Rabbi Schneider - Yom Kippur, The Power of the Blood of Jesus
The Bible tells us in the book of Ephesians, chapter 1, verse 7, "In Him, in Yeshua we have redemption through His blood". In Him we have redemption through His blood. The word redemption, beloved one, carries the idea of being bought. God bought us through the blood of Jesus. "We've been purchased," the Scripture says, "for the Father through the blood of the Lamb". The Father sent Yeshua into the world to purchase you, if you're a believer in Him, through His blood.
Again, without the shedding of blood, there's no remission of sin. So in order for you to be brought to the Father, in order for you to be able to stand before the Father holy and blameless, you have to have the blood of Jesus that has been paid and is paid for your sin. Jesus redeemed us. He bought us for the Father. But I want you to consider The Day of Atonement, once blood redeemed us, but furthermore, the blood of Yeshua cleanses us. One thing is legal, redemption is legal, but the blood of Jesus continues to flow. If you can imagine a waterfall, if you ever seen like a picture of Niagara Falls, or some other great waterfall, the water just continuously, powerfully, it just continues to pour down and pour down and pour down and pour down so powerfully, so majestic.
That's the way the blood of Jesus is. It's living. It's continually being poured out over our life. And as we partner with the Lord, as we partner with Hashem through our faith and through our obedience to His Word, what happens is the blood of Jesus that's continually being poured over our lives in a living active way, even as that water is going over a waterfalls, cleanses us. This is present time, a present reality, where you and I are being changed day to day by the Spirit through the blood of Jesus.
So we read, for example, in the book of 1 John 1:7 these words. "But if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin". And I love that reality, because it's not just a legal reality. It's an experiential, beloved one, reality. And if you're like me, you'll notice that as you age you get cleaner and cleaner. We still are aware of our sin. We're still repenting because repentance keeps on going to a deeper and deeper level as we discover who God is and how He wants us to live.
Just as a quick side note, And then lastly, today I And then lastly, today I want to talk about the fact that the blood of Jesus justifies you. This is related to the other concept that I shared. But you know, you're gonna stand before the Lord, beloved, even as we're standing in His presence, you and I, right now as this broadcast is proceeding. And you know what? We're justified in Him through the blood of Jesus. What does that mean? It means this. It's true that when you look at your life and you look at your past, you realize that you're guilty, you realize that there's things that you said that you knew were gonna hurt people. You intentionally said things to hurt somebody.
And some of you have said terrible things to people. But you know what? You're justified. The blood of Jesus has paid for your sin and my sin. There are things in all our life that we look back at and we cringe the way that we've treated other people at times, the things that we've done, the bad decisions we've made, the exploits that we went in when we were young. We look back we just cringe. But you know what? When you stand before Jesus your sins will have been revealed to you as being removed as far as the east is from the west. You are justified, beloved one, because of the blood of the Lamb.