THE BLOOD SPEAKS
Sunday July 11, 2021
Hebrews 12:22–24 NKJV
But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels, 23 to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are registered in heaven, to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just
men made perfect, 24 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 NKJV
And He said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood cries out to Me from the ground.
11 So now you are cursed from the earth, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand. 12 When you till the ground, it shall no longer yield its strength to you. A fugitive and a vagabond you shall be on the earth.
Is the author of Hebrews emphasizing that Abel’s blood cried out for vengeance, but the blood of Jesus cries out for mercy?
Hebrews draws heavily on the priesthood and the sacrificial system of the Old Testament to explain the work of Christ.
Exodus 25:21–22 NKJV
You shall put the mercy seat on top of the ark, and in the ark you shall put the Testimony that I will give you. 22 And there I will meet with you, and I will speak with you from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim which are on the ark of the Testimony, about everything which I will give you in commandment to the children of Israel.
Hebrews 4:16 NKJV
Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Hebrews 10:19-23 NKJV
“Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new
and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, and having a
High Priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith,
having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful”
This passage tells us that blood of Jesus was the currency that Jesus poured out (in
obedience to the Father) that bought us access to God Himself.
We always hear that Jesus’ blood bought us forgiveness of sins, healing, and eternal life; and
of course those things are true but you also have the freedom to come into the holy of holies
Hebrews 9:6–7 NAS
6 Now when these things have been so prepared, the priests are continually entering the outer tabernacle performing the divine worship, 7 but into the second, only the high priest enters once a year, not without taking blood, which he offers for himself and for the sins of the people committed in ignorance.
Leviticus 17:11–12 NKJV
For 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.’ 12 Therefore I said to the children of Israel, ‘No one among you shall eat blood, nor shall any stranger who dwells among you eat blood.’
Jesus was very much and very much God, Jesus had an earth mother but a heavenly Father. The father furnishes all the blood, not the mother. Since Mary had been overshadowed by the Holy Ghost, no human blood flowed through Jesus; all of His blood was divine. Jesus was a human being with divine blood. Discern what great power is in the blood for any deliverance you may need.
Accept the fact that the blood can cleanse you from sickness as well as sin.
– Not one drop of that divine blood was contaminated by the human race.
– Divine blood has the cure for cancer, heart trouble, diabetes, AIDS, or any other disease
and sickness. Just as people can be delivered from their sins,
– The blood is sufficient. It has not lost its power; the blood has all power.
EXODUS 12:13 NLT
But the blood on your doorposts will serve as a sign, marking the houses where you are staying. When I see the blood, I will pass over you. This plague of death will not touch you when I strike the land of Egypt.
Revelation 12:11 NKJV
And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.
So how do we plead the blood of Jesus in prayer? We simply:
- Remind God of what His will is (as revealed in Scripture);
- Remind God that Jesus poured out His blood on the cross so that Father’s will could be carried out; and
- Ask that Father carry out His perfect will based on the blood of Jesus, which is the legal currency with which He purchased our victory.
Father God loves justice, so praying like that will get you answers quickly!
Romans 5:6–11 NKJV
For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. 10 For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. 11 And not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.