The Precious Blood of Christ

For you know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors. And it was not paid with mere gold or silver, which lose their value. It was the precious blood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God.

1 Peter 1:18-19 

The blood of Jesus paid for us to become alive in Him! And this precious blood never loses its power! Amen!

Growing up at our church there was hardly a Sunday that went by that we did not mention or sing about the blood of Jesus. Remember some of the old songs? “Oh the Blood of Jesus” and “Power in the Blood of the Lamb”? Those songs are chock-full of the power available to us who believe!

Sure, it’s easy to sing or casually mention, but may we never cease to remember the power in His blood, the power in His name. I don’t know about you but I want to fully tap out the benefits in His name (although they are unlimited and never run out)!

In Exodus 12, God’s people, the Israelites, quite literally covered their homes and doorframes with the blood of a sacrificial lamb. God gave them specific instructions to do this to be protected from the plague of the death of firstborn. If they wanted their firstborns to survive, they were to follow this command. And follow it, they did!

The godless people in this story, the Egyptians, did not have the power of the blood of the lamb in their lives. They faced every plague, illness, problem imaginable including the loss of their firstborn sons. But none of these things touched God’s people, the Israelites, as they tapped into the protection given to them by the blood.

The sacrifice of lambs and animals in Old Testament ceased to be necessary when Jesus, once and for all, the only truly spotless and pure one, died and shed his blood for our sin. His blood COMPLETELY COVERED us. Then. Now, Forever. 

I encourage you to study what the Bible has to say about it! Here are some verses for further study:

Scriptures on the Blood of Jesus:

1 John 1:7, Revelation 12:11, Colossians 1:20,

Hebrews 9:14, Ephesians 1:7, Hebrews 10:19

Scriptures on the Name of Jesus:

Luke 10:17, Acts 4:12, Romans 10:13

Scriptures about the power given to us as believers in Jesus Christ:

Luke 10:19, Matthew 16:19, John 14:12, James 4:7, Acts 1:8, Matthew 28:18-20 

This protection, deliverance, peace is available to us as believers. It’s here ripe for the taking! Just like the Israelites who applied the blood on the doorpost, there is an action involved with applying the protection of blood of the Lamb to our lives. 

We have an enemy who would love to render us ineffective, powerless, distracted. No! We will not stand by and be stolen from. We are to apply, even plead, this blood of the Lamb over our lives in His authority (Matthew 28:18-20). We are to proclaim it no matter what storm rages in our lives. We must know and believe deep down, without a doubt, that God’s protection is there for us, whether we feel it or not. 

Believe in His promises. Speak it aloud. Remind yourself and your family daily. They are covered. No matter what evil comes their way, ultimately they are safe and secure, protected by the precious blood of the Lamb. 

Pleading the blood of the Lamb can sound like this: Lord, I plead the blood of Jesus over myself and my family. I ask for your protection, peace in our bodies, spirits, souls. We plead the blood of Jesus over our property, children, everything belonging to us. We believe your promise that we are blessed, protected and healed. We believe that we are above and not below (Deuteronomy 28:13) and everything we put our hand to propers because of the Spirit of Jesus in us and the authority Jesus has given us in His name. We will see miracles happen in our lives as we follow you, God, and your provisions and protection are with us all our days. 

There is no magic or secret code to say to “activate” the protection of the blood in our lives, but we must SPEAK OUT IN FAITH to the situations that come against us. We must speak from the authority given to us in Christ. 

The good news is these promises, this protection and blessing of the Lord, is ours. A favorite missionary friend of ours says, no matter what things look like at that moment we can hold on, be confident and secure because “WE WIN!” We know that is our destiny with Christ and can truly be a part of our day to day living. 

A blessing for you…. I bless you, dear friend, with courage that comes from walking with God and the Holy Spirit. I ask God to make you confident and secure in proclaiming His promises, the truth and power of the blood of Jesus, in your life and in the lives of your loved ones. I pray that you would fully experience the Power of the Blood and how it redeems us from sin and spiritual death. I pray that in times of the storm you would not grow weary but look to His strength and protection provided by His precious name and precious blood. All you need is completely covered in Him. May you see yourself like the Israelites… They were not exempt from living in this land, but they lived in the light and protection of Almighty God and He showed up for them and delivered them just as in fact He is doing for you. Continue to believe and speak out the power of His blood into your life daily. May you be protected and blessed in every way. I bless you in your coming, your going, everything you put your hand to will be blessed (Read more of the Blessing in Deuteronomy 28:1-14).

Until next time,

P.S. One of my favorite singers about the blood of Jesus is Nick Blount, also known as “Nicodemus” in “The Gospel Bill Show”.

Here’s a more recent favorite song about the blood of Jesus. It speaks to me every time I give it a listen.

One thought on “The Precious Blood of Christ

  1. Trouble, challenges, pain, suffering, grief, transition, change and renewal come to us all. Some seasons of life are more enjoyable than others. Thank you for being a source of light, encouragement and comfort to humanity when they are suffering, grieving and transitioning. I pray God Almighty supernaturally brings deliverance to all of us in our area and place of need to lift us up to where we belong to live freely and happily to glorify Him daily. ~ Paul from


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