A profound little message posted at The Assembling of the Church by Alan Knox.
This morning, as we were meeting with the church, we started talking about caring for one another – that is, caring for those who are part of “the household of faith” – other believers.
One brother said this: “The old saying goes, ‘Blood is thicker than water.’ But, according to Scripture, ‘Blood is thicker than blood.’ The blood of Jesus is ‘thicker’ than family relations. We’re all part of the same family because of Jesus’ blood. Nothing is ‘thicker’ than Jesus’ blood.”
Source: Blood is thicker than blood
The blood of Christ is a deep subject, a doctrine which has resulted in many fine books and essays down through the years.
Though we never see it, we know of its power to cleanse and save,
“And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood..” Revelation 1:5
“Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot” 1 Peter 1: 18-19
“without (the) shedding of blood there is no remission of sin” Hebrew 9:22
“..life is in the blood..” Leviticus 17:11
Satan surly hates the blood of Christ,
“And they overcame him (satan) by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony” Revelation 12:11
But what does it mean, Christ’s “blood is thicker then blood?”
Blood is thicker than blood means that the blood of Jesus Christ unites, makes as one, all those,
“whom he did foreknow, …did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren” Romans 8: 29
That’s an interesting thought, isn’t it? That those in Christ, the entire family of God, were known by God to be one before they were born and,
We’re all part of the same family because of Jesus’ blood