Benefits of the Blood of Christ
The main purpose for which Jesus came was to shed His blood. As the old hymn said, “There is power, power, wonder working power in the blood of the lamb.” There are numerous benefits in Jesus’ blood. Let me share a few of them. As I share them, think about how you should apply them, in faith, to your life. The benefits are there but they do us little good unless we apply them. The bible says, “For unto us was the gospel preached as well as unto them; but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it” (Hebrews 4:2). Apply faith to the good news you hear from this message.
Cleansing and Forgiveness (1 John 1:7)
When you accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior, His blood immediately cleanses all your sins. You are clean! As righteous, in God’s sight, as Jesus Himself. God looks at you through Jesus’ righteous blood. Not only that but His blood automatically cleanses you whenever you sin. “If we walk in the light as He is in the light.” Walking in the light doesn’t mean we are walking in perfect righteousness. If that were the case, we would not need cleansing. It is walking in the light of His exposure. Our life constantly exposed, not trying to hide anything from God (1 John 1:9).
Redemption (Ephesians 1:7 & 1 Peter 1:18-19)
Redemption means to buy back. We were sold in slavery to sin and under Satan’s control. When Jesus shed His blood for our sins and we apply it to our life, we are set free from the power of sin and Satan. The bible says, “who has translated (transferred or delivered) us from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of His dear Son” (Colossians 1:13). You were purchased by the blood of Jesus.
Deliverance (Ephesians 1:7)
The word in verse seven can also be translated deliverance. We were sold into slavery and Jesus purchased our deliverance by His own precious blood. Deliverance has to do with more than being delivered from sin and Satan. It is being delivered from all that was in the curse. When Israel left Egypt the angel of death passed over all who applied the blood to their door posts. They not only were delivered from death and the bondage of Pharaoh but they left with much of Egypt’s riches (Exodus 12:31-36). Praise God there is delivering power in His blood. Whatever you may be struggling with, claim the delivering power of His blood right in your situation.
Life (Leviticus 17:11)
“The life of the flesh is in the blood.” Even so, our spiritual and natural life is in His blood. This is why Jesus said, I am come that they might have life and have it more abundantly. Our life is in His blood. Let’s stop letting life beat us down and claim the life He purchased for us on Calvary.
Victory (Revelation 12:11)
The are many scripture pertaining to victory for the believer (Romans 8:37; 1 John 4:4; 5:4-5). In Revelation 12:11 there is a three step process to victory. The first of which is the blood of the lamb. “They overcame him (Satan – the Anti Christ) by the blood of the lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they loved not their lives unto death”. This was referring to believers in the midst of the tribulation period. A time when evil is let loose on this world in full force. (Sound Familiar?) Our world is going through a lot of turmoil at this time as well. As blood washed believers, let’s claim the victory provided for us through Jesus’ blood.
Access (Romans 5:2)
We were separated from God because of sin. Access is right of entry through the favor of another. Because of Jesus’ flesh being torn and His blood shed, the veil that kept man out of the presence of God was ripped into providing access to all. All who come to God, through the blood of Jesus, have access into His presence. Let’s take advantage of this divine privilege purchased for us at such a great price.
Wholeness (Isaiah 53:3-5 Exodus 15:26)
Though the blood is not mentioned in these verses the context signifies His blood being shed. “By His stripes we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5). The entire context implies more than mere physical and spiritual healing but emotional and mental healing as well. Exodus 15:26 was also in the context of the passover blood (Exodus 12). Jesus became our passover lamb. Let’s claim the complete wholeness He has provided for us through His blood.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, please forgive us for not applying all the benefits of your shed blood to our lives. Right now I apply your blood to the door post of my heart and claim all the benefits thereof. Help us to stand in faith and apply these benefits to our life in every situation of life. In Jesus name, Amen!