Remember, the blood of Christ is critical. No matter how often we go to church, no matter how active we are, no matter how many times we receive communion, no matter how much money we give in the offering, and no matter how much time we spend helping the poor or the sick, unless we have confessed Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord and allow His blood to cover and cleanse us; we are still lost and are aliens from the Kingdom Keep in mind, good works won't cut it. Sound theology won't make it happen or correct doctrine won't smooth it out. Only the blood of Jesus can cleanse us of sin and make us righteous and holy again. Good works, sound theology and correct doctrine are byproducts of a growing life in the Spirit. But apart from the blood of Jesus, they have no power.
Now once again I state, that Jesus came to reintroduce the Kingdom of God to mankind and restore us to righteousness and holiness. He accomplished this by dying on the cross, where His shed blood had the power to cover and wash away our sin Because of our sin, we were spiritually dead, slaves to our sin and hostage to Satan and his kingdom of darkness. By His death on the cross, Jesus paid the ransom to free us from Satan's grip. He became our substitute so that we could go free. Jesus became sin for us so that we could become the righteousness of God.
For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. (II Corinthians 5:21)
His dead body laid in the tomb for three days, cold and lifeless. Deatrh could not hold Him. On the morning of that third day, He rose from the dead. Jesus' resurrection guaranteed that all who have been washed clean of sin by His blood will also share in His life eternal life. Many of you have read and heard this before. Now it's about time for you to view it from a Kingdom viewpoint.