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Shedding of Blood

The pressure was so great on Jesus as He wrestled with God in the garden that he sweated blood. Then, bits of bone or metal, sharp on long straps of leather were slung about His body, ripping off His flesh. He was left right at the point of death. Because of these 39 bloody stripes on His back, we can be healed. Next, a crown of thorns was pushed down on His head. The curse on Adam and Eve, therefore on all mankind, had demanded thorns to grow and frustrate man’s efforts. Every bit of the curse was being undone as His blood flowed.

“Because of the sacrifice of the Messiah, his blood poured out on the altar of the Cross, we’re a free people – free of penalties and punishments chalked up by all our misdeeds. And not just barely free, either. Abundantly free!” (Ephesians 1:7-8; MSG)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  1. Thank the Lord for healing Your mind. Pray for everyone you know who suffers from mental illness, worry, anxiety and fear. Jesus shed blood so that these things can be healed.

  2. Thank the Lord for healing your body. Pray for everyone you know with a physical illness. Jesus was whipped until His blood flowed and by His stripes we have already been healed. Appropriate the healing.

  3. Thank the Lord for the healing of your soul – your will and emotions. If your efforts are frustrated, realize that as His child you are no longer living under the curse. You are free to move forward as He leads. Go!

A prayer you can pray:

Dear Lord, thank you for the shedding of Your blood. You shed Your blood, so that I may be free and may pray that others be set free as well. Heal the fearful, the anxious and the mentally ill. Heal those with every manner of physical disease. Heal those who feel they cannot move forward in their lives, as if they are living under a curse. Heal our nation, Lord. I proclaim that we are healed through the blood of Jesus, Amen.

Today’s decree:

Jesus shed His blood so that we could be completely healed and completely set free to live for Him!

Gethsemane

Judas knew where to find Jesus – in His place of prayer. Jesus’ struggle would last three hours long as He wrestled with the greatest stress any human being could endure – for us. He didn’t pray glib prayers. He knew what was coming, and while He wanted to be in the comfort of His friends, He knew this was something He had to face on His own. He was deeply grieved, anguished, even overwhelmed, but He didn’t stop working this through with the Father. Redemption had begun.

“He went forward a little, and fell face downward on the ground, and prayed, ‘My Father! If it is possible, let this cup be taken away from me. But, I want your will, not mine.’” (Matthew 26:39; TLB)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  1. Read Matthew 26:36-42. Sit and think about what Jesus was going through. He wrestled with God for the grace to finish His task – our salvation, our lives, even the future of our nation! Such a great price. We can’t even comprehend it!

  2. Worship the Lord, for He is worthy!

  3. Tell Him that you want to do His Will and follow His Word. Ask Him for grace to do whatever He says, no matter how hard! He understands.

A prayer you can pray:

Jesus, I can’t even begin to understand the level of anguish You were dealing with as You wrestled in the Garden of Gethsemane for the grace to go to the cross. Your humanity was showing, showing me how great the cost of our salvation was to You, the cost of Your future plans – even the establishment of this nation. I worship You for You are worthy to be worshipped. Grant me the grace that I need to follow You wherever You are going. Amen.

Today’s decree:

Jesus is worthy of all worship and praise and adoration and exaltation!

The Victory Meal

The last supper was an expression of the new covenant and the cup of victory. In Genesis 14:18, Abram met King Melchizedek. As a gesture of victory and establishment of covenant, Melchizedek brought out the bread and the wine and the king and Abram partook together. Jesus deviated from the standard Passover meal and brought out the bread and the wine. In a display of His covenant with them, the King served the children of Abraham. Victory was coming!

“…Jesus took the bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them and said, ‘Take, eat; this is My body.’ Then He took the cup…and He said to them, ‘This is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many.’” (Mark 14: 22-24; NKJV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  1. If you have bread and grape juice or wine, go get some and prepare to take communion – just you and the Lord, or include your family or prayer group.

  2. Take a few minutes and thank the Lord for your salvation – the victory of the cross manifested!

  3. Thank the Lord that He has established the United States to be in covenant with Him. Reaffirm your personal covenant and our nation’s covenant with Him as you take communion. Victory is coming!

  4. Using the scripture above in Mark, read it aloud and take communion.

A prayer you can pray:

Father, thank you so much for sending Jesus to form a new covenant between You and Your people. Thank you for saving me! Thank you that you have also formed a covenant with the United States of America when You established our nation for Your divine purposes. As I take communion now, I ask You to remember these covenants, Lord, and may all of Your plans be victorious! Amen.

Today’s decree:

The victory of the cross is going to be manifested throughout our nation, which is in eternal covenant with God!

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