of Jesus Christ John Bjorlie

In my message given on Sunday, April 5, 2020 I mentioned the themes in Scripture about the Cross, the Death, and the Blood of Christ. Years ago I was given a study by G. V. Wigram entitled “The Cross, the Blood, and the Death of Jesus Christ: Their Uses and Applications by the Spirit in Scripture.” The book simply highlighted the obvious. Paul’s letter to the Galatians emphasizes the Cross as that instrument of execution that the world gave to our Lord. By that Cross the world expressed it’s enmity. Paul said “The world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world” (Galatians 6:14).
In Romans the judicial penalty for our sins is paid in Christ’s Death. “When we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly” (Romans 5:6). In Hebrews the priestly sacrificial offering to God of the Blood is emphasized. Here we see God vindicated. Sin is an insult, a slander against God. The enemy has used our sins as an accusation against God. “Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption. For if the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies for the purifying of the flesh, how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?” (Hebrews 9:12-14.