“And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.” ~ Revelation 4:3
The jasper and sardine stones were known to be of a blood-red color. And in the Old Testament, the jasper, sardine and emerald stones were often associated with royal kings and their thrones.
Jesus Christ is the King of the royal and precious blood! He represents the mercy of God to withhold judgement for past sins when the heart’s door has been covered by the blood of the lamb.
“And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.” ~ Exodus 12:13
His blood is not a license to sin! No! But to those who have had a true revelation of Jesus Christ to their hearts and souls, his blood is not only for the forgiveness of sins, but also the power of God to completely transform the life to holy desires and the ability to live without sin!
“Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man’s work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear: Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot” ~ 1 Peter 1:13-19
Have we received the true revelation of Jesus Christ? The one that calls you to live holy, because he is holy? God is not a respecter of persons. He expects everyone of us to live holy because that is what the “precious blood of Jesus” does: it makes us holy!