There is power in the blood of Jesus. I believe it’s time for the Church to begin talking about the blood of Jesus once more and for the world to know what it is to be washed in the blood of Jesus.
The blood of Jesus is eternal. Within it is the very life of God. What is divine is full of purpose, and the blood of Jesus is no different. The precious blood of the Lamb, which was shed for the atonement of our sins, brings about more than just the cleansing of sins – though the cleansing of sins is magnificent all its own.
We can receive all of the benefits of the blood by faith, for faith is how we enter the New Covenant with God. Just as Abraham entered into a covenant with God by faith, so we also enter into a new covenant with God by faith.
Abraham was, humanly speaking, the founder of our Jewish nation. What did he discover about being made right with God? If his good deeds had made him acceptable to God, he would have had something to boast about. But that was not God’s way. For the Scriptures tell us, “Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of his faith.” – Romans 4:1-3
1. The Blood Brings Protection
Christ is referred to as our Passover Lamb.
Get rid of the old “yeast” by removing this wicked person from among you. Then you will be like a fresh batch of dough made without yeast, which is what you really are. Christ, our Passover Lamb, has been sacrificed for us. – 1 Corinthians 5:7
The acknowledgment of the Passover finds its origins on the night when the angel of death visited the land of Egypt. Pharaoh stubbornly refused to release the Jewish people, God’s uniquely called nation, from slavery. Because of the stubbornness of Pharaoh, death came upon the first-born son of every household in Egypt.
However, God provided special protection for His people. God instructed the Israelites to place blood around the doors of their homes. When the angel of death saw the blood of the lamb, it would pass over the household, leaving the first born and everyone in the home unharmed.
Then Moses called all the elders of Israel together and said to them, “Go, pick out a lamb or young goat for each of your families, and slaughter the Passover animal. Drain the blood into a basin. Then take a bundle of hyssop branches and dip it into the blood. Brush the hyssop across the top and sides of the doorframes of your houses. And no one may go out through the door until morning. For the Lord will pass through the land to strike down the Egyptians. But when he sees the blood on the top and sides of the doorframe, the Lord will pass over your home. He will not permit his death angel to enter your house and strike you down. – Exodus 12:21-23
The blood of Jesus brings about protection for you and your household. This doesn’t mean that nothing bad will ever happen to you. It simply means that nothing outside of God’s will can touch you when you walk in obedience.
The Children of Israel were instructed to remain in their homes – remain under the blood. So long as we remain under the blood, we have divine protection.
2. The Blood Brings Authority and Deliverance
And they have defeated him by the blood of the Lamb and by their testimony. And they did not love their lives so much that they were afraid to die. – Revelation 12:11
The “him” referred to in the verse above is Satan or “The Adversary”. We overcome him completely by the blood of the Lamb and our testimony. What does that mean? I like the way this man of God worded it:
“We overcome Satan when we testify personally to what the Word of God says [and to what] the blood of Jesus does for us.”
– Derek Prince
With His blood, Jesus purchased our authority and deliverance. The blood breaks addictions, breaks spiritual bondages, and subdues the work of the enemy. When we testify of the Word and of the blood, we exercise, by faith, our authority over and deliverance from demonic influence.
Everything the enemy does is reversed by the blood of Jesus.
3. The Blood Brings Healing
Of course, the blood of Jesus also purchased your healing.
But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. – Isaiah 53:5
In fact, forgiveness and healing are mentioned alongside one another.
Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me. He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. – Psalm 103:2-3
The same Jesus Who forgives sins is the same Jesus Who heals diseases. Lay hold of this promise of healing by faith.
4. The Blood Brings Peace of Mind
When meditating upon the following verse, the Holy Spirit spoke something very powerful to me:
The soldiers wove a crown of thorns and put it on his head, and they put a purple robe on him. – John 19:2
As we know, Jesus was given a crown of thorns. He bled upon His head. The soldiers were mocking the Lord, but they were actually doing something quite prophetic. While meditating on the Lord receiving the crown of thorns, the Holy Spirit drew my attention to this verse:
For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. – Isaiah 9:6
Then the Holy Spirit spoke to me. He said, “You see, it was with the crown of thorns that Jesus was crowned the Prince of peace.”
The blood of Jesus brings us peace of mind, because it cleanses the conscience. It doesn’t just cleanse the sin; it cleanses the power of the memory of sin. It brings us peace with God.
Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us. – Romans 5:1
…how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? – Hebrews 9:14