Pleading the Blood of Jesus
Today I want to share with you why I plead the blood of Jesus over the situations in my life. Let me share an example from my life:
Last fall, as Joe and I were traveling home from a meeting in Oregon, we stopped over night in Missoula. I remembered taking my Bible and overnight bags into the motel. The next night when we got home we unpacked our car and I notice my Bible was missing. I searched the car and the house several times but could not find it. So I called the hotel in Missoula and they checked the lost and found, but no Bible. You might imagine how I felt. I was broken hearted about the whole situation. My Bible had all my notes and it had pictures of all my grandbabies. I thought, "Now this is all gone". Let me tell you, I did a little crying that day. But then I started to pray. I pleaded the blood of Jesus around my situation and around my Bible knowing that God would return my Bible to me.
Moses told the people of Israel to plead the Blood of a lamb over their situation while they were in Egypt:
Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel and said to them, “Pick out and take lambs for yourselves according to your families, and kill the Passover lamb. And you shall take a bunch of hyssop, dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and strike the lintel and the two doorposts with the blood that is in the basin. And none of you shall go out of the door of his house until morning. For the Lord will pass through to strike the Egyptians; and when He sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, the Lord will pass over the door and not allow the destroyer to come into your houses to strike you. And you shall observe this thing as an ordinance for you and your sons forever. Exodus 12:21-24 (NKJV)
We have a greater Lamb today. Jesus is the Lamb whose blood was shed for us.
Again, the next day, John stood with two of his disciples. And looking at Jesus as He walked, he said, “Behold the Lamb of God!” John 1:35-36 (NKJV)
It is the Blood of Jesus that covers all situations in my life. So I pleaded the blood of Jesus over my situation. You see "sins" and "unrighteousness" is anything ungodly, wicked or evil. Satan tried to steal my Bible from me and that is ungodly.
For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. Matthew 26:28 (NKJV)
I remember the day. It was about 6 months later. On Christmas Eve 2005 at around 4 o'clock in the afternoon, I sat down to have coffee with my Daughter-in-Law's parents from Ohio. The Grandkids were in the living room enjoying each other and visiting. One of them was acting like a horse and the others were laughing loudly at his play. I watched them from the dining room. I enjoy watching my grandchildren enjoy each others company. Then I notice something lying on the floor near the hall way. I thought it was one of the grandkids game cases. (Thinking back, I realize that I had just walked through the hallway just minutes earlier.) But the more I looked at it I thought to myself, "Could that be my Bible"? I just froze in place where I was sitting. After a while I got up from my chair. I remember taking very slow steps and hoping with each step that it was my Bible. It was almost to must for me to bear. Sure enough, there on the floor was my Bible.
I realized at this point that my sons and their wives were out shopping and that none of my visitors even knew that my Bible had been missing for six weeks.
I believe that the Blood of Jesus restored my Bible to me that Christmas Eve.