APPLYING THE BLOOD OF JESUS

The Blood of Jesus Christ is the most powerful substance in the universe.  It is the most precious substance in the universe.  The Blood of the Lamb of God, has the power to save, heal and deliver.  There is no other way to be saved from sin and a devil’s hell except through the Blood of Jesus Christ.

As you read the words to this song, let the meaning and the reality of what Jesus did, sink into your spirit and into your soul.  So many people just don’t understand how important it is to use the Blood of Jesus to obtain everything He purchased for us on the cross.

O The Blood

 O the blood, Crimson love

Price of life’s demand

Shameful sin Placed on Him

The Hope of every man

O the blood of Jesus washes me,

O the blood of Jesus shed for me

What a sacrifice that saved my life

Yes, the blood, it is my victory

Savior Son, Holy One

Slain so I can live

See the Lamb, The great I Am

Who takes away my sin

O the blood of the Lamb

O the blood of the Lamb

O the blood of the Lamb

 The precious blood of the Lamb

What a sacrifice, That saved my life

Yes, the blood, it is my victory

 O what love

No greater love

Grace, how can it be That in my sin

Yes, even then,

He shed His blood for me.

So many churches today have put aside the Blood from their teachings and their songbooks.  They rely on their spiffy programs and technology to entertain a people who have no stomach for the requirements of the Blood of Jesus.

 Are you hungry for the power and glory of God to be present in your life?  It can only come through the full acknowledgement of the Blood of the Lamb and the honoring of the Blood and the applying the Blood to our lives.

Without the shedding of blood there is NO remission of sin.  To put it simply, a Holy God, will not and cannot allow sinful man in His presence.  When we come to Him through the Blood of the Lamb, by asking Jesus Christ to be our Lord and Savior, the Holy God only sees the Blood of Jesus covering us and we are accepted into His Presence.

We are teaching on the Blood of Jesus because it is the absolute foundation to every believer’s walk with God and so many people are coming out of denominations that have forsaken even mentioning the Blood of Jesus for fear of “offending” people.  The people here at BWC are being taught not only about the Blood, how to use the Blood, and how to appropriate the Blood into their everyday lives.

 Blood Encounters of the Believer

A person’s first encounter with the Precious Blood is when he or she comes to Jesus for salvation.  They repent, they ask for forgiveness and their sins to be washed away by the Precious Blood.  They ask Jesus into their heart to save them and lead them on the path to Heaven.  There is no other way.  The rest of the world says, “all roads lead to heaven.”  It isn’t true.  The scripture clearly states “without the shedding of blood there is neither release from sin and its guilt nor the remission for sins.” (Hebrews 9:22)

 The everyday life of a believer should be full of Blood encounters!  Daily cleansing in the Blood, and applying the Blood to our battles and wounds and problems.  The Precious Blood is the most effective weapon against the devil we have!  So often we charge off with our armor on, our sword of the Spirit out, but we forget about the Blood!  Satan has been TOTALLY defeated by the Blood.  He can’t stand before it and he can’t argue with it.  The Blood stops him cold.

We encounter the Precious Blood whenever we take communion.  We are honoring what He did for us by shedding His Precious Blood on that Cross.  The Blood of Jesus purchased our healing, our freedom from oppression, our prosperity and provision, and so much more.  We take all of that in by faith when we take communion.  Communion can and should be taken by believers several times a week during trials and tribulations for sure, but also as part of your worship and honor of Jesus in your everyday life.

 The Price of the Precious Blood of Jesus

 The price that God paid for our redemption from hell was the killing of Jesus Christ, the shedding of His sinless blood to buy us back from damnation.  It is through the Blood of the Lamb, that we can overcome ALL of Satan’s attacks against us, our families and our finances.  Revelation 12:11 says “And they (us) overcame him (Satan); conquered him by MEANS OF THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB and by the utterance of their testimony, for they did not love and cling to life even when faced with death.” (Revelation 12:11).  As mentioned earlier, Satan has been totally defeated by the Blood of Jesus on the Cross.  If He would have known, he would never have crucified the Lord of Glory.  I Corinthians 2:8 says “None of the rulers of this age or world perceived and recognized and understood this, for if they had, they would never have crucified the Lord of glory.”  The Almighty God does not share His plans with Satan, so he did not realize the devastating impact the Blood of Jesus would have on his kingdom!  How is this so?

It all goes back to sin.  Sin is falling short of the glory of God or missing the mark set forth or disobedience to God’s known will, rebellion and the list goes on and on.  Romans 6:23 says “For the wages which sin pays is death, but the [bountiful] free gift of God is eternal life through (in union with) Jesus Christ our Lord.”  Death is eternal separation from God in the same place as Satan and his cohorts will be.  THAT is why Jesus came back to become SIN for us.  If He hadn’t we would all be lost and headed for the lake of fire.

Imagine how Father God felt as He saw Adam, His son fall into sin.  He knew that because Adam had turned over his authority to Satan, death was in the earth.  No turning back.  Adam LEGALLY turned over his authority to Satan.  He then became his slave; a slave to sin.  And all subsequent generations down through history would be lost and born into Satan’s authority in the earth.  But God already had a plan.  He loved mankind so much, He was willing for Jesus to come and become the Lamb of sacrifice, the blood requirement for sin, once and for all!  John 3:16 says “For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten (unique) Son, so that whoever believes on (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish but have eternal (everlasting) life.”  If you don’t get anything else out of this teaching get this:  GOD LOVES YOU ENOUGH TO DIE A SINNER’S DEATH OF SHAME AND TORTURE FOR YOU!

The price of the Blood was very high.  It is called the Precious Blood, because that is what it is: PRECIOUS.  Romans 5;8 says “But God shows and clearly proves His [own] love for us by the fact that while we were yet sinners, Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One) died for us.”  He died for everyone who laughed and mocked; for those who spit on Him and tore His beard out; for those who beat Him with the whip; every stripe paid for OUR healing; healing from the inside out.  He took OUR punishment, so we won’t have to face it.  He even went to hell for us for three days.

How can we NOT take everything He purchased that day on Calvary outside of Jerusalem?  The Blood of Jesus Christ is our victory, it is our foundation, it is the ONLY way to enter into Heaven.  In the Blood, we have healing, deliverance from oppression of devils, prosperity and provision, and most importantly, the AUTHORITY to advance the Kingdom of God!

The bottom line about the Blood is this:  The very same works that Jesus did in His earthly ministry are passed to US through the Blood that was shed.  The authority He operated in is now given to US to do the same works He did.  We use the authority of the Blood against ALL the power of Satan because HE KNOWS THE BLOOD DEFEATED HIM!  He can’t touch it, he can’t argue with it, he just has to flee.  When the Blood of Jesus is applied to your situation, Satan knows the game is over!

 How to Apply the Blood of Jesus in Prayer

Let’s get practical about applying the Blood in your personal ministry.  How exactly do we apply the Blood in ministry or in our personal lives?  By now, you understand who you are in Christ and what He has purchased through His sacrifice and shed Blood.  Let’s look deeper into the wonderful mystery of the Blood of Jesus and its power to destroy every yoke and bring victory to every situation.

 Drawing a Blood Line

Every Blood-bought believer has the authority to draw a Blood Line around themselves, their property, their finances, their loved ones, their physical bodies and minds, their ministries and the list goes on to include EVERYTHING that concerns their lives. What is a Blood Line?  It is the ultimate line in the sand to tell the devil his boundaries in our lives.  The principle is found in the book of Exodus

“And the Lord spoke unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying…speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take unto them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for a house…your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: you shall take it from the sheep, or from the goats: and you shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening.  And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper doorpost of the houses, wherein they shall eat it…and thus shall you eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand, and you shall eat it in haste: it is the LORD’s Passover.  For I will pass through the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods (princes) of Egypt I will execute judgment: I AM the LORD.  And the BLOOD shall be to you for a token upon the houses where you are: and when I see the BLOOD, I will Passover you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.” (Exodus 12:1,3,5-7,11-13)

The Israelites drew a blood line around their homes and families that the spirit of death could NOT cross.  It was a type and shadow of the Blood of the Lamb of God that Satan and all his forces to this day cannot cross.

This principle in the Word of God, is our example of God’s will in drawing a Blood line around our lives and situations, except the Blood we use is the Blood of Jesus Christ and we apply it by FAITH.  Remember, faith is the currency of Heaven.  Everything we do in the Kingdom of God must be done in FAITH!

Suppose you begin to see Satan working in your teenager’s life by drawing them into ungodly friendships.  You see rebellion rising up in him/her until you can’t get anywhere with them anymore.  How do you get the victory in a situation like this?  Teenagers are difficult to deal with on a good day without Satan’s schemes!  You draw a Blood line around your teen’s life: physical, emotional, spiritual, friendships, and school performance.  Once you draw the Blood line, you begin to thank God for the victory whether you see it or not.  That’s the FAITH part of it.

Once that Blood line is drawn, Satan has to back off, but he’s going to fight it and it may even look worse for a while, but stand in FAITH, until you see the battle turn.  Hold that Blood line and stand in FAITH!  Once Satan sees you won’t be moved by the circumstances, he has to flee.  Remember, he is the accuser of the brethren and if you agree with the circumstances, he’s got you.  Situations like this are intercessory prayer battles that require time to push through.  The Bible says we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but we do WRESTLE!

Here is an example of a prayer to draw the Blood line:

“Father, I come before You in the Name of Jesus Christ, who shed His Precious Blood that I might have victory in EVERYTHING that Satan throws at me!  I bring my child before You now and claim him/her for the Kingdom of God!  I refuse to let Satan take them away from me and You!

 By an act of my FAITH, I draw a Blood Line with the Precious Blood around my child’s spirit, soul (mind, will and emotions) and physical body!  I draw the Blood line around his/her education performance, friendships and everything that concerns them!  I know Father, that You will perfect his/her life!

 Satan, I remind you of the Blood of Jesus that covers my house!  You cannot cross this Blood line in the Name and the Authority of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, who defeated you by His death and resurrection!  I bind you from operating against my child any further in the Name of Jesus!

 Father, I thank You for the victory!  I thank You that my child is Your child!  I thank You that his/her spiritual eyes are being opened to Your goodness!  I now stand in FAITH and I BELIEVE and TRUST You for my child’s life!

This prayer covers all the bases.  You are coming boldly to the Throne of Grace through the Blood of Jesus for your situation.  You are claiming your child for the Kingdom, which is in God’s perfect will.  You are making your stand against Satan’s attack.  You are using the weapon of the Blood of Jesus against the enemy and you are taking your authority against Satan in Jesus’ Name.  Finally, you are praising God for the victory and making your faith stand.

The scripture says “Therefore put on God’s complete armor, that you may be able to resist and stand your ground on the evil day [of danger], and, having done all [the crisis demands], to stand (firmly in your place).” (Ephesians 6:13)  The Lord can’t make it any plainer that this.  When you have done all that faith demands: STAND and watch the victory come.  It only comes if you continue to stand in FAITH.  If you give in to unbelief will turn the battle to the enemy.

This is just an example of using the weapon of the Blood line in a believer’s life.  The situations in life are endless because Satan is relentless in his pursuit of our destruction.  God has provided everything we need to defeat his onslaughts!  Use the Blood line!  Jesus paid a high price for it, so don’t waste it!

Hold the Blood

Holding the Blood takes drawing the Blood line a step further.  To hold the Blood IS your faith stand.  The Blood is held on the enemy until he flees.  He MUST flee.  The Blood of Jesus demands it of him.  The scriptures back this principle up with:

Withstand him; be firm in faith [against his onset—rooted, established, strong, immovable, and determined], knowing that the same (identical) sufferings are appointed to your brotherhood (the whole body of Christians) throughout the world.”  (I Peter 5:9)

“Truly I tell you, whoever says to this mountain, “be lifted up and thrown into the sea!” and does not doubt at all in his heart but believes that what he says will take place, it will be done for him.” (Mark 11:23)

“In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [be empowered through your union with Him]; draw your strength from Him [that strength which His boundless might provides].  Put on the whole armor [the armor of a heavily-armed soldier which God supplies], that you may be able to successfully stand up against [all] the strategies and the deceits of the devil.  “For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere.”  Therefore put on God’s complete armor, that you may be able to resist and stand your ground on the evil day [of danger], and having done all [the crisis demands], to stand [firmly in your place].  Stand therefore [hold your ground], having tightened the belt of truth around your loins and having put on the breastplate of integrity and of moral rectitude and right standing with God.”  (Ephesians 6:12-14)

“And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season, we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint.” (Galatians 6:9)

A dear sister in the Lord, Mrs. C. Nuzum wrote a teaching early in the twentieth century called “Resisting the Devil”.  Holding the Blood of Jesus is in all actuality resisting the devil until you gain the victory.  The real battle is NOT GIVING UP!

She wrote, “Faith in the Blood of Jesus, and in what God has said in His Word, when exercised in testimony against the devil, will always cause him to flee.  First Peter 5:9 says, we are to be steadfast in resisting the devil.  We are never once to think he CAN remain or keep evil upon us, because God has said that if we resist him he WILL flee, and God’s Word CANNOT fail.  So there is only one thing to see to, and that is to resist the devil until he goes, be the time long or short…Your own mouth can hasten the victory greatly.  God says in Mark 11:23, you shall have what you say if you do not doubt.  Say, “I refuse to have this sickness,” no matter how much Satan tries to make you feel or see it…”

All the “mountains” in your life are prime candidates for the principle of holding the Blood of Jesus!  There is one caveat to this; the Blood is not effective IF there is open or hidden SIN in your life.  Disobedience or rebellion to God’s known will for your life will shut it down.  For example, you know it’s a sin to watch ungodly TV shows, you feel convicted every time you turn it on, but you continue to do so.  You are guilty of disobedience and rebellion.  Satan has a clear cut case against you to hold back your victory.  God is not obligated to bring victory to the rebellious or disobedient.  You can plead the blood, hold the blood, smear the blood all over the place and it won’t change anything.  You must get the sin out of the camp to be victorious in the Kingdom of God.

Remember this: EVERY victory, every blessing from God is a fight.  Satan does not want God to get any glory and he is going to hold on until he can’t hold on any longer.  HE HAS TO OUTLAST US, not US outlast him!  He should be the one on the defensive.  We have the dominion now, because we have the Blood of Jesus!

Plead the Blood

God Almighty is the Judge of the Universe.  He weighs the good and the evil done in it.  He listens to Satan’s arguments and He listens to Jesus’ arguments and He listens to OUR arguments.  These are the scriptures that support this principle:

Now there was a day when the sons (the angels) of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan (the adversary and accuser) also came among them.  And the Lord said to Satan, “From where did you come?”  Then Satan answered the Lord, “From going to and fro on the earth and from walking up and down on it.”  And the Lord said to Satan, Have you considered My servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who [reverently] fears God and abstains from and shuns evil [because it is wrong]?  Then Satan answered the Lord, “Does Job [reverently] fear God for nothing?”  “Have You not put a hedge about him and his house and all that he has, on every side?”  “You have conferred prosperity and happiness upon him in the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land.  But put forth Your hand now and touch all that he has, and he will curse You to Your face.”  And the Lord said to Satan, “Behold, all that he has is in your power, only upon the man himself put not forth your hand.”  So Satan went forth from the presence of the Lord.” (Job 6-12)

This scripture scenario is true.  It is not a fable.  From this passage alone, one could teach lessons from many angles.  For this teaching, we are looking at the fact that Father God, listened to Satan’s argument and allowed the testing of Job.

Jesus’ Arguments (for us)

Jesus Christ IS our Intercessor!  Hebrews 7:25 says “Therefore He is able also to save to the uttermost (completely, perfectly, finally, and for all time and eternity) those who come to God through Him, since He is always living to make petition (intercession) to God and intercede with Him and intervene for them.”  This scripture shows us that Jesus Christ, through His BLOOD, is always intervening on our behalf when Satan, the accuser and adversary of us all, stands before God demanding to sift us.  Satan does that.  He tries to use our sins against us in the Court of Heaven.  Jesus prayed for Peter when Satan demanded to sift Him.  Luke 22:31-32 says “Simon, Simon (Peter), listen!  Satan has asked excessively that [all of] you be given up to him [out of the power and keeping of God], that he might sift [all of] you like grain.  But I (Jesus) have prayed especially for you [Peter], that your [own] faith may not fail; and when you yourself have turned again, strengthen and establish your brethren.”  Jesus was telling Peter, you are going to fall away for a short time, but when you return, strengthen and establish your brothers.  Peter was a passionate man.  He loved deeply, but he had weaknesses in his life that Satan could use against him, just like Job did.  Satan could legally demand to sift Peter because the Precious Blood had not been shed yet.  Resurrection was not there yet.  Satan still had authority over the earth.

What about today?  Does Satan still demand to sift us like he did Peter?  You bet he does!  He is always making legal pleadings against us, using our sins against us to gain footholds in our lives.  But Jesus is our defense attorney!  He ever lives to make intercession, to plead OUR case before the Court of Heaven.  One day Satan will be cast out of the Court of Heaven.  He will no longer be allowed to accuse, but for now, it is up to us to seek the face of God to get healed from the inside out.  Why?  So we can stand before Him and say, “Lord, Satan has NOTHING in me!” He can’t have my children!  He can’t take my life one second earlier than YOU have ordained for me!

Our Arguments

 We also have the authority to go into the Court of Heaven and make our pleadings.  Hebrews 4:16 says “Let us then fearlessly and confidently and boldly draw near to the throne of grace {the throne of God’s unmerited favor to us sinners}, that we may receive mercy [for our failures] and find grace for help in good time for every need [appropriate help and well-timed help, coming just when we need it].”  How can we go into the throne room of God and plead our own case?  Through the BLOOD of Jesus!  His Blood gives us legal standing for God, the Judge of the Universe to listen to us and hear our case.  There is a secret weapon in the Word of God that Jesus talked about during His time on the earth.  It is REPENTANCE.  It is agreeing with your adversary quickly.  Matthew 5:25 says “Come to terms quickly with your accuser (Satan) while you are on the way with him, lest your accuser hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you be put in prison.”  When we sin, Satan is up there accusing us before God, trying to gain a legal foothold to destroy us.  That’s why it is very important that we keep short accounts with God!  When we sin, repent immediately!  Here is an example prayer when we sin to “agree with the adversary quickly”:

“Father, I come before You boldly, through the Blood of Jesus Christ!  I confess that I have sinned against You and Your Holy Word!  I have (name your sin here).  I agree with my adversary in that I am guilty of this sin!  I REPENT and turn away and renounce it!  I ask for Your help and mercy to get victory over this sin.  I plead the Blood of Jesus Christ of Nazareth over my sin right now!  I thank You Father that through the Blood of Jesus Christ, I am cleansed!  I am now in right standing with You and Satan has no legal ground to harm me or anything in my life!  I thank You for mercy and grace.  In Jesus’ Name I pray.  Amen!”

Be encouraged beloved, to use ALL the tools and weapons that Jesus bought for us with His Precious Blood so many years ago!  We are overcomers through His Blood.

The Blood of Jesus Christ is literally the life blood of the Christian walk.  It is through the Blood that all healing comes whether it is inner healing, physical healing or deliverance from the oppression of the devil.  As a student in the School of Personal Ministry, make every effort to learn everything you can about the Blood of Jesus beyond what has been discussed here in this school.  Seek the Lord’s counsel on the subject.  Let Him make the Blood more real to you than you ever thought possible.  Without the Precious Blood of Jesus, there is NO hope.

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4 Responses to APPLYING THE BLOOD OF JESUS

  1. rosie says:

    I just found this article and wow did it bless me! So much good information. I plead the blood of Jesus everyday over myself, my family and affairs. Thank you so much for your wisdom.

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    • Micki Todd says:

      Thank you Rosie! I”m so glad it blessed you. I don’t leave the house without the Blood of Jesus. God bless you…

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  2. nuggets4u says:

    Loved this! I also like 1 John 1:7 http://www.biblestudytools.com/nas/1-john/1-7.html When we walk in the light His blood cleanses us! How precious is He?!! I have a heavily visited post on Nuggets4u….. How to Pray for someone in bondage Going to add this to the help links there.

    Blessings
    Gail

    http://nuggets4u.wordpress.com/2012/07/30/emotional-and-spiritual-roots-of-disease-lesson-list/

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