Are you Robed in the Blood?

The blood of Yeshua gives us many things, like power, peace, justification and sanctification, salvation and forgiveness and so much more. We were God’s enemies and without hope as Romans 5:10 tells us, “For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.” And again in Ephesians 2:11-13, “Therefore, keep in mind that once you—Gentiles in the flesh—were called “uncircumcision” by those called “circumcision.” At that time you were separate from Messiah, excluded from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Yeshua the Messiah you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Messiah.” 

Hebrews 9:11-14 also says, “But when Messiah appeared as a high priest of the good things having come, He entered through the greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made by hands, that is, not of this creation;  and not through the blood of goats and calves, but through His own blood, He entered the holy place once for all time, having obtained eternal redemption.  For if the blood of goats and bulls, and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling those who have been defiled, sanctify for the cleansing of the flesh,  how much more will the blood of Messiah, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?”

Exodus 26:14,  “You shall make a covering for the tent of rams’ skins dyed red and a covering of porpoise skins above.” We see the outer covering of the tabernacle was dyed red to symbolize the blood as a covering. We too are now the temple of the Holy Spirit as 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 tells us, “ Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him. For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple.” In the Tabernacle the priests would sacrifice an animal and take its blood and enter into the Holy of Holies. They not only sprinkled blood on the altar but also they would take the blood and sprinkle it on themselves. Exodus 29:21, “Then you shall take some of the blood that is on the altar and some of the anointing oil, and sprinkle it on Aaron and on his garments and on his sons and on his sons’ garments with him; so he and his garments shall be consecrated, (made holy) as well as his sons and his sons’ garments with him.”

       So what does all of this have to do with us being robed in the blood? Well we have to go back to Passover. Exodus 12 6-7,13 says this, “They are to take some of its blood and smear it across the top and down the two sides of the doorframe of the houses where they plan to eat.” “The blood on the doorframes of your houses will be a sign of where you are. When I pass by and see the blood, I will pass over you. This plague will not afflict you when I strike the land of Egypt with death.”

The people were told to cover their doors with the blood of the lamb.  Genesis 3: 21 insinuates  that God slaughtered two animals to cover Adam and Eve. “Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord  God make coats of skins, and clothed them.” 

Yeshua, the Lamb of God, was slaughtered on the day of Passover, and His blood, like the blood of the first Passover lamb now covers us. Two animals were slaughtered to robe  Adam and Eve. So too, the blood of the Messiah has to robe us.  Romans 3:21-26 makes reference to the passing over, a reference to the Passover, and it speaks to the many things that the blood of Messiah gives us,  “But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it—  the righteousness of God through faith in Messiah Yeshua for all who believe. For there is no distinction:  for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,  and are justified by His grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Messiah Yeshua, whom God put forward as a propitiation by His blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in His divine forbearance He had passed over former sins. It was to show His righteousness at the present time, so that He might be just and the Justifier of the one who has faith in Yeshua.” The blood of Yeshua is His righteousness toward us. His blood covers us, like a robe and when we put on the blood of the Messiah, we robe ourselves in His righteousness. When we do we are then cleansed and washed clean of our sins. This is as 

John 3:16 says, if we believe, for the word is an action as Yeshua said, that if you eat of My body and drink of My blood, then as John 5:47-51 says, Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes has eternal life.  I am the bread of life.  Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died.  This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever (eternal life). And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is My flesh.” And He continues in verses 53-56 “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you. Whoever feeds on My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.  For My flesh is true food, and My blood is true drink.  Whoever feeds on My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him.”

We must be washed in His blood as Revelation 7:14 says, “I said to him, ‘My lord, you know.’ And he said to me, ‘These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.’”

Isaiah 6:10 says this, “ I am so joyful in the Lord.  My soul rejoices in my God, for He has clothed me in salvation, dressed me with a robe of triumph, like a bridegroom wearing a festive turban, like a bride adorned with her jewels.” We read about being robed in the righteousness of the Messiah. But what does that mean? Isaiah says we have been clothed in salvation.  The very name of Yeshua means God’s salvation. He says that we have been dressed in triumph. 

Colossians 2:13-15, “And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has resurrected together with Him, having forgiven you all sins.  He blotted out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us and contrary to us, and He took it out of the way, nailing it to the cross.  And having disarmed authorities and powers, He made a show of them openly, triumphing over them by the cross.”

Revelation 12:11, “And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death.”

Our garments are to be white, and our garments that we wear are what covers our spiritual being, the part of us that lives on forever. We are the Bride of Messiah and so we must dress and act like a bride. Our dress is the blood of Messiah, and our actions must be like Him as Colossians 3:12-17 says,  “Put on (cover yourselves) then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,  bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.  And above all these put on (cover yourselves) love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.  And let the peace of Messiah rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Messiah dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.  And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Yeshua, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”

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