Therefore, brethren, since we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He inaugurated for us through the veil, that is, His flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Hebrews 10:19-22.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלהים) says:
The only way you can have constant, unfailing, and unchanging joy that no one and nothing can take from you is knowing what I did for you in Jesus, what you have in Jesus, and who you are in Jesus. Jesus revealed a glimpse of this to His disciples the night before He died to give you eternal life.
He told them that He was returning back to Me and would not be with them much longer. John 16:5. This grieved them for they could not imagine life without Him after the joy of being with Him and experiencing His unselfish love, compassion, wisdom, authority, healing, goodness, and service in ministering to them and others. They had seen amazing miracles and received authority from Him to do the same.
And then He further amazed them by explaining to them it would be better for them if He went because He would send them another paraclete, one like Him, to be at their sides, to be constantly with and in them who would guide them to all truth and show them things to come. John 16:6-15.
He then said, “A little while, and you will no longer see Me; and again a little while, and you will see Me.” And they thought He was leaving them, so this puzzled their already puzzled minds. And then He told them about joy, the true joy that they would have now and forever. And it was from knowing Him as the living savior who will never leave you or forsake you and would be your way to Me and My Kingdom. “Therefore you too have grief now; but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one can take your joy away from you.” John 16:16-22.
If I were to pull the veil back for you and show you Jesus in His glory and give you even just a glimpse into what I have given you in Him, made you in Him, and prepared for you in Him, you would be so full of joy that it would burst you out of the limits of this life and translate you right into My Kingdom of Heaven. Like Enoch. Genesis 5:24.
Moses met Me at the burning bush and then He watched the wonders I worked and he was fascinated by who I was. He saw a glimpse of My glory in the desert before the manna fell and on the mountain of Sinai in the cloud of glory, but he wanted more. He wanted to see Me. He cried out to Me, “I pray You, show me Your glory!” Exodus 33:18. And My answer was, “You cannot see My face, for no man can see Me and live!” Exodus 33:20. The full revelation cannot be sustained by flesh and blood, for it does not inherit the Kingdom, only the spirit and soul free from the perishable flesh of your mortal dwelling have the capacity to contain such splendor, majesty, and pure love and light that makes up who I am. To behold it you must be clothed in the glory of immortality. Flesh is of the earth, but your glorious resurrected immortal body will be of Heaven.
And My glory shines on the face of Christ. You who are in Christ are My children now, but it has not appeared to you as yet what you will be. Know that when Jesus appears, and you are caught up with Him in the clouds, you will be like Him, because you to see Him just as He is. And everyone who has this hope fixed on Him purifies himself, just as He is pure. 1 John 3:1-3. It is far beyond all you can ask or think.
And Jesus told His disciples that night before He died that He had so much more He wanted to show them, but they could not bear it then, but the Holy Spirit would guide them step by step to all truth.
As yet you see as in a mirror dimly but then face to face. But even now, as My Spirit unveils Jesus to you step by step as you enlarge your heart, the more you are able to bear it. As you behold Jesus, you are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord Spirit. 2 Corinthians 3:16-18.
So are you ready to enlarge your heart to fill it with joy unspeakable full of glory that no one and nothing can take from you? If so, let us begin with the Blood of Jesus. And there are not enough books in the world to contain all that this holds for you.
If you remember, I started the blood sacrifice in Genesis to cover the sin of Adam and Eve by clothing them with garments of skin (the hide of a slaughtered animal). Genesis 3:2-21. And then the sacrifice of Abel, the blood of an unblemished lamb, found favor with Me, the same with Noah, Abraham, and down the line until I gave Moses the official blood sacrifices to cover over the people’s sins to be offered by the priests in the tabernacle. The tabernacle that was planned by Me as revealed to Moses to the smallest detail. And that tabernacle My people constructed in the wilderness and carried with them throughout their journey to the promised land tells the story of salvation, the story of your journey in Christ to the very Holy of Holies. And it all starts at the bronze alter with the Blood. The blood of the burnt offering, the peace offering, the sin offering, and the guilt offering.
You may be asking, “why blood?” I explain by a spiritual law, “For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you on the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood by reason of the life that makes atonement.” Leviticus 17:11.
Adam had murdered the eternal life that I gave him and had thus corrupted the seed and through him death descended to every man. Another spiritual law is that what is wrongfully done, the punishment is the same treatment back on you. So a life for a life. And here to you needed to pay with eternal blood for the eternal life he lost. And no one had that blood but the One whom I so loved you, I gave Him to you. And in Him I gave you Myself. My Word became flesh. The lamb of God that Abraham foretold.
And in the shadow of the blood of the Passover lamb that healed, protected, provided for, and delivered My people out of Egypt, you see as in a mirror dimly what was fulfilled in the Blood of Jesus. For in Jesus you have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of your trespasses, according to the riches of My grace which I have lavished on you. Ephesians 1:7-8. By His Blood I have cleansed you and released and delivered you out of the slavery of sin and death. And that is how I redeemed you from the curse. At the first Passover, all My people who put the blood of the unblemished lamb on their doors and ate the roasted flesh with the unleavened bread and wine went out healed and rich. No one feeble among them and laden with silver, gold, precious gems, and fine garments.
You are redeemed by the Blood (and He Himself is the propitiation for your sins; and not for yours only, but also for those of the whole world, 1 John 2:2), you are healed by the Blood (by His bloody scourges you were healed, Isaiah 53:5; 1 Peter 2:24), you are protected by the Blood (The blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you are; and when I see the blood I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt, Exodus 13:13), delivered by the Blood (Jesus Christ is the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. He loves you and released you from your sins by His blood, Revelation 1:5-6), and cleansed by the Blood (if you walk in the Light as I Myself am in the Light, you have fellowship with Me, and the blood of Jesus My Son cleanses you from all sin, 1 John 1:7).
Jesus not only released you from your sins by His blood, He also made you to be a kingdom, priests unto Me. Revelation 1:6. Kings and priests, under the King of kings and your great High Priest. The stone which the builders rejected, but the chief cornerstone of the great edifice of the church. And you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to Me through Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 2:4-5.
So what am I talking about? Pleading the Blood. Remember in yesterday’s teaching I talked about the Kingdom laws and particularly of prayer and petition in My heavenly court? Much of the language I use in the Bible is legal language, such as testimony, witness, petition, pleading, prayer, word of two or three witnesses, and by your words you are acquitted and by your words you are condemned, the language of a judicial system. “Who will bring a charge against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies.” Romans 8:33. “There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” Romans 8:1. And I speak of My court convening and of books being opened to My prophet Daniel. And indeed, I show the white throne judgment before the heavenly city joins the earth when I make all things new.
All the documents filed in court in a case or matter that is being brought before the Judge for decision are called “pleadings.” In a Petition before Me where your prayer requests healing, forgiveness, peace, provision, protection, deliverance, and redemption from the curse, all these things have been purchased for you by the Blood of Jesus. So the justification you plead before Me for receiving all those benefits is the Blood. As the accuser, that is Satan, tries to argue before Me and intimidate you from objecting, that you do not have those things so that you agree with him and he can put the curse back on you. But must condemn any accusation raised against you by proving it false. You must answer by pleading the Blood and speaking the Word of your testimony.
So what is your objection by which you refute his false charges?
You plead the Blood, in other words, that is the basis for your petition, and you testify by your words what you have in that shed Blood, that is, that by His bloody scourges you were healed, that by His Blood your sins were atoned for, made propitiation for, and totally cleansed by the Blood. That I, the just and merciful Judge, made peace by the Blood of His Cross between you and Me and reconciled all things to Myself. That My blessings of provision and prosperity are on the heads and homes of the righteous and by His Blood I have made you righteous and cleansed you of all unrighteousness. That I protect you and deliver you from the destroyer by the Blood over you and your dwelling places. And that by His death on the Cross, Jesus became a curse for you and redeemed you from the curse of the Law, which is sickness of every type, mental, emotional, and physical, lack and poverty, and eternal death.
But there is more about the Blood. I reveal to you in the book of revelation that in My heavenly court, at My throne, there is a new song being sung to Jesus by the redeemed. “Worthy are You to take the scroll and to break its seals; for You were slain, and purchased for God with Your Blood people from every tribe and tongue and people and nation and You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God; and they will reign upon the earth.” Revelation 5:9-10.
I have made you, in Jesus, by His Blood, kings and priests offering spiritual sacrifices unto Me as priests of the New Covenant. And remember that the priests sprinkled the blood upon the people and Moses sprinkled it upon the priests to consecrate them to minister to Me. You can sprinkle and pour the Blood upon yourself and those you love in intercessory prayer.
But there is another aspect here too. Do you remember how the High Priest entered the Holy of Holies to atone for the sins of all the people and the nation annually on the day of atonement? He took his finger, dipped it in the blood of the unblemished sacrifice and sprinkled the blood with his finger upon the mercy seat seven times. Leviticus 16:14-19.
Do you remember what Jesus told the Pharisees who were accusing Him of casting out devils by the prince of demons, Beelzebul, that is, Satan? “And if I by Beelzebul (“lord of the flies”) cast out demons, by whom do your sons cast them out? So they will be your judges. But if I cast out demons by the finger of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.” Luke 11:14-20.
What does My finger sprinkle to cast out Satan? The Blood of Jesus. And when Jesus took back the throne of the Son of man, Jesus cleansed the places in Heaven where Satan had walked after Adam abdicated his throne to him with His own sprinkled Blood. The sprinkled Blood of My Son speaks more eloquently than the blood of Abel. Hebrews 12:24.
And how did My apostle Peter greet the believers who would read it in his first letter in the Bible? “To those who reside as aliens, scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, who are chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to obey Jesus Christ and be sprinkled with His blood: May grace and peace be yours in the fullest measure.” 1 Peter 1:1-2. Sprinkled with His blood. How? By My finger.
And for the Word of your testimony, I wrote the two tablets of the testimony with My finger when on Mt. Sinai with Moses in My cloud of glory.
And I identify My Word as a sword of the Spirit, a two mouthed sword. Taking down enemy strongholds and going into your own bodies to heal and bless. And through the prophet Isaiah My Spirit wrote, “The sword of the LORD is filled with blood, it is sated with fat, with the blood of lambs and goats.” Isaiah 34:6. You overcome Satan in My court, which is the highest, by pleading the Blood of the Lamb and the Word of your testimony. My Word in your mouth is the double-edged (distomos in Greek, which means two mouthed sword), two or three witnesses establish a fact.
Joy in the Blood of Jesus. You have been made into a new creation, sins gone, healed, redeemed, delivered, protected, prospered, sanctified, glorified, and the way opened for you to Holy of Holies—all by the precious Blood of My Son. And His flesh is real food and His blood real drink under the appearance of bread and wine. What a treasure you have in His Blood for in that Blood you have eternal redemption. It will never stop pleading for you on the Mercy Seat in Heaven.
It is that treasured red cord that won a place for Rahab in the line of the Messiah. And it is the same cord that has attached you to your anchor behind the veil. Tikvah. Your future and your hope. Tikvah in Hebrew literally means a cord and it used to describe the red cord that Rahab hung in her window in her home in the wall in Jericho to protect herself and her family from the destruction of Jericho and assure her of a place with My people though she had not been born as one of them. Everywhere else in the Bible, tikvah is translated as hope. Christ Jesus, your hope.
And it was the blood of the Passover lamb on the doors that save the Israelites from the destroyer.
It as the blood of the unblemished lamb that atoned for the sins of My people as credit until the real payment came. How much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to Me, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve Me, your living God, to rule and reign with me forever?
Christ your Passover has been sacrificed and His Blood is the Blood of an eternal life, eternal Blood, that is more than able to keep you spotless and pure before Me, filled with joy in My presence now and forever?
I love you. Wash your robes and make them pure white, with no stain of sin, in the Blood of the Lamb. You look beautiful, blameless, blessed, and beloved. Plead the Blood for the Blood is always pleading for you. Two witnesses.
But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to myriads of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the Judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood, which speaks better than the blood of Abel. Hebrews 12:22-24.