Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Power in the Blood, Part 1

Blood alone moves the wheels of history. ~Martin Luther

In the past two years of my life, I have learned more about the Blood of Jesus than in the previous 30 years of my life thanks to Pastors Bert & Charne and 3C Ministries. And I feel confident enough to say that I believe it IS and will always be at the top of the list of the single greatest teachings that have changed my way of thinking, living, breathing, approaching people & life.

To know, to understand, to appreciate and to TRY to comprehend the power in the Blood of Jesus is to transform HOW we understand the Father and the gift of eternal life, HOW we reach out to people and share the love of Jesus, and HOW we approach daily living as a follower of Jesus.

Blood represents life. In your blood, you can find out all kinds of things -- your DNA, any health issues, your blood type, etc. So when we accept Jesus' sacrifice on the cross by asking for forgiveness for our sins & transgressions, we are acknowledging the NECESSITY that His Blood holds for our very existence. We, then, spiritually speaking, receive a blood transfusion. When you receive a blood transfusion, that new life becomes a part of you -- the new blood fuses with your blood and then become one. The new blood causes the areas of your body that were suffering to breathe new life again. That is how it is with the Blood of Jesus....His Blood transforms your blood, your life, your heart and you actually take on HIS nature, HIS love, HIS transforming power. Where you were dying, you will now live -- but LIVE a life beyond what you knew before.

Blood is the life source for all living creatures -- man & animal. When the blood is drained, the life is depleted. When Jesus' Blood was drained, his human life was finished, however, when he rose again, NOW, that human life had a greater purpose. It was pure, miraculous, different than any blood in human history. Through the Blood, death became life....for US!

When you believe, His Blood is precious!!

Read the words of Peter below to understand WHY His Blood is so precious....

I Peter 1:18-23

18 For you know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors. And the ransom he paid was not mere gold or silver. 19 It was the precious blood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God. 20 God chose him as your ransom long before the world began, but he has now revealed him to you in these last days.

21 Through Christ you have come to trust in God. And you have placed your faith and hope in God because he raised Christ from the dead and gave him great glory.

22 You were cleansed from your sins when you obeyed the truth, so now you must show sincere love to each other as brothers and sisters.d]" style="font-size: 0.75em; line-height: 0.5em; ">[d] Love each other deeply with all your heart.e]" style="font-size: 0.75em; line-height: 0.5em; ">[e]

23 For you have been born again, but not to a life that will quickly end. Your new life will last forever because it comes from the eternal, living word of God.

**Come back tomorrow for my personal application & recent revelation of how the understanding of the blood specifically applies in my life.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Wow! So I have REALLY neglected my poor little blog over these past few weeks, but with great reason...so I hope you will indulge me in a little life review.

In the last 6 weeks we have packed up our belongings and moved out of our South African home, travelled to Cape Town for a beautiful week with Arno's parents, flew the LONG 18+ hours to arrive in Maryland, spent a week visiting with friends and family, flew, AGAIN, this time, to Haiti to arrive in the loving arms of Mom & Dad, rested & visited & worked for two weeks while there, and have FINALLY now just arrived back from my birthplace two days ago.

We were literally on the soil of three DIVERSE countries in 10 days and while I LOVE travel, I am glad to stay put for a time to hear from the Lord about this next journey & season.

I have so many thoughts and learning experiences that I would like to share, but as I am still LEARNING and EXPERIENCING in many ways, please bear with me as I sort through my thoughts to share this aspect of my journey. It is exciting and SUPER scary, but I know the Lord's hand continues to be heavily upon us!

Thanks to so many of you for your words of encouragement, your prayers, and your love. While invaluable in any season of life, it is a lifeline to me during this time!

Just a little teaser for upcoming posts.....

The 5 senses delight in Capetown

I am 3 people.

Cleaning off the ashes

Rediscovering my identity

...just to name a few!


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