RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Wednesday 26 June 2013
POWER IN THE BLOOD
By Pastor E. A. Adeboye
Memorise: “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.” Revelation 12:11
Read: Revelation 12:10-11
Bible in one year: Isaiah 1-3
Action point: Apply the Blood of Jesus on yourself and family, ministry and plans every day. Attack the enemy with the blood of Jesus.
The Word of God works in all situations when the user has satisfied every requirement. If you are making a request and you are at the same time living in sin, particularly in secret sin, your sinful state can negatively impact on your prayers. Similarly, when you engage the enemy, and you want to use the word of God as a weapon, quote it correctly or it may not work for you. Satan knows the letters of the word from Genesis to Revelation, so the enemy knows whenever you misquote scriptures and can take advantage of that. In Matthew 4:1-11, when Jesus came face to face with the devil in the wilderness, He engaged the sword of the Spirit saying, ‘it is written’. How often do you engage the sword of the Spirit? How correctly do you quote scripture when engaged ¡n warfare?
Moreover, the third weapon available to soldiers in God’s army is the blood of Jesus. Revelation 12:11 says,
“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.”
If only you can see into the spiritual realm, then you will r appreciate the power in the blood of Jesus. An ex-agent of ¡ darkness, who was very active for the devil until her conversion to Christ, once said that the blood of Jesus is spiritually very acidic. If there is one weapon the kingdom of darkness avoids more than a plague, it is the blood. If you can imagine what harm physical acid can cause to the human body, then you may have a little glimpse of the power in the blood of Jesus. She said when they plant different objects at certain road junctions to cause accidents; they return to the scene after such accidents to drain the blood of their victims to their blood banks, which they subsequently serve as wine. But when some believers begin to pray and plead the blood of Jesus on thir local, national and international blood banks, the blood ¡n their ‘ blood banks becomes contaminated, acidic and completely undrinkable. They will have to throw away .. such blood and for that period, they will be very weak as they begin their search for fresh blood. Arise and cover , yourself, family and everything you have with the blood of Jesus. Also plead the blood upon all blood banks - both physical and satanic.