Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Weapon of the Blood

   Good afternoon.  I am so glad you stopped by.  I hope your day is going well. It is rainy here today. Arthritis does not like the rain! I am a bit achy all over but I can tolerate it, meds are helping. 
   What am I studying? Well let's check it out.  As you can see by the title of this post, I am studying the blood of Christ as a weapon.  I had never thought of it as a weapon before. Have you? I know that it is how I am reconciled to God, but how is it a weapon?  
   Let me first share with you the Scripture that brought me to this place.  Revelation 12:11 goes like this in my Bible. (The New King James Version Spirit Filled Life Bible.) (NKJV)  "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." This passage led me to the section called Truth In Action found at the end of Revelation. 
   Truth Rev. Teaches: Guidlines to Gaining Victory:
"Spiritual victory is something we enter into.  Jesus Christ has already won the victory through His death, burial, and resurrection."
   Action Rev. Invites:
"Conduct spiritual warfare on the basis of Jesus' shed blood and through the declaration that He died for your sins and rose again for your justification.  Love Jesus more than life itself." 
   We know that all Christians have their battles to fight. We are constantly being accused by Satan, but we have the blood of the Lamb to empower us to make a stand against him and not allow his lies, hate, and deceit to make us believe we are defeated. Jesus has already won the war. So we should fight with the weapon of the blood to overcome the enemy.  Satan cannot separate us from God. We are bound with God through the blood of Jesus that He shed on the cross.  We now have God's eternal and complete resources.  God has declared us righteous and victorious through the blood of Christ.
   Let me leave with you this quote from Charles Simpson:

"The blood of Christ provides
 every believer
 with the necessary provision
 to defeat Satan."

   Now I need to find out how to practice using this weapon of the blood.  I know a lot of my battles have to do with my faith and trust in God.  My family has been hit hard in the not so distant past.  My husband's job was terminated. (That is a whole other story.) Nearly all our income was gone.  My small disability check paid the house payment.  When my husband told me his job no longer existed, I was devastated!  I went to my bedroom and sat on the end of the bed, looked up, and said to God, "I don't have faith for this!" Within seconds I heard God say (not verbally, but from inside of me.) "I am your Faith!" So I excepted that and moved forward in my life.  Than another attack from the enemy came with a phone call from my doctor.  She said to me, "Patty, you have cancer." Yep, you guessed it.  I gave my husband the phone and I went directly to the foot of my bed again.  I looked up and said, "God I don't know what to do with this."  He clearly said to me "We can fight this!" Wow! I did not feel hopeless anymore.  I continued on with my life; fighting along side of God, against this attack of cancer. Yes we won! I am now cancer free going on my third year! Thank you, Jesus!
   Do you think the enemy was done trying? Nope!  he decide to attack my husband in his body with a heart attack! Thank God the doctors could help him with a stint and medication. God is good. He provides healing even through doctors.  As if that wasn't enough another heart attack put my husband in the hospital again.  Thank God the doctors could help him again. Now he is unable to work.   I just want to add that my two sons have also been under attack one last year and one this year.  They are still in the battle but we are all trusting that God is in control of each matter. 
  All of God's children need to use the weapons God has given us; through the blood shed on the cross. We are so loved by God that He gave his only Son to pay for our wrong doings so that we can once again be in His presence from now and through out eternity. 
There is more to this story but I may share more details in future posts.
   Be watching for my next post where I will share more of what I have discovered in my study of the Weapon of the Blood.
   I hope this has been of interest to you. Feel free to comment, or share with me or leave any questions you may have in the comment section.  I will get back to you as soon as possible.  
God bless and see you later.

Hi everyone. I am back. I am really sorry I have been missing in action for the past couple of years.  I guess I had too much on my plate so my blog has been waiting on the shelf. 
I am really working on building this blog with things I am studying in my Bible.  For the most part I will be using my NKJV Spirit Filled Life Bible. Sometimes I may be using a devotional.  My favorite devotional right now is Jesus Calling Enjoying Peace In His Presence by Sarah Young. It is written as if Jesus is speaking directly to the reader.  Very uplifting and encouraging. I recommend it for your next devotional. Here are some pics for you.

Cover of NKJV 
 Here is the inside of the NKJV

I will be back either today or tomorrow to post my first notes on what I am studying right now.  I am going to post at least once a week.  I want to try for more but for now once a week is doable for me. is that even a word?
See you soon and God Bless.