The Weapons of Our Warfare- The Blood of Jesus
by Andre McKenzie
I once heard a man of God say before he drank of the Communion cup, that the Blood of Jesus was “the most powerful substance in all the universe”. That statement jumped out at me ,because I’ve known for a fact and by experience that this is true. The scriptures says in the Book of Revelations:
7 And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, 8 but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. 9 So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. 10 Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. 11 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.
Rev 12:7-11 (NKJV)
The Blood of the Lamb- that’s Jesus who was the sacrificial lamb slain before the foundation of the world. Jesus never possessed the sinful Adamic blood that the rest of mankind had. His blood was from God, because he was born of the virgin Mary who was impregnated by the Holy Spirit. It was stated in the Old Testament:
11 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.’
Lev 17:11 (NKJV)
Anytime God made a covenant with man it was through a Blood Covenant-It was the most powerful agreement you could make. In Israel, The yearly Day of Atonement was made through the sacrifice offering unto God of a bull and two rams to take away their sins for one full year. One ram was the sacrifice and the other was the scapegoat, the sins were passed into it and was set free into the wilderness. The bull was a offering for each individual home. The priest would pour the blood upon the mercy seat of God in the temple and the sins would be covered for one year. Jesus shed Blood on the cross at Calvary was the sin eraser, for He became the scapegoat. He poured His blood on the mercy seat of God as a sin offering for mankind forever, all we do is confess Him as our Lord and Savior and we’re sin free, praise the Lord! We’ve become righteous.
11 But Christ came as High Priest of the good things to come, with the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this creation. 12 Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption.
Heb 9:11-12 (NKJV)
21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him
2 Cor 5:21 (NKJV)
In Exodus when the children of Israel were under Egyptian bondage, God directed Moses to go tell Pharaoh to “Let my people go!”. Pharaoh refused to let them go free and God sent plagues upon all the land of Egypt. After a plague was upon the land, God would tell Moses to ask Pharaoh would he now let Israel go? Pharaoh would tell Moses he will let them go so that the plague would cease, but after God would stop the plague, Pharaoh would change his mind and hold on to the children of Israel. This occurred nine times and Pharaoh continued to hold on to God’s people. After the ninth time the Lord instructed Moses he would send a plague that would cause the firstborn of the Egyptians and their animals to die.
4 Then Moses said, “Thus says the Lord: ‘About midnight I will go out into the midst of Egypt; 5 and all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sits on his throne, even to the firstborn of the female servant who is behind the handmill, and all the firstborn of the animals. 6 Then there shall be a great cry throughout all the land of Egypt, such as was not like it before, nor shall be like it again. 7 But against none of the children of Israel shall a dog move its tongue, against man or beast, that you may know that the Lord does make a difference between the Egyptians and Israel.’
Ex 11:4-7 (NKJV)
Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying: ‘On the tenth day of this month every man shall take for himself a lamb, according to the house of his father, a lamb for a household.
Ex 12:3 (NKJV)
5 Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year. You may take it from the sheep or from the goats. 6 Now you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month. Then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it at twilight. 7 And they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses where they eat it.
Ex 12:5-7 (NKJV)
It is the Lord’s Passover. 12 For I will pass through the land of Egypt on that night, and will strike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the Lord. 13 Now the blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you; and the plague shall not be on you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.
Ex 12:11-13 (NKJV)
Notice the blood of the lamb was symbolic or a point of contact of protection for God’s people. Today the blood of Jesus shed on the cross is not only a shield but an actual offensive weapon for the body of Christ. The forces of the kingdom of darkness can not penetrate or prevail against the Blood.
I once heard an astounding account of a born-again Spirit-filled woman who apparently went to a bank to transact some business and the bank was held up. Heavily armed gunmen had taken control of the bank. The gunmen pushed all the bank personnel and clients into a back room and made them all lay face down on the floor. After bagging all the banks cash, the robbers apparently decided to not leave any eyewitnesses and began to one by one shoot all the hostages in the head. As this execution was unfolding this Spirit-filled sister began to plead the Blood of Jesus audibly over and over again. When the gunman who was doing the slaying came upon her he stopped, froze for a few seconds, looked at her and said “I cant kill this one!’, He turned from her and went over to the next victim and resumed his carnage. This lady appropriated the supernatural protection of the Blood of Jesus and the demon that had control of this murderer could not harm her. Praise the Lord.
There were several occasions where I was confronted by people who unprovoked flew into a rage against me hollering obscenities and threatening me. I kept my composure and said “the Blood of Jesus! the Blood of Jesus! the blood of Jesus is against you! repeatedly. After several tense seconds, the continence of this one guy turned 180 degrees and he calmed down. He told me he didn’t know what had come over him and apologized. I wanted to tell him, I knew what had come over him-the devil!
Another person that I knew who acted as if they were about to attack me when I pleaded the Blood against them, they froze, turned around 180 degrees and walked away without saying another word. Praise God! The enemy will use any yielded vessel that he finds to oppose God’s children whether its friend or foe.
There have been times that I had fallen asleep and I knew from experience that I was dreaming and it was becoming a nightmare. The atmosphere of the dream was menacing. I was attempting to say, “the Blood of Jesus,” but it was hard to come out of my mouth, but I succeeded. I found out upon awakening, I was actually saying “the blood of Jesus” with my mouth in reality in my bed. Speaking or pleading the Blood repels the enemy. All the power that Jesus has is in His Name and His Blood. Demons can’t stand to hear you mention the Blood, it disrupts their operations which are evil.
A few years ago, I was driving along a road and heard the Spirit of the Lord speak to me, not an audible voice but that still small voice inside me. He said “You haven’t covered your children today”, and I immediately said out loud “I cover my children with the Blood of Jesus, and I thank you for their safety Lord in Jesus name, Amen. To this day I remember approximately the area where this occurred. A day or so later I was speaking to my daughter Courtney’s mother Criss on the phone. We were just casually talking when Criss asked me had Courtney spoken to me about the car accident she was in the other day? Caught totally by surprise I said, No! What accident ? She proceeded to give me the details. Courtney (who was in her teens at the time) was in a car with a girlfriend and the friends mother who was driving. They were in a collision that sent the mother and her friend to the hospital for injuries but Courtney was left unharmed except for a very small bump on her leg. Glory to God! My daughter had been protected from tragedy by the Blood of the Lamb. As the head of my family, I’m the covering for my children. I have the authority to keep the enemy from touching them, it doesn’t matter where they are. God sees all, knows all, His Spirit prompted my spirit to loose the Blood over my kids, He knew the enemy was setting up an accident for my child to cause destruction because he’s the destroyer. I now daily cover my family with the Blood.
10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
John 10:10 (NKJV)
44 You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him.
John 8:44 (NKJV)
Faith in the name, faith in the Word, faith in the Blood of Jesus. Trust in it , believe it, confess it. Cover your family with the Blood, cover your home and possessions with it. Just say:” I cover my son with the Blood of Jesus”! I place a Bloodline around my house! If danger is approaching, Just say ,I plead the Blood, I loose the Blood against you in Jesus name. Just simply say the Blood! the enemy is stilled ,Satan cannot penetrate it. This is just a sample of the power of the Blood. In this teaching I gave examples from my experiences with it just to let you know anyone who’s born-again, can in faith reap the miraculous benefits of the Blood of the Lamb. Give all thanks and Glory unto the Lord! BTTIZ –
Victorious Christian Living