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The Power of the Blood - Joel Osteen

2017-04-16 | 🔗
In the Old Testament, the only way to have forgiveness for sins was to sacrifice an animal. Without the shedding of blood, there was no remission for sin. But Jesus came and shed His blood as a final covering for our sins. Second Corinthians 5:19 says, “God restored the world to Himself, no longer counting your sins against you. He has blotted them out.”Because of Jesus, we have freedom and forgiveness today! Yet many people are living with guilt and condemnation because of past mistakes even after they’ve asked for forgiveness. Do you need to let go of past mistakes and guilt today? Let this message remind you of God’s great grace for your life so that you can rise to a new level!
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God bless you. It's a joy to come into your homes in you ever in our area. Please stop ban, be a part of what our services, these are the finest people in Houston, Texas, right here at Lakewood, but to have you come out sometime. I like to start with something funny and hard about this pasture here new in town and go and door to door, inviting people to come this church and he knocked this one Doorn Tell someone was there, but nobody would answer so he took his chair. Card out and rode on the back the scripture reference? revelation three twenty and left it on the door the next Sunday after service, an Usher handed him the same card under what he had written was the scripture reference genesis. Three ten years
They say the pastoral words revelation three: twenty behold stand at the door and knock if anyone answers. I will come in the reply. Where's genesis, three ten, it says are heard voice, but I was Fraid because I was naked, say it. You mean it. This is my bible. I am what it says. I have what it says. I can do What it says I can do today I will be taught the word of God: a bully confess. My mind is a more Heart is receptive. I will never be the same in Jesus Name, unless you want to talk to today about the power of the blood, in the old testament. The only way they could have forgive this person's was to sacrifice and animal without the shedding a blood There was no remission percent every year. The high priest would go into the Holy of holies,
that was the most sacred place in the temple he would or a sacrifice for his sins. In the sins of all the people. It was called the day of the tongue. If the sacrifice was Exe double their sins would not be taken away, they would be covered. They were good for another year. This was an ongoing process the priest had to make Everything was perfect. Animal didn't have spot or blemishes that it the right age, all these requirements, if they did meet the requirements. The sacrifice wouldn't be acceptable. They wouldn't have gods blessing. This is the constant pressure they lived under Is our sin going to be forgiven for this year? Is the sacrifice going to be good enough the blood of animals only offered them temporary forgiveness, but God told Abraham. There was a day coming that he was going to get rid of the old cover
or the old way of doing things. God was saying it was fine for a time but I'm going to make a new cabinet to permanently take care of sand the problem. Is it couldn't happen with the blood of bulls and goods that wasn't good enough? It was going to take a special kind of sacrifice. one day, John, the Baptist without ministering, and he saw Jesus coming and said: look the land of God who eggs away the sin of the world, John knew that Jesus was the sacrifice, their God told Abraham about Jesus Was gods Lamb, he died on the cross shit blood it says Hebrews, that he went once and for all into holy of holies, not with the blue. the bulls and goats, but with his blood to secure a complete redemption for us all one.
Installation, says everlasting release from our sins. His blood put an end. To the old system of sacrifice. again and again hoping that we would be forgiven. Now we can live with the confidence that all our sins past present and future have not just been covered. not just temporarily atone for they had been washed away. We an everlasting release. This is the power of the blood. when Jesus hung on the cross suspended between Heaven and earth he took. all of our mistakes, all of our fate yours and weaknesses all of the time, we blown it and the towns we ever will blow it and he forgave him the Good NEWS is not that God will forgive you the Good NEWS is. He has already forgiven you, like John
declared the Lamb of God, has taken away the sin of the world. Now. This second ice. Won't. Do you any good if you dont receive it? If you go around guilty condemned trying to pay God back, but you must I know the price has already been paid risk. his mercy receive his love everyday father. Thank you. That I am forgiven. Thank you that redeem accuser will tell you the opposite gods, not going to forgive you look what you ve done, look at the way you lived. You knew better than their its. to believe these lies go around with a heaviness with passion for lie at all HU a gentleman recently in he was so down on him sale.
telling me all the mistakes that he had made. Here's my question: do you think your mistake was too much for the blood, the crises? Do you think what you ve done? Some, has Tipp the scales and God, is taken of didn't see that when coming, I should in a better sacrifice. I could your stand. This reasoning, if we were still bring the blood of bulls and goats maybe we didn't get the right kind of animal, maybe did meet all the requirements for in those days are gone. You been redeemed by the sinless spotless, all powerful son of the living God, that's not ordinary blood. That's blood that defeated the enemy. its blood, the crush Satan's, hair blood. The keys of death, inhale blood that call the demon trimmed
If not, I average typical blood its blood it open, Blanda cured the leopard walked. Water com the seas the blood that restore the woman caught in adultery. its blood for gave the people who crucified here. What am I saying mistake you ve made is too much with this blood shake the deal we're living condemn. Feeling like you washed up and receive the forgiveness. We're under the better covenant, the new company Nor do we have to rely on the blood of bulls and goat. Wondering if our sins will be forgiven, open get some kind of temporary item because of the blood that question Our sins have been permanently taking care of this. what Paul said and Second Corinthians God
is not counting your sins against you. He has blotted them. How to many people live condemned, always thinking about their past mistakes- they vast God, forgive every day for the same thing. For the last four years, realize the fur Tom you ass! God, forgive you he's saying. Not counting that against two of already blotted out. If God, Let it go. Why don't you let it go? Why don't you Forgive yourselves and move forward with your lie. As law, Is your looking backwards, living regrets, beating yourself Overpass mistakes, you will ever step into the new things God has in store It's easy to go through life. Looking in the rearview mirror thinking what you should have done better? What didn't work out The reason the rearview mirror is so small and your when she is so big, is because
where you been is not nearly as important is where you're going reared other rearview mirror you been redeem, you been restore, vowed, didn't just cover your sins people, they now he's holding them against you as they put it. This way like a thick cloud, God has blotted out our sins. Think of mistakes, you're failures as a thick fog barely see anything, some Morland you wake up, and you can hardly see the house across the street. then, when the sun comes out that fog in a few minutes burns all it does blow away, doesn't move to the next city. It evaporates the sun, causes it to vanish. We all make mistakes. Have times that our life is clouded by What choice is clouded by sin, but when you God, forgive you the sun comes out is oh
he causes his like to shine and calls that to evaporate. It's gone. He says We're will not remember our sins anymore, not challenge quit remembering what God has forgotten quit bringing up was already been evaporated, you dwell on the past, We, your mistakes, all that's doing is causing a new cloud before trial. Simple God is for you. The enemy is against. You get to cast the deciding vote, which direction? Are you going to do believed, alas, live guilty. Thank you couldn't be good enough for God, except you. it says in the that God has already accepted. You he's already blotted out your sins, he's all Eddie shed his gloves. The question is where you receive Will you put your shoulders banks, hold your head up and start
like a child of the most TAT God, letting the sunshine in your life. After all, they could still done for us after the incredible price He paid on the cross. It bring him any honour for to go around feelin unworthy condemned. I can imagine, God, saying to the angels. I sit my son. I gave my best paid the ultimate sacrifice. What more could I do? No less do our part, and start believing that we are deem that we are forgiven. We have an everlasting release from our sins, for Reed's of years. The Israelites were in slavery, godsend plague after plague upon people that were holding them, but they were wouldn't change his mind. This law. plague was going to be very devastating. First born mail. of all. Their captors was going to be killed during the nine from the
where's born son of the Pharoah down to the first born son of the poorest parson, even first born of all their animals, we're going to be destroyed, but God gay the Israelites special instructions how to be protected from this plane Each man was Take a lamb for their family, had to be a one year old, male without spot or blemish, They were to sacrifice that lamb at dusk take some of the blood and put it on the top. Their door in. on the side of the door frame godsend When I see the blood over your door post I will know that you belong to me and I will ass over your house now harm will come near. You will destroy your enemies, you can imagine how careful they must have been to follow these instructions. I can hear the kids asking dead. Did you put the blow
on the door post, yet the wife say: let's go double check list, make sure it's still there at midnight. When the death Joe came through the land where for he saw the blood he pay Moreover, they were protected. My question today is: have you put this blood over your head? have you taken the lamb. The sacrifice as has already been made, we don't have to do it visit. like they did we're under the new covered it, but the principle Still the same. when you say as for me in my house, we will sort the Lord. What do you do it in a fact, you're putting the blood over your door post when the enemy coms and sees the blood he passes over? when you ve accepted the sacrifice of Christ, salvation that's a place of protection. Nowhere, informed against Cuba will prosper there blood, bloodline that the enemy cannot cross
The blood of an animal could keep them safe. How much more so can the blood of the son of the living by fate? We can say I put the blood over my house, put the blow over my children, I put the blood over my business when you are covered by the blood. The. Enemy doesn't have a choice he has to pass over. Now. I'm not saying that negative things will never happen. You'll never have a difficulty does not react. I'm saying nothing will happen without gods permission because of the blood there's a hedge around you in your family, you don't know, How many things came against you, but like the Israelites, because the blood they had to pass over Maybe sickness was headed you away, but saw the blood it kept on going that act,
should have taken your lie, but when the death angel saw the blood he said can't miss with I have no authority here. I have to pass over trouble at work. forces since your way to call strife in division discord when they came to your office and saw the blood they had to keep on going bad habits. Addictions sit toward your children to try to get them off course. Cause them to miss their destiny, When they arrived at your house and saw the blood they had to keep on going these forces of darkness or not me by what family you come from. But what church you go to How many good deed you do what they restock? Two is the blood over your lie. Have you put the blood over your children of family over your hale, all the day? Lord, thank you that we are covered by your blood when I
a little boy, my father to travel overseas alot at one point. There were five of US kids at home all under the age of twelve, my mother had our hands for ever Tat my father wit, to leave on a trip in view ITALY, one of those kids, would get sing for weeks everything be fine, but as soon as he started packing up somebody, you come down with a colder. Somebody get hurt playing one My brother Paul was jump up and down on his bed and fallen backwards and bouncing back. He missed calculated, went back and hit the headboard knocked himself out. Busted is hidden. we had to go, get stitches now we know what's wrong with him, but that that was right before my dad was gonna. Go on this major twin, it seem, like there are all these forces trying to keep my father from go. daddy, was so frustrating to God, I'm trying to go out and help the world and my own family starts fallen apart
last time. What to leave same thing. Somebody started to get sick this time. He decided to do something about it. He ask all of us, kids to come outside, he had us get in a line from the oldest. The youngest like we were form in a train he was leaving it, he turned around said I want you follow me and say what I say. started margin us around the perimeter of our property. Saying we put the blood we put the blood we put the blood neighbours when looking at their windows like this one, weird family, hard drive and hawking and wave- and I was only years old and I was embarrassed my father New, no shame but do you know from that day forward when he left? None of us godsend none of us God, her brother, Paul in chains didn't fix it, but
What am I saying today put the blood over your line, the blue, over your face, but the blood over you. Is it you don't have to march around your house, but you can't say father. I want to thank you that my children, my fine AIDS, is my hale, my future, that we are all covered by your blood in the scripture There- was a young lady that lived in Jericho named Ray. Had she was a prostitute. she wasn't raised in a family that knew anything about nodded. It look like she would miss her purpose. All the odds were against her, but God gives every person hands. There will be destiny moments where you can I a decision that will set on a better course to become who you were created, debate one day, Joshua sent men in despite the city of Jericho, got out. The despised were there. They would have been captured, except rehab took the
men, indoor home and hid them when the guard came back. She covered for them said that they weren't there saved their lives. These spots, we're so grateful they will. to come back with the Israelites and attack the city, but they Ray, had special instructions how she and her family could be saved, They told her to take a scarlet cord and hang it out the window of our house. Let it read to the ground, so it would be easy to see Then she was to bring everyone in her house that she wanted to say her parents, her children, her family, despised, promise, No one in that house would be harmed. These rights came back to attack the city. when they saw the scarlet core they knew they had to pass over right, have and her family would only ones that we're spare see he's spas, understood the pass over
They had heard stories how their relatives had put the blood over the door post had they had been protected. what they told rehab. As long stay under the scarlet cord you'll, be saying. The scarlet cord represents the blood the same principle today as long as you keep the blood over your lie Ray had enemies. What to pass. You by sickness will have to pass defeat. We'll have to pass your protected by the blood Genesis chapter War Eve gave birth to two sons Kane enable We're time came back very jealous of able eventually killed him came back home and acted like everything was fine, but God ask him where his brother was Keynes said I don't know and Mama brothers keeper said decaying the voice of your brother's blood, is crying out to me from the ground
God was saying you may have kid the body, but the blood is still speaking you tried to shut him up the problem. Is you can't shut the blood There was no body to seek for able his blood became. His own attorney came thought that he had the last word, didn't realize the blood still speaks when the soldiers crucified Jesus it look like his enemies had finally finished him all hanging on the tree. Bruised beaten, we're in a crown of once I haven't been spit upon marked in ridiculed, seem like they had the last lap when Jesus bowed his head and breed his last breath all of Heaven which silence the angels quit singing harps, quit plain dance, quit dancing? No music, no praise just an eerie silence. The earth
so troubled. It begin to shape an earthquake. The sun turned its back and refuse to look three in the afternoon darkness covered the are the sole yours, who crucifying said: surely he was the Son of God. How can I Jim Satan and the forces of darkness when they saw Jesus blood. Being down into the earth. They thought. Finally, we got rid of it. Finally, we shut him off. We have proved here's his. blood. What they didn't realize is too thousand years later, his blood would still be speaking. They would have never crucified him had they know when we like a mistake, his blood. Still cries out for mercy. when we're sing his says biomass If you were here when we provision, his blood says I became poor so that you
could become well off, blood is still crying out for freedom, option salvation abundance, they may have crucified his body, but they couldn't keep his blood from speaking there's Satan and all the demons or up their celebrating, given Five confetti go. One off looks like that just won? The Superbowl They see. This figure start coming toward them. They can't figure out who we his eyes or like fire his face so brilliant. It radiates like the sun, makes them turn away. Jesus says to them: you better put the party own home. The champagne a little bit too early, I was dead, but I am alive for he's not only defeated Satan Buddy, took away. The keys of death inhale the if your says he rendered him powerless
One version says he brought him. Do not noughties zero, You may be facing some obstacles, but the Good NEWS is the blood speaks for you, The blood says you're more than a conqueror. The blood says you can do all things do cried. The blood says that since then a fool you are greater the forces that are against you, so We make mistakes in life. We can guilty and condemned, or we can let the blood speak for us. Father you that I am forgiven. Our receive your mercy we face an illness. We can accept it, as lot in life or we can let the bloodstained father q that you were wounded, promote transgressions by your stripes. I am here when people come against as we get upset, try to pay him bat or we can let the bloodstained father. Thank you that your mob index you said the trap the enemy sent. For me. They would fall in themselves, Kane,
was a farmer. Spain is why planning seeds and work in the ground invited able out into his field and that's where he killed him April's blow Went down into the earth God toll Kane, From now on you be able to produce any crops on this land cause the innocent blood of your brother went into the earth. It has put stop to what you use today. this is symbolic of what Jesus did for us. He left Heaven and came into the enemies land when he his innocent blood on cavalry that blood went down into the earth? What the enemy used to be able to do, because the blood has been there not going to work anymore, things that used to grow, so to speak, addictions, bad habits, a temper. The blood has cancelled better
There are sees that were planted in us as a child by the enemy territory. Get us off course. As an adult, Normally they just grow and become a part of who we are, but because the blood has been there, it is put a stop to it and instead of accepting things that you know are less thing gods best. Why don't you say so say in Father. I want to thank you that the blow that your son, Jesus shared has, and sold out every negative seed in my life father. Thank you whatever it is, that is cancelled. This addiction, this oppression. This spirit of lack Lord I want to thank, that I am pointing when you thank God for the blood, the enemies, tremble. the blood remind them of their defeat, remind them that what they used to be able to do. They cannot do any more. John said in revelation, we overcome by the blood of the land. I'm asking you to keep this blow,
Will your life over Europe over and over your business over your future. if you do this God promises he will protect you he'll call things to pass, over. You now believe and declare because the blow is still speaking, every generational curse is being broken strongholds or coming down. What's held you back in the past, will hold you back no more ass, the victory US big breakthroughs hell restoration, the phone of your destiny, Jesus name. And if you receive it today, can you say that we never like to oppose our broadcast without giving you an opportunity to make Geez The Lord of your life would you play with me just say Oh Jesus repent of my sins. Come into my heart you're, my Lord and Savior Prince. If you play
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