Blood Covenants Have been around for centuries
Have you ever read or heard about blood covenants and the things that go on behind closed doors in crazy rituals… or is that just in movies?
Blood covenants have actually been around for centuries and as followers of Jesus, there is one blood covenant we can access that is the most powerful in the universe. If you want access to greater power and breakthrough in your daily life keep reading.
Jesus taught, “When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own house, his possessions are safe. But when someone stronger attacks and overpowers him, he takes away the armor in which the man trusted and divides up his plunder” (see Luke 11:21). There are some things we can take care of ourselves, but sometimes we need someone stronger. That someone is Jesus.
Jesus vs. The strong man
We see this in the practical in the book of Mark. Jesus was traveling to Gerasenes by boat. In this region was a strong man with an “unclean” spirit. The townspeople had tried everything to restrain him. He would easily break the shackles to pieces. He was simply too strong, empowered by demonic forces. The people were powerless to do anything about him. However, the very moment that Jesus landed on the shore, this man ran out and fell before him, worshipping (see Mark 5). One stronger was now here!
So how do we partner with this kind of power? The kind that demonic forces bow to? The kind that heals diseases and redeems dead situations?
We access this same power through the blood covenant Jesus did on our behalf. The re-enactment of this blood covenant is known as “communion.” We are acknowledging our common union with Jesus whose blood paid the ultimate price for our freedom and full restoration. His blood gives us power.
What does that look like in practice in our lives?
Jesus vs. Witch Doctors
I read about a story from Northern Turkana in Kenya. The region had been in drought for years with no end in sight. It was believed that this drought was a result of the ongoing blood sacrifices carried out by witch doctors that would take place on a nearby mountain. The local tribal leaders felt powerless to change anything. Then God inspired a young woman to travel to that region to help bring freedom. She gathered the tribal leaders together saying “there is one blood covenant that is stronger than all the other blood covenants – it is the blood of Jesus, the Son of God.” She then led them in communion and poured some of the wine out on the ground. The next moment, lightning struck the nearby mountain where the sacrifices were taking place. One Stronger was here! Rains came and broke the drought. A few years later, I personally got to go to the same region and not only was there rain, we got stuck in the mud because of too much rain! Jesus’ blood breaks curses and changes the weather.
Jesus vs. Nightmares & Sickness
Another outcome of the most powerful blood covenant happened when my family was on vacation. During this trip my daughter
got very sick and couldn’t physically participate in any of the vacation activities. This affected the whole family and put a big downer on the experience. Not only that, I was experiencing very unusual nightmares that I woke from in a sweat. It was not fun. After the second day of this, I had the thought that this probably wasn’t us – something else was going on and we needed stronger help. So, as a family, we decided to have communion together and poured some of it out on the ground around the house where we were staying. From that moment on there were no more nightmares, and my daughter’s health began to significantly improve. One Stronger was here! Jesus’ blood cleanses and heals and protects us from night terrors.
Jesus vs. seizures
Another testimony of communion was sent to me by a businesswoman who is part of our Heaven in Business community. She had a seizure disorder for 30 years. Every time she had tried to get off the drugs, she went into grand mal seizures and she felt resigned to this for life. A friend suggested turning her medication into a time of communion where she would take the pills and water as an emblem of the body and blood of Jesus. The initial result was an increase in daily joy. Six months had passed and one day she completely forgot to take her medicine. This was very unlike her. In the moment of realization, she heard the voice of the Lord tell her she was healed. Forgetting to take her prescription at any point in the previous 30 years would have had devastating results. In a moment she went from 3 pills per night for 30 years to complete healing, with zero effects of withdrawal. One Stronger was here! Jesus’ blood heals our diseases.
Jesus vs. surprise bills
Finally, I filed my end of year tax returns and the accountant responded saying I had a $15,000 tax bill largely due to a single gift that year. My reaction was to spiral downwards beating myself up thinking how irresponsible I had been in stewarding our finances. At that moment my wife, Janine, suggested I should respond from Heaven’s perspective. I took the lies I was believing and wrote them on tissue paper. I then had communion over the lies and declared the provision that Jesus paid for. My problem was not a surprise to Him. He had a solution for this. I then tore up the lies, declaring what Jesus paid for was more than enough for my situation. Shortly afterward I got an email to call my accountant who had some extra questions. After answering her questions she simply stated that the gift was in fact a nontaxable contribution and as such my new final tax payment would be…. zero! One Stronger was here. Jesus’ blood releases solutions for more than enough provision.
Jesus is the one stronger
Whatever you are facing right now, Jesus is the One Stronger and He is here to help you. The covenant made with His blood is full and final and provides for you physically, emotionally, spiritually, mentally, financially and relationally. He is MORE THAN ENOUGH. I encourage you to access what He has done for you by taking a moment right now and having communion, remembering what He has done and declaring His blood covenant over your situation.
For more on the topic of communion check out The Power of Communion by Beni Johnson.
Andy Mason comes from New Zealand and has 15+ years experience helping individuals and organizations discover and align with purpose, then develop practical steps to make dreams a reality.He has worked for a national consultancy firm and leading financial institution as well as investing in international community development.Andy is the director of Heaven in Business and together with his wife, Janine, leads Dream Culture – a movement catalyzing people to discover and live their dreams. Andy and Janine live with their four children in Redding, CA. For more check out the AndyandJanine.com