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Protesters in Bankok, Thailand are spilling blood in demonstrations demanding that current Prime Minister Abhist Vejjajiva step down and that their country holds new elections. But they are aren’t spilling blood in the way you might think. Let me read an excerpt from a news story: “As dawn broke on March 16, hundreds lined up at medical tents, where nurses siphoned blood from their veins into 2 liter water bottles and juice jugs. The protesters then marched to Government House—the Prime Minister’s official residence and office complex—and in a macabre pantomime of revolution, literally spilled their blood on the compound’s gates and front steps.”

--Time, March 29, 2010 p. 9. Illustration by Jim L. Wilson and Rodger Russell

The Christian revolution is one of spilled blood as well. But it isn’t our blood or the blood of our enemies that was spilt. We receive redemption because of Christ’s blood that He spilt on the cross of Calvary.

1 Peter 1:18-19 (NKJV) “knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, (19) but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.”

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