HOW FAITH WORKS: Salvation and The Power Of The Blood Of Jesus
Christianity is the only “religion” that sends a guarantee, a proof of purchase for salvation. The Holy Spirit is our assurance. There is absolutely no other way of salvation outside of the blood of Jesus. By way of the blood of Jesus, a believer with the revelation of its power will never suffer defeat in this life. All of the promises for Christian triumphs and victories laid out in scripture come as a result of the blood of Jesus. If anyone gets this understanding of the power of the blood of Jesus, they will see why they will live forever and how nothing can overtake them. Christ in you is the only hope of glory.
Adam was created in the image of God with eternal life abiding in him. After the fall, by partaking of the forbidden fruit, he lost his image and died a spiritual death. Spiritual death is separation from God. Adam was no longer one with God. Adam and Eve bore children and in Genesis chapter five we read that Seth was created in the image of Adam, not God. The image of Adam is with a fallen nature (dead to God). Leviticus 17:11 states that the life of all flesh is in the blood. This is proven by our DNA tests today. We also determine who the parents are, or who was at the murder scene in criminal investigations, by the blood samples. In Psalm 51 David wrote, “I was shaped in iniquity and in sin did my mother conceive me’. In other words, he was born a sinner with the sinful nature.
Isaiah prophesied in chapter 7 that, “a virgin will conceive and bring forth a child and He shall be called Immanuel which implies “God with us.” Artificial insemination was taking place over 2,000 years ago when God, as it says in the gospel of Luke, overshadowed the virgin. God with His own sperm, supernaturally impregnated the virgin Mary. The male sperm is what produces the blood. The difference between Jesus and any other person who ever lived on planet earth is that Jesus has the life of God in Him, whereas all the rest of us had the life of Adam. Romans 5: 12, 14 says, “Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned….nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who had not sinned according to the likeness of the transgression of Adam.” Notice, death is still inevitable even if one practices the best of morals because it’s not his act of sin that will deny him eternal life, it is the life of Adam within an individual. The life of Adam is dead to God.
Jesus spoke to Nicodemus saying, “you must be born again.” Born again means you must have the life of Adam replaced with the life of Christ. The life of Christ is alive to and one with God. Jesus is God incarnate, yet because God used His own life in the fertilization of Mary’s egg, this makes Jesus the Son of God. When John the Baptist was baptizing at the river Jordan, the heavens opened up and a voice spoke from heaven saying, “This is My beloved Son in whom I am well pleased.” God never said that about Hari Krishna, Buddha, Muhammad, the Unitarians, Scientology, Sun Yong Moon or anybody who claims to be a way or the way of salvation. Jesus is the Lamb of God which means the sacrifice who is able and the only person qualified to take away the sin of the world. Every and any other sacrifice is tainted by the fall of Adam and is not perfect. God knew from the foundation of the world that he would have to come in human form and be a propitiation for the sin of mankind in order to redeem and reconcile us back to Him. He so loved the world……..
Some 2,000 years ago Jesus hung on a cross at Calvary. All of the sins of humanity were placed upon Him. He died and suffered the penalty for all of our sins. He was bruised for our iniquities and wounded for our transgressions. He went to hell for us, but He had prophesied saying, “tear this temple down and in three days I will raise it back up.” He was the perfect sacrifice because He passed the tests of temptations to sin and the life of God was flowing through His veins. The sin of murder, homosexuality, bestiality, child abuse, lying, gossiping, stealing etc. were all upon Him as He hung on that cross. The sicknesses of AIDS, sickle cell anemia, cancer, multiple sclerosis, asthma etc. were all upon Him. The consequences of poverty were all upon Him. But God can’t die, it was the life of God that was in Jesus’ blood that sustained Him through the torment. After withstanding this for three days, preaching to the spirits in prison, He rose again with all power in His hands having overcome sickness, death, hell and the grave. Revelation 12:11 says, “and we overcame him (the devil) by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony.”
When we place our faith in the sacrificial blood atonement of Jesus Christ, we live forever also. No weapon formed against us shall prosper because of the power of the blood of Jesus. Sickness has to go from our body because of the blood. When we receive Christ as our savior, His life comes in to replace the old life of Adam, resulting in everlasting life.
I am covered by the blood of Jesus. I loose the blood of Jesus to be a hedge of protection around the perimeter of my boundaries, my shelter, transportation, finances and my person. Because of the blood of Jesus I am forgiven of all my trespasses and healed of any sickness, germs, virus or diseases. Because of the blood of Jesus, I have been redeemed from the curse of the law and any family curses laced against my bloodline. I have total victory and I triumph over all things because of the blood of Jesus. Now Satan, the blood of Jesus is against you. It is written, I have overcome you by the blood of Jesus and I serve you notice that you have lost the battle in my life. God, I thank You now for this wonderfully, incredible rescue mission that you have performed by the giving of Your only begotten Son– that I would not perish but have everlasting life. I confess Jesus as Lord over my life. I believe in my heart that He is risen from the dead and according to Your word, I am saved. Thank You Jesus.
Pastor Anthony E. Blackman