The Blood of Jesus
Weight on hands opened the wound – blood shed.
Hands can now become a source o f blessing when cleansed by the blood of Jesus.
(ii) Feet = walk, the decisions that we make.
T he steps of your feet determine the direction of your li fe, your way, path in life.
Is.53:6 We have turned, everyone to his own way – Do own thing.
Many times we follow generational patterns or ways, wrong paths of parents.
Nailed between 2-3 metatarsal bones – nerve cent re o f foot – body in shoe.
Blood shed for wrong decisions – forgive, cleans e so make a godly decision.
(iii) Back = strongest part of the body, also defenceless.
Pilate had Jesus scourged with a whip containing pieces of bone and metal.
It not only lashed but also cut, tore, ripped and shredded.
Jesus limited it to 39 times – Romans did not limit the lashing.
Is. 53:5 and by his stripes we are healed.
In firmity = without strength. Jesus shed his blood to break the curse o f sickness.
Blood cleanses sins done against body = e.g. drugs, alcohol, diet, abuse, sexual sin, tattoos, piercing
Blood shed so we could walk in health, wholeness, (Ps 105:37).
(iv) Head = mind, governs direction of life.
Gen.3:17-18 Ground cursed – thorns and thistles bring forth – sweat.
Adam was given dominion over the earth – it became cursed when he betray ed his loyalty to God as King and lost his dominion.
T horns = frustrations, difficulties, setbacks in life.
Mt.27:27-30 “They plaited a crown of thorns and put it on his head – bowed .. mocked him”.
Placing something before God is idolatry.
Jesus shed His blood to cleanse us from all idolatry so we could be restored to the place of dominion, crowned with glory of God and be free from striving
and serving idols.
(v) Side = heart, the motivation of life.
T ransgression = wilful action, not a deception but intentional sin.
Eve was deceived but Adam's sin was intentional – he knew what he was doing.
Adam gave away his rights to rule the earth and opened the door to sin.
Jn. 19:34 T he soldiers pierced his side and forthwith came out blood and water. T he spear pierced Jesus side - pleura = membrane that lines the chest cavity
and covers things.
T he spear pierced Jesus heart.
T he last place Jesus bled address the first transgression ever committed – Adam.
T he blood of Jesus cleanses ev ery wilful sin ful action and restores us to relationship.
(vi) Brow = mind, fears, anxiety, sorrows.
Lk.22:44 Being in agony he prayed more earn estly, and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling to the ground.
T he first way Jesus shed His blood – in the garden of Gethseman e in prayer.
Mt.26:37 He began to be sorrowful and deeply distressed.
He was agonising over doing the will of God – prevailing over fear, grief's, sorrows.
His sweat was = became great drops of blood.
Hematidrosis = medical term – mental stress and emotional trauma.
= blood oozes out of capillaries o f skin instead of perspiration.
Is 53:4 surely he has borne our grief's and carried our sorrows.
T he blood of Jesus breaks the power o f fear, sorrow, anxiety so we can be at rest.
(vii) Bruised = internal bleeding – iniquities.
Is.53:5 He was bruised for our iniquities.
Bruise = internal injury, no seen, internal, very painful.
T he temple guards beat Jesus with his head covered so he could not see where the blows cam from.
Blood vessels under the skin ruptured and bled.
Iniquity is an inner drive towards sin, unseen, often generational.
Generational iniquities pressure and torment people.
Tit.2:14 “He gave himself for us that he might redeem us from all iniquity and purify to himself a peculiar people zealous for good works”.
T he blood of Jesus cleanses us from iniquity – generational, pride, lust, fear, anger, bitterness.
How to Apply
Heb 3:1 Confession = to say same things as God says.
(1) Admit sin
(2) Admit guilt
(3) Admit punishment
(4) Declare what Jesus has done – forgiv eness, cleansed, freedom.
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