Friday, January 18, 2019

Can we Plead the Blood Wrong?

Pleading the Blood video

Is there a right way to “plead the Blood” and a wrong way? If we do it wrong, can it bring trouble upon us? Yes, and you may be a victim of some well-meaning but wrong teaching.

The phrase “plead the blood of Jesus” has been around a long time. For decades, many in the Body of Christ has embraced the revelation that this is not “begging” for God to do something, but appropriating all that Jesus has done through the shedding of His blood. The word “plead” is a legal term. Instead of guilty or not guilty you are entering a plea to God, the Just and Righteous Judge of Heaven and Earth. The Blood of Jesus has paid the price.



The Word of God is clear. Jesus’ blood paid the price for us to receive eternal life. Our afterlife is secure, however, we are expected to turn from our sin.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)
The word “confess” is the Greek word homologeō which means to see things the way God does. If we see our sin the way He does, we will see it as the most filthy thing on the planet. We won’t want it anywhere near us and definitely will do all we can to avoid walking into it again. The word “unrighteousness” means “the wrong of depriving another of what is his” according to Thayer’s. In plain English, it is to put us in right standing with God so we can have what is legally ours.

What God’s Word is telling us, is that by removing sin from our life and seeing it the way God does, it will put us in right-standing with the Kingdom of God, so that all His promises can come into our lives. We must look to a couple of verses before this, to find out how to obtain this promise.
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. (1 John 1:7)
Notice that this is about walking in the light. This means, what God reveals by shedding light or understanding upon it, that is where we are supposed to be. Sin is darkness. So if God reveals  sin in our lives, we walk away from that and into the light, then the Blood will remove sin, and the effects of it, from our life. We can “plead” that the Blood has paid the price to remove that sin from our lives, once we turn from it! God’s people used to have to sacrifice an animal to have the sin removed for a year. Jesus’ blood removes it permanently so we can be righteous (in right standing) before God.

This revelation has allowed many to become free from attacks of the enemy by “pleading the blood” over themselves. Once this freedom was seen, God’s children began “pleading the blood” over everything. What could be the harm? Surely if the blood could help it would and if couldn’t, well at least we tried… right?

Using the Blood

Now that we know “pleading the blood” is stating the payment of the blood for Jesus for our sin, how should it be used? People have been told to plead the blood over anything and everything, even demons. This shows great ignorance. Unless it is paying for a sin which we have turned from, pleading the blood does no good! Demons cannot be redeemed by the blood because they choose to stay in rebellion to God and His ways.

In recent years, God has revealed our rightful place in the Courts of Heaven where we come before Him as Judge over Heaven and Earth. Operating in the Courts sees the use of the blood put to good use, freeing God’s people!

According to the story of the Passover, the blood can be applied to a home to prevent the Destroyer (Satan) from entering. (Exodus 12:13-14)  People have taken this story and began applying the blood over:

  • neighborhoods 
  • cities
  • countries

This is very presumptuous. We have no authority over things we do not own. We cannot plead the blood when a neighbor may not even be a Christian! We can protect what is ours, no more. Why? Let me explain:

Jeremiah 17 shows that Principalities are put into place by God over cities and areas according to the hearts of the men in that area. If the hearts of the majority of men are evil, an evil Principality will rule. The Book of Daniel, chapter 10 shows that the Archangel of God had to fight with the King of Persia to bring a message to Daniel. That wasn’t a physical king, but the Principality over the area residing in the Heavens over that country.

If we “plead the blood” over a geographical area, we are claiming it for the Kingdom of God, trying to take it out of the hands of the Principality who has been given the rights to it by God. That is not our place. Jesus showed us our place when He was given ALL authority by His Father (Matthew 28:18):

Go into all the world and preach and publish openly the good news (the Gospel) to every creature [of the whole human race]... And these attesting signs will accompany those who believe:
  1. in My name they will drive out demons;
  2. they will speak in new tongues;
  3. they will pick up serpents
  4. if they drink anything deadly, it will not hurt them;
  5. they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will be made well.” (Matthew 28:19-20)
This entire list is comprised of things that are affecting men on this earth:
  1. Demons reside in men
  2. You speak with your physical body
  3. “Pick up snakes” which are physical things in this world
  4. What we ingest will not harm us - in this world
  5. Healing happens to people's physical body
Every one of these is something that is afflicting us in this physical world - it is touching our physical realm. All power was given to Jesus, our Lord, and He gave us authority in these areas, not “all authority.” This is according to God’s Word:
“The heaven, even the heavens, are the Lord’s; but the earth hath He given to the children of men.” (Psalms 115:16)
Notice that everything in the heavens are the Lord’s and things on this Earth are what we have authority over. The Bible never tells us that we have authority in the heavens; Earth is man's' domain and Heaven being God’s.

Using the blood of Jesus to try and take authority that is not meant for men does not please God. The results will not be good.

Negative Consequences

Since starting the Courts of Heaven - Worldwide, we have found out so very much about our authority and what may happen if it is abused. If you apply the blood to a geographical area you don’t own, you are attacking that Principalities right to be there. When an attack is not authorized by God it is an illegal attack. We call it wielding Unauthorized Authority.

The Courts of Heaven are ruled over by God who is truth, so only true charges are revealed. However if we attack a Principality illegally, they get to attack back, illegally. The charges against you will be bogus or false; they will not make sense to you. These charges appear if you attack with the blood or the name of Jesus if you come against Principalities, Power, or Wickedness in high places in any way.

We discovered this after taking someone to the Courts whose charges were very clearly stated, yet they definitely couldn't be applied to her or anyone in her family line. There were more than 20 words that couldn’t be placed! At that time, the Holy Spirit brought the revelation about Unauthorized Authority. A short video by John Paul Jackson is what helped:



This person had been attacking Principalities, Powers and Wickedness in High Places. We went back to the Courts, she confessed and repented for this, then asked for the blood to cover it. The next day, she was healed and set free!

Since this time, we have seen many people healed and set free through our 1st visit to the Courts where Unauthorized Authority is addressed. Many times we don’t even see the issue and have no idea they are suffering, until they tell us of the miracle at a later time.

Combatting Principalities

The Word of God does tell us how to deal with Principalities, Power, and Wickedness in high places where it is mentioned in the Bible. The Book of Ephesians tells us to put on the armor of God and to STAND, not to attack, but to STAND. A couple of verses later it tells us what to do while we stand:
Pray at all times (on every occasion, in every season) in the Spirit, with all [manner of] prayer and entreaty. To that end keep alert and watch with strong purpose and perseverance, interceding in behalf of all the saints (God’s consecrated people). (Ephesians 6:18)
Praying in the Spirit is when we give the Holy Spirit, who is God, permission to pray through our mouths in a heavenly language we do not understand. We are not attacking, but God may be doing whatever He sees fit through us! Interceding for the saints means to pray for God’s people to be strengthened… against the principality who may be assaulting them.

This is what God tells us to do. Anything else is not authorized by Him and may allow the enemy to attack us or our family.

After the meeting about the blood, we had a questions and answer session. Sometimes questions are the an important part of the meetings. Here is a video with those questions:



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