WEEK 4: REVERE JESUS: THE LAMB OF GOD: Do you appreciate the power of the blood of the Lamb?
Day 25: Sat 10 Mar, 18
“Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” John 1:29
Do you appreciate the power of the blood of the Lamb?
“God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God.”
Worship: All My Hope is in Jesus
“The power of God…endures throughout eternity to keep us in awe of the humility with which the ransomed bow before the throne as those who have been washed from their sins in the blood of the Lamb.” (Andrew Murray, Humility: The Journey toward Holiness, Bethany House, 2001, p. 70)
“I invite you to come and look into his eyes with all your heart and soul. Look into his eyes that are like flames of fire…the irresistible blaze of his gaze! It’s a look of love! His eyes are towards you today… look until the message of the cross burns into the tablet of your weak heart, causing it to melt under the bonfire of his love. Come look up at Jesus until you see the tears pooling in His eyes and swimming down His cheeks. Gaze at Him until you can almost reach up and touch the wet drops of blood spilling from open wounds. Come look until you can feel the presence of God breathing down upon you. Breathe in the richness of His presence until you are filled and flooded with God himself. Let Jesus heal the deep, hurting, hungry places in your soul…His arms are wide open, his heart exposed…bleeding…and hear him say, ‘Come near!’” (Dr Jason Hubbard, Lamb’s Reformation, 2017, pp. 14-15)
“The finished work of the blood of the Lamb provides protection (Exodus 12:13), salvation, forgiveness and redemption (Hebrews 9:22, Matthew 26:28, Ephesians 1:7 NIV), life, healing, and provision (Isaiah 53:5 NIV, Psalm 105:37 NKJV), cleansing (1 John 1:7 NKJV), justification (Romans 5:9 NKJV), sanctification (Hebrews 13:12 NKJV), peace (Colossians 1:19-20 NKJV), washing (Revelation 1:5 NKJV), overcoming (Revelation 12:11 NKJV), accessibility - allowing us into the presence of God. (Hebrews 10:19 NKJV).” (Hubbard, pp. 44-45)
“Therefore, let’s declare by faith these glorious promises.
Today I testify personally to what the Blood of Jesus does for me!
Through the Blood of Jesus I am redeemed out of the hand of the devil.
Through the Blood of Jesus all my sins are forgiven.
Through the Blood of Jesus I am justified, made righteous, just as if I had never sinned.
Through the Blood of Jesus I am sanctified, made holy, set apart to God. My body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, redeemed, cleansed, justified and sanctified by the Blood of Jesus.
Through the Blood of Jesus every curse for disobedience is broken.
Through the Blood of Jesus every blessing of obedience is mine!
Through the Blood of Jesus the way to perpetual communion with the Father has been opened and no man can shut it.
Through the Blood of Jesus I am heir and possessor of all the riches of my Father's eternal Kingdom.
The Blood of Jesus speaks for me today from the mercy seat of God's throne in Heaven.
Therefore, the devil has no place in me, no power over me, no unsettled claims against me.
The song of the Lamb surrounds me today with eternal victory and joy.
Read Dr Jason Hubbard, Lamb’s Reformation, 2017, pp. 44-47
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Follow Jesus as His Disciple
Be blessed as you look to Jesus the Lamb of God –
- To receive the cleansing of His blood to wash your sin-stained heart as white as snow.
- To apply the victory of the blood of Jesus in a daily way by receiving the power of the blood of Christ in daily communion.
- By becoming a lover of God and people. Be less interested in what you do for Him and more interested in whose you are becoming.
(Based on Sylvia Gunter, p.185 and Shane Claiborne, p. 95)
Pray All People Hear the Gospel
Lord, we pray today, applying the blood of Christ to the unreached people around us and in the towns of Barcaldine, Ilfracombe and Longreach in Queensland where the Queen’s Baton is today; to the nations represented at the Commonwealth Games; and the unreached 114,000 Shawiya people in France.