As I prepare to write tonight I am reminded of how blessed that I am how wonderful He has been to me and I can only rejoice and be thankful because of His mercy that endures forever.
I have been sustained by His grace, I have been lifted up by His love, transformed by His power and He has given me the ability to know him, to know His statutes, His precepts and has allowed me to seek His face and to preach the unsearchable riches of Jesus Christ His Son.
I stand in awe of Him and thank Him for the opportunity to bring forth revelation concerning His word.
I wonder how many of Gods children really have understanding concerning the blood of Jesus because the word of God holds no power for the believer who has no understanding concerning the blood of the Son of God
For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people,
Saying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you.
In the Old Testament whenever the word of God was to be read the man of God would sprinkle the book and the people with the blood taken from the sacrifice.
So that the children of God would have understanding concerning the word that was being brought to them and also for the sealing and the ratifying of the covenant that existed between them and Almighty God.
In the many years that I have been preaching one of the things that I hear most from people is that they do not understand the word of God and that they do not feel the power of the word in their lives
And if that is true in your life then what you need is teaching and instruction which will bring revelation concerning the blood of Jesus,
You need to be sprinkled with His blood and you need the book that you are reading to be sprinkled with that blood so that you can experience the word of God literally being opened up to you.
I am speaking symbolically now and not literally.
So in the Old Testament the priest took blood from calves and goats and sprinkled the book and the people so that they would have understanding and be sealed in the covenant that existed between them and God.
Since we no longer are under the covenant of the Old Testament but under the covenant of grace what is it that we must do.
We are to come to the knowledge of the blood of Christ so that the word of God becomes powerful and alive in our lives.
That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;
The bible is a book about blood, from the first book Genesis to the last book Revelation the emphasis is about blood.
And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground.
And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
You can go anywhere in the word of God and you are going to be confronted with this issue blood.
Because life is in the blood
For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.
For it is the life of all flesh; the blood of it is for the life thereof: therefore I said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall eat the blood of no manner of flesh: for the life of all flesh is the blood thereof: whosoever eateth it shall be cut off.
Just as light is the only thing that can conquer or overcome darkness so life is the only thing that can conquer or overcome death,
When God created Adam He formed him out of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life or the spirit of life and man became a living soul.
And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
When the Lord formed Adam out of the dust of the ground Adam already had blood and as he lay there on the ground created by God in the image of God everything was already in tact.
The only thing missing was life
Life did not begin to flow in Adam until God breathed into him His own life
The chemical substance that we call blood is the agent that carries life within our bodies.
For the life of the flesh is in the blood: Lev 17:11
For it is the life of all flesh; the blood of it is for the life thereof: Lev 17:14
If a person loses his blood he loses his life, no blood means no life because it is the blood that carries the life.
Life is a spiritual substance but it must have a physical carrier blood carries the life of God for He is life.
WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT THE BLOOD OF JESUS
Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
What does Emmanuel mean?
It means God with us
So the scripture is literally telling us that Mary who is a virgin is going to conceive and bring forth a son who is the Son of God
This is not a normal conception.
So what is a normal conception?
Allow me to teach you.
When a man and a woman come together as one the man releases a reproductive seed called spermatozoon and the woman releases a reproductive seed called a ovum, neither one of these seeds have blood but they do have blood cells and when the male seed and the woman seed come together in the fallopian tube conception takes place and life begins.
The blood cells in this new creation are from both the father and the mother and the blood type of this new creation is determined the moment of conception and the moment this blood type is determined the placenta in the woman then protects this new creation from any flow of blood from the mother into the fetus.
This is a normal conception and new life that is born.
But the conception of Jesus was not normal; He had a virgin for a Mother and God for His Father and the importance of the virgin birth is the issue concerning the blood.
The Word of God is very clear concerning the conception that took place inside of Mary who was a virgin.
The agent involved in the conception of the Son of God would not be Joseph who was called to be her husband, but the agent would be the Holy Ghost
And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
Listen and learn,
God took his already existent Son, a Son that already existed and had forever existed and He planted Him in the womb of this virgin woman without the spermatozoon of a male counterpart and joined this holy thing as the word of God proclaims to the ovum of this virgin woman which had no blood.
The blood type of the Son of God was a separate and precious type as His blood did not possess any of the sin and fall of the first Adam,
Mary supplied none of her blood cells to this creation because of the lack of the male spermatozoon; all of the child’s blood came from His Father in heaven through a supernatural creative act of Almighty God,
As He was the spotless Lamb of God, as He was the Pascal Lamb who would be without the stain of sin in His life.
Now follow me,
The first Adam was created without sin and the life of God was in him and when Adam allowed sin to come into his life then his sin was passed on to every human being who would be born after him.
And how is that sin passed on, through his blood and no one would be able to escape it.
Listen to David in
Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.
This is what is so marvelous about redemption; Christ came to redeem fallen man, to purchase his freedom and to restore him to his original state,
As the first Adam brought about the fallen state of God’s
Creation so the last Adam would bring restoration and life out of the death of the first Adam.
Through His blood and how are we redeemed through His blood?
1 Cor 15:45
And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
The first Adam became a living soul, a living personality and the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
What is a quickening spirit?
A quickening spirit restores the dead to life.
There is life in the blood of Jesus and when it is properly applied His blood will conquer and overcome the death that works in you and I through sin.
And if that was the end to the story it would be wonderful and marvelous in our sight but there is more to the wonderment of the blood of Jesus
Have you ever considered the authority that was given to the first Adam?
For it is in the understanding of that authority that you begin to comprehend the work that Christ did on the cross to restore fallen man to his rightful place with the Father in heaven.
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing
Adam was created in the image and in the likeness of Almighty God and he was created without sin.
It was intended for the first Adam to have authority and to rule over all other things that God had created and God told him to have dominion and to subdue the earth.
Man was to rule under God, man was designed to be the physical carrier for the spirit of God upon the earth,
Adam was created with a free will and the reason that Adam was created with a free will was because God wanted his willing submission,
God wanted him to have a choice to love Him, to serve Him, to desire Him and to want Him, therefore God created him with the ability to choose.
The word of God tells us that Adam was to use all the vast resources of the earth in his service to God and to man in other words when God told Adam to have dominion over all the earth and to subdue it,
He was telling him to use all the resources that He had given him to serve Him and his fellow man.
He was never to use the resources of the earth to fulfill his own selfish need, the resources of the earth we’re to be used for the service unto the Lord,
He was to be led, guided, and controlled by the spirit of God for the service to God and for God.
And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
If Adam would give God his best which was his free will then
God would give Adam his best even to the best of walking with him in the cool of the day.
God had entered into a covenant relationship with the man that He had created and in a covenant relationship both partners give the best that they have.
But Adam made a terrible mistake and the authority that he had been given by God was relinquished to Satan when he disobeyed the commandment of God
Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.When
Adam disobeyed God he became a captive of Satan and he became a slave to Satan, when Adam chose to listen to Satan instead of listening to the one who had created him Adam surrendered the authority to Satan that God had given to him to rule the earth.
Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
Look at Luke 4:5-6
And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.
The devil is now speaking to the second Adam and he says,
All dominion and authority over the earth has been turned over, delivered unto me and it now belongs to me.
2 Cor 4:4
In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
Now follow me,
And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.
And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?
And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?
And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.
And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:
And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
Before Adam sinned he was clothed with the glory of God and as soon as Adam and Eve sinned they realized that they we’re naked, they had lost their covering, the glory of God
As long as they obeyed God they we’re protected from the devil and what he wanted to do to them.
Do you remember Peter and the warning that the Lord gave him concerning what Satan wanted to do to him
And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:
As long as Peter obeyed the Lord Satan could not do anything but when Peter denied the Lord Satan sifted him
Now listen to the words of God concerning the beginning of the restoration of fallen man,
it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
Satan did not understand what God was saying when He uttered these words
It shall bruise thy head and thou shalt bruise His heel
To bruise the head means to bruise authority.
The woman’s offspring, the Lord Jesus Christ will bruise the authority of Satan and He will take away the authority that was given to Satan by the first Adam and Satan will bruise his heel which means he will afflict his body on the cross and he will also afflict mankind.
When Jesus died on the cross he took away Satan’s authority which the first Adam had given to him and returned it to every person who believes on the Lord Jesus Christ and is found in Him.
Here is revelation
We need to understand that not only did Jesus die for us but He redeemed us which means he gave us back our authority that we lost through the first Adam.
THE WONDER OF HIS BLOOD