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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.”

Hebrews 10:29, (NKJV) “Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing , and insulted the Spirit of grace?”

  • The Greek word for common here is ‘koinos’ and means ‘ordinary; by the Jews unhallowed, profane, Levitcally unclean’.
  • In the NT koinos is used for common ( 7 times) , unclean (3) , defiled (1) and unholy (1).

Have you treated the Precious Blood of Jesus as ordinary or common, or has it become a tradition or ritual? If the Precious Blood of Jesus has become a tradition to you it now longer has power in your life.  We read in Mark 6:5 that Jesus could do no mighty works in His hometown because of their unbelief, they were familiar with Jesus as a person, and could not partake in the supernatural power of God that worked in Him.

  • The Greek word for insulted is ‘enybrizo’.
  • This is the only time it is used in the entire Bible and when one word is used 1 time only it is for strong emphasis.

The Amplied Bible of Hebrews 10:29b reads, ” and who has considered the covenant blood by which he was consecrated common and unhallowed, thus profaning it and insulting and outraging the [Holy] Spirit [Who imparts] grace (the unmerited favor and blessing of God)?”

That is pretty strong language isn’t it? Now take into account Paul’s instructing on taking the Lord’s Supper in I Corinthians 11:28 in the Message Bible reads, “Examine your motives, test your heart, come to this meal in holy awe.”

I encourage you to spend some time meditating on the Precious Blood of Jesus (I Peter 1:19), that cries ‘Mercy’ (Heb 12:24). Please do not take part in the Lord’s Supper as a tradition of men, treating it as ordinary, common or a ritual with no meaning. If you do, you will be insulting the only One who can bring the grace of God into your life and circumstances.

Ephesians 4:30 (Message Bible) “Don’t grieve God. Don’t break his heart. His Holy Spirit, moving and breathing in you, is the most intimate part of your life, making you fit for himself. Don’t take such a gift for granted.”

What can wash away my sin?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
What can make me whole again?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Oh! precious is the flow
That makes me white as snow;
No other fount I know,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

For my pardon, this I see,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
For my cleansing this my plea,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Nothing can for sin atone,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
Naught of good that I have done,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

This is all my hope and peace,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
This is all my righteousness,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Now by this I’ll overcome—
Nothing but the blood of Jesus,
Now by this I’ll reach my home—
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Glory! Glory! This I sing—
Nothing but the blood of Jesus,
All my praise for this I bring—
Nothing but the blood of Jesus

All scriptures are taken from New King James Version unless specified otherwise. All words of our Lord are in red. Any italicized words are mine for emphasis, unless the verse is from the Amplified Bible.

The life and flesh
John 6:53, Then Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink the blood, you have no life in you. (54) Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. (55) For My flesh is food indeed, and My blood is drink indeed. (56) He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him. (57) As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who feeds on Me will live because of Me.”
Leviticus 17:11, “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 your souls. (14) for it is the life of all flesh. Its blood sustains its life. Therefore I say to the children of Israel, ‘You shall not eat the blood of any flesh, (speaking of animal blood) for the life of all flesh is its blood. Whoever eats it shall be cut off’.”

Precious
I Peter 1:2, elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: (18) knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver and gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, (19) but with the precious blood of Christ, as a lamb without blemish and without spot.

Necessary
Hebrews 9:18, Therefore not even the first covenant was dedicated without the blood. (19) For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of the calves and goats, with water, scarlet wool and hyssop, and sprinkled both kook itself and all the people (20) saying, “This is the blood of the covenant which God has commanded you.” (21) Then likewise he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle and all the vessels of the ministry. (22) And according to the law almost all things are purified with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no remission. (23) Therefore it is necessary that the copies of the things in the heavens should be purified with these, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifice than these. (24) For Christ has not entered the holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us: (25) not that He should offer Himself often, as the high priest enters the Most Holy Place every year with blood of another- (26) He then would have had to suffer often since the foundation of the world; but now, once at the end of the ages, He has appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself. (27) And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment (28) so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.

Conquering/Victory
Revelation 12:11, And they overcame him (the accuser of the brethren) by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.

Reconciling
Ephesians 2:13, But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. (16) and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity.

Redemptive
Romans 3:24, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, (25) whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed.
Ephesians 1:7, In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace. (13) In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise.
Acts 20:28, Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.

Justifying
Romans 5:9, Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.
Romans 3:24, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus (25) whom God set forth as a propitiation through His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed.

SANCTIFYING
Hebrews 10:29, Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace?
Hebrews 13:12, Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people with His own blood, suffered outside the gate. (13) Therefore let s go forth to Him, outside the camp, bearing His reproach.

ETERNAL
John 6:53, (Amplified) And Jesus said to them, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, you cannot have any life in you unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood [unless you appropriate His life and the saving merit of His blood]. (54) He who feeds on My flesh and drinks My blood has (possesses now) eternal life, and I will raise him up [from the dead] on the last day. (55) For My flesh is true and genuine food, and My blood is true and genuine drink. (56) He who feeds on My flesh and drinks My blood dwells continually in Me, and I [in like manner dwell continually] in him.

Cleansing
Revelation 7:14, And I said to him, “Sir, you know.” So he said to me, “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb”.
I John 1:6, If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. (7) But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.

Communion
I Corinthians 10:16, (Amplified) The cup of blessing [of wine at the Lord’s Supper] upon which we ask [God’s] blessing, does it not mean [that in drinking it] we participate in and share a fellowship (a communion) in the blood of Christ (the Messiah)? The bread which we break, does it not mean [that in eating it] we participate in and share a fellowship (a communion) in the body of Christ?
I Corinthian 10:25, (Amplified) Similarly when supper was ended, He took the cup also, saying, This cup is the new covenant [ratified and established] in My blood. Do this, as often as you drink [it], to call Me [affectionately] to remembrance.

Heavenly joy
Revelation 7:9-14, “After this, I beheld, and lo, a great multitude, which no man could number… which stood before the throne, and before the Lamb… and they cried with a loud voice saying, ‘Salvation to our God which sits upon the throne, and unto the Lamb’. These are they which came out of great tribulation and have washed their robes and make them white in the blood of the Lamb.”

Access to God
Hebrew 9:7, But into the second part the high priest went alone, once a year, not without the blood, which he offered for himself and for the people’s sins committed in ignorance. (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 and for all, having obtained eternal redemption. (18) Therefore not even the first covenant was dedicated without blood.
Hebrews 10:19, Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, (20) by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, (21) and having a High Priest over the house of God (22) let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.

Cleansed Conscience
Hebrews 9:14, (Amplified) How much more surely shall the blood of Christ, Who by virtue of [His] eternal Spirit [His own preexistent divine personality] has offered Himself as an unblemished sacrifice to God, purify our consciences from dead works and lifeless observances to serve the [ever] living God?

Peace
Hebrews 13:20, (Amplified) Now may the God of peace [Who is the Author and Giver of peace], Who brought us again, from among the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, but the blood [that sealed, ratified] the everlasting agreement (covenant, testament), (21) strengthen (complete, perfect) and make you what you ought to be and equip you with everything good that you may carry out His will: [while He Himself] works in you and accomplishes that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ (the Messiah); to Whom be the glory forever and ever (to the ages of the ages) Amen (so be it)

Protection
Exodus 12:13, “Now the blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be on you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.”
Joshua 2:18, unless you bind this line of scarlet cord (representing the blood) in the window through which you let us down, and unless you bring your father, your mother, your brothers, and all your father’s household to your own home. (6:17) Now the city shall be doomed by the Lord to destruction, it and all who are in it. Only Rahab the harlot shall live, she and all who are with her in the house, because she hid the messengers that we sent. (23) And the young men who had been spies went in and brought out Rahab, her father, her mother, her brothers and all that she had. So they brought out all her relatives and left them outside the camp of Israel.
Isaiah 65:8, Thus says the Lord: “As the new wine is founding the cluster, and one says, ‘Do not destroy it, for a blessing is in it’, so I will do for My servants’ sake, that I may not destroy them all.”

The Blood of Jesus is Alive
The Blood of Jesus purges me of ever defilement of the enemy.
The Blood of Jesus keeps and guards my mind day and night.
The Blood of Jesus prevents deception
and aborts every attempt of the enemy to deceive me.
The Blood of Jesus is my divine covering
and protection against all the fiery darts of the evil one.
Yea, the Blood of Jesus is Alive!
So full of life and grace it perfects that which concerneth me-reconciling everything in me to the perfect will of God every day and in every way.[1]

The following quotes are taken from the book Free at Last by Larry Huch:[2]
The Jewish people understood the teaching of the blood. When they needed forgiveness, they put the blood on the altar of the temple. When they needed mercy, they put blood on the mercy seat. When they needed to hear from God, they put blood on the veil so they could enter into the Holy of Holies and be in the presence of God. When they needed peace, they brought a blood sacrifice. When they needed healing, they brought a blood sacrifice. Every time they needed a miracle, they offered a blood sacrifice. (See Leviticus 1-7)[3]

But believers in Jesus Christ aren’t bound by the Law of Moses. By Jesus’ death on the cross, Jesus became the curse so that we can be delivered from the curse and be a blessing to our family, church, city, and nation. Poverty is a curse. Sickness is a curse. Disease is a curse. Divorce is a curse. Drugs, alcohol, and abuse are all part of the curse. When we are under the blood of Jesus, we are redeemed from the curse. As He hung dying on the cross, Jesus said, “It is finished” (John 19:30). Our redemption through the new blood was made complete at the cross.[4]

Seven Places Jesus Shed His Blood: Before the mercy seat he shall sprinkle some of the blood with the finger seven times…Then he shall sprinkle some of the blood on it with his finger seven times, cleanse it, and consecrate it. (Leviticus 16:14, 19) Jesus shed His blood seven places that you and I might be made whole, forgiven of our sins, and set free from the bondage of sin and the iniquity that has entered into our families.[5]
In Gethsemane, Jesus won back our willpower; Then an angel appeared to Him from heaven, strengthening Him. And being in agony, He prayed more earnestly. Then His sweat became like drops of blood falling down to the ground. When He rose up from prayer, and had come to His disciples, He found them sleeping from sorrow. Then He said to them, “Why do you sleep? Rise and pray, lest you enter into temptation. (Luke 22:43-46) The first Adam surrendered our willpower to Satan. The second Adam, Jesus, redeemed our willpower by saying, “Father not My will, but Thy will, “and sweating great drops of blood. Jesus won the battle, broke the curse, redeemed us, and gave us back our willpower. Because Jesus shed His blood, you can say yes to the will of God for your life and no to the enemy of your life.[6]

The Stripes on Jesus’ back won back our health: But He was wounded for our transgressions; He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed. (Isaiah 53:5) All sickness, no matter where it comes from – birth, inheritance, injury – is from the devil.[7]

Jesus’ crown of thorns won back our prosperity: Because you heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, “You shall not eat of it”, Cursed is the ground for your sake: for toil you shall eat of it all the days of your life. Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you, and you shall eat the herb of the field. In the sweat of your brow you shall eat bread till you return to the ground. (Genesis 3:17-19) On the way to Pilate, as they were mocking Jesus, “All hail, King of the Jews,” they saw a thorn bush – the symbol of the curse of poverty on the land. They took some of the thorn bushes, wove them into a crown, and placed them on the brow of Jesus until the blood flowed from His head. (See Matthew 27:29) The symbol of poverty was placed on the brow of Jesus, the second Adam. When those thorns pierced His brow, He shed His blood for our redemption from poverty. We were cursed with poverty by the sweat of Adam’s brow, but we were redeemed from the curse of poverty by the blood on Jesus’ brow. What Satan means for evil, God will use for good.[8]

Jesus’ pierced hands won back dominion over the things we touch: When Jesus bled from His hands, dominion was returned to God’s children. That means whatever evil we encounter, we have authority in Jesus’ name to render it harmless. They shall take up serpents: and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover. (Mark 16:18) You need to lay hands on your children, and say, “I break the iniquity off my kids. I break the iniquity off my family.” You need lay hands on your child’s pillow and declare that they are going to serve God. You need to lay your hands on your children’s school and cover it with the blood of Jesus. If you have an unsaved husband, lay your hands on your husband’s pillow and release the anointing of the Spirit of God. Take authority over those demons of iniquity and, all of a sudden, Dad is going to start opening the Bible and reading it. He said he would never go to church, but now he’s getting the blood of Jesus the moment you take authority over the enemy, and the Holy Spirit is loosed to bring God’s promises to pass in your life.[9]

Jesus’ pierced feet won back dominion over the places we walk: The blood shed from His feet also redeemed us from our loss of dominion and authority. Man was supposed to be the head and not the tail. Man was supposed to be above only and not beneath. (see Deuteronomy 28:13) … But through Jesus’ shed blood, we don’t have to be trampled by Satan. Instead, we are to trample him! We are commanded to “go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation” (Mark 16:15 NIV) As believers, you have the authority to walk around your neighborhood and say, “I bind the devil in my neighborhood. I bind the drug addicts and the dope dealers.” You can walk through the schools and say, “I bind violence, I bind homosexuality, I bind perversion, and I bind the New Age teaching.” Because wherever you go, God is with you. When you bind the devil, our next step is to loose the peace of Jesus in our streets. Loose the righteousness of Jesus in our cities. Truly I say to you, whatever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. (Matthew 18:18 NASB)[10]

Jesus’ pierced heart won back our joy: But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they broke not his legs; but one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water. (John 19:34 KJV) Jesus was anointed with the burden-removing, yoke-destroying power of God to heal the brokenhearted. Why the brokenhearted? Because God desires for His people to live in joy. When we are filled with joy, we have the strength to fight the good fight of faith. The joy of the Lord is your strength. (Nehemiah 8:10) God can take even the worst things that happen to you and turn them to good. No matter what it is, the power of Jesus’ blood will reverse it to your prosperity and your blessing. Healing broken hearts is not something we can do ourselves; it is something God has already done. We must claim it.[11]

Jesus’ bruises won our deliverance from inner hurts and iniquities: But He was wounded for our transgression, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed. (Isaiah 53:5) Not only was He wounded for our transgressions; this verse says, “He was bruised for our iniquities.” As we discussed before, iniquity means “a wicked act or sin,” but the Holy Spirit has shown me that iniquity can also be understood as any spirit that breaks us down. It is a spiritual force on the inside that pressures us to bow or bend under its destructive nature. When someone has suffered a physical blow, they develop a discolored bruise. Yet a person who has been bruised on the inside often doesn’t show that hurt on the outside. We go around to one another saying, “How are you doing?” We reply, “Great, man!” but on the inside we are saying to ourselves, “Horrible.” We say on the outside that things are tremendous, but on the inside we are saying, “I’m dying.” Jesus shed his blood on the inside as well as on the outside.. He was bruised inside to change the person on the inside, to change that nature that causes them hurt or suffering.[12]

[1] Grace Ryerson Roos, The Blood, (Meditations for Today, PO Drawer 290, Huntington, TX 75949) pg 16
[2] Larry Huch, Free At Last, (Whitaker House, 30 Hunt Valley Circle, New Kensington, PA 15068)
[3] ibid, page 100
[4] ibid, page 103
[5] ibid, pages 108,109
[6] ibid, page 111
[7] ibid, pages 120, 122
[8] ibid, pages 130, 131
[9] ibid, pages 146, 148
[10] ibid, pages 151, 152, 155
[11] ibid, pages 158, 159, 160, 166
[12] ibid, pages 170, 171, 172

The Blood Covenant
E. W. Kenyon wrote, “Some one is going to rise and understand this. Some body of people is going to enter into it. I have a conviction that this is the eleventh hour message, that this is the message for the Church today. In the troubled days that lie ahead, we are going to require all that God can give us, and be to us, to stand the tests we are going through. And will go through. Satan, knowing that his days are shortened, is coming to the earth with all his host and we are going to pass into a period of spiritual conflict such as the world has never known. This will not only be for persecution, but it will be demons breaking and crushing the spirit of the church in the individual.”[1] The book I got this statement from was copyrighted in 1969 and Dr. Kenyon went on to glory March 19, 1948, before Israel once again became a nation. He believed he was in the eleventh hour, so we must be very close to midnight on God’s clock and the end of the Church Age.

Several weeks prior to Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) in September, the Lord instructed me not to take communion for just myself anymore, but for my cluster; those I am connected to naturally and spiritually. This instruction was based on 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 servants’ sake, that I may not destroy them all.”

I realized that as a “watchman”, this was instruction for protection during times of harvest judgment. To build up my faith in communion, I took out my file of notes and all my books on the power of the Blood of Jesus and communion. Then I began to practice daily communion, including my cluster in all the provisions of Blood Covenant. (“Faith without works is dead”, James 2:18)

Dutch Sheets wrote, “God is raising up prophetic intercessors- watchmen – to keep the serpent out! Men and women who will “lean forward, peering into the distance” watching for the enemy’s attacks. Sentries, bodyguards, gatekeepers, boundary setters and preservers in His kingdom. It is indeed, a high calling!” [2]

Communion, the Lord’s Supper, Eucharist
The word Eucharist comes from the Greek word eucharisteo (pronounced yu-kha-re-ste-a) is found in I Corinthians 11:24, meaning give thanks, thank, be thankful. “And when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, ‘Take, eat: this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” We are not to be like Job (Job 1:5, 3:25) and stand in the gap for our family out of fear, but to be thankful for what has already been provided for us in the finished work of Jesus Christ. Being thankful is an act of faith. We are standing in faith for our family and the friends we are connected to in our cluster.

The word communion comes from the Greek word koinonia (pronounced koy-nohn-ee-ah) G2842, means fellowship, association, community, joint participation, intercourse
1. To share which one has in anything, participation, i.e., in the benefits of Christ’s death
2. Intercourse, fellowship, intimacy
3. A benefaction jointly contributed, a collection, a contribution, as exhibiting embodiment and proof of fellowship.
This Greek word is used 20 times in 18 verses. Koinonia is used as:
Fellowship, Acts 2:42, 1 Corinthians 1:9, 2 Corinthians 8:4, Galatians 2:9, Ephesians 3:9, Philippians 1:5, 2:1, 3:42; I John 1:3 (2x) 1:6 and 7
Contribution in Romans 15:26
Communion in I Corinthians 10:16 (2x), 2 Corinthians 6:14; 13:14
Distribution in 2 Corinthians 9:13
Communicate in Hebrews 13:16
Communication in Philemon 1:6

THE BREAD
John 6:22-59 reveal the truths about the bread but the people did not receive it because they were “familiar” with Him as a person, therefore they could not or would not believe. Today, believers have gotten “familiar” with communion as a religious practice and therefore do not believe and receive the full benefit. I believe this is what Paul was referring to as an “unworthy manner” in I Corinthians 11:27, not attributing the “full worth” of Christ’s redeeming work to this action. Three times in the book of Acts, the word “common” is likened to unclean. (10:14, 28; 11:8) We should always come into communion with a teachable heart, realizing we can never exhaust the understanding of everything that has been given to us through Jesus Christ and the Blood Covenant He provided. We must allow ourselves to be FAT believers, Faithful, Available and Teachable. Once we think we really understand something, we cease to learn.

I believe the Apostle John knew Jesus better than any other writer in the Bible. The Gospel of John, 1-3 John and Revelation have a depth of understanding that only can be attained by the closeness and revelation only Jesus can give. John had a better understanding of the love of God and the purposes of Jesus. Just as “God made His ways known to Moses, His acts to the children of Israel” (Psalm 103:6), Jesus allowed His ways to be known to John. The Gospel of John is the only gospel to record the seven “I am’s” of Jesus:
1. I am the bread (6:35, 48, and 51)
2. I am the light of the world (9:5)
3. I am the door of the sheep (10:7)
4. I am the good shepherd (10:11 and 14)
5. I am the resurrection and the life (11:25)
6. I am the way, the truth, and the life (14:6) [the way to the Father, the truth about God, the very life of God]
7. I am the true vine (15:1, 5)

This is how I include my cluster as I partake in communion
I spend much time taking communion in this manner; it is not a hurried or rushed time. As I take the bread, I remember Jesus as the Substitutionary Sacrifice.
E.W. Kenyon wrote:
There is a two-fold oneness: first, His oneness with our sin on the cross; and second, our oneness with Him in His glory on the throne. Ephesians 2:6, ‘And raised us up with him, and made us to sit with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus’.
He became as we were, so that we might become as He is.
He died to make us live.
He was made sin to make us Righteous.
He became weak to make us strong.
He suffered shame to give us glory.
He went to Hell in order to take us to Heaven.
He was condemned in order to Justify us.
He was made sick in order that healing might be ours.
He was cast out of the presence of God in order to make us welcome there.
In the fact of redemption we have one of the richest phases in Redemption.”[3]

Not only for me, but for the world, for “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall never perish, but have everlasting life.” (Zoe life, the God-kind of life) John 3:16. Jesus said in John 6:32, “My Father gives you the true bread from heaven”; verses 35 & 48, “I am the bread of life” and verse 51, “I am the living bread”.

This is an unmistakable parallel to God’s covenant name (Yahweh) by which He revealed Himself to Moses in Ex. 3:14, “I AM WHO I AM”. … He is the “real” heavenly bread, the true life-sustaining power, anything else, regardless of its religious significance in past or present, is an inadequate substitute. [4]

THE BLOOD
When it comes to taking the grape juice, representing the Blood of Jesus, I purposely remember all the benefits of the Blood Covenant. “This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.” (I Corinthians 11:25) I remember that we are brought near to God by the Blood , cleansed by the Blood, washed by the Blood, redeemed by the Blood and protected by the Blood. As I take it, I speak the benefits over Ken and myself, our health, our finances, our home, our assignments with employment and ministry, our cars, etc. Then I began to speak over each member of my immediate family (2 daughters, son-in-laws and grandchildren) by name, allowing the blood to flow down over them, cleansing and protecting them as it flows. Next I speak the benefits over my oldest sister and her family and continue through all my siblings and Ken’s siblings and their families. Some times I feel a prompting to stop and focus on one individual as the Lord leads. Always, the Holy Spirit will lead me how to pray for the immediate need of that person. After I have prayed for the ministry partners of KBM, and those I have named here, the Holy Spirit leads me in prayer. Each time I am led to pray for different people in specific ways that are on His heart.

We have more authority in prayer with those we are more closely connected to. Dutch Sheets gives a great illustration of our spheres of authority in his book “Authority in Prayer”: “Picture a small circle with ever-expanding circles around it, much like a target with larger and larger circles around the bull’s-eye. For our discussion, the inner circle would represent us as individuals. As the circles expand and grow larger, they include more people and greater territory. As this increases, our authority decreases, since we are sharing it with others. The second circle might represent an individual’s family, the third circle their city, the next their nation, and so on. Again, as the circles expand outward, our personal authority decreases. No one has more authority over your life than you do. No one has greater authority to pray for you than yourself. We are born with a free will and a right to choose. As far as God is concerned, no one can take it from us. Though our family members have individual authority as they relate to God, we also possess authority to pray for them.”[5]

This is in no way like witchcraft or controlling prayer. We are in a season of judgment and we want to pray for our families to know God through a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, be healthy, have good marriages, keep their jobs, not be homeless etc. The thief comes in any crack to steal, kill and destroy. Praying for your cluster in communion is doing your part to make a way for the Lord to “deliver them from the power of darkness” and convey them into the “kingdom of the Son of His love.” (Colossians 1:13)

I would encourage you to take communion for yourself after you have meditated on the communion as I have outlined, especially the scriptures from John 6 on Jesus as the “true bread”, on the Blood Covenant and the power of the Blood of Jesus. As your faith grows from hearing and meditating on these scriptures, you will be able to expand and include others.

I heard Joyce Meyer say that you need to have victory over a sink full of dirty dishes before you can win the world. Please don’t feel overwhelmed. You do not have to have a theological degree for the Blood of Jesus to protect you and your family. Practice daily communion and meditate on the Blood scriptures and your faith will grow. After all, with Rahab and the Israelites, the righteousness of the people inside the house did not matter, it was the Blood that made the difference in the situation.

The Blood Covenant

I’ve a right to grace, in the hardest place
On the ground of the Blood Covenant;
I’ve a right to peace that can never cease,
On the ground of the Blood Covenant

I’ve a right to joy, that can never cloy,
On the ground of the Blood Covenant;
I’ve a right to power, yes, this very hour,
On the ground of the Blood Covenant;

I’ve a right to health, thru my Father’s wealth,
On the ground of the Blood Covenant;
I my healing take, Satan’s hold must break,
On the ground of the Blood Covenant;

I’ve a legal right, now to win this fight,
On the ground of the Blood Covenant;
I will take my part with courageous heart,
On the ground of the Blood Covenant;

Now my rights I claim, in His Mighty Name,
On the ground of the Blood Covenant;
And my prayers prevail, tho all Hell assail,
On the ground of the Blood Covenant;

On the ground of the Blood,
On the ground of the Blood Covenant;
I will claim my rights, tho the enemy fights,
On the ground of the Blood Covenant;
E. W. Kenyon[6]

[1] E.W. Kenyon, The Blood Covenant (Kenyon’s Gospel Publishing Society, P.O. Box 973, Lynnwood, WA 9046) pp70
[2] Dutch Sheets, Intercessory Prayer (Regal Books, A Division of Gospel Light, Ventura, California) pg 248
[3] E.W. Kenyon, Identification, a Romance in Redemption (Kenyon’s Publishing Society, P.O. Box 973, Lynnwood Washington 98046) pg 7-8
[4] Spirit Filled Life Bible, (Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, TN) pg 1585
[5] Dutch Sheets, Authority in Prayer (Bethany House Publishers, 11400 Hampshire Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55438) pp 151 & 153
[6] E. W. Kenyon, The Blood Covenant, (Kenyon’s Gospel Publishing Society, P.O. Box 973, Lynwood, Washington 98046) pp 71