Also Hebrews 9 addresses the sprinkling of the blood that has been shed for remission of sin.
You're saying that Hebrews 9 tells us that the elect and only the elect are sprinkled with Christ's blood to expiate sin?
Hebrews 9 KJV
6 Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God.
7 But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people:
8 The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing:
9 Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience;
10 Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation.
Is this your reference? It's the only reference to the Holy Spirit I can locate but it doesn't seem to apply. I keep looking but can find no reference to believers being sprinkled with Christ's blood by the Holy Spirit. Is there any particular denomination that teaches this doctrinally?
To: George W. Bush; RnMomof7
Actually my original statement linked the application of Christ's blood with salvation (Ex. 12 parallel in mind). Since the Holy Spirit is the agent of regeneration, my reference was to Him.
The Hebrews 9 passage focuses on both the shedding of blood and the sprinkling of blood for forgiveness of sin. The focus in this passage is the High Priest rather than the Holy Spirit. My citing of this was to point out that the blood shed (Lamb slain) must then be applied to accomplish redemption.
2 Peter 2 states that Christ bought false teachers who deny Him. In their case, the price was paid but they do not reap the benefit because they are left in their unbelief and sin.
posted on 07/19/2002 9:05:12 PM PDT
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