“Without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness” (Hebrews 9:22).
“In him we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins” (Ephesians 1:7).
Let us look at what Jesus said during the Last Supper: He took the cup of wine and said, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you (Luke 22:20).” Matthew adds its purpose too, “for the forgiveness of sins (Matthew 26:28).”
Now the OId Covenant was put into effect by shedding of blood of calves, but the New Covenant was put into effect by Jesus’ own blood (Read Hebrews 9:15—22 prayerfully to understand this). Now you got the picture; isn’t it? The blood of bulls and goats had no power to take away sins (Hebrews 10:4). It was impossible. But Christ’s blood made it possible.
And God entered into a new relationship with men and women who came to him on the basis of the shed blood of Jesus on the cross. Therefore the story of it came to be known as the New Testament or the New Covenant. “Christ is the mediator of a new covenant” (Hebrews 9:15). Now I hope that you know why your Bible is divided into the Old Testament and the New Testament.
By this time, you might be sure who is able to forgive you all your sins; isn’t it? See also Isaiah 44:22, Isaiah 38:17, Micah 7:19, 1 John 1:9 and ask God to forgive you all your sins. The blood of Jesus brings you God’s forgiveness.
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