20, January 2019

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The Blessings of Jesus’ Blood

‘The blood of Jesus, His Son, cleanses us from all sin.’ 1 John 1:7 NKJV

Blood is the one element that reaches every part of the body. Its precious cargo of oxygen and nutrients carries life, energy, nourishment and healing. The white cells function like paramedics, cleansing wounds and healing disease. They serve as a militia fighting off potential attackers. There’s a spiritual lesson here! We each need the life-giving blood of Jesus to cleanse us, protect us, and sustain us. And we need it every day. The Bible says, ‘If we walk in the light as He is in the light… the blood of Jesus Christ, His Son, cleanses us from all sin.’ That means as you continue to walk with Jesus, His blood continues to cleanse you from all your sin. Ask any doctor: blood determines who a child’s real father is. And the blood of Jesus proves you are God’s redeemed child; otherwise you’re just a pseudo-heir trying to receive promises reserved for members of the family. Every one of our heavenly Father’s blessings flows to His children through the blood. It’s what enables each of us to stand before Him, righteous and qualified to receive His blessings. Thank God for the emphasis on the Holy Spirit today. But unless we understand that God accepts us because He sees us through the blood, we’ll be empowered but insecure—using our spiritual gifts but living under needless condemnation. Counsellor, tell your hurting clients that by the power of Jesus’ blood they can tear down every stronghold in their family and break every chain that links them to the past. Take a moment today to thank God for the blessings of Jesus’ blood.

SoulFood: Judg 16:23–31, 2 Cor 12:3–10

The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright © 2019

20, January 2019

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