THE BLOOD OF JESUS (5)

We will conclude this prophetic landmark study on the Blood of Jesus considering some awesome effects, importance and properties of the Blood of Jesus as well as its ministry in the life of a believer. Here are some of the ministry of the Blood- Its works, deeds and effects:
– New testament(covenant) through the Blood: “How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purged your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? And for this cause he is the mediator of a new testament…” Hebrews. 9:13-15. Mark 14:24, Luke 22:20, Matthew 26:28, 1 Corinthians 11:25.
– Forgiveness through the Blood: “In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins” Col. 1:14. Eph. 1:7.
– Remission by the Blood: “For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins” Matthew 26:28.
– Justification by the Blood: “Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved by his life” Rom. 5:9.
– Sanctification through the Blood: “Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate” Heb. 13:12.
– Propitiation (sanctification that turns away wrath) through the Blood: “Whom God hath set forth to be a propitation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forebearance of God” Rom. 3:25, 1John 2:2.
– Redemption through the Blood: “In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of fins, according to the riches of his grace” Eph. 1:7. 1 Peter 1:18-19; Rev. 5:9, Heb. 9:12.
-Cleansing through the Blood: “But if we walk in light, as he is in light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin” 1John 1:7, Heb. 9:14.
– Reconciliation through the Blood: “And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. And you, that were sometimes alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled” Col. 1:20-21.
– Perfection for good works by the Blood: “Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, may you perfect in every good work to do his will…” Heb. 13:20-21.
– Washing by the Blood: “Andfrom Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood” Rev. 1:5. Rev. 7:14.
– Boldness through the Blood: “Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus” Heb. 10:19.
– Nearness by the Blood: “But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ” Eph. 2:13.
– Purchased with the Blood: “Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood” Acts 20:28.
– Communion through the Blood: “After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new teatament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me” 1 Corinthians 11:25.
– Life through the Blood: “Then Jesus said unto them, verily verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you” John 6:53.
-Victory through the Blood: “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto death” Rev. 12:11.
Here are some properties of the precious Blood of Jesus;
-The precious Blood of Jesus has REDEEMING POWER.
-The precious Blood of Jesus has ATONING EFFICACY
-The precious Blood of Jesus has CLEANSING POWER.
-The precious Blood of Jesus has PRESERVING POWER.
-The precious Blood of Jesus has PLEADING PREVALENCE.
-The precious Blood of Jesus has MELTING INFLUENCE.
-The precious Blood of Jesus has GRACIOUS POWER.
-The precious Blood of Jesus has SANCTIFYING INFLUENCE.
-The precious Blood of Jesus has EVERLASTING POWER.
-The precious Blood of Jesus has CONFIRMING POWER.
-The precious Blood of Jesus has INVIGORATING POWER.
-The precious Blood of Jesus has OVERCOMING POWER.
How does this Power works and avail for us? In what conditions, under what circumstances, can that power secure, unhindered, in us, the mighty results it is intended to produce: The first answer is, that just as it is everywhere in the kingdom of God, It is through FAITH, by believing. But faith is largely dependent on knowledge. If knowledge of what the blood can accomplish is imperfect, faith expects little, and the more powerful effects of the blood are impossible. Many Christians think that if now, through faith in the blood, they have received the assurance of the pardon of their sins, they have a sufficient knowledge of its effects. They have no idea that the words of God, like God Himself, are inexhaustible, that they have a wealth of meaning and blessing that surpasses all understanding. Feeble conceptions of the Power of Jesus’ Blood prevent the deeper, and more perfect manifestations of its effects. As we seek to find out what the Scripture teaches about the blood, we shall see, that faith in the blood, even as we now understand it, can produce in us greater results than we have yet known.
Yes, it is free, as well as full of virtue,—free to every soul that believeth. The Blood avails for as many that has faith in it. Whosoever careth to come and trust in Jesus shall find the virtue of this Blood in his case this very day. Away from your own works and doings, turn those eyes of yours to the full atonement made, to the utmost ransom paid; and as you will say, “I take this Precious Blood of Jesus to be my only hope,” you are saved, and you may sing with the rest of us:
“Now freed from sin, I walk at large;
The Saviour’s blood’s my full discharge,
At His dear feet my soul I’ll lay,
A sinner saved, and homage pay.”
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Shalom!

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2 thoughts on “THE BLOOD OF JESUS (5)

  1. NAAMAN AND FAITH ONLY BELIEVERS

    Have you ever noticed the parallels between Naaman’s cure of his leprosy and faith only believers doctrine of forgiveness of sin?

    Naaman wanted his leprosy washed away, but he did not want to follow the plan of God’s man, the prophet Elisa.

    Faith only believers want to have sins washed away, but they do not want to follow the plan of the man Jesus selected to implement that plan, the apostle Peter.

    2 Kings 5:10-11 Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, “Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh will be restored to you and you will be clean. 11 But Naaman was furious and went away and said, “Behold, I thought, ‘He will surely come to me and stand and call on the name of the Lord his God, and wave his hand over the place and cure the leper’

    Naaman thought calling on the name of the Lord and waving of Elisha’s hand would cure his leprosy. Naaman did not want to get wet. Naaman did not want to baptize himself seven times. Naaman thought “faith only” would cure his leprosy.

    Acts 2:37-38….what shall we do?” 38 Peter said to them, “Repent and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

    Faith only believers do not want to get wet. They do not want to be baptized for the forgiveness of sins. They want to call on the name of the Lord and say the “Sinner’s Prayer.”

    Naaman’s servant convinced him to follow Elisha’s plan.

    2 Kings 5:14 So he went down and dipped himself seven times in the Jordan, according to the word of the man of God; and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child and he was clean.

    Naaman’s leprosy was not removed by faith only. Naaman’s leprosy was removed and his flesh was restored only after he baptized himself seven times in the Jordan. Naaman did not sprinkle himself seven times in the Jordan . Naaman did not pour himself seven times in the Jordan. Naaman dipped (baptized) himself in the Jordan seven times. Naaman had faith in the God of the prophet Elisha, however, obedience was required in order to have his leprosy cured.

    UNDER THE NEW COVENANT faith is essential in order to have sins forgiven, however, obedience in water baptism is also required in order to have sins forgiven.

    NAAMAN HAD A DIFFERENT VIEW OF HIS LEPROSY CURE; THAN FAITH ONLY BELIEVERS DO OF THEIR BAPTISM.

    Naaman did not say dipping in water had absolutely nothing to do with his being cleansed of leprosy.

    Naaman did not proclaim that his leprosy was cleansed the minute he believed God had the power to cure his leprosy.

    Naaman did not assert that dipping in the Jordan was an outward sign of his cure that had taken place before he entered the water.

    Naaman did not say he baptized himself because his leprosy had already been cured.

    Naaman did tell others that he baptized himself because Elisha command it, and it was just an act of obedience.

    Naaman did not proclaim that his leprosy was cured by faith only.

    Naaman did not say dipping in the Jordan was “a work of righteousness” and works cannot wash away leprosy.

    Naaman failed to assert that baptizing himself was a testimony of his faith, but was not essential to having his leprosy cured.

    QUESTION: Can “faith only” believers reject what God’s man, the apostle Peter, said about repentance and water baptism and
    have their sins forgiven? (Acts 2:38, 1 Peter 3:21)

    THERE IS NO VERSE OF SCRIPTURE THAT STATES, THAT MEN ARE SAVED BY “FAITH ONLY.”

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