"Then Jesus said to them, Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you." John 6:53
The Lord Himself became the sacrifice so that now we can drink His blood to have life in ourselves. And what is this life? It is a participation in His very human life. His humanity is especially our portion. He is not only the Son of God but also the Son of Man. As the last Adam, He became a life-giving Spirit. So now in our spirit we can participate in and partake of all of His humanity lived out for 33 1/2 years. That is why there are no excuses. I do not care what your mind says to you. I do not care how you feel. You are no different from me, and I am no different from you. We all have our fallen flesh. We all have those things within us that are ugly. We are all in the same category, but we also all have the same portion to partake of. We simply need to interact with Him, and when we do we are partaking of the substance of His attitudes, thoughts, emotions, and reactions, so that we get life in ourselves. Not only do we get life in our spirit, but we also get life in our thoughts and in our feelings. So when people touch us, they touch Christ. He is on the surface of our being, because we have life in ourselves. He is not just in our spirit, but He is living out of us. This comes from drinking His blood, from participating in Him.
How precious is the blood of Jesus! Of what great value is this blood, because it represents the soul-life. What makes the blood so significant is that it was shed, poured out in death, in propitiation to satisfy the Father, in order that we might be pardoned and made right with God. We see the type of the Lord's blood in the Old Testament. When an animal was sacrificed, the blood was first poured out beside the altar. Then that same blood was picked up by the priest and taken into the holiest of all. There it was presented and sprinkled on the mercy seat. Hebrews 12:24 tells us that the blood of sprinkling speaks better things than that of Abel. This blood is speaking for us right now.
So the heavens themselves have been prepared. Come on in. Talk to God. Fellowship. Open up. Brothers, having boldness by the blood of Jesus, let us draw near. Come boldly to the throne of grace. Despite how you feel, despite your emotions, despite where you are, come forward! Draw near! That is the whole point. That is what the blood cries out. The blood is speaking for us to become a constant participator in God.
- Bill Freeman, The Supplied Life