Summary: Learn the benefits of applying the blood to our everyday lives.
Title: The Bloodline of a Champion – 9
“Applying the Blood”
Text: Exodus 12:7, 23
In Exodus 12, the children of Israel came out of Egypt. God told them, “Place the blood on the doorposts of your home and then stay inside your house. When the destroyer comes over, he will pass over you because of the blood.” So, we know that it was by the blood that they were protected from the destroyer. Not only were they protected, but by the blood, they were also delivered from the bondage of Egypt.
I. BENEFITS OF APPLYING THE BLOOD
Psalm 105:36-45, “He smote also all the firstborn in their land, the chief of all their strength. 37 He brought them forth also with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble person among their tribes. 38 Egypt was glad when they departed: for the fear of them fell upon them. 39 He spread a cloud for a covering; and fire to give light in the night. 40 The people asked, and he brought quails, and satisfied them with the bread of heaven. 41 He opened the rock, and the waters gushed out; they ran in the dry places like a river. 42 For he remembered his holy promise, and Abraham his servant. 43 And he brought forth his people with joy, and his chosen with gladness: 44 And gave them the lands of the heathen: and they inherited the labour of the people; 45 That they might observe his statutes, and keep his laws. Praise ye the LORD.”
All these things that we find in Psalm 105 actually came to be because of the applying of the blood. Sometimes we read these things in a Psalm like this and think, “Yeah, that’s nice. The Lord really watched over them.” But when you put all this into perspective, you begin to realize that the Lord did all these things for them because they were obedient and applied the blood. He didn’t just deliver them from slavery, listen to all the things that He did for them because of the application of the blood:
1. He brought them out of slavery with silver and gold. They were healthy in their bodies and had money in their pockets. Life doesn’t get any better!
2. For over 40 years there was not one feeble amongst them. How many?
a. With men, women and children, close to 3 million people.
b. So, out of approximately 3 million people, there was not one sick among them. No high blood pressure, no cancer, no runny noses, no arthritis, nobody was limping, nobody had bad eyes, and nobody had bad teeth. Everyone of them came out strong and healthy. AWESOME!
3. He gave them a cloud in the daylight to keep them cool.
4. He even gave them fire at night to make sure that they didn’t get cold. Talk about benefits!
5. He satisfied them with bread and donuts from heaven when they got hungry.
6. When it got dry and there was no water around, God would bring water out of the rock and quench all their thirst.
7. He gave them the lands of the heathens.
God has always and always will take care of His people. This applies to us today as we apply the blood. Learning all the things that God did for the people of Egypt just proves to us that God doesn’t want to just bring you out of bondage and sin, but He also wants to take care of every need of your life. He wants to heal your body. He wants to bless your finances. He wants to give you food and drink when your hungry and thirsty. In other words, God wants to play a part in every area of your life.
God brought the children of Israel out in grand style because of the blood. As we begin to understand the benefits of the blood, we will take these Scriptures on the blood and exercise our faith. We cannot receive the total benefit of the blood only through the knowledge of what the blood has done for us. The only way the benefit truly comes is when you apply the blood by releasing your faith and speaking what the Word has to say about the blood.
Speak and sing about the blood. Any time you feel like the devil is tormenting your body, your mind or coming after your family, you need to find every song that you can on the blood of Jesus and sing them all through the house! Find every Scripture you can and speak them over and over again because the blood of Jesus will put the devil on the run every time, guaranteed.
We must apply the blood in order to receive the benefits of the blood.