THE BLOOD AND THE NAME OF JESUS

There is power in both the name and the blood of Jesus.Some people have wondered and asked questions about these two aspects of Jesus. Both are part and parcel of Jesus Christ. You cannot separate the power in the blood of Jesus from the power in his name! I watched the film ‘The Passion of the Christ’ again just after Easter. Mel Gibson and the rest of the cast did a great job on the film. I do believe that half of the suffering of Christ was not told in that film! Jesus was tied to the whipping post and beaten, reducing his body almost to a pulp, before walking all the way to Calvary Hill, where he was crucified. Those Jewish religious leaders and the crack Roman soldiers were fierce and cruel! Prophet Isaiah said these about Jesus, hundreds of years before he was born: ” Surely He has borne our griefs(sicknesses, weaknesses and diseases) and carried our sorrows and pains (of punishment), yet we (ignorantly) considered Him stricken, smitten, and afflicted by God (as if with leprosy) Isaiah 53.4 Amplified Bible. It was Blood, blood, blood all the way, as Jesus willingly allowed his own blood to be shed in order to pay the price for our sins.For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord(Romans 6.23). The life of any person is in his blood. By the shedding of the blood of Jesus, his life was poured out unto death to serve as a ransom(he stood in our places) in due punishment for our sin and at the same time serve as a sacrifice to make peace between us and the Holy, Almighty God, whom we all have offended. The good news is that Jesus died for our sins, he was buried and on the third day, he rose up from the grave and took over the keys of death and Hades from the devil, setting free all dead, but faithful, God-fearing people who came before his first coming and every other person ever to be born in human history. All that Isaiah said were fulfilled.As a result of being at peace with God, mankind individually (by faith in the shed blood of Jesus, and by faith in calling upon the name of Jesus, who died and rose again) can be saved from sin, sickness, diseases of the body, mind and spirit. There is power in the blood and in the name of Jesus! We have redemption in Jesus through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins (Colossians1.14).Jesus made peace through the blood of his cross. On February 20, 2011, we posted an article on ‘The blood of Jesus:The Greatest and Only Panacea’ Because of the blood of Jesus, our past failures are forgiven, our present walk and fellowship with God as his children are enhanced and our future status and victory are assured. We have been rescued from the powers of the devil and set free to serve the Living God.(1John1.6-7; Romans5.6-11; Ephesians 1:3-12).We lay claim to this blessing, privilege and status by faith in the powerful blood of Jesus, shed on the cross and faith in his powerful name! When Jesus arose from the grave, he took his own blood to his Father God in Heaven, where the blood was permanently placed. There the blood of Jesus speaks by pleading for mercy for anyone who has faith in the shed blood of Jesus and anyone who calls upon the name of Jesus in prayers asking for the salvation of his soul, the healing of his body, or for any problem confronting him/ her! There is power in the blood and the name of Jesus! There is life in looking up by faith to the blood shed on the cross of Jesus Christ! There is life now for you! There is deliverance from your sins and bad habits. There is no sin that cannot be washed in the blood of Jesus. The blood of Jesus is greater than all detergents! The blood of Jesus is greater than all vaccines! Jesus Christ obeyed his Father totally, even to the point of death for the sin which he did not commit! As a result of this great obedience by Jesus, GOD ALMIGHTY decided to honour Jesus by giving to him the greatest name in Heaven,on Earth, and under the Earth (Underworld). That at the name of Jesus, every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things on earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus is Lord, to the glory of God the Father (Philippians 2.10-11). By the inspiration of the Holy Ghost, the writer of Hebrews stated: It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:(Hebrews 10.23-24) Christ entered into the real heaven, not with the blood of animals(as the priests of the Old Testament did), but with his own blood. The blood of Jesus Christ was used to sprinkle heaven at the real mercy-seat. There forever, the blood of Jesus Christ speaks, pleading for mercy for you and for me when we call upon his name and when we exercise faith in his shed blood! The writer of Hebrews states: And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel (Hebrews 12.24). Because of the blood of Jesus shed, greatness was conferred upon his name! That is to say, by his achievement, greatness came upon the name of Jesus Christ. Because of the total obedience and humility of Jesus, he was highly exalted and given a name greater than all other names!(Philippians 2.5-11) That is to say greatness was conferred upon Jesus Christ. Because as the Word of God, from the bosom of the Father as Creator with his Father, Jesus Christ already had a great name before he was born as a baby in the manger! That is to say, Jesus Christ was born great!Jesus Christ was born great.He achieved greatness.He also had greatness conferred upon him! The Overwhelming Authority(SPIRITUAL POWER);Unlimited Ability (DYNAMIC,KINETIC and INTELLECTUAL POWER);Creative,Restorative and Corrective Ability (MIRACULOUS POWER),are all invested into the name of JESUS CHRIST!What Jesus said before his crucifixion is as valid today as it was when he first said it: “Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full”(John 16.24).There is power in the name of Jesus Christ! Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved (Romans 10.13). Amen.

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  1. Posted by Folasade Ogunbekun on June 6, 2011 at 12:53 am

    Thank God for the blood of Jesus that He shed over 2000 years ago that is still potent and working wonders .The name JESUS is higher and greater than all names .It is not an ordinary name it is a name that is full of power and of grace .I had causes to use both the blood and the name it worked wonders .

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    • Praises be to the LORD, who keeps on doing great things in our lives. The Blood of Jesus shall never lose its power. The name of Jesus is a refuge. Thank you for your encouraging comment and testimony. Please, keep on visiting. God bless you.

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