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The Blood Of The Covenant
For this reason He is the mediator of a new covenant, so that, since a death has taken place for the redemption of the transgressions that were committed under the first covenant, those who have been called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance. - (Hebrews 9:15)
You’ve probably heard someone say, “I plead the blood.” What they are talking about is the blood of the covenant. However, the way you plead the blood of the covenant is not simply by saying some magical words. You plead the blood of the covenant by being under the terms of the covenant—by making Jesus Christ Lord of your life and ruler of your world.
In the Old Testament times, the Israelites couldn’t just say,“I plead the blood.”No, they had to put the blood on the doorposts in order to plead it. It involved more than merely saying it. They had to align themselves within the protective confines of the walls that were connected to the blood-stained doors. Likewise, today, there must be covenantal alignment under the lordship and rulership of Jesus Christ in order to experience His kingdom power, authority, provision, and covering.
We read about this New Covenant in the book of Hebrews where it says,“And to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood, which speaks better than the blood of Abel” (Hebrews 12:24). Jesus Christ is the Lord of the new covenant, the unique one-of-a-kind mediator between heaven and earth (1 Timothy 2:5).
Reflection: Why was the blood applied to doorposts in the Passover (>Exodus 12:21– 27)? Why do we need Christ’s blood applied to us? Take time to think about Christ’s sacrificial death for you, and thank Him.
Jesus, cover me with Your covenantal covering. I seek to align my life underneath You in all that I do. Thank You that You came to create the new covenant from which I can benefit. You are my mediator between myself and God, the Father, and for that I am truly grateful.
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