THE POWER OF THE BLOOD Why is the blood important? Eze 28:14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. Eze 28:15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. Eze 28:16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. Eze 28:17 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.
THE POWER OF THE BLOOD • Rev 12:10 And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, "Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God. • Satan role changed from “covering” to “uncovering”
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God covers Isaiah 61:10 Gen 3 satan “uncovers” Adam and Eve by a lie God covered them by shedding blood First blood was shed in Genesis 3:21
THE POWER OF THE BLOOD • Throughout the OT the blood plays an important role • Always signifies a new beginning • Abel: Gen 4:4 – “Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat. And the Lord respected Abel and his offering” • Noah: Gen 8:20 – “Then Noah built and altar to the Lord, and took of every clean animal and of every clean bird, and offered burned offerings on the altar” • Isaac: Gen 22:13b – “So Abraham went and took the ram and offered it up for a burnt offering instead of his son”
THE POWER OF THE BLOOD • Pascal Lamb: Ex 12:13 – “ Now the blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you…” • Life can only obtained by the death of a substitute. – Life had to be given in their place – By sprinkling of blood Blood of covenant: Ex 24: 6-8. Blood on altar, Book of the covenant (God’s side of covenant) and people. By blood God and people brought into covenant relationship.
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How was the blood applied? OT shadow picture of the NT Lev 14:1-7 V2: Cedar wood = Cross; Scarlet = Suffering; Hyssop = Faith V5: 1 bird be killed = Death, Living bird dipped in blood V7: Sprinkled 7 times on the leper to be cleansed Living bird released in field = Resurrection Blood of Jesus shed 7 times
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Gethsemane sweat blood Before Jewish counsel pulled out beard (Is 50:6) Crown of thorns Hit him Hands nailed to the cross Feet nailed to cross Pushed sword into His side
THE POWER OF THE BLOOD • Lev 14:14 • Blood applies to tip of right ear, thumb of right hand, big toe of right foot • Protect what hear, what do (work) and where go (walk) • Everything is therefore protected by the blood • V9: Wash (Baptised) • V16: Anointing with oil • Oil is Holy spirit (1 John 2:20,27; 2Cor 1:21,22 etc) • First cleanse with blood, baptised then lead by Spirit
THE POWER OF THE BLOOD â€˘ Where to apply the blood â€˘ Job 1: 9-10 1. Around him (self) 2. Household (family) 3. All has on every side (possessions) 4. Work of hands (All you do) 5. Possessions increased in land (Influence / Substance)
I Pray the blood of Jesus Christ over myself, my family, all my possessions, all that I do and over my influence in Jesus mighty name I pray. Amen
THE POWER OF THE BLOOD • Ex 25:8 “And let them make Me a sanctuary, that I will dwell among them” • Means dwelling • 1 John 1:14 – “The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us” (Jesus fulfilled OT tabernacle) • Rev 21:3 • God needs a habitat before He can move. We need to create that habitat. • We cooperate with the Holy Spirit to create this habitat. • Tabernacle exists in heaven (Rev 15:5, Rev 9:13, Rev 11:19 etc) • Heb 8:1-5: – Jesus on throne of real Tabernacle – Moses shown the pattern on the Mountain
THE POWER OF THE BLOOD Tabernacle is shadow of what we have spiritually We have to understand the natural to move to spiritual People moved from Egypt to Promised Land In process build the Tabernacle and way of worshipping God Shadow moving from “sin (Egypt)” to “heaven (Promised Land)” and the way to get there (Tabernacle). • The way tribes allocated around the Tabernacle made look like cross • • • • •
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Significance of the Tabernacle 7 Parts of the Tabernacle Gate Bronze altar Bronze basin Lampstand Table with showbread Altar of Incense Holy of Holiest (Ark)
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• Gate: Jesus the “Way” (Ex 27:16) – 4 Pillars = 4 Gospels – 4 Colors = Blue (Jesus Son of God – John) - 1 Cor15:47-48 Purple (Jesus King – Matthew) – Mark 15:17-18 Scarlet (Jesus Savior – Luke) – Num 19:8 White (Jesus Perfect Man – Mark) – Rev 19:8 • Through the gate (Jesus) and understanding of the 4 Gospels we get the full understanding of the power of the Cross • Jesus says “I am the way the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” John 14:6 • “I am the gate; whoever enters through Me will be saved” John 10:9 • First thing saw altar – reminder sin and blood sacrifice for fellowship God • Enter through the gate (narrow gate) (Matt7: 13-14) for sin forgiveness and repent
THE POWER OF THE BLOOD • Altar: Sacrificial Lam slaughtered (Ex 27:1-2) (Reconciliation) • Lev 1:4 – Identify and transfer sin to animal • Blood NB – Lev 17:11 – Life in blood and reconciliation (Heb 9:22) • Power of the cross • Bring sacrifice daily and cleaned by the blood of Jesus daily • 4 Horns on the altar (Jesus horn of our salvation) – Ps 18:2 , Luk 1:69 • Sign of power, mighty power of the blood of Christ • Placed hand horns people not allowed to kill you (1 Kin 1:50) • Lay hands on the altar (cross) nothing can touch or kill you.
THE POWER OF THE BLOOD • Bronze Basin: Word (Sanctification) (Ex 30:17-18) • Priest had wash hands and feet in the basin (cleansing before approaching God) • Lived by works and walk • John 13:10 – Don’t live by works but by grace • Forgiven through Christ’s work on cross • Washed daily by Word to serve and minister before Him (walk) • Eph 5:25-27 • Holy Spirit cannot use and change us before the blood hasn’t touched us • First cleaned blood then washed water (Holy Spirit)
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Lampstand : Light (Ex 25: 31-40) Light reveals of the glory of God (Glory of lamp) John 1:9 – True Light – Gives light to every man 7 Branches – Jesus centre – we draw source light from Him. Enabled the priest to work in dark place Reveals Glory and Enables us to follow God Ex 27:20: Light should always burn To burn always fill with oil continually, fill with Holy Spirit John 8:12 – Light world, never walk darkness. Cannot see my way until I see Him As we see the light the darkness/ bondage in heart vanish
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Table with showbread: Bread of life (satisfaction) (Ex 25:23-24)
Bread of presence - Invitation for fellowship and communion John 6:35, 49-50 – Bread life, bread came from heaven Rev 3:20 – Eat with us and we with Him Sprinkle bread frankincense (persecution) Table is Christ’s total ministry Eat flesh to be part of Him in spirit More read the Word, having communion with Him the more changed into His image • More read more revealed • Receive Word satisfaction, revelation but also persecution.
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Altar of Incense : Worship (Intercessor) (Ex 30) Jesus is our intercessor He still intercedes for us (Rom:8:34) Incense is prayer and worship (Ps141:2) We can come boldly in prayer in Jesus name. We pray based on the work He has done, not our own merit. John14:13-14 – Do whatever ask in My name Heb 13:15 – Continually praise Jesus, fruit our lips Horns covered in blood is power of His blood in prayer as we confess our sins and ask forgiveness (pray Jesus name) Prayer righteous man powerful and effective (Jam 5:15-16)
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Holiest of Holy: Divine Presence (Communion) (Ex 25:10-22)
Presence of the Almighty God Can’t get into presence of God without worship Heb10:20 – Consecrated for us through the veil – flesh of Jesus. Veil torn when Jesus died • Veil torn top to bottom (Heb 6:19-20) • Now enter through worship/intercession daily basis • True communion/intimacy God almighty (unbroken/daily/continually). Live complete dedication and glory.
THE POWER OF THE BLOOD • All revelations belongs to us now. We were given a way to worship God • We become flesh of His flesh and bone of His bone. • From glory to glory every day • We are redeemed through the blood – – – – – – –
Reconciled through the blood –Rom 3:23-26 Cleansed through the blood – 1 John 1: 7, Heb 9:9-10 Sanctified through the blood – Heb 13:12; 2 Tim 2:21 Union with God through the blood – Eph 2:13; Heb 9:14 Dwelling in Holiest through the blood – Heb 10:19-22 Life through the blood – Joh 6: 53-56 Victory through the blood – Rev 12: 11
THE POWER OF THE BLOOD Summary • Sanctuary? • Heb 9:7 – High Priest entered into Most Holy once a year after sprinkled blood on items. • Could only enter Most Holy with blood • Communion daily? • Enter presence of God continuous basis • Wash with Word • Bring offerings to God (Confess power of cross) and repent daily • Prayer / Intercession • Praise and Worship • Continued communion with God day and night