Life Is In The Blood

Genesis 9: 3-4

Now you can eat them, as well as green plants; I give them all to you for food.

The one thing you must not eat is meat with blood still in it; I forbid this because the life is in the blood.

Exodus 12: 6-7

Then, on the evening of the fourteenth day of the month, the whole community of Israel will kill the animals.

The people are to take some of the blood and put it on the doorposts and above the doors of houses in which the animals are to be eaten.

Exodus 24: 8

Then Moses took the blood in the bowls and threw it on the people.  He said, “This is the blood that seals the covenant which the LORD made with you when he gave all these commands.”

Leviticus 16: 18, 19

Aaron must then go out to the altar for burnt offerings and purify it.  He must take some of the bull’s blood and some of the goat’s blood and put it all over the projections at the corners of the altar.

With his finger he must sprinkle some of the blood on the altar seven times.  In this way he is to purify it from the sins of the people of Israel and make it holy.

Leviticus 17: 11

The life of every living thing is in the blood, and that is why the LORD has commanded that all blood be poured out on the altar to take away the people’s sins.  Blood, which is life, takes away sins.

1 Samuel 14: 31-34, 35

That day the Israelites defeated the Philistines, fighting all the way from Michmash to Aijalon.  By this time the Israelites were very weak from hunger,

and so they rushed over to what they had captured from the enemy, took sheep and cattle, slaughtered them on the spot, and ate the meal with the blood still in it.

Saul was told, ” Look, the people are sinning against the LORD by eating meat with the blood in it.”

“You are traitors!” Saul cried out.  “Roll a big stone over here to me.”

Then he gave another order: “Go among the people and tell them all to bring their cattle and sheep here.  They are to slaughter them and eat them here; they must not sin against the LORD by eating meat with blood in it.”  So that night they all brought their cattle and slaughtered them there.

Saul built an altar to the LORD, the first one that he built.

Acts 15: 28-29

The Holy Spirit and we have agreed not to put any other burden on you besides these necessary rules:

eat no food that has been offered to idols; eat no blood; eat no animal that has been strangled; and keep yourselves from sexual immorality.  You will do well if you care not to do these things. With our best wishes.





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