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AUDIO The Power of the Blood of Jesus

By Rev Bill Woods

There is immense power in the Blood of Jesus, but it’s one of the most misunderstood themes of the Bible.

Many people try to use Christ’s Blood almost like a good-luck charm.                                                                     

If the Blood of Jesus has such power, exactly what does it have the power to do?

A workman was repairing a stained-glass window when the pastor came along.                                       

They went outside together to admire the workmanship. “That looks very good but isn’t that piece a bit loose?” asked the pastor.

Just as he said it, a piece of glass broke loose and fell out of the window and cut the workman’s ear off. “Augh”, screamed the workman. “I’ve lost my ear.”

Immediately the pastor remembered how Peter cut off the ear of the high priest’s servant, and Jesus healed him.                                                                                                                

He thought, “This is it!  It’s my moment. I was born for such a time as this. I can be a man of faith and power.”

He bent down, picked up the ear, held it out to the workman and asked, “Is this your ear?”  

“No! That’s not mine!” the workman yelled. “Mine had a pencil behind it.”

So often, we look for the kind of power that works miracles, does signs, and wonders, and brings blessing, (like a magical formula) but we don’t use the power available to us every single day.

God has put at tremendous power at our disposal.

Today, let’s consider something that’s part of the foundation of the Christian faith:  The Power of the Blood of Jesus.

The Bible teaches 3 things that are achieved by the Blood of Jesus Christ.

1. Cleansing

Stains can be a real problem.

If you have my talent to drop something down your front nearly every time you eat, you know exactly what I’m talking about.

There’s a book called How to Clean Practically Anything — There’s a whole chapter devoted to stain removal.

Detailed instructions tell how to remove stains caused by acids, alkalis, glues, blood, pens, antiperspirants, BBQ sauce, bird droppings, fruit juice – the list is huge.

How can you deal with all those stains?

You need a complicated kit of lemon juice, ammonia, vinegar, glycerin, methylated spirits, soda water, meat tenderizer, salt, borax, and a gazillion other items.

But there’s a stain so deep that absolutely nothing on that list can remove it.

It’s the stain left by sin on the human soul.

But God has made available to us the universe’s most powerful stain remover to deal with it – The Blood of Jesus.

Revelation 1:5-6 — and from Jesus Christ. He is the faithful witness to these things, the first to rise from the dead, and the ruler of all the kings of the world. All glory to him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by shedding his blood for us. He has made us a Kingdom of priests for God his Father. All glory and power to him forever and ever! Amen.

He cleansed us from the stain of sin by washing us in His own Blood.

Of course, all stain removers need to be used according to the manufacturer’s instructions. The Blood of Jesus is no exception.

So how does this work?

There are two kinds of sin the Blood of Jesus deals with powerfully.

Both kinds of sin are cleansed by the Blood of Jesus, but the Blood is activated differently in each case.

The first is known sin; sins in our lives that we’re aware of—the definition of sin is “A known transgression against the known Will of God.”  We know when we sin!

When we realize we’ve sinned how can we apply the cleansing power of the Blood?

1 John 1:9 — “But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.”

Isn’t that simple?

To confess means to admit it, take responsibility for it, no excuses, no ifs, no buts, no blaming someone else for what we’ve done.

The Blood of Jesus cleanses sin, but it doesn’t cleanse excuses.

Our problem is we try to cover up, excuse it away!

Maybe if we ignore it long enough it will go away!  NOT SO!

Covering up achieves nothing; but confession brings cleansing.

One of the tests for potential paratroopers is a psychological evaluation asking, “If you’re looking down from a high-rise building, do you ever want to jump?”

Apparently, the correct answer is yes.”

That’s the kind of person they’re looking for. But most of us feel just a little bit uneasy.

If you’re like me, when you hear about a guy stringing a tightrope between two high-rise buildings, it makes your mind boggle and your spine tingle.

I don’t get it; a couple hundred feet is a long way to fall, and people don’t bounce!

If I were a tightrope walker, I would think the risks are so high I’d need a very important piece of equipment – a safety net — Just in case I fall.

That’s exactly what God has done for us.

Imagine if salvation worked like this: I give my life to Jesus, and God says to me, “I forgive you for all your past sins.” I say, “Thank you so much, Lord. That’s a great relief.” Then God says, “However, if you ever sin again, you’ll go straight to Hell.”

What hope would that leave for any of us?

But God in His Grace provided a safety net for us, The Blood of Jesus.

So, if you fall, if you yield to temptation and sin in any way, you can have access to ongoing cleansing.

But here’s a problem.

That deals with sin you’re aware of: What about the stuff we’re not aware of?  Like your carnal nature (Sin you are born with) You can’t confess something you’re not aware of.

No, but you can yield control of that sinful nature to God for cleansing.

Romans 12:1-2

Sin is like an iceberg – great big masses of frozen fresh water floating in a salty sea. The largest iceberg ever was discovered in 1956 and was 206.917 miles by 62.137 miles. 

85.7% of the iceberg is below the water level. The most dangerous part of an iceberg is unseen.

Sin is like that.

Human nature is riddled with sin, but most of it we’re not aware of till the Holy Spirit puts His finger on it.

How can you deal with something you’re not aware of?

How can you be cleansed of something you can’t even confess because you’re unaware of it?

Here’s the solution:

1 John 1:7 — But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from all sin.

                                                                                                                                            To walk in the light is to obey the Truth God has already revealed.

If you’re obedient to things God has already shown you, two things will happen.

One, you’ll have fellowship with other Christians.

The natural result of walking in the light is that Christians want to be with other Christians.

If a Christian doesn’t like to be with other Christians, maybe they aren’t walking in the light.

The second thing is The Blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all sin, including stuff we’re not even aware of yet.

So, the Blood of Jesus cleanses you from sin you know about when you confess it.

And it cleanses you from sin you aren’t aware of as you walk in the light.

The first great benefit of the blood of Jesus Christ is cleansing.

2. Access To God’s Presence

Hebrews 4:16 — “So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.”

Wow! Bold access to the very Throne of God!

I wonder if you appreciate what that means, the magnitude of what God’s offering us.

I’m reminded the book of Esther when Mordecai was encouraging her to petition King Ahasuerus on behalf of the Jews.                                                                                                                                

Esther 4:11 — Her response was, “I can’t do that! All the king’s officials and even the people in the provinces know that anyone who appears before the king in his inner court without being invited is doomed to die unless the king holds out his gold scepter. And the king has not called for me to come to him for thirty days.”

Even though she was the queen that law applied to Esther.                                                                           

The king was completely unapproachable except by invitation.

But God’s no ordinary earthly king: He’s the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords, Creator and Master of the universe.

So how approachable is He?  He wasn’t approachable in the Old Testament.

Exodus 33:20 — But you may not look directly at my face, for no one may see me and live.”

His presence is too holy.

Nobody was allowed to touch the Ark of the Covenant which represented the presence of God.

When the Ark was being transported to Jerusalem and began to tip, Uzzah stretched out his hand to steady it and was immediately struck dead.

When the Ark of the Covenant was finally in the Holiest Place in the temple, nobody could go in and see it except the high priest once a year.

God’s presence was regarded as very holy, and access into God’s presence was extremely limited.

But the moment Jesus died, the curtain cordoning off the Holiest Place was torn in two “from top to bottom”.

Mark 15:38 — And the curtain in the sanctuary of the Temple was torn in two, from top to bottom.

The Blood of Jesus bought for us free access into the holy presence of God.

Hebrews 10:19 —  “And so, dear brothers and sisters, we can boldly enter heaven’s Most Holy Place because of the blood of Jesus.”  

3. Redemption

Ephesians 1:7 — He is so rich in kindness and grace that He purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins.

This is how redemption used to work under the Law of Moses.

Exodus 21:28-30: “If an ox gores a man or woman to death, the ox must be stoned, and its flesh may not be eaten. In such a case, however, the owner will not be held liable.
29  But suppose the ox had a reputation for goring, and the owner had been informed but failed to keep it under control. If the ox then kills someone, it must be stoned, and the owner must also be put to death.
30  However, the dead person’s relatives may accept payment to compensate for the loss of life. The owner of the ox may redeem his life by paying whatever is demanded.

A man is dragged before the judge. The accuser says, “This man’s ox gored my son to death.” The judge replies, “That’s a fairly simple matter. The ox shall be destroyed.

The accuser: “No, it’s not that simple. He’s been warned before that his ox is dangerous.”                                                                                                     

“Are there any witnesses to this?”

“Yes, I’ve warned him too”, says a witness.  “So have I”, says another.

“Then the matter’s still very simple. The ox shall be destroyed, and this man shall be stoned to death. Take him away and execute him.”

“Wait, wait, wait,” the owner of the ox cries out. “I’ve got money. I’ve got gold. I can pay. Just spare my life.”

They work out a deal, and the man pays a lot of money in exchange for his life.

That act of paying a price in exchange for his life is called redemption.

His life was forfeit, and he bought it back.

But why in the world would I need to be redeemed?

1 John 5:19 — We know that we are children of God and that the world around us is under the control of the evil one.

We were once enslaved to sin.

Romans 6:14 — Sin is no longer your master, for you no longer live under the requirements of the law. Instead, you live under the freedom of God’s grace.

We were in bondage and had a spirit of bondage. 

Romans 8:15 — So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.”

This whole world is enslaved to the Devil, and our lives were forfeit.

Except the Blood of Jesus paid the full price to redeem us!

Acts 20:28: “So guard yourselves and God’s people. Feed and shepherd God’s flock—his church, purchased with his own blood—over which the Holy Spirit has appointed you as elders.

What’s so special about the Blood of Jesus? How can the Blood of one man pay the price to redeem the whole world?

Imagine a bank robbery and everything’s gone wrong.                                                                                     

The robbers have a dozen hostages. They’re threatening to kill them all.

A public-spirited citizen walks past, notices the plight of all the hostages, and calls out to the robbers, “Don’t harm them. Take me instead. You release them and take my life in exchange”.

The abductors respond, “Why would we want to exchange twelve hostages for one? You volunteering to die? Fine, we’ll release one person and take you, but you can’t swap your life for all of them. You’re just another human.”

Value for value. One life for one life.

This same principle is taught in the Old Testament, it’s called the Law of Talion.

Exodus 21:23-25:  But if there is further injury, the punishment must match the injury: a life for a life, an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, a hand for a hand, a foot for a foot, a burn for a burn, a wound for a wound, a bruise for a bruise.  

It’s a spiritual principle that you can only be compensated by the same amount as your loss.

Let’s go back to our siege. Imagine the man offering to swap places with the hostages suddenly identifies himself as the President of the United States.                                                            

What do you think would be the response of the abductors now?

Do you think they’d be willing to swap twelve hostages for the President of the United States? 

Of course they would!                                                                                                                               

The President has far more value to them than twelve ordinary citizens.

This same principle carries over into the spiritual realm.

If Jesus were just a human, He’d be able to give His life for only one other person.

As a sinless perfect human, He’d have to choose which sinner He’d give His life for.                             

One life for one life, value for value, the Law of Talion.

Because He is fully human and fully divine, that makes Him worth infinitely more than an ordinary human being.

His infinite value means He could die for everybody — all the sinners who ever lived or will live.

So, the third thing the Blood of Jesus has accomplished for us is Redemption.

His Blood has bought and paid for you and released you from bondage.

The Blood of Jesus Christ has awesome power.

If you need to know you’ve been cleansed of all sin, totally forgiven, you can!

You can put your trust in the Blood of Jesus, it never fails!

You can have instant access into God’s presence through the Blood.

And we have redemption through the Blood.






There is Still Power in the Blood

Don't believe in the Devil? 

That's exactly where Satin wants you. He and his demonic hosts are working hard to deceive you because he knows his time is running out and he will soon be cast into the bottomless pit. One pastor told me to leave Satin alone because "If we leave him alone will leave us alone." That's dumb because he doesn't intend to leave you or your family alone. You must learn how to stand against him. 

In this book you will find how:

-Demons enter in the first place.

-How to be set free from demonic bondage.

-How to stay free.

-Pit falls Satin hopes you will fall into so he can destroy you and your family.

-How to have a close walk with Jesus Christ and enjoy victory in your life. 


Author: Narrow Path Ministries

Non-denominational, Independent, Bible believing Church

2 thoughts on “AUDIO The Power of the Blood of Jesus”

  1. Great teaching about the blood!!
    Isn’t it ever so true that kidnappers would accept POTUS as an exchange hostage for many people, but nothing could be farther from the nature of worldly leaders nowadays than to sacrifice themselves for others – only GOD can do that!!! If we had ever been unsure if JESUS was GOD, this would be our final proof, as this is divine.
    The worldly leaders cause wars and sacrifice millions of lives for financial gain or other unethical purposes – and the kings or presidents don’t even fight in the front row of battle anymore as they used to in the ancient days – they sit at home and let others die for their purposes……


    1. Thank you for adding your comments.

      Worldly leaders are very happy to spend our hard earned money for their pet projects without regard to the wishes of the people. They would be happy to sacrifice everyone else for their goals. We follow and serve a God who sacrificed everything including His life for each of us and gave us Eternal Life. What a difference.

      It has been a long time since we have seen leaders on the front lines, such as George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Dwight Eisenhower, George Patton, and Douglas MacArthur. I think the an argument can be made that POTUS 45 is one the front lines against those trying to destroy our nation. You may have others in mind to name of leaders on the front line.

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