Two Fridays ago the watchman had the rare honor of being chauffeured by someone else. They were on their way to a midnight worship/prayer meeting. as the car turned round a corner, he saw for the first time of his life where the windscreen had been, it was now covered with blood. The color was bright red. But the vision did not arouse fear in him. He knew that was the Lord’s answer to his prayer: to see vision with open eyes, and to have the covering of the blood (lots of it) of Jesus so he could blow the ram horn later.
Subsequent to that vision, the watchman heard from a veteran intercessor, “you need the blood of the Lamb of God to come into God’s presence. What makes you think you are exempted? You need to read how the blood was applied, daily, day and night in order to minister to God.” Indeed, as he reads both the Old and New Testaments, he realizes that there is no exemption for any believer at any time.
Every believer needs the constant washing of his sinful nature as long as he wants to draw near to the Lord. Many want the Holy Spirit to manifest His power and gifts in their lives, but do not realize that the Holy Spirit is God, the Holy God Himself.
Thus, by proclaiming the cover of the blood of Jesus, a believer is covered and can experience what the Holy Spirit is giving through His holy Presence, including the anointing that destroys the yoke of sin.
Without the blood of Jesus – the breastplate of Righteousness, where would one be? Utterly defeated and lost.
- Daily declare the covering of Jesus blood on you and your family.
- Daily take Holy Communion.
- As and when needed proclaim the covering of the blood of Jesus so there will no hindrance to the Presence of the Holy Spirit.
- Daily put on the whole armor of God (Ephesians 6) (An intercessor recently saw an enemy swinging a huge knife against another intercessor, but as the intercessor who was oblivious of the spiritual attack declared putting on the armor of God, a golden shield come down from heaven and blocked off the enemy!)
HERE ARE VERSES THAT CONFIRM THE ABOVE MESSAGE. Old Testament Verses: The High Priest, Priests, and People need the blood covering before God
Exodus 24:8 And Moses took the blood, sprinkled it on the people, and said, “This is the blood of the covenant which the LORD has made with you according to all these words.” Exodus 30:10 And Aaron shall make atonement upon its horns once a year with the blood of the sin offering of atonement; once a year he shall make atonement upon it throughout your generations. It is most holy to the LORD.” Leviticus 8:30 Then Moses took some of the anointing oil and some of the blood which was on the altar, and sprinkled it on Aaron, on his garments, on his sons, and on the garments of his sons with him; and he consecrated Aaron, his garments, his sons, and the garments of his sons with him. Leviticus 16:3 “Thus Aaron shall come into the Holy Place: with the blood of a young bull as a sin offering, and of a ram as a burnt offering.
New Testament Verses: Lord Jesus Himself declared to the disciples (and other all believers) the importance of the blood of the new covenant. Only Jesus’ blood washes away our sins.
Matthew 26:28 For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. Luke 22:20 Likewise He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is shed for you. John 6:53-56 Then Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you. Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. For My flesh is food indeed, and My blood is drink indeed. He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him.
(Note the verse: “he who drinks My blood abides in Me, nd I in him.” )
Romans 3:25 whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed, Romans 5:9 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. 1 Corinthians 10:16 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? 1 Corinthians 11:25 In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.” 1 Corinthians 11:27 [ Examine Yourself ] Therefore whoever eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.
(Note the above benefits of the Holy Communion!)
Ephesians 1:7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace Ephesians 2:11 [ Brought Near by His Blood ] Therefore remember that you, once Gentiles in the flesh—who are called Uncircumcision by what is called the Circumcision made in the flesh by hands— Ephesians 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. Colossians 1:20 and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.
(His blood redeemed, had our sins forgiven, brought us near to the holy God, and reconciled all things to Himself!)
Hebrews 10:4 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats could take away sins. Hebrews 10:19 [ Hold Fast Your Confession ] Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, 1 Peter 1:2 elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace be multiplied.1 Peter 1:19 but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. 1 John 1:7 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. Revelation 1:5 and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, Revelation 5:9 And they sang a new song, saying: “ You are worthy to take the scroll, And to open its seals; For You were slain, And have redeemed us to God by Your blood Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, Revelation 7:14 And I said to him, “Sir, you know.” So he said to me, “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Revelation 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death. Revelation 19:13 He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God.
Christ has given a better sacrifice as below:
Hebrews 9: 7 But into the second part the high priest went alone once a year, not without blood, which he offered for himself and for the people’s sins committed in ignorance; 11 But Christ came as High Priest of the good things to come, 12 Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption. 14 how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? 22 And according to the law almost all things are purified with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no remission. 26 …but now, once at the end of the ages, He (Christ) has appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself. 27 And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment, 28 so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.