Applying the Blood
Power over the Enemy
- by Cesar Castellanos
“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.” Revelation 12:11 NKJV
“Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel and said to them, “Pick out and take lambs for yourselves according to your families, and kill the Passover lamb. 22 And you shall take a bunch of hyssop, dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and strike the lintel and the two doorposts with the blood that is in the basin. And none of you shall go out of the door of his house until morning. 23 For the LORD will pass through to strike the Egyptians; and when He sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, the LORD will pass over the door and not allow the destroyer to come into your houses to strike you.” Exodus 12:21-23 NKJV
Without applying the blood with the hyssop, the people did not receive the effects of the blood. It was available, but it had to be applied to receive the benefits.
The “word of our testimony” is the New Testament hyssop. The hyssop becomes the confession we make regarding the blood of the lamb.
4 Confessions of Faith – Applying the Blood of Jesus
“In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.” Ephesians 1:7 NKJV
Confession: “By the blood of Jesus, I have been redeemed! I have been rescued from the power of the enemy. Satan has no power over my life. I have been set free from his dominion and translated into the kingdom of Jesus Christ! By the blood of Jesus, all my sins have been forgiven. ALL MY SINS HAVE BEEN FORGIVEN!”
“But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.” 1 John 1:7 NKJV
The blood of Jesus has cleansed us and continues cleansing us from our weaknesses.
Confession: “Because I walk in the light, the blood of Jesus Christ is cleansing me right now and continuously of all sin and all wickedness.”
“God shows His love to us, in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us. We are justified by His blood.” Romans 5:8-9 NKJV
“For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” 2 Corinthians 5:21 NKJV
This confession proclaims that the blood has given me justification. When we make the confession about what the blood did for us we are rebuking the accusing spirit of guilt and condemnation. The enemy tries to remind us of the terrible things that we have done in the past. We combat this by speaking, “by the blood of Jesus I have been justified and God sees me as if I have never sinned.”
Confession: “By the blood of Jesus, I have been justified and God sees me as if I have never sinned.”
“Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people with His own blood, suffered outside the gate.” Hebrews 13:12 NKJV
The blood of Jesus makes us holy. God sees us as pure and holy. The nature of God is holiness. In God there is no sin.
When we confess, “by the blood of Jesus, I have been sanctified,” we are decreeing that the character of God, the character of holiness, is within our lives.
“But you have come to Mount Zion, to the heavenly Jerusalem, the city of the living God. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly, 23to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the judge of all men, to the spirits of righteous men made perfect, “to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel.” Hebrews 11:22-24 NKJV
Confession: “By the blood of Jesus I’ve been redeemed. I have been rescued from the power of the enemy. Satan does not have any power over my life because I have been set free from his dominion and have been translated into the kingdom of Jesus Christ. By the blood of Jesus, all of my sins have been forgiven. By the blood of Jesus, I am renewed because I walk in the light. The blood of Jesus is cleansing me now and continuously of all sin. By the blood of Jesus, I am made righteous. God sees me as if I have never sinned. By the blood of Jesus, I am made holy. Lord Jesus, thank you for your blood because now it testifies on my behalf. It rebukes the dragon, the old serpent, the demons, the forces of wickedness, the blood of Jesus itself rebukes sickness, rebukes oppression, it rebukes the curse, it rebukes anguish and the evil is cast out of my home…. Out of my ministry… out my finances…… out of my family… out of my life! Now the power of Jesus Christ lives, lives, lives within me!