The blood speaks

Hebrews 12:24; "And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel."

The blood of Jesus is speaking boldly and positively on our behalf. Let's make this personal, 'The blood of Jesus is speakig for me, on my behalf and for my benefits.' If the blood speaks, we can only conclude that blood has a voice. This is emphatically unveiled to us by God himself when he addressed Cain after the latter killed his brother, '...the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground.' (Genesis 4:10) Blood has a voice and it is speaking. The blood of Abel, who was a shepherd spoke from the ground whereas the blood of Jesus, the Good, the Great and Chief Shepherd speaks from the heavenly Mercy Seat.

Notice the author of hebrews says, 'the blood of sprinkling'. You remember from the Old Testament that the blood was to be sprinkled on the mercy seat right after the death of the substitutionary animal of sacrifice. Of course today we understand that Jesus is our substitute.  He was slain for us upon the Cross, tasted death for us, was then resurrected and proceeded to heaven into the heavenly holy of holies, sprinkled His precious blood upon the mercy seat before the throne of God. That redeemed us from the curse of the law and once and for all dealt with the sin question.  Hebrews 9:12 emphatically expresses this,

"But by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us."

Very early on Resurrection morning when Mary went to the tomb,

John 20:11-18; "Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb 12and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot.They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?”  “They have taken my Lord away,” she said, “and I don’t know where they have put him.” At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus. He asked her, “Woman, why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?” Thinking he was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.” Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means “Teacher”). Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’ ” Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: “I have seen the Lord!” And she told them that he had said these things to her." (NIV)

Mary loved Jesus her Lord, and once she recognized Him, she wanted to grab him but Jesus said to her, 'Touch me not'.
'Why Lord?' must have wondered Mary.
Then Jesus gave to Mary an explanation as to why she was not allow to touch him yet, 'For I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.' (John 20:17)
On the Cross, he was the blood of the substitutionary lamb  but upon the Resurrection he was now officiating as the Great High priest. As you know in the Old economy, the high priest after he had offered the sacrifice, had to enter the holy of holies, with the precious blood and no one was allowed to approach or touch him. Everyone was shut out until this was completely done.  Mary visually witnessed without touching her great High Priest, risen from the dead, about to enter  the holy of holies with the reconciling blood. The Levitical Law prohibited the touching of a priest in the act of offering a sacrifice. To do so would be to defile both the priest and the sacrifice that is offered. Had Mary touched Him at that time, she would have made the offering of His blood an unacceptable sacrifice unto God. 

Hebrews 9:12; “Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but BY HIS OWN BLOOD he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.” 

Hebrews 8:1-2; "Here is the main point: We have a High Priest who sat down in the place of honor beside the throne of the majestic God in heaven. There he ministers in the heavenly Tabernacle,a the true place of worship that was built by the Lord and not by human hands." (New Living Translation)

Now that we understand that Jesus entered the heavenly tabernacle and sprinklied his blood upon the heavenly mercy seat as our great high priest, we know that his blood is speaking on our behalf there. What is his blood saying that God can hear.
  1. His blood speaks redemption
  2. His blood speaks mercy
  3. His blood speaks protection
  4. His blood speaks healing
  5. His blood speaks justification
  6. His blood speaks victory
  7. His blood speaks satisfaction
 From today speak what the blood is speaking about you. Have faith in his blood.