Tuesday January 20, 2015
THE WORD & THE BLOOD
Memorise: And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. Revelation 12: 11
Read: Hebrews 12:22-25
22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,
23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,
24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.
25 See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven: (KJV)
Bible in one year: Isaiah 58-60, Acts 11:19-12:5
There are two irresistible weapons available to the children of God in spiritual warfare. These are the Word [of God] and the Blood [of Jesus Christ]. The Word is so powerful that the entire universe was made by Him (John 1:1-3). This is why the Word can put any abnormality in your life under control, just as He did in Genesis 1. Death is the greatest problem that confronts mankind. The Bible in 1 Corinthians 15:56a reveals that the power of death lies in sin:
“The sting of death is sin;”
But praise God, the Blood of Jesus took care of sin once and for all. Revelation 1:5b says that:
“Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood”
Once the matter of sin is dealt with by the sinless Blood of Jesus Christ, the evil sting of death is rendered powerless.
As such, when a child of God is armed with the Word and with the Blood, victory is fully decided. The question then is: why are some children of God still living defeated lives? The problem is, for these two weapons of spiritual warfare to be effective for any child of God, certain conditions must be fulfilled. One of such conditions is that they must be ready to honour God’s Word, no matter the cost. At times, when some children of God are caught in heinous sins that shouId not even be heard of among moralists, they chorus, “It is the devil’s work.” It’s as if John 10:10 has been erased from their Bibles. Because such Christians do not honour God’s Word by keeping it, the Word can’t work for them.
When a so-called child of God continues to kiss women other than his wife and blatantly disregard God’s Word in 1 Thessalonians 5:22 that says,
“Abstain from all appearance of evil”
the Word will not be effective for him in fighting against the likes of Delilah. Or is it the Blood of Jesus Christ, who some nail to the cross times without number as they rise and fall, that would avail for them? Notice that the Bible in the concluding part of Revelation 12:11 says that:
“…and they loved not their lives unto the death”
For the Blood of Jesus to work for you, you are expected to resist sin to the point of, if necessary, shedding your own blood (Hebrews 12:4). I pray that the Word and the Blood will work for you at all times in Jesus’ Name.
Action Point: Determine to put the Word of God into proper application in your daily life, and plead the Blood of Jesus Christ against all negative situations of life for a pleasant turn around.