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Power of the Blood of Jesus Christ

Man is a spiritual being therefore he stumbles upon the spiritual principals. From time immemorial man has realised that blood has power in the spiritual realm”
Also one of the first steps of a Christian life is being washed by the Blood of Jesus Christ. Once when Rev. Reinhard Bonnke was told by an atheist on a TV debate that he does not believe in the power of the Blood of Jesus Christ because it has been 2000 years since Christ shed His Blood and yet sin has only multiplied. To this Rev. Bonnke replied that there has also come up a lot of detergents and yet people still are not clean. He said that without the personal application of the soap or Christ’s Blood in our daily lives it has no effect. This shows us the importance of the personal application of the Blood of Jesus Christ in our daily life.

John 7:38(KJV) “He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water” This verse tells us two things. It tells us if we believe in Jesus Christ then the rivers of living waters is promised to flow through us and it also tells us only if we believe in Jesus Christ in the way the Bible tells us to believe will this promise be given to us. We apply the Blood of Jesus by faith and so we must know what the Bible says about it so that we believe right to receive the full effect of His Blood.

In the New Testament we know the grape juice in the Holy Communion represents Christ’s Blood and when we partake in it we are communing in the Blood of Jesus Christ, 1st Corinthians 10:16 (KJV) “The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?”

The Old Testament is a shadow of the New Testament and even teaches us a lot about the Blood of The Lamb. We must know what we receive through the Blood of Jesus Christ to apply it in the specific areas of our lives.

Exodus 12:22-23(KJV) “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.
23 For the Lord will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the Lord will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you.

Protection
Here the Israelites who struck the hyssop dipped in blood on the lintel and the two posts were protected by God. This shows us that we are given protection from all evil when we are covered by the Blood of Jesus Christ.

Deliverance
The Blood of The Lamb brings deliverance from bondage, unproductivity and also helps in bringing about God’s perfect plan for our lives.

Victory
Even after the Israelites had crossed the Red Sea the Pharaoh followed them until God drowned them, similarly the Blood of Jesus Christ grants us victory over the enemies that trail us because it is the enemies of the people who are covered by the Blood of the Lamb that God destroys.
(Romans 12:19, Nahum 1:2, Deuteronomy 32:35)

Cleansing
The Blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us off our sins. It removes the power of sin over us.
1 John 1:7(KJV) “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.”

Purification
The Blood of Jesus Christ purifies us and only it can change our hearts and minds.
Hebrews 9:13, 14 (KJV) “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?”
Matthew 5:8(KJV) “Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.”

Access to the Spiritual Realm
It is only through the Blood of Jesus Christ can we enter God’s presence and it is evident through the below verses
Hebrews 10:19(KJV) “Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus”
Ephesians 2:6(KJV) “And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:”
From all this we see the importance of the Blood of Jesus Christ and how necessary it is for us to apply it in our daily life.
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(Excerpts: From the Sermon by Rev.Abraham Varghese at Bethel AG Church on 15/10/2017.)

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