There was a specific reason Jesus was pierced in His side during His crucifixion. Without the precious blood and water that spilled from Jesus’ side, we would not have the opportunity to be free from sin’s control. We do not have to submit to sin, and more importantly, we do not have to be condemned to eternal damnation because we have sinned. We can be forgiven for our sins because Jesus shed His blood from His side.

  1. The Five Points of Victory from which Jesus’ blood flowed:

    1. His back, which endured the stripes needed to bring about our healing.

    2. His head, which bore the crown of thorns.

    3. His hands, which were nailed to the cross.

    4. His feet, which were nailed to the cross.

    5. His side, which was pierced by a Roman soldier.

  2. Thousands of years ago, prophetic messages recorded in the Old Testament gave details of the crucifixion and how Jesus’ blood would be shed (John 19:32-37).

    1. The prophet Zechariah prophesied the “fountain” from which we would be cleansed (Zechariah 13:1).

      1. That fountain is referring to the blood and water that flowed from Jesus’ side.

    2. Exodus 12:46 prophesied that Jesus’ legs would not be broken during the crucifixion.

      1. The soldiers broke the legs of those who were being crucified to speed up their death.

      2. However, Jesus had already died so there was no need to break His legs.

      3. The blood and water that flowed from His side represent the cleansing of our sins.

    3. Jesus’ shed blood does not excuse or condone a sinful lifestyle. Instead, it provides an antidote for sin’s control.

      1. In other words, we no longer have to sin because sin carries with it consequences.

      2. If we live a lifestyle of sin, we block God’s blessings and invite curses in our lives.

  3. Sin damages and leads us only to eternal damnation. Here are seven reasons to be free from sin:

    1. We must be free from sin in order to get to heaven.

    2. We must be free from sin in order to see God (Matthew 5:8).

    3. We must be free in order to be a vessel of honor for God.

    4. We must be free in order to enjoy complete dominion over the devil.

    5. We must be free in order to enjoy all the blessing.

    6. We must be free in order to enjoy all the blessings of redemption.

    7. We must be free in order to be under the mighty anointing of the Holy Spirit (2 Corinthians 7:1).

  4. God is holy. Therefore, if we are to fellowship with Him, we must be purified from all sin.

    1. The perfect will of God for our lives is sanctification (2 Corinthians 7:1, 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24).

    2. Let us cleanse ourselves so that we will not be displeasing to God.

    3. God is committed to our deliverance. He will help us when we are tempted to sin.

    4. Because Jesus shed His blood, we can be delivered from all sin.

  5. Here are six ways to start the process of sanctification (separating from the sin in your life) :

    1. Repent. Repentance means to change your attitude, heart, mind, and direction (Acts 3:19-21).

    2. Pray. Ask God to create within you a clean heart and to renew a right spirit within you.

    3. Become a student of the Word.

    4. Have faith for it. Believe it is possible to be cleansed of sin.

    5. Have faith in and lean on, the power of the Holy Spirit.

    6. Have faith in what Jesus blood has done.

Scripture References:

  • John 19:32-37

  • Zechariah 13:1

  • Matthew 5:8

  • 2 Corinthians 7:1

  • 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24

  • Acts 3:19-21

Pastor Robert Bagonza

Senior Pastor Redeemed Church