Numbers Chapter 35: 30-34

“The Blood Speaks”


Now here in this section dealing w/ MURDER- The Lord makes an interesting Statement – Concerning Blood

A)V.33 The Blood of that Person actually DEFILES the Land !!!!


B) There is a defilement upon that land – because of the person who was slain /

1)   We understand that – Think about Sabre Springs : That community has been Defiled Blood of Danielle V.   Cries out for Justice : 


C) Here that name Sabre Springs not a Pleasant thought that comes to our minds

1)   Santee High School – Been Defiled – People who still have a hard time driving by that School


D) Littleton Colorado – Been Defiled – Blood has been Shed

1)   Vietnam : The list could go on & on !!! The Blood of those who were slain sends a message of  Depravity/ Injustice / Greed &  Wickedness


In the Story of Cain & Abel/ After Cain slew his brother Abel – The Lord confronted Cain & declared to him:  Gen 4:10

"What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood cries out to Me from the ground.


A)The Blood of Abel was crying out to God : The book of Hebrews written over 2,000 yrs later – says the Blood of Abel still speaks


B) The Blood of Abel speaks of Murder : Of the damage that can be done when there is Jealousy & Bitterness

1)   When someone is not right w/ the Lord – which were the main reasons that Cain Slew his brother Abel / The Blood of Abel still speaks


C) / But the book of Hebrews also declares in ch.12:24 There is one who’s blood was Shed that speaks of Better things than the Blood of Abel – JESUS

We sit here today over 2,000 yrs have passed since our Lord was brutally Murdered / Unjustly nailed to a Cross

A)But the Blood of Jesus still speaks loudly & powerfully today : Especially to everyone who has put their faith in Him


There is a saying among Italian sculptors, who often miss the chisel and hit their own hands with the hammer: "When the blood flows out, the mastery enters." It was so with Jesus Christ. It was his death on Calvary that made him the master of our souls.


B) For the rest of our time this morning I want us to consider the message of the Blood of Christ – What does it say to us !!!!

1)   6 verses that speak to us loud & clear of what the Blood of Jesus says today – to those who would put their faith in Christ


#1 Mark 14:24: The Blood of Jesus tells us that He has Established a New Cov. -  SCENE: LAST SUPPER

24 And He said to them, "This is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many.


A)The Old Cov said do : It was based on my Performance { FLAWED


B) The New Cov. Said Done – based on His Performance {FAITHFUL

1)   Abe & Cov  w/ God – animals slain – be as them – Abe asleep


C) The Old Cov – Provided that the blood of a lamb be slain in order to COVER - a persons sin

1) The OC  required a constant sacrifices day after day / year after year


D) The New Cov Jesus is the Lamb that was slain / ONCE FOR ALL & ONCE & FOR ALL – No need for more sacrifices

1)  His blood doesn’t cover our sins – true Atonement { AT-ONE- MENT


E) So first of all the Blood of Jesus tells us under a New Cov / Based on His

Performance not ours / Based on His Sacrifice not ours

#2 The Blood of Jesus Declares we are Justified: Rom 5:9

9 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.


A)The Word Justification in the greek is Dikaioo . It is a term of Jurisprudence - It is a legal term

1)     It means more than the judge simply declaring that you have been forgiven / but it means that the Judge declares you Righteous


B) The Judge Declares you RIGHT ON !!!!! Just as if You never Sinned !!


C) Lets says some kids here at the Church were accused of stealing something out of the Church.

1)   They weren’t caught in the act – but all the evidence pointed to the fact that they looked guilty –


D) We announced who they were – but said the Boys are repentive & we are going to Forgive them – Not Press Charges

1)   When those boys came to Church at least for a while – They would feel ashamed when around/ Embarrassed – afraid to look people in the Eye


But If we announced that those boys who were wrongly accused we caught the real thieve – They would be Justified

A)Now when come – Hold their heads High -  Not Forgiven but Declared Righteous – RIGHT ON!!!


B) The Blood of Jesus Declares us Righteous – But here is the Twist –

1)   We were guilty – But the Blood of Jesus applied to our sin – Removes that Sin Completely it is Gone


C) And in the eyes of the Father it is Just as if It never Happened


D)The Implication is Fantastic- I am no longer scared or embarrassed to come before God because  I know that I have been Justified


Consider the Contrast :

A)If I am only forgiven – my whole attitude is different I know that God forgave me but I feel like such a jerk /


B) Being around Him makes me feel uncomfortable / reminded of what I did


C) Lord I am such jerk / I am such a loser / thank you for forgiving me / I will try not to cause you any more trouble


D)But I am never ever going to seek to get close to the Lord under those conditions

1)   But when God declares – You are righteous / Justified – Your sins are forgiven & forgotten put as far as the E. from the West / Justified


E) Now I feel I am accepted & Welcome in the Family of God

1) So 2nd thing – The Blood of Jesus declares us Righteous {Justified 



#3 The Blood declares that I am Valuable to God – He Purchased Me Eph 1:7  In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace


A)Redemption – paying the price of a Ransom 1 Peter 1:18-19

18 knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.


A)Peter says that we were not redeemed by corruptible things / silver or gold

But by the Precious Blood of Christ – the Sacrificial lamb who was w/out spot or Blemish


B) The Law was our Tyrant and our Master/ Bondage  – and with it came a curse upon everyone who was unable to Keep it

1)   So each & everyone of us was under the curse of the law & doomed


Gal.3:13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”)


C) The law had a dreadful curse; it threatened that whosoever should violate one of its precepts, should die:

1) The fear of this curse,  inflicted a continual dread on those who were under it; they knew they had disobeyed it


D) They were doomed to death & Destruction

1)But “Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made

           a curse for us.”


Now we are not under the law, but under grace, and consequently “We

have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear, but we have received the spirit of adoption, whereby we cry,“Abba, Father.”


A)We go from being Slaves to Sons / those who were Cursed to those who are Richly blessed / those who lived in fear to being those who are free


B) Those who have obtained an inheritance as sons – Because we have been purchased by God – w/ the Blood of His own dear Son

1) Brought into the Family as Sons & Daughters


C) CHS  Never forget the three whats.

 What from? Believers are redeemed from Curse of the Law : Which is hell  destruction.


D) What by? By the precious blood of Christ.

1)   What to? To an inheritance incorruptible, undefiled, and that will not fade away.


E) So #3 The Blood of Jesus Declares that we are Valuable to God – His Purchased Possession – He paid the Ultimate price for !! The Price of Blood

#4 1 John 1:7 The Blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all sin

A)Everyone is familiar with Murphy's Law, "If anything can go wrong, it will." That has spawned a whole set of such tongue-in-cheek laws.


B) One of them is O'Reilly's Law of the Kitchen: "Cleanliness is next to impossible."

1)   We've all heard that cleanliness is next to godliness, but doesn't it sometimes seem that cleanliness is truly next to impossible?


C) Spiritually Speaking – Nothing I can do to Cleanse myself & rid my self of the guilt that I experience because of Sin

1) Sin has a directly defiling affect upon a person – the world’s worst & deadly disease – It is always – FATAL


D) Spiritual cleanliness is only possible through the grace of God, AND by the blood of Christ.

1) There is a fountain filled w/ Blood that flows from the Saviors veins and no matter how great the offense


No matter how many, nor how deeply-seated our offenses may be, the blood of Jesus cries Out

“Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”


A)It is the song of heaven, — “We have washed our robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.”


B) Hebrews 9:14 The Blood of Christ has cleansed our Conscience from dead works to serve the Living God !!!!!!


Charles Finney was preaching in a great revival in Detroit. After the service one night a man said "I want you to come home w/ me, ……. Don't go - but he went.

When they got to the man's house,/  the man locked the door, and pulled a revolver from his pocket. He said - "Don't be afraid, Mr. Finney. I am not going to shoot you.

I heard you preach tonight about the Lord Jesus Christ. This revolver has killed four men. Is there any hope for a man like that?"

Mr. Finney replied, "The blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanses us from all sin"


The man answered - "You don't understand, Mr. Finney. Down below this apartment where you are sitting there is a saloon. I have helped send men down the road to hell; I have helped men to rob their own children of food and milk. Is there any hope for a man who would run a saloon?"

 Finney replied, The blood of Jesus Christ  cleanses us from all sin

The man continued, I have been a gambler all my life. I have spent my life taking money from people illegally. I there any hope for a man like that?"Mr. Finney said, "The blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all sin


The man persisted. "Across the street there is a wife I have abused, a little girl who is disfigured. One night I came home from gambling and drinking in a drunken stupor. The child ran to put her arms around me and I pushed her away from me. She hit the heater and is terribly disfigured. Is there any hope for a man like that?


Mr. Finney said, "The blood of Jesus Christ his son cleanses us from all sin"

Soon thereafter Mr. Finney left. The next morning the man stumbled across the street. He had not slept; he had prayed all night. When he got into the house he stumbled up to his room.


In a little while his wife said to the little girl - "Tell your daddy it's time for breakfast"

She went upstairs and said, "Mama says it's time for breakfast"

The man said, "Maggie darling, I don't want any breakfast this morning.


She ran back downstairs and said, "Mama, Daddy said he did not want any breakfast this morning and he called me darling.” The mother said,

You made a mistake; you heard him wrong. Go back up there and tell him it's time for breakfast.

In a moment the man came down, took his wife in his arms and his little girl on his knee. "O wife, he wept, I have sinned against you like few men have ever sinned against anyone, but last night I heard the preacher preach. I heard about Jesus and about the blood of Jesus.


The blood of Jesus has cleansed me from all my sin. You have a new husband. Daughter, you have a new daddy."

#5 REV 12:11 declares to us that The Blood of Jesus Silences the Accuser of the Brethren

They overcame the Accuser of the Brethren thru the Blood of Jesus Christ


Martin Luther had a dream in which he stood on the day of judgment before God Himself--and Satan was there to accuse him. When Satan opened his books full of accusations, he pointed to transgression after transgression of which Luther was guilty.


As the proceedings went on, Luther's heart sunk in despair. Then he remembered the cross of Christ--and turning upon Satan, he said, "There is one entry which you have not made, Satan."

The Devil retorted, "What is that?"  And Luther answered, "It is this--the blood of Jesus Christ, his Son, cleanses us from all sins."


A)Luther’s dream has scriptural merit to it – because in Zech 3 Zech the Prophet  has a dream or vision of  Joshua the H. Priest standing before God 1) Dressed in Filthy garments which represent his sin – and Satan is there to Accuse him – ACCUSSER OF THE BRETHERN


B) But the Lord rebukes the Devil – kicks Him out – takes off the filthy Robe of Joshua’s Sin & puts on Him His own robe of Righteousness

1) The Blood of Jesus –declares that the accuser has been Silenced


#6 Heb 10:19 The Blood of Jesus declares that we have ACCESS to enter into God’s Presence

19 Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh,


A)Not Just Access but Boldness to enter into God’s Presence 

Free to worship


Eph 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.        Nearness Intimacy

Today we want to Celebrate the message of the Blood of Christ

A)The Blood that declares that a New Cov has been established – No longer under the law but under grace { Not my Performance but His


B) The Blood that declares us Righteous { Right on in God’s eyes


C) The Blood that declares we are Valuable to God – Purchased Possession


D) The Blood that declares that we are Cleansed from every sin / Free Guilt


E) The Blood that has opened the door of Access where by we can come boldly before God & Enjoy intimacy w/ God


Now if you are here today & you have not received Christ – You are under the OC – the Law – Pronounces you guilty – One sin – all sin

A)You are not Justified – declared Righteous – But unrighteous doomed


B) Still in Bondage / Still Unclean / No Access to God whatsoever


But that can all Change today: Plead the Blood – Receive Christ – embrace the Message His blood declares to you today

A)Cleansing Forgiveness / Rightness / Access & Intimacy are available



B) Warning: 1 Cor. 11 partaking of Communion in unworthy manner

1)Which means Stay in my sin – but partake anyway – I am acknowledging what Jesus did for me – but also acknowledging I don’t want it



1 Cor 11:27-

27 Therefore whoever eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord 29 For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord's body. 30 For this reason many are weak and sick among you, and many sleep.