One of the powers of Christ’s redemptive work is the very blood that He shed for you and I. It is by the blood of Jesus Christ that we are cleansed and freed from Satan’s power. With such tremendous power available to us in the blood of Christ it is very important that we understand how to apply the blood of Jesus to our lives and experience all that His precious blood has made available.
In Romans 3:25 we are told to have faith in the blood of Jesus. Romans 3:25 “Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;” To have faith in the blood of Jesus is simply to have faith in what that blood has accomplished.
One accomplishment of the blood of Jesus is the complete removal of sin. Hebrews 9:22-24 “And according to the law almost all things are purified with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no remission. Therefore it was necessary that the copies of the things in the heavens should be purified with these, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. For Christ has not entered the holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us;” and Colossians 1:14 “in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.” Through the blood of Jesus Christ, and through His blood alone, we have the remission or removal of sin. Now what this means goes way deeper than just being forgiven. The removal of sin means that you are not just forgiven but that the blood of Jesus actually cleanses you from the damage and stains that sin leaves in your life. Many times in life people exist in a wounded condition from the hurts and pains of the past. The blood of Jesus is so powerful that it completely removes those wounds and brings total restoration no matter what your previous condition had been. The devils goal is to keep you reminded of those hurts and failures but Jesus came to destroy every work of the devil (see 1 John 3:8) and heal you from all wounds; spirit, soul, and body! Isaiah made mention of other rulers that had dominion over Gods people and how the Lord destroyed not only the rulers but even the memory of them. Lets look at this verse in the amplified Bible: Isaiah 26:14 “They [the former tyrant masters] are dead, they shall not live and reappear; they are powerless ghosts, they shall not rise and come back. Therefore You have visited and made an end of them and caused every memory of them [every trace of their supremacy] to perish.” This is exactly what Jesus did for you through His blood to sin and all of its damaging effects. Smith Wigglesworth once said “There is nothing in me that the Blood can’t cleanse.” That just means that no matter what the devil may say, there is no damage, wound, or condition that the blood of Jesus can’t reach in your life and completely destroy and bring an end to, not only keeping it from re-appearing but wiping out the very power of their memory.
Another benefit of the blood of Christ is the bold access it gives us to the very presence of God the Father. Hebrews 10:19 “Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus,”. The blood of Jesus not only gives us access into the presence of God but allows us to have a bold confident entrance into His presence. One definition of the word bold is “freedom of speech”. Because of the blood of Christ we can come confidently into God’s presence and have total freedom of speech with the One who has no beginning. Now the word “bold” does not mean arrogant or prideful. It simply means we can fellowship with our Father God with complete confidence of His acceptance of us. Look at how the Amplified Bible reads: Hebrews 10 :19 “Therefore, brethren, since we have full freedom and confidence to enter into the [Holy of] Holies [by the power and virtue] in the blood of Jesus,”. The blood of Jesus gives us full freedom and confidence to come before our wonderful Father. Think of how sad it is that the enemy and even religion has taught so many that we are just un-worthy and should approach God as a beggar not expecting anything at all. No thank God, it is the Fathers good pleasure and joy to wash you in the blood of Christ and bring you into His presence to have fellowship with Him openly and freely!
Now let’s remember that our starting text in Romans three said that we are to have faith in the blood of Jesus. With all of these wonderful benefits that the blood of Jesus has produced, they will go un-experienced and our lives will be un-affected without faith in His blood. Now faith works the same in every area of life; whether it is salvation, healing, prosperity, or anything else, faith works the same. Two primary ingredients to faith are believing and speaking. In Mark 11:22 the literal meaning of what Jesus said was to “Have the God kind of faith.” then in verse 23 He explained what that was. Mark 11:23 “For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.” Faith works by believing in your heart and speaking with your mouth. The powerful affects that the blood of Jesus can have on your life will go un-experienced if you do not apply them to your life. Every day your should take time to believe and speak over your life what the blood of Jesus has done. To believe simply look away from all that would contradict the Bible and the thoughts the enemy may bring against your mind and within yourself lay hold of what the Bibles says. Believe that no matter what it looks like, the word of God is true and has ultimate supremacy. Then from that place, lift your voice and begin to declare what mighty things the blood of Jesus has done in and for you. Speak of how it broke and destroyed Satan’s power over your spirit, soul, body, family, future, and so on. Declare how it cleansed of the past and gave you the ability to walk confidently into the very presence of our Holy Father God. Speak of how it freed you from following the plans of the enemy for your life and it reaches so deep into your being to remove all that darken your path. The blood of Jesus is speaking today (see Hebrews 12:24) about your complete deliverance and salvation. You should be speaking of it too!
Remember, there is not one thing in you that His blood can’t cleanse!