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At 4:31 (PST), January 17, 1994, a magnitude 6.7 earthquake rocked the Los Angeles area. In its wake 57 died, 5000 injured and over $20 Billion in damages. The photo below is what has been etched in my mind from that catastrophe, the image of cars smashed between layers of highway bridges.

1994 Los Angeles Earthquake

Pastors Brenda Steen of Thousand Oaks Christian Fellowship had been teaching about the protection of the Blood of Jesus for week on Sunday nights at their church. Pastor Arland Steen would teach Sunday morning and Pastor Brenda followed the direction God had shown her, to ‘make much of the Blood of Jesus’. Sunday night, January 16, 1994, they shared communion with the head of each house serving communion to their family. A lamb for a household. The next morning at 4:31 the ground shook and the earth trembled under everyone in the Los Angeles area, including Thousand Oaks. As the members woke to the shaking one thing was in common- no fear! After everything settled one thing was in common- no damage! Another thing in common with the testimonies of the members of Thousand Oaks Christian Fellowship was the children had more faith in the blood than their parents.

The incredible protection the entire church experienced is recorded in Dr Billye Brim’s book on “The Blood and the Glory” and also in Kenneth Copeland Ministries’s book “Real People, Real Needs, Real Victories”. Several years later after the earthquake, I sat on an airplane next to one of the members of that church.  She personally agreed with what I had read and also gave me other faith building testimonies.

As everything that can be shaken is being shaken, we need to make much of the precious Blood of Jesus! You may belong to a church that has taken the Blood out of the hymnal, quit singing about the blood, takes communion quietly so no one will be offended, and will not preach a sermon about the Blood. If you go to that kind of Church it is dead, because the life of the flesh is in the Blood according to Leviticus 17:11.

I urge everyone to find inspired Bible teachers that teach on the Blood of Jesus, good books like Billye Brim’s book on The Blood and the Glory (Harrison House), The Power of the Blood of Jesus by Andrew Murray and many others. Go to YouTube and listen to inspired Bible Teachers free.

In the last days ‘we overcome by the Blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony”, Rev 12:11. It is HIGH TIME to plead the Blood!

Rachel Teafatiller was an awesome prayer warrior for God. I copied this from Billye Brim’s blog of July 21, 2012. http://www.billyebrim.org/content/july_21_2012_protection_through_blood

Aurora is only a few miles from Columbine. When Rachel Teafatiller prayed about that tragedy, “Lord, couldn’t you have stopped that?” “No. They have put me out of the schools,” she heard. But then she was impressed how people could stop such tragedies in
their realms of authority by applying the blood.  For instance, if they circled their schools in the mornings, drawing a blood line, nothing could happen there.”

The greatest example of stopping tragedy from coming to your family is found in the Book of Exodus, the first Passover. Each house that had the blood of the lamb applied to their doorposts did not suffer any death of their first born.

The same is true today, the Blood of Jesus has never lost its power. When you go past a school, go around the block and draw a blood line of protection around the school.

Psalm 91:1 (HNV) “He who dwells in the secret place of Ha`Elyon will rest in the shadow of Shaddai. (2) I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in whom I trust.”

This may sound like a strange scripture for Tabernacles, but this is where we need to live (rest, abide) live right now!!

The custom of the Jewish people is to build a small tabernacle (succot, booths) outside their house and spend time in that temporary building. As they rest in the tabernacle, they would recall how the Hebrew children were taken care of for 40 years in the Wilderness journey. But today I don’t want to look back, but to be totally aware of our protection for today.

To understand where I am teaching today you will need a little understanding of the Law of First Mention. The “law of first-mention” is the principle in the interpretation of Scripture which states that the first mention or occurrence of a subject in Scripture establishes an unchangeable pattern, with that subject remaining unchanged in the mind of God throughout Scripture.

The first time we find the word shadow is in the story of Lot in the city of Sodom in Genesis 19. The angels of the LORD (who looked like men) had come into the city to bear witness to the wickedness. Before God can pass judgment there has to be 2 or 3 witnesses. Lot urged them to come and stay with him and his family for their safety. While they were in Lot’s house, they broke unleavened bread with Lot (the first mention of unleavened bread in the Bible).

When the men of Sodom came to demand to have sex with the angels, Lot’s reply was “See now, I have two virgin daughters. Please let me bring them out to you, and do you to them as is good in your eyes. Only don’t do anything to these men, because they have come under the shadow of my roof.”

First of all, I know what you are thinking.  Why did Lot say they could have his daughters? Lot knew they were not interested in women, but they were only interested in sodomizing men, a word that came from the sins of the city of Sodom.

But don’t miss the best point!  The angels came under covenant with Lot when they broke bread, which is a custom still held in the East. When you are in covenant, the other party will protect you no matter what it costs!!  The covenant made with bread and wine is stronger that your natural bloodline family.

This was God’s way, and it is the best way.  When Jesus broke bread with His disciples at what is now referred to as the Last Supper, He took the wine and said, ” and having taken the cup, and having given thanks, he gave to them, saying, `Drink ye of it — all; for this is my blood of the new covenant, that for many is being poured out — to remission of sins.” (YLT)  The Blood Covenant is still in force today, is still able to protect all who come under it and has never lost its power!!!

TODAY, MAKE YOUR ETERNAL SUCCOT UNDER THE SHADOW OF THE ALMIGHTY.  Allow Him to be your refuge and fortress. That eternal covenant will always be your safest place of safety in the midst of a storm!

NOT WITHOUT THE BLOOD
Hebrews 9:7, “But into the second part the high priest went alone once a year, not without blood, which he offered for himself and for the people’s sins committed in ignorance”
Hebrews 9:11, “But Christ came as High Priest of the good things to come, with the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands, that is, not of this creation. (12) Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption.”
Jesus supplied His precious, spotless Blood on the Mercy Seat in Heaven, once and for all. He supplied, now we must apply.
Apply it in faith with the pen of your tongue. Speak mercy over your friends and country by the sprinkling of the Blood of Jesus. This is not a time to think about yourself, plead the Blood over our nation.
Revelation 1:5, “And from Jesus Christ, [who is] the faithful witness, [and] the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, (6) And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him [be] glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.”
Kings have authority, Priests have access before the Throne by the Blood of Jesus to stand in the gap.
Yom Kippur is all about the Blood! Yom Kippur begins tomorrow at Sundown.

Yom Kippur, also known as  Yom Hakippurim (which means the day of covering or concealing), the Day of  Atonement, The Fast, The Great Fast, Day of the Covering, Face to Face (my favorite name); Day of Forgiveness, Day of Grace, or the Day of Judgment.

In history, this is the day that Moses came down the mountain after the 2nd set of 4o days when he spent his time interceeding for the nation of Isreal because of the sin of worshipping the Golden Calf. He went up the mountain after this idol worship incident on Elul 1 (when Teshuvah begins) and descended 40 days later on Tishri 10. When he came down he had the 2nd set of the 10 Commandments. The Atonement (Hebrew – chaphar, to cover, make reconciliation, to pacify or appease; to clear, purge or cleanse) was made at that time for the nation, one righteous man standing in the gap for the entire nation.

Moses said to HaShem: (Exodus 32:32) “Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin–; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou hast written. (33) And the LORD said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book.” Notice the word “sin–” with the dashes behind it. That implies a sudden silence. The Midrash comments, “Whether of not You forgive the, take away my personal merits from Your ledger and assign them to the credit of Israel.”

The forgiveness for the nation once a year had to be made by the High Priest, where he would come ‘face to face’ with the glory of God in the Holy of Holies. The ransom sacrifice had to made by blood, because the only thing set apart from the foundation of the earth as an answer to sin was blood. The Israelites were not to touch blood, drink blood or eat an animal with the blood.

Leviticus 17:11 reads, “‘For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul.”

Today I was reading Gwen Shaw’s book, The Power of the Precious Blood. One thing that she wrote really struck me today and I would like to share it with you. “God would not allow any priest who did not recognize the blood and the anointing to minister unto Him…… If you go to a church where the Blood is not honored, you better start seeking God’s face about whether you are doing His will. And if you support financially a ministry that is silent concerning the greatest truth of the Holy Spripture, you better know you are paying the way for which is not God’s pattern or religion.”

This is the way I see Yom Kippur, my personal opinion. The Spring Feasts (Passover)  are all about our personal salvation and the Fall Feasts are about National Salvation. Yom Kippur is for standing in the gap for your nation and Israel. But we must be prepared to come before the Face of God with the Blood of Jesus for those who are not prepared for the judgment that is beginning to come upon this earth.

God supplied the precious blood of Jesus, but we must apply it with our mouth to the door posts of our lives.

Exodus 12:1 reads, “Now the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt saying, “This month is the beginning of month; it shall be the first month of the year to you.”….(7) “and they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses where they eat it

If they had not applied the blood of the lamb to their doorposts, any first-born in that house would have died that night.

My friend Rhonda shared this testimony: “On Thursday, I was attending the NASA Aglow meeting. Mary was the speaker. As she was speaking to us she said that we needed to start taking authority over storms. She gave us several articles and scriptures on the Blood of Jesus. On Friday afternoon we were having a very bad lightning storm at our home. I found the articles she had given us. I began to confess the scriptures on the Blood. All of a sudden I heard a very loud noise. I knew that it had hit very close to my house. About an hour later I saw the power company at my next door neighbor’s home. The house had been struck by lightning. I was so grateful that I heard Mary speak about taking authority the day before. There is power in the Blood! I believe my house was protected by the Blood. Praise God!”

Today is Nissan 5 on the Hebraic calendar. Nissan 14 will be the annual remembrance day of the Passover recorded in Exodus 12. But don’t limit the powerful protection of the shed Blood of Jesus to an annual holy day (holiday) of Passover, Resurrection Day or Easter.

My favorite track is Honor the Blood. It ends with “Do not limit the power of the blood of Christ to what you understand….Apply it by faith. Be a child of God who practices the ‘sprinkling of the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ’. Sprinkle it anywhere there is evidence of pressure, tension or any kind of satanic effort to thwart the complete will of God in your life.”

Revelations 12:11, “And they overcame by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony and they did not love their lives to the death.”

In other words, the blood gave them boldness to stand in the gap when protection was needed.

Isaiah 65:8, Thus says the Lord, “As the new wine is found in the cluster, and one says, ‘Do not destroy it, for a blessing is in it.’ So will I do for My servant’s sake, that I may not destroy them all.”

The Fall Feasts of the LORD  that begin this week are a time of harvest of the grapes. Harvest is a judment word. The NLT Bible of Galatians 6:7 reads, “Don’t be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant.”

When the grapes are picked, they are picked in a cluster. In that cluster of grapes, there are small, big, ripe and overripe grapes. Grapes are the one of the last things to be harvested and the grapes are always picked in a cluster, not individually. When a nation is judged, it is not the individual that is judged, but the nation. The Bible talks much about the iniquity being “full” and the “land vomiting them out”. [Genesis 15:6, Ezekiel 9:9, Leviticus 18:29]. I believe what we are experiencing in the earth right now is the harvest of sin and wickedness.

When Egypt was judged, the Hebrews in Goshen were spared. The last plague was the death of the first born son, but the Hebrews were spared by the blood of the lamb applied to their doorposts. (Ex 12) When Jericho was judged, Rahab the harlot and all her ‘unrighteous’ family were spared by a scarlet thread hanging from her window. (Joshua 2 & 6) In both cases, the people inside were not spared by their righteousness, but by the signs of the blood- pointing ahead to the Blood of Jesus. Not only were their lives protected, but all their possessions.

In the New Testament we have the example of a believer protecting their home. I Corinthians 7:14, “For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband; otherwise your children would be unclean, but now they are holy.”

Stand in the gap for your family and allow God to draw them with His goodness and you daily take communion for your cluster, those who you are connected with naturally and spiritually. It is time to make much of the Blood of Jesus and overcome (Revelation 12:11). It is the goodness of God that leads men to repentance. When they are spared, I believe it will draw our loved ones to salvation.

This does not mean they will be saved and go to heaven, but they will be protected by your faith in the Blood of Jesus during judgment times, when times are hard. 2 Timothy 3:1 reads in the Amplified Bible, “But understand this, that in the last days will come (set in) perilous times of great stress and trouble [hard to deal with and hard to bear].”

The first example of a family protected by the faith of one righteous person was during the flood, when Noah and his family were spared. The ark was covered with “pitch”, which in Hebrew is kaphar, the same root word as kapporeth, the only word used for the Mercy Seat. The Mercy Seat is the covering over the Ark of the Covenant that contained the Law, the Ten Commandments. James 2:13, “Mercy triumphs over judgment.”

Hear this- If you side with the sin side right now you will be caught in the consequences as the cry of sin comes up to God in fullness. It is time to CRY OUT FOR MERCY, the mercy that is found in the Blood on the Mercy Seat in heaven! Let’s hold back judgment and earnestly desire with God for “all men to be saved.” James 5:7 tells us the Husbandman (Father God) is waiting for the harvest. It is time to reap souls for the Kingdom of God. Joel 3:14, “Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision.”