I Plead the Blood 12 April In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace.
I went for years not knowing anything about the blood. I heard Pentecostal people plead the blood. Youd hear them all the time: I plead the blood. I could tell it was powerful, and I could tell they knew what they were doing. But I didnt have the foggiest notion what pleading the blood actually meant. I dont know why I didnt make the connection based on my background being American Indian. I should have. Indian life is based around blood covenants. They cut covenant. But when I finally did realize that God Almighty, in the blood of Jesus, has covenanted Himself to us…Man! I knew what those old-timers were saying and doing. The devil has to respect the blood. When you say, I plead the blood of Jesus in this situation, thats the blood by which the covenant was ratified, and the devil cant touch it. Theres protection in the blood. Theres deliverance in the blood. When you plead the blood, you have laid down your case and put your entire confidence on an oath that is covenant-sworn by Almighty God. When Jesus took the Communion cup in the upper room, He said, Take this and drink it. This is the new covenant in My blood, ratified for you. That blood guarantees certain things. It guarantees that every word in the written Word of God is a blood-sworn oath. That blood-sworn oath is an anchor to your soul. It becomes an inner strength on the inside of you. God is your Father and Jesus is your blood brother. Everything thats His is yours and everything thats yours is His. To be afraid to act or speak before you can see or feel something is to doubt Gods sworn oath, the Name of Jesus and the blood of the Lamb. Jesus blood shed for you obliterated your sin on the cross. When you received Jesus as your Lord, you took your place in your part of the new covenant and activated your freedom. And every time you repent of sin, it is destroyed forever and you are cleansed of its effect. Thats why you can walk free of condemnation. If the devil accuses you, dont walk in guilt. Guilt isnt yours. Youve been given freedom. When you feel like youre in front of a judge and he asks, How do you plead? say, I plead the blood! Im innocent of that. Case dismissedlack of evidence! Hallelujah! The devil has to honor that blood.Joshua 23-24; Acts 28In Christ I have redemption through His blood and the forgiveness of sins. Ephesians 1:7
Scripture Reading: Hebrews 9:11-10:23