THE SPEAKING BLOOD

Opening Statement

The evangelical church at large has a serious problem in that it thinks that you can start in the Spirit and end or complete the work in the flesh! (Outward rules rather than teaching a walk in the Spirit. Starting in Christ but trying to finish in Adamic thinking.)

"Are you so foolish? Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being made perfect by the flesh?" Galatians 3:3 (NKJ)

Introduction Of Principle

If you can see it you can have it!
(Jesus is our pattern. We do what the Father has shown us in the Spirit.)

"Then Jesus answered and said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner." John 5:19 (NKJ)

"As you have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him," Colossians 2:6 (NKJ)

Practical Exercise

Look at someone and say "I see Christ in you!"
(You are agreeing with scripture. His heavenly viewpoint!)

"Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?-- unless indeed you are disqualified." 2 Corinthians 13:5 (NKJ)

"Therefore from now on we recognize no man according to the flesh; even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know {Him} {thus} no longer." 2 Corinthians 5:16 (NAS)

1. Jesus' Blood Speaks Forgiveness For All

"to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel." Hebrews 12:24 (NKJ)

Better means BETTER! (Strong's #2909 = stronger)
Jesus' blood speaks of more excellent things, we agree!

"And He said, "What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood cries out to Me from the ground." Genesis 4:10 (NKJ) (Read the rest of the section for context)

Cain should have died, as God is just and holy, yet Cain did not die for his offense but was marked for MERCY! No other logical reason applies here but that his brother (the one who had an acceptable sacrifice) must have known something about God and cried out for MERCY for his brother. Cain reaped what he sowed from the ground in some hardship yet he still went on and had a productive life. He even built the first city!

"Therefore it was necessary that the copies of the things in the heavens should be purified with these, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. For Christ has not entered the holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us;" Hebrews 9:23-24 (NKJ)

Jesus' blood speaks for all mankind in the heavenlies! Always crying out that they are forgiven by His work. This is the testimony that agrees in heaven and earth!

"For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness on earth: the Spirit, the water, and the blood; and these three agree as one." 1 John 5:7-8 (NKJ)

Water = Word, which is God; Spirit, which is the Holy Spirit; and the blood, which is Jesus'. Both sets of three are God's testimony! And they all say that the price has been paid and it is finished! All men have been forgiven! No other sacrifice is needed, only your response to God's great gift. Heaven is saying Holy, Holy, Holy to our God who forgave all mankind through the work of His Son!

2. Jesus Paid It Once For ALL, The Whole World!

"For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for all, therefore all died;" 2 Corinthians 5:14 (NAS)

"For God has shut up all in disobedience that He might show mercy to all." Romans 11:32 (NAS)

"For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly." Romans 5:6 (NAS)

"So then as through one transgression there resulted condemnation to all men, even so through one act of righteousness there resulted justification of life to all men." Romans 5:18 (NAS)

"that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation." 2 Corinthians 5:19 (NKJ)

Most of the church is still preaching condemnation and death which is not Good News to anyone! The salvation they preach is not the glorious finished work of Calvary but a limp appeal to man to make himself ready for judgement!

Judgement is not our message! Fear is not our message! Jesus Christ and Him crucified is our message!

God has taken away their sin and shame through the free gift of His Son! Read the tense of this scripture!! God WAS in Christ reconciling the WORLD to Himself!! NOT imputing THEIR trespasses against them! He's not looking at their sin. He's looking at them through the blood of Jesus! The NIV says "that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men's sins against them." Most Christians have an "us versus them" mentality but God is not counting their sins against them!

When we approach the world we should be seeing them through Jesus' eyes! Not the eyes of judgement (See John 3:17) but the eyes of forgiveness. "Mercy triumphs over judgement" James 2:13 (NAS). Our message is that we have found out that the debt has been paid for ALL OF US. So we found out before them, big deal. It is still the same blood that cries out for them as us saying "Not Guilty!" If we tell them this Gooder News and love them as our own flesh and blood, how can they refuse?! How and when they accept this great news is not our job, it is the Holy Spirit's. But getting the news straight IS our job!! We should not be adding to or taking away from His word! We should be forgiving others as we have been forgiven! This is what we have seen our Father do!

People preach death and judgement because that is what their mind is stuck on. They have not renewed their mind to the will of God and have forgotten how they got born again, if they are born again at all!

When you get born again you SEE God in Christ forgive you all your sins, even though the cross happened years before! His blood was already saying "NOT GUILTY" for you! The moment you accepted the Good News you SAW it! Jesus is the Lamb slain since before the foundation of the world. It was done before time started! If you will preach this wonderful God of love for all and pray accordingly, you will see wonderful results because you will be agreeing with what the Word and the Blood and the Spirit say about them!

This is our "ministry of reconciliation" not that they can be saved but that God has already paid the price to receive this LOVE! More accurately we should be telling them that they have been forgiven but they will not know it until they respond with thanksgiving! This is agreeing with the speaking blood of Jesus! Jesus doesn't say "do this or that and I'll forgive you", He says "repent" which means CHANGE YOUR MIND. Think in accordance and in line with My (Jesus) thinking!

When anyone accepts His way of looking at themselves they are born again because they have believed His great message of unconditional love. If we see their sin and hold it against them we are at war with God's Word and Spirit!

3. His Life, His Gift, His Grace, His Glory!

"For it is for this we labor and strive, because we have fixed our hope on the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of believers." 1 Timothy 4:10 (NAS)

"For whom He fore knew, He also predestined {to become} conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the first-born among many brethren; and whom He predestined, these He also called; and whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified." Romans 8:29-30 (NAS)

Remember, we didn't choose Christ He chose us! No man has ever decided to follow Christ or become born again. We respond to a divine call through someone else's prayer and preaching!

"For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not {come to} know God, God was well-pleased through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe." 1 Corinthians 1:21 (NAS)

"No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day." John 6:44 (NKJ)

"But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God." John 1:12-13 (NKJ)

"For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God," Ephesians 2:8 (NKJ)

4. We as His body declaring and demonstrating His forgiveness!

The world will respond to His Holy Spirit when we preach a Gospel of this Gooder News! That of a higher quality; more pure and accurate! Jesus is glorified by this as the finished work of the cross is preached with boldness!

We, as ambassadors of Christ, should be speaking the forgiveness that we have SEEN the Father do! How powerful is this type of simplicity of devotion to Christ! This commitment to only represent the Christ that we have a personal testimony of! Remember the opening scripture, "As you have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him," Colossians 2:6 (NKJ)

Jesus said "As the Father has sent me so I send you." Consider His calling yours as well! This is the law of spiritual reproduction!

"For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through Him." John 3:17 (NAS)

"And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, 'All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Matthew 28:18-20 (NAS)

Jesus was rebuked for forgiving sins as He healed a man yet He responded so as to teach that forgiveness and healing are the same thing. We are told in scripture to lay hands on the sick and they shall recover.

"they will pick up serpents, and if they drink any deadly {poison,} it shall not hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover." Mark 16:18 (NAS)

"Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; and the prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed sins, they will be forgiven him." James 5:14-15 (NAS)

In John 20:23 Jesus commissions His disciples with the power to forgive sins. We all are His disciples and are called the "sons of God". We all have this authority in Him, to see His will done on earth as in heaven! Consider that we are the living proof now to this generation that He is risen! We are the testimony of His love as we proclaim His forgiveness to all mankind!

"If you forgive the sins of any, {their sins} have been forgiven them; if you retain the {sins} of any, they have been retained." John 20:23 (NAS)

A scriptural example of this power is seen in Stephen's life as he is martyred. The robes were laid at the feet of a Pharisee by the name of Saul. This signified that he was the chief witness to a legal stoning under the law and not murder.

"And when they had driven him out of the city, they {began} stoning {him,} and the witnesses laid aside their robes at the feet of a young man named Saul. And they went on stoning Stephen as he called upon {the Lord} and said, 'Lord Jesus, receive my spirit!' And falling on his knees, he cried out with a loud voice, 'Lord, do not hold this sin against them!' And having said this, he fell asleep." Acts 7:58-60 (NAS)

Notice how in a short time later a religious Saul who is not looking for God; even the enemy of God found salvation in a divine encounter!

"Now Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest, and asked for letters from him to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, both men and women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. And it came about that as he journeyed, he was approaching Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him; and he fell to the ground, and heard a voice saying to him, 'Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?' Acts 9:1-4 (NAS)

What makes Saul so special...Stephen! Stephen's forgiveness at the time of his death gave God the opportunity to draw Saul supernaturally by reason of Stephen's faith! Saul didn't stand a chance once a believing Christian loosed him from his sins and agreed with the speaking blood! Jesus appeared to Saul and could only do so if Saul had already had forgiveness. As you remember, Isaiah knew he would die in God's presence as a man. Stephen's prayer caused a powerful reaction as we are promised, if we ask anything in faith it will be done for us!

Forgiveness takes faith as it works by love! It works!

Believers can do anything they see the Father doing! And, for sure, all born again Christians have seen the Father forgive all their sins! As we agree with God, His power is loosed to the glory of His Son! If two of you agree on anything touching heaven it shall be done for you! Nothing touches or speaks of heaven more than the forgiveness of Jesus' blood! We forgive others in Jesus' name and the Holy Spirit then draws them to the Father! God speaks light into darkness and there is light! Not one person you can pray for hasn't already been paid for by the blood of Jesus! It is the same with the people you meet. They will know you're a Christian by YOUR love! If you see them as God sees them His love in your heart will be evident to them and they will want to know more about this Jesus!

The world is trapped in it's earthly thinking and only one set free can set others free. The good and evil thinking of Adam can only be destroyed by the unconditional love of the cross!

Christians are suppose to be speaking and demonstrating this wonderful love but most have not got their mind renewed and like Jonah are reluctant to see others get the same forgiveness they received! This explains the weak and confused state of the church at large. What you sow so shall you reap! We are God's ambassadors we have no business representing Adams judgemental mind set! We have been ordered to forgive and preach Good News!

"But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins." Matthew 6:15 (NIV)

"Now get up and stand on your feet. I have appeared to you to appoint you as a servant and as a witness of what you have seen of me and what I will show you. I will rescue you from your own people and from the Gentiles. I am sending you to them to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me. Acts 26:16-18 (NIV)

"and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem." Luke 24:47 (NIV)

"All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men's sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ's behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God." 2 Corinthians 5:18-21 (NIV)

Reconcile means to exchange and restore! We should be preaching what God has done not will do! Nobody needs to be told they are a sinner! If you preach the love of God they will be convicted by the Holy Spirit to come! This is the Gospel not Adams cheap version of looking down at the unsaved; for Jesus died once for all! Before you were saved the blood was speaking for you and you didn't know it! You were awakened by His love in His time. He is the author and finisher of your faith and theirs too! Will we love the unlovely and see them as Christ does now? If we raise our thinking and agree with the speaking blood, God will confirm the work of His Son in their lives. Love NEVER fails!

Conclusion

1. Everything reproduces after it's own kind! If you sow to the flesh you reproduce flesh if you sow to the Spirit you reproduce the Spirit.

2. You only should be reproducing that which you have seen the Father do!

3. Mercy and forgiveness is our only calling and is how Jesus appeared to us at the time we were born again.

4. "For God so loved the world" is still His attitude on the subject as HE changes not!

5. We are His body not our own. We represent His love to the world! We speak His words!

6. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven is our prayer. Heaven agrees with the Blood!

7. We love all those whom God paid for and He gets the glory!!

8. Agreeing with God is the key to powerful results!

Believing that God will confirm His word and strengthen you in His great love for... YOU AND ALL THE WORLD!