Sr. Pastor Darrell G Vaughn
Faithfulness – A Key Step to Happiness
Nov 28 2012: “The Power the BLOOD!”
Wed PM Worship I know who I am and I know who God say I am and what God says I can do.
Text Heb 9:11-28 (King James Version)
“Father, I am your servant, willing and desiring to be used to bless your people.”
The Fields are
white and the laborers are few!
C.H. Spurgeon said, “If God does not save a man by truth he certainly will not save them by lies, and if
the old gospel is not competent to work a revival, then we will do without the revival;”
It has been said that a "Scarlet Thread runs through the pages of the entire Bible. From cover to cover we see this consistent theme: a sacrifice of blood is necessary to deal with our sin and bring the lost soul back to God. This message of the blood is often offensive to many people, but it is the message that has been saving people since the fall.
Heb 9:11 But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;
Heb 9:12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.
Heb 9:13 For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:
Heb 9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
Heb 9:15 And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
Heb 9:16 For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.
Heb 9:17 For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.
Heb 9:18 Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without blood.
Heb 9:19 For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people,
Heb 9:20 Saying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you.
Heb 9:21 Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry.
Heb 9:22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.
Heb 9:23 It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.
Heb 9:24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:
Heb 9:25 Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;
Heb 9:26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
Heb 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
Heb 9:28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.
Let’s pray. Father, Open my eyes so I can see Your truth.
Open my ears so I can hear
Your voice. Open my mind so I can understand Your Word.
And open my heart so I may receive all that You want me to receive. AMEN
Abel was murdered by his brother Cain and the Book of Genesis tells us that Abel’s blood cried out to the Lord from the ground. Thousands of years later, Jesus, God’s Son hung on a Roman cross for the sin of the world and His blood also cries out. While Abel’s blood cried out for justice, the blood that Jesus shed cries out "justice has been paid!"
ILL. Dr. Felix Ruh, a Jewish doctor in Paris, had watched as his granddaughter died of “black diphtheria” and vowed that he would find a cure for this dreaded disease that had take the life of his granddaughter.
The idea of combating germs was still just a theory when Dr. Ruh invited the area’s scientist to his farm to watch as he swabbed twenty horses nostril, tongue, and throat with the germs that he had cultured with “Black Diphtheria.”
One by one the horses began to die until there was only one horse left. The scientist all gave up and left. But Dr Ruh remained with his assistant who watched the horse through out the night. When the fever of the horse began to break he woke Dr. Ruh. The doctor watched as the horse fought off the germs and by the next day was standing and eating as if nothing had ever been wrong.
At this Dr. Ruh killed the horse and extracted all of the blood from this animal that had overcome this disease, and rushed to the municipal hospital. Forcing their way passed the superintendent and the guards and went into the ward where three hundred babies lay, segregated to die from the “Black Diphtheria.” With the blood of the horse, they forcibly inoculated everyone of the babies. All but three lived and recovered completely.
They were saved by the blood of an overcomer.
Leviticus 17:11 “For the
life of the creature is in the blood, and I have given it to you to make
atonement for yourselves on the altar; it is the blood that makes atonement for
“The Bible is a book of blood and a bloody book. When we are accused of preaching a Gospel of blood we proudly plead guilty, to the charge for the only thing that gives life to our teaching and power to the Word of God is the fact that it is the blood which is the very life and power of the Gospel. The Bible declares itself to be a living book, the only living book in the world; and it is able to impart life to those who will believe with their hearts what it teaches”(9).
Hebrews tells us, “The Word of God is quick, powerful and sharper than any two edged sword.”
The word translated “quick” in this verse is living or alive. What the Word declares here is that it is a living Word- it is alive-it’s not a bunch of words on a page. It is a book that has blood flowing from page to page.
Spurgeon stated, “Scripture teaches us…that the blood produces life – that life lies in the blood. Blood, therefore, is the mysterious link between matter and spirit. How is it that the soul should in any degree have alliance with matter through blood, we cannot understand; but certain it is that this is the mysterious link which unite these apparently dissimilar things together, so that the soul can inhabit the body, and the life can rest in the blood”
When I first read Spurgeon’s insight here on the concept of the blood it provoked me to ponder this thought, “Life can rest in the blood.” I then became inspired to discover what does the blood actually do in my physical body. My mind clicked to a Biology class I had, I discovered as I researched that the blood does seven critical functions to help us maintain life.
I. The seven biological functions of the blood.
1 The blood transports
metabolic wastes from each cell to organs that excrete them, even drugs.
2 The red blood cells transport oxygen from respiratory structures (lungs) to the cells of the body.
3 The blood transports nutrients from the digestive system and from storage depots to each cell of the body.
4 The blood transports hormones from endocrine glands to target tissues.
5 The blood helps to maintain fluid balance in the body.
6 The blood helps to distribute metabolic heat within the body and to maintain normal body temperature.
7 The blood (white blood cells) defend the body against invading microorganisms.
b. Medical science has
given us insight into how “life rests in the blood.”
i. These seven functions accomplished by the blood help you and I live.
ii. If for whatever reason you where to lose too much blood you would die – so life rest in the blood
iii. Lev. 17:11 states, “For the life of a creature is in the blood, and I have given it to you to make atonement for yourselves on the altar; it is the blood that makes atonement for one’s own life.”
iv. This verse tells us there is physical life in the blood but it also alludes that there is spiritual life in the blood too.
II. The blood of the lamb functions seven ways to give us life and to help us maintain our spiritual life.
Rev 12:10-11 And I heard a
loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the
kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our
brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
11 And 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.
The verse above is a very interesting part of the Bible; it gives us weapons and it would be good, if you could memorise it and appropriate it to yourself. There is a weapon that has never lost its power, but people have not learnt to use it; whereas, it is highly effective. Even the enemy is afraid, when you start to talk about it. That old serpent, the dragon, that the Bible talks about, saying: “Woe unto the earth and the sea …” There is a weapon that can overcome it. There is nothing that God created, that He cannot rearrange; there is no enemy that God cannot defeat.
There is a power that
supersedes every other power. That power, transforms simple things into
powerful weapons. The awesomeness and mystery of the power in the Blood of
Jesus, is not being preached in the church today. Many present day Christians
do not know many things about victory in the battles of life. Learning to claim
the power in the Blood of Jesus, is very important. It is a prayer that brings
deliverance and protection.
PLEADING THE BLOOD OF JESUS:
1. Gives protection before adversity strikes. It serves as prevention.
2. Gives physical healing in the body. No matter what name is given to any problem, it will be solved, when the Blood of Jesus is brought in.
If you keep pleading the Blood of Jesus, no matter how terrible an infirmity is, it will disappear by the power in the Blood of Jesus. If your life is pure and you lay your hands on any sickness, pleading the
Blood of Jesus, it will
vanish. You might wonder if it is really as simple as that but that is the
Power in the Blood of Jesus.
The Power in pleading the Blood of Jesus is yet to be understood by Man. Some people criticise those pleading the Blood of Jesus. It is because they have not passed through the valley, so they cannot know what it means. Someone who has never been tortured by a terminal disease cannot know what it means to be threatened by death, so he or she cannot understand why a cancer patient is praying fervently for healing, or why the person is jubilating after he or she has been miraculously healed. The preachers, who discourage people from praying fire prayers or pleading the Blood of Jesus, do so, because they have not experienced such things.
The Blood of Jesus cannot dry up; neither can it lose its power. Therefore you can plead it a million times, if you want to. The more you plead the Blood of Jesus, the more the chance of totally submerging the disease, in the pool of the Blood of Jesus.
Many Christians do not understand the power in the use of the weapons that God has given us against the enemy.
Unbelievers could sit throughout the night, chanting incantations or reciting things against people.
3. Gives emotional healing.
4. Gives mental healing.
5. Helps in battling dark powers.
6. Helps in battling the adversary.
7. Gives financial healing
If you stand in front of your shop or house and plead the Blood of Jesus every day, you will find out that the powers of darkness in that environment will dissipate.
As we are moving towards the End Times, we need to plead the Blood of Jesus, all the time. There is a lot of tragedy and disaster all over the place. Too many Christians are being robed or cheated or raped or murdered. Many are being hypnotized and confused. Pleading the Blood of Jesus, will give you immunity against these things.
8. Cleanses from all sins. Jesus came to die for the sins of the world and His Blood was shed for us. You can claim the cleansing power in His Blood and God will open a new chapter in your life.
You can plead the Blood of Jesus, over any and everything; your spirit, soul and body, your house, car, work, children, spouse, business, as a form of protection or prevention against evil. You can plead the Blood of Jesus over your journey, the road, the vehicle or aircraft, etc. If you are living or passing through a dangerous zone; you can draw a bloodline of protection, therefore making a boundary, against any evil.
A man had a poultry where, all of sudden, the chickens began to die. When he saw that he was going bankrupt with the loss, he cried unto the Lord, who ministered to him about drawing a bloodline around the poultry. Thus, creating a boundary that the enemy cannot cross. He walked round and drew the bloodline around the poultry that night. The following day, he found the carcass of a wolf, about two feet into the circle that he drew. It was stone dead; it had passed its bounds. Today, I pray that any wolf assigned against your life, shall die in the Name of Jesus. Draw the Bloodline and the enemy will keep off. These are very serious matters and we should recognise and know these secrets.
Recently, there have been disasters that have destroyed many lives in many countries. I was told of a man, who saw the flood raging towards his house and he came out and pleaded the Blood of Jesus. The flood obeyed him, not a single drop of water entered his house but the houses next to him, were submerged. That is the power in the Blood of Jesus!
The Blood of Jesus is a battle-weapon;
The Bible says: “And they
overcame him by the Blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony.”
Today, you will watch that Blood in display, if you will pray the prayers I am suggesting, from your heart. That Blood was not shed in vain; it was shed for forgiveness, deliverances, protection, healing etc.
If you want all the wrongs
to be righted, You are going to have to pray with power and with fire. The
power in the Blood of Jesus was given to it from the beginning. Do you know
that there is power and life in blood generally? If a person lacks blood, it
means he or she is dying. That is why some things work for occultists, who kill
goats and fowls for sacrifice. How much more, the Blood of the Son of God?
There was a King in the Bible, who saw that he was loosing a battle; he quickly sacrificed his first son. As he was shedding that blood, Israel that was attacking them, got confused. If the blood of animals and human beings could make an impact, how much more, the Blood of Jesus, the Son of God?
Blood is a living thing and the Blood of Jesus, has the power to overcome anything that confronts you.
b. Hebrews 9:22 “In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is not forgiveness.”
“Morality may keep you out of jail, but it takes the blood of Christ to keep you out of Hell.” (Spurgeon)
4. II Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come.”
Our success and victory in this life depends on a vital living revelation of the power of the blood of Jesus in your life.
YOU WILL NEVER ENJOY YOUR FULL BENEFITS AS A CHRISTIAN UNTIL YOU GIVE THE BLOOD OF JESUS IT’S RIGHTFUL PLACE IN YOUR LIFE.
(I Pet 1:18 KJV) Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ. as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.
Now let’s look at what I call the (Nine Wonders of the Blood).
(Eph 1:7 KJV) In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
(CoIl :20 KJV) And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven,-
(3)Access into the presence of God:
(Heb 10: 19 KJV) Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;
(Zec 9: 11 KJV) As for thee also, by the blood of thy covenant I have sent forth thy prisoners out of the pit wherein is no water.
(Heb 9: 14 KJV) How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
(I John 1:7 KJV) But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
(Exo 12: 13 KJV) And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood. I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.
(8)There’s Healing in the blood:
Ps 129:3 The plowers plowed upon my back: they made long their furrows.
Isa 53:4-5 Surely he hath
borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken,
smitten of God, and afflicted.
5 But 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.
1Pet 2:24 Who his own self
bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should
live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
(9)The source of the Christian life:
(John 6:56 KJV) He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.
It may sound old fashioned, but I’m one of those who believe that there is still power in the Blood of Jesus Christ, The Lamb of God.
1. Blood of Jesus deliver
me by fire in the Name of Jesus.
2. I command all my blessings confiscated by rulers of darkness to be released, in the Name of Jesus.
3. I cut myself off from every territorial spirit, in the Name of Jesus.
4. I command all demonic reverse gears installed to hinder my progress to be roasted, in the Name of Jesus.
5. Lord Jesus, bear all my physical and spiritual burdens now, in the Name of Jesus.
6. Every power stealing my virtues die, in the Name of Jesus.
7. Every power in the heavenlies, on earth and in the seas hindering the angel of my blessings, die, in the Name of Jesus.
8. Any power diverting the blessings of God away from me, your time is up, die now, in the Name of Jesus.
9. By the Blood of Jesus, every owner of evil load, carry your load in the Name of Jesus.
10. Blood of Jesus, pursue my pursuers in the Name of Jesus.
11. Blood of Jesus, arise and fight my battles, in the Name of Jesus.
12. Blood of Jesus, pursue poverty out of my life, in the Name of Jesus.
13. Every power assigned to follow me, to destroy me, die in the Name of Jesus.