Sunday, September 13, 2009

I Plead The Blood

Do our churches need to be more seeker-friendly? Absolutely! Should we develop our gifts to a higher level, then offer them to God? Yes! But there are some things church attendance won't fix, and talent can't do. Only the blood of Jesus can lift you out of a family under the sentence of death, and place you in one that offers pardon, peace and purpose, not to mention a heavenly home that makes the richest folks in your town look like they're living on skid-row.

Ever hear of "the wages of sin?" Every rebellious act goes on your account. And those payments add up. You can roll them over, but eventually they've got to be paid. Right? Well, God recognises only one currency - the blood of Jesus. "The blood… makes atonement" (Leviticus 17:11 NKJV). The word atonement just means at-one-ment! Atonement wipes out the debt, bridges the gap, and makes you one with God.

Furthermore, the blood of Jesus draws a line in the sand over which satan dare not step. Listen: "They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony" (Revelation 12:11). Each time you testify to what the blood has done for you, satan is silenced. Each time you say, "I plead the blood", he retreats; he must, he's no other option. In Exodus, even the death angel had to back off once the blood had been applied to the doorposts. And it's the same with you. Study the message of the blood. Learn to use its power, and walk in victory every day.

18 comments:

Beth in NC said...

I am so thankful for the blood of Jesus! I am wretched on my own.

Oh Sew Good said...

I plead the blood of Jesus too! :) Beautiful post today.

Bernadine said...

So thankful for the blood of Jesus, so grateful for the price that he paid.

hip chick said...

Great post.

Doug Spurling said...

Ever hear of "the wages of sin?" Every rebellious act goes on your account. And those payments add up. You can roll them over, but eventually they've got to be paid. Right? Well, God recognizes only one currency - the blood of Jesus. "The blood… makes atonement" (Leviticus 17:11 NKJV). The word atonement just means at-one-ment! Atonement wipes out the debt, bridges the gap, and makes you one with God.

THAT, was awesome. That should be taught in every accounting class in America - then they wouldn't need a bail out or actually, they would have the bail out they really needed.

Cathy said...

Thank the Lord for His precious blood. We need to plead it over our loved ones everyday.

Rebecca. Harlan, IN said...

So true and well said. I'm forever grateful for the cross & shed blood of Jesus.

RCUBEs said...

Thanks be to God for what He had done to save us. Blessings.

Jillian said...

Wow! That is very eye opening...and a great way to put it! (Which is the real truth of course!)

Peggy said...

AWESOME DENISE! Preach it sister!

Great thoughts & inspiration & deep!

Starting with the questions right through 'til the end...we can be on our knees, but we shouldn't pretend.
Without the blood of Jesus, we've got nothing...without this friend.
His blood is thicker than water,
He sacrificed it ALL, He did not lend..
It is ours freely given, against the enemy we defend...

Thank God for Jesus blood & victory
Praise God for each & every drop on Calvary! It washes us clean & saves us. I love your words of power. I'm so thankful that we can have victory by His blood alone! Great message, Denise!

love & hugs
Peggy

Peggy said...

AWESOME DENISE! Preach it sister!

Great thoughts & inspiration & deep!

Starting with the questions right through 'til the end...we can be on our knees, but we shouldn't pretend.
Without the blood of Jesus, we've got nothing...without this friend.
His blood is thicker than water,
He sacrificed it ALL, He did not lend..
It is ours freely given, against the enemy we defend...

Thank God for Jesus blood & victory
Praise God for each & every drop on Calvary! It washes us clean & saves us. I love your words of power. I'm so thankful that we can have victory by His blood alone! Great message, Denise!

love & hugs
Peggy

Saleslady371 said...

I love this powerful message. The blood of Jesus is NEVER old or tiring to hear.

Samantha said...

Amen.
Thank you dear Jesus for shedding your blood for me a sinner saved by grace alone.

Gretchen said...

Awesome message today,my friend. Xxxooo

ComfortWriter said...

Thank you God for the gift of the blood of Jesus. This is a wonderful post - thank you. I have enjoyed my visit!

Jensmere said...

Bless you Denise for this most powerful post! I love that verse in Revelation...I want to be one of those who overcomes by the blood and word of my testimony!

Can't wait to see you!
Susan

Anne L.B. said...

Denise, "seeker-friendly" can be an excuse to water down truth. How beautifully the two have been married here by someone I respect.

Heidi said...

My Saviour's precious blood - is all I really need... there is no other sacrifice. Thank you Jesus! and thank you for this post Denise! ♥x♥x