2 Corinthians 10:3-6 – “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, 4 for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. 5 We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ, 6 and we are ready to punish all disobedience, whenever your obedience is complete.” NASU
Hebrews 9:22 – “And according to the law almost all things are purified with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no remission.” NKJV
Now let’s get to the question we ended the last post with – How are we made righteous? The simple answer is THE BLOOD OF JESUS! Romans 5:9 – “Much more then, being now justified (made righteous) by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.” There it is we are MADE RIGHTEOUS through the Blood of Jesus.
In the Blood there are antibodies or antitoxins. These elements help prevent infection. The white cells fight infection when it occurs, but the antibodies prevent the infection from getting a foothold. Without these disease preventing elements we would all soon perish. These elements are produced in response to an infection and they often keep you from getting the same disease again and again. There is IMMUNITY in the Blood!
Do you follow that? The whole plan of redemption rests upon the power of the Blood of Jesus. It is the Blood alone that can reach every part of the Body and unite every member with the Head. The BLOOD has some incredible unique and powerful properties, roles, and ministries within us. The Blood has:
• Parts that we do not yet understand.
• Antibodies to prevent disease.
• Fuel for the body.
• Capacity to carry off waste products and tissues.
Only Jesus and His Blood can CLEANSE, NOURISH, and PROTECT! The Blood of Jesus is the only source of spiritual life! The Blood provides armies of white cells to fight infection kill germs and engulf them eliminating them from the body.
Revelation 12:10-11 – “Then 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, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, he who accuses them before our God day and night. 11 “And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death.” NASU
How can we fight the devil and win? THE BLOOD OF JESUS! When we receive the Blood an ARMY of spiritual white cells is released to cleanse you! Some simple steps to righteousness would be:
• ASK FOR THE BLOOD TO BE APPLIED
• COMMIT YOURSELF TO GOD.
The atonement is in the Blood it is sinless and incorruptible. The Blood of Jesus makes us righteous. It is eternal, incorruptible, divine, sinless, overcoming, and precious and when applied by the Spirit of God to our lives it avails and will NEVER LOSE IT’S POWER! No wonder the devil hates the blood!
Remember God did not say, “When I see your goodness, morality, works, worship, or earnestness I will pass over you.” NO He said, “When I see the Blood!” The Blood is mentioned over 700 times from Genesis to Revelation and Revelation 1:5 declares “Unto Him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in His Own Blood.” The Blood is God’s only purchase price for redemption. Remember we are the Redeemed. We are Nurtured and Protected by the Blood of Jesus.
1 Peter 1:18-19 – “knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, 19 but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ.” NASU
The Blood of Jesus is a cleansing agent, protecting agent, nurturing source, and a weapon of spiritual warfare! May God be with you protecting and covering you as you go through your day!</p>