The Mystery and Power in the Blood of Jesus

Some believers call upon the blood of Jesus without the deepest conviction in their heart as to the power or the mystery of the blood thereby not gaining the desire effect or lack the understanding of the application of the Blood of the greatest sacrifice God made in order to redeem a fallen and sinful people.

Since creation through the fall of man in the Garden of Eden, the first notable spilling of blood was the animal killed by God to cover man’s shame which was exposed by sin, it was done to extract the skin of the animal to cover the lost glory of man (Hebrew 11:4) and this lost glory I believe was the eternal right of man to fellowship with a righteous and Holy God. The sin in itself meant there was a spiritual death of man’s connection to a Spiritual God.

The blood is the most potent sacrifice that can be made in any form to seek the face of a triune God and even in the demonic realm it is still consider a form of sacrifice that is worthy of satisfying the demand of the evil one (Satan).

This is why the followers of Satan are constantly seeking to kill people and animals to satisfy his hunger for ritual sacrifices of blood.

The significance of blood sacrifice was magnified in the request of the Lord to Abraham to give up Isaac, it was a foreshadow of God’s purpose to redeem the world through Christ Jesus.

Genesis 22: 2 Then He said, “Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you. (Read through to v15)

The substitution introduced the temporary use of animals for the atonement of sin as Abraham became the father of faith by his willingness to obey and trust God. This paved way for God’s preparation of an everlasting sacrifice through His eternal Son.

Hebrew 9:18 Therefore not even the first covenant was dedicated without blood.

The Lord commanded the people of Israel not to drink of the animal’s blood for its life was in it and the use of it was purely a ceremonial duty for the temporary atonement of their sin but Jesus told us to participate of the drinking of his blood (communion) so that we might partake of the fullness of His glory with the Father.

Hebrew 9:7 But into the second part the high priest went alone once a year, not without blood, which he offered for himself and for the people’s sins committed in ignorance

Because animal’s blood could not fully satisfy the extent of sin by man especially that which were considered serious sins like adultery, murder and intentional sins meant that the holiest of blood was needed to be shed once and for all. The shedding of the blood had a Propitiation factor on God as this allows the wrath of God to be taken away from us.

Hebrew 9:11-12 But Christ came as High Priest of the good things to come, with the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this creation. Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption.

His blood was potent and in itself was of infinite value, because it carried His soul or life and this is the eternal life of the son of God. But the atoning virtue of His blood was infinite also, because of the manner in which it was shed. In holy obedience to the Father's will He subjected Himself to the penalty of the broken law, by pouring out His soul unto death. By that death, not only was the penalty borne, but the law was satisfied, and the Father glorified. His blood atoned for sin, and thus made it powerless.

His blood was a marvellous power for removing sin, and opening heaven for the sinner; whom it cleanses, and sanctifies, and makes ready for heaven.

By propriation the blood turned the wrath of God away from us and kept God’s gaze on the finished work on the Cross which allowed forgiveness to take place, unlike the sacrifices of animals this was temporary forgiveness and this accounted for the yearly atonement done by the priests.

Leviticus 17: 11 "The life of the flesh is in the blood" and "I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls, for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul."

The redemptive power is in the soul or life that was offered on the altar and as such the life of sheep or oxen could not do a permanent work for the sins of man as animal and man are not totally equal before God.

Hebrew 9: 24-26 For Christ has not entered the holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us; not that He should offer Himself often, as the high priest enters the Most Holy Place every year with blood of another— He then would have had to suffer often since the foundation of the world; but now, once at the end of the ages, He has appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself.

The life of man is more valuable than that of many sheep or oxen.

And now who can tell the value or the power of the blood of Jesus? In that blood, dwelt the soul of the holy Son of God.

The eternal life of the Godhead was carried in that blood (Acts 20: 28). The diverse power in the Blood is the eternal power of God Himself. It is the blood of Atonement, and hence has such efficacy to redeem; accomplishing everything for, and in, the sinner, that is necessary to salvation

Understanding the power in the blood gives us confidence to apply it rightly even in our daily lives, the Blood of Christ the Messiah opened the grave and made a public ridicule of Satan and the sting of death which was sin, the almighty power of resurrection was exacted through the covenant in the blood. He who truly believes that, will perceive the close connection which exists between the blood and the almighty power of God. The blood bring about the redemptive power of God to enter into eternal life for the entrance is in the shedding of the blood.

Hebrew 13: 20 "Now the God of peace that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant”.

The second notable power of the blood was that it opened the doors of heaven as it was the request of our high priest before His demise that He would want us to be where He was going as He was laying down His life for such a purpose and based on the covenant of the blood.

Hebrew 9: 22 "by His own blood entered in once for all into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us."
So it is through the blood that the throne of grace remains settled in heaven. In the midst of the seven great realities of heaven (Hebrew 22:22, 24), yes, nearest to God the judge of all, and to Jesus the Mediator, the Holy Spirit gives a prominent place to "THE BLOOD OF SPRINKLING."

It is the constant "speaking" of that blood that keeps heaven open for sinners, and sends streams of blessing down on earth. It is through that blood that Jesus, as Mediator, carries on, without ceasing, His mediatorial work. The Throne of grace owes its existence ever, and always, to the power of that blood.

***THE BLOOD OF JESUS IS ALL POWERFUL IN THE HUMAN HEART. ***

The wonderful power of the blood is especially manifested in the redemptive work for us as sinners. "Ye were redeemed from your vain conversation with the precious blood of Christ" (I Peter1: 18, 19).

The word REDEEMED has a depth of meaning. It indicates particularly deliverance from slavery, by emancipation or purchase. The sinner is enslaved, under the hostile power of Satan, the curse of the Law, and sin. Now it is proclaimed "ye are redeemed through the blood," which had paid the debt of guilt, and destroyed the power of Satan, the curse, and sin.

Where this proclamation is heard and received, there Redemption begins, in a true deliverance from a vain manner of life, from a life of sin. The word "REDEMPTION" includes everything God does for a sinner from the pardon of sin, in which it begins (Ephesians 1: 14; 4:30) to the full deliverances of the body by Resurrection (Romans 8:24).

Peter made mention of the inheritance of the Elect due to the sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ. It was the proclamation about the precious blood that had touched their hearts, and brought them to repentance; awakening faith in them, and filling their souls with life and joy. Each believer was an illustration of the wonderful power of the blood.

1 Peter 1:4-5 to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

Further on, when Peter exhorts them to holiness, it is still the precious blood which is his plea. On that he would fix their eyes.

1 Peter 1:14-15 as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance; but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct

How DOES THIS Power WORK?

Our faith may be strengthened by understanding what the blood has already accomplished. Heaven and hell bear witness to that. Faith will grow by exercising confidence in the fathomless fullness of the promises of God. We must heartily expect that as we enter more deeply into the fountain, its cleansing, quickening, life-giving power, will be revealed more blessedly unto us.

We know that when we have our bath that we enter into the most intimate relationship with water, giving ourselves up to its cleansing effects. The blood of Jesus is described as a "fountain opened for sin and uncleanness" (Zechariah. 13:1).

By the power of the Holy Spirit it streams through the heavenly Temple. By faith we must place myself in closest touch with this heavenly stream, we yield ourselves to it, we let it cover us, and go through us. We bathe in the fountain. It cannot withhold its cleansing and strengthening power. We must in simple faith turn away from what is seen, to plunge into that spiritual fountain, which represents the Saviour's blood, with the assurance that it will manifest its blessed power in us.

The consciousness of allowing the stream of the infinite blood to flow upon us and through us will give an enabling effect to the wondrous working power of cleansing and the blessedness of intimacy with God.

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness

THE SPIRIT AND THE BLOOD.

Apostle John wrote that "there are three that bear witness on earth, the Spirit, and the water and the blood; and these three are one" (1 John 5:8). The water refers to baptism unto repentance and the laying aside of sin. The blood witnesses to redemption in Christ. The Spirit is He who supplies power to the water and the blood. So also the Spirit and the blood are associated in Hebrews 9:14, where we read, "How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience." It was by the eternal Spirit in our Lord, that His blood had its value and power.

It is always through the Spirit that the blood possesses its living power in heaven, and in the hearts of men.
The blood and the Spirit ever bear testimony together. Where the blood is honoured in faith or preaching, there the Spirit works; and where He works, He always leads souls to the blood. The Holy Spirit could not be given till the blood was shed. The living bond between the Spirit and the blood cannot be broken.

It should be seriously noticed, that if the full power of the blood is to be manifested in our souls, we must place ourselves under the teaching of the Holy Spirit.

Romans 8: 12-14 So then, brethren, we are under obligation, not to the flesh to live according to the flesh -- for if you are living according to the flesh you must die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the flesh, you will live. For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.

KNOWLEDGE is NECESSARY.

Believers must know that they have been redeemed and understand the significance of redemption and above all that the blood of redemption was not by corruptible things such as silver and gold, things in which there was no power of life, "but by the precious blood of Christ."
Believer must have a correct perception of what the preciousness of that blood was, as the power of a perfect redemption, would be to them the power of a new and holy life.

We must know that we are redeemed by the precious blood. We must know about redemption and the blood before we can experience its power.
In proportion as we more fully understand what redemption is, and what the power and preciousness of the blood are, by which redemption has been obtained, we shall the more fully experience its value.

NEED AND DESIRE.

There must be a deeper sense of need and a desire to understand the blood better. The blood has been shed to take away sin. The power of the blood is to bring to naught the power of sin.
Our desire for holiness must become stronger in us to give us an experiential power of the blood. Our heart must yearn and desire for the fullness of the revelation of the blood and have a strong desire from the deliverance from sin; for holiness and intimate friendship with a Holy God;
Our needfulness for the blood will lead us further into the knowledge of what the blood can do.

EXPECTATION.

The second thing will follow. Desire must become expectation. As we inquire from the Word, in faith, what the blood has accomplished, it must be a settled matter with us, that the blood can manifest its full power also in us. No sense of unworthiness, or of ignorance, or of helplessness must cause us to doubt. The blood works .in the surrendered soul with a ceaseless power of life.

• Surrender yourself to God the Holy Spirit. Fix the eyes of your heart on the blood. Open your whole inner being to its power.
• The blood on which the Throne of Grace in heaven is founded, can make your heart the temple and throne of God.
• Shelter under the ever-continuing sprinkling of the blood.
• Ask the Lamb of God Himself to make the blood efficacious in you.
• You will surely experience that there is nothing to compare with the wonder-working power of the blood of Jesus.

The application of the blood during communion is an expression and reminder of the redemptive work in the new covenant in the blood of Jesus Christ. The mystery and power can be experienced if we allow the significant of the finish work of Christ to flow in us through the Holy Spirit.

We love you, remain in faith and believe always that God has your best interest at heart.

Apostle Yomi and Bola Olowo
Living under God’s grace, guidance, love and peace

(Prayer and Counselling line: 07803813247)

Inauguration of Kingdom of Christ International- 22/07/2017

Tomorrow: Let us Celebrate with those Spreading the Gospel.Will be at Manchester

Jesus said to them again, “Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.


July 2017: A season and a Time

Prophetically seven signifies the number of completeness and perfection (both physical and spiritual). It derives much of its meaning from being tied directly to God's creation of all things. According to Jewish tradition, the creation of Adam occurred on October 7th, 3761 B.C. (or the first day of Tishri, which is the seventh month on the Hebrew calendar).

There are 7 days in a week and God's Sabbath is on the 7th day which is declared as a day of rest according to the commandments.

In the book of Hebrews, written by the apostle Paul, he uses seven titles to refer to Christ. The titles are 'Heir of all things' (Hebrews 1:2), 'Captain of our salvation' (2:10), 'Apostle' (3:1), 'Author of salvation' (5:9), 'Forerunner' (6:20), 'High Priest' (10:21) and the 'Author and finisher of our faith' (12:2).

Jesus performed seven of His miracles on God’s Holy Sabbath day.

Like the Old Testament Passover lamb, Jesus was selected as the Lamb to take away man's sins on the Hebrew day of Nisan 10 (April 1, 30 A.D. - John 12: 28 - 29). He was crucified on Nisan 14 (Wednesday, April 5 in 30 A.D.). His resurrection occurred, exactly as he stated, three days and three nights after he was buried, which was at the end of the weekly Sabbath day that fell on Nisan 17 (seventeen symbolizes victory). Nisan 17 was also the eighth day, counting inclusively, from the time Christ was selected as man's sacrificial Lamb. All this bears record of Jesus' perfect sacrifice and His complete victory over death.

The sun and moon were created to give light to the earth, to separate day from night, and serve as signs to mark seasons, days and years. Time, is a temporary interruption in eternity. It is a commodity that can neither be bought nor sold. The only thing you can do with time is use it. If you don’t use it, you lose it. If time doesn’t work in your favour, it will work against you. Time and seasons are instruments of measurement, assessment, planning and perfection. Time is an effective tool in the hands of God in planning and executing his plans. In time, everything that has a beginning must have an end. If God did not create time and seasons, there will be no end to terror, sickness, disease, misfortune, misunderstanding, quarrels, poverty and illiteracy, failure and disappointment, corruption and wickedness. In fact, there will be no end to evil.

Dictionary Definitions: A season is a division of the year or Period of the year marked by particular weather patterns and daylight hours, resulting from the earth changing position with regards to the sun.

Time is the part of existence that is measured in minutes, days, years, etc. Or this process considered as a whole.

Daniel 2:21 ISV “It is God who alters the times and seasons, and he removes kings and promotes kings. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. “

Change is the greatest Challenge of our time. One thing is certain, the Scriptures make a distinction between the “temporal” and the “eternal.” Paul says that the things that are seen are “temporal” but the things not seen are “eternal” (2 Corinthians. 4:18)

God created all things, season and time, the season are in place and they are appointed to start and finish at a set time. In these season there are bound to be things that will die and some that will come to life, for they have been appointed for such to happen at that period. There is a season to sow and there is a time to reap a harvest.

***Therefore the most powerful realities on earth are seasons and time***

When a sower sows in a season, he is expecting and believing nature to play its part and watches over the seed by nurturing and tendering to the grounds on which he planted. Nature is God’s impute and the germination is entirely in God’s ordered time.

Jeremiah 27: 5 I have made the earth, the man and the beast that are on the ground by My great Power and My outstretched arm, and have given it to whom it seemed Proper to Me.

The time of birth is entirely in God’s time, pregnancy may be know, but the labour period and precise time of birth is of the Lord. Some delay in someone not being able to give birth can be of the Lord. Hannah’s lack of pregnancy was of the Lord.

1 Samuel 1:5 But to Hannah he would give a double portion, for he loved Hannah, although the Lord had closed her womb

***May the Lord consider you worthy of the works of His hand***

But season cannot withhold a timeless God, as in any season God can make the impossible possible. In a season where some are experiencing famine, God can choose to bless you. Isaac was blessed at a time of Famine.

Genesis 26: 1 And there was a famine in the land, beside the first famine that was in the days of Abraham….

Verse 2 And the Lord appeared unto him and said .go not down to Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of

Verse 3: Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee and bless thee...

Verse 12: Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the Lord blessed him.

Also check out the story of the man at the pool of Bethsida, he sojourn at a city that that was called beautiful, a place of mercy and favour, he was not favoured for 38 years and every season he kept expecting and trying that he might get into the pool but it was impossible but what was impossible for him became possible when Jesus stepped into the situation, It was out of season for the angel of the Lord had come and stirred the water and had left, But when God came the season did not matter for it was his set time for a miracle. His long awaited miracle. (John 5:1-8)

***This is your appointed time to receive an usual miracle ***

Hannah has been going to Shiloh for a long time but this year was different, For divinity had now decided that it was her time to conceive, so this time she cried out with a vow, and she was given a set time of favour and she gave birth to Samuel

1 Samuel 1: 19-20 Then they rose early in the morning and worshiped before the Lord, and returned and came to their house at Ramah. And Elkanah knew Hannah his wife, and the Lord remembered her. So it came to pass in the process of time that Hannah conceived and bore a son, and called his name Samuel, saying, “Because I have asked for him from the Lord.”

Habakkuk 2:3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time; but at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come, It will not tarry.

Hear this Abraham and Sarah were both out of season, but the Lord proclaimed a set time for Sarah to give birth and at the appointed time Sarah delivered Isaac.

Genesis 18: 13-14 And the Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh, saying, ‘Shall I surely bear a child, since I am old?’ Is anything too hard for the Lord? At the appointed time I will return to you, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.”

Genesis 21: 1-2 And the Lord visited Sarah as He had said, and the Lord did for Sarah as He had spoken. For Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken to him.


***Time is of the Lord. He is the only one out of time and always in Tim***

Tomorrow at about this time you are coming into your miracle, you are going to be favoured, there will be no more delay to your expectation, and no more timeless visit to your Shiloh for this is your appointed time. Your set time is now receive and begin a season for glory, for honour, receive grace to excel. Begin to be dignify, receive perfection, receive grace to outperform your enemies, Receive Financial breakthrough, May your land begin to yield to it full strength in Jesus name.

WORD CREATES LIFE AND MIRACLES, SPEAK YOUR MIRACLE INTO EXISTENCE TODAY

Isaiah makes me realise that you can speak to the heavens and earth, so prophesy to this land let it begin to favour you in the name of Jesus



Jeremiah 17: 7-8 Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose hope is the Lord. For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, Which spreads out its roots by the river, And will not fear when heat comes; But its leaf will be green, And will not be anxious in the year of drought, Nor will cease from yielding fruit.

There are times we must go against what we see in order to achieve what God’s purpose is for our life. We need God’s wisdom and trust and obedience to start turning things around.

Proverbs 8: 12 I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.

Those that receive of the Lord must also follow some basic principles

You must be in the time Zone of God, seeking His face in the situation,
• You must be expectant
• You must be obedient
• You must believe and have faith
• You must be trusting
• Write it down for it is for an appointed time.
• You must be knowledgeable/ seeking knowledge for they discern the season and the time by study
• Make Wisdom is the principal thing.
• You must be persistence seeking to do something, (the man never stop going to the pool side)
• You must be ready to go against the grain.
• Examine your Attitude, Your attitude determines you Altitude

• Develop sensitiveness to God’s way

Apostle Yomi and Bola Olowo
Living under God’s grace, guidance, love and peace

(Prayer and counselling line: 07803813247)

An extract from the preaching done at faith Clinic international Ministry to bless you

Month of July : Your season and Time to be Favoured

It is a season and a time for the manifestation of God's glory in your life.
This is a month of perfection and as God halted the long wait of Abraham and Sarah.
He caused a miracle to occur by the birth of Isaac.
I decree and declare that all your long awaited testimonies, glory, honour wealth and riches, Jobs should begin to manifest now in Jesus name.
For your time of remembrance is now.
Have a timely and effective Month.

June 2017: Mercy, Compassion and Divine Favour

It is not of him that willeth nor of him that runneth, But of God that that sheweth Mercy. Romans 8:16

Blind Bartimaeus Cried out and Our Lord Jesus Christ had compassion and he regained his sight. Mark 10: 46-52

Hannah Refused to be silent about her barrenness and prayed passionately with a vow and she found divine favour. 1 Samuel 1:8-18

In every areas of life May the Lord's mercy and compassion grant you a divine visitation that will bring you into Divine Favour,

May you receive restoration on any lost glory, honour or wealth.

Today receive a supernatural anointing to break-free, break from and breakthrough anything or anyone holding you to ransom in Jesus name.