7 Redemptive Benefits of the Blood of Jesus
Prophet Elisee Yao / 17 Jan 2021
The covenant of the blood of Jesus offers powerful benefits. The old covenant was confirmed by sacrificing innocent animals – their blood became a sign of mercy as the animal became the substitute for the guilty party. Then Jesus brought a new covenant in His own blood. All other covenants made in the past had limitations, but there is no limitation with the covenant we have with Jesus Christ because the death He died was once for all. The covenant of Jesus is an EVERLASTING covenant.
The New Covenant
1 Corinthians 11:25, New International Version
In the same way, after supper He took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”
A covenant is an agreement made between two or more people with terms and conditions attached. The covenant Jesus made with us is much more than a verbal agreement or contract. Jesus made a powerful statement on the cross: He died as a sin offering for us, crucified for our iniquities, and pierced for our sins. When Jesus laid down His own life for ours, He made an eternal covenant with us that can never be broken, undermined, or reversed. This is an agreement with God Himself that cannot be revoked because the blood of His son was shed for us.
The covenant we have with God is similar to a marriage covenant, yet, far more powerful. In the same way that two become one in marriage, when you enter a covenant with God we become one with Him. It is a higher covenant than any you could ever have entered into, or any enforced upon you from birth. When you enter the covenant of the blood of Jesus, it supersedes every other covenant that you have ever made in your entire life. The blood of Jesus speaks on our behalf as the covenant of His blood breaks the power of all other covenants.
1 Corinthians 6:17, New King James Version
But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.
There are many benefits of the blood of Jesus…
1. Jesus’ Blood Speaks ‘Better Things’: Mercy
Hebrews 12:24, New King James Version
…to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel.
Genesis 4:10, New International Version
The Lord said, “What have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood cries out to Me from the ground.
Cain was jealous when God rejected his offering and accepted his brother’s, so he killed his brother. The day that Cain murdered Abel, he did not just kill one man but crushed an entire generation of families. The blood of Abel was screaming before the throne of God to be avenged, because the generations confined within Abel would never see the light of day once he died. So why does the Bible say that Jesus blood speaks better than Abel’s?
Jesus came, like Abel, offering a better sacrifice than ‘His brother’. The Pharisees and Sadducees (like Cain) were jealous of Jesus and, together with the Romans and other Jews, they sentenced Him to death. When Jesus was brought before Herod, he knew their accusations were grounded in jealousy. The same jealousy in Cain transferred through the bloodline. When Jesus (the embodiment of Abel), stepped into the land, the same spirit of Cain came after Him. The difference between the death of Abel and Jesus is that when they killed Jesus, the blood that went before the throne of God did not cry for vengeance or anger, it cried for mercy: ‘Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do’ (Luke 23:34, NKJV). Instead of taking upon Himself the spirit of vengeance, Jesus took upon Himself the Spirit of mercy. And mercy overrides judgement (James 2:13).
When you covenant with Jesus you are covered by the blood that screams mercy over your life. We need to come to the revelation that everything we acquire in life, we acquire by mercy. There is no room for condemnation or guilt because His blood speaks redemption, and forgiveness.
2. The Blood of Jesus Provides Forgiveness of Sin
Matthew 26:28, New International Version
This is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness [remission] of sins.
Sin is defined as missing the mark. And the mark is to worship God through His Son, Jesus. To not recognize Jesus as Lord and Saviour is sin. Sins, on the other hand, are things we do that are contrary to the Word of God such as fornication, adultery, lying, stealing, pride, arrogance, etc. The blood of Jesus does not only deal with SIN but SINS as well. It is a total, all-encompassing forgiveness. When a person gives their life to God, there are things that they have done (or continue to do) that are not in line with the will of God. The enemy then introduces guilt by trying to convince the person that what they have done (or still do) is beyond God’s forgiveness. But the Bible tells us that when we repent, ALL is forgiven.
Hebrews 12:24, New King James Version
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
Generational sin and curses are cancelled by Jesus’ blood. Ignorance empowers curses, but when you come to knowledge of the truth (the truth that sets you free), the blood breaks the power of all curses. What your father did has no right to come upon you, because of Jesus’ blood stamp on you. Jesus died so that you might be redeemed from the sins of your ancestors.
3. The Blood of Jesus Provides Justification
Romans 5:9, New International Version
Since we have now been justified by His blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through Him!
Justification is a process through which a person is declared not guilty. When the blood of Jesus cleanses you, it is as if you have never sinned before. The blood justifies you, and because you are justified, you are spared from God’s wrath. According to God’s justice system, a sin cannot be punished twice. Because Jesus took all the punishment, none of that punishment can be accounted to you anymore. You stand before God justified and righteous, your past is over, and the door of destiny stands open before you. The blood of Jesus speaks on your behalf and completely cleanses you. You are justified because of the justice of Jesus, not by your own ability.
4. Jesus’ Blood Provides Protection
Exodus 12: 7; 12-13, New International Version (full reading: Exodus 12:3-13)
7Then they are to take some of the blood and put it on the sides and tops of the doorframes of the houses where they eat the lambs.
12“On that same night I will pass through Egypt and strike down every firstborn of both people and animals, and I will bring judgment on all the gods of Egypt. I am the Lord. 13The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are, and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt.
We are covered and protected by the blood of Jesus. In Exodus 12, God was about to strike the land of Egypt containing both Egyptians and Jews: anyone occupying that piece of land was under the same judgement. The blood was the key to not being harmed. No one was spared because they were called Israelites; they were spared only by the blood. Any Israelite who failed to follow the instructions or apply the blood, God struck down. There is a mystery in the blood of Jesus that cannot be understood or comprehended by darkness or Satan himself; He reveals it to us, His children. When we enter into relationship with God, the covenant with Jesus stands for us. If we invoke the mystery in the blood then we too are protected even if the land we live in falls under judgement and affliction.
Understand that those that applied the blood to their doorposts were not necessarily good people - they simply entered the covenant of the blood. They were not spared because of their own good deeds, but because of the blood. A door is a place of weakness in a wall. When people want to attack a kingdom, no matter how strong the walls are, they usually break through the door or gate as it is the easiest for enemies to access. So God commanded the Israelites to apply the blood to that place; the weak point. Similarly, we must invoke the blood over our weaknesses. If you are arrogant or lustful, for example, then ask the Lord to forgive and deliver you, and then decree that you engage the mystery of Jesus’ blood in that area of weakness. Apply the blood over your area of weakness so that the enemy does not take advantage over you, and so that when temptation comes, the blood of Jesus will stand.
The blood of Jesus protects the ‘gates’ in our lives: this is a key in the Spirit.
5. We are Healed by the Blood
Isaiah 53:5, New International Version
But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on Him, and by His wounds we are healed.
Healing is not a function of your righteousness, it is a function of the blood. You are healed because Jesus gave His body for you. When you are sick, invoke the virtue in His blood! His body was broken, so that yours doesn’t have to be broken. Sickness can come, but stand against it and invoke the blood.
6. By Jesus’ Blood, We are Sanctified
Hebrews 10:10, New King James Version
By that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
We as believers are washed spotlessly clean and sanctified by His blood. Sanctification is a process through which something is set aside for a greater use. We are set aside as an object of God’s affections and jealousy. We are the apple of His eye. When we are sanctified, we are no longer common, but royal and as such we gain eternal value. Royalty and divinity is at home in our bodies.
7. We are Redeemed by the Blood of Jesus
Ephesians 1:7-8, New King James Version
7In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace 8which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence...
The concept of redemption is extremely powerful. To redeem is to buy back. Paul used this terminology because it was more understood in the context of that time when slaves were bought and sold. A slave could be redeemed (bought back) into the ownership of a master. When a slave committed a sin or ran away from his master, the punishment was death, or, the concept of self-redemption applied whereby a slave could work towards his own redemption, by paying the right of redemption to the owner. In the Christian version of redemption, we were sold on the market of sin and slavery; Satan was our master. Jesus redeemed us: He came and paid the price by giving His own blood to pay for ALL of our sin/s. So if you have ever wondered about your value: your value is in the blood of Jesus! Jesus bought us with His own blood, which means that your value IS the life of Jesus. And Jesus is God. That is how priceless and precious you are to Him; to be bought with His very own blood.
Jesus did not redeem us to remain slaves. He redeemed us so that we can go FREE. When Satan owns you, you do his bidding. When you are bought back, and by your own will you choose to serve Jesus, He gives you the freedom of will (clearance) to go and to decide for yourself. The redemption of the blood grants you free will to decide who you want to serve. We aren’t forced to serve Jesus. We do it because we want to lay our lives down for Him. When Jesus died on the cross He redeemed the whole world, but few are the people who will acknowledge and serve Him. Unless a genuine choice is made to serve Jesus darkness will rule over a person even though everyone has been redeemed.
You are redeemed from the dominion and mastery of sin. Satan does not have a single right over you. Some might then ask: if he doesn’t have a right, then why is he still persecuting me? Because Satan is a law breaker, thief, and a liar. A normal thief breaks the law, so we protect ourselves with alarm systems, electric fences, and so on. The revelation of the mystery of the blood is your spiritual protection (alarm system) that alerts you to invoke Jesus’ blood when the enemy comes.
THERE IS A HIGHER COVENANT!
‘The blood that Jesus…shed for me,
It’ll will never lose its power.
…it reaches to the highest mountain,
And it flows to the lowest valley,
Oh, that blood that gives me strength,
From day to day,
It’ll never lost its power”
(The Blood will Never Lose its Power; a song by Evie).
We are born again under the agency of the blood of Jesus that washes us whiter than snow. We are ushered into eternity by the blood of the Lamb. Satan cannot transgress or trespass the blood!
Your 2021 is good because there is virtue in the blood of Jesus, and it speaks of better things.
 The revelation that there is redemption in Jesus’ blood.
 Everyone has their appointed time to die. But the blood protects you against untimely death.
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