The Covenants

Blood plays a major role in the story of God’s rescue of humanity, through innocent bloodshed, The Day of Atonement, and Passover. God’s heart is clearly and strongly moved when innocent life is lost. The Day of Atonement was the observation that God would make right all the sins of the people. Personal and public instructions are given in the Old Testament to model fasting and repentance. New Testament references reveal how Jesus is the fulfillment of removing the penalty of our sin. The Passover begins with God’s people Israel leaving Egypt. Through Moses, God tells His people to cover their door frames with the blood of lambs. The angel of death would then “pass over” their households and not harm them. The New Testament references the Passover either directly or indirectly and frames Jesus as “the Lamb of God” who becomes our perfect sacrifice and protection from spiritual death once and for all.

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