The Blood of Jesus Has Power

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By Dr. Larry Ollison

Hebrews 12:24 says, “To Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel.” The blood of Jesus is much more powerful than the blood of Abel or that of bulls and goats. Under the new covenant, the blood of Jesus is the only thing that remits sin. Matthew 26:28 says, “For this is My blood of the new covenant which is shed for many for the remission of sins.”

Remission is different than covering. Under the old covenant, the shedding of the blood of bulls and goats atoned or covered the sin. The sin wasn’t gone, it was just covered.

A good illustration is when somebody unexpectedly shows up at your house. You take all the mess and clutter and you throw it in the closet. The house isn’t really clean, the junk is just hidden. But the blood of Jesus cleans us. Sin is gone. When the blood of Jesus cleanses your house (your heart), you can open every drawer and every closet because the hidden places have no junk (sin) and they are clean. When you clean your house, you do the best you can and try to make it look clean. When Jesus cleans your house, everything is 100% spotless. A speck of dust does not exist. Jesus defeated sin – once and for all.

Without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sin. Hebrews 9:22 says, “And according to the law almost all things are purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no remission.” First John 1:6-7 says, “If we say we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.”

You do not have any rooms hidden away in your heart with the door locked anymore. Every room is clean. You don’t have hidden sin anymore. It’s gone by the applying of the blood. Hebrews 9:26 says, “He then would have had to suffer often since the foundation of the world; but now, once at the end of the ages, He has appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself.” Jesus came to earth so that by the sacrifice of Himself, He put away sin once and for all. It’s gone forever.

There is no reason why we should have to spend our lives trying to defeat sin. Just apply the blood of Jesus and the sin is gone. You do it all by the words of your mouth. That’s the way we apply the blood now. So, if you have a problem with pornography, you say, “Father, in the name of Jesus, I apply the blood of Jesus to my mind. I will not think those thoughts anymore. I hold up Jesus’ blood as a barrier between pornography and me. I am protected by the blood of Jesus.” Speak the word of faith and act on it and you will stop the sin in your life.

The blood of Jesus is a barrier to the destroyer in the same way today as it was when the blood of the lambs was applied to the doorpost under the old covenant. The destroyer may come, but when he gets to your house, he must pass over. That’s why God had the Hebrew children call it the “Passover.”

You can be experiencing the joy of the Passover every day. When you get up in the morning, apply the blood of Jesus to yourself, to your spouse, over your house, over your children and over your possessions and everything that is important to you.

It works the same way today as it worked then, only better. The blood of bulls and goats covered sin, but the blood of Jesus remits it. Speaking the blood of Jesus is God’s way of doing things under the new covenant. “And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, ‘I believed and therefore I spoke,’ we also believe and therefore speak (2 Corinthians 4:13). When you believe it, speak it and act on it – it happens.

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