Lesson 13 - The Blood of Christ: Provision for Holiness
Ben precisely shares about the eternal power of The Blood of Christ. You will believe the Holy Spirit administers the blood of Jesus, which takes you from the realm and authority of satan unto the leadership of the Kingdom of God (separates you from your past sins; your sin leads to death).
THE BLOOD OF CHRIST: PROVISION FOR HOLINESS
“the….elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ” (1 Pt.1:2)
WHAT DOES THE BLOOD OF JESUS DO?
Everyone sins and your sin leads to death. But God made a way for your redemption—He is merciful and gracious. By faith believe the Holy Spirit administers the blood of Jesus (Heb. 9:14), which takes you from the realm and authority of satan unto the leadership of the Kingdom of God (separates you from your past sins; your sin leads to death). The blood is for you (redemption/pardon), to you (deliverance unto new creation), and makes you (alive forevermore/life eternal). Hindrances to faith: there is no unworthiness, ignorance or helplessness that can bring doubt and overpower His blood.
O.T. – In the Old Testament when you sinned, God provided a way for your redemption by animal sacrifice.
N.T. – In the New Testament when you sin, Jesus’ blood redeems you. He is the perfect sacrifice; without sin; His blood is the most powerful blood; Jesus’ blood has the power to cover ALL sin (1 Jn. 1:7).
Why does Jesus’ blood have power? (PARDON—DELIVERANCE—ALIVE FOREVERMORE)
First, God said He put power in the blood and provided atonement (PARDON) for your sin which would be made by the blood (Lev. 17:11,14); God said it, so it is—TRUTH. Second, LIFE is in the blood (Lev. 17:11); God put the life of a person, power to exist physically, inside of your blood. Jesus’ blood has the “Son of God” inside it (Acts 20:28); Jesus’ blood has God inside it; therefore, it is dominant. He chose to take your sins. He did this by shedding His LIFE BLOOD and redeeming you, making you a new creation (DELIVERANCE) (1 Pt. 1:2). Third, by His blood He entered the most Holy Place (Heb. 10:19-22) and His blood still speaks/intercedes for you today (Heb. 12:22-24); He made a way for you to be (ALIVE FOREVERMORE); you will be a king and priest to God, reign with Jesus in bridal love and enjoy His pleasure, forever (Rev. 1:6; Rev. 19:7; Ps. 16:11).
Provision for Holiness in His Blood – Jesus calls you to be HOLY like Him; His Blood provides:
Pardons then Reconciles (Rom. 3:24-25): YOU MUST BELIEVE BY FAITH, as you repent, God’s Blood blots out your sin forever; Heaven PARDONS and RECONCILES you to God; freeing you from sin and death, unto—enjoying God and being enjoyed by Him; you are now justified—righteous before God.
Cleansing (1 Jn. 1:7): Once you are justified, you may still feel “gross” or “like you still want to sin” on the inside. The blood has the power to cleanse your insides so you can enjoy the blessing of God today!
Sanctification (Heb. 13:12): God said, “be holy for I am holy”. The blood grants you power to have a new life of sanctification; the old is gone and the new is come; His character becomes who you are.
The Priesthood (Eph. 2:3; Heb. 9:14; Ps. 65:4): The blood licenses you to stand as a priest who intercedes: loving/serving God and loving/serving people. You get to dwell in His presence (Eph. 2:5; Heb. 10:19-22), offer praise/thanksgiving unto God (Ps. 50:14; Heb. 13:15), and pray for others (Lu. 18:1-8).
Victory over satan (Rev. 12:11): The blood has defeated satan; he was finished at the cross and will be thrown out of Heaven (Rev. 12), bound for 1000 years (Rev. 20:2) and will be burned with fire (Rev. 20:10). Also, satan is defeated today according to your prayers (Dan.10:12).
LIFE forevermore (Heb. 10:19-22): The blood of Jesus saved you from death and made a way for you to be alive forever more. You are not just saved from something, BUT you are saved for something. Today, be a new creation—alive and renewed—in your heart, soul, mind, and strength; enjoying God the most you can today; serve the living God (Heb. 9:14-15). Also, in the age to come, you are set to be a priest and king, which means you will reign with Jesus in bridal love (Rev. 1:6; Rev. 19:7); enjoyable prayer is not a means to the end…it is the end; enjoying the pleasure of God forever (Ps. 16:11).
Communion: Today, you take communion to remind you of the blood of the new covenant (Jesus takes away our sins). There is blessing when you take of the communion cup of His blood (1 Cor. 10:16). Also, you are warned not to take the communion (the blood of Jesus) in an unworthy manner or you could become sick and/or die (1 Cor. 11:26-28).
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