Topical Index of Scriptures

God's Warnings Concerning Blood

Unlike the shed blood of Jesus, the blood of man and animals is unholy - linked to idolatry

"...the things which the Gentiles sacrifice they sacrifice to demons and not to God, and I do not want you to have fellowship [oneness, identification] with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the Lord’s table and of the table of demons." 1 Corinthians 10:20-21

Don't drink or eat blood

"Only be sure not to eat the blood, for the blood is the life, and you shall not eat the life with the flesh.... You shall not eat it, in order that it may go well with you and your sons after you, for you will be doing what is right in the sight of the LORD." Deuteronomy 12:23-25, 28

But -- "the people rushed on the spoil, and took sheep, oxen, and calves, and slaughtered them on the ground; and the people ate them with the blood. Then they told Saul, saying, 'Look, the people are sinning against the Lord by eating with the blood!”
1 Samuel 14:32-33

"...I will set my face against that person who eats blood, and will cut him off from among his people. For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it [refers to blood sanctified to God; all other blood was unholy] to you on the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood by reason of the life that makes atonement.....
    "So when any man from the sons of Israel, or from the aliens who sojourn among them, in hunting catches a beast or a bird which may be eaten, he shall pour out its blood and cover it with earth. For as for the life of all flesh, its blood is identified with its life."
Leviticus 17:10-14

"...your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity;
Your lips have spoken lies, your tongue has muttered perversity."
Isaiah 59:3

Blood linked to occult rituals and human sacrifice

"They even sacrificed their sons and their daughters to demons,
And shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters,
Whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan....
And the land was polluted with blood."
Psalm 106:37-38

"Manasseh [king of Israel]... raised up altars for the Baals, and made wooden images; and he worshiped all the host of heaven and served them. ...And he built altars for all the host of heaven [astrology] in the two courts of the house of the Lord. Also he caused his sons to pass through the fire in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom [blood sacrifice to Moloch]; he practiced soothsaying, used witchcraft and sorcery, and consulted mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the sight of the Lord, to provoke Him to anger. He even set a carved image, the idol which he had made, in the house of God..." 2 Chronicles 33:1-7

Manasseh... he did evil in the sight of the Lord, according to the abominations of the nations whom the Lord had cast out before the children of Israel.... Manasseh seduced them to do more evil than the nations whom the Lord had destroyed before the children of Israel."
2 Kings 21:1, 9

God's judgment on His disobedient people: their enemies will drink their blood

"Look, a people rises like a lioness, and lifts itself up like a lion; It shall not lie down until it devours the prey, And drinks the blood of the slain. The avenger of blood himself shall put the murderer to death; when he meets him, he shall put him to death." Numbers 35:19 

"Thus they shall cleanse the land.... [the section below is directed at conquering enemies allowed to slay Israel]
Gather together from all sides to My sacrificial meal which I am sacrificing for you,
A great sacrificial meal on the mountains of Israel...
You shall eat the flesh of the mighty...

and drink blood till you are drunk at My sacrificial meal..." Ezekiel 39:16-19

Warnings for our time as well as end times

"I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And when I saw her, I marveled with great amazement." Revelation 17:6

"For your merchants were the great men of the earth, for by your sorcery all the nations were deceived. And in her was found the blood of prophets and saints, and of all who were slain on the earth.”
Revelation 18:23

Sound the warning

"...if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, and the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at the watchman’s hand.’
     "So you, son of man: I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; therefore you shall hear a word from My mouth and warn them for Me. When I say to the wicked, ‘O wicked man, you shall surely die!’ and you do not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at your hand. Nevertheless if you warn the wicked to turn from his way, and he does not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul."
Ezekiel 33:6-9

"Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand." Ephesians 6:10-13

Refuge in Christ -- through His holy blood

"But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ." Ephesians 2:13

"God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. [Life =blood; shed blood = death] And not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation." Romans 5:8-11

"In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace...In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will,  that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory."
Ephesians 1:7-12

" were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you who through Him believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God." 1 Peter 1:18-21

"Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, and having a High Priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water." Hebrews 10:19-22

"0 Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen." Hebrews 13:20-21

Victory through His holy blood

"...he said to me, 'These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple. And He who sits on the throne will dwell among them. 16 They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any heat; for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” Revelation 7:14-17

"Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, 'Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death. Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.”
Revelation 12:10-12

"After these things I heard a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, Alleluia! Salvation and glory and honor and power belong to the Lord our God!  For true and righteous are His judgments, because He has judged the great harlot who corrupted the earth with her fornication; and He has avenged on her the blood of His servants shed by her.'  Again they said, 'Alleluia! Her smoke rises up forever and ever!' And the twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God who sat on the throne, saying, 'Amen! Alleluia!' 'Then a voice came from the throne, saying, 'Praise our God, all you His servants and those who fear Him, 'both 'small and great!”
Revelation 19:1-5

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