The Bloodline of Redemption
Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel, and His Redeemer,
the Lordof hosts: “I am the First and I am the Last;
besides Me there is no God.” - Isaiah 44:6
The book of Nehemiah establishes biblical history. As you go back and begin to study the thirty nine books of the Old Testament you will find it is incredible. Why? Because you will begin to see and understand how all the different types and shadows of the Old Testamentmake complete sense in the New Testament, especially in the book of Hebrews.
In the Old Testament, the bloodshed from animal sacrifices was a covering of sin. But it was a type, a shadow of things to come when Jesus Christ would die and His blood would take away our sins once and for all. The Apostle Paul explains this truth clearly in Hebrews 10:12-14:
But this Man [Jesus], after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God, from that time waiting till His enemies are made His footstool. For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified.
Since the beginning of creation, you will find the promise of redemption in the book of Genesis, with Adam (Genesis 3:15). Adam’s bloodline weaves its way through many biblical patriarchs: Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph and King David further onward. Why are theologians interested in this bloodline? Because they, or anyone else studying the Scriptures; can follow this blood line to the Messiah––the royal bloodline of Jesus Christ in the New Testament (Matthew 1:1-17).
God’s work of redemption was accomplished by the Messiah. Jesus paid the full purchase price for the forgiveness of our sins––His blood.
In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.
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