Blood and Water in the Salvation of Man




Blood saved the Hebrews in Egypt  (Exodus 12:7; 12-13)

Water saved the Hebrews leaving Egypt   (Exodus 14:26)







Blood & water were required along with the Jews’ sacrifices

(Leviticus 17:14)

      The sacrifice was washed before offering to God (Leviticus 1:9)


We come in contact with the Blood of Jesus thru the cup (1 Corinthians 11:23-26)

We come in contact with the Water of Life thru Baptism   (Revelation 1:5)





Blood & water are necessary for our salvation


Both came from Jesus side (John 19:34)

      Jesus part of our salvation was His body (John 1:29) “the lamb of God”

      Our part in salvation is the sacrifice of our body (Romans 12:1)





Blood is holy:

      “Life is in the blood” (Genesis 9:4; Leviticus 17:14)

      O.T. eating blood prohibited (Genesis 9:4)

      N.T. eating blood prohibited (Acts 15:20)

      Jesus’ blood bought our salvation (Revelation 5:9)

        “You were slain and have redeemed us to God by Your blood”

       the church which He purchased with His blood”   (Acts 20:28)



Blood from Jesus:

      Blood from His back Matt. 27:26

o       The back that carried the cares of others.

    Blood from His head Matt. 27:29-30

o       The head that was anointed King of heaven and earth

      Blood from His hands John 20:20; 25; 27

o       The hands that reached out to the needy.

      Blood from His side John 19:34

o       The side that doubting Thomas touched.

      Blood from His feet Luke 7:38-46

o       The feet that carried hope to the hopeless




Blood flowed from head to foot


                                                                                                                   - Bill Watkins


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