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Thursday, July 24, 2008

The Blood of Jesus Christ

This past Sunday my family of eleven decided to visit a most wonderful Fellowship in a little town of Townsend, Georgia. This is one of our missionary support churches. They not only support our ministry, they are a family to us.

Our dear friend and Pastor spoke on the "Blood of Jesus Christ." This so impacted me and reminded me that without the power of the Blood of Jesus we have don't have life!

Exodus 14:13 says, "And Moses said to the people, "Do not be afraid. Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever."

This passage of scripture was when the Israelites were delivered from Egyptian bondage. The Lord parted the Red Sea and allowed their salvation!

It reminds us of when He shed His blood on Calvary for us.

It is only through the blood of Jesus Christ that we have salvation. His blood gives life! We can also find that the Lord required that the Israelites put blood on the doorposts so that the first born would not be killed. That is also an example of the significance of His blood later on.

The blood of Jesus Christ sustains us in our lives. Even after Calvary, repenting and walking with the Lord, Satan tries to get our attention away from our Savior. It is the example of the Red Sea when Pharaoh is on one side with the Egyptians ready to come after the Israelites.

Satan has no home in the believer's life for what does light have to do with darkness?

The Blood of Jesus Christ will also preserve us. Our Savior will never carry us where He can't keep you. If we are in a place in our life that we know that Jesus got us there we have the confidence that He will preserve us and walk us through the condition or state we are in!

Just as He did with the Israelites in that day at the Red Sea He did for us at Calvary. He made a way of deliverance to move forward as He did with us!

Revelation 12:11 it says, "And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death."

Satan loves to come to us and bring those things that we have given up as Christians. He tries to entice us with our past, but the blood of Christ gave a way for us!

Sometimes Satan, goes after us because we don't completely give it to God. We try to do it on our own. Sometimes we keep one foot in the world and another one in Christ! There is Power in the Blood for even addictions, lust, gossip, and anything that so easily entices us as Christians!

We are saved, preserved, delivered, and redeemed by His Blood!

Read these words from "Power in the Blood," by FFH

I lie awake hoping that I will hear
Your voice inside my ear
Telling me You're near
But I know I'll find my precious peace of mind
When You speak to me just in time
Let me know You still care.
CHORUS
There's power in His blood
Forgiveness in His hands
A peace in His love that we can't understand
There's joy in His spirit
Sufficient and full
There's power in His blood
His love is all we need
There's joy in the spirit of the Lord
You are the One
Who has made me complete
Now I'm kneeling at Your feet
Knowing only You can lead me home
I'll stand through it all
Waiting on Your call
Knowing that You'll hear my every prayer
CHORUS
And I know there's strength in His everlasting word
And I know I'll find all the love I need in His arms
CHORUS

Questions for Reflection

1. Is the Blood of Christ on the doorposts of your heart?

2. When was the last time we claimed the power of His blood in our lives?

3. He parted the Red Sea for His people; do you believe He can do the same for you?

Dear Father and Friend,

Thank you for the Blood of your Son Jesus Christ! May we forever remember that you loved us so much and never take that for granted in our lives! May we also remember to claim your blood when Satan tries to come against us, and tempt us or throw our past to us! We love you, Lord Jesus!

In Him,

Elaine

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5 Comments:

Blogger Denise said...

Bless you for such a powerful post.

July 24, 2008 at 12:53 AM  
Blogger Homesteader in Training said...

You are so right. Satan loves to nit pick us in all the areas that we are weak. If we can only remember that the fight has already been fought and won by our Lord and Savior, things wouldn't get us down so much. Thank you for the reminder.
Blessings,
Kim

July 24, 2008 at 6:55 AM  
Blogger windycindy said...

Thanks for a much needed reminder! I have to think on this deep post for awhile. Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

July 24, 2008 at 2:33 PM  
Blogger Natalie @ I AM (not) said...

Love this. Andrew Murray has some amazing writing on the Blood. You would love reading that!

July 24, 2008 at 3:22 PM  
Blogger Darnelle said...

What a timely post for me. I just finished reading "The Blood and the Glory" by Billye Brim and she concurs with you in that the enemy would love for us to never find out about the power and the life that is ours . . . in the Blood of Jesus.

Awesome teaching and reminder!

July 28, 2008 at 8:37 AM  

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