There was a question that popped up in an earlier post that I had written called The Curse is Broken and would like to open the floor for discussion.
The question came from fellow blogger and friend Margaret from Worshipandswag who had a friend (or was it a pastor??) who once said “You can’t cast out demons or loose bondage with the Blood of Jesus because that’s not what its meant for.”
Another said, “The Blood of Jesus does everything because without the shedding of blood there is no redemption/salvation/deliverance.”
I had responded to her question in that post but would like to know other people’s opinion on the matter. I would like to recommend a book that talks about The Power of the Blood of Jesus by Mary K Baxter that does an extensive run down on its purpose and power in our lives as Christians.
I personally do not think one should minimize the redemptive power of the blood of Jesus in our lives; however, it could be that in different Christian circles there is debate on how it is applied in our lives and to what circumstances we place emphasis on the blood of Jesus working in and through our lives. I firmly believe that the Blood is necessary in all aspects of our lives especially in the healing and deliverance ministry. I cannot understand why one would minimize its power unless they truly do not understand the purpose of the blood of Jesus. That’s why it is important to read and find clarity for things we do not understand and hence this book recommendation is a pretty good place to start if you want some foundational understanding about the Power of the blood of Jesus.
I know from what I have experienced personally in my own life, the blood of Jesus is living and powerful and shouldn’t be antiquated to be of no use in the deliverance ministry. However, it is possible to misunderstand its purpose when we misunderstand or misread the Bible concerning its redemptive power. The topic is pretty broad and extensive that I can’t really go into much depth with it here so instead, I would also like to recommend yet another book also by Mary K. Baxter called The Divine Revelation of Deliverance as a follow up to the previous book I mentioned called The Power of the Blood. She has so many books I can recommend, but for the purpose of this topic, I suggest these two to start.
Do people have any thoughts regarding the purpose and the power behind the Blood of Jesus? I would so like to know what others have to say.
Food for thought.
I have a song here to minister to you today by Shekinah Glory called Jesus.
God Bless you today Everybody!
Scriptures to Meditate
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.
But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel.
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.
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,
16 “This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them,”[a] 17 then He adds, “Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.”[b] 18 Now where there is remission of these, there is no longer an offering for sin.
Hold Fast Your Confession
19 Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, 21 and having a High Priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, 25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.