Over the holidays my church connect group leader suggested we re-gift or make homemade gifts for our secret Santa game. I chose to regift and recreate a blessing given to me a few years ago while attending Kingdom Vision International Church in Columbus, Miss. The pastor there blessed us with "90 days of ridiculous praise," in which he gave us a list of 90 scripture-based affirmations to meditate and pray on over a 3 month period.
This simple idea changed my life. I was able to learn about the Bible and use it as a guide and crutch through life simultaneously without feeling ignorant.
So I shared this idea with my group.
Now I'm sharing it with you. So for the next 30 days, I'm going to focus on specific scriptures that may be useful in dealing with or understanding everyday issues!
The first three are based on a study guide my husband found at Creflo Dollar Ministries.
Worshiping through the blood of Jesus is something we are personally working on at home right now, as we explore and strengthen our faith at home.
Empowered by the Blood of Jesus: Five Points of Victory
When Jesus was beaten, tormented, scourged, and nailed to the cross, blood poured from His back, head, hands, and feet; and He was also pierced in His side. Each place from which His blood flowed is significant because it represents a unique aspect of our deliverance. It is through these five points of victory that we have complete redemption and victory over satanic oppression.
- The Five Points of Victory from which Jesus’ blood flowed:
- His back, which endured the stripes needed to bring about our healing.
- Pilate had Jesus scourged (John 19:1).
- A scourge is not a whip; it is a multi-headed torture device with a thick handle and 39 long branches.
- Sharp objects such as small stones, bones, metal, and glass were fastened to the end of each branch.
- When prisoners were scourged, they were stripped, bound, and forced to lie face down. Their bare flesh was then “scourged.”
- When the scourge made contact with a person’s flesh, the objects at the end of each branch tore the flesh off.
- Jesus’ body was so badly marred by the abuse He endured that He was unrecognizable.
- His head, which bore the crown of thorns.
- His hands, which were nailed to the cross.
- His feet, which were nailed to the cross.
- His side, which was pierced by the Roman soldier.
- “He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him: and with his stripes we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5).
- The brutal scourging on Jesus’ back is the price He paid for our divine healing.
- “Surely he hath born our griefs, and carried our sorrows” (Isaiah 53:4).
- Jesus took on our grief and sorrows.
- We can be completely free from pain, sickness, and infirmities when we activate our faith in the blood of Jesus Christ.
- We activate our faith by proclaiming our complete deliverance from sickness and disease— because of His sacrifice.
- During His ministry on Earth, Jesus went about doing good and healing all those who were oppressed by the devil (Acts 10:38).
- Jesus cast out demons that were oppressing people and healed many people who were sick.
- Some illnesses are the result of demonic oppression (Matthew 8:16).
- If we believe and rely on Him we will see the glory of God (John 11:40, AMP).
- We do not have to beg God to heal us.
- We can come to Him in confidence, knowing that Jesus paid for our healing with the stripes on His back.
- John 19:1
- Isaiah 53:3-5
- Acts 10:38
- Matthew 8:16
- John 11:40, AMP