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23rd November 2022


The Power of Jesus’ Blood

God sent His only begotten Son to shed His precious blood in our place.
The precious blood of Christ was shed on Calvary as a perfect & forever sacrifice for sin (Hebrews 9:12).
It’s power cleanses & it frees completely, fully, perfectly.
Ransoming, redeeming, restoring, healing & making us whole again – Hallelujah!!!
Today we will think upon how It purifies us from sin bringing redemption & sanctification.


But 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. 1 John 1:7

Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people with His own blood, suffered outside the gate. Hebrews 13:12


The precious blood of Christ carries power to purify us from the guilt & power of sin.
It cleanses us & washes us clean. We stand before God as righteous – fully justified through faith & the blood (Romans 5:1-3).
Justified – just as if I had never sinned. Fully in the right before God. JUST AMAZING.
The blood of Christ cleansed us at the cross & it continues to cleanse us as we walk in His light.
It also sets us apart (sanctifies) as God’s people, family (beloved children) & friends.
It cleansed us when we first believed & it continues to cleanse us as we Journey on with Jesus.
It transforms our lives as we live in fellowship & harmony with Father, Son & Spirit.
However, In thought, word & deed there are times when we all stumble back into sin.
That is when, in a sin saturated world, we operate out of the old man rather than the new (Ephesians 4:17-24).
If we will reach out for forgiveness the wonder us that He will cleanse us afresh (1 John 1:9). God is so loving, gracious & good to us.
As we set our focus upon the Lord He begins to transform our lives through the work of the indwelling Spirit.
We are saved by the power of Jesus’ blood & that sets us on the path of sanctification which the Spirit leads (2 Thessalonians 2:13; 1 Peter 1:2).

The sacrifice Christ made & the blood of Jesus carries power to benefit us in 3 ways:

  • We have been pardoned & set free from the penalty of sin. Our debt is cancelled. PAST
  • We are being set free from the power of sin. PRESENT
  • We will be set free form the presence of sin forever when Jesus returns. FUTURE

We are saved by Jesus blood, being saved & to be saved.
Salvation is a dynamic process with a past, a present & a future.
All fully dependent on the saving sacrifice of Christ & the power of Jesus’ precious blood.
Saved by the power of Christ’s blood to be sanctified (made holy) through the Spirit. So good.

There is nothing, in all the universe, that carries power to wash & cleanse us from sin apart from Jesus’ blood.
Nothing will purify us but the powerful blood of Christ. There is no other name (Acts 4:12), & no one else’s blood!!!
It flowed freely upon the cross, but it needs my response to affect my life.
I must believe in my heart & confess with my mouth that Christ is my saviour (Romans 10:8-13).
That is when the power of the blood begins to impact & transform my life.
The moment I truly believe in Christ the saviour.
How wonderful, how marvellous that Jesus willingly shed His precious blood for you & me!

For Reflection

  • How mindful am I of all that the blood of Jesus did & does for me?
  • How cooperative & sensitive to the Spirit am I in the process of sanctification?
  • Meditate upon the power of Jesus’ blood to purify us & set us apart.

A song related to this theme:


Prayer

Heavenly Father,
Thank you for Your amazing grace & unfailing love,
That you sent Your only Son as my Saviour.
Jesus thank you for the great sacrifice & price You paid for my salvation,
That you willingly shed your precious blood to purify me & set me apart for God.
Holy Spirit keep me fully appreciative of all Christ’s blood avails for me,
And fully cooperative as You seek to sanctify me.
This I ask In Jesus mighty Name.
Amen

Written by Gareth Jones

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