Purchased by His Blood
“Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.”
Acts 20:28
If you are a member of the church of God, please understand that you are bought with a price! The Bible says, “For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.”
1 Corinthians 6:20
You are not yours! You don’t belong to yourself or anyone else! You belong to God!You are a property of God! But what was used to buy you? The BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST! Not any currency of the world! Not gold and silver! Not American dollars or British pound sterling. No currency is strong or valuable enough to be used to purchase the church. Only the Blood of the Lamb of God! The Blood of Jesus Christ is the only valuable and acceptable spiritual currency that can be used to purchase us from the slave market of sin. Glory to God, this blood is not an ordinary blood! It is the blood that speaks better things or procures better results than the blood of Abel. No blood of man or animals could have been used or accepted in this spiritual transactions. This is a mystery! I cannot fathom why God used the the Blood of His Son to purchase us! The truth is that there is power in the Blood! Do you know that blood was the last card of God in Egypt? In Exodus, after nine devastating plagues, Pharaoh still refused to let the children of Israel go, until the Passover lamb was administered. God instructed them to take the blood of a lamb and paint it on their doorposts. They did, and the angel of death passed them by. Was it really the blood of a lamb that stopped them from being killed? No! It was the blood of the Lamb (Jesus) who was slain from the foundation of the world! The Bible says, “And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.”
Revelation 13:8
Israel, as a nation was virtually purchased from the Egyptian slave market. The Bible says, “Remember thy congregation, which thou hast purchased of old; the rod of thine inheritance, which thou hast redeemed; this mount Zion, wherein thou hast dwelt.”
Psalms 74:2
God is still in the business of purchasing people today! The blood of Jesus Christ is still being used to purchase people from the camp of the devil!
3 facts about blood of Jesus Christ:
1. The blood of Jesus Christ is strong enough to secure your victory over Satan and his cohorts.
“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.”
Revelations 12:11
The blood of Jesus Christ is our victory-inducing weapon against the enemy. We can only overcome the devil by invoking the blood of Jesus Christ in faith.
2. The blood of Jesus Christ is strong enough to redeem people to God from all nations of the world!
“And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;”
Revelation 5:9
Through the Blood of Jesus Christ, people of all nations can have access to God. All Christians all over the world are blood related! The blood of Jesus Christ of course! I don’t care which tribe, tongue, race, or nation you come from, so long you are born again, you are my beloved brother or sister in Christ. We are the church or congregation purchased by the Blood of Jesus Christ! We are one!
3. The blood of Jesus Christ is strong enough to sanctify us!
“Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.” Hebrews 13:12
If you can be redeemed by His Blood, you can also be sanctified by His Blood! So many of us find it difficult to experience sanctification, and this is because we are using our human ability or human will. The blood of Jesus Christ is the only acceptable tool for purification and sanctification. As such, learn to plead the blood for your personal cleansing!
I pray that you will engage the blood of Jesus Christ for your freedom in all areas in Jesus mighty name.
Yours sincerely,
Joe Jesimiel Ogbe