[Column] Be Armed with the Power of Jesus Blood

Be Armed with the Power of Jesus Blood

Written By Rev.Dr. Joshua Hong

Senior Pastor of Full Gospel Church of Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.

 

Every morning I pray, “Cover me with blood of Christ from head to toe, anoint me with the Holy Spirit, and arm me with the Word of God.” We can develop our faith by depending on the blood of Christ. To develop the fourth dimensional faith, we must be equipped with the blood, oil, and Word, but above all with the blood.

Martin Luther once said, “Dissect the Bible and blood ooze from it.” The Bible is the book of blood. There is blood in many places in the Bible. When Adam and Eve sinned, God shed the blood of animals and covered Adam and Eve with animal hide. The priests in the Old Testament sprinkled blood on holy objects. The blood of Jesus has numerous powers.

Above all, it forgives our sin and grants us life. Hebrews 9:22 says, “And according to the law almost all things are purified with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no remission.” There is a church in Norway where a lamb is hung on the cross. There is a story behind it. When the church construction was in progress, one of the workers who was on the roof tripped and fell. Fortunately, he fell on a lamb that was passing by and survived. The lamb, however, died. The church hung the image of a lamb on the cross and named it the church of the door of the lamb. Our Lord is the lamb that shed its redemptive blood for us. We gain the new life through His blood.

The blood also has the power to heal. Isaiah 53:3 says, “But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.”  He shed His own blood to carry our physical illness. When I was in 5th grade, I contracted epilepsy and lived a painful life. While hanging with friends, I would go into seizures. Even when I brush my teeth, I would fall on the ground. Going through such an ordeal at a young age was very hard. My mother prayed for me and encouraged and comforted me saying, “ Our Lord will heal you of this disease.” And sometime later, my mother and I attended a Wednesday service at Full Gospel Church in Yoido, Korea where my mother saw a vision. In it, Jesus Christ emanated light and stood in a room. I knelt before Him. As He spread His arms, He walked towards me and laid His hands on my head saying, “I love you. I will heal you.” After seeing this vision, my mother declared, “Your disease has been cured. Lord said He’d heal you. Hallelujah.” I was completely healed after that. God I first encountered was the God of healing. The God of power who healed me of epilepsy wants to heal every one of us. We must have the fourth dimensional faith and always remember that we have been healed by His stripes and blood.

The blood of Christ also has the power to drive out evil spirits. Revelation 12:10 reads, “And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.” Pastor Yangbae Kim of Global Full Gospel Church achieved enormous church growth through the ministry of the blood. He acknowledged the blood, declared its power within church, and drove out evil spirits present in church members by the power of His blood. As the power of His blood manifested, people believed in the living God and worshipped Him.

The blood of Christ also turns a curse into a blessing. Some assistant pastor made a headline for praying 7 hours a day. The reason why he could do this is that he does it through the blood. When his son struggled academically in school, he prayed for his son’s wisdom through the blood of Christ. Continual prayers in the blood of Christ ultimately led his son to Seoul National University with electric engineer major. The assistant pastor and his wife were short, yet they prayed for their son’s growth. He now stands 6 feet. According to his testimony, he received many other blessings through the blood of Christ. When we pray with faith in the blood of Christ, the curse of the surrounding is made null, our problems solved, and heavenly blessings granted.

How do we arm ourselves with the blood of Christ? First, we must be cleansed in the blood. We need to wash away all the iniquities in the blood. Second, we must apply the blood onto ourselves. We must rub ourselves with His blood just as the high priests in the Old Testament rubbed blood of the sacrifice onto themselves. Third, we must drink the blood. When we drink water, we must pray. When drink any other beverage, we must pray. We must pray that God provide the blood for us. Fourth, we must cover ourselves with blood. It is of utmost importance to sprinkle and cover blood in our surroundings. By doing so, we acknowledge the power of the blood in every moment of our lives. The faith in the fourth dimension develops and grows when we maximize the power of the blood Christ shed for us with that blood.

3 Comments

  1. Good point . You are absolutely right.

  2. May Jesus fill you with His precious blood! A-men!

  3. Bradley Alexanders

    I usually don’t post in Blogs but your blog forced me to, amazing work.. beautiful …

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