The Blood Of Jesus
(Lev.17:11) “For the life of the flesh [is] in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it [is] the blood [that] maketh an atonement for the soul.”
The blood of Jesus Christ is more powerful than anything. It is the best protection that you can find anywhere. For that reason, it is no wonder why the enemy has suppressed the message of the blood for so long. I mean when was the last time you heard anyone teach on this subject? To quote Maxwell Whyte, when he said, “I have never known the audible pleading of the blood to fail.” Is of utmost importance. It never ever fails. Period.
The blood of Jesus represents his life. The pleading of the blood is not “magical”. Its power comes from Jesus himself. (Lev.17:11) “For the life of the flesh [is] in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it [is] the blood [that] maketh an atonement for the soul.”
When Adam and his wife turned to Satan, their eyes were opened and they immediately knew they were naked. They then proceeded to sew fig leaves together to make clothing. This then shows us that they were in need of a covering. And so do we today.
After all of these events took place, God initiated the first blood sacrifice. (Gen.3:21) “Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.” The word atonement in Lev.17:11 means to cover. That is why the shedding of blood is a part of the covering.
Other Places Of Blood Covenants
Noah (Gen.8:20) “And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.”
Abraham (Gen.17:10) “This [is] my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised.”
Moses (Ex.24:8) “And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled [it] on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant, which the LORD hath made with you concerning all these words.”
Abraham and Abimelech (Gen.21:22-32) “And it came to pass at that time, that Abimelech and Phichol the chief captain of his host spake unto Abraham, saying, God [is] with thee in all that thou doest: Now therefore swear unto me here by God that thou wilt not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my son's son: [but] according to the kindness that I have done unto thee, thou shalt do unto me, and to the land wherein thou hast sojourned.
And Abraham said, I will swear. And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water, which Abimelech's servants had violently taken away. And Abimelech said, I wot not who hath done this thing: neither didst thou tell me, neither yet heard I [of it], but to day. And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech; and both of them made a covenant.
And Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves. And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What [mean] these seven ewe lambs which thou hast set by themselves? And he said, For [these] seven ewe lambs shalt thou take of my hand, that they may be a witness unto me, that I have digged this well. Wherefore he called that place Beersheba; because there they sware both of them. Thus they made a covenant at Beersheba: then Abimelech rose up, and Phichol the chief captain of his host, and they returned into the land of the Philistines.”
Jacob and Laban (Gen.31:54) “Then Jacob offered sacrifice upon the mount, and called his brethren to eat bread: and they did eat bread, and tarried all night in the mount.”
As a warning, one should not reject the teaching of the blood. It is not worth the risk. Like Cain in the garden of Eden those that misunderstand and reject God’s blood covenant are in danger of being a hopeless vagabonds in the earth. (Heb.10:28) “He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?”
An example was made of Moses when he apparently refused to obey in having one of his sons circumcised. During the journey from his father-in-law’s house back to Egypt, it says that “God met him and sought to kill him.” Now, it doesn’t say if it was Moses or his child. But, what was clear is that God was mad as a result. (Ex.2:23-26) “And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh,
Thus saith the LORD, Israel [is] my son, [even] my firstborn: And I say unto thee, Let my son go, that he may serve me: and if thou refuse to let him go, behold, I will slay thy son, [even] thy firstborn. And it came to pass by the way in the inn, that the LORD met him, and sought to kill him. Then Zipporah took a sharp stone, and cut off the foreskin of her son, and cast [it] at his feet, and said, Surely a bloody husband [art] thou to me. So he let him go: then she said, A bloody husband [thou art], because of the circumcision.” This was a lesson that Moses would not soon forget. God won’t honor a man who breaks His covenant.
Even today, many have broken the covenant they have made at salvation in staying in sin. As a result, just like Israel stayed in Egypt (symbolic of bandage and the world) so do many stay in the bondage of sin and wickedness. God expects us to live it. Not speak it.
The reason that God protected Israel all those years in the wilderness is because they were a covenant people. They obeyed and did what was required of them and as a result, they were provided for and protected. God does not change. He still expects us to keep His covenant today. That is why sin must be confessed and forsaken on a daily basis to stay continually pure before the Lord.
Faith Activates The Blood
In Gen.22, we see great faith on the part of Abraham and Isaac. Even though Isaac was not slain, it was faith and obedience that touched the heart of God. And as a result of their faith, God honored them by fulfilling His promise to them. (Gen.22:16-17) “And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only [son]: That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which [is] upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies.” As a result of faith, blessings will flow into one’s life as God leads them into living out that faith. It is a step-by-step process.
Protection Is Conditional
If you have any objects or ties to any occult or heathen practices, stop it and get rid of it! Israel suffered a great defeat as a result of one individual keeping objects that did not belong in his possession. (Joshua 7:10-21) “And the LORD said unto Joshua, Get thee up; wherefore liest thou thus upon thy face? Israel hath sinned, and they have also transgressed my covenant which I commanded them: for they have even taken of the accursed thing, and have also stolen, and dissembled also, and they have put [it] even among their own stuff.
Therefore the children of Israel could not stand before their enemies, [but] turned [their] backs before their enemies, because they were accursed: neither will I be with you any more, except ye destroy the accursed from among you. Up, sanctify the people, and say, Sanctify yourselves against to morrow: for thus saith the LORD God of Israel, [There is] an accursed thing in the midst of thee, O Israel: thou canst not stand before thine enemies, until ye take away the accursed thing from among you. In the morning therefore ye shall be brought according to your tribes:
and it shall be, [that] the tribe which the LORD taketh shall come according to the families [thereof]; and the family which the LORD shall take shall come by households; and the household which the LORD shall take shall come man by man. And it shall be, [that] he that is taken with the accursed thing shall be burnt with fire, he and all that he hath: because he hath transgressed the covenant of the LORD, and because he hath wrought folly in Israel.
So Joshua rose up early in the morning, and brought Israel by their tribes; and the tribe of Judah was taken: And he brought the family of Judah; and he took the family of the Zarhites: and he brought the family of the Zarhites man by man; and Zabdi was taken: And he brought his household man by man; and Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, was taken. And Joshua said unto Achan, My son, give, I pray thee, glory to the LORD God of Israel, and make confession unto him; and tell me now what thou hast done; hide [it] not from me.
And Achan answered Joshua, and said, Indeed I have sinned against the LORD God of Israel, and thus and thus have I done: When I saw among the spoils a goodly Babylonish garment, and two hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold of fifty shekels weight, then I coveted them, and took them; and, behold, they [are] hid in the earth in the midst of my tent, and the silver under it.”
It is absolutely amazing that here, a single man was able to keep an entire nation in bondage. On a spiritual level, (because everything in the Old Testament is a shadow) many are kept bound by the very same thing. Heathen possessions. It only takes one person to affect many.
It was only when Achan and his family and all the items were destroyed that the curse was lifted and they were able to have victory. Thus, this is the reason so many live in defeat. They refuse to get rid of their junk! (Joshua 7:25) “And Joshua said, Why hast thou troubled us? the LORD shall trouble thee this day. And all Israel stoned him with stones, and burned them with fire, after they had stoned them with stones.”
How this applies to us today is that the fire Of God Almighty will bring heathen practices to ash and will be no more For our God [is] a consuming fire. (Heb.12:29) Just as in the case of Israel, fire was required in a physical sense. So it is required in a spiritual sense. Because it was a mere shadow. (Heb.10:1) “For the law having a shadow of good things to come, [and] not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.”
As a result of this cleansing that took place and the destruction of the wicked and the possessions, victory came to Israel over their enemies. (Joshua 8:1-28) Victory cannot come if you are bound.
Protection from Plagues
(Ex.12:12-13) “For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I [am] the LORD. And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye [are]: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy [you], when I smite the land of Egypt.” If the blood of bulls and goats kept the plague out, how much more the blood of Christ?
(Ex.12:29-30) “And it came to pass, that at midnight the LORD smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that [was] in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle. And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, and all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt; for [there was] not a house where [there was] not one dead.” How this applies to us today in a spiritual sense is in the relationship with how we deal with sin and the world. (Eph.2:1) “And you [hath he quickened], who were dead in trespasses and sins.” Again, the Old Testament is a shadow of what was to come.
Help for an entire household
The Israelites were told to find a lamb for each household. (Ex.12:3) “Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth [day] of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of [their] fathers, a lamb for an house:” Each individual must apply the blood. No one can do it for you.
Noah and his family were saved even though he was the only righteous man. (Gen.7:1) “And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.”
God delivered Lot out of Sodom because of his covenant with Abraham. (Gen.19:29) “And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in the which Lot dwelt.”
Centuries later, the same thing happened under Paul’s ministry. (Acts 16:30-31) “And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.”
It only takes one to make it work. (ICor.7:14) “For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy.”
Job blood over his children. (Job 1:5) “And it was so, when the days of [their] feasting were gone about, that Job sent and sanctified them, and rose up early in the morning, and offered burnt offerings [according] to the number of them all: for Job said, It may be that my sons have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts. Thus did Job continually.”
Satan recognized the protection. (Job 1:7-10) “And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that [there is] none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought? Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.”
God honored Job’s faith by what Job did. He acted by blood sacrifice. Today, we act in faith asking God to protect us by applying the blood in faith. (IICor.4:13) “We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;”
The reason the blood applied in the first Passover worked is because it was a token. (Ex.12:13) “And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye [are]: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy [you], when I smite the land of Egypt.” The word token in this verse means “a sign.” God protected the houses that had the sign. In the same way, today we are the house. Spiritually, we house our souls and through salvation, the blood is applied so that death has no reign over us. We do not apply the blood simply for protection in a vain repetitive way. It is because of fellowship with the Lord that we pray. And it is because of fellowship that we apply the blood.
When you apply the blood of Jesus, you are bringing the entire work of the cross into that situation. Just as in the Old Covenant, they were to sacrifice through the shedding of blood, just as Job applied blood continually, we must do the same. We are not in need of being born again everyday but, protection is a constant need and those that are covered with the blood will receive that protection. Job did it for his children.
The Israelites put blood on the two doorposts and the lintel of the house. (Ex.12:7) This was to protect all sides. We being a spiritual house must have protection on all sides. I personally apply the blood over my mind to keep it cleansed from the world and wickedness. My ears so that I may hear the voice of the Lord clearly and to cleanse my ears of junk. Over my eyes to help me to see God in everything, and to keep my eye gate clean.
My tongue, so that I may speak right things and truthful things and that my speech will be clean. My hands, that the work that I do will be protected and flourish. My heart, so that all that is in it is clean and pure before the Lord. And lastly, my feet that my walk with God will be pure and powerful. Seven applications in all. It has been a practice for me for many years and has always worked.
Usually, whenever the blood of Jesus is mentioned, demons hate it. It is often a violent reaction that will cause them to go crazy. But, it is a powerful weapon that the enemy hates with a passion. The power of the blood is in Jesus Christ and we can have access to it through prayer. It represents His life and what His life is all about, and God honors that when we use it in prayer. To recognize His son’s sacrifice and then use the work of the cross is a powerful combination.
The Cleansing Of The Leper
In scripture, leprosy is strongly connected with sin. A disease, which affects mankind. In the first place, the leper was to be brought to the priest. (Jesus our high priest) The priest then performed a cleansing. (Lev.14:2) “This shall be the law of the leper in the day of his cleansing: He shall be brought unto the priest:”
The priest was to then go outside the city, take two living clean birds, cedar wood, scarlet and hyssop. (Lev.14:4) “Then shall the priest command to take for him that is to be cleansed two birds alive [and] clean, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop:” Each of these elements represents what Christ did at the crucifixion. The priest went outside the city. This points to Christ being crucified outside Jerusalem’s walls. The two birds signify the Lord’s death and resurrection.
Cedar wood signifies the cross and scarlet to His suffering. And hyssop represents faith. (Ps.51:7) “Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.” The hyssop is symbolic of faith because it was used in applying the blood. (Ex.12:22) “And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip [it] in the blood that [is] in the bason, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that [is] in the bason; and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning.”
What the priest was to do next was to kill one of the birds over fresh water in a clay pot. Then, he took the live bird and dipped it together with the scarlet yarn and hyssop into the blood of the bird killed over fresh water. (Lev.14:5-6) “And the priest shall command that one of the birds be killed in an earthen vessel over running water: As for the living bird, he shall take it, and the cedar wood, and the scarlet, and the hyssop, and shall dip them and the living bird in the blood of the bird [that was] killed over the running water:”
When the first bird was killed, the blood was captured in an earthen vessel with water in it. This is symbolic of Christ shedding His blood in an earthen vessel. His earthly body. The priest then took the live bird with the cedar, scarlet, and hyssop and dipped them in the shed blood of the bird that was killed. The killed bird’s blood was then mixed with water in an earthen vessel symbolic of the cleansing by the word of God. (Eph.5:26) “That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word.”
This was then to be sprinkled seven times on the leper and then the live bird was to be released. (Lev.14:7) “And he shall sprinkle upon him that is to be cleansed from the leprosy seven times, and shall pronounce him clean, and shall let the living bird loose into the open field.” This speaks of our sins that are cleansed by the blood. Then there is the resurrection of the living bird that was released.
After the cleansing, the leper was allowed back into the camp. Symbolizing that when the blood of Jesus cleanses us, we are allowed into the kingdom.
The priest sprinkling the leper seven times speaks of the completeness and perfection of the sacrifice. But, His blood was shed six times symbolizing the weakness of man, the evils of Satan and the manifestation of sin. All of which He took upon himself. 1) When he prayed in the garden. (Luke 22:44) “And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.”
It is because of the shedding of the blood of Christ that made it possible for the Holy Spirit to be poured out. (Acts 2:33) “Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.”
This happened as a result of the death and resurrection of our Lord, then He ascended to heaven and presented His blood being the evidence of His sacrifice and redemption. (Heb.9:11-12) “But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.”
After the blood was accepted, the spirit was poured out. (Ezek.36:26-27) “A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.”
It is because of the Holy Spirit that God becomes real to us. (Ezek.39:29) “Neither will I hide my face any more from them: for I have poured out my spirit upon the house of Israel, saith the Lord GOD.” You actually become a different person as a result of God becoming real. (ISam.10:6) “And the Spirit of the LORD will come upon thee, and thou shalt prophesy with them, and shalt be turned into another man.”
The Spirit Of Fire
In the Old Testament, when blood was offered, fire came. (IIChr.7:1) “Now when Solomon had made an end of praying, the fire came down from heaven, and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices; and the glory of the LORD filled the house.” (Lev.9:23-24) “And Moses and Aaron went into the tabernacle of the congregation, and came out, and blessed the people: and the glory of the LORD appeared unto all the people.
And there came a fire out from before the LORD, and consumed upon the altar the burnt offering and the fat: [which] when all the people saw, they shouted, and fell on their faces.” (IKings 18:38) “Then the fire of the LORD fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that [was] in the trench.”
Even John the Baptist prophesied of it. (Luke 3:16) “John answered, saying unto [them] all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire:”
After Jesus arose from the dead, the Spirit again came as fire. (Acts 2:3-4) “And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.”
Keep in mind. Even though we are washed in His blood, we also need to be cleansed by the word. (John13:10) “Jesus saith to him, He that is washed needeth not save to wash [his] feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not all.”
This has to do with our walk with the Lord. Our walk must continually be cleansed by the word. (Eph.5:26) “That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,” In the old Covenant, the priests were given intricate details in how they were to go about their duties in the tabernacle. But, they were not given instruction in regard to shoes. (Ex.39) This was to symbolize that they were still touching the dirt. As Christians, we touch the filth of the world on a daily basis. This is why we need a daily cleansing.
Your Past is Made Nonexistent Through The Blood
(Heb.9:13-14) “For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?” The greatest weapon the enemy has is our past. But, here is the powerful thing. It says in the above verse, that we are purged. This word means quite simply, to remove.
To all of you that are dwelling on your past sins and transgressions, I say to you, “STOP IT!” Right this second, or it is blasphemy! And a treading on the sacrifice to accomplish the removal of your sins! Receive it and believe it is gone. Don’t let anyone bring it back to you.
It is dead to God, and it should be dead to you as well. (Ps.103:12) “As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.” Here is something even more amazing. This Psalm was written before the blood was shed. How much more will the blood of Christ accomplish this verse? Believe it!
(Rom.3:25-26) “Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.” To be justified means to have your sins passed over, even though you are guilty, to be declared righteous. It has absolutely nothing to do with you. It is a promise made by the Father. All one needs to do is accept it.
We are saved from the wrath of God. (Rom.5:9) “Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.” Just as in the Passover, they were delivered from the wrath of God, so are we saved from His wrath through the blood of Jesus.
“In forgiveness we are stripped of the vile and stinking rags of our sins; in justification we are clothed with the glory and beauty of Christ.” -R.A. Torrey
(Is.43:25-26) “I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins. Put me in remembrance: let us plead together: declare thou, that thou mayest be justified.” Again, this is in the Old Covenant. How much more the blood of Christ will accomplish this! (Eph.1:7) “In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;”
This is a fact before heaven, and all who are covered with the blood must remember it. (Mic.7:19) “He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.” Again, Old Covenant. How much more the blood of Christ?
It is also out conscience that must be purged as well. (Heb.10:21-22) “And having an high priest over the house of God;(Jesus) Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.”
An “evil conscience” is one that remembers yesterday and reminds you that you’re a sinner and of all your wrongdoings. To live in such a way is spiritual slavery. If you are ever reminded of your past, remind them that you are one with Christ. (Gal.3:28) “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.” We are all one in Christ. So, we are a part of Him. He is sinless. Through His blood, so are we. (In Him) Jesus never had a past. In Him, neither do we!
We were once in bondage to sin and the world. We were slaves. But, a price was paid for us to be totally free. Just as slaves were bought and sold in this country many years ago. Many are still in spiritual bondage. Spiritual slavery if you will. They are bound to the master of the flesh, sin and Satan. There is freedom only by the price that was paid to redeem you. If it is accepted, you are freed from that bondage. In return, we become slaves to Christ.
But, we are not in bondage anymore. Freedom comes at a price. But it has been paid for by the Saviour. (Eph.1:7) “In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;” (ICor.6:20) “For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.”
This was a grand plan by the master. It has a purpose and a plan that will be executed. (Matt.20:28) “Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.” The purpose was to do away with the body of sin that we would no longer be slaves to it. (Rom.6:6)
“Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.” (V.11) “Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
A transformation takes place as a result of the understanding of the blood and what it has done. (IICor.17-18) “Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.”
The result is not our ability. (Gal.2:20) “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” As a result of the price that is paid, it is no longer us doing the living, but Christ through us. It is because of the blood that this is possible. (Col.1:19-22)
“For it pleased [the Father] that in him should all fulness dwell; And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, [I say], whether [they be] things in earth, or things in heaven. And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in [your] mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:”
Because of the shed blood of Jesus, He has become our mediator, our high priest With the Father. (Heb.9:15) “And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.”
He is also out intercessor. (Heb.7:25) “Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.” There is only one reason it is possible for Christ to our mediator. (Phil.2:8) “And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.” (Heb.2:14) “Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;”
It is only Jesus that can say “I know what man is like, and I know what God is like.” He comes between us and presents our case with the Father. He is our lawyer and He has never lost a case! (Heb.4:15) “For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.”
Even though Jesus has become glorified and Higher than the heavens, he is touched by the feeling of our infirmities.(Heb.4:15) (ITim.2:5-6) “For [there is] one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.” (John14:6) “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
He is also our advocate our lawyer if you will. (IJohn2:1) “My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:” In the high court of heaven, there is one who stands for you continually. (Heb.13:6) “So that we may boldly say, The Lord [is] my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.”
(Heb.10:19-22) “Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; And [having] an high priest over the house of God; Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.” You must be bold.
You cannot be afraid to move when God speaks to you. Boldness is a trait of the righteous. (Prov..28:1) “The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.”
There is great power in boldness. Demons tremble at the one who is covered by the blood, walks in the spirit and acts boldly for the Lord.
Pray for boldness just as the Apostles did and see what happens. (Acts 4:29-31) “And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word, By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.
And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.” This by the way is the third anointing spoken of in scripture. The first is salvation, the next is being filled with the spirit, then there is the receiving of boldness. A greater dimension if you will. It is all a result of the blood being shed.
Receive Your Inheritance
(Heb.9:15) “And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.” His promises aren’t just for today, they are for eternity! It is an eternal inheritance. (IPet.1:4) “To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,” It awaits us for the day we arrive home.
Jesus death activated the power of our inheritance. (Heb.9:16-17) “For where a testament [is], there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. For a testament [is] of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.”
Both the New and Old Testament promises are ours as a result of the blood. (Gal.3:29) “And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.” (Titus 3:4,7) “But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.” There is always hope foe those that belong to God.
What The Blood Has Done
-Destroyed Satan: (Heb.2:14-15) “Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.” We are freed from Satan and bondage by the blood.
-We are able to serve God: (Heb.9:14) “How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?” If the blood of bulls and goats did wonders in the old testament, how much more the blood of Jesus?
-We Receive Our Eternal Inheritance: (Heb.9:15) “And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.” Our inheritance is everlasting and will never fade.
-We Receive Remission Of Sin (salvation): (Heb.9:22) “And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.”
-Christ is our Mediator and Intercessor: (Heb.9:24) “For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:” (Heb.7:25) “Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.”
-We Receive Sanctification: (Heb.10:10) “By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.”
-We Receive Perfection: (Heb.10:4-9) “For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins. Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me: In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure.
Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God. Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law; Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.”
-Boldness And Access to the Throne: (Heb.10:19) “Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,” (Eph.2:13) “But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.”
-Abel’s Blood Spoke Vengeance, Christ’s Blood Speaks Peace: (Heb.12:24) “And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.” (Gen.4:10-12) “And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground. And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand; When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.”
In everything I have ever learned under the direction of the Holy Spirit, there is nothing that compares to the teaching of the Blood of Christ. Ever since I have understood what it has done and how it is used, I haven’t been the same. I have received divine protection like never before and it has been a miraculous journey ever since. To all that will embrace the knowledge of the blood of Christ, there is nothing greater that you need.
It’s power and work can reach to wherever you are and do all that is needed in your life. All you need to do is believe it. A great price was paid for it to be available. I would ask you to honour that sacrifice by learning about it, embracing it, loving it and believing it will work in your life and through your life. It is an extension of Christ himself through the one who is covered by the blood.
Will you be that extension? Will you let him live His life through you? I hope that is your decision. Because that is what being covered by the blood is all about. It erases the person you once were and replaces it with Christ himself. Be a reflection of Christ. Be a reflection of His life. Because life is in the blood.
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