The Blood Of The Lamb
What is the power of the Blood of Jesus? Understanding this will revolutionize your Christian experience and produce powerful results on a day-to-day basis. Beyond forgiveness, what does the blood of Jesus Christ mean to you? Knowing this simple but profound fact is everything that the cross and the gospel represent. Can you explain to me, to your family, to a coworker the value and virtue of the blood of Jesus? If you do not have any knowledge of what your redemption details, or even what your place in Jesus Christ is, then the devil can take advantage of your ignorance and lay upon you some heavy bondage of sickness, poverty or anything else that tickles his fancy.
The word atonement in the Old Testament meant a covering. Man's sin needed to be covered because our Holy God cannot look on sin. Lev 17:11 tells us that "For the life of the flesh is in the blood; and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement of your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul."
Now, let us look at the word atonement in the New Testament. It means, a change, a reconciliation from a state of enmity to one of friendship. We find that Col 2:14 tells us that God blotted out our sin; He wiped our slate clean. He did not cover it up like in the Old Testament. Let�s read Colossians 2:14, "Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross." He removed all trace of our sin. He destroyed even the memory and knowledge of it. He chose to become unaware of it totally. Wow! What a wonderful God we serve.
However, as wonderful as this is, there is so much more that the Blood of Jesus did and continues to do for us. His Blood gives us continual protection as we apply it to our lives and the lives of the ones we love. The night before Moses was told by God to take the children of Israel out of Egypt to meet with God their Father at the base of Mt. Sinai, He asked the children to take an unblemished lamb, kill it and apply its blood with hyssop on the doorpost and lentils of their home. That night, the death angel came and destroyed the first born of all who had not applied the Blood of the Lamb to their homes.
This is a perfect example of what we are to do for our homes. Jesus is that perfect unblemished Lamb that was sacrificed for your protection. Have you drawn a Bloodline on all that belongs to you? Do you even know how to apply the Blood to your life? Rev 12:11 tells us that the believers overcame the devil by the Blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony. Our testimony is like the hyssop that daily applies the Blood to our lives. We must take what the Word says about the Blood on a daily basis and apply it to the doorposts of our lives. We must declare before the devil, before God and before ourselves what the Blood does for us. In this way, the ongoing work of the Blood becomes a faith reality to us and we can live in the power of that Blood. We must declare the effective work of the Blood on our behalf.
The Devil is afraid of a Christian who sees the Blood in this manner. He knows he is dealing with a believer who has an understanding of his righteousness and one who is standing firm in his faith. In this way, the Blood becomes a spiritual weapon against the devil. It stops his most powerful tool of oppression. He has no ground of accusation in us because we are cleansed by the Blood.
What Rev 12:11 means is that we must testify to what the Word says that the Blood of Jesus does for us. We need to give this testimony on a regular basis. You must testify with your mouth to the power of the Blood and you must do it regularly, believe it and have that confident assurance in it. If you want to overcome the devil, stand on the Blood and proclaim its power! Believers overcome devils that attack them by the use of spiritual weapons. The weapon used in this case is the Blood of the Lamb. Our testimony is the launching vehicle. When we plead the Blood of Jesus, it immediately pleads for us. It speaks mercy from the mercy seat in heaven where Jesus is seated with His Father.
Start applying the blood to your hang-ups, your bondages and those things that you just cannot seem to conquer. Call on the power and authority of Christ's Blood when you are under enemy attack. His Blood will more than protect you. Don't forget to thank the Lord for what He has done for you. He gave His Blood for you.