Christians often sing about the power of the blood. Indeed, the anthem of the Pentecostal church is, "There is power, power, wonder-working power in the precious blood of the Lamb." But most believers seldom enter into the power of that blood, probably because we simply do not comprehend its great significance. For example, we constantly "plead the blood" as some kind of mystical formula of protection but few Christians can explain its great glory and benefits.
If I were to ask you what the power of the blood means, you might answer, "It means that all my sins are forgiven and I am free." Yet, beyond forgiveness, what does the blood of Jesus Christ mean to you? Can you explain to your family or to a coworker the worth and significance of the blood of Jesus?
Let me share with you the benefits that flow from the blood of Jesus.
- Jesus’ blood redeems us from sin and the power of darkness. “In whom we have redemption through his blood” (Ephesians 1:7). We are no longer under condemnation.
- Jesus’ blood has purchased the whole church of God. “Feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood” (Acts 20:28).
- Jesus’ blood breaks down all walls. “But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us” (Ephesians 2:13-14).
- Jesus’ blood sanctifies us. “The blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin” (1 John 1:7).
- Christ’s blood overcomes Satan. “And they overcame him [the devil] by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony” (Revelation 12:11).
- The blood gives us access to the Holy of Holies — to our heavenly Father. “Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus” (Hebrews 10:19).