THE POWER OF THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST

The power of the blood of Jesus has provided everything you need to live a life of victory, including Redemption, fellowship, healing, protection, and authority over the devil.

As Christians, we know about the blood, sing hymns about the blood, and remember it during Communion. But how many of us truly know how deep its power runs, and all that it has provided for us? Even more important—how many of us use it and apply it in our lives every day?

From Genesis to Revelation, the words the blood are kept before our eyes—a reminder of its importance and significance to God and to us. The sacrifices of Abel, Noah, and Isaac, and the Passover lamb, and the giving of the Law all came to pass, but “not without blood” (Hebrews 9:7, NKJV). The blood symbolizes cleansing and purification—the settling of a matter.

God is love. And the greatest expression of His love toward us is the blood of Jesus. That love covers every need man has had or ever will have, and every time we apply the blood, we experience an outpouring of this love. It is love, through the blood, that has created a barrier between you and all the works of the devil.

Let’s elevate the blood of Jesus to the same place in our hearts that it has in God’s heart—and awaken in our spirits those powerful things the blood has procured for us. The power of the blood of Jesus has provided everything you need to live a life of victory, including redemption, fellowship, healing, protection, and authority over the devil.

1. Redemption Through Jesus Blood

“We have redemption through His blood.” –Ephesians 1:7 (NKJV)

You know the story. Satan came to Adam’s wife, Eve, in the form of a serpent and deceived her into disobeying God. Adam followed suit and did what Satan told him to do instead of obeying God. When he did that, he made Satan his lord. In bowing his knee to Satan, Adam turned over the authority that God had given him. He made Satan the illegitimate ruler of the earth.

From that day on—everything changed. With one trespass, death was passed on to all men (Romans 5:12). The earth and everything in it was suddenly cursed and man was separated from God by sin. Sounds unfixable, right?

But God had a plan.

His plan of Redemption was the same as it was for Abel, Moses, and Noah—it would be through the pouring out of blood. Such great Redemption for all mankind, for eternity, could not be accomplished through the blood of just an animal sacrifice. Redemption of this magnitude required a much greater sacrifice—the blood of His Son—Jesus.

The greatest thing the blood of Jesus accomplished was this—it washed all your sin away and made you clean and pure—white as snow. From the minute you receive Jesus as Lord of your life, God will not remember any past sin in your life. That’s how powerful the blood is!

The best part? You don’t have to earn and pay for what has been provided on the Cross. In fact, you couldn’t earn it even if you tried. The best thing you can do is joyfully accept this free gift.

In addition to being redeemed from sin, the blood also set us free from the curse of the law so that THE BLESSING of Abraham might come upon us in Christ (Galatians 3:13).

What is the curse?

The curse is death, sin, sickness, disease, poverty, lack, depression—anything bad you can think of. Adam’s treason gave Satan authority over the life of man, but because of the power of the blood of Jesus, the moment you made Jesus Christ the Lord of your life, you were redeemed from the curse and Satan was put out of business.

2. Fellowship With God Through Jesus Blood

“Having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus.” –Hebrews 10:19 (NKJV)

When you think of fellowship, you likely think of time spent enjoying the company of friends. Fellowship is closeness—a friendship. That’s what we have with God, but it was bought with a price.

Before Adam fell in the Garden of Eden, he had enjoyed friendship and fellowship with God. After Adam’s Fall, sin separated us from this precious fellowship and could only be restored through the blood of Jesus. When you receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you declare that you want to receive His fellowship and friendship, and the door is opened for you to enjoy it!

Because of the power of the blood of Jesus, you can come boldly into the presence of God. The blood of Jesus builds a mighty wall between sin and believers who have been made the righteousness of God through Jesus (2 Corinthians 5:21).

Another word for fellowship is communion. One way we recognize that the blood provided for fellowship with God is through the taking of Communion. Jesus said, “Do this in remembrance of me” (1 Corinthians 11:23-26). That’s why Communion is much deeper than a religious observance—it’s a recognition of (and fellowship with) what God did for us through the blood of Jesus. You are a friend of God (John 15:15)!

3. Healing Through Jesus Blood

“By His stripes we are healed.” –Isaiah 53:5 (NKJV)

When you take Communion, do you think of healing? Most Christians take the emblem of the blood and say, “Thank God, we are delivered from sin,” and that is true. Praise God for it!

But according to Isaiah 53:4-5, Jesus’ sacrifice covered every area of man’s existence. He bore spiritual torment for our sins, mental distress for our worry, care, sorrow and fear, as well as physical pain for our sickness and disease. The stripes He bore and the blood He shed were for our healing.

By His stripes we are healed.

God gave everything He had to redeem mankind from the curse. When we receive only part of His sacrifice, it’s an insult to Him. When we apply the blood of Jesus, and receive its power, we need to remember to apply it in its fullness. Don’t just receive and apply it halfway. Accept everything Jesus’ sacrifice provided. If you fail to understand and receive the full power of the blood, you will be missing out. Paul wrote, “For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep” (1 Corinthians 11:30, KJV).

If you need healing today, the blood of Jesus is free and without side effects. You don’t need a prescription, you don’t need an appointment, and you don’t have to check with your insurance company. Jesus provided it all through the blood!

You can appropriate the blood of Jesus for your healing today.

4. Protection Through Jesus Blood

“When I see the blood, I will pass over you.” –Exodus 12:13 (KJV)

In Exodus, after nine devastating plagues, Pharaoh still refused to let God’s people go. So, God sent a final plague—one of judgment—to “smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt” (Exodus 12:12). As sons of Adam, Satan knew the children of Israel had broken covenant with God and were also due judgment. God could protect them, but “not without blood.” They had a covenant relationship with God through Abraham, but they needed to stand in that covenant. They needed to choose the covenant over the curse.

So, God instructed them to take the blood of a lamb and paint it on their doorposts. They did, and the angel of death passed them by. Was it really the blood of a lamb that stopped them from being killed? No! It was the blood of the Lamb (Jesus) who was slain from the foundation of the world (Revelation 13:8, KJV).

When our twin daughters, Miracle & Mariah, were diagnosed with ‘twin twin transfusion’, we were faced with a decision. The doctor told us there was a 95-100% chance they would die in the womb. 

How would we respond?

Refusing to fear, our family stood together for our twins healing—applying the blood of Jesus, and taking Communion together. Sure enough, the twins were healed by the blood of Jesus!

We had been pleading the blood of Jesus over our family solidly the entire length of our marriage.  When we were in the middle of this trial there were times we could feel fear come all over us. But when this would happen we would immediately join our faith together and start pleading the blood of Jesus because it was so real to us. Today, Miracle and Mariah are 22, completely healed, saved, full of the Holy Ghost and called to the ministry!

The blood of the Lamb is inexhaustible and never-ending. It is an unlimited supply. When we apply the blood of Jesus to the doorposts of our lives in faith—we access the power to defeat every part of the curse that tries to take residence. When you speak the Name of Jesus in the face of sickness, disease or danger, the blood of the Lamb is behind it, and you are protected!

5. Authority Over the Devil Through Jesus Blood

“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony.” –Revelation 12:11 (KJV)

There is someone who knows, maybe even better than you do, the power and authority given to you by the blood of Jesus. He will do anything to make sure you never find out. He will try to keep you distracted, send people or ideas to confuse you, and plant seeds of doubt to keep you from operating in what belongs to you.

You can probably guess from this description who it is—the devil. If there is anyone who has anything to lose by your finding out the truth—it’s him. Well, his day is done. You are about to put him right under your feet where he belongs!

What happens when believers find out about the power of the blood of Jesus?

I was preaching a revival in South Alabama where a young lady who was demon-possessed was in attendance. A group of believers had spent about 45 minutes trying to deliver her. They were praying and praying, but she continued to physically attack them, and the demon in her was speaking lies and tormenting the people in the room.

I had been praying for others on the other side of the building not realizing what was happening. When that young lady spotted me she suddenly charged me at full speed. At that moment, it rose up in my spirit to confront that demon with the blood of Jesus. I declared, “I plead the blood of Jesus!” Immediately, this young lady fell to the ground and began slithering like a snake. She was yelling, “No! Not the blood! No! Not the blood!” Realizing its power, all the others in the room gathered closely and began singing and pleading and declaring the blood. Within just a few minutes, she was set free—delivered. The next night she had moved from sitting on the back row by herself in rebellion, to sitting on the front row with a big group of unsaved friends she had invited! All of her unsaved friends gave their lives to Jesus Christ in the service that night!!! If demons hate the blood so much, that is evidence of how powerful it really is.

Of course, the curse is still out there. You can see it all around you, but now you have a choice—to use the blood or not. You have authority over whatever it is in the Name of Jesus, and by the blood of Jesus, you can stand against it. The blood is powerful enough to remove all evidence of the curse in your life.

The blood that Jesus poured out for you and me has massive, great power. And we need to be declaring His precious blood over our lives every day!

That means that when the accuser says we’re guilty, our plea before God, the Righteous Judge, is the blood of Jesus. The blood is our defense. It declares we are not guilty; instead, we are free from all penalty of sin. The blood kicks Satan out of the affairs of our lives and the lives of our families. But you have to do it by faith!

Every day you have the right to exercise that authority by pleading what the blood of Jesus has done for you. Refuse to give the enemy even one small inch of territory. Satan is a defeated foe, and through the precious blood of Jesus, we are victorious!

When you receive revelation that the blood of Jesus has provided redemption, fellowship, healing, protection and authority over the devil, you will begin to operate in the fullness of its power! The power of the blood of Jesus is enough to overcome everything coming against you. This is how you live a life of victory in Christ, and it’s the life Jesus died to give you.

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PEACE IN YOUR HOME IN 2019

12 As holy people whom God has chosen and loved, be sympathetic, kind, humble, gentle, and patient. 13 Put up with each other, and forgive each other if anyone has a complaint. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. Colossians 3:12-13

As we enter into 2019 I realize now, more than ever, that Satan desires to destroy your family and home. As my first newsletter message for the New Year, I want to give you some insight the Lord has laid burning on my heart to help you avoid some traps that I believe the enemy has laid for you.

Living in a home filled with the love and the peace of God Himself is almost like living in heaven right here on earth. We all know that’s true. And we desire to live in such a home. Yet, time and time again, we shortchange our families. We spend our kindest words and best smiles on the people outside of our family. Have you ever asked yourself, “What’s that all about”? The answer is more simplistic than you might think. Looking at this from a spiritual perspective, the devil has a bullseye on your family. Your family is one of your most precious gifts! When your family is in unity it’s one of your strongest assets. The devil is aware of how to dismantle your family and he is determined to do it!

Satan’s war plan is basic. He will do whatever it takes to bring division to your house! He will whip up emotions of unforgiveness and anger. The devil will try to motivate you to feed feelings of resentment and keep bitterness in your heart. In the middle of all of this, his strategy is to divide and conquer your home.

When we as God’s children get in unity with one another, miracles, signs, and wonders rapidly begin to take place. The unity of God’s people makes an atmosphere for the supernatural, miracle-working power of God to freely flow! The devil is constantly tempting us to cloud that atmosphere by keeping us in disagreement with one another over menial things.

Too many times we give in to his strategies because we don’t understand how detrimental discord really is. The Bible gives us clear instruction about how to deal with this in James 3:16, “Where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.”

Do not allow the devil to access to your home by allowing your family the “luxury” of a few arguments.

Put a stop to the devastation before it begins. Hide God’s Word in your heart. Search the Bible to see what He has to say about the power of unity. Quit viewing your family from your own limited perspective and start viewing it as God views it—as a powerhouse! That way you won’t veer needlessly into an argument every time emotions are high in your home.

Make up your mind right now that from the beginning of 2019 you are not going to let the devil have your family. Instead, pray for them, support them and love them. Bring them together in unity, so you can all enjoy the fullness of what God has for you!

 

TRUTH FOR YOUTH BIBLES IN AMERICA’S PRISONS AND JAILS

With God’s leading, we plan to bring The Truth for Youth Bible distribution among young people and adults that are incarcerated in America’s juvenile detention centers, prisons and jails to a higher level than ever before. Over the past 20 years we have received more than 8000 requests for Truth for Youth Bibles from incarnated young people and adults, or requests from their family members for the Bibles to be sent to them in prison. We have NEVER turned down a request!!! We always send them Bibles and thankfully we have special permission to distribute Truth for Youth Bibles in America’s correctional facilities. There is a desperate need for Bibles among inmates and yet there are not a lot of churches that are effectively reaching into the prisons.

Most pastors have been to jail to see someone. And most want to help prisoners and their families. But their churches often lack the training or finances to run an effective prison ministry. So instead, the work is primarily done informally by individuals in the congregation.

LifeWay Research Institute found widespread support among pastors for the idea of prison ministry. Four out of five pastors have visited a correctional facility. And almost all believe churches should help the families of those incarcerated and provide care for those getting out of jail.

However, many pastors have little contact with those who have been incarcerated. Half of pastors say no one from their congregation has been jailed in the past three years. A third have seen one or two people from their church go to jail. One in six say three or more attendees have been jailed at that time. About a third of pastors say no former inmates attend their church, one or two former inmates attend, or three or more former inmates attend.

One of the many reasons that the Truth for Youth Bible is so popular among incarcerated young people and adults is because of the effective graphic novels in the front 100 pages of the Truth for Youth Bible. These powerful comic stories deal with the truth about many moral issues that people in prison and jail are dealing with – drugs, drunkenness, sexual impurity, homosexuality, pornography, cutting, sexting, suicide, bullying, witchcraft, peer pressure. We also deal with pluralism, honor and many other issues. The Bible says in John 8:32, “And you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.”

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Overall, few pastors have contact with current or former inmates as a normal part of their ministry. So prison ministry isn’t a priority for a lot of churches. When half the pastors haven’t had someone from their church sent to jail, then prison ministry isn’t on their ministry radar. Revival Fires is able to help fill this need by having incarcerated youth and adults on our radar by providing Truth for Youth Bibles for them!

We include the plan of salvation in each of the comic stories in the Truth for Youth Bible so that not only with the prison inmates find out the truth about the moral issues we deal with in the stories, but they will also find out how to give their life to Jesus Christ! Thankfully, we receive decision cards on a daily basis from incarcerated young people and adults. When these inmates make Jesus the Lord of their life while they are in prison it makes the difference with regard to keeping them from returning to prison and living a productive and fruitful life!

Incarceration rates in the United States remain at record levels. More than 2.2 million Americans are held in state and federal prisons or local jails, according to the Institute for Criminal Policy Research. That’s more than any other nation in the world!

Other ministries, like distributing school supplies to kids or volunteering at a food pantry, are relatively easy to start. But ministering to inmates and their families is more difficult, requiring special training and often a long-term commitment from volunteers.

About two-thirds of pastors cite a lack of training or volunteers as barriers to their churches helping inmates and their families. Others say they don’t know where to start, their church is involved in too many other ministries, or they don’t see a need for it. Money is an issue as well. Half of pastors say a lack of finances is a barrier to ministry. When churches do have a prison ministry, it is often run on an informal basis. Churches face an uphill battle to grow their prison ministries.

These are messy, long-term ministries. You really have to demonstrate biblical faithfulness to be involved with them. It’s a lot easier to pick a ministry where there are quick rewards, but you miss out on the opportunity to impact families and communities.

I’ve had the privilege of preaching and giving away Bibles in a lot of prisons, jails, and youth detention centers through the years. This year we are stepping it up to a higher level than ever before as I will be ministering in many more prison facilities. Please pray for us!  Getting the Truth for Youth Bible into the hands of those that are incarcerated is not a cure-all but it is a good place to start! A Bible in their hands and Jesus in their hearts!

Jesus said in Matthew 25:36, “I was in prison, and you came to me.” Let me encourage you to prayerfully consider getting involved financially with helping us provide the Truth for Youth Bibles we will give away to incarcerated youth and adults in America’s youth detention centers, jails, and prisons. The Truth for Youth cost our ministry only $2 each to print and we will give away at least 25,000 Truth for Youth Bibles, ($50,000) in our prisons. Your prayerful consideration is greatly appreciated!

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

JOHN 20:19, “PEACE BE WITH YOU!”
Our prayer is that 2019 will be your most productive & peacefull year!

FROM DR. TIM & ANGIE TODD


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