The Blood of Jesus
If you have a besetting problem, something that seems to stick in your life, it’s been in your family, it’s in your life and
you’re concerned it’s starting to turn up in your children, I’ll help you understand what it is and what to do ab out it. The
answer is the blood of Jesus Christ. Exodus, Chapter 12, and this is the first Passover that the Jews ever had. It’s a
prophetic picture of the work of Jesus Christ at Calvary.
I want you to open your Bible with me in Exodus, Chapter 12. We've been doing a series on the blood of Jesus. If you
have a besetting problem, something that seems to stick in your life, it's been in your family, it's in your life and you're
concerned it's starting to turn up in your children, I'll help you understand what it is and what to do about it. The
answer is the blood of Jesus Christ. Exodus, Chapter 12, and this is the first Passover that the Jews ever had. It's a
prophetic picture of the work of Jesus Christ at Calvary. When Jesus came John prophesised, behold the lamb of
God who takes away the sins of the world. 1 Corinthians 5:7 says Jesus, our Passover, was sacrificed for us, so
when we see what happens here you'll see a picture of some things that God intends us to understand.
He said in Verse 22 of Exodus 12, you shall take a bunch of hyssop, dip it in the blood that's in the basin, and strike
the lintel and the two doorposts with the blood that's in the basin. Notice this, notice what they had to do; they had to
slay the lamb, take the blood of the lamb, put it in a basin. Then they had to apply the blood, first to the lintel, then to
the two sides of the door. Then they had to go inside, and notice what it says, stay in the house until the morning or
the new day, for the Lord will pass through to strike the Egyptians. When He sees the blood 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'll observe
this as an ordinance for you and your sons forever.
This is one of the most important feasts in the history of Israel. It was the first feast that led to their deliverance out of
bondage, and it was all centred around a lamb, which was inspected for four days, inspected four times. Jesus was
inspected four times, found innocent each time. In the end they trumped up the charges and declared Him to be
The lamb was taken, its blood was shed. They had to apply the blood, and notice this; they had to remain behind the
door covered with the blood, and when they sta yed behind that blood, behind that covering of the blood, the
destroyer, the demonic powers could not enter in to afflict them. I want you to notice this; when they applied the
blood, the devil had no power to enter their house, to destroy them, or afflict them in any way. There's a tremendous
picture here for us, of how necessary it is for us to apply the blood of Jesus, and then to remain by faith in a place
where we stand. Under the protection of that blood, no demon can access your life, no demon can co ntinue to afflict
you, no demon has a ground for a hold. Whatever you have brought behind the blood, now there's no legal grounds
for you to be afflicted and attacked. But you must exercise faith.
It's not a matter of some formula – I plead the blood. It's nothing like that. It's actually something far more than that.
It's actually a personal faith, that what God said works, will work! Halleluiah! It's exciting. So we saw it had to applied
three places, and in one of the previous messages we saw that there were three issues that the Bible says have to be
dealt with by the blood. The first was sin, the second transgression, the third iniquity. Let's review it again. Sin was
any action against or contrary to God's laws that was done in ignorance. You didn't know what you were doing or you
didn't know there was a law. In spite of the fact you didn't know, there was still a sin, and so there was a particular
offering it tells in Leviticus, Chapter 4. There was a special offering for sins of ignorance, so don't say that you don't
know. It won't do it. You need to bring things under the blood.
The second thing was transgressions. Transgressions were deliberate violations. You knew to do better ,but you
decided well I'm just going to do what I'm going to do anyway. The third is iniquity. Iniquity is quite different, and that's
the one we want to address today, because this is the root cause. Iniquity is an inner twist in a person's life that
bends them towards sins and transgressions. It's something crooked inside you, so even if you're brought up in a
good environment, you still get twisted, and still do bad stuff. So iniquity is the issue.
Now there's three different words, three different offences, one single issue that dealt with it. It's the blood of Jesus
Christ. Legally, the blood of Jesus Christ puts and deals a death blow to the issues of sin, transgression and iniquity.
In Isaiah 53, Verse 5 and 6, I want you to have a look at this. We're going to focus on iniquity which is the root cause,
the major thing that lies behind the sins and failures and issues we have in life. When you begin to see this, you'll
begin to see tremendous victory that Christ has won for us.