Pleading The Blood (How Scriptural?)

Pleading The Blood (How Scriptural?)

Pleading the Blood -of Jesus

My Lord and my God, I pray your Spirit ministers Grace through this write up to your people as they get edified and Satan totally vilified in Jesus name, Amen.

I want to attempt scratching the surface of this subject. “The Blood of Jesus” and the “Pleading” of it. Again I believe it’s one of those controversial topics but it must be said. The warning in the book of Revelation 2:29 says “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.”

If we must serve God, it must be on His own terms and conditions NOT ours, regardless of how seemingly right what we are doing appears. If it cannot be expressly found in scriptures, we must trash it for our own good. Worship or the Christian journey is not about us per say but about the God of creation and what He wants and the way He wants it done.

This subject is so large and vast we could be on it till the end of the year and yet just be starting. I will be dealing with:
1          Why blood?
2          The relevance of the blood
3          Since when did the blood pleading thing begin?
4          As a New Testament believer can you “plead the blood”?
I will try giving scriptural answers to these and more as we go on. One of Satan’s chief tactics is accusation. He is called “the Accuser of the brethren”. Revelation. 12:10 When we sin we give Satan real opportunity to accuse us, both directly and through others. The reality is, we have all sinned and we will keep at it till the day we leave this mortal body, Sins of omission and commission. I’m still looking for a Christian on the earth today who never sins, in words, thoughts or in deeds. I’d love to learn from someone who no longer falls short of the glory of God in any way. The truth is sin is costing us too much. When Satan adds to our sin his accusations, we can feel very condemned and discouraged if we are ignorant of the power of the blood of Jesus as it may be applied to this issue.

Praise God, even before we were born, God made ready provision for the solution. The blood of Jesus Christ, God’s son, cleanses us from all sin. It is written that “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9.

We must believe that no matter what sin we may have committed in the past or commit in the present and even in the future, the blood of Jesus is there to cleanse us. I believe you know what I am talking about. We can be restored by this blood of Jesus to a place of acceptance with God and peace with ourselves. Our fellowship with Him goes back to where it was before, as if we never sinned. It is because Jesus paid the price for our sins, and took the punishment we deserved, that we can be forgiven and go on after temporary defeats. Praise God for the blood!

Let me take the first one, Why Blood? Simple, He wanted blood so He chose blood! But really why blood? If I wanted to clean something, blood is definitely not the type of detergent I would want to consider for the job. Blood stains and is often difficult to remove. But that is me and I am not God the creator. But really how is it that the remission of sin requires the shedding of blood. What makes blood so important? God gives us a hint as to the value of blood in Deuteronomy 12:23 “Only be sure that thou eat not the blood: for the blood is the life; and thou mayest not eat the life with the flesh.” God connects life to the blood that flows in men and animals. This is where the importance of blood lies – it represents and carries life.

In the beginning if you remember, in the book of Genesis when Adam sinned, he was chased out of the Garden of Eden. Understandably, he took his wife with him Genesis 3:22-24 but before chasing him out God had to do something in the 21st verse of Genesis 3 the Bible records “Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them” For coats to be made out of any animal skin, that animal has to be killed first and blood poured out. Why would God clothe them in animal skin? Simple, He could not behold them in their new sinful nature for He is a Holy, Righteous and Just God.

So, if Adam has to remain alive someone or something had to take his place and pay the price for his disobedience. The life of the animals paid for that sin of disobedience in the garden. The animal skin He used to cover them became their “Coat of Righteousness” as we see later in Revelation 3:5 the white raiment Jesus will clothe the righteous. But here, God chose to pour out the blood of animals, their life. Remember later in the Ten Commandments Deuteronomy 19:21 “And thine eye shall not pity; but life shall go for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.”

When sin occurred in the garden, Adam and his wife lost their God given life Genesis 2:7 as it was promised in Genesis 2:17 The Hebrew words “moth tamuth” in this verse 17 literally means “a death you shall die; or, dying you shall die”. Rephrasing it would mean, “you shall not only die spiritually by losing the life of God in you, but from that moment you shall become mortal, and shall continue in a dying state till you die physically”
This happens to everyone born of a woman. Every moment of man’s life may be considered as an act of dying, till soul and body are separated. This act of dying was to be a temporary one for the real life was to come some four thousand years later in form of the “Last Adam” –Jesus the Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:45 says “And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.” That means God made Him a life giving spirit. You may see my write up posted on my website titled “Life is Not in the Blood”

Since the Life of the animal was in the blood and Adam lost the first one God gave him at creation. Genesis 2:7 God needed to administer “first aid” treatment at this point. He had used the blood (LIFE) of the animals He killed to propitiate and appease Himself then clothe Adam and his wife with coats made out of the animals’ skin, which was a type and shadow of His Righteousness to cover their sin. Over time, God decided to carve out a new generation of people for Himself through Abraham. Man generally wallowed in sin until Moses came to the scene. Animal sacrifice was the temporary solution for about another one thousand five hundred (1500) years until Jesus showed up in person. Hebrews 9:22 tells us “And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.”

Since an originally sinless life was lost in the Garden of Eden through sin, there has to be another sinless life to reinstate that life to what it originally was, hence the coming of the messiah Jesus Christ. Like the sacrificial animal in Genesis, He had to shed his blood to permanently pay for the sin of man in general. The Bible calls Him the “Last Adam” “And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.” 1 Corinthians 15:45. This time, the life has to go back to where it used to be, not in the blood anymore but in Christ. Colossians 3:4 “When Christ, who is OUR LIFE shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.” The blood has been poured out, so the life of the believer now is rested permanently and hidden in Christ. Hallelujah! Colossians 3:3

Now please pay good attention. At this point I want to say this. I believe I am writing to the Christian who holds the SCRIPTURES, The written WORD OF GOD, THE BIBLE above every other book or person(s) and it is regarded as the final authority. Not including the traditions of men like the warning in Colossians 2: 8 says “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.”

This might sound strange to you but may I emphatically say here? Please prayerfully consider what you are about to read. No matter how strange it may sound. Some of us may have ignorantly been involved in some practices that negates scriptures typically the traditions of men, taking them as part of the word of God in the past. But I am here to give you sound and correct information. I employ you therefore to do like the Barean Christians in Acts 17: 11 “These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.  I encourage you to search the scriptures yourself; find out where it is written, that is if it is there at all. Go the extra mile to get study aids to help you. You do not have to be a pastor or some kind of a pulpit minister to study the scriptures. Bear in mind that “…all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation 2 Corinthians 5:18

So believe it or not, you are already a minister of the gospel, designed and called to function in the ministry of reconciliation.  If you claim you love the Lord and want to be obedient to Him, just search the scriptures, it’s for your own good. Again, like the Barean Christians in the book of Acts who checked out the apostles’ teachings. Likewise I encourage you to Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15. The Holy Spirit of God will help you as long as you sincerely desire to know Him better.

So, haven said that much, I will be focusing on the term or phrase ‘PLEADING THE BLOOD”. But how scriptural is “Pleading the Blood” of Jesus? On what scriptural authority is it based?

I once asked a dear sister that question. Her response was “hey, I don’t care. I do it and it works for me. That is all that matters” So I took her up on it for in the cause of our conversation, she just condemned a group of people who pray to Mary mother of Jesus for help. I asked what right she had to condemn someone else who has made up another mediator besides the Lord Jesus regardless of the fact that the scripture emphatically states that. “…there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” 1 Timothy 2:5. These people pray and get results too but does that make it right? Is it scriptural? Anyone can use anything including carved images as their god and get some answers too, but does that make it right? Is it scriptural?

You have to understand that man was originally designed in God’s image and likeness, to be creative. When we put faith in anything and I mean ANYTHING we can get results, until the day that object of worship fails us, proving that it was just a creature after all and NOT the CREATOR. But we are children of God so we must do things the right way God wants us to.

I mentioned this same issue to a minister of the word as well. She responded the same way but added a verse of scripture seemingly to buttress her stand. It’s in Revelation 12: 11 “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death” but that verse has nothing to do with “pleading the Blood” the way it is used today by the Church of Jesus Christ. First, you need to know that the book of Revelation is divided into three parts, the past, present and the future. One must be able to “rightly divide the Word of truth” 2 Timothy 2:15 the part quoted is still in the future. That is the period of the Antichrist. We are presently at the tail end of Revelation Chapter 3, The Laodicean Church age. If you back up a bit some Chapters from Revelation 12, it gives you the answer to those in reference. These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb Revelation 7:14. It has nothing to do with “pleading the blood”. In general, Jesus “is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.” 1 John 2:2. When that scripture says And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb…” it is in reference to what the blood stands for. In Revelation 12:11 the phrase They overcame him…” in the Greek language is the word (autoi enikêsan) it’s an active indicative word. The same verb used by Jesus of His own victory in John 16:33 “…I have overcome the world” and about him in Revelation 3:21; 5:5.

It is a pointer to the victory of the Christian over Sin and the martyrs of the tribulation in particular. That verse marks the failure of Satan’s endeavors because of the blood of the Lamb as in Revelation 1:5; 5:6, 9; 7:14. 5:9. on the account of and by virtue of its having been shed. The blood of Jesus is presented here as the ground, the evidence, the final authority for the victory and NOT THE MEANS for it.

The blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from sin (John 1:29; 1 John 1:7). And it propitiates GodThose are the primary assignments of the blood and death on the cross for us.

Below is a list of what categorically the blood is meant for. Don’t forget, “…God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.” 1 Corinthians 14:33 there are spiritual laws that must be followed, that even God Himself cannot flout.

Here are 20 Things the Blood of Jesus Christ Does

  1.      It remits sins and established the New Testament Matthew. 26:28.
  2.      It gives life to those who partake in it John 6:53.
  3.      It causes us to dwell in Christ and He in us John 6:56.
  4.      It is the means by which Jesus purchased the church Acts 20:28.
  5.      It is the means Jesus became our atonement through faith Romans. 3:25
  6.      It justifies us and saves us from wrath Romans. 5:9.
  7.      It redeemed us Ephesians. 1:7; 1 Peter. 1:18-19; Revelation. 5:9.
  8.      It brings those who were far away from God near to Him Ephesians. 2:13.
  9.      It grants us the forgiveness of sins Ephesians 1:7
  10.    Brings peace and reconciliation to God Colossians. 1:20.
  11.    Obtained eternal redemption for us Hebrews. 9:12.
  12.    Cleanses our conscience from dead works to serve the living God Hebrews. 9:14.
  13.    Gives us free passage into the most holy place with boldness Hebrews. 10:19. And what are we allowed to do there? Living right, getting out of sin and living in righteousness. But there is nothing on doing “battle” with it. Jesus already did that and got the victory for us.
  14.    Speaks of better things than the blood of Abel Hebrews. 12:24
  15.    Sanctifies us Hebrews. 13:12.
  16.    Makes us perfect in every good work Hebrews. 13:20-21.
  17.    Cleanses us from all sin 1 John 1:7.
  18.    Bears witness in the earth along with the Spirit and the water 1 John 5:8.
  19.    The means by which Jesus washes us Revelation. 1:5, 7:14.
  20.    Allows the believers in Christ to overcome the accuser of the brethren Revelation. 12:11. NOTE: Not by our “Pleading” it but by the already finished work of Jesus on the cross, it is our license to victory, our authority.

Thank God for the “precious blood of Jesus Christ . . . the “sprinkled” blood of Christ . . . the blood of “the new covenant” . . . the blood of “the eternal covenant” (1 Peter. 1:19; Hebrews. 12:24; Luke 22:20; Hebrews. 13:20).

If you noticed, there is absolutely nothing in those verses that even suggests pleading the blood for anything. The blood is what Jesus used and still uses to bring the sinner to God. Like I told you before, we are not the High Priest. Jesus Christ is the only “…Apostle and High Priest of our profession” Hebrews 3:1 “Seeing then that we have a great high priest, (Just one) that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.” Hebrews 4:14 (We profess to be Christians) No man can usurp that position in whatever guise. The scripture tells us categorically that “…no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron.” Hebrews 5:4. God only called TWO people into that office, Aaron and Jesus. That is the office of the High Priest. It takes God to do that. No one is allowed to be in that position. If this were to be the Old Testament there would have been instant judgment on believers who “Plead The Blood” like that of king Nebuchadnezzar but for the Mercy and Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. The true knowledge of God had always been the trouble with the people of God. “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.” Hosea 4:6. Though this is primarily a rebuke to the nation of Israel, it has a statute for general application. We are too lazy to sit down and study the scriptures.

Like I said before, there were just two High Priests named by God Himself. First was Aaron and his sons (The Aaronic Priesthood) whose priesthood terminated at the advent of the Lord Jesus. In the New Testament, the scripture tells us that Jesus was “Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec.” Hebrews 5:10 “For he testifieth, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.” Hebrews 7:17 God has not and does not intend to change that. Jesus did not hand over the office of the High Priest to any man. He is the high Priest for ever who pleads our case before the Father on our behalf. “…And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous” 1 John 2:1, Romans 8:34; 1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 7:25; 9:24. In a nutshell, the blood was designed simply to propitiate God and deal with the sin issue.

The thing is, Jesus Christ conquered Satan, and that makes our victory possible in whatever battle we may be in.  (Luke 11:21; Hebrews 2:18). It is only in Christianity you go to a battle knowing the end result before it ever starts. “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 So far, I have not yet seen nor do I know of a verse talking about “Pleading the Blood” the way it’s used today. Even ‘big ministers’ with large followings make the same mistake. A proof that it is not by any man’s making; it is simply God’s grace at work. God always chooses to use “…the foolish thing of this world to confound the wise…” 1 Corinthians 1:27a The blood already gave us the victory it’s not the “PLEADING OF THE BLOOD“ so called that does it but Faith in His name. So where did this practice of “pleading the blood” come from?

“It is a silly fable, invented by ecclesiastical tyrants, and supported by clerical coxcombs.” They blissfully display their ignorance of scripture to their spiritual detriment. I humbly speak with all due respect to those affected; I’m just keeping it real.  Again, I believe I am talking to Christians who believe the Bible wholeheartedly and take it as their final authority. Those who believe that whatever is not written in the scriptures should not be added nor practiced.

Now hear this, “Pleading the blood” as it is commonly practiced today has more in common with mysticism. It is like an incantation, reciting a magical formula and hoping it works. Saying certain words does not make our prayers magically more powerful outside of the name of Jesus.

Let me stress this, “pleading the blood” of Jesus is not needed to defeat Satan. He is already defeated, and, if we are truly born again, Satan has no power over us other than what God allows for His own purpose and glory. Colossians 1:13 makes this perfectly clear: “…Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son” we are already, translated into the kingdom of God’s dear son –Jesus.

We cannot plead the blood of Jesus for protection or for whatever purpose. It was spilled and sprinkled once and for all for sinners by Jesus our High Priest Himself. As believers all we have to do is claim anything in Jesus name. That is our “ticket”. God’s working power is in Jesus name, our righteousness is in Jesus name, our healing in Jesus name and everything else desirable before both God and Man are all encapsulated in Jesus name. I will prove that with Scriptures shortly.

Pleading the blood as it is done today has become nothing but a Popular Heresy in the body of Christ!! Unfortunately because most of the people of God are simply lazy when it comes to studying the scriptures, (I mean no disrespect, I’m just keeping it real) unlike the Barean Christians, they want to be spoon fed, they take in everything the preacher says hook, line, sinker, and even the rod as the true word of God. No matter how popular some statements or declarations may be, as long as they lack scriptural backups they qualify as nothing else but false teachings. Like I said, they are just popular heresies!!
Now let me jolt you a bit. Did you know it is a wrong interpretation of scripture and teaching to say that the precious blood of Jesus Christ protects the believer from demons or Satan’s attacks? On the contrary, it protects you The Believer from the unfathomable wrath of God not from Satan or any demonic attacks. That’s a whole topic in itself, but in a nutshell I will give you a few scriptures to prove what I just said.

Remember, way back in the Garden of Eden, what happened? Man sinned; God spilled blood on man’s behalf. Why did He do that? Simple, to save man from His wrath. Genesis 3:21.

The nation of Israel was to leave Egypt, what happened? Blood was sprinkled on door posts and window lintels and it was recorded that “…the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.” Exodus 12:13 Just to save the children of Israel from imminent death, -His wrath.

Please Note: This verse did not say “when Satan sees the blood…” but rather it says “when He, God Himself sees the blood, He will pass over” in other words, He will spare them from imminent death.

For the Gentile nation to be engrafted into God’s family, (Romans 11:16-24) we all needed salvation, what did God do? He sent Jesus to die in our behalf; shedding His blood for our propitiation. “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world” 1 John 2:2

“Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” 1 John 4:10.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16 Just to save us from His wrath.

I have not found a scripture yet that is available to the believer using the blood of Jesus to fight Satan or his demons.

Again, what in the world is “Pleading the Blood”? What does it mean and why do some Christians do it? A couple of reasons I can readily think of, the traditions of men and their lack of Biblical understanding. A “big” minister teaches or preaches an error and like the ripple effect on water, devoted members of his congregation just run with it. No one asks any questions. They believe he is infallible; he is the “man of God.” Forgetting he is first a fallible man before God is added to that title, “Man of God”

The blood of Jesus is very important and it is indisputable. This is about using the blood of Jesus by “pleading it” in order to get a house, job, fight enemies, cast out demons etc. But let me quickly add at this point. It is the blood of Jesus that authorizes the believer and qualifies him to be able to use the NAME OF JESUS. Once you have received Jesus as your personal Lord and savior and your sins are washed in the blood of the lamb, you are qualified.

The idea of “pleading the blood” is not even a biblical concept. The blood of Jesus has already been pled in our behalf by Jesus Himself and it washed away our sins and made us children of God, justified and redeemed.  (Hebrews 10.) There is nothing else left to plead. On the cross Jesus said “it is finished.” All that needs to be done is finished. Now we simply have to just believe the Gospel and obey it. Can you think of anywhere in scripture where we read about the apostles “pleading the blood?” But we do read throughout the Old and New Testament that they overcame Satan and trials by their faith, confidence and absolute trust in the NAME of the Lord Jesus.

I had a conversation on this topic with a dear brother who told me he had been in the ministry for over twenty years and from his experience in the deliverance ministry demons respond more to the blood pleading than just the name of Jesus. Adding that in theory it is ok but practically only the name of Jesus is not as effective. Really? I thought scripture says “That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;” Philippians 2:10 My response was simply that he has always worked with what he knew and believed in as in the “blood pleading” thing. Adding that even if he had his shoes placed in one corner of his room and paid obeisance to it, requested stuff from the shoe, as ridiculous as that may sound, he will receive answers to his request until the day the shoe will fail him, proving that it is just a creature and not the creator. I went on to tell him that was how God wired us, to be creative with our faith just like Him.

Let me say this and it can never be over emphasized. Anything you cannot find proof for in the scriptures please trash it. I don’t care the experience or result you get from it. It is not about you or your experience. It is about the Lord God Almighty and His only begotten son Jesus Christ.  It’s just tantamount to unbelief. For if we believe in the name of Jesus, nothing else can stand against us. Right from the Old Testament to the New Testament, battles had always been fought and won in the name of the Lord.

It is believed by some that pleading the blood simply means applying the blood to our life and circumstances just like the Israelites applied it to their door posts and were protected from the wrath of God, not Satan. (Exodus 12). Some also believe that pleading the blood is simply the taking hold of the authority and power available to us by the death and resurrection of Jesus. Some believe it is our priesthood right. Although we are priests, the Jewish priest never went to the mercy seat; it was the job of the high priest.  Jesus is our High Priest, we as priests cannot apply the blood over any or everything we want cleansed. The blood is applied only to those who have faith in the atonement of Christ. It is an individual’s choice and it happens only once, when we first believed.

If the above views are to be believed and accepted, we must then ask ourselves as believers, “how many times are we going to send Jesus to the cross to keep crucifying Him so we can get the blood to sprinkle?”
Didn’t He say it was finished on the cross? Aren’t we now adopted, redeemed and justified? There is no need to keep sending Him to the cross. We cannot put the blood over people and things. This is a spiritual act and only God can do it. We can confess or shout it all we want until we lose our voices, it’s not happening. We don’t have the power to save anyone or apply Christ’s sacrifice to anyone or anything. As New Testament believers we cannot resuscitate Old Testament types and shadows to apply them to our faith. Jesus fulfilled them already. In the Old Testament motif’s, the blood was sprinkled in the holy of hollies for the people by the high priest once a year. But the objects were those set apart for the Lord, strict instructions were given by God Himself on this matter. Even then, the high priest could not sprinkle the blood on anything his heart desired. This was done only on the objects God set apart in the temple. It was sprinkled on the ark and the mercy seat for their forgiveness.  There is no such practice by the apostles or instructions in the epistles to do any such sprinkling or pleading of Jesus’ blood on anyone (even those demon possessed or oppressed).

In the Old Testament it was a physical act by the high priest to put the blood on the altar, not moving it from one place to another. It is the same principle in the New Testament, one cannot move it on to people or things for cleansing by speaking, (pleading it). The blood represents the life of the person like I showed you earlier. In this case it is the life of Jesus.  We cannot plead His life on others.

Only the high priest handled the blood to go on the mercy seat for the forgiveness of sins. In the New Testament, that high priest is now Jesus. Jesus is the only one who can “sprinkle” His blood, NOT US. “Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.” Hebrews 4:14 “And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron.” Hebrews 5:4

We can’t physically touch it today nor can we apply it somewhere else spiritually. We are called to be priests and not high priests, Jesus is the high priest.
“And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.” Revelation 1:5-6

“Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus Hebrews 3:1

The only thing God made available to us for battle since when time began is explained below.

We are called to be priests and not high priests. Jesus is the Only high priest.

So in conclusion, I listed 20 Things the Blood of Jesus Christ Does, then said to you that there is absolutely nothing in the many scriptures that I gave that even suggests pleading the blood for anything by us. The blood is what Jesus used and still uses to bring the sinner to God.

You see, in the Old Testament, when the children of Israel had any encounter with God, they usually named God after that experience. For instance:

If He defeated the enemy for them at war they called Him a name The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is his name.” Exodus 15:3 Jehovah-Sabaoth– “The Lord of Hosts” – I Samuel 1:3

If they were healed, Jehovah- Rapha’, – The Lord The Healer – Isaiah 53:4,5,

If there was peace amongst them it’s Jehovah-Shalom– Lord of Peace – Isaiah 9:6,

If they felt His presence it’s Jehovah-Shammah– The Lord is Present – Ezekiel 48:35,

If there was any justification or cleansing Jehovah-Tsidkenu– The Lord of Righteousness – Jeremiah 23:6. And so on.

But in the New Testament all these names have been wrapped up, condensed and encapsulated into one, J-E-S-U-S. Joshua in Hebrew Yhowshua pronounced (yeh-ho-shoo’-ah) meaning Jehovah-saved or Savior.

From the book of Genesis to the book of Revelation, what I have found repeatedly written and used is the “NAME OF THE LORD”, people called upon the name of the Lord for deliverance of any kind.

From Abraham to Moses, David, Solomon and the rest of them to the New Testament God has not given us His blood to call but His Name, without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sins no doubt. It is because of His blood that we are reconciled unto God and that is it.

Like I told you before, the BLOOD protects you The Believer from the unfathomable wrath of God not from Satan or any demonic attacks. I gave you scriptures to prove it.

I can never overstate this. We are not qualified to call His blood for just anything; I told you why. We are priests and not HIGH PRIESTS. It is only the High Priest that has that authority. The grace of God –Jesus Christ has always been our advocate in all our wrong doings. 1 John 2:1 it is a big error to “Plead the Blood” for anything.

Right from the Old Testament to the New Testament, I will share with you a few scriptures about the name of the Lord. None of God’s servants in the Bible called on His Blood BUT His NAME

2 chronicles 14: 11 “And Asa cried unto the LORD his God, and said, LORD, it is nothing with thee to help, whether with many, or with them that have no power: help us, O LORD our God; for we rest on thee, and in thy name we go against this multitude. O LORD, thou art our God; let not man prevail against thee.”

1 Samuel 17:45 “Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.”

1 Kings 18: 24 “And call ye on the name of your gods, and I will call on the name of the LORD: and the God that answereth by fire, let him be God. And all the people answered and said, It is well spoken.”

Psalms 20:7 “Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.

Psalms 118:12 They compassed me about like bees; they are quenched as the fire of thorns: for in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.”

Psalms 124:8 “Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.”

“The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.“ Proverbs 18:10 Again, not His blood.

Colossians 3:17. Tells us to do ALL in the NAME of the Lord Jesus”.

According to Paul “whosoever calleth on the NAME of the Lord shall be saved Romans 10:13 not the blood.

We are to “trust in His NAME (Psalm.20:7; 118:10-12)

In Acts 22:16 Paul even commanded people to wash away their sins by “calling the NAME of the Lord not His blood.

“Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a NAME which is above every name” Philippians 2:9

“That at the NAME of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth” Philippians 2:10

I rest my case. If there be any questions, just send me a mail to or the address below and I’d be glad to respond to you.



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