The word salvation came from “save” or “escape.” Salvation was made to provide a permanent solution to humanity’s problem. “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). Bible also intensified, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).
Every child of God must take a stand to enjoy the rightful position that God has destined for his or her life. God has the power to restore losses and make all things become beautiful. In fact, the Bible attested that there is hope for a tree that is cut down, it will sprout at the scent of water. Listen to the full sermon by Dr. James Taiwo.
In the redemption process of mankind, the blood of Jesus Christ plays an indispensable role. The blood that was shed on the cross of Calvary, brought about the salvation of our souls and set a precedence for every believer to live an overcomer’s life. The blood also contains God’s supernatural power to perform various miracles and to heal all kinds of sicknesses.
The Scenario Of The Blood Of Jesus Christ
Two opposing forces: The force of God and force of Satan competed for victory over Christ’ mission to save the world. Satan, the enemy of righteousness influenced the opponents of Christ (the Pharisees and the Roman’s authority) to arrest him with the hope that they would kill him and permanently stop his mission.
The enemies colluded and brought various false allegations against Jesus, of which he was completely innocent. The enemies beat Jesus, hung him on the cross and left him to suffer till death.
“Crucify him, crucify him!” was what the enemies of Christ were shouting. They wanted him dead by all means with the hope that his mission to save humanity will be permanently stopped. However, while the enemies plotted and carried out their atrocity against Christ, God and his angelic hosts were eager to take the advantage of the situation. Their expectation was to see the Lamb of God sacrificing his life by shedding his blood for the remission of human’s sins.
The enemies killed Jesus, but while they were celebrating their victory, God raised him from the dead on the third day, awarded him an unbeatable power over death and also turned him to be the Savior of the world.
God beat Satan hands down by resurrecting his Son Jesus Christ to life after he was crucified! The enemy who had earlier thought he won the battle soon realized he was a loser.
The resurrection of Jesus Christ awards the gift of eternal life to anyone who will believe in his name. Hence, whoever confesses Jesus Christ as his or her personal Lord and Savior will be saved!
What Has The Blood Of Jesus Christ Got To Do For Me?
The blood that Christ shed on the cross consists of everything that humanity need to live prevalence life on earth! Through the blood, a person can receive forgiveness of his sins; he can have his sins washed away and become cleansed to befit God’s kingdom. Someone who is sick can receive his (or her) healing through the blood of Jesus. The list of the benefits that a person can receive from the blood of Jesus goes on and on.
It is written, “Some of you were once like that. But you were cleansed; you were made holy; you were made right with God by calling on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God” (1 Corinthians 6:11 NLT).
Anyone who reserves his confidence in the name of Jesus Christ and believes in the power of his blood will prevail over satanic afflictions. More importantly, the person will have strength to live above sin as the scripture stated,
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. (1 John 1:7 NIV)
Victory For All Through The Blood Of Jesus Christ
It is important to mention that people who have confessed their faith in Jesus and believe in the power of his blood will have God’s power to effectively evangelize gospel. After resurrection, Christ endowed his power on his followers (Christians) and said,
“…All authority hath been given unto me in heaven and on earth. Go ye therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I commanded you: and lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world” (Matthew 28:18-20 ASV).
With reference to the above Bible passage, it means not only did Jesus handed his baton of victory to his followers to live prevalent lives over Satan and his cohorts, he has also granted us his power to make disciples of all nations. That is, Christians now have power to loot the camp of our enemies and yield meaningful fruits for God’s kingdom!
A confident Christian must be able to say, “If Christ has said it I believe it!” All children of God must now go by the strength of the Almighty God to do exploits for his kingdom. We must preach the gospel of Jesus Christ from coast to coast. We must proclaim his gospel message throughout the world to lead multitude of people to God’s kingdom! The power of God that dwells in us will help us prosper and prevail on all fronts.
Meanwhile, not only do Christians have rights to preach the gospel, we also have every right to exercise God’s power to set the captives free! A person who believes in the name of Jesus and the power of his resurrection automatically has the right to heal the sick. If the person can apply faith to his declarations, then mountains will become plain and valley will level up for his benefits, and all glory will be given to God!
In short, a situation of any kind will submit to the power of God found in the blood of Jesus. Anyone who mentions the name of Jesus Christ and believes in the power of his resurrection (via his blood) will witness his miracles beyond any human comprehension.
Last But Not The Least
Isn’t it a matter of importance that I proclaim God’s blessings into your life for believing in the power of his blood?
Please let’s pray:
“I proclaim through the authority in the name of Jesus Christ and the power in his blood that all your challenges become removed! I declare God’s solution to your problem! May all the promises of God come into full manifestation over your life! May you prosper from now on, and may it be well with you every day of your life! For in the name of Jesus Christ I have made my declarations! Amen”.
A Christian who has backslided from faith can be restored by God. This lesson can be illustrated with God’s behavior to the people of Judah (in the bible). People of Judah were God’s children, but they sold themselves to sinful lifestyle. They became corrupted to the extent that God turned his back against them.
However, despite the sinful behavior of people of Judah, God promised to restore them into his true love. The Creator would buy them back from their sinful entrapment.
Jehovah promised to redeem his outcast children and restore them to have mutual relationship with him to enjoy his benefits. God would favor his children as promised,
“I will strengthen the house of Judah, and I will save the house of Joseph. I will bring them back, because I have mercy on them. They shall be as though I had not cast them aside; for I am the Lord their God, And I will hear them” (Zechariah 10:6 NKJV).
Hope of Restoration for A Backslider
Every Christian is a child of God. Jehovah will redeem, restore, and forgive any of his children that have fallen from faith. That is, he will forgive and restore any Christian who has backslided.
God is loving and forgiving, and he will forgive our sins and bless us if we can turn to him. The ever gracious Lord will show us his loving-kindness and redeem our lands. He will also wipe off our painful memory and replace it with senses of calmness, peace, and joy.
However despite God’s enduring love and mercy, he still warned people not to take him for granted. He expects no one to live in a sin and hope for mercy at the same time. Every sinner must repent from his/her sins and turn to God to receive his mercy and forgiveness.
Consequences Remain For Unrepentant Sinners
Jehovah will punish an unrepentant sinner to the pit of hell fire! Therefore, it is important that everyone repent from his/her sins to appease God and obtain his mercy. We must have a genuine relationship with God to receive his abundant benefits.
God expects honest repentance from us all. The Creator will be proud to endow us with his goodness if we can walk uprightly before him.
Choose to honor God with dignity and serve him well so that you can prosper everyday of your life!
Dear God please teach me how to serve you with honesty. Empower me to yield my complete life to you so that I can prosper. Let me be in your good book to receive your abundant benefits. Also, let your Holy Spirit empower me to faithfully serve you so that I can qualify for your eternal kingdom. Please bless me today, bless me tomorrow, and bless me everyday of my life! For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.
God challenged Judah inhabitants to stand up for righteousness and stop abusing the weak and the less privileged people. Judah would be blessed if they care for others, but they would suffer terrible consequence if they act otherwise.
Jeremiah prophesied, “
“Thus says the Lord: Execute judgment and righteousness, and deliver the plundered out of the hand of the oppressor. Do no wrong and do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, or the widow, nor shed innocent blood in this place.
For if you indeed do this thing, then shall enter the gates of this house, riding on horses and in chariots, accompanied by servants and people, kings who sit on the throne of David. But if you will not hear these words, I swear by myself,” says the Lord, “that this house shall become a desolation’” (Jeremiah 22:3-5).
Lesson on Standing for Righteousness
Children of God are required to fairly treat others – with respect, and without prejudice. To demonstrate that we are truly God’s children, we must not violate the right of others.
We must not take advantage of other people, and we must abstain from selfish ambitions. However, our behavior (as God’s true children) must be to care for the less privileged people.
We must consider the needs of others. We must provide for orphans, widows, and other people in position of need. Jehovah will delight in us if we carefully observe these things.
Once he is satisfied, we should be expecting him to be bless us – he will lift us above our limitations. Jehovah will ensure that we do not suffer lack!
Pray to Stand for Righteousness
Dear God, please help me to care for others. I do not want to be a selfish individual who is only obsessed with his/her personal needs. Help me to have empathy for others, and help me to do my best in meeting their needs.
Please fill be with your divine Holy Spirit to do what is just; empower me with grace to demonstrate good heart towards others.
Let me be your true ambassador on earth, so that people can be happy and praise your holy name. After all these things, please bless me, and meet me in every area of my needs. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.
Believers are challenged to understand the real motivation behind the salvation of their souls received through Jesus Christ. No one should take his or her salvation for granted, but deeply appreciate it.
The scripture stated,
“how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him, God also bearing witness both with signs and wonders, with various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to His own will?” (Hebrews 2:3-4).
Lesson on Motive of Salvation
The process of obtaining salvation for humankind was never cheap for Jesus Christ.
He had to vacate heaven (with all its comforts) to come to earth; he had to suffer persecution from his enemies.
Ultimately, Christ had to die on the cross to obtain salvation for humankind.
Hence, no child of God should take his/her grace of salvation for granted! We are to humbly come to the feet of Jesus Christ and accept him as our Lord and Savior. Also, to appreciate Christ’s work of salvation, we must truthfully serve God with a devoted mind.
Prayer on Motive of Salvation
“I have decided to follow Jesus; I have decided to follow Jesus; I have decided to follow Jesus: No turning back; No turning back.”
I (mention your name), I give my life to Jesus Christ. I believe he is the Son of God; he has paid for my sins, and I receive my forgiveness of sin through him. Therefore, I declare him (Jesus Christ) to be the Lord of my life.
I give my complete life to him, and I will faithfully serve him with all my strength and might. I will follow and serve Jesus Christ throughout my life!
Please Lord, give me grace to serve you unto the end! For in the name of Jesus Christ alone I have prayed. Amen!
God spoke through Prophet Jeremiah that he would destroy an arrogant nation that exalted itself above his interest. God said,
“And Moab shall be destroyed as a people, because he exalted himself against the Lord” (Jeremiah 48:42).
Lesson on God’s Judgement on Sinners
All people are made by God, and everyone is accountable to him. Both Christians and non-Christian are accountable to God! The Creator is impartial and will exercise righteous judgement on all people. He will bless whoever satisfies his desires, but punish unrepentant sinners.
All people are therefore encouraged to serve God faithfully and maintain a consistent relationship with him. It is important that everyone knows that God cannot be adequately satisfied God without a confession of Jesus Christ as Lord. Jesus Christ is the true Son of God, and without him no one will see God (John 14:6).
Pray to Live in Righteousness
Dear God, I humble myself before you so that I can be saved! I repent from my sins, and I confess your Son Jesus Christ as my Lord and personal Savior. I submit my desires to you from today. I will obey your commandments, and faithfully serve you throughout my life.
Please count me worthy for your eternal kingdom. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.