Summary: What can we learn from the shedding of the blood of Jesus during his time on earth and how we can receive the power of the blood of Jesus today
THE POWER OF THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST
Rev 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
Rev 12:10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
Rev 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
In the Old Testament, there are many stories of Blood Sacrifices. These Blood Sacrifices were done to cover the sins of the people. There was once the blood was applied at the doorpost so that the judgment of God would pass over them.
Mat 26:28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
Act 20:28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.
There are Four Occasions where Jesus Shed His Blood
All these occasions have significant meanings and speak to us about the Power of Jesus Blood.
Occasion no: 1 - Luke 22:42-44 – Praying with Sweat and Blood
Luke 22:42 Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.
Luke 22:43 And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him.
Luke 22:44 And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.
As a 100% human being, Jesus is demonstrating to us that God’s Will is above His human Will.
Rom 7:18 For I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but I cannot carry it out.
Our Flesh is following our old Human Will, the Old Nature – the nature of the unregenerate man, the old man and the nature before we knew God.
Heb 10:6 In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure.
Heb 10:7 Then said I, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God.
God has no pleasure in us if we want to do our Will and not God’s Will.
Lesson 1: Jesus shed His Blood to deal with our Will which is against the Will of God.
Application 1: Surrender your Will – Take His Will for your Life.
If you want the Power of the Blood, you must Surrender your Will to God’s Will.
Occasion no: 2 - John 19:1 – Whipping until Blood flow
John 19:1 Then Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged him.
There were 39 times – the body of Jesus was whipped.
Isa 53:4 "But he endured the suffering that should have been ours, the pain that we should have borne. All the while we thought that his suffering was punishment sent by God.
Isa 53:5 But because of our sins he was wounded, beaten because of the evil we did. We are healed by the punishment he suffered, made whole by the blows he received.
Isa 53:6 All of us were like sheep that were lost, each of us going his own way. But the LORD made the punishment fall on him, the punishment all of us deserved."
Lesson 2: Our Sin will lead to Suffering, Pain, Punishment, Lost in Direction, Confusion
Application 2: Confess your Sin and let God cleanse you Daily
1Jo 1:9 But if we confess our sins to God, he will keep his promise and do what is right: he will forgive us our sins and purify us from all our wrongdoing.
If you want the Power of the Blood, you need to Walk a Life of Confession before God.
Confess your sins and wrongdoings Daily. If we confess daily, we are cleaned daily.
But if we continue to walk in sin, we don’t have His Power – the Power of the Blood.
Like an abandoned house. When nobody stays in a house, damage and rot begins to come in.
When a house is cleaned daily, it does not have destruction and damage.
Occasion no: 3 - Mar 15:17 – Wearing the Thorns until Blood Flows
Mar 15:17 And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his head.
Thorns represent Curse.
Gen 3:17 The LORD said to the man, "You listened to your wife and ate fruit from that tree. And so, the ground will be under a curse because of what you did. As long as you live, you will have to struggle to grow enough food.