Some have lost sight of an important truth, possibly the most important truth, which is this: no blood means no salvation. And no redemption, no forgiveness, no sanctification, and no future.
Without the blood, the gospel is no gospel and the cross is nothing more than two beams of wood. As the song-writer [Robert Lowry] wrote, our cleansing, our wholeness, our pardon, our hope, our peace, our righteousness, our overcoming, are all based on nothing but the blood of Jesus.
On the night before he died, Jesus said: “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.” (Luke 22:20)
-- Paul Ellis