In addition to being redeemed from sin, the Blood also sets us free from the curse of the law so that the blessing of Abraham might come upon us in Christ (Galatians 3:13).
What is the curse?
The curse is death, sin, sickness, disease, poverty, lack, depression – anything bad you can think of. Adam’s treason gave Satan authority over the life of man, but because of the power of the blood of Jesus, the moment you made Jesus Christ the Lord of your life, you were redeemed from the curse and Satan was put out of business.
Fellowship with God through the Blood of Jesus
“Having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus.” – Hebrews 10:19 (NKJV) When you think of fellowship, you likely think of time spent over coffee at a Bible study, or time spent enjoying the company of friends. Fellowship is closeness – a friendship. That’s what we have with God, but it was bought with a price. Before Adam fell in the Garden of Eden, he had enjoyed friendship and fellowship with God. After Adam’s Fall, sin separated us from this precious fellowship and could only be restored through the blood of Jesus. When you receive Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, you declare that you want to receive His fellowship and friendship, and the door is opened for you to enjoy it! Because of the power of the Blood of Jesus, you can come boldly into the presence of God. The blood of Jesus builds a mighty wall between sin and believers who have been made the righteousness of God through Jesus (2 Corinthians 5:21). Another word for fellowship is communion. One way we recognise that the blood provided for fellowship with God is through the taking of Communion. Jesus said, “Do this in remembrance of me” (1 Corinthians 11:23-26). That’s why Communion is much deeper than a religious observance – it’s a recognition of (and fellowship with) what God did for us through the blood of Jesus. You are a friend of God (John 15:15)!
Healing through the Blood of Jesus
“By His stripes we are healed.” – Isaiah 53:5 (NKJV) When you take Communion, do you think of healing? Most Christians take the emblem of the blood and say, “Thank God, we are delivered from sin,” and that is true. Praise God for it! But according to Isaiah 53:4-5, Jesus’ sacrifice covered every area of man’s existence. He bore spiritual torment for our sins, mental distress for our worry, care, sorrow and fear, as well as physical pain for our sickness and disease. The stripes He bore and the blood He shed were for our healing. By His stripes we are healed. God gave everything He had to redeem mankind from the curse. When we receive only part of His sacrifice, it’s an insult to Him (see this prophecy by Kenneth Copeland). When we apply the blood of Jesus, and receive its power, we need to remember to apply it in its fullness. Don’t just receive and apply it halfway. Accept everything Jesus’ sacrifice provided. If you fail to understand and receive the full power of the blood, you will be missing out. Paul wrote, “For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep” (1 Corinthians 11:30, KJV).
Learn how to take Communion for your healing here
If you need healing today, the blood of Jesus is free and without side effects. You don’t need a prescription, you don’t need an appointment, and you don’t have to check with your insurance company. Jesus provided it all through the blood! You can appropriate the blood of Jesus for your healing today.
Protection through the Blood of Jesus
“When I see the blood, I will pass over you.” – Exodus 12:13 (KJV) In Exodus, after nine devastating plagues, Pharaoh still refused to let God’s people go. So, God sent a final plague – one of judgment – to “smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt” (Exodus 12:12). As sons of Adam, Satan knew the children of Israel had broken covenant with God and were also due judgment. God could protect them, but “not without blood.” They had a covenant relationship with God through Abraham, but they needed to stand in that covenant. They needed to choose the covenant over the curse. So, God instructed them to take the blood of a lamb and paint it on their doorposts. They did, and the angel of death passed them by. Was it really the blood of a lamb that stopped them from being killed? No! It was the blood of the Lamb (Jesus) who was slain from the foundation of the world (Revelation 13:8, KJV). When Kellie Copeland’s daughter, Lyndsey, was just a young teenager, there was a wave of spinal meningitis in the area that had been killing young people. When Lyndsey was hospitalised with the condition, the Copelands were faced with a decision.
How would they respond?
Refusing to fear, the family stood together for Lyndsey’s healing – applying the blood of Jesus, and taking Communion together. Sure enough, Lyndsey was healed by the blood of Jesus! Kellie later said of the situation, “We had been pleading the blood of Jesus over our family solidly for a couple of years. When I was in the hospital room, I could feel fear come all over me. But I went out in the hallway and I started speaking our covenant because it was so real to me.” The blood of the Lamb is inexhaustible and never-ending. It is an unlimited supply. When we apply the blood of Jesus to the doorposts of our lives in faith – we access the power to defeat every part of the curse that tries to take residence. When you speak the Name of Jesus in the face of sickness, disease or danger, the blood of the Lamb is behind it, and you are protected!
• Most Rev. (Dr.) Alfred Adewale Martins, Archbishop of the Metropolitan See of Lagos