Blood of The New Covenant – Apostle Joseph Ziba
BLOOD OF THE NEW TESTAMENT
With Apostle Joseph Ziba
“For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.” [Mathew 26:28 KJV].
Jesus spoke these words to His disciples during the last supper. While they were eating, He broke the bread and said, “This is my body broken for you, eat; and this is my blood of the New Testament, drink”. Take note that Jesus didn’t say this is the cup representing my blood and this is bread representing my body.
This is where many people miss it: they take the Holy Communion as a representation of the blood and the body of Jesus. Consequently, they fail benefit fully from the Holy Communion. But I want you to see it as the real blood and body of Jesus. Imagine what manner of man you can be if the real blood and body of Jesus intermingles with your body. Do you think you can remain the same? Absolutely no.
The Bible says that the traditional taking of the Holy Communion, as mere wine and bread, leads to sickness, weakness and death of many. (See 1 Corinthians 11:28-29). Nevertheless, taking the Holy Communion with the right mindset stops all weaknesses, sicknesses and untimely deaths.
In Exodus 24:1-8, Moses was coming from the mountain where he met God. When he came down, he relayed all the judgments the Lord had spoken to him and the Israelites said “amen”. He then offered a sacrifice and took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said, “…Behold the blood of the covenant, which the LORD hath made with you concerning all these”. Moses used the blood from animals to seal the Old Covenant.
Likewise Jesus as a Mediator of the New Testament had to use His blood to seal the New Testament. No wonder in the opening verse above He said “…this is my blood of the new testament… “
A testament is a covenant, a contract or a will. It is an agreement between two people bound by their blood. So when Jesus said this is the blood of the New Testament He meant that His blood is of the covenant, the contract and will.
Firstly, it’s vital to understand that God doesn’t break a covenant He makes with man. He gladly professes: “My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.” (Psalms 89:3).
An agreement with people is fickle—they change; but Jesus remains unchanged. You are in contract with God whom you can trust.
Secondly, the New Testament was brought as a correction of the faults of the Old Testament. God saw the faults in the Old Testament and gave you what was best, better than what Moses and Elisha had. For instance, as anointed as prophet Elisha was, he died of sickness. Yet when one man died and his copse touched Elisha’s bones, he resurrected from the dead. (See 2 Kings 13:14- 21 KJV).
Elisha had resurrection power in him but he never knew it. In the New Testament it is never so, you cannot have power and fail to use it for your benefit.
The New Testament came to correct such faults as above mentioned. We are in a better covenant. It is called a more excellent covenant. (Hebrews 5:6-8).
The New Testament is different from the Old Testament because it was cut between God the Father and Jesus His son. Man is only a beneficiary of that pact. Glory to God!
The New Testament is different from the Old Testament because it was cut between God the Father and Jesus His son
The Uses of the Blood in the New Testament
1. Ratification of the New Testament.
The blood of Jesus confirms that now the covenant is into effect. The day that the blood of Jesus was shed and the Father received the sacrifice it meant that everything Jesus negotiated for you is accepted.
2. A Testimony to the Death of the Testator
“For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.” Hebrews 9:16- 17
No man benefits from the will if the one who wrote it still alive. The blood of Jesus testifies the death of the testator that His will (rather the will of God upon man) can be enforced. The blood gives witness that what was written about you is yours. You can legally access what God has in store for you.
What Christ Bequeathed for You in the New Testament
Christ has become your wisdom. And you can boldly proclaim that you are wise (1 Corinthian 1:30).
You now have a right standing with God. You can boldly come before Him without any sense of guilt or inferiority because Jesus procured God’s righteousness. There is now no condemnation for you (Romans 8:1).
You are consecrated and taken out of commonality. You have become a participant of the holy things. He has taken you out of being just human so that you can walk as a god on earth. (Psalms 82:6).
Anything that you were to pay as a consequence of your sins, Jesus paid it all for you. Jesus took the punishment for all pain, torture and affliction. Never allow the devil to demand anything from you. It is already paid for you.
Psalms 89:2 says:“The enemy shall not exact upon him; nor the son of wickedness afflict him.”
This means that the devil has no dealings with us. He can’t transact his businesses of poverty, sickness, affliction or torture with us.
Anyone blessed cannot be cursed, you have the blessing God, Jesus become a curse so that the blessing of Abraham might come on you (Galatians 3:13-14).
6. The God Kind of Life
The life you have now is extraordinary. Jesus came for one sole reason; and that is to give you life. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).
All believers of Jesus have eternal life in themselves. It is called zōē in Greek which means the life of God. The children of Israel had a taste of this life as they walked in the wilderness for forty years. Their clothes never wore out and their feet never swelled. (See Deuteronomy 8:4). This is the life every child of God has and should cry to manifest. With this life you cannot be defeated.
It is important that you know what Christ has done for you otherwise you can begin to accept what is not to be part of your life. From this point on when you take Holy Communion take it with this understanding and see the power that will manifest on your life in Jesus name! Amen.
November 04, 2020
August 19, 2020
August 15, 2020