The Blood Of The Covenant
You’ve probably heard someone say, “I plead the blood.” What they are talking about is the blood of the covenant. However, the way you plead the blood of the covenant is not simply by saying some magical words. You plead the blood of the covenant by being under the terms of the covenant—by making Jesus Christ Lord of your life and ruler of your world.
In the Old Testament times, the Israelites couldn’t just say,“I plead the blood.”No, they had to put the blood on the doorposts in order to plead it. It involved more than merely saying it. They had to align themselves within the protective confines of the walls that were connected to the blood-stained doors. Likewise, today, there must be covenantal alignment under the lordship and rulership of Jesus Christ in order to experience His kingdom power, authority, provision, and covering.
We read about this New Covenant in the book of Hebrews where it says,“And to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood, which speaks better than the blood of Abel” (Hebrews 12:24). Jesus Christ is the Lord of the new covenant, the unique one-of-a-kind mediator between heaven and earth (1 Timothy 2:5).
Reflection: Why was the blood applied to doorposts in the Passover (>Exodus 12:21– 27)? Why do we need Christ’s blood applied to us? Take time to think about Christ’s sacrificial death for you, and thank Him.
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