The theme for MFM Daily Devotional November 18 2022 is ”Benefits Of The Blood Of Jesus (IV)”
Here is today’s MFM daily devotional designed for your today’s spiritual refreshment. Kindly read today’s teaching by Dr DK Olukoya, meditate on the word of God and endeavour to act in accordance with them. As you start your day with God through his word, may he go before you to perfect all you have to do today.
SCRIPTURE:“But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” – 1 John 1:7
The wonders of the blood of Jesus cannot be over-emphasised. By virtue of this precious blood, a believer is able to come close to God. Sin distances man from God’s presence, grace and blessing. However, the shed blood of Jesus has nigh-making power- that is, the power to draw us close to God. Ephesians 2:13 says, “But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.”
Another wonderful thing that the blood of Jesus does is that it cleanses believers. The Bible admonishes us to distance ourselves from the uncleanness of the spirit, soul and body. We are also to constantly apply the cleansing blood of Jesus to our lives. 1 John 1:7 says, “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.” The same blood of Jesus has washing and freeing power. Hence, in Revelation 1:5-6, Jesus testified that believers are clean. He said, “…and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.”
Before we were saved, sin brought us under the wrath and judgement of God. But when the blood of Jesus forgave and saved us, our judgement was satisfied and we have since been at peace with God. “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).
Beloved, we are no longer strangers to the covenant of promise. We now have hope; we have a great God and are now accepted in the beloved. Hence, the Bible says, “…that at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ” (Ephesians 2:12-13).
- Blood of Jesus, destroy any obstacle the enemy has mounted in my way, in the name of Jesus.
- I overcome the spirit of stagnancy and delay, by the power in the blood of Jesus, in the name of Jesus.
- Blood of Jesus, arise and set me free, in the name of Jesus.
- I declare that the blood of Jesus has delivered and freed me from God’s wrath and judgement, in the name of Jesus.
- I declare that the blood of Jesus has made me whole, in the name of Jesus.
- I declare that the blood of Jesus is my divine antidote, in the name of Jesus.
- Blood of Jesus, pollute any body of water that my enemy is operating from, in the name of Jesus.