Matthew 27:24-26 NASB
When Pilate saw that he was accomplishing nothing, but rather that a riot was starting, he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd, saying, “I am innocent of this Man’s blood; see to that yourselves.” And all the people said, “ His blood shall be on us and on our children!” Then he released Barabbas for them; but after having Jesus scourged, he handed Him over to be crucified.
God used this awful deed for the good of mankind. The people shouted for the blood of Jesus and God would let that happen. They spitefully spilled the blood of Jesus and chose a criminal over the Son of God. God took His blood as an offering and atonement to cleanse the very people who poured it out in hatred. He performed this sacrifice out of love.
His blood would be on them and us and allow man to be reconciled with God. We are able to find and fulfill our purpose, and to eat from the tree of life.
For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you on the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood by reason of the life that makes atonement. ’
Deliverance of Judah and Ephraim
As for you also, because of the blood of My covenant with you,
I have set your prisoners free from the waterless pit.
And according to the Law, one may almost say, all things are cleansed with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.
The blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you live; and when I see the blood I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.