Until Jesus came, according to the Old Covenant, mankind had to make blood sacrifices for every aspect of redemption. But the blood of the New Covenant—the precious blood of Jesus—brought an end to all the previous temporary sacrifices. From then on, it was the authority and power in the Name of Jesus, backed by the blood of Jesus, that provided us with redemption, forgiveness, salvation, deliverance, healing, prosperity and everything else in THE BLESSING.
To help you grasp the magnitude of this, consider the following verses from the New Testament* about the blood and the Name. Let the truth of God’s Word settle this in your heart. Every verse that speaks of Jesus’ blood is connected to our redemption, and that redemption is complete and never needs to be offered again.
*All scriptures are from the New King James Version unless otherwise noted.
We are cleansed by His blood:
“But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin” (1 John 1:7).
We are justified by His blood:
“Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him” (Romans 5:9).
We are redeemed by His blood:
“In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace” (Ephesians 1:7).
We are reconciled by His blood:
“Whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed” (Romans 3:25).
We are sanctified by His blood:
“Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people with His own blood, suffered outside the gate” (Hebrews 13:12).
We are completed by His blood:
“Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen” (Hebrews 13:20-21).
We overcome by His blood:
“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death” (Revelation 12:11).
Once we are washed from our sins in that blood—when we make Jesus the Lord of our lives—we are to use the power and authority Jesus gave us in His Name. And therein lies all our power and authority to receive all that THE BLESSING has for us. Writing to the Philippians, Paul said of Jesus: “Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:9-11).
Consider the following verses that show us just some of the power we access by Jesus’ Name:
We are saved when we call upon His Name:
“For whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Romans 10:13).
We are justified by His Name:
“And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God” (1 Corinthians 6:11).
We are baptized in His Name:
“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19).
We cast out devils in His Name:
“And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover” (Mark 16:17-18).
We pray in His Name:
“And whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son” (John 14:13-14).
“Therefore you now have sorrow; but I will see you again and your heart will rejoice, and your joy no one will take from you. And in that day you will ask Me nothing. Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you” (John 16:22-23).
We bring healing in His Name:
Then Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk” (Acts 3:6
“And His name, through faith in His name, has made this man strong, whom you see and know. Yes, the faith which comes through Him has given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all” (Acts 3:16).
“Let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands here before you whole” (Acts 4:10).
EVERYTHING we do and say is to be done in His Name:
“And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him” (Colossians 3:17
There is no need for any more sacrifice because we have the Name! Unlike the sacrificial blood that was shed repeatedly under the Old (Mosaic) Covenant, we don’t need the innocent blood of Jesus shed on our behalf and applied again and again.
Today, we simply apply the power and the authority of Jesus’ Name that’s backed by His blood.
Paul prayed for the church at Ephesus to receive revelation of the power and authority of Jesus’ Name…
I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance. I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms. Now he is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else—not only in this world but also in the world to come. God has put all things under the authority of Christ and has made him head over all things for the benefit of the church. And the church is his body; it is made full and complete by Christ, who fills all things everywhere with himself (Ephesians 1:18-23, NLT).
Do you need resources? Do you need answers to prayer? Do you need healing? Do you need wholeness? For everything, go to the Word. For healing, go to all the scriptures about healing and start declaring them over your body in the Name!
God wants you to receive His healing mercy. Along with praying the healing scriptures over yourself, pray this prayer that Brother Copeland recently prayed in Healing School, and receive what is already yours:
The gospel that I have heard is the power of God unto my salvation. I confess Jesus Christ as LORD over my life—spirit, soul and body. I receive the power of God to make me sound, whole, delivered, saved and healed now. I act on The WORD of God. I receive the power of God. Sickness, disease and pain, I resist you in the NAME of JESUS. Sickness, weakness and pain, you are not the will of God. I enforce The WORD of God on you. I will not tolerate you in my life. Leave my presence. Now. I will never allow you back. My days of sickness and disease are over. I am the saved. I am the healed. In Jesus’ Name. Amen!
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