No blood, no altar now

No blood, no altar now,
  The sacrifice is o’er!
No flame, no smoke ascends on high,
  The lamb is slain no more,
But richer blood has flowed from nobler veins,
To purge the soul from guilt, and cleanse the reddest stains.
We thank Thee for the blood,
  The blood of Christ, God’s Son
The blood by which our peace is made,
  Redemption great is won,
Delivering us from hell, and sin, and woe;
That His eternal life God may to us bestow.
Alvin Lo

Hong Kong

There may be another hymn that describes it better, but I did have a very recent experience.

I had been in some kind of worldly entertainment since I was small. After I believed in the Lord, I stopped it for a while, but then it came back. I was tormented by it, and I couldn't stop thinking about it every day.

But a few days ago, when I had a bed-time prayer with the Lord, I realized that I need to remove that in order to sustain my fellowship with the Lord. I did not know if I had the strength to do that, and I struggled very hard. A voice in me said that I shouldn't give it up.

Finally, I applied the Lord's blood and His victory over death and sin. I called on the name of the Lord. I know that the Lord has beaten the enemy, and is able to defeat the enemy inside me. Then, without waiting for the next day, I removed everything about that entertainment, even back-up copies. I was actually singing this hymn. I couldn't believe what I did. I was experiencing the Lord's victory over the enemy.

After that I slept peacefully, knowing that I just witnessed an application of the Lord's cross, His blood, His victory on death and sin and woe, and that He bestows eternal life to us.