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BY PASTOR NKECHI ENE (MRS.

The
Purpose
OfHIS

BLOOD (Part 1)

At this Easter time, we think of so many things. We think of the Here, Jesus is preserving or protecting the purpose of His Blood.
Cross. We think of the empty Tomb. We think of the resurrection. Imagine how excited Mary would have been recognizing the Man
We think of His Blood. Let us examine some things concerning the she saw was Jesus. She wanted to fall at His feet and grab His legs
purpose of His Blood. but Jesus stopped her. Not because He was a cruel person; He
stopped her and said in essence, “Touch me not. There is something
11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to I have to do. There is a purpose behind what I did on Calvary. And I
you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is want to take that thing to completion. So right now, don’t interfere
the blood that makes atonement for the soul. with what I want to do”.
Leviticus 17:11 [NKJV]
Read Hebrews 9:18-26, 11-14. These portions of Scripture more or
18 Knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible less summarize the message. But can you begin to see the purpose
things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by of the Blood? Can you begin to see why Jesus said to Mary, “Touch
tradition from your fathers, me not”? Literally, we see that Jesus had risen from the dead, and,
19 but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without we can just imagine that He was carrying His Blood. He rose with His
blemish and without spot. Blood. He said, “There is a purpose. This thing is so precious. It is
1 Peter 1:18-19 [NKJV] more precious than silver. It is more precious than gold. And I know
what this thing is to achieve in the lives of my brethren. So, do not
We were redeemed by the precious Blood of the Lamb. If the interfere with me. I am taking this Blood somewhere”.
Scripture tells us that His Blood was precious, and we know that He
shed His Blood for us, then I can tell you that He did not shed His In the Old Testament, they used bulls, and goats to go into the Holy
Blood carelessly and without purpose. The life of the flesh is in the Place for the people. But that was just a pattern. Now, Jesus went
blood. So, He poured out His life for us when He shed His Blood. into the heavenlies. He went to the real Holy Place. And when Jesus
There was a purpose behind Him shedding that precious Blood for went to the real Holy Place, He did not go empty handed. When He
us. rose from the grave and entered the heavenly place, for my sake,
and for your sake, He did not go empty handed. He came in with His
“Touch Me Not” Blood.
After Jesus had risen from the dead, Mary came to Him. Jesus said
to Mary... Jesus’ Great Homecoming

17 …Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but I can imagine the great homecoming of Jesus. Many times, I imagine
what the heavens would have been like when Jesus arrived. But you
go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father,
see the exciting thing. The homecoming was not just that Jesus
and your Father; and to my God, and your God.
came home, it was that Jesus came home, carrying His Blood. I
John 20:17 [KJV] imagine Him saying “now I am bringing this thing and the purpose
is being fulfilled, and the reason why I died, my brethren can begin
to enjoy it.”
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case, the valid signatory is the Blood. If somebody gives you a blank
Always remember that He came in with His Blood. He did not come cheque already signed, and you know that the person who owns the
in empty handed. That Blood was precious, and it was preserved, cheque owns everything, would you begin to feel sorry for the
and when He rose again from the dead, He went with that Blood, so owner of the cheque? God was not stupid when He gave you a blank
that the purpose of shedding His Blood will be fulfilled. He did not cheque already signed. He is filthy rich in mercy. If you have a need
go home without anything. He went with His Blood. of mercy that is so big, all you have got to do is draw on it. You draw
on it using the precious Name of Jesus. That is why He said,
His Blood was to achieve certain things for us. And that was what “…whatever you ask in My name, that I will do…” [John 14:13].
Jesus was looking at. He knew if He didn’t take it home safely, it
would all be in vain. The Cross would all be in vain. The days in Hell “Oh”, you say, “Even after I got saved, I slept with somebody else’s
will all be in vain. But He made it home with His Blood. Therefore we wife”. That is a horrible thing to do. That is really a disgusting thing
can enjoy the things that He wanted us to enjoy, by shedding His to do. I cannot even begin to stomach the idea of somebody leaving
Blood. his wife, and going to sleep with somebody else’s wife. In fact, it is
even more horrible to imagine that the person whose wife you slept
Purpose No. 1: Purified By The Blood with was your brother! I will probably say to you, “What kind of a
human being are you?” But thank God the cheque does not belong
5 And from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from to me!
the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who
loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood. Faithful And Just
Rev 1:5 [NKJV]
The Scripture says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to
7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgive- forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” [1
ness of sins, according to the riches of His grace John 1:9]. Do you understand the meaning of “faithful and just”?
Eph 1:7 [NKJV] Some leave the faith because they did something wrong, and they
just cannot forgive them-
“Purify” means to clean out; to cleanse; to carry away waste. Even selves. All you have got to do
in the physical, the blood in your body moves through your body is to confess your sins. If you
and removes waste materials from your body. When you look at the just say, “Lord I missed it”.
purpose of His Blood, you see some parallels even with your physi- God will say to you “I am faith-
cal blood. ful and just to forgive you, and
cleanse you from all unrigh-
He washed away our sins with His Blood. We have received forgive- teousness”.
ness of sins through His Blood. There are some Christians who the
Devil is constantly plaguing about something that they have com- How does the Blood of Jesus This truth gives
mitted. This season is one time for you to learn it and learn it once cleanse you from all unrigh-
and for all, that your sins have been washed away. teousness? Think of a pot
you license to be
that has got black soot on holy, and not a
When the blood in your body, washes away waste materials, your it. To clean it, you take a license to sin.
body does not go back and try to bring it back. Your whole body is pad, and you put vim or
programmed to constantly keep rejecting waste material from your scouring powder on the
body. So, when you have a body that is storing up waste, something pad. When you use that pad
has gone wrong. If physical blood can do that, then, the precious to wipe the pot, all the soot
Blood of Jesus did even much more than that. comes off. Then you see the real colour of the aluminum come back
again. That is how the Blood of Christ cleanses you. You are purified
All my sins have been washed away and not just sins I committed as because of the Blood of Jesus. You can live a holy life.
an unbeliever. Even when I missed it after I got born again, every
single sin has been washed away. I have been purified. I have been The good thing about knowing that you are purified is that you
made clean, I have been made whole. Sometimes when negative understand the nature you have now. And so, with that understand-
things happen to you the Devil comes to tell you, that it is that thing ing you will live out that nature. This truth gives you license to be
you did when you got born again, and you should have known holy, and not a license to sin. It opens your mind to understand
better. Listen to me and listen to me real good, it says that, “We what you are made up of. And you have the license to live holy and
have received forgiveness of sins,” and those sins were not classi- to be righteous, to be purified indeed. Temptations will come your
fied. I did not read there, that those are the sins you committed way, but when you know what Jesus did for you by His Blood, you
when you were an unbeliever. They include even mistakes you will live right.
made when you became a believer.

The Blank Cheque

There is no type of sin that you will mention that His Blood can not
handle. Here is something to make you really understand this. What
the Blood of Jesus has done is like a blank cheque. A blank cheque
represents an account that has money in it. Imagine somebody
giving you a cheque and the valid signatory has signed on it. In this
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