Summary: A message that gives us a clearer and better understanding of the wonder working power in the blood of Jesus.
Text: Revelation 12:11
One of the potent weapons we have as believers against the devil and the forces of evil is the blood of Jesus. There is great power in the blood of Jesus. The blood of Jesus is like an all encompassing drug. What do I mean? The drug doctors use to treat malaria or fever is different from the drug they use for someone who has kidney or liver problem. But the blood of Jesus contains everything that is needed to cure any type of ailment whether it is a minor ailment or a terminal disease. The mystery in the blood of Jesus is that while it is a medical blunder to use a drug meant for stomach upsets to treat cold and cough, Jesus’ blood can be used for all types of ailments. The blood of Jesus can heal you of headache, at the same time it can heal you of stomach ache, cancer or AIDS. Jesus is called the Great Physician because He is the only one whose blood can fight and treat all diseases known and unknown to man.
Not only can the blood of Jesus heal every type of sickness and disease (1 Peter 2:24), it also gives protection from all manner of evil (Exodus 12:13). The blood of Jesus can protect you from car accidents, at the same time it can shield you from armed robbers. It is also a great banner of protection from occultists and all who use evil powers. If you need healing, you can get it from the blood of Jesus. If you need protection, you can get it from the blood of Jesus. If you have been spiritually soiled by sin, you can get cleansing from the blood of Jesus (1 John 1:7). Whatever you need, whatever is lacking in your body or life, the blood of Jesus has the power to supply those things into your system and your life.
Today we are going to do some simple experiments using laminated and un-laminated paper to understand the victory Christ gave us when He shed His blood on the Cross of Calvary for you and I.
EXPERIMENT 1: Take the ordinary, un-laminated paper and tear it to pieces. Now take this laminated paper and try and tear it to pieces.
You will notice that it was so easy to tear the un-laminated paper to pieces while you couldn’t tear the laminated paper to pieces. This brings me to our first point in understanding the victory we have in the blood of Jesus.
1. THE DEVIL CAN’T TEAR YOU APART WHEN YOUR LIFE IS LAMINATED OR COVERED IN THE BLOOD OF JESUS
We understand from 1 Peter 5:8 that the devil is a roaring lion looking for whom to devour. Satan is looking for whom to tear to pieces. He wants to tear people’s hearts to pieces; to bring situations your way that your heart will be terribly broken and shattered, you become an emotional wreck that is so confused about life you end up making some foolish and costly decisions. Decisions you could regret for the rest of your life. Satan wants to tear homes and marriages apart. He wants to tear people’s businesses apart. Everything about us, Satan wants to tear to pieces.
In Daniel 6, the devil threw Daniel into a lion’s den so the lions could tear him to pieces. Daniel was a man of prayer and his prayers were disturbing and affecting the kingdom of darkness (Daniel 6:10), so the devil got some men to see that Daniel was thrown into the lion’s den. But God supernaturally shut the lions mouth so they couldn’t harm Daniel (Daniel 6:22). This kind of special protection came to Daniel under the Old Testament, under the Old Covenant before Jesus had shed his blood. Hebrews 8:6 makes us understand that believers today have a better covenant of protection than anything Daniel had because we are partakers and beneficiaries of the New Covenant introduced by the blood of Jesus.
Just like we saw from the experiment that it is not easy to tear laminated paper to pieces, when our lives are laminated and covered in the blood of Jesus, the devil can’t tear us apart. On the contrary we are the ones that are meant to tear him and his kingdom apart. Jeremiah 1:11 tells us that God has appointed us to uproot and TEAR DOWN, to destroy and to overthrow…Jesus by His death and resurrection has given us power to tear down and destroy every Satanic plan, agenda or kingdom. If we understand this, we will stop being afraid of the devil and everyone working for him and with him and see that we are the ones that have power over him, that have power to tear him to pieces. Psalm 91:13 tells us that we will tread upon the lion and the cobra…This verse isn’t necessarily saying that we will go to a zoo or jungle and step on the lions there. It is telling us we have power over the devil; the roaring lion that wants to tear us apart.