John 10:25-29 – You do not believe; the works that I do in My Father’s name, these testify of Me. But you do not believe because you are not of My sheep. My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of My hand.
There are three works of Jesus that testify of His redemptive work in each believer and take place in our spirit, soul, and body. These works testify of the complete salvation our Lord has provided for His redeemed people.
The beginning place of our salvation is in our human spirit. It is our spirit that is “born again.” The blood of Jesus testifies to God the Father as His blood is applied to the life of the believer. “This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in My blood” (Luke 22:20). “For Christ did not enter a holy place made with hands, a mere copy of the true one, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us; nor was it that He would offer Himself often, as the high priest enters the holy place year by year with blood that is not his own. Otherwise, He would have needed to suffer often since the foundation of the world; but now once at the consummation of the ages He has been manifested to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself” (Hebrews 9:24-27).
The Hebrew High Priest had to bring the blood of an innocent animal once a year into the holy of holies and offer it before God’s mercy seat as a testimony from God’s covenant people of their need of His mercy and forgiveness. When the Lord saw the blood of the sacrifice, He would have mercy and cover the sins of His covenant people. This yearly practice was a prophetic picture of the real sacrifice which took place when Jesus, our High Priest, offered His own blood as a testimony to His Father. Once and for all blood is before God testifying to the redemptive work of Christ.
As one, by faith, receives what Christ has done for them, the shed blood of Christ is applied to the individual’s life and allows the Spirit of God to recreate the human spirit into the image of Christ. The believer becomes a new creation as a result of the blood’s testimony to God the Father. A covenant testifies to both the one who created the covenant and the one who receives the covenant. The covenant we have in Christ is sealed with His own blood for all eternity.
Father, I thank You for sending Jesus to die in my place. Thank You Father, that the blood of Christ is the testimony of my redemption. I know I stand before You fully approved and fully complete because of Your Blood Covenant.