MGHM Healing Brief, 3/12

God's Protective Covering

The world rolls its eyes when old-fashioned Christians speak of the blood of Jesus: washed in it, made whole by it, transformed by its power. But these Christians are talking about a lived experience that the rest of us can enjoy, too, if we’ll just put our sophistications on hold and take Scripture seriously.

For starters, as I suggested in last July’s Brief, it isn’t necessary to picture ourselves dipping our problems in a red liquid, although that's OK if it helps. But most of us will find it easier to think of "the Blood" as life-transforming energy that flows from the Resurrected Christ through the pipeline opened by our prayers and confessions.

Our unbreakable Covenant

In my experience, applying the Blood of Jesus in this manner is a uniquely effective way to release faith for healing. Our unbreakable Covenant with God is built right into the confession. Besides, there's no better way to send the devil packing. Satan simply can't stand the mention of Jesus' Blood--and that alone is a good reason to mention it as often as possible.

Personally, I find it especially useful to "confess the Blood" when I'm thinking about the need for God's protective covering over myself or my family and friends. The main emphasis of any healing ministry, including this one, is on correcting problems. But we need to remember that the Lord's protection, like healing and deliverance, is part of our salvation package. If we'll just pull ourselves together and apply the Blood of the Lamb to our personal needs, our families, our duties, our fun-times, and anything else that comes to mind, we can crush problems before they even get off the ground.

The word of their testimony

Under the Old Covenant, the Jews of the Exodus applied the physical blood of slain lambs to their doorposts and lintels, and the Destroyer was not allowed to enter their homes. The New Covenant makes things much simpler: "And they overcame him [the enemy] by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony" (Revelation 12:11).

It's our testimony that activates the Blood: "I put my job under the Blood of Jesus." When we say it, we apply it. And it makes good sense for us to apply it daily to our homes, cars, children, spouses, and anyone or anything that's vulnerable to attack by the enemy. I've heard of Christians who apply the Blood of Jesus to their children's pathways, even to their walk. My friend Annie applies the Blood to her children's minds--puts it right over the doorway.

A few moments daily

At a personal level, you can confess the Blood over any part of you that needs protection, cleansing, or restoration, not only to head off physical problems but to keep yourself "on the same page" as the Lord: "I apply the Blood of Jesus to my thought-life. My mind is cleansed by the Blood of the Lamb of God."

If you'll take a few moments daily for confessions like these, dear one, you'll soon realize the truth of Psalm 91 in an intimately personal way: The Lord is your refuge; the Lord is your fortress; the Lord protects you all day, every day.

                                                                                     Mary Graff  

Don't forget that . . .

God should be our first resort, not our last resort. Start taking time right now to build up the faith you need to receive His healing.

God is ready to heal us in every wayspiritually, physically, emotionally, and mentally.

God heals all types of disease, pain, sorrow, and infirmity. Nothing is too hard for Him.

God wants us to be healed, to be "whole" persons enjoying abundant life.

God expects us to cooperate with Him in getting healedthrough medicine, diet, exercise, and straight thinking. Everything that promotes healing is a gift from Him.

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