Scripture Reading: 1 Samuel 17:45-49
Let us begin today’s message with the word of God in the book of Samuel. “You have given me a shield for protection and Your help has made me great.” (2 Sam. 22:36). Sometimes, it is necessary to reassure ourselves from time to time that we have a mighty weapon for battle. This is because believers can become so familiar with these weapons that they lose sense of how great and powerful these divine tools of battle are. It is also possible to fall into the temptation of not using them as we should, simply because we have trivialized their importance and need in our daily warfare against evil. Worst still, is the negligence that exists among Christians towards not realizing that this world is a battlefield. Let us refresh our minds again of these weapon, THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST, THE NAME OF JESUS, THE HOLY FIRE OF GOD, and THE WORD OF GOD. As these weapons are being pronounced, let it carry power. As we discuss them one after the other, let us ask for the grace not to lose sight of their need in our daily walk with God.
THE BLOOD OF JESUS: Believers can fall into this temptation of thinking that even when they plead the “Blood of Jesus”, that nothing happens. Today, we are called in our prayers to plead the Blood of Jesus, which speaks better things than the blood of Abel to save us. Make up spontaneous prayers especially within you pleading the Blood of
Jesus. Prayers like this, “O saving Blood of Jesus, save this your child in prostitution”. “Precious Blood your going out and in your coming in, plead the Blood for the salvation of nations that have forsaken the ways of God. In your prayers, plead the Blood for as many who have gone astray and are at the verge of losing their life eternally. Plead it around your environment especially before you sleep. Plead the Blood in your work places, business premises, and market places. “The Blood will be a sign on the houses where you live. I will see the Blood and pass over you, and you will escape the mortal plague when I strike the land of Egypt”. Let us continue tomorrow.
Acts 15:22-31; Ps 57:8-9.10-12 (R.10a); Accl Jn 15:15b; Gosp Jn 15:12-17 WEEKDAY OF EASTER
1. Take this song: “The Blood of Jesus set me free, from sin and sorrow, the Blood of Jesus set me free.”
2. Take the prayer of “Pleading the Blood of Jesus” in “Amen: It is Done”. (Page 79)
Exercise: Share this reflection with someone today.
Meditation: Zechariah 9:11.