By Ngozi Nwoke
the covenant of the Blood of Jesus?
Are you part of the new covenant with God? Are you enjoying the full benefits of that covenant? God is a covenant keeping God and He will not alter His words concerning the new covenant of the Blood of Jesus. This article reveals the power of engaging the blood of the covenant in receiving the full benefits of the covenant.
This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the LORD… their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more. Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus… in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering. Hebrews 10:16-17, 19, 22-23 (NKJV).
Many of the Christian believers know that they have entered into a covenant with God by salvation, but many of them are not enjoying the benefits of this covenant. They know the promises of God to them but they are yet to taste these blessings. This is majorly through their ignorance or lack of faith.
God has a new and better covenant with His children, founded on better promises and Jesus is the mediator and guarantee of this new covenant (Hebrews 7:22, Hebrews 8:6). When you receive Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior, you enter into this new agreement and you have access to all the promised inheritance.
What is a covenant?
This is an agreement between two parties (In this case God and His children) with laid down terms. It is an agreement which spells out what each party should do. In God’s covenant with His children, He promises to do certain things for them and they are in return expected to carry out certain instructions. The Lord forever keeps His own part, but man is the one who always fails to keep his own part. However, many Christians are doing their part but are not able to get hold of the promises. They ought to engage the blood of the covenant.
The power of the blood of the covenant
Where there is a testament, there must be the death of a testator. In the Old Testament, animals had to be sacrificed severally to dedicate the testament but in the New Testament, the blood of Jesus was shed once and for all to:
1. Completely cleanse and perfect all who are sanctified. Our sins and iniquities God remembers no more.
2. Enter the Holy of Holies to secure a complete redemption, an eternal release for us. We are fully reconciled back to God, having been translated from kingdom of darkness to the kingdom of light.
3. Deliver fulfillment of the promised inheritance to those that are called.
4. Seal and ratify the testament. The new covenant is officially valid, recognized by the kingdoms of light and darkness, God and the devil.
How to engage the blood of the covenant.
a) You need to understand that you overcome by the blood of Jesus Christ. The benefits of the covenant are yours to take having done your own part, but the enemy will contend it. So you need to engage the blood which is the seal of the covenant.
b) Enter with boldness into the holiest by the blood. Go with boldness into the throne of grace to obtain mercy and secure grace to help in time of need.
c) Come with full assurance of faith and a heart sprinkled and purified from guilty conscience by the blood. You need faith and clean conscience to take delivery of your inheritance.
d) Hold fast the profession of your hope. You must not waver in your confession of your promised inheritance; hold unto the promise of God, being fully persuaded that the Lord who has promised is faithful and able to perform what He has promised.
In conclusion, you have a covenant keeping God; engage the blood of Jesus, which is the blood and seal of the covenant to take delivery of the benefits of the covenant. Plead the blood of Jesus against whatever that may try to hinder you from accessing them. Also, by the blood demand the fulfillment of the prophecies concerning you today. Your testimony is the next.