…what Post Observers say about Pleading the Blood of Jesus


Introduction

Thanks so very much for your continuous interest in this blog. In the last two posts, we have been considering the topic, “pleading the Blood of Jesus”: A Common Error   in Prayer. We thank God for the education and blessing that this topic has been to us. We want to specially thank those of you dimmed it fit to drop a comment or two on the post. We have seen those some comments as very valuable especially to our subject of discussion. So, to round-up this topic, we felt it will be good to let you read some of these comments:

Toyosi Awesu, Canada, April 27, 2010 at 4:13am

Hi my brother, just read a few of your articles and I must say that I’m impressed. You are doing a great job educating people (especially African Christians) about biblically sound theology. I applaud your efforts in speaking on these issues. God bless you.
Harunah Tukurah, Kenya, April 26, 2010 at 3:18 pm
I appreciate your courage in discussing the wrong usage of the blood of Jesus that I hear a lot from Christians especially some respected men and women of God. You quoted two passages that some are backing up their usage of the blood but I think the Bible itself is more inclined to the use of blood for cleansing and not for protection. Time is not on my side to support my position with scriptural passages at the moment. God bless you.
Saul Mulama, Kenya, April 27, 2010, at 12:21 noon
The name of Jesus is sufficient for the christian. Christians must learn what it means to call on the name of Jesus and the Bible has guaranteed victory when we call in the name of Jesus. Christians are also called upon to live their lives just as Jesus did. Pleading the blood has no biblical backing. Thanks for these reflection and I have no doubt that Christians that get the chance to read it will find it helpful.
Dele Adeniyi, Nigeria, April 27, 2010 at 12:40 pm
The blood of Jesus as atonement for our sin the bible made clear, pleading it unending is an act of over religious activity to appear an authority on our own. You will be hearing “I plead the blood of Jesus” that “I” before the congregation send a lot of message especially now that christian always want some body to be “doing” prayers for them. But more importantly that we ALL get to heaven at the end.
The Berean Girl, USA, April 24, 2010 at 5:51 pm

Hi Moses,

Thank you for this article, I agree call upon His name, Jesus! I read another article about this same subject, which gave many scriptures to support the truth and by reading them for myself I have found that the erroneous use of Jesus’ blood as a “talisman” for protection from danger to be just that – a grievous error. And to my shame I have been so guilty of using it and have since asked God for forgiveness in applying this error to my life- Thanks be to God He is faithful and just to forgive us from all unrighteousness and for Jesus who ever makes intercession for us. By “pleading” the blood of Jesus for protection we are profaning it by making it not only common but using it for the wrong purpose for which it was intended – not a small thing to God – just ask the guy who “saw the writing on the wall”. (read the account of which I refer to in Dan. 5)Satan wants to profane Jesus’ blood which was shed for the remission of our sins not our protection, the name of the Lord is called upon for protection – look it up, do a word study and you will find that even then protection is iffy. For example, if the blood was truly meant for our protection then why did all the apostles suffer great bodily harm and die martyr’s deaths? Paul lists the many things he suffered for Jesus in bringing the gospel to the Gentiles – did Paul or the rest of the apostles not know about the “power” of pleading the blood of Jesus’ to save them from these calamities and certain death? The only apostle that escaped martyrdom was John, yet he suffered for the gospel as well, he never mentions pleading the blood for protection, why did these men of God suffer so much for the gospel of Jesus? Jesus said we would suffer these things because the world hated Him and it will hate us … any good soldier will tell you that war is hell and to get stronger you will have to go through some “stuff”. Back to John, he was the apostle of love… does that mean the other apostles did not walk in love ?- no. I just believe that John had the greatest revelation of love – get it – “revelation”! Whenever the Bible, New or Old Testament, speaks of blood it is in relation to sin and cleansing – it is used for atonement – look it up, do a word study on “blood” – it is easy. Why isn’t that good enough for some people? It is good enough for God. As for the account in Exodus – the blood on the door posts was contingent upon their obedience, if they were to disobey His command, they were dead meat – thankfully all of Israel obeyed. This account – the passover, is a symbol and foreshadowing of salvation, not protection. I urge all who call themselves Christians to wake up and read the Bible for themselves and not just read, but dig, and study, question, seek and you will find- do not just take what is spoon fed to you – be a Berean! Paul commended them for searching the scriptures, which was to them the Old Test. If you are not reading and studying the Old Test there by laying a firm foundation for the New Test, you will be easily duped- Paul did not condemn the Bereans for searching scripture to see if his teachings were Biblical and then scream – “Thou shall not touch God’s anointed!” as some wolves do when their doctrines are second guessed these days. And when we do read the Bible we need to take it in context, do not chop it up, but read the whole chapter go get the full meaning and study it – thanks to the dumbing down in America and elsewhere the art of reasoning and logic are fast disappearing. My friends – God is not some “cosmic genie” that hearkens to His word, spoken out of our mouths to get him to bend to our will, if we do this we are guilty of witchcraft, and do not think we can command God to do our bidding in His son’s name either – Jesus shed His blood once for the forgiveness of our sins, to be reconciled to Him, we can take it or leave it. He is the Almighty God, omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient – big words, please look them up. We are at His mercy, He is the King of His universe, in case we have forgotten this God provided for us Job 38 – 41. Then, if we still feel like pleading the blood and walking around acting like a “little god” after His dissertation in these chapters – Lord help us all, but thankfully Job got the message, let us be like him – repentant (Job 42). And when you study and show yourself approved, be ready to slaughter some sacred cows- be ready to accept His Truth. Jesus warned us over and over of some things – His sheep hear His voice, men lie, there would be false messiahs or “anointings”, false teachers in the last days, and things will get worse and worse – not better, so sheep beware – ravenous wolves are amongst the flock and they are dressed up like sheep!

Thank you again Moses

Conclusion

Thanks for your interaction and I am looking forward to your comments as well as meeting you again in our next post.

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3 thoughts on “…what Post Observers say about Pleading the Blood of Jesus

  1. This is an insightful piece. I came accross this too because this error is bothering me as it has crept into my church too. The passover Blood is pointing to the final destruction in which only those who are justified by faith in Jesus will be saved. Continue to pray for the Christian church that God will save his people. Thank you.

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