Summary: I did a search on the internet for “Human Blood Components.” Wikipedia gives over 200 hundred components found in the human blood. Most of these components I cannot pronounce so I will leave it at two hundred. When I began to read through all the ingre
Title: The Bloodline of a Champion – 4
“The Blood Produces Righteousness”
Text: I Peter 1:18-20
I did a search on the internet for “Human Blood Components.” Wikipedia gives over 200 hundred components found in the human blood. Most of these components I cannot pronounce so I will leave it at two hundred. When I began to read through all the ingredients found in the blood, I was amazed to think that there is that much stuff found in our blood.
All of the human blood components work together to bring life to the body. There are also many important functions of human blood including:
Supply of oxygen to tissues
Supply of nutrients
Removal of waste
Immunological functions, circulation of white cells and detection of foreign material by antibodies
Coagulation or self-repair mechanism (the blood causes the body to heal itself)
Regulation of body pH
Regulation of core body temperature
Your physical health is not only determined by the quality of the blood but also by the circulation of the blood. The same is true for the Body of Christ. There is a supply of life, removal of waste, immunological functions, self-repair mechanisms, and messenger functions through our faith in the blood of Jesus and fellowship with other believers. There is healing in the blood by there is also a healing in the circulation of the blood. You cannot be a healthy Christian when you are separated from the Body of Christ.
Just as the human body has every necessary ingredient to survive and thrive, the Bible tells us of all the ingredients of the blood that makes for full salvation. There is righteousness, forgiveness, mercy, grace, redemption, sanctification, healing, victory, blessing, boldness, prosperity and power in the blood of Jesus! Now that is something to rejoice about.
You should be so full of the Holy Ghost that if you got bit by a mosquito, he would fly off singing, “There’s Power in the Blood.”
II. WE ARE DECLARED RIGHTEOUS
One of the main ingredients in the blood is righteousness. We read this Scripture last week but it is so powerful that I have to read it again this week.
Romans 3:23-25, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, 25 whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed.”
Remember to propitiate means, “To gain or regain the favour or goodwill of.”
Justified means “Just as if I had never sinned,” it is also means, “declared righteous.”
So, we have been justified and declared righteous freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. We learned last week that the sins of your past will have no impact upon your future. Your past has no effect on you whatsoever!
Romans 14:17, “For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.”
Luke 17:21, “Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.”
The kingdom of God consists of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost! These are three main ingredients to the kingdom of God. Righteousness simply means, “Right standing with God.”
The blood makes us righteous! We know that from the past several weeks.
The blood brings righteousness, and righteousness brings PEACE!
Isaiah 32:17, “And the work of righteousness shall be peace, and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance forever.”
It really does make sense! Your peace is not disturbed anymore because you are right with God. The kingdom of God is righteousness and peace (calm; quietness; settled down; not disturbed; not upset; not fretting). Peace is a calm assurance that God is taking care of you regardless of your circumstances and that peace comes when you receive His righteousness. And your righteousness was already paid for by the blood.
Say this out loud: “I HAVE PEACE WITH GOD. MY PEACE IS NOT DISTURBED ANYMORE BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN MADE RIGHT WITH GOD THROUGH THE BLOOD!
Peace is a product of righteousness and joy is a product of righteousness.
Romans 14:17, “Righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost.”
When you are right with God you have a peace, a calm assurance that God is taking care of you and because you have that calm assurance, it brings you joy. It is like a chain reaction.
Because of the blood we have righteousness
Because we know we are righteous we have peace that passes all understanding
Because we have peace, the joy of the Lord rises up and becomes our strength.
Hallelujah! Because of the blood we have righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost! Thank God for the blood!