The Blood of Jesus (4 of 4)

The Blood of Jesus (4 of 4)

Sun 27 Nov 2011 AM

Description
If you have a besetting problem, something that seems to stick in your life, it’s been in your family, it’s in your life and you’re concerned it’s starting to turn up in your children, I’ll help you understand what it is and what to do about it. The answer is the blood of Jesus Christ. Exodus, Chapter 12, and this is the first Passover that the Jews ever had. It’s a prophetic picture of the work of Jesus Christ at Calvary.
Audio Transcript
I want you to open your Bible with me in Exodus, Chapter 12. We’ve been doing a series on the blood of Jesus. If you have a besetting problem, something that seems to stick in your life, it’s been in your family, it’s in your life and you’re concerned it’s starting to turn up in your children, I’ll help you understand what it is and what to do about it. The answer is the blood of Jesus Christ. Exodus, Chapter 12, and this is the first Passover that the Jews ever had. It’s a prophetic picture of the work of Jesus Christ at Calvary. When Jesus came John prophesised, behold the lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. 1 Corinthians 5:7 says Jesus, our Passover, was sacrificed for us, so when we see what happens here you’ll see a picture of some things that God intends us to understand.

He said in Verse 22 of Exodus 12, you shall take a bunch of hyssop, dip it in the blood that’s in the basin, and strike the lintel and the two doorposts with the blood that’s in the basin. Notice this, notice what they had to do; they had to slay the lamb, take the blood of the lamb, put it in a basin. Then they had to apply the blood, first to the lintel, then to the two sides of the door. Then they had to go inside, and notice what it says, stay in the house until the morning or the new day, for the Lord will pass through to strike the Egyptians. When He sees the blood on the two doorposts, the Lord will pass over the door and not allow the destroyer to come into your houses to strike you. And you’ll observe this as an ordinance for you and your sons forever.

This is one of the most important feasts in the history of Israel. It was the first feast that led to their deliverance out of bondage, and it was all centred around a lamb, which was inspected for four days, inspected four times. Jesus was inspected four times, found innocent each time. In the end they trumped up the charges and declared Him to be guilty.

The lamb was taken, its blood was shed. They had to apply the blood, and notice this; they had to remain behind the door covered with the blood, and when they stayed behind that blood, behind that covering of the blood, the destroyer, the demonic powers could not enter in to afflict them. I want you to notice this; when they applied the blood, the devil had no power to enter their house, to destroy them, or afflict them in any way. There’s a tremendous picture here for us, of how necessary it is for us to apply the blood of Jesus, and then to remain by faith in a place where we stand. Under the protection of that blood, no demon can access your life, no demon can continue to afflict you, no demon has a ground for a hold. Whatever you have brought behind the blood, now there’s no legal grounds for you to be afflicted and attacked. But you must exercise faith.

It’s not a matter of some formula – I plead the blood. It’s nothing like that. It’s actually something far more than that. It’s actually a personal faith, that what God said works, will work! Halleluiah! It’s exciting. So we saw it had to applied three places, and in one of the previous messages we saw that there were three issues that the Bible says have to be dealt with by the blood. The first was sin, the second transgression, the third iniquity. Let’s review it again. Sin was any action against or contrary to God’s laws that was done in ignorance. You didn’t know what you were doing or you didn’t know there was a law. In spite of the fact you didn’t know, there was still a sin, and so there was a particular offering it tells in Leviticus, Chapter 4. There was a special offering for sins of ignorance, so don’t say that you don’t know. It won’t do it. You need to bring things under the blood.

Sermon Notes
Keywords: Jesus, Passover, covering of the blood, faith, iniquity, avon, twisted, crooked, punishment, corrupt, wickedness, wicker, restraint, last days, Sermon on the Mount, demonic, generational, fourth generation, death penalty, bearing the iniquity, spiritual DNA, generational curses, Judah, peace with god, communion, covenant