11/24/15: “Power In The Blood” By Minister Lisa Underwood

Power in the Blood of Jesus

A) What is blood?


* The red fluid circulating in the body that takes nourishment to the body parts and carries away waste.

* The word “blood” is often used literally in Scripture. Sometimes the word refers to the blood of animals (Genesis

* The word is also used figuratively in the Bible. It may mean “blood red” (Joel 2:31) or murder (Matthew 27:34).

* The phrase “flesh and blood” means humanity (Hebrews 2:14).

* But the most important biblical concept in regard to blood is the spiritual significance of the blood of sacrificial

37:31); at other times it refers to human blood (1 Kings 22:35).

* In the New Testament, this Old Testament idea of sacrifice is applied to Christ’s blood. References to the “blood of

animals. Although some scholars believe the blood primarily means the animal’s life, most agree the blood refers to

the animal’s death. Most of the Old Testament passages that discuss sacrifices mention the death of the animal, not

its life (Leviticus 4:4-5). The Bible makes it clear that the satisfaction or payment for human sins was made by the

death of a specified animal substitute: “For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the altar

to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul” (Leviticus 17:11).

Christ” always mean the sacrificial death of Jesus on the cross. References to the blood of Christ were made by Paul

(Romans 3:25); Peter (1 Peter 1:19); John (Revelations 1:5) and the author of Hebrews (Hebrews 9:14). Although all

have sinned, “we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins” (Ephesians 1:7).

B) Why was blood required for the atoning of sin?

Under the Old Testament law, the penalty for men’s sins (that were not punishable by death) was the sacrifice of an animal’s

life. The shedding of blood was required to atone for their sin. God wanted man to understand that when he (man) sinned,

it meant death for something or someone. When people had to take a little dove and bring it to be slain upon an altar as an

offering for their sins, the impact of sin became real to them. Sin always requires a sacrifice. Today, we have the Spirit of

God that cleanses us from our sins as we confess them. Jesus was the lamb slain from the foundation of the world; and His

death and shed blood paid the price for sin once and for all.

C) Human blood VS Jesus blood

a) Human blood keeps the body healthy and alive

b) His blood keeps the body of Christ healthy and live

a) Human blood facilitates a cleansing of the system.

b) As members of the body of Christ, we are in need of cleansing when we come to the Lord. This cleansing process is an

ongoing operation, as we walk in the Lord, so that we will remain free from sin.

a) Human blood brings carbon dioxide to the lungs to be exhaled and exchanged for the oxygen needed for the body. (If the

blood lacks oxygen it is full of impurities and is a dark color)

b) Just as the body needs cleansing, we also need cleansing work in our spirits and souls. When the Holy Spirit points out sin

to us, we need to repent and confess that sin so that we can be cleansed of it.

* Not only does the blood of Jesus bring cleansing to the body, but the Scripture says in Hebrews 9:14 that it will

“…purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God.” The Lord desires that all the evil in our hearts

and minds and consciences be purged so that we can have the mind of Christ. This cleansing process is

accomplished by applying the Word of God to our lives. When Jesus offered up His blood, He did it so that you and I

could become clean, holy vessels.

a) Human blood carries life in the physical body

b) The blood of Jesus brings life to us. Those who do not know the Lord Jesus are dead and have no life inn them. If we do

not accept the life of Christ, eternal death will result. Just as life leaves when the blood flows out of the natural body, so it is

true with those who have not the divine flow within their veins.

a) Human blood has a capacity to bring healing to the physical body. Should the body become ill, the blood alters its normals

to adjust and promote healing. The white blood cells are the body’s first line of defense against bacterial invaders. When

bacteria enter the body, white blood cells are produced in great numbers. They travel to the infection and engulf the invaders.

b) The blood of Jesus spiritually does the same for the body of Christ. When Satan invades, the Holy Spirit stands ready to

come to our aid and bring the needed healing. The Lord desires that we walk in divine health. Satan tries to drain us of our

spiritual strength and weaken us to the point where we have no resistance against His attacks. Staying in the flow of God’s

Spirit prevents this, as we then have His strength to overcome and walk victoriously. We are not to walk in weakness but in

the Lord’s strength. Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees (Isaiah 35:3)

If we have been taking of Christ’s blood (abiding in His Spirit) and eating his flesh (reading His word) then we will

have blessed communion with the Father. We shall walk in health and strength for they are the Lord’s blessing and

promise. When we do not walk in the Lord we find our spiritual body becomes unhealthy, and we begin to have


a) Human blood is to distribute the needed nutrients to all parts of the body.

b) Because of what Jesus’ blood purchased for us, we also receive spiritual nutrients. God feeds us through the Word by

quickening (making alive) the right word to us. If we have need of comfort, He will show us the Scriptures in His Word that

bring comfort. And because the Holy Spirit is the comforter He will bring that to our spirits. When we are submitted to Him, we

will be fed the proper word so that we may grow in Him. If we are not submitted, we can become imbalanced in our spiritual


* Protection is another benefit of the blood. It is what is behind the blood, not the mere speaking of the blood that brings


– A perfect example is in Exodus 12:13 “And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye

are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you,

when I smite the land of Egypt.” Because they had faith in God and obeyed His command, all that were in those

houses were spared. — It wasn’t the blood, it was the FAITH BEHIND THE BLOOD!!!

Our faith in what the blood of Jesus does for us will bring us the victory. We are never to walk in condemnation, but

in the righteousness of Christ. When we are “born again,” we then have Christ’s righteousness, so “there is therefore

now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit” (Romans

8:1). We can boldly come before the Lord washed clean in the blood of Jesus. We can have not only sweet

fellowship, but also access to the power and authority of Christ.

D) Why is Jesus’ blood so powerful?

* There is power to testify of his humanity! Jesus was a flesh and blood man like all of us. He was tempted in every way that

* In the blood of Jesus, there is power to redeem us from slavery. Without Christ, we are slaves to sin and slaves to a system ]

* In the blood of Jesus there is power to satisfy God’s justice. The justice of God must be satisfied for every individual. But

* In the blood of Jesus there is power to overcome Satan. Without Christ, we are ruled by the power of darkness. Our enemy

* In the blood of Jesus there is power to cleanse from sin. As we try to walk in the light of his word, the blood of Christ keeps

* In the blood of Jesus there is power to seal the pact or covenant we have with God. When we accept this covenant, there

*** We gain bold access to God in Worship and Prayer – The Bible is clear that every person is alienated and separated from

we are, yet without sin! He was the perfect human being and the perfect sacrifice. He was a real human being who

bled like the rest of us! He understands because he was one of us!

of law that cannot save us. Nothing we can do would buy our freedom, but the blood of Jesus paid the price.

Jesus was innocent! He owed no debt of guilt. When Jesus suffered so grievously, God was forever satisfied for the

guilt of all who would accept Him.

rightly points out our guilt, while urging us on to greater evil and separation from God. Our only hope is in the power

of the blood! The white robed hosts of heaven overcame Satan by the blood of the lamb!

on cleansing every stain so that “dressed in his righteousness alone, faultless we stand before the throne.” In

addition to being able to enter into God’s presence through the blood of Christ, we are also forgiven of our sins. 

Ephesians 1:7 says that, “In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to

the riches of His grace.”  Because of Christ’s shed blood, God is able to forgive us for our sins and give the

punishment that we deserved to Christ. He said, “For this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for

many for the forgiveness of sins” (Matthew 26:28).  He was telling His disciples that just as the blood of the lamb

delivered the Hebrews from the night of terrors in Egypt, so Christ’s own blood would deliver the people who were

covered by it from the judgment of God on the last day.

must be an exchange of blood. Christ has offered his blood before the throne of Grace. Only when we contact the

blood as well, when we are baptized into the death of Christ, do we officially have a personal agreement with God in


God because of our sin (Colossians 1:21). But the Bible tells Christians to come boldly into God’s presence, “We

have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus” (Hebrews 10:19). “Now in Christ Jesus you who

*** We are able to conquer the accuser of the brethren – Because of Christ’s sacrifice and spilling his blood on our behalf,

*** Rescued out of a sinful way of life – “…you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not

once were far off have been made near by the blood of Christ” (Ephesians 2:13). It is because of the blood of Jesus

Christ that we have the great privilege of pouring our hearts out to God (Psalm 62:8) casting our cares on Him (1

Peter 5:7) and praying any time and any place in the power of the Spirit (Ephesians 6:18).

we can trust in the righteousness of Christ and not our own righteousness when we are accused by our enemy. 

Revelation 12:11 says, “And they have conquered him [Satan] by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their

testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death.”  As believers, we know that we cannot stand on our own

merit or because of our own deeds.  We know that our good deeds are as filthy rags before God (Isaiah 64:6) and

that the Christ’s righteousness attributed to us is how we are able to stand up against accusations.

with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without

blemish or spot.” (1 Peter 1:18-19) We are rescued from a life lived devoid of meaning and are brought into a

relationship with God and the ability to live in his will and with purpose. The blood of Jesus gives Christians

salvation of their souls, forgiveness from sins, access to God, victory over the enemy, and the power to live

with a clear conscience, something that the gold and silver items in the Old Testament temple could never


E) Application of the blood

Under the old covenant, the blood of animals was applied by sprinkling with the hyssop. Under the new covenant, we apply the blood of

Jesus with our words. “For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto

salvation” (Romans 10:10)

Just as the blood had to be sprinkled on the doorposts, you also must apply the blood of Jesus. It was already shed for you, but it

becomes powerful in your life when you apply it. … D/C LESSON

You are applying the blood of Jesus when you say, “the blood of Jesus was shed on the cross for me.”

You can apply the blood to your body to receive healing (Isaiah 53:5).

You can apply the blood to yourself and your family for protection (Exodus 12:13).

You can apply the blood to cover your children and their circumstances (Job 1:5).

You can apply the blood to anything you have authority over or influence upon.

And whatever you apply the blood of Jesus to becomes redeemed by Christ, and Satan cannot touch it. … D/C LESSON

References for: Power in the Blood of Jesus

* New Illustrated Bible Dictionary

* What the Bible Says about the Blood of Jesus by Betty Miller


* The Power in the Blood of Jesus Christ (Topics: Power, Salvation) 3/12/12


* Power in the Blood (Wesley – October 17, 2011)