Many times you may hear people plead the blood of Jesus but what does that truly mean? You may hear the plea during difficult, frustrating, or sometimes troublesome situations as if it was a cry for help. I remember my family members would always say it aggressively as if they were rebuking the devil himself. However, I wasn’t able to fully grasp the importance of pleading the blood until I came to know Jesus for myself. The blood the Jesus shed for us to live was not ordinary blood….
The blood that Jesus shed was the blood of love, healing, forgiveness, and eternal life.
By pleading the blood of Jesus we are….
Praying to Jesus – When you pray you are putting time aside to praise Jesus. We are recognizing Him for who He is and who He continues to be in our life. Giving Him thanks and gratitude.
We use it as a defense mechanism. – In comparison to a legal term (plea deal), it’s a plea to Jesus. When my family would say it aggressively they were rebuking the devil so that the devil can flee. This is a plea to Jesus that yes I am not perfect and I have sinned but I need you to come in and save the situation.
We are acknowledging His power – By acknowledging His power we acknowledge that we cannot do this without Him and that we need him to intervene. There is nothing to big or too small for Jesus. Sometimes all we need to do is just call on him.
As I grow older, I find myself pleading the blood of Jesus not because I have heard it but because I know the power behind it. It’s okay for us to hand it to Jesus because we know that His will be done.
K.T Jacks ❤
Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people through His own blood, suffered outside the gate.