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I know you all have heard the statement "Plead The Blood of Jesus". Where is this in Scripture? Why would one have to plead this if they are already covered by His blood? 

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It sounds good, but it is not found in the Word used that way unless you try to draw conclusions using various verses out of context. The Word gives us two other things to rest in (besides the power and presence of the Holy Spirit). We are to put on the Armor of God and we operate in and proclaim the name of Jesus. There are plenty of direct references to His name and operating in His name found in the New Testament.

I remember the congregation in the holiness church I attended with my parents in childhood singing the old hymn:

Would you be free from the burden of sin?
There’s pow’r in the blood, pow’r in the blood;
Would you o’er evil a victory win?
There’s wonderful pow’r in the blood.

Refrain:
There is pow’r, pow’r, wonder-working pow’r
In the blood of the Lamb;
There is pow’r, pow’r, wonder-working pow’r
In the precious blood of the Lamb.

That there's power in the blood of Christ is something that people have thought for many years.

That is definitely an oldie goldie hymn. There is definitely power in His blood that saves us from the burden of sin. I've just heard folks praying before & say they plead the blood of Jesus or they tell you to plead the blood over something. 

I think the two are linked, or a connection has been made between the two things--the power and the plea. It's taught that His blood gives power over the devil. Revelation 12:11 says, "And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb ..." It's taught that Satan fears the blood and that the power, or authority, over the devil is found in learning about the blood and using that knowledge against demons.

My question on the topic is-- Is there power in the blood? I know the blood of Christ has meaning and His death paid our ransom. He is our Redeemer and we have been bought and cleansed and so forth and now have fellowship with God. However, is there power in the blood?

The literal smearing of the blood has no power within itself, neither is there healing by smearing oil on the forehead while praying for someone; but what was accomplished by the shedding of the blood of Jesus Christ, and what it represents. Not trying to minimize the blood of Jesus, but to magnify Christ obedience to His death on the cross, this sacrifice was necessary to redeem mankind. Heb.9:22 “And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission”. Your faith and obedience to God’s Word, is power enough to give you forgiveness of sin, wholeness, and eternal life. Mark 5:34, Mark 10:52, Luke 7:50, Luke 8:48, Luke 17:19, Luke 18:42. The power in the blood, means, this is what had to happen to satisfy “if you will” the claims of justice. So the sacrifice of Jesus as a propitiation for our sins, and not only ours; but the sin of the whole world. “Ro.3:25, 1Jo.2:2, 1Jo.4:10.”

So yes! There is definitely power in the “shed” Blood of Jesus.

The only power in our blood, would be if someone needed it for a transfusion to survive an operation.  

Blessings

JB

Yes it does give power over the devil once someone has received the salvation. My question was why would you then plead the blood of Jesus over anything else since the blood is already there? Or is it just something that has been passed down through the generations as just something to say? 

LT was right, it sounds good and religious, but I can find no justification for using it. The blood has already been shed for our benefit, salvation, which includes healing, deliverance, prosperity, "depending on how you interpret prosperity" It is a free gift to us, but a very high price was paid for it by Him. I humbly receive this precious gift. 2Pet.1:2-3, everything that pertains unto life and godliness, has been given to us "through the knowledge of Him" who has called us into glory and virtue.

Study the Word, it is a seed, and will germinate in your Spirit and soul, and bring forth riches beyond your wildest imagination. Not speaking necessarily of monetary value, but riches of the glory of God. Eph.1 says as a prayer, "that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory ,would give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation  in the knowledge of Him, and that the eyes of your understanding being enlightened, that you might know what is the hope of His calling, and what is the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power to us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power to which He wright in Christ when He raised Him from the dead, and set Him at His own right hand in heavenly places, far above all principalities, and power, and might and dominion and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come, and hath put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be the head over all thing to the church, which is His body, the fulness of Him that filleth all in all."  

Your sins have been covered by the blood, why would you have to plead for it?

“Plead” Beg, He says in John 6:37 (KJV)
37  All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.
 

JB

Amen JB

And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it.  (Exodus 12:7)

I don't understand it all, but He is our Passover Lamb. By whose stripes we were healed. I'm thinking about Passover right now so that's why I'm offering this verse. Consider how important the blood was for the first Passover, the first covering. They didn't pray the blood, but where would they be without the covering of the lamb's blood? I believe we are supposed to remember what He did for us. He laid down His very life for us. He is our covering. What would we do without Him?

Love,

Mary

Like you, Mary, I don't understand it all, either. I like what you've said.

Jesus is our propitiation. At Passover, the blood marking the door posts was a sign and it was God who passed over the inhabitants of the household. Thus, the believers did not suffer from the wrath of God. The blood of Christ was shed for our salvation. In context, Revelation 12:11 is about salvation as well but not in the sense of fighting and overcoming Satan in a great battle or in battle after battle. We are told that the word of God is our sword for that kind of spiritual battle. It's our only weapon. The armor is our protection. Holy Spirit empowers us. The gospel of Christ is His death, burial, and resurrection. He shed His blood, but it is He who is our covering, our propitiation. The shedding of His blood, His death, appeased God. Propitiation means the turning away of wrath by an offering.

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

Hebrews 10English Standard Version (ESV)

Christ's Sacrifice Once for All

10 For since the law has but a shadow of the good things to come instead of the true form of these realities, it can never, by the same sacrifices that are continually offered every year, make perfect those who draw near. 2 Otherwise, would they not have ceased to be offered, since the worshipers, having once been cleansed, would no longer have any consciousness of sins? 3 But in these sacrifices there is a reminder of sins every year. 4 For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.

5 Consequently, when Christ[a] came into the world, he said,

“Sacrifices and offerings you have not desired,
but a body have you prepared for me;
6 in burnt offerings and sin offerings
you have taken no pleasure.
7 Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come to do your will, O God,
as it is written of me in the scroll of the book.’”
8 When he said above, “You have neither desired nor taken pleasure in sacrifices and offerings and burnt offerings and sin offerings” (these are offered according to the law), 9 then he added, “Behold, I have come to do your will.” He does away with the first in order to establish the second. 10 And by that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

11 And every priest stands daily at his service, offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. 12 But when Christ[b]had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, 13 waiting from that time until his enemies should be made a footstool for his feet. 14 For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified.

15 And the Holy Spirit also bears witness to us; for after saying,

16 “This is the covenant that I will make with them
after those days, declares the Lord:
I will put my laws on their hearts,
and write them on their minds,”
17 then he adds,

“I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more.”
18 Where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer any offering for sin.

The Full Assurance of Faith

19 Therefore, brothers,[c] since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, 20 by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, 21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

26 For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27 but a fearful expectation of judgment, and a fury of fire that will consume the adversaries. 28 Anyone who has set aside the law of Moses dies without mercy on the evidence of two or three witnesses. 29 How much worse punishment, do you think, will be deserved by the one who has trampled underfoot the Son of God, and has profaned the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has outraged the Spirit of grace? 30 For we know him who said, “Vengeance is mine; I will repay.” And again, “The Lord will judge his people.” 31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

32 But recall the former days when, after you were enlightened, you endured a hard struggle with sufferings, 33 sometimes being publicly exposed to reproach and affliction, and sometimes being partners with those so treated.34 For you had compassion on those in prison, and you joyfully accepted the plundering of your property, since you knew that you yourselves had a better possession and an abiding one.35 Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. 36 For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.37 For,

“Yet a little while,
and the coming one will come and will not delay;
38 but my righteous one shall live by faith,
and if he shrinks back,
my soul has no pleasure in him.”
39 But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve their souls.

Footnotes:

Hebrews 10:5 Greek he
Hebrews 10:12 Greek this one
Hebrews 10:19 Or brothers and sisters
English Standard Version (ESV)
The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.

As always, thank you Amanda for all your input.

Thanks Mary

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