Title: Why pray the blood of Jesus over things?
Plot: The blood of Jesus is how we defeat the devil in the last days
Notes: A podcast that explains how and why it works
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Have you ever wondered why some people pray the blood of Jesus over everything?
If you have, then you have found the right podcast my friend!
I used to have a girlfriend who, whenever we got on airplane she would touch the outside of it and say, "Blood of Jesus." And I knew what that meant, it was short for her longer more private prayers where she would say, "Father, please cover this plane in the blood of Jesus." She worked it down into a shorthand with God.
In my whole life, she is the only person I knew who did that. And as it turns out, she was the girl who led me to the Lord. She used to pray the blood of Jesus on things and in things and that just struck me as odd an inappropriate. It seemed wasteful. Unfortunately, I never asked her why she did that. I wish I had. Instead, I just thought she was careless with his blood and more than likely mistaken with her behavior. But she knew more about the things of God than I did, and so I decided to keep my concerns to myself. And now I repent of that thinking and I confess that as wrong because now I know better. There are all sorts of reasons, why that behavior is a great idea — in particular life saving ones! Not just to protect airplanes in the sky, but we have an example of the blood of the lamb in passover. The blood of Jesus protects us against untimely death of all kinds.
If you have ever found yourself in deep spiritual warfare with the enemy, then perhaps you like me, were reminded of the Scripture in Revelation
Revelation 12:10-11, which says
And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, forthe accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God. And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death.
And so it would seem that the God who told us the end from the beginning, the one who knows the future, did not neglect to tell us how we won. That's right ladies and gentlemen! The blood of Jesus today, like two-thousand years ago, is still the formula for defeating the devil!
The way we win is because we are unafraid to use the blood of the lamb. The Jews put the blood of the lamb on the door posts of their homes to keep the angel of death from taking them prematurely, before the appointed time. He saw the blood and he passed over the house. And God calls you the temple for his spirit, and so you would be wise to cover yourself in the blood of Jesus. Simply by saying, "I cover myself in the blood of Jesus." If you've never done that, I highly recommend it. Because such a declaration has the power to save you from untimely death.
Referring back to the Scripture that tells us how we win, I once viewed that Scripture in the natural and assumed it to mean that by sharing our testimony, we revealed to the world why we needed the blood of the lamb for salvation. I thought that was the formula. And certainly that's a good thing to do, but not so, ladies and gentlemen! There is power in the blood! And God has given us the power to bind and loose and to wage war on earth with the sword of the spirit, which is the word of God, which is the use of our tongue, which has the power of life and death in it; according to Proverbs 18:21. All of these things are related and you would do well to meditate on them and pray for understanding.
And so when you cleanse something in the blood of Jesus, you should assume that it worked. God is a big believer in the power of belief. If you want a powerful example of that, listen to my podcast called the cure for depression. Where I define worry as the firm belief in the outcome we hate. If you're grain of mustard seed isn't working, it's because you failed to dispatch your worry mountain. But that's the subject of the other podcast. And so I will remain focused on the purpose of this one:
As I said, "And so when you cleanse something in the blood of Jesus, you should assume that it worked..." Not only that his blood was sufficient, but that he has sufficient blood. Meaning the same God who multiplied loaves and fishes, prepared more than enough blood to go around. And that blood has life giving resurrection power in it. He is God, therefore there is enough for us all. We need not concern ourselves with the logistics, we need only believe.
And so you can't deliver a message like this and forget about Communion. I used to think of the Sacrament, or Communion as the time when I came to awareness of how sinful I'd been that week. I used to think that I needed to be holy enough to take communion or I would be drinking sickness and death as Paul warned, but it turns out, that the only improper way to take Communion is to believe you deserved it. That you didn't sin, that you are holy and good and righteous and therefore not as reliant on his blood. Paul warned the Corinthians that they took Communion with a wrong heart. That it wasn't good for some to bring huge meals and gloat over those who had less. It wasn't good for them to make distinctions about who was better than who. This wasn't the time. This was a time to reflect on what Jesus had done on the cross for us. To remember and regard his sacrifice, to thank him for it and appreciate it. And to receive his life, which was given for ours.
I recommend taking Communion at home and often. Perhaps with every meal because there are so many benefits. Thinking about Jesus on the cross keeps us humble, there is power in his blood which means that if you consume his blood and it courses through your veins, imagine the healing power that would have on your body. If the adage that we are what we eat is true, then we would do well to eat and drink Jesus. Consider this Scripture:
53 So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. 54 Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. 55 For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. 56 Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him.
I know some of these things might sound strange, but pray for understanding and God will supply it.
And this is so consistent with the other things he does. A moment ago I suggested you cover yourself in the blood of Jesus and now I'm suggesting that through Communion you drink his blood. That would mean you are in Jesus and he is in you. Consider this Scripture:
In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you.
Whenever I take a meal, part of my prayer is to cleanse it all with the blood of Jesus, whether this is Communion or not. I want everything I eat to be cleansed from the potential wickedness that it might contain.
So I cleanse every meal in his blood. But I would suggest having communion at least once a day. It is just a prayer ladies and gentlemen, you don't need authority figures from your church to come over and deliver it. The only reason you might think you do, is because the devil doesn't want us thinking about the crucifixion of Christ every day, especially not two or three times a day, because imagine how that would impact our behavior. If we sin less, we are more humble, and the healing power of God's blood will be able to reverse all the damage the devil does. Consider the parable of the weeds:
Matthew 13:24-30, says
24 He put another parable before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field, 25 but while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds[c] among the wheat and went away. 26 So when the plants came up and bore grain, then the weeds appeared also. 27 And the servants[d] of the master of the house came and said to him, ‘Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have weeds?’ 28 He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ So the servants said to him, ‘Then do you want us to go and gather them?’ 29 But he said, ‘No, lest in gathering the weeds you root up the wheat along with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest, and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, “Gather the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.”’”
I realize that parable talks about letting the weeds grow and pulling them later, but it also communicates that the devil is a sower of bad seeds. A bad seed can't survive the blood of Jesus. Meaning that if our food has bad things in it, but we cleanse it with the blood of Jesus before putting it in our bodies, then nothing harmful will survive. Don't just thank God for the food, cleanse it in the blood of Jesus. And then you will be able to fulfill this Scripture.
Mark 16:17-18 says
And these signs will accompany those who believe: In My name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands, and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not harm them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will be made well.”
If you have ever watched a battle movie, then you know that even though the men and women who are in the battle are wearing armor, stuff gets through occasionally. Sometimes they are mortally wounded, and they need medical attention. We have the power of the blood of Jesus, the blood itself has resurrection power in it. Consider this Scripture and imagine this scene:
Jesus is hanging on the cross, and his blood is running down his body and along the ground in the immediate vicinity of the crucifixion. And then what happens? Let's read it:
Matthew 27:50 - 53 says
And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice and yielded up his spirit.
And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. And the earth shook, and the rocks were split. 52 The tombs also were opened. And many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised, 53 and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many.
Meaning that the death and blood of Jesus was so powerful that the saints who were nearby experienced a resurrection. Just as the dead soldier who was thrown into the pit and landed on the bones of Elijah sprang to life. So also the people in tombs near the scene of the crucifixion, where his blood spilled on the ground, also rose up and received a resurrection.
There are two things that will cause the body of a believer to deteriorate and languish in sickness: not taking the communion, and taking it wrong. And I would argue that not taking the communion is wrong.
I know it might seem unusual to take it at home or by yourself, but there is power in the blood. And as I said at the beginning of this podcast. The blood is the way Jesus defeated Satan two thousand years ago, and it will be the way the saints defeat him in the end also.
I once ended a threat to my life by praying the blood of Jesus over myself. And there is precedence for this. Even Moses, who was called by God and commissioned to do a work to set his people free, faced the LORD who intended to kill him. And he was saved by blood. I'm sure it's no coincidence that Moses was saved by the blood of his son.
Exodus 4:24 - 26 says
Now at a lodging place along the way, the LORD met Moses and was about to kill him. But Zipporah took a flint knife, cut off her son’s foreskin, and touched it to Moses’ feet. “Surely you are a bridegroom of blood to me,” she said.
So the LORD let him alone. (When she said, “bridegroom of blood,” she was referring to the circumcision.)
There is power in the blood!
And that's all folks!
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