For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul.’ (Leviticus 17:11).’
And according to the law, almost all things are purified with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no remission. (Hebrews 9:22).
One of the three offensive weapons we have against the devil is the blood of Jesus. We use these three weapons: the word of God, the name of Jesus and the blood of Jesus to gain victory over the devil. We don’t fight against the devil to win, but we engage the devil in battles to ensure that the victory Christ won for us becomes a reality in this realm and now, for us, our lives, our loved ones and all our undertakings. The blood of Jesus is the weapon in the spiritual realm against spiritual transactions. Spiritual transactions include covenants, altars, and sacrifices.
Why use the blood of Jesus against spiritual transactions?
- The blood of Jesus is a sacrifice. (Ephesians 5:2).
- The blood of Jesus is the blood of the covenant. (Zachariah 9:11, Matthew 26:28, 1 Corinthians 11:25)
- The blood of Jesus is an everlasting covenant. (Hebrews 13:20)
- The blood is a currency in the spiritual realm. Thus, the blood of Jesus is the only powerful currency in the spiritual realm that the devil doesn’t have in his bank. This is a medium of exchange that purchases us from the market of captivity where we sold ourselves through Adam’s sin and the devil held us hostage. (Revelation 5:9–10; Ephesians 1:7; Colossians 1:14; 1 Peter 1:18, Acts 20:28)
- The blood of Jesus works for us on a heavenly altar. A superior altar not made by humans but from the Holy of Holies.
- For Christ has not entered the holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us; not that He should offer Himself often, as the high priest enters the Most Holy Place every year with blood of another. He then would have had to suffer often since the foundation of the world; but now, once at the end of the ages, He has appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself. (Hebrews 9:24–26)
- The blood of Jesus remits sins. (Matthew 26:28)
- The blood of Jesus is shed for many. (Mark 14:24)
- The blood of Jesus is shed for you. (Luke 22:20)
- The blood of Jesus was upon those who persecuted Him. So, the blood of Jesus is upon those who are against him to destroy them. (Matthew 27:25)
- The blood of Jesus gives life. (John 6:53-56)
- The blood of God purchases the church. (Acts 20:28)
- The blood of Jesus justifies. (Romans 5:9)
- The blood of Jesus is a communion. (1 Corinthians 10:16)
- The blood of Jesus reconciles. (Ephesians 2:13, Colossians 1:20)
- The blood of Jesus makes peace. (Colossians 1:20)
- The blood of Jesus gives eternal redemption. (Hebrews 9:12)
- The blood of Jesus redeems. (1 Peter 18–19)
- The blood of Jesus cleanses us from all sin. (1 John 1:7)
- The blood of Jesus cleanses your conscience. (Hebrews 9:14)
- The blood of Jesus sanctifies. (Hebrews 13:11–12)
- The blood of Jesus washes us from our sins. (Revelation 1:5)
- The blood of Jesus gives us access and entrance into the Holy of Holies. (Hebrews 10:19)
- The blood of Jesus speaks better things on our behalf. (Hebrews 12:24)
- The blood of Jesus bears witness on earth. (1 John 5:6,8)
- We have forgiveness for sin through Jesus’ blood. (Ephesians 1:7; Colossians 1:14)
- We have redemption through Jesus’s blood. (Ephesians 1:7; Colossians 1:14)
- The blood of Jesus can be sprinkled. The sprinkled blood speaks. (1 Peter 1:2; Hebrews 12:24).
- By the blood of Jesus, we overcome the devil. (Revelation 12:10–12)
Hallelujah! By the blood of Jesus, I AM FREE indeed.
Now call upon the blood of Jesus: –
Declare the blood of Jesus over yourself and what concerns you.
Sprinkle the blood of Jesus over you and your household. Sprinkle it by faith or through prophetic acts as the Holy Spirit leads you.
Plead the blood of Jesus over you and all that concerns you and over any captivity, attacks, and battles to gain victory in Jesus’ mighty name.
What happens to the devil when you plead, declare, and sprinkle the blood of Jesus?
You make the devil remember the blow that Jesus gave him at Calvary.
And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses, having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it. (Colossians 2:13–15
You bring his judgment to the devil’s mind. The devil killed Jesus by shedding his blood.
which none of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. (1 Corinthians 2:8).
The Bible says that he who sheds the blood of a man, his blood must be shed by man for the recompense of the blood he shed.
Surely for your lifeblood I will demand a reckoning; from the hand of every beast, I will require it, and from the hand of man. From the hand of every man’s brother, I will require the life of man.”Whoever sheds man’s blood, by man his blood shall be shed; For in the image of God He made man. (Genesis 9:6).
Any time you call upon the blood of Jesus, you are bringing to the remembrance of the devil’s fatal and final defeat. That is why the blood of Jesus is the most effective and powerful weapon in matters concerning spiritual transactions. When you call on the blood of Jesus, it is Jesus you have called. For Leviticus 17:11 says the life of a creature is in its blood. So, when you call, plead, declare, and sprinkle the blood of Jesus, Jesus appears on the scene, and you disappear. Thus, the battle switches between Jesus and the devil. Because Jesus defeated the devil on the cross, the devil can do nothing. Thus, you triumph over the devil in Jesus’ name.
By Gilbert Magomere Ayieko