For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul.’ (Leviticus 17:11).’
And according to the law, almost all things are purified with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no remission. (Hebrews 9:22).
One of the three offensive weapons we have against the devil is the blood of Jesus. We use these three weapons: the word of God, the name of Jesus and the blood of Jesus to gain victory over the devil. We don’t fight against the devil to win, but we engage the devil in battles to ensure that the victory Christ won for us becomes a reality in this realm and now, for us, our lives, our loved ones and all our undertakings. The blood of Jesus is the weapon in the spiritual realm against spiritual transactions. Spiritual transactions include covenants, altars, and sacrifices.
Why use the blood of Jesus against spiritual transactions?
- The blood of Jesus is a sacrifice. (Ephesians 5:2).
- The blood of Jesus is the blood of the covenant. (Zachariah 9:11, Matthew 26:28, 1 Corinthians 11:25)
- The blood of Jesus is an everlasting covenant. (Hebrews 13:20)
- The blood is a currency in the spiritual realm. Thus, the blood of Jesus is the only powerful currency in the spiritual realm that the devil doesn’t have in his bank. This is a medium of exchange that purchases us from the market of captivity where we sold ourselves through Adam’s sin and the devil held us hostage. (Revelation 5:9–10; Ephesians 1:7; Colossians 1:14; 1 Peter 1:18, Acts 20:28)
- The blood of Jesus works for us on a heavenly altar. A superior altar not made by humans but from the Holy of Holies.
- 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; not that He should offer Himself often, as the high priest enters the Most Holy Place every year with blood of another. He then would have had to suffer often since the foundation of the world; but now, once at the end of the ages, He has appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself. (Hebrews 9:24–26)