Equipping the saints for the work of the ministry - Ephesians 4:12

8 Benefits of the Blood of Christ

The purpose of Jesus’ incarnation was to shed His blood for us. As the old hymn says, “There is power, power, wonder working power in the precious blood of the lamb.” The benefits of the blood of Christ do little good unless we apply them to our lives.

Hebrews 4:2 – “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.”

Benefits of the Blood of Christ

  1. Cleansing and forgiveness. When you accept Jesus as Lord, His blood immediately cleanses your sins. God looks at you through Jesus’ righteous blood and sees only His righteousness. Walking in the light doesn’t mean we are walking in perfect righteousness, it’s walking in the light of His exposure, not hiding anything from God.

    1 John 1:7 – “If we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.”

    2 Corinthians 5:21 – “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”

  2. Redemption. Redemption means to buy back. We were sold into slavery to sin under Satan’s control. When Jesus shed His blood for our sins we were set free from the power of sin. You were purchased by the blood of Jesus. You belong to Him now.

    Ephesians 1:7 – “In Whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.”

    Colossians 1:13 – “He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son.”

    John 8:36 – “If the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.”

  3. Deliverance. Redemption can also be translated as deliverance which was purchased through Jesus’ precious blood. There is delivering power in the blood of Jesus! It was the blood of a lamb that bought Israel’s deliverance out of Egypt. Plead the blood of Jesus over your situation, stand in faith, and praise Him for your deliverance until it is manifested.

    Luke 4:18-19 – “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor. He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed. To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.”

    Revelation 12:11 – “They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb.”

    Romans 11:26 – “As it is written, there shall come out of Zion the Deliverer.”

  4. Abundance. When Israel left Egypt, the angel of death passed over all who applied the blood to their door posts. Not only were they delivered from death and the bondage of Pharaoh, they left Egypt with their goods and riches. Whatever you may be facing, claim the delivering power of His blood in your situation. You can also claim His abundance.

    Exodus 12:35-36 – “The Israelites did as Moses instructed and asked the Egyptians for articles of silver and gold and for clothing. The Lord had made the Egyptians favorably disposed toward the people, and they gave them what they asked for, so they plundered the Egyptians.”

    John 10:10 – “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”

    2 Corinthians 9:8 – “God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.”

    Proverbs 13:22 – “A sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous.”

    Isaiah 60:5 – “The wealth on the seas will be brought to you, to you the riches of the nations will come.”

    Proverbs 10:22 – “It is the blessing of the Lord that makes rich.”

    Deuteronomy 8:18 – “It is He who gives you power to get wealth.”

    Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

    Psalm 35:27 – “Let the Lord be magnified, Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.”

  5. Life. Our life is in His blood. Stop allowing life to beat you down. Claim the life He purchased for us on Calvary.

    Leviticus 17:11 – “The life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul.”

    John 10:10 – “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”

    Isaiah 60:5 – “Then you will look and be radiant, your heart will throb and swell with joy.”

    Isaiah 35:10 – “Those the Lord has rescued will return. They will enter Zion with singing. Everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.”

    1 John 1:4 – “And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.”

  6. Victory. Revelation 12:11 contains a three-step process to victory. The first is the blood of the Lamb. This verse is referring to believers in the tribulation period when evil is unleashed. If they are victorious in the great tribulation period, under the reign of the Antichrist, we can surely expect victory in our situation. Let’s claim the victory God has promised us!

    Revelation 12:11 – “They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony and they loved not their lives unto the death.”

    2 Corinthians 1:20 – “For all the promises of God in Him are yes and Amen unto the glory of God by us.”

    Romans 8:31 – “What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?”

    Romans 8:37 – “In all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us.”

    1 John 4:4 – “You are of God, little children, and have overcome them because greater is He that is in you, than He that is in the world.”

    1 John 5:4 – “For whatsoever is born of God overcomes the world and this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith.”

    Psalm 68:1 – “Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered.”

  7. Access. We were separated from God because of sin. Access is right of entry through the favor of another. Because of Jesus’ shed blood, the veil that kept man out of the presence of God was ripped in half providing access to all.

    All who come to God through the blood of Jesus have right of entry into His presence. Let’s take advantage of this divine privilege purchased for us at such a great price. We have right of access into the throne room of heaven by the blood of Jesus!

    Romans 5:2 – “By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.”

    Hebrews 10:19-22 – “Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holy place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He inaugurated for us through the veil, that is, His flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith.”

  8. Healing. When Jesus shed His blood He became our Passover Lamb. We must apply His blood to the door posts of our hearts and claim the healing provided through His atoning blood. The atonement brings spiritual, physical, emotional, and mental healing.

    “He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from Him; He was despised, and we esteemed Him not. Surely He has borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and With His stripes we are healed” (Isaiah 53:3-5).

    Exodus 15:26 – “I will put none of the diseases on you which I have put on the Egyptians (the world) for I, the Lord, am your healer.”

Prayer: Lord Jesus, forgive me for not applying the benefits of your blood to my life. Help me stand in faith and apply these benefits to every situation of my life. In Jesus name, Amen!

Starting a new church or ministry is one of the most rewarding things you can do to advance the gospel, but it can also be very challenging. With over 40 years of church planting and ministry experience, Dr. Linton's passion is to encourage, support and equip pastors and church leaders.