His Blood be on Us
“And all the people answered and said, ‘His blood be on us and on our children’” (Matthew 27.25 NKJV).
Pilate is trying to release Jesus because he believes that Jesus is innocent. Yet, the Jews demand that He be crucified. Pilate symbolically washes his hands in water to show the people that he was not accountable for the death of an innocent man. This is when the people cried out, “His blood be on us and on our children!” It is ironic that they were claiming Jesus’ blood on them and their children because that is exactly what Jesus died to do. Jesus’ blood is the essence of Living Water (God’s Holy Spirit) mixed with flesh (Jesus was Immanuel, God with us). Jesus' blood was poured out onto a corrupt world making it perfect and new once more, so we could be reunited back to God. Click To Tweet The cries of the crowd were blood-thirsty—people desperately, yet unknowingly thirsting for their Father’s love and presence. Their hearts were angry, but they were also desperate, lost and confused. Jesus understood this. He knew that once His blood was indeed on the people and their children, they would be brought back into the Father’s heart once more. All they would have to do to receive the Eternal Life is to see their need and ask for the blood of Jesus to indeed cover them, heal them, free them and secure them to God. Even though their cries were full of hate, Jesus would exchange their hate for love and their punishment for mercy.
“He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins” (Ephesians 1.7 NLT).
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