Seven symbolic ways in which jesus shed his precious blood
Jesus came to this world willingly, as an atonement for our sins.
The culmination of this plan was when He shed His spotless blood in seven symbolic ways.
Seven, appears many times in the scriptures. It stands for completeness. Everytime Jesus was bruised or hurt, His precious blood flowed to set mankind free.
The crucifixion of Jesus and all He went through was not a mistake. It was in God's perfect will. John 3:16
It is this blood that cleanses men from sins and sets them free. Why? Because it speaks.
Heb 12:24 'To Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel.'
The blood of Jesus is as fresh as it was when it was first shed. We will look at the ways Jesus shed His blood and their significances.
1. At Gethsemane
The Word of God says that as Jesus was praying earnesly, His sweat fell to the ground like great drops of blood. The reason the drops had to fall to the ground, was to cleanse the ground from sin as a result of what the first Adam did.
Jesus gave us His mind, through the cleansing of His blood. We were set free from evil decision- making by obtaining a spiritual mind, the mind of Christ.
2. The Crown of Thorns
At the point where they set up a crown of thorns on Jesus' head, His head was already bloodied.
God created a perfect world with no thorns. After Adam and Eve sinned, God cursed the ground to produce thorns and thistles.
Jesus had to take the crown of thorns on His head so that we can make proper decisions. His mandate was to take us back to the garden of Eden that had no thorns or thistles.
He put man back to the original position.
3. Through the Stripes on His Back and the External Whipping at the Post
The whipping was so severe, that He ended up looking like a ploughed piece of land Psalms 129:3.
He bled in the outside and the inside.
He was bruised externally so that we may not suffer illnesses. By His stripes we are healed (Isaiah 53:5)
4. He Suffered Internal Bleeding
When they beat up Jesus, He bled in the inside.
The internal bleeding was meant to cleanse us so that the devil does not claim the inner man.
5. Through His Hands
Jesus was crucified through the nailing of His hands and feet.
Through the blood that came out of Hands, He put a covenant with our hands. The children of God, that have been redeemed by the blood of Jesus, should prosper in everything they get their hands on.
Whatever you touch should flourish. Our hands should make wealth.
The question is, do you apply the blood of Jesus for these promises to be made manifest in your life?
Jesus became poor so that we can be rich (2 Cor 8:9.)
6. Through His Feet
There is a covenant between our feet and Jesus's feet. He won back our dominion and authority.
No wonder we have power and authority to trample on all the power of the enemy (Luke 10:19.)
Wherever we step, we should take dominion of the land given to God by man.
7. When His Ribs Were Pierced
John 19:33 - 35
This is where the bride of Christ, the church, was born. Jesus got into labour and birthed the church.
The church is not the building where you worship, but God's children who have sought intimacy with God. Out of Adam's ribs came the woman, the companion. Out of Jesus's ribs, came the woman, the bride of Christ, the Church.
Jesus set us free from sins, curses, debts, bondage, afflictions and poverty. There is a lot of revelation in the blood of Jesus. As the bride of Christ, it calls for us to go deeper and understand the value of the precious blood.
When you pray, apply the blood of Jesus. As long as you are righteous, the blood will speak for you.
We were surely bought at a hefty price