By studing the blood covenant and what actually takes place during it has helped me understand a little more about our eternal security as a believer ...plus so much more. Blood is shed throughout the Bible as a picture of what Christ did on the cross for us. The New Covenant was made through the blood of Jesus Christ (Luke 22:20). This Covenant is an everlasting covenant (Heb. 13:20-21). A better covenant with better promises (Heb.8:6). A blood covenant represents the most serious and binding agreement that two people can enter into. To break a blood covenant guaranteed a certain death. It is a union of two parties into one new person. It is an exchanged llife. Marriage is a good example of a blood covenant. Where the two become one (Gen.2:24). Blood flows on the wedding night..this is the the cutting of the covenant! Properly understanding the blood covenant will help us understand exactly what Jesus accomplished at the cross. The cross has been reduced to forgiveness of sins and the hope of heaven some day. That would be enough! But there is so much more! To break the blood covenant down into the simplest form- it has four distinct parts. Spilling of sacrificial blood...cut of the covenant...the exchanged life..covenant meal. Jesus crucifixion is a blood covenant ceremony on a global scale, which began at the Last Supper and ended on resurrection morning. God joined Himself as a sacrifice for sin-in the place of man. He used His own blood and body to seal the transaction. Where God and man became one! This is a faith covenant..we must put our faith in Christ's blood to receive the exchanged life on a spiritual level! The soul (mind, will and emotions) and the body remain intitially unchanged for the most part. This is where it gets good... The two parties in this blood covenant is Jesus! This is why Satan could not figure out what was going on. Jesus represented both covenant heads. Jesus is called both the son of man and the Son of God in Scriptures. Jesus is the God/man. He was fully God and fully man. THe moment Jesus was crucified, the blood of the covenant was spilled. So what was exchanged? #1 Jesus took on our sins...we get His righteousness (2 Corinthians 5:21). This righteousness does not come from our performance...it comes through our faith in what Jesus did..not what we do. So what else was exchanged?