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 Pleading the Blood?

SI members,

I hear different people when they pray, pleading the blood over people,homes,belongings,etc. Is this scriptural? If yes, could you please cite examples.

Murray


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 2006/6/15 12:01Profile









 Re: Pleading the Blood?

Stever responds:

Scriptural Grounds for Pleading the Blood of Jesus

There are some Christians and denominations that attack this form of prayer. They ask where in Scripture is there proof that we can use this kind of prayer for either protection or deliverance when we really need it. There was no evidence that the early apostles ever pled the blood to heal, to cast out demons or to get God’s basic protection on them.

I believe that there are three things contained in the Blood of Jesus – forgiveness, deliverance and protection. Most Christians only know about the first one – forgiveness. They have no idea that there are two other things available to them that will enable them to live a victorious and overcoming life in Jesus while still living down here on this earth. I will briefly discuss each of these three things.

1. Forgiveness
As Christians, we all know that there is definitely forgiveness in the Blood of Jesus. This is the basic central message of true Christianity – that God the Father sent His one and only begotten Son Jesus Christ down to our earth in the flesh to physically die on a cross in order to give us total and permanent forgiveness for all of our sins.

Without Jesus dying and shedding His blood on that cross – there would be no forgiveness and no remission of any of our sins. Here are some extremely powerful verses from Scripture specifically telling us this:

"For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins." (Matthew 26:28)


"In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace." (Ephesians 1:7)


"But now in Christ Jesus you who were far off have been made near by the blood of Christ." (Ephesians 2:13)


"For the life of the flesh is in the blood ... for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul." (Leviticus 17:11)

Notice the emphasis on the word "blood" in those verses. There is no question that in these verses and others in the Bible that the blood that Jesus shed on the cross, which caused His physical death, is what leads to our salvation, the forgiveness of all of our sins and entrance into heaven when we die and cross over.

2. Deliverance

Now what then are the Scriptural grounds that will give us the legal right to be able to use His Blood when taking on any attacks that may come our way? As you will see in the following testimonies – you can Plead the Blood of Jesus against specific types of attacks such as attacks from demons, any kind of physical disease or illness, any kind of addictions to drugs or alcohol, etc.

Many Christians are not aware of this second component that is in the Blood of Jesus which entitles us to be able to use His Blood to go on the offensive against any adversity that may come our way.

Something else happened that day when Jesus died on the cross for all of our sins. The Bible tells us that Jesus also defeated Satan and all of the powers of darkness that day! Here are some specific Scripture verses proving this point for you:

"… that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage." (Hebrews 2:14)


"He has delivered us from the power of darkness and translated us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins." (Colossians 1:13)


"Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it." (Colossians 2:15)


"For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil." (1 John 3:8)


"And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death." (Revelations 12:11)

What defeated Satan and all the powers of him and his demons? The physical death of Jesus on the cross. And what did Jesus do when He died that day on the cross for us? He shed His Blood!

That is why Pleading the Blood of Jesus works so well in real life combat situations when it really is needed to defeat attacks that come against us from the dark side.

Many Christians are not aware of this fact about the Blood of Jesus – that the blood can also be used to engage with our enemies when they do try and launch an attack against us. I believe that all of the above Scripture verses definitely tell us that the blood that Jesus shed that day on the cross has totally defeated Satan and all of his dark powers.

The only thing remaining is for Christians to realize and grab a hold of this powerful truth and not to be afraid to use when they need it – especially when demons or other evil humans attempt to come against them with any unjust actions or attacks.

Here are four more powerful verses from Scripture showing that all Christians now have God’s power and anointing at their disposal to use when they need it against the dark side:

"Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you." (Luke 10:19)

Notice in that verse we have God’s power over all the power of our enemies – not just against part of their powers. This means we have the ability to come out completely victorious in some of life's battles and struggles – but only if we learn how to use what is available to us.

"Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases. He sent them to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick." (Luke 9:1)

Notice in this verse that Jesus gives the twelve apostles power over all demons – not just some of them. If we have God’s power available to us to defeat all demons – then I believe that we also have God’s power to defeat any and all humans that may try to come against us with any type of unjust action or attack.

"... but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits." (Daniel 11:32)

"Knowing their God" means that we have spent quality time in establishing a personal intimate relationship with God. If we do that, then this verse is telling us that God will strengthen and empower us when we need His power to be able to carry out great exploits and great adventures for Him.

"For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him." (2 Chronicles 16:9)

This verse is telling us that God is actually looking for people that He can anoint with His power – but the implication appears to be that He really cannot find too many people who are willing to pay the price to be able to really walk with His anointing.

As you can see from the way all of the above verses are worded out, true Christianity is not a weak, wimpy or passive religion. As born-again believers, we all have the Holy Spirit literally living and dwelling on the inside of us. As a result of our bodies now becoming the temple in which He now lives in, His supernatural power is available to all of us in order to help us handle some of the storm clouds that this life can throw at us.

Learning how to properly Plead the Blood of Jesus for any deliverance or protection that you may need is just one part of your arsenal. I will be doing other articles in the future covering some of the other aspects on this part of our walk with the Lord.

3. Protection

As you will see in the next section, you can also Plead the Blood of Jesus on specific things like your body, your house, your car, your finances, etc. The goal is to Plead the Blood on those things in order to protect you before any kind of adversity should come your way.

If the above verses are showing us that we can Plead the Blood of Jesus on attacks that may have already come our way when we need God’s deliverance and/or healing power to get us out of a dire predicament – then I believe it only stands to reason that we can also go one step further with the Blood of Jesus – and that is to use it for protection before any actual attacks could come our way.

In this case – you simply Plead the Blood of Jesus on whatever you want God’s full protection on before any attacks could possibly come your way.

I believe that there is also something else in the Bible that gives us another clue that entitles us to be able to Plead the Blood for this specific purpose. In the Old Testament, God the Father had it arranged with His chosen people – the Jews – that in order for them to be able to enter into a covenant relationship with Him – they had to have some kind of "temporary covering" for their sins. Jesus had not come yet – so there was no full remission for any sins that had occurred back at that time

What God the Father had set up was the sacrifice of blemish free animals such as bulls, goats and lambs. Their blood had to be shed once per year on what was called the day of atonement. The shedding of these animals’ blood was what gave the Jewish people a "temporary covering" for their sins so as to enable them to enter into a covenant relationship with God the Father.

That is why Jesus is called the "Lamb of God." He is an extension of the lambs used by His Father in the Old Testament to give the Jewish people the temporary covering for their sins. Once Jesus had shed His own blood on the cross – there was no more need for any more animal sacrifices. His death on the cross had completed and fulfilled what His Father started in the Old Testament with the sacrifice of these animals.

Now watch this analogy. In the shedding of the lamb’s blood on the day of atonement – there was temporary forgiveness for the sins of the Jewish people. Then Jesus comes in the New Testament and the shedding of His blood now gives all believers complete and total forgiveness for all of their sins.

Now here is where I feel that something else occurred back in the Old Testament that may entitle us to be able to use the Blood of Jesus for protection. In the story of the Passover, God had sent His servant Moses to rescue the children of Israel out from underneath their bondage and captivity to the Egyptians. God had thrown ten whopper plagues at the Pharaoh in an effort to get him to release His people from his rule.

On one of those plagues – God tells Pharaoh that He is going to allow an angel of death to come through their camp to kill all of their firstborn children. However, before God sets all of this up to occur – He tells His people to shed the blood of a blemish free lamb and to put that shed blood on the doorposts and lintels of their houses.

God tells His people that the angel of death will bypass their house if he sees this shed blood put on their doorposts and lintels. This angel of death will thus not kill any of the Israelites’ firstborn – but only if he sees the blood properly applied to the doorposts and lintels of their houses.

In other words, the blood of this blemish free lamb was being used for protection before this attack would come their way. Had each person not properly applied the blood on their doorposts – their firstborn children would have been killed along with the rest of the firstborn of the Egyptians.

Here is my argument on this. If the shed blood of the Old Testament lambs used for the temporary forgiveness and covering of sins eventually leads to the shedding of Jesus’ blood for permanent and total forgiveness of all of our sins – can we also use that same analogy and say that the shed blood of the lamb used in the Passover for protection could also lead to the shed Blood of Jesus having protection in it?

I personally believe that the answer is yes, and that is why God the Father seems willing to honor any believer who will plead the blood on whatever he wants protection on before any attack can come their way – just like He did in the story of the Passover with His own chosen people.

Before I go into the specifics on how to Plead the Blood of Jesus – there is one more area that each Christian must make a decision on before God will give you His full protection.

Saved and Surrendered
In order to be able to Plead the Blood of Jesus for any kind of deliverance or protection that you may need – there are two requirements that must be met.

1. Saved
You must be a saved and born again Christian. A non-believer cannot use the blood of Jesus. In the story of the Passover – only God’s chosen people were allowed to apply the blood of the lamb on their doorposts to get His full protection on them.

It is the same in the New Testament. Only born again Christian believers can use the blood of Jesus. For those of you who are not saved and born again – there will be other articles on our site on what it means to become saved and exactly how to get saved if you decide that you want to turn from the kind of life that you have been living.

2. The Full Surrender
For those of you who are already saved, there is now one more thing that you will all have to do to really get God’s best to start to flow into your life – which will include getting His maximum protection on you and your life. And that is to be willing to make a full and complete surrender of your entire life over to God the Father.

You have to get both saved and surrendered in order to really be able to step from the dugout out on to the real playing field where the real walk with the Lord is at. God is wanting you to surrender four specific things to Him:

Your body
Your soul
Your spirit
Your entire life
The Bible tells us that we have three parts to our beings – body, soul and spirit. God wants all three parts of our being completely surrendered over to Him. The fourth thing that God will also want from you is for you to fully surrender your entire life over to Him. When I say entire life – I mean everything in your life.

If you are single – God will be choosing who your mate will be. He knows who is best for you – you do not. God will be choosing what your call or calls will be in Him as He knows what your true potential and capabilities are – you do not.

The Bible tells us that with the measure we use – will be the measure measured back to us. In other words, if you want God’s best to flow into your life – then you have to give Him your best – and your best is a complete and full surrender of everything in your life over to Him. It’s "your all" for "His all."

This right here is where many Christians are missing the boat with God. They are saved, but they are not walking in this full surrender with God the Father. As a result, God is not working full force in their lives. The only way to get God to start working full force in your life is to come under a complete and full surrender with Him.

Bottom line – God’s knowledge and wisdom is perfect – yours is not! God can see into the future and knows exactly what is going to happen – you cannot. God knows you better than you can ever know yourself and as a result, He knows what your true potential and capabilities are – you do not.

Our powers are limited – but God’s powers are not. The Bible tells us that God is all-powerful and that there is nothing that He cannot do. Nothing is impossible with God. Our faith is focused on Him, and Him alone. Even though our faith is nothing more than the size of a mustard seed, as long as it is focused on HIM and HIS power to do anything, we have all of the faith we need.


God bless,

Stever :-D


 2006/6/15 14:00
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This is a great question. I have read a book on this subject of the blood and I believe Andrew Murray touches on this exact question of "pleading" the blood if I remember correctly. You can read the book online here:

[b]The Power of the Blood of Jesus by Andrew Murray[/b]
http://www.worldinvisible.com/library/murray/5f00.0572/5f00.0572.c.htm


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 Re: Pleading the Blood?

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Is this scriptural? If yes, could you please cite examples.


No it is not scriptural and there are no scriptural examples. It is part of a pentecostal/charismatic notion that key words can automatically create protection. It is more in the nature of a magical incantation than a biblical pattern.

The key verse is 'when I see the blood I will pass over you'. This is God showing that 'the blood' is for his satisfaction and not some kind of spiritual insulation against evil powers.

Scriptually it means nothing. In practice it has become a way of Christians asking for God's protection. God is bigger than our words and will surely answer the heart cry but not because they used the magic words.


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 2006/6/15 14:12Profile
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The only concern I see is that loved ones forget that Christ is the Victory. So if people begin to get there hearts set on things, even wonderfully sacred things, GOD has put all things in Christ. We are in Christ and thus we have have deliverance, victory, fellowship etc. Again, those are things or shadows, but He Himself is the substance of these.
Read Corinthians 1.30, it is a wonderful verse.
Also these are kind of helpful
1Jo 5:4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith 1Jo 5:5 Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?
Just my simple view, hope it helps :-D


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 Re: Pleading the Blood?

murdog wrote:

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I hear different people when they pray, pleading the blood over people,homes,belongings,etc. Is this scriptural? If yes, could you please cite examples.


Stever wrote:
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Scriptural Grounds for Pleading the Blood of Jesus

There are some Christians and denominations that attack this form of prayer.


philologos wrote:
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No it is not scriptural and there are no scriptural examples. It is part of a pentecostal/charismatic notion that key words can automatically create protection. It is more in the nature of a magical incantation than a biblical pattern.



This is funny :-o

Here we go:

 2006/6/15 14:55Profile









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Stever's response:

Everyone has their own opinion about this. God is the one that knows our hearts. For years, when I was praying for salvation for loved ones and friends, I always asked that God would soften their hearts, open their eyes, and draw them to Him.

God answered my prayers, without ever letting me know that He provides a "New Heart", and that my prayer should have been for a "New Heart", and not a "soft Heart".

Pleading the blood is nothing more than another quiver that we have in our arsenal.

Some feel comfortable with it, and others do not. I am one who does feel comfortable with it and uses it often.

God bless,


Stever :-D

P.S. I wonder if it has anthing to do with Conservative and Liberal? Or--Baptized in the Holy Ghost (Spirit Filled) and Christian Brothers and Sisters that are not????


Stever wrote:Quote:
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Scriptural Grounds for Pleading the Blood of Jesus

There are some Christians and denominations that attack this form of prayer.
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philologos wrote:Quote:
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No it is not scriptural and there are no scriptural examples. It is part of a pentecostal/charismatic notion that key words can automatically create protection. It is more in the nature of a magical incantation than a biblical pattern.

 2006/6/15 17:38
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I have this Book, "The Power of the Blood of Jesus," and would encourage all that could do so , to print this, and read at your leisure.
It is very good.
Praise God for the Blood.
God Bless
Nellie

 2006/6/15 18:23Profile
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Praise God for the Blood.


Amen, just don't try to use it as a weapon against the enemy. In scripture 'the blood' is a short hand term for 'the blood of the cross'; there was nothing 'magical' about Christ's physical blood. It is the worth of that life poured out in blood on the cross that reconciles us to God. To 'plead the blood' makes no more sense biblically than 'to plead the cross'. We do indeed 'plead the cross', Godwards, but NOT as a weapon of warfare Satan-wards.


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I wonder if it has anthing to do with Conservative and Liberal? Or--Baptized in the Holy Ghost (Spirit Filled) and Christian Brothers and Sisters that are not????


and for those who are still trying to 'find my box' I enjoy Pentecostal/Charismatic experience but not their theology! :-D


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Spirit of faith, come down, reveal the things of God,
And make to us the Godhead known, and witness with the blood.
’Tis Thine the blood to apply and give us eyes to see,
Who did for every sinner die hath surely died for me.

No man can truly say that Jesus is the Lord,
Unless Thou take the veil away and breathe the living Word.
Then, only then, we feel our interest in His blood,
And cry with joy unspeakable, “Thou art my Lord, my God!”

O that the world might know the all atoning Lamb!
Spirit of faith, descend and show the virtue of His Name;
The grace which all may find, the saving power, impart,
And testify to all mankind, and speak in every heart.

[i]Charles Wesley[/i]


This is a testimony; I don't claim it as [i]theology[/i].

Part of my childhood was in Africa, in an area where the gospel had been taken to oppose juju worship, in which sacrifices - say, a chicken, and its blood - were (are) left at little shrines, often under trees.

God gave me a dream, once (when I was still quite young), in which I knew that He was my God, and the gods amongst whom I had lived, had no power over me. Later in life, though, I was attacked spiritually (This has happened more than once.) and the only way I could break through (out of), the effect it had on me, was by the sense I was able to make of the meaning of the death of Christ, as the Lamb of God.

THIS (the death of Jesus Christ) is the sacrifice to end all sacrifices. THIS is the sacrifice which breaks the power of any other spiritual bond which is evil, or unholy, or Satanic, or through the willing practice of sin. It is [i]this[/i] blood, applied to the stains on our souls, which is able to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. This is what the hymn which sings of the power in the blood, is about.

I agree that it is not a 'magic' formula which can be applied verbally without engaging with God, but, [i][b]understanding[/i][/b] the full scope of what Jesus was doing on the cross, is an essential part of victorious living in Christ. We have victory over sin because the Father sees His Son in us, and if we are walking in the light as He is in the light... 1 John 1:7.

So, to me, it has been most meaningful to mention the blood when I pray, not only for myself, but, in other situations. Personally, I believe it is part of the language which is understood by principalities and powers, and I have no trouble exercising my faith towards God, in the knowledge that He is the one who ordained that blood should be shed, for the cleansing of souls. The sacrifices under the Old Covenant, also had to do with first the Passover by the angel of death, and later, the consecration of places - the land, the temple, the nation.

It is important to KNOW that one has been cleansed from all unrighteousness, or, one can easily be taken over by the thought that [i]oneself[/i] is responsible for the spiritual opposition one faces.... but this would be misapprehension of what's going on - unless one is [i]knowingly[/i] harbouring a part of one's life to which the Lord has never been consciously invited. Then it may well continue to be troublesome, until one has capitulated to Him. By capitulating, I don't necessarily mean repenting. There are other needs which can interfere with our wholeness in God, which He can fix, if we ask Him to.


Stever said:

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the blood that Jesus shed on the cross, which [b]caused[/b] His physical death,

I don't believe this. He did not bleed to death. The thieves did not bleed to death.

Also, when His side was pierced with the spear, blood and water came out [i]after[/i] He had died. I realise this could be a red herring to this disucssion, but, just wanted to state your assertion is not supported by scripture. This is not to detract from the efficacy of His death, in which there was indeed shedding of blood.

 2006/6/16 7:39





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