When man fell into sin, he required sacrifices of blood to make him holy again, acceptable in God’s sight. In the days of the Old Testament, there were different kinds of punishment and offerings to be meted out and made, depending on the circumstance and the sin. For some, it was to be a day old male goat, a lamb without blemish, etc, etc. Our sin was forever a barrier between us and our Father. We were doomed. But God, in our stead, made a sacrifice that will never be outdated. This so that we can be holy and have access to relate with Him directly. Instead of us receiving punishment or making sacrifices for our sins, Jesus did that. He took the punishment for all our sins, and He gave his life as sacrifice. So that in this dispensation, the blood that was shed at Calvary is atonement once and for all (Hebrews 10:10). That’s it. No other sacrifice needs to be made, ever. Even if, in the future, you invent a sin and then proceed to commit it, the atonement that was made thousands of years ago covers it.
Someone once asked me, “what’s the difference between telling a lie and murder?” I said that I don’t think there is much difference in God’s sight, and when it comes to making propitiation. Sin is sin; whether you miss the goal post by an inch, or a mile, the point is that you missed it. And Christ’s blood is the propitiation for all sin.
Many of us plead the blood of Jesus without understanding what we’re actually doing, or the power in the blood. Here’s an illustration to explain what a plea is. Imagine a courtroom where an accused person stands. All the charges are read against him, and he is asked, “What do you plead, guilty or not guilty?” In the courtroom of heaven, God is the judge, and whenever the enemy accuses you, your plea is neither ‘guilty’ nor ‘not guilty’. You plead the blood of Jesus. It covers ALL your wrong, washes it away and gives you a brand new start.
In remembrance of that sacrifice, Jesus enjoins us to partake in the Holy Communion (1Corinthians 11:24). There is life in the blood, so when we partake of the blood of Jesus, we take the life of God inside of us. When we have the life of God in us, the essence of God is in us. Darkness cannot stand in the presence of God, so the life of God in us dispels darkness and remnants of bondage such as sickness and disease. The blood of Jesus is the seal of the new covenant we have with God. It overrides and makes void all other covenants that were made with or without blood.
Join us for our Effectual Fervent Prayer service with Holy Communion today at 6:30 pm. Venu is the Incubator, 7/8 Abiodun Yesufu Way, City of David Church Road, Victoria Island, Lagos.
We’ll be expecting you.