In these last days, when the modern day churches are still so filled with the unbiblical traditions of men, rather than just worshiping the Lord Jesus Christ according to his word, one of the errors that is being practiced in the religious circles today which, to this teacher, stands out as perhaps the most offensive to God Almighty, is the blasphemous practice of “pleading the blood”…
By this act (which is neither taught nor practiced anywhere in the Bible), those who believe they are Christians think themselves to be causing the blood of Christ to be used for protection, salvation, or otherwise blessing, upon other people or situations, or against an enemy, by the supposed act of “pleading” it with a vocal command; very much as if they had that blood in a spray gun, and were able to just shoot it at whatever target they wanted to for whatever reason they thought good.
Where did these people get the idea that they could do this? Or even that it would be a good thing for them to do?
They do it because the DEAD denominations they belong to do it; and death does as death sees: in other words, those who feed on dead bread (the vain traditions of the organized Laodicean churches) are as blind as those who feed it to them (their false teachers and seminary-bred pastors). And so, as the blind lead the blind, both fall into the ditch, all the while believing that they were on their way to the kingdom; except that their belief was not from the word of God, but rather from the teachings of men…
Let us look at the word of God, and see what it says about the blood of Christ.
“For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.”
“For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.”
“…through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past…”
“…being now justified by his blood…”
Ephesians 1:7, Colossians 1:14
“In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins…”
It should be clear by these passages from God’s word that the blood of Christ Jesus was shed for one reason only: for the
remission of sins.
And the Bible tells us very clearly how to receive the remission of sins which was bought for every man by that blood—
“Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins…”
That’s it. The blood of Christ is precious (1 Peter 1:19); and it was poured out in selfless, unequaled love for the purpose of redeeming the sons of men from their sins; NOT for the unlearned to go around “pleading” it all over everything and everybody as if they could use it to save, heal, or deliver people at their will, to make their organizations look as if they are really doing a great work for the Lord!
Christians have an all-powerful and victorious weapon to use against the enemy (Satan). This weapon may be used rightly and without fail against sickness, disease, lies, addictions, heresies, sorceries, and every stronghold of the Devil. We see it used by Jesus, and by his church, all throughout the New Testament of the Bible. This weapon is the WORD OF GOD and the NAME OF JESUS CHRIST!
”…Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.”
“…In my name shall they cast out devils…”
“In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.”
“How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil…”
The “sword of the spirit” is the word of God (Ephesians 6:17); and it is the offensive weapon we have been given with which to assault the strongholds of the enemy. And the power of his word is – his name!
“…for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.”
“If ye shall ask anything in my name, I will do it.”
The SWORD is the offensive weapon, and the NAME is the authority that makes it effectual…and that is the power that the Lord Jesus has put into the hands (or mouths) of his saints.
You can “plead the blood” against the devil all day long; and he will only laugh at you and continue to devour, just as if you were threatening him with a crucifix, or garlic, or a silver bullet… you are merely repeating the rhetoric of the religious deceived, and that rhetoric is called in the Bible, “doctrines of devils” (1 Timothy 4:1), because that is precisely where it comes from! Devils have put “rubber swords“, if you will, into the hands of the lost, apathetic, deceived multitudes of the modern churches, so that they are no threat to them at all anymore!
Imagine how much you could get away with if you were a devil, and you had successfully replaced the real swords in the hands of your enemy with rubber ones…how much would you fear them now? That is precisely how much the devils fear the half-hearted, lukewarm, fake Christians of the Laodicean churches today, who run around in their misdirected zeal (for they know neither the Lord Jesus Christ nor his gospel), screaming, “I plead the blood against you, Devil!” These false soldiers are a joke and a mockery among the ranks of the powers of darkness; they are no threat at all…just entertainment for the wicked one and his hordes…
That is the lighter side of this tragedy.
The other side, much more grave, is the reality that these poor lost souls will one day stand before the judgment seat of Christ Jesus, and be compelled to give account for the blasphemous way they have despised the PRECIOUS BLOOD that was shed for them by Christ Jesus, and misused the name of the Lord by pretending to put that precious blood where it did not belong, and where they had no authority, and for purposes which the Lord never commanded.
It is written in the scripture,
“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.”
But the way that they [the redeemed] overcame him [the Dragon-Satan] by the blood of the Lamb was by the remission of their sins. Therefore the “accuser of our brethren” (verse 10) was powerless to accuse them!
And, the “word of their testimony” is the word of God which is in their mouths, with which they “cast down imaginations” (2 Corinthians 10:5), and overcome the lies of the Devil with the TRUTH of God Almighty!
So don’t let the ear-tickling teachers in the modern churches today deceive you by misapplying ONE verse of the scripture, and telling you it means something that has NOTHING TO DO WITH THE REST OF THE SCRIPTURE!
Never once did the Lord Jesus say that his blood was to be “pleaded” as a weapon against the devil, or to defend the lost, or to rebuke sickness, or powers of darkness! The blood of Christ was poured out for the remission of sins; not to be used as a weapon and thrown about to and fro at the will of the unlearned and brutish, who know only the flesh. Those who continue in this vain tradition of men will utterly perish in their own corruption.
At the same time, there are those few who will read these words, and will see from the testimony of the word of God herein, that this message is truth, and they will repent of their error and walk in righteousness and in victory over the powers of darkness by rightly dividing the word of God, and rightly using the arsenal with which the true bride of Christ has been equipped.
That is the reason for this epistle. The wicked know not judgment. They will not hear and repent. But the seed of Christ will; that is, those who are born of his word, and in whom is his life. If you can hear this message, you are one of those, beloved.
I beseech you in the name of Jesus Christ our risen Lord and Master, to stop performing the deeds of the Laodiceans [Laodiceans means the people of God’s wrath], and be very careful to search the scriptures to see whether any of the things you do or say in the service of the Lord Jesus Christ are according to his word, or not.
Believe what I say to you in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, little ones; the churches today still have very much to be washed from; and the abomination described in this epistle is just one of the many things that people are doing in the churches today, thinking that they are pleasing God, when in reality (according to the Bible) all they are doing is incensing him more and more!
And their day is coming, when they shall hear the Lord whom they thought they were serving say unto them,
“I never knew you; depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”
The precious blood of Christ is powerful to wash away sins when we obey the gospel of God (Acts 2:38).
Those who know not the Lord Jesus, and despise the sacrifice of his blood, shall perish (Hebrews 10:29).
In the day of judgment, the zeal of the lost for their vain religious traditions will profit them nothing. Only those who have obeyed the word of Christ will prevail in that day!
Be blessed as you seek and serve the Lord Jesus Christ with all your heart, beloved.
Behold, he cometh quickly, and his reward is with him, to give every man according as his work shall be.