Re’eh “Behold”


Growing up in church, many of us sang songs such as “There is Power in the Blood” and “The Blood will Never Lose Its Power.” As children it was hard to wrap our mind around such songs. We sang them, but really did not understand their meaning. If truth be told, as adults we still have a hard time with these songs and verses about His blood.

Much confusion and debate has arisen over the words of Yeshua concerning blood. He said in John 6:53, “Truly, truly, I say to you, except you eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink His blood you do not have life in yourselves.” Some people have used these words to say Yeshua was contradicting Torah. They have used it to try, and in many cases have succeeded, to lead people away from Yeshua and His redemptive work.

Deuteronomy 12:23 is very clear regarding blood. This verse commands that we not eat blood. Through it HaShem gives us the reason for the command. He tells us that the life of the animal is in the blood. If we are to understand the true meaning of the verse though we must go deeper than the English translation. From Hebrew this verse is more properly translated “The blood is the soul” or “The blood contains the soul.” With this translation in mind, we are prepared to see that Yeshua was not contradicting Torah, but using Torah to explain how intimate our relationship with Him is to be. If we understand written Torah we will be able to understand and have a greater love for Living Torah, Yeshua. (Click to Article)

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