Power In The Blood Of Jesus!

Power In The Blood Of Jesus!

TITLE: “POWER IN THE BLOOD OF JESUS!”

 

SCRIPTURE READING: 

Isaiah 53:3-6 AB
(4)  Surely He has borne our griefs (sicknesses, weaknesses, and distresses) and carried our sorrows and pains [of punishment], yet we [ignorantly] considered Him stricken, smitten, and afflicted by God [as if with leprosy]. (5)  But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our guilt and iniquities; the chastisement [needful to obtain] peace and well-being for us was upon Him, and with the stripes [that wounded] Him we are healed and made whole. (6)  All we like sheep have gone astray, we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord has made to light upon Him the guilt and iniquity of us all.

 

TEXT:

Isaiah 53:6 NIV
We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

Jesaja 53:6 ANV
Ons het almal gedwaal soos skape, ons het elkeen sy eie pad geloop, maar die Here het ons almal se sonde op hom laat afkom.

 

INTRODUCTION:

We know by now it is the Jewish year 5778. 5 signify the grace of God. Last Sunday we dealt with the five rulers that hinder the grace and the blessing in our lives. Today is Good Friday, the crucifixion of Jesus Christ our saviour. The first seven of 5778 represents His perfect work on the cross for us! Seven is God’s perfect number. The second seven represents His perfect victory on Resurrection Sunday! This ushers us into the eight It is going to be a special and a very powerful Resurrection Sunday! Yesterday morning early, I was in God’s presence. I experienced the presence of God in a very powerful and awesome way! This resurrection Sunday, something is going to explode in the spirits of God’s children! The Holy Spirit shared with, the new beginning, the new season beyond the seven. It ushers us into the supernatural.

This resurrection Sunday will usher in a time of new beginnings, a new season, a fresh start and transformation from the past into the future that God planned for us! This resurrection power will cut us loose from the past and launch us into our God given future.

It is important for us to know what the Lord has done for us and to walk in His victory. Jesus shed His blood for us! As you may already know, God declares in His Word that blood shall be the only means of atonement.

 

Hebrews 9:22 NLT
In fact, according to the Law of Moses, nearly everything was purified with blood. For without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness.

As we said, seven is the perfect number of God. If you like, you can call it His signature because in about every one of His works, you will find this number represented. For example, when giving Aaron instructions for the atonement on the mercy seat, God said the blood must to be sprinkled there 7 times. (Leviticus 16:14).

Now, take note that God also had Jesus shed His blood at 7 places, on this earth,

each instance with its own significance. I will therefore now take you through the process of His death on the cross for us and the 7 losses His blood repurchased for us. When you understand what the blood of Jesus did for you, you will never again stay in bondage in any area of your life.

 

7 PLACES WHERE THE BLOOD OF JESUS FLOWED ON EARTH:

  1. Jesus shed blood at the Garden of Gethsemane:

 Luke 22:44 MSG
He prayed on all the harder. Sweat, wrung from him like drops of blood, poured off his face.

What was redeemed here: Our Willpower.

It was in the Garden of Eden, the first garden, that Adam lost his willpower (the ability to say no to sin and to all that is evil and of the flesh) It is in the second Garden, the Garden of Gethsemane that Jesus gained this power back for us. When He said no to follow His own desires.

Luke 22:42 NIV
“Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.”

Now, through Christ we have power to say no to sin, every kind of bondage and selfish self-seeking that we may get into. ‘My will be done’ to ‘Your will be done’.

We can now submit to God. There is power in the blood of Jesus!

 

  1. He shed blood at the whipping post:

Mathew 27:26 MSG
Then he pardoned Barabbas. But he had Jesus whipped, and then handed over for crucifixion.

What was redeemed here: Our Health.

It is well known that there are 39 root-diseases in the world. Jesus while being whipped at the post was given 39 lashes. Each one of those beatings was for the sake of every sickness man would ever suffer for. Let me draw your attention to the truth that that every sickness is a curse for breaking the law of God. It is the blood of Jesus that breaks this curse for us. There is no disease that Jesus cannot heal. His body was broken so that ours can be made whole. Jesus also symbolized this breaking of His body in the breaking of the bread at the Last Supper; He was showing how His body would be broken for our healing. Therefore, everyone who receives Him qualifies to receive His healing power. The curse of sickness is broken by His blood!

We read in Isaiah 53:5 that by His stripes we are healed.

 

  1. He shed blood internally – from the intense beating:

 What was redeemed:

Our forgiveness and liberty from the hold of transgressions and iniquities.

 Isaiah 53:5 NKJV
But He was wounded for our transgressions; He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.

Jesus, out of the severe beatings He underwent also suffered from many internal injuries. This was to liberate us from the power of iniquity and transgressions.

He had internal wounds and bruises. The blood-shed within was to liberate us from the power of transgressions and iniquities so we can live free of curses.

Those generational and ancestral curses must go in Jesus name!

And now any breach in our physical, emotional and spiritual can also be healed.

A transgression is something that you do with full knowledge that it is a wrong thing to do. It is wilful sin. Iniquity is a weakness or a fault you were born with.

 

  1. He shed blood when they put the crown of thorns on His head:

 Matthew 27:29 NKJV
When they had twisted a crown of thorns, they put it on His head, and a reed in His right hand. And they bowed the knee before Him and mocked Him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!”

What was redeemed: The curse of poverty and lack

In Gen 3:17-19, because of Adam’s sin, it brought a curse on the ground.

The result is seen in Gen 3:18, for now thorns and thistles came forth out of the ground.

A thorn has such a prick that every touch brings a wound. A thistle multiplies so quickly that some types of thistles are said to have as many as 3 to 400 seeds within one head.

This caused Adam to do something he had never done before, work by the sweat of his brow. Gen. 3:19 says, “In the sweat of thy face thou shalt eat bread.”

After Jesus was beaten they put a crown of thorns on his brow.

As the thorns were forced into his brow, not sweat but blood ran down his face.

Jesus shed his blood to break the curse of poverty. Matt. 27:29 says the symbol of poverty was placed on his head and our freedom to work and walk in abundance was obtained. Everyday as we work we should see an abundant supply, not fruitless labour. Apply the blood from the crown of thorns!

  1. He shed blood when they pierced His hands:

 Matthew 27:35 NLT
After they had nailed him to the cross, the soldiers gambled for his clothes by throwing dice.

 What was redeemed:

Dominium and authority regarding our acts and works

Gen 1:26-28 says God placed all dominion and authority in the hands of Adam and Eve.
Because of sin, Adam and Eve lost that dominion and authority.
When the nails went through the hands of Jesus on the cross and the blood ran down, his blood redeemed our dominion and authority. Lay your hands on yourself, your family, your business, your church, your property and take back what was stolen in the garden. Everything you put your hand to God will cause it to prosper.

Everything you encounter you have the authority to render it harmless.

  1. He shed blood when they pierced His feet:

 Mathew 27:35 MSG
After they had finished nailing him to the cross and were waiting for him to die, they whiled away the time by throwing dice for his clothes.

What was redeemed: our dominion, authority regarding our territory.

When the spike went into the feet of Jesus, through his blood dominion and authority was taken back. When the blood ran down; his precious blood gave me back my position in my walk. Wherever we are the Kingdom of God is at hand.

We have authority to go into the enemy’s camp, plunder his territory,

and bind him in Jesus name by the blood. God told Joshua in

 

Joshua 3:3
Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you…

It is our time to claim what territory the enemy has stolen. Take dominion, take your property, take your home, take your city back, and regain all that the enemy has stolen.

  1. Blood came forth when they pierced his side:

 John 19:34 NKJV
But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out.

What was redeemed: wholeness of heart and fullness of joy.

Jesus went through great heartbreak right from the moment He entered into Jerusalem.

When the soldiers pearsed His side, blood and water came out, showing that he literally died of a broken heart. When Jesus first begun His ministry, He said God has sent Him to ‘heal the broken-hearted’. The enemy may have done many things to crush your heart and will to live, you may have gone through many things at the hands of men, but when we come to Jesus, broken hearts are made new again. You can have your joy restored again. No more sad and gloomy and depressed days, for joy has been repurchased back for you and me!

 

IT IS FINISHED:

And of course, with all said and done, Jesus said ‘IT IS FINISHED’, showing that the work of redeeming mankind was completed. There is one more place where the blood of Jesus flowed after all of this. The 8th place where He took His blood.

Hebrews 9:12 NLT
With his own blood—not the blood of goats and calves—he entered the Most Holy Place once for all time and secured our redemption forever.

The number 8 in the Bible represents a new beginning. Now man could be restored back to God. Now we may boldly approach the throne of the Father and obtain mercy and find grace to help us in our times of need. What a good God! What a loving Saviour! What a great work of redemption! What manner of great restoration! What a place of the super natural! What great freedom has been purchased for us; and that only through THE BLOOD OF JESUS? The attitude of Christ when He died for us on the cross:

1John 3:16 MSG
This is how we’ve come to understand and experience love: Christ sacrificed his life for us.

This is why we ought to live sacrificially for our fellow believers, and not just be out for ourselves.

Jesus won a great victory!

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