“Behold! I have given you authority and power to trample upon serpents and scorpions, and [physical and mental strength and ability] over all the power that the enemy [possesses]; and nothing shall in any way harm you.”
– Luke 10:19
Growing up in the church I often heard people say “I plead the blood” while they were praying for someone or encouraging someone who was facing something difficult. I heard it so much that I started saying it without really knowing exactly what it meant. It sounded good and people that I trusted said it, so I did too. At the time I had no idea, but it is a very powerful statement. When a lawyer is pleading their case, they are presenting evidence to support their claim. We are doing the same thing when we plead the blood of Jesus. The blood that He shed on the cross is our evidence and the only evidence that we need to prove that we are no longer guilty. The redemptive power of the blood frees us from our sins, our sickness, our shame, and any other charges that the enemy may try to bring against us. When we plead the blood of Christ we are invoking all of the power and authority that comes with it. Luke 10:19 says that God has given us authority and power over all the power of the enemy. That is why we can stand up against the enemy with confidence and say “nothing shall in any way harm me. I am covered in the blood; now back away from me Satan.” It’s why Satan and all his minions have to obey!
If you don’t already, I would encourage you to plead the blood over yourself and your family every day. Remind the enemy of the authority and power that you have been given through the blood of Christ and command that he stay away.
Confession for today: “God I thank you for making a way so that I could be redeemed from the curse of the law and sin through the precious blood of Jesus. I plead the blood over myself and my family today. I confess Your word as it says in Luke 10:19 that You have given me power and authority over the enemy and that nothing shall harm me or my family. I am covered and protected because of the blood, so enemy you must flee!”
Let your light shine,