Blood of the Covenant and Spiritual Warfare (Part 2)
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The second advantage of the blood is that it marks us as eligible to live according to the rules of the covenant and receive the blessings of the covenant. We are brought out of the afflictions, poverty and curses of “Egypt”; and brought into the “promised land” of milk and honey. (The name Egypt מצריים means the “straits of tribulation”).
The blood marks you as a vessel to receive blessings. It is a sign that you belong to a privileged group, a royal family (1 Peter 2:9). We are all invited by grace by the blood of Yeshua to become members of His blessing club.
The third advantage of the blood is that It influences us on the inside. The blood of Yeshua cleanses our souls (I John 1:7) and speaks to our conscience (Hebrews 12:24 – “to Yeshua, mediator of the New Covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, which speaks better than the blood of Abel”).
There is an ongoing, internal, spiritual influence by the testimony of the blood of Yeshua. We are led by its inner guidance and moral inspiration.
Hebrews 9:14 – How much more will the blood of Messiah, who sacrificed himself without spot to God through the eternal Spirit, purify your conscience from works of death in order to serve the living God?
If we sin, the Holy Spirit bears witness with our spirit to change (Romans 2:15, 8:16, 9:1). If we repent and believe, the Holy Spirit guarantees us that we are no longer under condemnation. Romans 8:1 – There is now no condemnation to those in Messiah Yeshua, who walk not according to the flesh but by the spirit.”
If we believe in the blood we are saved. We cross over into the covenant of grace. This blood covenant provides us with these three advantages during this lifetime:
- Marked territory – the demons cannot attack us
- Blessings restored – we receive all health, wisdom and provision
- Inner leading – we are shown how to walk in grace and purity
Through these three advantages, the blood of Yeshua gives us victory over the enemy in spiritual warfare.
Revelation 12:10-11 – “For the accuser of our brethren, who brings charges against them before our God, day and night, was cast down. And they overcame him by the blood of the lamb and by the word of their testimony, that they loved not their own souls even unto death.”
Notice that the emphasis of the attacks of Satan has to do with accusation. The blood is the guarantee to us that we are forgiven, and thus operates as a shield against demonic attack. The spiritual voice of the blood saying we are not condemned is stronger than the demonic voice of condemnation.
By making use of the spiritual power of the blood of Yeshua we can have victory over Satan. However, the blood must be put into effect (and backed up by our own life-and-death commitment). It must be placed on the “doorposts” of our bodies, minds, and souls.
When we understand these advantages of the covenant blood, we can believe and activate its power in our lives. There is power in the blood of Yeshua, and through it we can overcome every attack of evil.