Understanding the Blood of Jesus Christ is critical to our success in taking real estate for The Kingdom.
Moses wrote as instructed by FATHER in Leviticus chapter 17:
10 ‘And whatever man of the house of Israel, or of the strangers who dwell among you, who eats any blood, I will set My face against that person who eats blood, and will cut him off from among his people. 11 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.’ 12 Therefore I said to the children of Israel, ‘No one among you shall eat blood, nor shall any stranger who dwells among you eat blood.’
13 “Whatever man of the children of Israel, or of the strangers who dwell among you, who hunts and catches any animal or bird that may be eaten, he shall pour out its blood and cover it with dust; 14 for it is the life of all flesh. Its blood sustains its life. Therefore I said to the children of Israel, ‘You shall not eat the blood of any flesh, for the life of all flesh is its blood. Whoever eats it shall be cut off.’
We are to honor the importance of the source of physical life being contained in the blood thus the children of Israel were warned about consuming the blood of any flesh. They were restricted from consuming blood for any reason. FATHER would not tolerate corruption as it related to “the blood”.
Jesus spoke in John chapter 6:
51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world.”
52 The Jews therefore quarreled among themselves, saying, “How can this Man give us His flesh to eat?”
53 Then Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you. 54 Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. 55 For My flesh is food indeed,[fn] and My blood is drink indeed. 56 He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him. 57 As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who feeds on Me will live because of Me. 58 This is the bread which came down from heaven—not as your fathers ate the manna, and are dead. He who eats this bread will live forever.”
To eat His flesh is to take into our life by faith all that Jesus did for us by giving His body for us. To drink His blood is to take by faith all that the blood of Jesus has purchased for us. The life is in the Blood thus the power and authority are in the Blood of Christ. This is why the demons scatter when they realize that the believer fully understands the power of The Blood.
FATHER provided us a foreshadow of this Truth when the death angel bypassed the children of Israel who had applied “the Blood” on their doorposts which protected them from death. The Blood is greater than death and It provides a real barrier from the works of the devil. My wife and I apply the Blood of Jesus over our property and other possessions as The Holy Spirit leads us.
The “eating” and “drinking” in communion is receiving the life, power, and virtue of all that Jesus is, to replace all that we were in Adam. Jesus’ Blood and Body is the Tree of Life, which is offered to everyone who follows Him. This is why we should frequently take communion so that we keep this Truth fresh in our mindset.
Hebrews 9: 11 But Christ came as High Priest of the good things to come, with the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this creation. 12 Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption. 13 For if the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies for the purifying of the flesh,
14 how much more shall the Blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? 15 And for this reason He is the Mediator of the New Covenant, by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions under the first covenant, that those who are called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.
Our entire Covenant with FATHER is based on the Absolute Truth and reality of the Blood of Christ and Its full acceptance by FATHER on our behalf. We must never downplay Its importance in our battle with the adversary. The Blood and the Name of Jesus are central to our walk on the Highway of Holiness and are the Source of our power and authority. Let us not forget!