The Covenant Blood of Jesus Speaks to God
As Children of God we have a covenant sealed with the Blood of Jesus, and the blood it is sealed with speaks to God. A covenant is simply an agreement, contract or promise made between two or more persons, members, countries, etc. to do or not to do something. It is an agreement under seal of some kind. Sometimes it is sealed with a signature and it may be good for only a specific period of time, but Jesus sealed our covenant with His Own Blood, and it is important for us to understand what that means to God and to each of us as Believers. There is a great difference between these two covenants. When a covenant is sealed in blood it means that both parties agree to come to the others aid with all their resources, ability, and even their life if it is necessary. It is an agreement made between two parties for life. I want you to keep this in mind as we take a journey in the Word of God, and find out why we can overcome our enemy, the Devil.
- “Put on the whole armor of God that ye may be able to stand against the WILES OF THE DEVIL.”
I want you to notice God didn’t say we stand against his strength, power, or authority. He said we are to stand against the WILES of the Devil, which means methods. “Method” in the Strongs Concordance means A WAY TRAVELED OFTEN. In other words Satan has plans for each of us and that is to destroy us any way he can. It is a road he travels often, and the reason he travels this road often is because it works so well. He has proven this road to be successful. Anytime we find something that is successful and profitable for us we keep doing it, and so does Satan. He knows your strong areas and he also knows your weak areas and the attacks usually come in our weak areas when we lease expect it.
The victory over Satan already belongs to every Believer because of what Jesus accomplished for the Church, however, just because Jesus defeated Satan for us does not mean test and trials won’t come our way. Therefore, it is our responsibility to enforce his defeat. When Satan attacks us it is to steal, kill or destroy what belongs to us, therefore, when these attacks come we must focus on the victory Jesus purchased for us. The bottom line for every Believer is we want to win, not some of the battles but all of them, and we go into battle with the attitude of a winner. When our children play games, we tell them “it doesn’t matter if you win or lose it is how you play the game”. That may be true in games we play, but when we fight the Devil we strive for victory every time.
I don’t want this lesson to focus on the Armor of God even though we need it to win, but I want to turn your attention to some other scriptures and find out why we can win in the contest of life.
- ”Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way nailing it to his cross; and having spoiled principalities and powers, he(Jesus) made a shew (show) of them (Satan and his demons) openly, triumphing over them in it”.
The word “show” in the Webster’s Dictionary say, (looked upon as ridiculous, laughable, spectacle). Jesus defeated Satan on his own turf, He took the Keys of authority from Satan, and He did it for you and for me.
- “I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the KEYS OF HELL AND OF DEATH”.
Keys represent authority, complete supremacy of God over the region of hell and death. Where did Jesus get the Keys? He took them away from Satan when He gained the victory over Satan as spoken of in Colossians 2:14-15.
Satan has been defeated by Jesus, and as a Born Again Believer, we must understand and accept this truth if we are going to be victorious when Satan comes to destroy our faith in God. We need to know we have an enemy and we need to know a little about our opponent. Satan is first of all a fallen Angel, He is a defeated Angel and he is NOT equal with God as some people believe.
Since Jesus has defeated Satan for us, how do we enforce that defeat? We can find the answer in Revelation 12:11.
- “And they (You and Me) overcame him (Satan) by the BLOOD OF THE LAMB, and the WORD OF THEIR (OUR) TESTIMONY; and they loved not their lives unto the death”.
We can all quote the first part of this verse from memory, but most of us fail to quote the rest of the scripture which says, “they loved not their lives unto death”, which means we are to be sold out with no turning back. We are to be committed to what the Blood of Jesus has purchased for us, and on the basis of that Blood we are to overcome our enemy. However there is an additional part of this scripture that is our part, and that is our CONFESSION OF THE BLOOD. It is our testimony that we are free because of the sacrifice of the Lamb of God at Calvary. We confess that the Blood of Jesus has defeated our enemy, and that the Blood has purchased our freedom.
If we can begin to understand what the Blood means, what it has purchased, and what God sees when He looks at us through the Blood, I believe we will all see more victories when Satan comes against us.
- “The blood of sprinkling, that SPEAKETH better things that of Abel’s”.
This scripture refers to the Blood of Jesus contrasting it with Abel’s blood which cried out for vengeance.
- “And He (God) said, what hast thou done? The voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground”.
We don’t know exactly how the blood speaks to God, but we know it speaks and God hears. Abel’s blood cried out for vengeance, but Jesus Blood cries out from the Holy of Holies for mercy. We know the Blood of Jesus speaks to God of a better Covenant, because it is sealed with the Blood of Jesus.
In the first paragraph I discussed the difference in a covenant and a Blood Covenant. In the Hebrew “Covenant” means to cut, that is why under the Abrahamic Covenant they used circumcision as the mark in their bodies that they were in the covenant. Since the Abrahamic Covenant was sealed in blood, it meant that both parties were committed to each other regardless of the need, even unto death if necessary. Now, we can understand what God was doing when He asked for Isaac’s life. God was putting pressure on the Covenant between Abraham and Himself. He wanted to see if Abraham would fulfill his part of the covenant. (Thank God he did).
God had a plan. He was making a legal avenue to send Jesus into the earth. When God asked for Isaac, and Abraham didn’t hesitate, the other covenant partner (which was Abraham) could ask for God’s Son if there was a need, and mankind defiantly had a need, and that need was for a Savior. Because Abraham didn’t hold back his son, neither did God.
Our Redemption is based on the Blood of Jesus, not on our merits, but on the merits of Jesus. It doesn’t matter how good you are, what you sacrifice, or anything you may do in life. It is the Blood of Jesus our Covenant is sealed with that speaks to God.
I want to take a look scripture and see how the Blood Covenant came into play when David came against Goliath. David spent time with God and he knew the strength of his covenant. He had faced death many times before and God had delivered him, that is why he wasn’t afraid when he faced Goliath.
There are some interesting lessons to be learned in the following two scriptures concerning David’s victory over the giant Philistine.
I Samuel 17:36
- “I slew both the lion and the bear; and this UNCIRCUMCISED Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he hath defied the armies of the Living God”.
David was saying this was a man with no covenant. He didn’t have a God that would come to his aid. I would suggest you read chapter seventeen in I Samuel. We see in this chapter that Saul wanted David to wear his armor, but David didn’t need it, and the armor didn’t fit anyway. You cannot wear another’s armor, your covenant is personal, your armor is personal, and your weapons are personal. If David had worn Saul’s armor he would have been defeated. The scripture in Ephesians 6:11 tells us to put on the “whole armor”, not part of it. Don’t leave your helmet off and your shield over in the corner gathering dust. Wear every part of it, because it will protect you when Satan comes around your house firing missiles.
There is something else we can learn from David that was very important in his victory over Goliath.
I Samuel 17:46
- “This day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know there is a God in Israel”.
Notice David was determined to not only defeat Goliath, but the whole Philistine army. He knew God doesn’t give up when the job is half done, and He won’t give up when you are in a battle either. He will see you through to victory if you will hold steady on the Word of God and the power of the Blood.
David speaks directly to his adversary, and that is what we have to do. Speak directly to our enemy and make a bold confession of what the Blood says, and that is victory. Satan must bow his knee to the Blood of Jesus and the Name of Jesus. He knows he is defeated even if you don’t. Satan can still remember when Jesus took from him the Keys of Hell and of Death, he just doesn’t want you to find out.
As a Child of God you have an ETERNAL COVENANT and it is sealed with the Blood of Jesus that Speaks to God on your behalf. Therefore, I have no doubt that you will find Him to be a Covenant keeping God in whatever comes your way, if you will make the choice to stand on His Word. I have found Him faithful for over sixty one years, and I am looking forward to the day I will see Him Face to Face.
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