I joked with a fellow once some years ago when asked if I was saved. I told him I was washed so clean in the blood of the Lamb, and filled so full of the Holy Ghost, that when mosquitoes bit me, they went flying off singing, “Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb”?
Love is a Principle of Life that includes all the obligations which are universally required of man, and it includes all the obligations and duties which are based upon particular relationships and specific situations of individuals. Man’s fulfilling of the Law, however, is not a condition of his Salvation. People were saved in the Old Testament Dispensation by the Grace of God, through faith in the type of His future Blood Atonement. They brought their blood offerings for sin, and they touched God’s Divine Mercy and Grace, which wrought forgiveness and forgetfulness of their sins. Their blood offerings were offered in anticipation of the Coming of Christ, Who by His Blood Atonement brought Salvation to the whole world. Likewise, man in the New Testament Dispensation is saved by the Grace of God, through faith in Christ Jesus’ Eternal Blood Offering, which has touched the Divine Mercy and Grace of the Heavenly Father to forgive and forget sin. After man has been saved by Grace, through faith in the shed Blood of Christ Jesus, he still has mental and moral weaknesses which need to be corrected and which, therefore, make him continually dependent on Christ Jesus for His Divine Mercy-Blood for cleansing. The Moral Law continues to reveal man’s spots, blemishes, defects, and fleshly weaknesses of the old heart. The Moral Law is God’s Holy Standard for all Holy Living. The more the believer grows in the Truth, the Word of the LORD, the greater he knows the depth, height, length, and breadth of God’s Eternal Moral Law. It is important for believers to understand God’s Holy Moral Law, for then they can understand the great necessity for Blood Sacrifice in both the Old Testament and the New Testament. This chapter has noted three reasons for man’s need of the Redemptive Blood of Jesus Christ. Because man is a sinner by birth and by deed, he needs the Blood of Christ, first, to cleanse him from sin. Then, he needs
Christ’s Blood to help him grow to maturity in the Spiritual Stature of the LORD Jesus Christ. Finally, he needs Christ’s Blood because it is the “Ink” which God uses to write His Moral Law in repentant man’s cleansed heart.