Blood for blood.

Most times we think we can predict God, we think we know Him too well as if He is our biological father. The ways of God are mysterious and we cannot know Him all through.

God does not despise blood. In the Old testament a lot of blood sacrifices were offered to God to cleanse sins, forgive iniquities and turn away His wrath. It simply means the blood speaks, it has a voice and God takes action whenever the blood of a believer or unbeliever is shed.

When Cain killed Abel, the blood of Abel spoke against him and God took action against Cain.

Genesis 4:10 says, “…….. the voice of your brother’s blood cries out to Me …..”

When God decided to kill the firstborn of the Egyptians, the children of Israel were told to sprinkle the blood of the lamb on their doorposts. When the angel of death came he passed over (Exodus 12:23). The blood was speaking.

Likewise the blood of Jesus speaks better things than the blood of Abel (Hebrews 12:24). The blood of Abel was speaking of vengeance but the blood of Jesus speaks of mercy.

2 Kings 3: 27 says, ” Then he took his eldest son who would have reigned in his place, and offered him as a burnt offering upon the wall; and there was great indignation against Israel. So they departed from him and returned to their own land”.

When God saw how the King of Moab sacrificed his firstborn son to his god in order to win the battle, God turned against the Israelites. The Moabites were not captured. Why? God saw him as an unbeliever who understood blood sacrifice, to the extent of sacrificing his heir apparent.

God also sacrificed His Son and Heir and His blood was shed for our sins. God saw a connection between Him and the king of Moab irrespective of the fact that what he did was evil. It was blood for blood and God backed out.

That was why Jesus told his disciples in (Luke 22:20) to always drink his blood and eat His flesh which is the Holy Communion. Jesus was teaching them the efficacy of His blood. Which blood is speaking for you?

What I am saying is that the children of this world are becoming wiser than children of the kingdom. They understand and obey kingdom principles and prosper but the believers are less concerned.

What have you sacrificed for God to hear your prayer, lift you up, bless you or heal you. The truth is that everything cannot be achieved by prayer. There are blessings we can only attract by sacrifice. Sacrifice your time, energy, time, money or substance to the things of God or else no sacrifice will speak for you when the battle comes.

Every price has a sacrifice. Don’t forget that.

Author: Pastor Chilavert Nmezi

I am televangelist, having the divine call and a mandate to reach out to the ends of the world winning souls for Christ.

5 thoughts on “Blood for blood.”

  1. Thank you so much brother for your line of thinking.

    I didn’t write that God honoured human sacrifice. Of course it is a wicked act so why would God like it.

    Now the point you made was that you didn’t believe that the indignation that fell against Israel was from God.

    Question 1: where was the indignation coming from? It must come from somewhere.

    Question 2: when the king of Moab sacrificed his eldest son why didn’t Israel continue the battle, instead they backed out.

    Question 3: In 2 kings 3:18,19, when Elisha told them to destroy the whole city, why didn’t they do that?

    Question 4: It means they disobeyed Elisha by not destroying all of Moab. Why didn’t God punish them for that? Just like God punished king Saul for sparing king Ahag (1 Samuel 15:1-9).

    I read a lot of Bible translations and commentaries on that issue of indignation.

    The New International Version (NIV) says : there was a great fury against Israel.
    The Amplified Bible (AMP) says: there was great wrath against Israel.
    The American Standard Version (ASV) says: there was great wrath against Israel.
    The New King James Version (NKJV) says: there was great indignation against Israel.

    I still want to know from you brother, who was actually angry against Israel and why?

    The Israelites destroying the city until the human sacrifice was made. Why did they stop?

    For someone to understand the Scripture, it is not only reading its sentences but by discernment.

    In as much as God dislikes shedding of human blood, His ways are not our ways for example, when Cain killed Abel, God was angry with him but in the same wickedness that Cain committed he was still telling God that his punishment was too much for him (Genesis 4:13). God had to protect him so that he would not be killed (Genesis 4:15). Now the question is : Is God unjust? The answer is NO.

    God is unpredictable and that is why He is God. We can only understand Him through the Scripture and cannot know Him in totality.

    God bless you brother.

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  2. Brother, I do agree with your post for the most part, but I must say I feel there is a misunderstanding of the verse that speaks of the king of Moab. The text doesn’t say that the indignation that fell against Israel was from God. I’m not inclined to think that it was, either. I tried reading commentaries on that verse, and though the interpretations are varied, there is no interpretation that believes that God honoured human sacrifice and saved the king of Moab –> http://biblehub.com/commentaries/2_kings/3-27.htm. In fact, through scriptures we read of how God despises the sacrifice of children. You would know that the practice was common in the nations that surrounded Israel..? God always held that as a sin against them. Even the kings of Israel who rebelled against God and engaged in such practices were considered wicked in the sight of God. Why then would He see the king of Moab any differently..?

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