There is an old hymn* that proclaims an old and vital truth: ” There is pow’r, wonder working power in the blood of the Lamb, there is wonder working power in the precious blood of the Lamb.”
The Lamb was Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Yesterday we remembered the day He let Himself be crucified, the day He shed His blood and gave His life.
The power, the wonder working power of His shed blood has purchased and accomplished great things in my life and in the lives of all His followers. These great things have been won for me and them: forgiveness and redemption (see Acts 20:28 and Ephesians 1:7); justification (Romans 5:9); peace (Colossians 1:20); cleansing (Hebrews 9:14); healing (Isaiah 53:5); confidence to draw near to God (Hebrews 10:19-22); and freedom from sin (Revelation 1:5).
The evening before His crucifixion, Jesus celebrated the Passover meal with His disciples. ” “…after the supper, He took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.” ” (Luke 22:20)
When ANYONE believes in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, His blood is applied to their life and powerful transformation follows. This transformation is clearly witnessed to in the story and movie: I Can Only Imagine. It documents how an abusive, mean man was changed into a loving father who stopped hurting his son and started blessing him.
Faith begets this miracle time and time again. That is why Paul tells us that if any man is in Jesus Christ, he is a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17).
Church Communion is when we remember the night Jesus gave the cup of the new covenant to His disciples. Whenever we bring the cup to our lips and drink, we say to the Lord Jesus, “I believe. I agree. I receive. I’m in. I’m yours.”
There is always room at the table for more. You are loved, and you are welcome. Come believe. Come drink of the cup.
* There Is Power In The Blood by Lewis E. Jones