Today’s Nourishment: According to Larry Huch in The Seven Places Jesus Shed His Blood, Jesus shed His blood for each of the seven times the blood sprinkled on the altar, by the priest. Jesus made the atonement as the final sacrifice.
I prefer to say that Jesus “blest” me in seven areas of my life. Then, Jesus “blest” me an eighth time to provide a new start, as He entered the Holy Place, offered His blood to God, the Father, and obtained my new status.
Blessed derives from the Old English word “blest.” “Blest,” according to the Old World Dictionary, means, “mark with blood.” Old Covenant Priest marked the altar and the people who presented offerings with the blood of the sacrifice. This ratified the blessing of the Covenant into affect.
Jesus “blest” (marked with blood) seven areas and then, presented His shed blood to the Father:
- Blest for our Willpower/He sweat drops of blood to redeem our will
- Blest for our Health/His beaten body poured blood for sin, sickness, and disease
- Blest for our Clean Conscience/His brow flowed with blood to heal our minds
- Blest for our Perseverance/His hands dripped with blood for our strength to hold fast
- Blest for our Peace/His feet dripped with blood for our shoes of peace
- Blest for our Joy/His pierced heart and side bleed for our joy
- Blest for our Inner Healing/His inside bleeding healed our inner hurts
- Blest for our New Beginning/He entered the holy place obtaining our new status
I live “blest,” because of Christ finished work. I live “blest” and I thank you Lord. Praise the name of Jesus, my Savior, who made my at-one-ment with the Father possible.
For further study: The Seven Places Jesus Shed His Blood, by Larry Huch.
Excerpt taken from Blest, by Carolyn Marlowe.
How are you “blest?”
Tomorrow’s Reading: Leviticus 17-19