Today we are going start our study by looking at Zechariah 13 and verse 1. Then we will look at the Book of John chapter 19. We are going to look at the blood of Jesus. For those of us who are Christians we understand that the blood of Jesus is what cleanses us from our sins.
We read in Zechariah chapter 13 and verse 1: “On the day a fountain will be opened for the dynasty of David and for the people of Jerusalem, a fountain to cleanse them from all their sins and impurity.”
Let us turn now to John chapter 19 and verse 32. A fountain is usually something that a person drinks from. It can be a well, or a tap, or a spring of water bubbling up from the ground. What kind of fountain can wash away our sins? Zechariah said that one day a fountain would be opened up to cleanse us from our sins.
In John 19:32-34 we read: “So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the two men crucified with Jesus. But when they came to Jesus, they saw that he was already dead, so they didn’t break his legs. One of the soldiers, however, pierced his side with a spear, and immediately blood and water flowed out.”
A fountain of blood and water flowed out of Jesus. Jesus was hanging on a cross above the ground. He was in the sky. He was predicted to be there when Moses held up the gold snake on a pole in the desert. Anyone who looked at the snake on the pole was healed from the poisonous snake bites. The soldier’s spear went up through Jesus’s side and through his lungs and heart. But He was already dead. The blood came out and so did the water the surrounds the lungs and heart.
Jesus said: “I am the door.” Jesus also said: “No one comes to the Father except through me.” If anyone wants to become a Christian we have to go through the door. No one can go through a door that is closed. The door has to be open. Zechariah told us that there will be a fountain to cleanse us from our sins. The soldiers spear opened up the door for us to go into heaven. This is partly what Jesus meant when He said “I am the door”.
Zechariah said “On the day a fountain will be opened for the dynasty of David”. David was a king. All his descendants will be kings. The fountain was opened up for us so we are descendants of David and a part of Dynasty of David.
John said that Jesus was already dead. He died. Then they mutilated his body with a spear. God used all the evil things the people did to Jesus for our good. He used the whipping to heal us from our sins. He used the cross so that Jesus would become a curse for us. And he used the spear of a Roman soldier to open up that fountain of blood which cleanses us from all sin.