For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul.’
-The soul of human beings and animals is in the blood. Man was prohibited from eating the blood of animals because the blood is the life (Deu 12:23). Blood of clean animals was thus essential to make atonement for the soul of man. When Saul killed his brother Abel his blood/soul cried out to God from the ground (Gen 4:10). The soul thus exhibit interesting characteristics having senses like the body. This feature is also evident from the story of Lazarus and the rich man. The rich man having died; his soul went to hell. We find that he felt the heat of the fire and requested Abraham for water to cool his tongue. He was also able to effectively communicate to Lazarus and Abraham who also potentially do not have bodies. The blood of animals is no longer the ransom, because the blood of Jesus which was offered for the atonement of our souls. Jesus offered Himself as an eternal sacrifice for the redemption of the whole human race and we are called to have faith in Him Who is the only way to the Father.
You are the way the truth and the life Jesus thank You for redeeming us by Your precious blood. Sanctify us holy Lord and refresh us daily through Your grace. Our Father who at in heaven hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptations but deliver us from all evil. For thine is the kingdom the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen
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