In this lesson we will study a new Key of Heaven: The Blood of Jesus.
Dear Saints of Prayer,
To those who are called, sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ: Mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you. Jude 1 & 2
Whatever you’re called of God to do must be fulfilled for time is short.
We began our study on Matthew 16:13-20 which has led us to focus on vs. 19:
“And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven."
The Keys of Heaven previously discussed:
- The Word of God
- The Name of Jesus
- The Holy Spirit
Next Key of Heaven: The Blood of Jesus
“Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus,
by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh,
and having a High Priest over the house of God,
“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.” Hebrews 10:19-22
We have boldness to enter the Holiest of Holies because Jesus, the Lamb of God, slain from the foundation of the world, became the sacrifice and fulfilled God’s will.
Nothing throughout eternity is more significant than what our Savior did. Nothing!
Old Testament: The Passover
The Passover is God’s righteous judgment and justice against “all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast, and against all the gods of Egypt…I will execute judgment: I am the Lord.”
In Exodus Chapter 12 the Lord gives Moses the instructions for the Passover.
- Your lamb shall be without blemish, perfect or sound, a male of the first year.
- You shall kill it at twilight and take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts of the houses where you eat it.
- Then they shall eat the flesh that night, roasted in fire, with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.
Now the blood was a sign, both physically and spiritually. Where the blood was, God’s judgment of death would not enter in to destroy.
"For the LORD will pass through to strike the Egyptians; and when He sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, the LORD will pass over the door and not allow the destroyer to come into your houses to strike you.
"And it shall be, when your children say to you, 'What do you mean by this service?'
that you shall say, 'It is the Passover sacrifice of the LORD, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt when He struck the Egyptians and delivered our households.'”
We can see that following the instructions of the Lord through His servant Moses brought protection from death to God’s people.
All mankind is not the same.
Who was God dealing with? He was dealing with the people of Egypt and all the people of Israel.
Redemption and freedom had come as an answer to the cries of God’s people. It was also according to God’s timing. Read Exodus 3:7-9. The Israelites would now be taken out, separated from the nation of Egypt, to become their own nation and to receive the land of Canaan. On the other hand, the Day of Judgment had come for Egypt who served and worshiped false gods. God Himself would deal with their sins.
The Day of Judgment had come—death to Egypt; but freedom of life for Israel.
Fast Forward About 1300 Years: The Deliverer of All Nations is Born!
The angel of the Lord said, “You shall call His name Jesus, (Savior), for He will save His people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21
New Testament: The Passover Lamb
Jesus came to fulfill the Law. “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.” Matthew 5:17
“For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us.” 1 Corinthians 5:7
"I am the bread of life. Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and are dead.
This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that one may eat of it and not die.
“I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world. The Jews therefore quarreled among themselves, saying, ‘How can this Man give us His flesh to eat?’" 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.
"Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. For My flesh is food indeed, and My blood is drink indeed.
"He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him.
As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who feeds on Me will live because of Me.” John 6:48-57
Things of the Spirit
We are so used to the natural world system we live in. The five-sense realm dominates most people: Smell; Touch; Taste; Sight; Hear. But for Believers, and in total contrast, things of the Spirit must dominate the natural realm.
God is a Spirit; those who worship Him must worship in the Spirit. You are a spirit.
We are instructed to live in the Spirit so that we will not fulfill the dictates of the flesh. Also, “The just shall live by faith.” The things of the Spirit realm are far more real and powerful than the natural realm. After all, you obtained eternal life by grace through faith in a Person you cannot see or touch. You believed that Jesus took your place and received the death sentence for your sins. Eternal life did not take place in you because of the five-sense realm of the flesh.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us…See John 1:1 & 14.
All of the many ways we choose to study, to hear, and to receive and “eat” of God’s Word produce strength, spiritual food, to the New Creation Man. When your spirit and the Word are dominating your being, your mind, will and emotions will prosper and permeate the body with life and health. 3 John 2
Proverbs 4:20-27 are instructions to the advanced life.
It boldly declares the word is “health to all their flesh.” How? You certainly can’t see that taking place. Remember the “systemic illustration” the Lord gave to us a few lessons ago? Gardeners sometimes place a systemic fertilizer at the root of a plant to be absorbed into its system to promote health and protection.
Turning God’s word into flesh has to be a priority for the End-Days Church because we have a glorious assignment now and ahead. And God wants us healthy and prospering.
“For My flesh is food indeed, and My blood is drink indeed. He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him.”
That sounds like John 15:7. “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.” It’s systemic and it produces faith! And faith is the victory that overcomes the world…the natural realm.
The Origin of Sin
Why do we have to have a sacrifice? Why does blood need to be shed for sin?
“And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, ‘Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die." Genesis 2:16-17
Disobedience to God’s will is sin which results in death.
But God’s abounding love calls out for mercy for us. What does the sacrificial death of an animal do?
“For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul.”
Hebrews 9 —“For the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies for the purifying of the flesh…”
“And according to the law almost all things are purified with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no remission.”
The sacrifice is the substitute for God’s righteous judgment.
Beloved, there is right and there is wrong. Doing wrong has consequences.
Jesus came to pay a debt He didn’t owe because we owed a debt we couldn’t pay!
“But Christ came as High Priest of the good things to come, with the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this creation.
“Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption.” Hebrews 9:11-12
Communion—Christ, our Passover
“The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?” 1 Corinthians 10:16
“And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, ‘Take, eat; this is My body.’ ”Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, ‘Drink from it, all of you.
“For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.” Matthew 26:26-28
Jesus, the Mediator of the New Covenant and His precious blood forever speaks on our behalf: “Not guilty! The penalty of sin has been eternally paid for man’s complete redemption! Come boldly into Father’s presence behind the veil without shame or guilt. Enjoy the fellowship and grace of oneness with God, for He fervently desires you.”
Faith in the Blood—This Changes Everything!
We exercise our authority to bind and to loose through the blood sacrifice of Jesus. We can enforce our protection by speaking, “I apply the blood of Jesus upon…” — anything that pertains to your life.
"And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.” Revelation 12:11
Your Identity with Divinity—Christ in You the Hope of Glory!
Don’t ever allow the devil to accuse you of past sins, failures or mistakes. Remind him of his eternal transgression and speak who Christ has made you to be through His blood: a new creation with eternal life, a joint heir of God. The righteous are as bold as a lion!
Old things have passed away. They do not exist because of the Lamb’s blood. Behold, all things have become new. We no longer regard ourselves or others according to the flesh for now we are Ambassadors for Christ! This is the place where we live our daily lives from.
In the Spirit there is no condemnation, for the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made us free from the law of sin and death. Christ has redeemed us from the curse, having become a curse for us, so that the blessing of Abraham would come upon us through faith. We are permanently delivered from the power of darkness because we have been transferred into the Kingdom of the Son.
Your foundation and power to overcome is located through His blood!
I do hope you practice taking Communion often. When the Israelites left Egypt there was not a feeble one among 2-3 million people! Psalm 105:37.
Assignment: Read and speak the “Who I Am Scriptures.” At the end of each verse say: “because of His blood.” It’s powerful, Saints!
Pray for Your State
Praise God, it’s a new day! God is with us just like He was when He separated and delivered the children of Israel from Egypt.
Speak the blood especially on The Lost. Loose the angels of God upon them.
Pray in the Holy Spirit for:
The Church—The Lost—Elected Leaders