There was a song that was sung in my church when I was growing up. The lyrics were “The blood that Jesus shed for me, way back on Calvary, the blood that gives me strength from day to day; it will never lose its power.” As an adult, I now know just how powerful the blood is that Jesus shed.
Jesus laid down His divine nature to come to earth in human form. He knew his purpose when He came. He lived, taught, loved, forgave, and willfully gave his life as an atonement for the sin of man. There was a price that had to be paid, and just anything would not suffice. The blameless perfect life that Christ lived is what was needed. Webster defines the word crucify as to put to death by nailing or binding the wrists or hands and feet to a cross. Jesus was nailed to the cross. As He laid there and they began to drive the nails in his hand and feet, He bled. It is unimaginable what this experience looked like, yet He willingly did this for you and me.
The blood that was being shed during this process had an even greater meaning than the people realized. Every drop of blood that Jesus shed served the purpose of covering every situation that we will ever face. The blood that Jesus shed is sacred and not to be taken lightly. Another song that comes to my mind is, “There is power, power, wonder-working power, In the precious blood, of the Lamb.” What happens when we plead the blood of Jesus? Revelations 12:11 said, “They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.” We are victorious because of the shed blood of Jesus. We, as believers, overcome by the blood of the lamb. Whatever situation you may be facing, the blood that Jesus shed has already given you victory over that situation and any other situation that may arise.
Jesus laying down His life not only tore down the barrier between God and his people, but it also gave us victory over anything that would try to separate us from Him again. When you plead the blood of Jesus, you are utilizing your authority as a believer. In essence, you are drawing a line in the sand, letting the enemy know that he cannot have what is yours. As a believer and follower of Christ, when you pray and ask God to cover your home, children, or community in the blood of Jesus, you are asking for a barrier of protection to keep what you named. Due to the belief and faith that you have in the finished work Jesus did on the cross, you can ask for this. The blood paid the price for everything. It is because of this you can boldly plead the blood.
In Exodus 12, God gave Moses and Aaron specific instructions to give the Israelites what to do during the Passover. One of the instructions God gave was for the household to take a one-year-old lamb without any defects and raise it until the fourteenth day of the month. The Israelites were instructed to kill the lamb at twilight and put the blood over the top of the doors and doorframe’s sides. God told them to do this because that night, He would pass through Egypt and strike down every firstborn of both people and animals. By having the blood over the doorpost, it protected the household from death.
It took a perfect lamb’s blood to save a household the night of the Passover. It took Jesus’ blood, the only perfect person to walk this earth, to save humanity. The lamb’s blood served as a household’s protection from death. The blood of Jesus serves as protection from everything that is not of God. The lamb’s blood kept people alive, and the next day they were free from slavery. The blood of Jesus has the power to deliver and set us free from anything that may have us in bondage. God has given us the authority to speak to and come against any situation that may arise. Use your weapon and operate in your authority.