During the Sunday online service Pastor (Mrs) Silvia Lia Leigh preached a sermon titled ‘The power of the Blood of Jesus’. Her main scripture was taken from the Book of Revelation. “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death. Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them!” (Rev 12:11, 12a; NKJ). It was a Holy Communion service. She read the following scriptures 1 Cor 11:23-26 and Luke 22:14-20. As a Body, we took the bread and we drank the wine in remembrance of our Lord Jesus Christ, His life and especially His death, how He shed His Blood on the Cross of Calvary.
Pastor (Mrs) Silvia Lia Leigh said that this sermon is a spiritual warfare sermon. She reminded us that we do warfare against the devil from a position of total victory gained for us at the Cross of Calvary. The Blood of Jesus was shed on the Cross so that we are saved, redeemed, justified, have eternal life, are cleansed, have access to God, and have the victory always. Many Christians are not aware of the value and the power of the precious Blood of Jesus. They ‘plead the blood of Jesus’ religiously but without a proper understanding. The Blood of Jesus means the death of Jesus. Pastor (Mrs) Silvia Lia Leigh said that it is not enough to read, memorize of admire the preaching of the Word of God. By faith, as the people of God applied the blood of the lamb on their doorposts (Exodus 12), so you must apply it to yourself, for your salvation, healing, and deliverance. You must repent of all known sins (in your mind, in your speech, in your body…). Humble yourself! Open your heart so that the Holy Spirit will ‘implant’ the Word of God in your heart. It is only then that the Word produces roots and fruits in your heart, changing your character and giving you a visible testimony. If not, just hearing the Word without its practical application in your life, it leads to self-deception and even greater sins (Jam 1:21, 22; NKJ).
“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death. Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them!” (Rev 12:11, 12a; NKJ). In Greek, the word ‘prevail’ means to conquer and to have total victory. The word ‘testimony’ means to give evidence (like in a court), to confess the truth, to have a godly reputation. It also means to be a martyr (ready to die for Jesus, and for the truth). The devil is called ‘the accuser of the brethren’ (Rev 12:10). The word ‘accuser’ means ‘a prosecutor in the court’. As you can see, the children of God are in a conflict with satan, but in Christ, their victory is sure. Observe that these overcomers did not love their lives even unto death. Their priority is to do God’s will, to give God all the glory to the end, thru life, or thru death. They have overcome the fear of death. Their total commitment is their flag of victory lifted high! Please note: These are the only people that satan fears!!!
What is ‘the word of their testimony’? It is not just testifying that God has been good to you in general, that He has helped you buy a new car or healed you when you were sick. It is more than that! This is a dynamite combination: The Blood of Jesus shed on the Cross and your word testifying what that Blood has done for you, according to the revelation of the Word of God! Each time you ‘combine’ the Blood of Jesus and your personal testimony about the same Blood, satan is always defeated! He cannot stand a chance! Child of God arise! Selah!
During the Passover night (Exodus 12) God, thru Moses, instructed His people to kill one spotless lamb for each family. The father was to kill the lamb and drain its blood in a basin. (This is a wonderful picture of God the Father sending His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ to go and die on the Cross). The father then dips a humble plant called hyssop in the blood, which is in the basin, and with it, applies it on the doorposts of his house. Jehovah God said that once He sees the Blood, He will pass over that home and nobody will die inside. But if the blood of the lamb is not on the doorpost, He will kill the first-born son of each family (both the Egyptians and the Israelites). This is how the firstborn of all Egyptian families died that night. (This was God’s judgment on the Egyptians gods). In the morning, God’s people were set free. For as long as the blood of the lamb remains in the basin, that blood cannot save them from death. The blood must be taken from the basin and applied on the doorposts for them to live! This is a great lesson: For your salvation and freedom the Lamb of God has to die and, by faith, you must apply His Blood to your life (Heb 11:11:28). The shed Blood of Jesus must be applied thru faith on your souls for salvation to manifest. It is the same with the healing of your bodies. This ‘application’ is done by faith, thru your word of your testimony, confessing the power of the Blood of Jesus and how this power has worked for you and in you!
Pastor (Mrs) Silvia Lia Leigh said that we should be more practical. She said: ‘in Christ, this is my testimony! According to the Word of God, I freely and openly testify that the Blood of Jesus shed on the Cross for me has saved my soul, gave me eternal awesome benefits and has also healed my body!’
*THRU THE BLOOD OF JESUS, I HAVE LIFE (Jn 6:53-57)
Therefore, I, (ex. Silvia Lia Leigh) declare, and testify that because of the Blood of Jesus shed on the Cross I receive and have eternal life and the assurance of my salvation! Thru the Blood of Jesus, I receive spiritual nourishment so that I mature spiritually! I abide in Christ and Christ abides in me, in an intimate, delightful, eternal, unbreakable union with my Lord! Halleluiah!
*THRU THE BLOOD OF JESUS, I AM REDEEMED (Eph 1:7; 1Pet 1: 18, 19)
Therefore, I, (…. your name) declare and testify that because of the Blood of Jesus shed on the Cross, God has forgiven me all my sins, according to the riches of His grace. Once, I was a slave to sin and to the devil, But Jesus shed His precious Blood to buy me from the slave market and now, I am forgiven and free. I am a child of God. I have nothing to fear anymore! Halleluiah!
*THRU THE BLOOD OF JESUS, I AM CLEANSED (1Jn 1:7; Heb 9:14)
Therefore, I, (… your name) declare and testify that because of the Blood of Jesus shed on the Cross, I live in the light, speak the truth in love, have genuine fellowship with other brethren in Christ, and I live with a clean conscience in the presence of God. I have no fear, no shame and no guilt concerning my past sins. I am not bound by religious laws, or by the opinions of men. I am led and empowered only by the Holy Spirit. The Blood of Jesus has set me free indeed! Halleluiah!
*THRU THE BLOOD OF JESUS, I AM JUSTIFIED AND SANCTIFIED (Rom 5:9; Heb 13:12)
Therefore, I, (…. your name) declare and testify that because of the Blood of Jesus shed on the Cross, I am now declared righteous before God. I stand before God like I have never sinned. The devil cannot accuse me about my past sins or past mistakes. The devil is a liar! I reject him! I am totally covered by the Blood of Jesus, powerful, clothed, free, and joyful! Boldly, I draw closer to Jesus and become like Him, more and more, every day! Halleluiah!
*THRU THE BLOOD OF JESUS, I HAVE ACCCESS TO GOD (Heb 10:10-14; 19-22)
Therefore, I, (…. your name) declare and testify that because of the Blood of Jesus shed on the Cross, I have free access before the throne of God anytime, day of night. My Lord Jesus Christ sits on His throne waiting for all His enemies to be made a footstool under His feet. I, too, by the Blood of Jesus, and by faith, I sit with Christ in heavenly places waiting for all my enemies (sickness, bareness, depression, doubt, fears, poverty mentality…) to go below my feet. Spiritually, I am the head and not the tail! Halleluiah!
Pastor (Mrs) Silvia Lia Leigh said that we should never forget the value and the power of the precious Blood of Jesus. Christ died once and for all. The Cross can never be repeated. One day, Jesus will come again, as the King of kings, to judge and punish all evil! The Blood of Jesus shed on the Cross is all sufficient. There is no sin too great for the Blood to atone. The Blood of Jesus alone saves. God the Father accepts only the Blood of His Son for the salvation of sinners. During that night of the Passover, if the people of God applied on their doorposts the blood of another animal (goat or camel, for example), or they applied silver, gold and precious stones, or a list of their good religious works, they could not have been protected from death. Nothing saves except the Blood of Jesus! Jesus only! Jesus only! The Blood was applied not for men to see and impress, but for God alone to see. The Blood of Jesus speaks better thing than the blood of Abel (Heb 12:24). There is a great difference: Abel’s blood was taken against his will, was shed on earth, and speaks about vengeance! But Jesus, He willingly gave His life, sprinkled His Blood in the heavenly Holy of Holy, and always pleads for mercy on our behalf!!! “Thank You Abba Father, that even when I cannot pray, The Blood of Jesus speaks for me, and pleads for me in heaven!” The Blood of Jesus can never lose its power! “There is power, power, wonder-working power in the Blood of the Lamb!” Worship the Lord!
Prophetic scriptures: Ps 77:14, NIV and Job 22:23-30, AMP