MYSTERY OF THE BLOOD OF SPRINKLING By Rev. Michael Benson Ajayi. Senior Pastor, Gracevine Ministries International. Inc.
Protection from the sword, famine, pestilence, judgement
2Chronicles20. 9 "If, when evil cometh upon us, as the sword, judgment, or pestilence, or famine, we stand before this house, and in thy presence, (for thy name is in this house,) and cry unto thee in our affliction, then thou wilt hear and help."
[YLT] Hebrews 12:24 "and to a mediator of a new covenant -- Jesus, and to blood of sprinkling, speaking better things than that of Abel!"
The wages of sin is death, through the blood of Christ we subdue death by the redemption power in the blood.
The waster is out to destroy by God's permision , Satan has permision to destroy those who reject God's protective shield in the blood of sprinkling .Isaiah 54: 16 "Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy".Isaiah 45.7 "I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things.Job 2. 4 -7 "And Satan answered the Lord, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life. But put forth thine hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse thee to thy face. And the Lord said unto Satan, Behold, he is in thine hand; but save his life. So went Satan forth from the presence of the Lord, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his crown. "
Job was so rich and yet unteachable and arrogant , indisciplined and was not ready to listen to preacher's instruction despite being under God's grace. He was an independent self seeking socialite who couldnt be corrected , that was his undoing, independence is the beginning of a man's downfall, [AMP] Revelation 3:17 "For you say, I am rich; I have prospered and grown wealthy, and I am in need of nothing; and you do not realize and understand that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked." We need each other's inputs , Job had no prayer partner and was married to a woman with no passion for God Job2.9 .
The church is a living organism that thrives on interdependence [AMP] Ephesians 4:16 "For because of Him the whole body (the church, in all its various parts), closely joined and firmly knit together by the joints and ligaments with which it is supplied, when each part [with power adapted to its need] is working properly [in all its functions], grows to full maturity, building itself up in love. "The pursuit of independence is the beginning of the depreciation and eventual destruction of any part. Therefore , the first thing the enemy does before destroying any person is to remove them from the fellowship of the living. That's what happened to Samson, Judas, the prodigal son.
As we approach the return of , Satan has increased the tempo of destruction with the hope of taking more people to hell. Jesus foretold of an increase in terrorism in the last days Matthew 24.12 Church folks won't be exempted ,(backsliding , ignorance) Matthew 24:12. Hosea 4.6 . [AMP] John 16:2 "They will put you out of (expel you from) the synagogues; but an hour is coming when whoever kills you will think and claim that he has offered service to God". If you know your God's voice you shall be strong Daniel 11.32
The blood and flesh was given to pay for our sins and agaisnt untimely death and for the good life on earth. John6.51
We are to prove our freedom from the world's arrogance by placing the blood on the lintel ( you were under His authority)
Destruction is on the path of the presumptuous&arrogant for Pride goes before a fall , it was Job's downfall [AMP] Job 36:8-9
"And if they are bound in fetters [of adversity] and held by cords of affliction, Then He shows to them [the true character of] their deeds and their transgressions, that they have acted arrogantly [with presumption and self-sufficiency]."
Non Jews were saved by the blood as long as they were under Moses' authority.
God created the destroyer and only He alone can stop it when we come under His cover as stipulated in scriptures.
The destroyer goes after the arrogant ( self- preserving ) . We are expected to get clearance on every journey before embarking on such. We should develop listening ears. 1chronicles 14.10, 14 It was king David's key to success in his military campaigns.
The lord speaks everyday to His Children to give them precautionary measures against terrorism
Arrogance & presumptuosness , makes it difficult to hear. Through regular tithing (Deut.14:23), fasting and praying (psalm35:13) in the Holy ghost we destroy the yoke of arrogance over our lives thus making it easier to hear God's voice. God directs the footsteps of the righteous away from terror. Prov.3.26
Righteousness ( fellowship, evangelism, worship, discipleship, ministry) shall serve as a platform upon which faith for divine safety is built.
It is not the will of God for any of His children to die by terrorism. Isaiah54:14 He will shield you from the terrorist. Psalm28.7
The blood of sprinkling of the old testament is still with us in the new testament. It is in the holy communion drink. The wine drink or grape juice ceases to be an ordinary wine or juice as soon as it is blessed by an anointed servant of God. Jesus said in Matthew 26.28 "THIS IS MY BLOOD " it is not the same as "it represents my blood". What made it different is the prayer that was made over the wine. It is important we understand this, it is where the miracle power lies. Remember , it was sheep blood in the old testament, now it is wine. And as effective now as then . Sprinkle drops of the wine upon your household believing the plague will not come near you . It is referred to as the blood of sprinkling ( in a present continuos tense) . [YLT] Hebrews 12:24 "and to a mediator of a new covenant -- Jesus, and to blood of sprinkling, speaking better things than that of Abel! "Every time the holy communion is taken , it averts death and disaster.
Apostle Paul used it to his advantage, he was saved from a shipwreck, venomous snake bite Acts 27.. Survived assassination attempts , beatings several times.
When the demon behind the destroyer sees the physical sign of the blood , it passes over the recipient .
Physical problems are dealt with physically and Spiritual problems are dealt with spiritually. Death is both spiritual and physical and Jesus made provisions for both .
Hosea13. 14 "I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes".