Hebrews 12:22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, 23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, 24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to THE BLOOD OF SPRINKLING, THAT SPEAKETH BETTER THINGS THAN THAT OF ABEL.
A tragic event took place within the first family living on the Earth among the offspring of Adam and Eve. The Fall of man and the introduction of sin into this planet brought with it every known family problem throughout human history. In Genesis 4 we have the story of Cain killing his brother Abel. The Lord comes to Cain and said, “The voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground.” There is a principle in the Old Testament scriptures that life is in the blood (Leviticus 17:11). Not only is there life in the blood, but innocent blood when spilled is said to speak. Apparently, blood shed on the Earth is picked up on or heard in Heaven. Perhaps Abel’s blood was speaking and crying, “guilty; avenge me; punish him” in the ears of God. Whatever it cried it got the attention of God and blood must be able to testify or witness something to God.
The book of Hebrews tells the story of some other Blood being shed but this time on our behalf as payment for our sins Hebrews 9:15-23. The blood of Jesus was not only shed and poured out on earth but into heaven itself. Jesus Himself is a mediator of a blood covenant Hebrews 12:14.The blood of Jesus also testifies, speaks and cries better things than that of Abel’s blood which said, “Give me justice, avenge me, punish them.” Jesus’ blood cries, “Mercy, mercy, mercy.” “Give them mercy.” The Blood witnesses and testifies in the ears of God, in the court of heaven, and in the face of the accuser, satan.
We do not have to plead our case because the blood pleads our case. We add our testimony to the blood that speaks better things than what the blood of Abel spoke (Revelation 12:11). We confess our sins and cleanse ourselves John 1:9. God gives us mercy and not what we do deserve. The Blood cries mercy. Thank God for the Blood of Jesus.