The Crucial Meaning of “The Blood”

posted by admin @ 11:40 AM
June 13, 2016

During a recent radio-internet broadcast of our program “Home for Today and Tomorrow,” the technician handed my co-host a modern Bible translation, because he assumed it would be easier for her to read than the centuries-old King James Version of God’s Holy Word.

I invited them to compare the two translations of Joel 3: 21. Joel-3-21
That verse in the New International Version (NIV) reads:

“Shall I leave their innocent blood unavenged?
No, I will not.” The LORD dwells in Zion!”
But in the King James Version it reads:
“For I will cleanse their blood that I have not cleansed: for the LORD dwelleth in Zion.”

These appear to be two completely different translations. The NIV version speaks of vengeance, while the KJB translation promises God’s healing of a sick person’s blood system. And there is no sickness or disease that cannot be healed with new, pure, cleansed blood.

The oldest daughter of famed Bible scholar Finis Dake told me several years ago that her father pointed out that several of these new Bible translations—that is other than the King James Version–either alter or eliminate the meaning of “the blood” in both the Old and New Testaments.  In other words, they slight the believer’s most important weapon—The Shed Blood of The LORD Jesus Christ!

The Blood that Jesus shed on the Cross and which still circulates around earth and heaven today is crucial for healing and victory in every area of the Christian’s life. Revelation 12: 11 reads:

“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.”
It is through the precious blood of Jesus that believers overcome all the works of that wicked master foe Satan. Look at the verse before 12: 11 in wholesale Christian Bibles:

“And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night (Revelation 12: 10).”

It is the devil—that accuser—who whispers in the ear of those trying to believe God for their healing that it cannot happen because they have been horrible people.

It is that accursed fallen angel, the devil, who tries to convince believers that they cannot prosper because of some supposed past sin or other reason he contrives.

In advising believers on how to take communion—either in church, in family meetings, or alone in one’s Corinthians 11-23-25closet—Apostle Paul explains in 1 Corinthians 11: 23 – 25: “For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which He was betrayed took bread:

“And when He had given thanks, He brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is My body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of Me.

“After the same manner also He took the cup, when He had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in My blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of Me.”

That term “the new testament” means “the new covenant” or “the new set of promises” given from God The Father and The Son to every born-again Christian believer.
In Apostle Paul’s instructions in these 1 Corinthians verses, he stresses that believers must confess—to themselves (or go to others asking forgiveness) BEFORE taking that communion.

After that, decide who you are going to believe—The Precious LORD Jesus Who gives us His new set of promises, the ”evidence” that may be in the natural realm, or [again] the New Set of Promises from Your Savior, The LORD Jesus Christ!  With choosing to believe Him over everything and everybody else, comes every believer’s VICTORY!

Did you like this? Share it:

Comments are closed.