The Power of the Blood of Jesus - Part 3

The Power of the Blood of Jesus - Part 3

July 31, 2014 at 12:02 PM

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Billy Graham one of greatest evangelists influenced US presidents. One message he preached strongly on the blood, nothing but the blood, and the power to cleanse.

 

A focus on the blood can help bring outpourings of the Holy Sprit. When we express our appreciation for the blood we can attract the Holy Spirit.

 

1 John 5: 7-8

For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one.  And there are three that bear witness on earth, the Spirit, the water, and the blood; and these three agree as one.

 

 

 

There three powerful forces in heaven, the Father, Son (Word), and the Holy Sprit. Three on earth, Holy Spirit, water and blood. The blood and the Holy Spirit are closely connected.

 

The church is yet to discover a dimension of spiritual warfare through pleading the blood. Great miracles and breakthrough will take place as we learn this secret. If church congregations would stand united in pleading the blood against principalities and powers we would see our cities transformed, and multitudes come to Christ, miracles abound.

 

 

 

Value of the Blood of Jesus

 

1 Kings 8:5, 63

“Also King Solomon, and all the congregation of Israel who were assembled with him, were with him before the ark, sacrificing sheep and oxen that could not be counted or numbered for multitude. And Solomon offered a sacrifice of peace offerings, which he offered to the Lord, twenty-two thousand bulls and one hundred and twenty thousand sheep. So the king and all the children of Israel dedicated the house of the Lord.

 

Dedication of the temple, sacrificed 22,000 oxen, 120,000 sheep. Passover estimate 160,000 lambs slain. In the Old Testament, with continual shedding of blood, it would be impossible to compute the amount of blood shed in Israel’s history. No amount of blood of animals would be enough to cover our sins. The Blood of Jesus is of more value than 100’s of 1000’s of animals ever sacrificed, it is impossible to put a price on it. It is priceless.

 

On the Day of Atonement, the blood of animals flowed continually from the altar for days. All pointed to the time Jesus would die on the cross and a fountain of His blood would flow forever. We can daily avail ourselves of the blood, find forgiveness, protection, victory. We must use the blood; ammunition in an arsenal is useless unless it is used.

 

2 Corinthians 10:4 

The weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.

 

 

 

Greater the value of the thing sacrificed the greater the value and power of it’s blood. Blood of animals has value, but blood of men is greater. Then the blood of the apostles, of martyrs, the blood of Jesus is the most valuable.

 


Revelation 6: 9-10

When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony, which they held.  And they cried with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, until you judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?”

 

 

 

Blood Speaks

 

Genesis 4:10

"What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood cries out to me from the ground.

 

 

 

Revival happened in only one part of North Africa. Researchers asked why here and nowhere else in the region. It was discovered that years before a missionary had been martyred in that place. The Blood of a martyr is valuable, as it releases power.

 

But nothing compares to the value of the blood of Jesus.

 

 

 

1 Peter 1:18-19 Knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.

 

 

 

His blood is priceless, of sufficient value and power to cover and forgive every sin, of every human being in every generation. 

 

 

 

Blood Repels Demons

 

A witch came to a city, to a hall that was packed. As she was about to do her witchcraft, a few Christians in the meeting, got up and said ‘lady I come against you in the name of Jesus and the power of his blood.’  The whole meeting collapsed, the witch screamed, blocked her ears. Christians repeatedly said the blood of Jesus is against you. Everyone went home. Demons flee before the declaration of the blood of Jesus.

 

I have experienced this praying for a person needing deliverance. When I pleaded blood person writhed on floor.

 

An insane woman was prayed for. The preacher said Jesus I plead your blood. The demon afflicting her spoke, saying, “don’t say that, I don’t like that”. Then fled, and the woman was healed

 

A preacher’s family had been deeply involved in spiritism when he was young. He said many tragedies had happened in family as a result. It had opened door to demons. He needed deliverance himself, which came when they pleaded the blood of Jesus. A spirit entered him when he experimented with table turning. Ouija boards are dangerous.

 

Hebrews 13: 12

We are sanctified by the blood.

 

Means we are set apart for God. We are God’s possession, and no longer in the devils territory.

 

One reason we can struggle in life is we have not learned how to use the blood.  As soon as you realise Satan is attacking, difficulties are piling up start pleading blood and watch Satan’s plans disintegrate. When we cover ourselves our homes, with blood, we stop Satan afflicting us.

 

Free Access Into Presence of God

 

Hebrews 10:19

Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus,

 

In the Old Testament a high priest could enter a Holy Place once year with blood. If he went in without blood he was struck dead. Today through the blood, we can go boldly anytime, any day any place into God’s presence and pray. Sometimes we lack boldness in prayer, we can be timid, hesitant and minimise our requests.

 

Alexander the Great asked a man who had done him a large personal favor what he would like as his reward.  When he requested a colossal sum of money he was rebuked by Alexander's nobles "how could you ask the king for such an extraordinary amount of money?".  Alexander saw it differently and said "this man is honouring me by asking for so much money because he is assuming that I have that much to give."

 

Jesus through His blood has purchased every blessing for us. Lets go boldly and make our requests for joy, peace, strength, healing, protection, financial provision, and victory known. Don’t hold back, God is very generous.

 

How to Plead the Blood

 

In some past revivals blood had a primary place in intercession, believers would plead the blood in strong repetition

 

A pastor got ptomaine poisoning. Laying hands on his own body and saying “I plead the blood” for 20 minutes healed him. No wonder Satan has done all he can to take the blood of Jesus out of the church and Christians understanding. The more we plead the blood the more power released.

 

Leviticus 17:11

For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul.’

 

When we start speaking the blood we introduce the life and power of God into our midst. Old Testament, blood applied by sprinkling. New Testament applied by speaking, declaring, prayer.

 

Blood Covenant

 

Luke 22:19-20

And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” Likewise He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is shed for you.

 

We have a blood covenant with God, an agreement between God and us. A Blood covenant is 2 people totally committing themselves to each other. Every time we have communion we are reminded of the covenant. In this covenant entered into at salvation four things are to happen.

 

1. We give ourselves unreservedly totally to God

 

2. All the blessings of the new covenant are released to us (salvation, healing, victory, protection, favour, provision, …)

 

3. God totally commits himself to us, to watch over, guide, lead, bless us.

 

4. The covenant between God and us should never be broken.

 

The more we learn to honor and appropriate the blood of Jesus the fuller and more abundant our lives will be. Derek Prince and his wife took communion every morning and made this confession “ we thank you that in the blood of Jesus we receive the life of God, the divine, eternal, endless life”. It’s time to honour the blood of Jesus and watch the enemy flee. There is Power in Blood                   

 

Lets not offer to God strange fire to enter God’s presence, gain His favour. It is easy to offer service, sacrifice, finances, good works, right living, but none will gain us access to God’s presence. Only the blood of Jesus.

 

John 6:53

Then Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you.

 

 

For us to have life we must feed on Jesus.

 

The only person in the universe who has life within Himself is God. None of us has life within ourselves. All of us are dependant on God for life, and the only channel of eternal life that God has given us is the blood of Jesus. If we want life we must recognise it comes through the blood of Jesus.

 

Exodus 12 illustrates that the destroyer is made powerless by the blood. Plead blood over our homes daily and enjoy protection. If the Children of Israel did not apply blood then the enemy could enter their homes.

 

It is available to anyone who will receive it through faith, in Jesus.

 

Through the cross the total life of God was poured out. It is available to us through the blood; there is no other channel of life.

 

Blood put on our ears, hands, feet, can protect us, keep us clean from all that enters our ears, whatever we put our hands to and wherever we go. Great when you have to be in ungodly atmospheres.

 

Atonement means covering, we can be protected by an impenetrable covering of the blood if we, with faith, learn to apply it. Unconfessed sin is never under the blood. Need to keep short accounts to stay fully protected.

 

a. Plead the blood

 

b. Command Satan and his demons to loose their grip, flee and go

 

c. Use name of Jesus

 

d. Be quick to plead the blood as soon as you realise Satan attacking.

 

1 John 5:7-8

For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness on earth: the Spirit, the water, and the blood; and these three agree as one.

 

Water often refers to the Word in the bible. The blood, Word and Spirit agree as one.

 

Heaven - Father Jesus (the Word) and Holy Spirit

 

Earth – Holy Spirit Jesus (water, Word) blood

 

Romans 3:25

whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed,

 

Propitiation – a sacrifice that satisfies the righteous wrath of God.  We were all under the judgement of God for our sins, facing hell forever.

 

Protection is in the blood

 

Satan, is ruler of this world system and prince of the upper atmosphere, he has great power. John 12:31, Ephesians 2:2.

 

Hebrews 12:22,24 

But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels,  to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are registered in heaven, to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect,  to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel.

 



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