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The precious blood of Jesus which he shed on the cross of Calvary for the sins of all mankind has tremendous power.
First of all, it is the innocent blood of the Son of God, the sinless and holy One of God.
Secondly, this blood is the result of the perfect obedience of the Son and his submission to his Father’s will. And it is by this blood that God has opened a new way for us to approach his throne of grace with boldness and confidence.
Thirdly, there is cleansing and pardon for all our sins in this precious blood. Let us allow this cleansing fountain to flow over us; and in and through us, and allow God to purify us and cleanse us from all our sins.
Let us remember the slain Lamb of God and drink deeply of this blood1. God draws near to us like no other time when we plead the blood of Jesus in our prayers.
Fourthly, the Book of Revelation says, “they overcame him* by the blood of the Lamb.” That means there is victory over sin and Satan, and protection and deliverance from all forces of evil and darkness in the precious blood of Jesus Christ, your Lord and Saviour.
Finally, the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross and his precious blood shed there is the ultimate answer to our pride. The blood of Jesus tells us that man cannot earn his salvation through any other means. Our salvation is not based on our merit or our goodness but it comes by God’s grace alone.
Yes, the blood of Jesus reminds us that we need a Saviour. It also tells us that the redemption of man is costly.
May the blood of Jesus cleanse, purify, sanctify and make your heart as white as snow as you meditate on the power of the blood of the Lamb of God.
May you find reconciliation with God and forgiveness for all your sins as you make the blood of the Lamb the basis of your prayers to the God of mercy, compassion and great tenderness.
Note: 1 “drink deeply” is not literal drinking but is a way to describe intimacy with God. It can be understood similar to the usage, “the audience drank in the speaker’s words.
This compere script was used to introduce the song,
“Would you be free from the burden of sin?
There’s pow’r in the blood, pow’r in the blood.”
during the Easter Concert by Melody Singers at the Christ Church Centenary Hall, Thiruvananthapuram, on 10 April 2016.
*him in the quoted verse from Revelation 12:11 in the Bible refers to the devil.