Is the Blood of Jesus Your Song? It is the Eternal Song of Heaven!

The favourite title that John uses for Jesus Christ is “Lamb” or “Slain Lamb” in the Book of Revelation. He uses that title no less than 26 times. It reminds us of the words with which John the Baptist introduced Jesus Christ: “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world (John 1:29b)!”

When you consider the fact that Jesus is referred to as Lamb only once in the OT in Isaiah 53, twice in John’s gospel Chapter 1 and once in 1 Peter; this emphasis in the Book of Revelation should not be missed.

John sees the shed blood on the cross as the central point of our faith. Therefore he writes: “To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood (Revelation 1:5b).”

John describes the new song sung when Jesus takes the scroll whose seals no one else in the entire universe is found worthy to open. In that song we find the blood of Jesus the chief focus: “You were worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased men for God . . . (Revelation 5:9).

Again we find a huge multitude of people in heaven no one can count (Revelation 7:9).  An elder tells him that these people have come out of the great tribulation and that they have washed their robes and made it white in the blood of the Lamb (Revelation 7:14).

So you find that the blood of Jesus is in focus always in heaven. And you need not wait till reaching heaven to sing those songs praising the blood of Jesus. These are some songs you can learn to sing or even meditate on in your quiet moments each day:

What can wash away my sin?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus. – Robert Lowry.

Have you been to Jesus for the cleansing pow’r?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb? — Elisha Albright Hoffman.

There is a fountain filled with blood
Drawn from Immanuel’s veins;
And sinners, plunged beneath that flood,
Lose all their guilty stains: — William Cowper

Just as I am, without one plea,
But that Thy blood was shed for me,
And that Thou bid’st me come to Thee,
O Lamb of God, I come! I come! — Charlotte Elliott
[This song was widely used as the altar call song in Billy Graham Crusades.]

On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross,
The emblem of suff’ring and shame. – George Bennard

[One stanza in particular begins with the line: In the old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine, A wondrous beauty I see].

There is power, power, wonder-working power
In the blood of the Lamb
There is power, power, wonder-working power
In the precious blood of the Lamb

(This is the chorus of the song, “Would you be free from the burden of sin written by Lewis E. Jones)

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