2. Innocent Blood


1.Treatment of the Jews 2. Innocent blood defilement 3. Abominations

Second Ingredient - The shedding of innocent blood

Proverbs 6:16-19 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

One of the sins of the Amorites, that God called an abomination; was offering their children up as sacrifices to their gods. This was another ingredient that filled their cup of iniquity.

God's ways are not our ways, He sees things a lot differently then people.

Please notice

Genesis 4:9 And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper?
Genesis 4:10 And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground.

Land defiled by innocent blood

God said that the Amorites had polluted the land not only by their immoral ways but also the innocent blood of their children.

Leviticus 18:25 And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants.

Leviticus 18:27 (For all these abominations have the men of the land done, which were before you, and the land is defiled;)

God warns the Israelites not to adopt the ways of the Amorites

Leviticus 18:28 That the land spue not you out also, when ye defile it, as it spued out the nations that were before you.

Warning again - please notice what God says about how the land is cleansed.

Numbers 35:33 So ye shall not pollute the land wherein ye are: for blood it defileth the land: and the land cannot be cleansed of the blood that is shed therein, but by the blood of him that shed it.
Numbers 35:34 Defile not therefore the land which ye shall inhabit, wherein I dwell: for I the LORD dwell among the children of Israel.

Genesis 9:5-6 And for your lifeblood I will require a reckoning: from every beast I will require it and from man. From his fellow man I will require a reckoning for the life of man.
9:6 "Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed, for God made man in his own image.

Now we understand why Joshua was given the order to kill all the inhabitants of the Amorites and others.

People in Bible times understood the significance of innocent blood


Matthew 27:24 When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it.

Acts 5:27-28 And when they had brought them, they set them before the council: and the high priest asked them,
Act 5:28 Saying, Did not we straitly command you that ye should not teach in this name? and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man's blood upon us.

A Sad Report - concerning the Israelites

Psalms 106:34-39 They did not destroy the nations, concerning whom the LORD commanded them:
35 But were mingled among the heathen, and learned their works.
36 And they served their idols: which were a snare unto them.
37 Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils,
38 And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood.
39 Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions.

For these reasons God allowed Israel to be conquered and taken captive various times over the course of 4000 years.  But.

God had made covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, God has always kept his end of the covenant. He would bring them back into their land and bless them. In fulfillment of God's word He brought them back into their land in 1948.

People wonder if the Bible is true. Just look at 4000 years of the history of Israel. Prophecy after prophecy was and is being fulfilled.

A Thought

World wide, How much innocent blood is crying out to God? The whole earth is polluted
 and defiled before  God.