“So Moses made a bronze serpent, and put it on a pole; and so it was, if a serpent had bitten anyone, when he looked at the bronze serpent, he lived” (Num. 21:9, NKJV).
“And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:14-15, NKJV).
This morning I believe the Lord would have me share with you another excerpt from my journal. It follows in my usual style, which is in prayer format to God. This was revelation that He was downloading to me about the staggering power of Jesus’ blood covering over our lives:
“You told me that Your blood is not just a by-instance solution to fixing the problem of sins committed, but an actual shield around us, constantly covering us so that sin and the effects of sin may not penetrate our spirit. Your blood is constantly present with me, a permanent solution to my imperfection, instantly cleansing me as soon as I lift my eyes to You, my crucified and risen Lord.
“I may only approach You through Your blood. So as soon as I draw near to You, Your blood immediately works for me. Which is shown here: ‘Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus… let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience…’ (Heb. 10:19-22, NKJV).
“You are so eager to cleanse us, in our conscience. The very instant we run into Your arms, Your blood is the agent for this truth: ‘…he who was born of God protects him, and the evil one does not touch him’ (1 John 5:18, ESV).
“Your blood avails for me in every moment, and this is why the enemy cannot harm me. He has no access. Your blood has cut him off. Reminds me of the endometrium lining of the womb, surrounding the growing life within and imparting life to It.
“So, Your blood is not this last-ditch intervention we have to crawl and beg for as the prodigal son mistakenly thought; rather, it’s an eternally, abundantly flowing fountain of life ever pouring into us, constantly nurturing us with cleansing, blessing, strength, and life.
“Repentance means turning our back on sin, turning away from our failure, and turning toward You, the fountain of forgiveness, cleansing, and life. They looked on the bronze serpent and were healed. We look up to You, lifted up, to the cross, and in that instant, we are cleansed, purified of all unrighteousness.”
Do you need cleansing today? Don’t hesitate — plunge yourself beneath the crimson flow! Look up to Him and receive His forgiveness instantaneously! Right now, He will wash all your sins away!
Why do you think Jesus chose to use such a startling expression as, “Drink My blood” in teaching us how to enter into His fullness?
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As with many aspects of Christ, I think the answer then is just as significant for the world today: to wake people up and make them pay attention to something new and worthwhile. Far too many people come to church like mindless robots, filling the same pew week after week Because That’s What We’re Supposed To Do And What We’ve Always Done. No emotion, no passion, no digging deeper into their professed faith in an attempt to draw closer to Him.
There’s always something more to learn about Jesus and His effect on our lives. That makes Him forever new, forever fascinating when He says something like “drink my blood.”
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I really like how you explained that, Mike. Very well said. A wake-up call. It really is so easy for humans to get into comfort zones and complacency. We need His intervention to pull us out of these patterns! Thank you, my brother 🙂
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I was on retreat last weekend, and I have to share something: the presenter recalled a time before a group, and he said, “Raise you hand if you love Jesus.” As you might expect, all hands went up. Then he asked, “Do you spend time talking to Him every day?” Fidgety responses. And then, “Do you go to church every weekend?” The excuses poured forth. His bottom line: “How can you say you love someone whom you don’t want to spend time with?” Enough said!
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Wow. Yes indeed. He went right to the heart of the matter! He sounds like a very gifted communicator. I really appreciate hearing his words.
Breaking bread and sharing in the cup. Do this is remembrance of ME. (not the Person but what He accomplished at Calvary.) He virtually with His own Blood cut and sealed the new Covenant. In Him everything is now fulfilled. We do indeed need to keep learning and growing. praise God! for each day and what we can learn. Blessings!
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Yes thank You Jesus! Thank You for opportunities to learn of You more and more and more and deeper and deeper and deeper! ❤ ❤