The Power of the Atoning Work of Yeshua,
Jesus has provided everything you need to live a life of victory, including Redemption, fellowship, healing, protection. As believers in Messiah Jesus, we know about the importance of the Atoning work of our Messiah, who's served up His life as the ultimate Passover Lamb. But how many of us truly know how deep its power runs and all that it has provided for us? Even more important—how many of us use it and apply it in our lives every day?
As we look from Genesis to Revelation, the word "blood" is kept before our eyes—there is a reminder of its importance and significance to God and us. The sacrifices of Abel, Noah, Isaac, and the Passover lamb, and the giving of the Law all came to pass, but “not without blood” (Hebrews 9:7, NKJV). The blood symbolizes cleansing and purification—the settling of a matter between an all Sinless God and sinful humankind...
God is love, and the greatest expression of His love toward us is the blood of Jesus that was shed for our sins and made available for all, Jew or Gentile. This love covers every need man has had or ever will have. Every time we apply the blood by faith in Him, we experience an outpouring of this love. It is love that removed a barrier between you through all the works of the devil. “Of all the glorious things that the blood means then, this is one of the most glorious: His blood is the sign, the measure of the ultimate price that the Prophesied Jewish Messiah gave.
It's time to restore and elevate this sacrifice of the Lamb of God, Jesus, to the same place in our hearts that it has in God’s heart—Let it awaken in your spirit those powerful things that redemption has procured for us. Everything you need to live a life of victory, including redemption, fellowship, healing, protection, and spiritual authority, is contained in it.
1. Redemption Through the Blood of Jesus
“We have redemption through His blood.” –Ephesians 1:7 (NKJV). You know the story. Satan came to Adam’s wife, Eve, in the form of a serpent and deceived her into disobeying God. Adam followed suit and did what Satan told him to do instead of obeying God. When he did that, he made Satan his lord. In bowing his knee to Satan, Adam turned over the authority that God had given him. He made Satan the illegitimate ruler of the earth. From that day on—everything changed. With one trespass, death was passed on to all men (Romans 5:12). The earth and everything in it were suddenly cursed, and a man was separated from God by sin. Sounds unfixable, right?
2. But God had a plan.
His Redemption plan was the same as it was for Abel, Moses, and Noah as it is for you today—it would be through the shedding of blood in a coming Messiah as prophesied by the Jewish prophets and recorded in the Jewish scriptures, the Bible. Such great Redemption for all humankind, for eternity, could not be accomplished through the blood of just a goat or ram to be observed yearly and forever. God has something much more permanent and life-giving. Redemption of this magnitude required a much greater sacrifice—the blood of His Son—Jesus.
The greatest thing the blood of Jesus accomplished was this—it washed all your sin away and made you clean and pure—white as snow. From the minute you receive Jesus your Messiah, God will not remember any past sin in your life. That’s how powerful the blood is! The best part? You don’t have to earn and pay for what has been provided on the Cross. In fact, you couldn’t earn it even if you tried. The best thing you can do is joyfully accept this gift. In addition to being redeemed from sin, the blood also set us free from the curse of the law so that THE blessing of Abraham might come upon us in Christ (Galatians 3:13).
3. What is the curse?
The curse is death, sin, sickness, disease, poverty, lack, depression—anything bad you can think of. Adam’s treason gave Satan authority over the life of man, but because of the power of the blood of Jesus, the moment you made Him Lord of your life, you were redeemed from the curse and entered into the new life of freedom, abundance, and healing in your life.
But there is more!
4. Enter Into Fellowship With God.
“Having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus.” –Hebrews 10:19 (NKJV) When you think of fellowship, you likely think of time spent over coffee at a Bible study or time spent enjoying the company of friends. The fellowship is closeness—a friendship. That’s what we have with God, but it was bought with a price.
Before Adam fell in the Garden of Eden, he had enjoyed friendship and fellowship with God. After Adam’s Fall, his sin separated him from God and all those that followed. From this precious fellowship could only be restored other than through blood sacrifice for all, and for all time. Only the blood of Jesus could accomplish this. When you receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you declare that you want to receive His fellowship and friendship, and the door is opened for you to enjoy it! Because of the power of the blood of Jesus, you can come boldly into the presence of God.
His sacrifice builds a mighty wall between sin and believers who have been made into the righteousness of God through Jesus (2 Corinthians 5:21). Another word for fellowship is communion. And one way we recognize that the blood provided for fellowship with God is through the taking of Communion. Jesus said, on His last Passover before He died, “Do this in remembrance of me” (1 Corinthians 11:23-26). That’s why Passover and Communion as widely practiced in the faith community is much deeper than a religious observance—it’s a recognition of (and fellowship with) what God did for us through the blood of Jesus. You are a friend of God (John 15:15)!
5. Healing Through the Blood of Jesus.
“By His stripes, we are healed.” –Isaiah 53:5 (NKJV) When you have the privilege of taking part in the breaking of bread, what the Bible calls Communion, often we think of healing? Most believers take the emblem of the blood and say, “Thank God, we are delivered from sin,” which is true. Praise God for it! But according to Isaiah 53:4-5, our Messiah's sacrifice covered every area of man’s existence. He bore spiritual torment for our sins, mental distress for our worry, care, sorrow, and fear, as well as physical pain for our sickness and disease. The stripes He bore and the blood He shed were for our healing. By His stripes, we are healed.
God gave everything He had to redeem humanity from the curse. He gave us the best of Him, His only Son. So we cannot receive it half-heartedly. If we are to receive its power, we need to remember and the fullness of it. Accept Jesus’ sacrifice fully. If you fail to understand and receive the blood's full power, you will be missing out. Paul wrote, “For this cause, many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep” (1 Corinthians 11:30, KJV).
6. Protection Through the Blood of Jesus: When I see the blood, I will pass over you.” –Exodus 12:13 (KJV) In Exodus, after nine devastating plagues, Pharaoh still refused to let God’s people go. So, God sent a final plague—one of judgment—to “smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt” (Exodus 12:12). As sons of Adam, Satan knew the children of Israel had broken covenant with God and were also due judgment. God could protect them, but “not without blood.” They had a covenant relationship with God through Abraham, but they needed to stand in that covenant. They needed to choose the covenant over the curse.
So, God instructed them to take the blood of a lamb and paint it on their doorposts. They did, and the angel of death passed them by. Was it really the blood of a lamb that stopped them from being killed? No! It was the blood of the Lamb (Jesus) who was slain from the foundation of the world (Revelation 13:8, KJV).
7. Authority Over the Devil Through
the Blood of Jesus: “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony.” –Revelation 12:11 (KJV). There is someone who knows, maybe even better than you do, the power and authority are given to you by the blood of Jesus. He will do anything to make sure you never find out. He will try to keep you distracted, send people or ideas to confuse you, and plant seeds of doubt to keep you from operating in what belongs to you. You can probably guess from this description which it is—the devil. If there is anyone who has anything to lose by finding out the truth—it’s him. Well, his day is done. You are about to put him right under your feet where he belongs!
When you receive revelation that the blood of Jesus has provided redemption, fellowship, healing, protection, and authority over the devil, you will begin to operate in the fullness of its power! The power of the blood of Jesus is enough to overcome everything coming against you. This is how you live a life of victory in Messiah in Faith, and it’s the life Yeshua died to give you. Remember, “Jesus Is Lord!”
Therefore come boldly before the throne of Grace, and proclaim your healing by Faith in through the sacrifice of Jesus, that His death took the penalty of sin, as well as sickness and disease. Matthew 8:16-17 "When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to him, and he drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick. This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah: “He took up our infirmities and bore our diseases.”