LIFE IS IN THE BLOOD
16 The LORD also will roar from Zion, and utter His voice from Jerusalem; the heavens and earth will shake; but the LORD will be a shelter for His people, and the strength of the children of Israel.
17 “So you shall know that I am the LORD your God, Dwelling in Zion My holy mountain. Then Jerusalem shall be holy, and no aliens shall ever pass through her again.”
18 And it will come to pass in that day that the mountains shall drip with new wine, the hills shall flow with milk, and all the brooks of Judah shall be flooded with water; a fountain shall flow from the house of the LORD and water the Valley of Acacias.
19 “Egypt shall be a desolation, and Edom a desolate wilderness, Because of violence against the people of Judah, For THEY HAVE SHED INNOCENT BLOOD IN THEIR LAND.
20 But Judah shall abide forever, and Jerusalem from generation to generation. (NKJV emphasis added)
The shedding of human blood is a challenge to the sovereignty of God. Everything that has life originated in God. “In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.” Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life.
Life is in the blood. When Jesus shed His blood on Calvary’s Cross it was with His consent and God’s approval. No man can give life; just as no man can create blood.
Shedding human blood is an irremediable act because when a person dies his or her earthly life comes to an end. But the blood lives on.
Mankind has eternal existence. Nothing created by God disappears completely. It merely changes form: from good to better or from bad to worse.
Every sin is covered by blood: it is either the blood of Jesus or the blood of the sinner. Sin can never g unpunished.
Those who shed human blood, unless forgiven in this life by the Lord Jesus Christ, will have to shed their own blood on the Day of Judgment. The righteous Lord is watching over the affairs of men. He will recompense at the fullness of time.
“Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly shall perish.” (Ps 1:5-6 NKJV)