APPLY THE BLOOD
By Jemima Rayan
I have often heard from the saints of God that they apply the
blood of Jesus upon themselves and their families on a daily
basis. I did not quite understand the importance of it then.
Now I realize how much it is necessary to apply the blood
of Jesus in faith believing for a hedge of protection around
our homes. When the enemy sees the blood of Jesus upon you,
he flees from your life. The enemy is so afraid of the blood
The Blood of Jesus can be applied:
The Old Testament saints had to literally kill a lamb and
apply its blood on both the doorposts and the lintels for their
Exodus 12:13, “Now the blood shall be a sign for
you on the houses where you are”. God gives an instruction
and not a suggestion. And when I see the blood, I will pass
over you; and the plague shall not be on you to destroy you
when I strike the land of Egypt”.
It is something that
every child of God should do. Today, we do not have to do
what the Old Testament saints did. Everything
was taken care of on the cross of Calvary. Jesus said “finished” when
He completed the work. That means He has done all that we have
to ever do for our protection.
Now, we need to know
how to apply the blood of Jesus on us. All we have to say
is “Jesus, I apply the blood of Jesus
on me, my family and everything that concerns me”. It
is a good thing to apply the blood of Jesus on you whenever
you pray. Especially when you are in the work of the Lord,
it is necessary you cover yourself with the blood of Jesus.
Exodus 12: 23 and 24
says, “…when He sees the
blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, the Lord will
pass over the door and not allow the destroyer to come into
your houses to strike you. And you shall observe this thing
as an ordinance for you and your sons FOREVER.”
The word ‘forever’ means
always. The Lord has not changed His mind about His blood
covenant with His people.
Applying the blood was not limited to the forty years that
the children of Israel journeyed to the Promised Land. The
instruction was in effect even after they reached the Promised
Land. It holds good for today.
Psalm 121:7 and 8 says, “The
Lord shall preserve you from all evil. He shall preserve
your soul. The Lord shall
preserve your going out and your coming in from this time forth
and even forevermore.
The Lord wants to preserve you from all that is evil. He wants
to preserve our soul. Our Lord has not changed. When we apply
the blood of Jesus Christ we are appropriating all the benefits
of the blood of Jesus Christ. We are pronouncing the benefits
of the shed blood.
The Word and the Blood:
The Word of God says
and the Blood of Jesus does what the Word says. The enemy
tries to discourage you at every step,
but when we apply the blood of Jesus, God’s overcoming
power comes alive. The blood covenant is forever. The blood
covenant that God made with His children is forever and ever.
We, as the children of the new covenant, have a better covenant.
God has replaced the blood of sheep and goats with the perfect
sacrifice, the blood of His Son. The blood of sheep and goats
are replaced with the blood of Jesus. If the blood of the animal
can protect the children of God in the Old Testament, how much
more will the blood of Jesus protect the New Testament children?
There was one time I
prayed for my Sunday class student in India. He was oppressed
by the enemy and caused this child
of God to do things that was not appropriate. The enemy was
tormenting in every way possible. I rebuked the enemy. But
the evil spirit wouldn’t leave. Finally, I pleaded the
blood of Jesus on me and asked the Lord to cover me with His
blood. Then I spoke up and said to the demon, “The blood
of Jesus is against you”. At that the evil spirit left
and there was a great deliverance.
Salvation and the Blood:
Our salvation was bought with the blood of Jesus Christ. Jesus
shed His blood on the cross of Calvary for our Salvation and
His body was broken for our healing.
God hears and answers prayers because the blood of Jesus has
cleansed us of our sins and provided access to the throne of
God. The blood of Jesus cleanses us from all unrighteousness.
John 1: 7 says, “…the blood of Jesus Christ
His Son cleanses us from all sin”.
Your spiritual journey starts with the blood of Jesus. Our
sins are washed by the blood of Jesus Christ. Your righteousness
comes from the blood of Jesus. Hallelujah!
Let the blood of Jesus
cover you and yours in Jesus’ mighty
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