This is the last in our series on the power of the blood of Jesus. Did you know that the blood of Jesus has a voice?
Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” He said, “I do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper?” 10 And He said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood cries out to Me from the ground. 11 So now you are cursed from the earth, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand. (Gen 4:9-11, emphasis added)
The blood of Abel cried out to the Lord from the ground. Do you not believe that the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ also has a voice that God hears?
. . . to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel. (Heb 12:24, emphasis added)
God determined that the redemption of mankind required a much greater sacrifice than the blood of goats and rams. It required the blood of His Son, Jesus.
The blood of Jesus is very powerful. It:
- Redeemed us, forgave us of sin (Eph 1:7; Col 1:14; Heb 9:12)
- Set us free from the curse of the law (Gal 3:13)
- Gave us fellowship with God (Heb 10:19)
- Supplied us with an act of remembrance called Communion (1 Cor 11:23-26)
- Provides healing (Isa 53:5)
- Provides protection (Ex 12:13)
- Obtained the Church (Acts 20:28)
- Obtained for us the love of God (Rev 1:5; 1 Joh 5:6-8; 1 Joh 4:10; John 3:16)
As we can see from this study, the blood that Jesus shed for us is very powerful, indeed. It is yet another benefit that is an integral part of our salvation.
The well-known, South African Dutch Reformed Church minister, theologian, evangelist, and mission organizer said:
“Of all the glorious things that the blood means, this is one of the most glorious: His blood is the sign, the measure, yes, the impartation of His love.” ~ Andrew Murray
Here’s another perspective from the great Bible teacher, M.R. DeHaan, M.D., who said:
The blood was to be sprinkled, remember, on the mercy seat right after the death of the substitutionary animal of sacrifice, Now Christ is, of course, our substitute. He was slain for us upon the Cross, and entered into death for us, and when He arose, He immediately went to heaven, entered into the holy of holies in heaven, sprinkled His precious blood upon the mercy seat before the throne of God, and forever settled the sin questions, and delivered us from the curse of the law. This is clearly taught in the New Testament. Hebrews 9:12 is very definite on this: But by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.
Lastly, a devout minister who was called the Father of Faith said:
The power of the blood of Jesus has provided everything you need to live a life of victory, including Redemption, fellowship, healing, protection and authority over the devil. ~ Kenneth E. Hagin
“Worthy is the Lamb who was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom, and strength and honor and glory and blessing!” (Rev 5:12) Hallelujah!