Hebrews 9:22: “According to the law almost all things are purified with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sin.” Under the Old Testament law, the blood of innocent animals was shed for the sins of the guilty. However, the blood from these sacrifices only covered past sins and had to be repeated again and again.
God’s Word teaches that we have a better covenant, which says, “the blood of Jesus Christ…cleanses us from all sin” (1 John 1:7). His blood was a one time, “once for all” sacrifice: once for all sin, bondage, guilt, sickness, disease, poverty, curses. Jesus’ blood paid it all. Nothing but the blood can do that!