There Is Ultimate Power in the Blood of Jesus!
Week after week we receive letters from believers expressing a need to be set free. We also receive many letters from people who are not born-again Christians but who are desperate for answers to their problems. There are people all over this nation who battle generational curses on their own life or on their family’s lives—depression, suicide, illnesses of all kinds, uncontrolled lust, promiscuity, anxiety, failure, poverty, abandonment, witchcraft, fear, rebellion, abuse, and addictions of every kind. The list goes on.One letter came from a man who said that he wept uncontrollably as he listened to Pastor Larry’s testimony. He told us that Pastor’s story could have been his story, except that he had already lost his wife and kids because of his raging, out of control anger. He had become hopeless as he tried everything he could think of to change his life. He failed every time. He even said he would rather be the victim, the person who was abused, than be the abuser, because as an abuser he had to live with the horrible shame and guilt.
God Wants You to Live Without Guilt and Shame Today!
There is a lot of attention focused on the victims of abuse, and rightly so, but this man pleaded, “I’m an abuser, but I’m a victim too, a victim of my own rage. Please help me to change.” Pastor Larry’s heart broke as memories and feelings from his past flooded over him. He recognized how desperately people need to know how they can be set free.
When we hear these stories and read these letters, we weep before God. We are reminded of what Hosea the prophet said: “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” (Hosea 4:6) As a result, we are determined to get the Word of God to those who are being trampled underfoot by Satan, to those who are worn out and ready to give up in defeat. The enemy does not spare any tactics in trying to defeat God’s people. Nothing is beyond demonic assault. Nothing, that is, except the blood of Jesus.
Your Salvation is Not Limited to Salvation Alone
The blood of Jesus is the power source for our salvation and our freedom. The moment we receive Jesus Christ into our hearts and lives, we are forgiven for our sins. Jesus then becomes Jehovah-Tsidkenu, our righteousness; and Jehovah-M’kaddesh, our ongoing sanctification.
We are made righteous by the blood of Jesus that washes away every sin we ever committed. That means we are no longer enemies of God; instead we are in right relationship with Him. The blood of Jesus does not simply cover up our sin. The good news of Jesus Christ is far better than that! It doesn’t matter if the sin is drug addiction, abortion, lying, or stealing, when we claim the blood of Jesus, His blood washes that sin away.
Jesus Made Sure You Can Live Your Best Life
Our sins are like a deep-dyed stain that can’t come out in a normal washing. But though our sins are deep-dyed stains, the blood of Jesus makes us whiter than snow. From God’s perspective, the blood of Jesus cleanses us so we appear before Him as if we had never sinned. (See Acts 3:19)
As good as that is—and that news is great because it is the hope for our lives—it is not the whole story of our salvation. What many Christians do not know is that their salvation is not limited to forgiveness of sins. The God who said to Pastor Larry many years ago, “Larry, your sins are forgiven,” is the same God who said, “Cocaine, be gone. Alcohol, be gone. Poverty, be gone. Disease, anger, and violence, be gone.” _______ be gone! You fill in the blank. He is the same God! What is it that you need to be gone from your life today? He is the same God and He can do it for you too!
Here are all the seven places Jesus shed His blood for you:
- In Gethsemane, Jesus Won Back Your Willpower
- The Stripes of Jesus’ Back Won Back Your Health
- Jesus’ Crown of Thorns Won Back Your Prosperity
- Jesus’ Pierced Hands Won Back Dominion Over the Things You Touch
- Jesus’ Pierced Feet Won Back Dominion Over the Places Your Walk
- Jesus’ Pierced Heart Won Back Your Joy
- Jesus’ Bruises Won Your Deliverance from Inner Hurts and Iniquities
His Love Will Heal Your Broken Heart Forever!
The sixth place Jesus shed His blood was in His side when a Roman soldier shoved a spear into it. Blood and water poured out, a medical indication of a broken heart. Jesus died so that you could be forgiven. He was heartbroken from the burden of our sins. As He hung on the cross, Jesus’ heart broke for us.
The soldier pierced his side to make sure Jesus was dead. He was crucified on a Friday and the Sabbath began at sunset that day. To comply with Jewish law, the soldiers went and broke the legs of each person to accelerate their death. Eventually a person hanging on a cross could no longer hold themselves up. Their body weight caused their lungs to collapse. They would die a slow, horrible death from suffocation. That did not happen to Jesus. Scripture had prophesied that no bone in the Messiah’s body would be broken. When the soldiers went to break Jesus’ legs, He was already dead.
Many are suffering with the major changes that have happened in the last year with the pandemic. There has been a major increase in fear, anxiety, and depression, but Jesus took care of all this, just as He said He would. The Scripture Jesus read in the synagogue, when He announced His ministry, was fulfilled on the cross. Reading from the scroll of Isaiah, He said, “The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed.”
Tired of Being Depressed? – Get Your Joy Back
Jesus was anointed with the burden-removing, yoke-destroying power of God to heal the brokenhearted. Why the brokenhearted? Because God desires for His people to live in joy. When you are filled with joy, you have the strength to fight the good fight of faith. The joy of the LORD is your strength.
Healing broken hearts is not something we can do ourselves; it is something God has already done. What you must do, is receive it. If you have walked for years with a broken heart, Jesus Christ has already made you whole. Today, His healing power can deliver you from pain and sorrow and fill you with His joy, not just today but for the rest of your life.
It Is Time to Experience God’s Victory in Your Life!
The seventh, and last place Jesus shed his blood was when He was bruised. The Word of God declares that “He was bruised for our iniquities.” Remember that iniquity means “a wicked act or sin.” We believe that it is also any spirit that breaks you down. It is a spiritual force on the inside that pressures you to bow or bend under its destructive power.
When you see a bruise on your body, it indicates that you are bleeding on the inside. Some bruises last a long time and go very deep. God said, “Not only will I forgive what you have done on the outside, but I am going to give you power on the inside so you can walk in total victory.” Jesus said, “Not only was I wounded to forgive you for your sins, but I was also bruised on the inside to do a miracle inside you.” His blood is greater than any demonic force that could ever come against you! Receive all that Jesus’ blood has done for you today!
Your Life Will Change Forever When You Receive This Revelation!
These deeper truths will reveal the extent of God’s redeeming power to save, deliver and heal through each place Jesus shed His blood – from the Garden of Gethsemane, to the whipping post, to the crown of thorns and all the way to Calvary. Every single wound removes a curse from your life and connects you to another of God’s redemptive blessings.