What the Old-Timers Knew
BEFORE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD
Pleading the Blood
The Great Courtroom
....The devil is come down unto you, having great
wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but
a short time
This is the reason why we seem to be attacked at every turn at this late hour. The rat knows his time is nearly up. I've heard most of you tell of problems, illnesses, accidents and persecutions. Guess who is behind it ultimately? Now, let's back up a verse.
"And they overcame him by the blood of the lamb and their testimony..."
The Blood of Jesus! It is our primary weapon in the final hour of this age. God deals in appointed times. He is never late. The Hebrew word for this is "Mo'ed," which literally translated means a set time or appointment. In Israel today, if a person has a dentist's appointment, he says he has a mo'ed. satan knows the time. he knows it's short and when the mo'ed is reached, he will be evicted and thrown into the pit. He is furiously defying his impending doom.
Today, please go to your Bible and read the aforementioned Scriptures and also read: Luke 4:6; 2 Corinthians 4:4; Matthew 8:29; Mark 16:17; James 4:7; Psalm 34: 19, 20; Psalm 91; 2 John 1:4
Old-Timers in Pentecost knew how to make much of the blood. I'm going to give you some excerpts from some of their books. First, a statement from Dr. Kenneth Hagin's book, "The Triumphant Church."
"Every benefit and blessing we possess
in our redemption, including complete
and total victory over Satan, is based
on Jesus and His triumph over Satan
at the cross. We have victory over Satan
because of Jesus' shed Blood. The old-
timers in Pentecost understood a truth
about the Blood of Jesus. They would plead
the Blood against the devil. That's scriptural."
Dr. Hagin further tells of a missionary, in the early part of this century, who overcame the always deadly sting of a venomous scorpion by saying, "I plead the Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ against this scorpion sting." All the natives watched and waited for her to die, and when she suffered no ill effects, most of them accepted Jesus. Now, let's read a passage from a book by Mrs. C. Nuzum which was first published in 1928. Mrs. Nuzum was a missionary to Mexico, and was "born sick" according to her testimony. Crippled with rheumatism throughout childhood and early adulthood, she was given up to die by the best doctors----until she received divine healing.
"For 27 years, I was never free from pain....But
now at the age of 71, I am doing the work of three
women and have not lain in bed from sickness
for so long that I cannot remember when I did so last."
She believed and demonstrated, "God is not willing that we should be overcome even once (by satan), (He) always causeth us to triumph in Christ---not one failure as we obey and trust."
"God has given us a wonderful weapon to use, the blood of Jesus.
This is our weapon, our shield, our hiding place...... "
"In Revelation 12:11 we are told that, "They overcame him by the blood
of the lamb, and by the word of their testimony." Sin, temptation, sickness,
disease, everything that comes from Satan is included in that. The Blood
overcame him. When anything is overcome it has no more power. This
book says they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word
of their testimony. Not merely by your word or their word, but by your
testimony to what God has done coupled with your faith in the Blood
is the overcoming accomplished. No matter in what way the enemy comes, whether in discouragement, temptation, sickness, or any other way,
he is overcome by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of our testimony."
Mrs. Nuzum knew about the power, and proved her weapons. She was up against things that match any present day situations.
"I want to give you some instances showing that God does really stand
by His promises concerning the Blood."
"I was down in Mexico when so many bandits were active, and at one
time was in a town when the United States authorities sent us word to
get out, that we were in great danger, the red-flaggers were coming.
The Mexican authorities also sent us word to get out. Nearly all the
families went away and they asked me to go, but God did not give me
any liberty to go, although the authorities did not promise me any
protection. However, I told them I was not looking to them to take care
of me, but was trusting God; and, as He was taking care of me, I was
just as safe surrounded by those marauders as when alone."
"One day I heard a noise and looking out, I saw...soldiers coming. I never
thought of danger, although the road ran very close to my door. I went
and stood in the doorway to look in their faces and see what they were
like (I tell this to show how God had taken the fear away). I was in a large
adobe house all alone with God, and I went to bed and slept sweetly all
night. These soldiers were in the town two days and nights, and usually
they took the largest house in town (I was in the largest), but they entered
every house except mine, and did not come into my house at all......."
"The blood avails for all things; it is our protection against everything
if we will cry out for it and trust in it. At one time I walked to a town
about six miles distant, as the mules and horses were all away. On my
way back I was some distance from any house, when I saw a company
of men sitting and drinking muscale (...whiskey), and I saw they were
becoming quite drunk with it. I left the path and circled around, but perceiving
one of them had seen me and was coming after me as fast as he could,
and was rapidly gaining on me at every step; I saw my danger and cried
out for the Blood to protect me from this drunken man. Almost immediately
his attention was attracted by some little thing along the road and he
seemed to forget all about me...."
In Mrs. Nuzum's accounts and many other old-timers's accounts show that they put much emphasis on the Blood. They prayed it, sang about it, and preached it. Most of our songs about the Blood come from this time. satan has tried to rob the church of these teachings on the Blood. The rat is afraid of it. Slowly songs about the Blood and sermons about the Blood started to be left out, but satan does not have his way. They are coming back. Old-timer Carl Roos said before he went to heaven, "Make much of the Blood, and it will make much of you." All these people honored the Blood and had faith in it's power. When trouble came, believe you me, they used it. They set watch with it (A Blood watch). I shared excerpts from the book, "Hold Fast That Which Thou Hast," by Mrs. C. Nuzum. Now we continue to look at what the Old-Timers knew.
There are two doors described by Mrs. Nuzum through which satan uses to enter and "take a place."
"We are all in the land of the enemy and are subject to his attacks in
spirit, soul and body, but God says, "Give no place to the devil"
(Ephesians 4:27). That means that he cannot take a place in us when he
attacks us if we do not let him. We open the way for him to come in if
we sin; the smallest sin we commit in word, deed, or thought, gives
place for the devil to do us harm."
Behind door number one, we find sin, which is the obvious way. Praise Jesus for the cleansing power of His Blood. Praise God for 1 John 1:9. There is another door, however, that is less obvious, and through which satan comes to harm the innocents.
"God's remedy always accomplishes just what God says it will
accomplish---overcome the enemy. But watchfulness is the price of
constant victory. 'Be vigilant (watch all the time) because your
adversary the devil as a roaring lion walketh about, seeking whom he
may devour' (1 Peter 5:8)."
"Our enemy is so set on our destruction that he never sleeps, or neglects
to follow after us to destroy us. How sad that we, who have so much at
stake, should be less diligent than he. A failure to watch, also gives the
devil a place in us or permits him to return. 'I say unto all, Watch.' We
are not safe from his attacks one moment, without the Blood of Jesus.
As soon as we waken in the morning we should cry for the Blood to be
upon us, within us, around us, and between us and all evil and the
author of evil. The last thing before we sleep we should, in the same
way, cry for the protection of the Blood....."
"Oh, that we could rouse ourselves to a greater intensity in the things of
God. We are so halfhearted and yet we must overcome an enemy that
is constantly alert and ready to take advantage of all carelessness and
neglect. Soldiers are severely dealt with for even a small carelessness or
neglect. If we neglect to watch, can God call us good soldiers? Oh, how
much we suffer because we fail to watch all the time. 'I say unto all,
Watch.' Not one person is excused from watching. We shall never in
this life get to a place where the enemy cannot attack us, but God is not
willing that we should be overcome even once, 'always causeth us to
triumph in Christ'---not one failure as we obey and trust."
These are the two doors that satan uses to get to us as God's children,
and we must learn to keep them closed. The Old-Timers set up watch both through the Word and the Blood. They drew Blood lines that satan COULD NOT cross.
The church the Lord Jesus Christ comes to receive unto
Himself will not be a downtrodden, backslidden, weakened
church, but will be filled with the glory of God.
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth
So much happened in the above verse, and only God could make it sound so simple.
And the earth was was without form or void; and darkness
was upon the face of the deep....
According to Billye Brim's book, "The Blood and the Glory," God did not create the earth without form and void. The original language of the Bible reveals this fact. The Hebrew words translated "without form and void" are the rhyming words tohu va' bohu (toe'-who vah bow'-who). A Hebrew English lexicon defines them as: Tohu: formlessness, confusion, unreality, emptiness, chaos, waste. Bohu: emptiness. Va means "and." God didn't create the earth as tohu va' bohu. This would go against the biblical criteria for God's work, because God's work is perfect.
He is the rock, his works are perfect,
and all his ways are just.
His work is glorious.
Glorious and majestic are his deeds,
and his righteousness endures forever
Now look at Isaiah 45:18
For thus saith the Lord that created the heavens;
God himself that formed the earth and made it;
he hath established it, he created it not in vain (tohu),
he formed it to be inhabited: I am the Lord; and there is none else
Further explanation by Billye Brim reveals that the Hebrew word translated "was" in Genesis 1:2 is enlightening for the fact that the lexicon gives the basic meaning of this verb as fall out, come to pass, become, be, happen, occur. With the meaning of so it came to pass, the KJV translates the same word "and it was so" in Genesis 1:7, 9, 11, 15, 24, 30. The KJV also translates this word, "And it came to pass..." in many places. Genesis 12:14 is one of them. According to E.W. Bullinger's statement in The Companion Bible, "Not created tohu(Isaiah 45:18), but became tohu(Genesis 1:2, 2 Peter 3:5,6). What happened between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2? Something catastrophic must have happened. Millions, perhaps billions of years lie between 1:1 and 1:2. God created Adam around 6000 years ago. Science estimates that the earth is approximately 4 billion years old.
Bullinger calls it, "The world that then was."(2 Peter 3:5,6). Earth was inhabitable according to Isaiah 45:18. Dinosaurs could have been a part of "the world that then was." They were here a very long time ago. So now science asks, "What happened to the dinosaurs?" They all seem to agree that one catastrophic event wiped them out. They think an asteroid hit the earth and caused mass extinction of animal life. Could it have been the day Lucifer fell? A good reference Bible connects Genesis 1:2 and Jeremiah 4:23.
And I beheld the earth, and lo, it was without form, and void
(tohu va' bohu); and the heavens, and they had no light.
24 I beheld the mountains, and lo, they trembled, and all the
hills moved lightly. 25 I beheld, and lo, there was no man,
and all the birds of the heavens were fled. 26 I beheld, and,
lo, the fruitful place was a wilderness, and all the cities thereof
were broken down at the presence of the LORD, and by his
fierce anger. 27 For thus hath the LORD said, The whole
land shall be desolate; yet will I not make a full end.
God showed Jeremiah the past, and Jeremiah saw the day when judgement fell on "the world that then was." It was tohu va' bohu. Light was not there. God had removed it, and not natural light for God is light (1 John 1:5).
Life was gone and not even the birds remained. When God removed His light, everything died instantly. Mountains and hills shook. All the cities were destroyed. The world had cities at that time, and all were destroyed.
"The presence of the Lord, by his fierce anger" caused this destruction. Why was God angry? Lucifer's rebellion and subsequent revolt against God caused His anger.
Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created,
till iniquity was found in thee.
How was iniquity found in Lucifer? Where did it originate? Lucifer's free will. God gave the angels free wills with which to worship and please Him. Back up in Ezekiel and read how Lucifer at one time pleased God, but he turned his will according to Isaiah 14:12-14.
How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning!
how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation,
in the sides of the north: 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
"I will ascend into heaven." He was in a place where he had to go up to carry out his revolt.
"I will exalt my throne above the stars of God." Lucifer had a throne and thus a kingdom.
"I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the earth." This verse describes God's throne, which Lucifer wanted.
"I will ascend above the heights of the clouds." The atmosphere of Lucifer's kingdom included clouds that he would ascend above in an attempt to exalt his throne. Many Bible scolars believe that Lucifer's kingdom was on the earth. "The world that then was."
"I will be like the most High." All this means is unknown, but satan obviously wanted to be worshiped because of the way he tempted Jesus.
Lucifer deceived some of the angels and led a revolt against God which must have made World War II look like a picnic. Well, we all know what happened (Luke 10:18). Personally, I believe Lucifer made God so angry that God removed His light from the earth and thus tohu va' bohu. Please go to your Bible and read these scriptures for yourself. Meditate them, study them and ask God for a revelation of them. In Genesis 1:3 God says, "Let there be light." (Literally translated, "LIGHT BE.") He wasn't refering to the sun. He didn't form the sun, moon and stars until the fourth day. God was talking about His Light (Presence). He reformed the earth in stages which He called days: called forth the seed of the earth, created the heavens, created new animal life, and on the sixth day, created man. This man He named Adam and gave Adam what He had given the angels, a free will. This must have astounded the angels because we see in Psalm 8:3-6 that one angel dared to ask Him why.
When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and
the stars, which thou hast ordained;
What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou
For thou hast made him a little lower then the angels (Elohim), and
hast crowned him with glory and honor.
Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands;
thou hast put all things under his feet:
We know this is an angel speaking because Hebrews 2:5-7 tells us so. The Hebrew word in the original text was not angels. It was Elohim which is plural for God (Father, Son, Holy Ghost). The angel wondered at the fact that God, Himself, had crowned man with glory and set man just below Elohim. Who wears a crown? Kings wear crowns. God crowned man not with gold, or precious stones. He crowned man with Glory. God's Glory! God spoke and gave man dominion over the works of His hands, which sent satan into action. satan tempted man knowing that if he could stop God's Word from coming to pass, he could stop God. He tempted man and man turned his will crosswise of God. Genesis 3: 8-10 have to be the sadest scriptures in the Bible.
Read Romans 3:23. Do you realize just what man lost? God's GLORY! Adam gave his kingdom to a spiritual outlaw named satan. God crowned man with His glory and man sinned and fell short. Now read Hebrews 2:10.
But the captain of your salvation is bringing many sons TO GLORY.
Now we see a circle of glory. Man was given glory. Man fell short of glory. Jesus brings man back to glory.
Man had fallen. God had known this would happen because He made a plan "Before the foundation of the world." God's plans are called mysteries in the New Testament (see Romans 11:25, 26; 2 Thess. 2:7....etc.) God kept His plans a secret throughout the Old Testament. Prophets would gives prophecy concerning it and wonder what they were saying. Paul was the one who first understood, and to whom God revealed the mystery of the church.The Holy Spirit refers to it through Paul as"...the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began" (Romans 16:25); and "...the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God" (Ephesians 3:9). Look where the mystery leads in 1 Corinthians 2:6,7.
Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the
wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to
nought; 7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the
hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our
Before the world unto what?.......Our glory!. .....Look at that verse from the Amplified Bible translation.
7 But rather what we are setting forth is a wisdom of God once
hidden [from the human understanding] and now revealed to us
by God; [that wisdom] which God devised and decreed before
the ages for our glorification [that is, to lift us into the glory of
To lift us into the glory of His Presence! Read on through verse 8.
Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known
it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
The Father of Glory (Ephesians 1:7) sent Jesus, the Lord of Glory, to lift up the man into His presence, who had been crowned with glory, but had fallen short of that glory. I like what Billye Brim says when she calls the Bible, "The Story of the Glory." Had satan known the plan, he would never, never have crucified Jesus, shedding the Blood of the Lamb. Now look at Colossians 1:27:
26 Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and generations,
but now is made manifest to his saints:
27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of
this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of
Can you imagine satan's sinking feeling when he saw the first man be born again? When he saw Christ (the Anointed One) move into man's heart and bring hope of glory, he probably did quite a bit of ranting . Ha goodie! Since Jesus arose from the dead, (the Bible calls Him the firstborn from the dead) when a person believes in his heart that Jesus died on the cross and that God raised Him from the dead, and confesses that belief with his mouth, he is saved, born again.
When we receive the new birth, glorification begins and, if we let it, grows and progresses according to the plan as we look to God's Word for His glory and yield ourselves to the Holy Ghost.
But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the
Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as
by the Spirit of the Lord.
2 Corinthians 3:18
Look at it again from the Amplified Bible:
And all of us, as with unveiled face, [because we] continued to behold
[in the Word of God] as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly
being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor
and from one degree of glory to another.......
In the last hours before He appears to take the church home, it will change in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another, until there is only level left, and that is the rapture of the church (That means us folks). Salvation doesn't only mean saved from, it also means saved TO the glory of God. We, as the church, will stand before God's face forever, in the Presence of His Glory (Ephesians 1:4; 3:21).
We are in the last of the last days before Jesus returns to receive His church. God's glory is falling on us stronger than ever before, and it's the Blood that cleanses us and covers us and allows us to stand in God's glory.
Now we're going to discuss divine circles. The Blood and the glory travel a circular route. A. E. Mitchell, in his set of books titled, "The Philosophy of the Cross," said, "All Bible doctrine is built and runs its course in a circular form." He uses Jesus' own words to illustrate this point:
I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world:
again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.
A.E. Mitchell further wrote that, "All divine circles culminate in glory,' God being glorified... The gospel Godward is the great reason for the gospel usward. Much as Christ did for men on the cross, He did infinitely more for God. And this, we believe, is the best part of circle teaching. As the footsteps of Christ come usward, they bring salvation. As they return to God they bring to the Father utter and eternal pleasure and glory.... The gospel usward is that which we are saved from, the gospel Godward is that which we are saved to....we are redeemed to God, and to His glory."
Look at Romans 11:36 and see the circle again...."For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen." Isaiah 55:8-11 shows how God's Word travels a circular form:
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways
my ways, saith the LORD.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways
higher than your ways, and my thoughts higher than your
For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and
returneth not thither, but (except it) watereth the earth, and
maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower,
and bread to the eater:
So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall
not return to me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please,
and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
Precipitation in the natural realm gives example as to how the Word of God travels. Rain falls, waters the earth, evaporates and falls again. God's Word starts in Him, comes to earth, does its perfect work and returns to bring Him glory.
The Glory travels that path, as does the Church. The Blood traveled that path as well. Now, A.E. Mitchell wrote,"The Blood Line is a Circuit....None of the 'precious' things of the divine economy are homed on earth, but in Heaven. The Blood has but One Terminal, that is in Heaven from whence it came."
The path of the Blood originated in Heaven "before the foundation of the world" (1 Peter 1:18-20). God didn't think of this plan of the Blood when man fell. If He had, satan would have been able to make God follow him. God never follows satan. God's divine plan began before the foundation of the world. He knew man would fall and He provided a way for man to come back into His glory.
God made man a spirit, and gave him a soul and made him to live in a body. God made man of God's order and kind so that man could fellowship with God, love God and work with God through the choice of man's free will. God didn't want spiritual robots. He wanted children. Children who would come to Him by their own free will and love Him. satan tempted man's will and man fell into satan's hands. satan thought that he had won. Man had bowed his knee to that rat and given the rat rule over the earth, but God's Word does not return to Him void. God redeemed man through the shed Blood of Jesus. God made man a being of blood. Adam, in the Hebrew language is a combination of dam (blood) and Adamah (ground), both are red in color(adom). Man's spirit and soul were put into a body of flesh made from the dust of the ground by God, and,"The life of the flesh would be blood" (Leviticus 17:11,14).
Before the foundation of the world, Jesus agreed to pour out His Blood for man to redeem man. Jesus offered himself without spot or blemish to do the will of God (Hebrews 9:14).
Please read also: Psalm 40:7,8; Hebrews 10:5-10; Rev.13:8; 1 Peter 1:18-20.......
The Blood line is circular. It began in Heaven and came to earth in revelation first to show the fallen man the place and power of the Blood to redeem him. God shed the first blood when He made coats of animal skins for man. Blood also covered man in this way until he was ready and fit for glory. Every animal sacrificed on a legitimate altar is tied to the Lamb sacrificed from the foundation of the world.
For the life of the flesh is blood: and I have given it to you
upon the altar to make atonement for your souls: for it is
the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.
The precious Blood of the Lamb came to and was manifested in the earth and John the Baptist knew it when he said, "Behold, the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sins of the world" (John 1:29). Now, the precious Blood originated before the foundation of the world, came to earth in Jesus, who poured out His life in His Blood on the cross at Calvary's altar (which completed the earthly path of the Blood), and circled back to Heaven when Jesus rose from the dead and ascended into Heaven to be with Father, where the Blood was accepted for man.
"The resurrected Lamb closed the circle giving glory to God
the Father. The powerful, redemptive Blood is returned to its
Heavenly Terminal. There before the throne of the Living God,
the Blood ever speaks 'mercy' for man. (Hebrews 12:24)
Oh! What a planner! Oh! What a plan!"
Billye Brim...The Blood and the Glory
God showed us a revelation of the power of the Blood in the story of Rahab, the Canaanite harlot. Rahab did what she did by faith according to the Bible (Hebrews 11:31). Her country was full of fear at the coming of the Israelites (approx. 2 1/2 million) who had destroyed the kingdoms that had tried to stop their moving into the Land of Canaan. Joshua 5:1 describes the kings of that area: "Their hearts melted, neither was there spirit in them anymore, because of the children of Israel."
Now, the people who lived in Jericho were beside themselves with fear, however, one woman dared to exercise faith. Faith so great that it pleased God and saved not only her life, but the lives of her family and all they possessed. Her faith placed her in the lineage of Jesus and with the elders of faith (Matt. 1:5; Hebrews 11:2, 31). Basically, if she could, we can.
Look at Rahab's situation. She lived in a Canaanite society whose religion sacrificed children in the fire and centered on sex (Deuteronomy 13: 10,11). According to the Revell Bible Dictionary:
The religion of the Canaanites focused on fertility...Religious rites
employ sex...to stimulate the gods and goddesses to grant fertility
to the land and to their livestock....
The moral and religious depravity of the Canaanites, portrayed in
Scripture and revealed even more clearly in the materials recovered
from Ugarit...(by archaeologists)...explains why God commanded
Israel to totally destroy these people within the borders of the
Promised Land. The war of extermination was a long-delayed
divine judgement on the Canaanites (Genesis 15:16)
The odds were against Rahab in God's plan. Judgement was coming on her society and she lived in the most dangerous place she could have lived. She lived on Jericho's wall. Consider Rahab's faith and look at it closely. She shows us how to use the power of the Blood today.
Picture this: Jericho's wall. Two spies sent by Joshua take refuge in Rahab's home. The king learns of the spies and sends men to kill them, but Rahab hides them and gets rid of the king's men. Before Joshua's spies leave she says to them:
9...I know that the LORD hath given you the land, and that your terror
is fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of the land faint because
10 For we have heard how the the LORD dried up the water of the Red
Sea for you, when ye came out of Egypt; and what ye did unto the two
kings of the Amorites, that were on the other side Jordan...whom ye
11 And as soon as we had heard these things, our hearts did melt, neither
did there remain any more courage in any man, because of you: for the
LORD your God, he is God in heaven above, and in the earth beneath.
Rahab had heard the bad news for the Canaanites just the same as the other inhabitants but she was filled with faith whereas the others were filled with fear. She believed that Jehovah was the true God, and out of faith her heart spoke:
12 Now therefore, I pray you, swear unto me by the LORD, since I have shewed
you kindness, that ye will also shew kindness unto my father's house, and
give me a true token: 13 And that ye will save alive my father, and my mother,
and my brethren, and my sisters, and all that they have, and deliver our lives
Rahab not only asked for her life to be spared, but dared to ask that the lives of all her kinfolk and all they possessed be spared as well. This pleased God (Hebrews 11:6, 31). Rahab asked for a true token. A sign. Had the spies had time to sacrifice a lamb, they probably would have done so, but they were running for their lives. They asked Rahab to weave a scarlet cord (the same one she used to let them down by) in her window. This scarlet cord was to represent the Blood of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
18 Behold, when we come into the land, thou shalt bind this line of scarlet thread
in the window which thou didst let us down by: and thou shalt bring thy father,
and thy mother, and thy brethren, and all thy father's household, home unto thee.
19 And it shall be, that whosoever shall go out of the doors of thy house into the
street, his blood shall be upon his head, and we will be guiltless: and whosoever
shall be with thee in the house, his blood shall be on our head, if any hand be
21 And she said, According unto your words, so be it. And she sent them away,
and they departed: and she bound the scarlet line in the window.
For six days the inhabitants of Jericho trembled with fear as the Israelites traversed around the city in a processional with the Ark of the Presence and the priests blowing their trumpets of ram's horns, while none of the Israelites lifted a voice to speak. Each day for six days, this processional went around the city one time, then on the seventh day, they circled around seven times. At which point Joshua said to them, "Shout; for the LORD hath given you the city" (Joshua 6:16).
20 ...and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat, so
that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him...
21 And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city...........................................
22 But Joshua had said unto the two men that has spied out the country, Go
into the harlot's house, and bring out thence the woman, and all that she
hath, as ye sware unto her.
23 And the young men that were spies went in, and brought out Rahab, and
her father, and her mother, and her brethren, and all that she had; and they
brought out all her kindred (Hebrew-families)...
25 And Joshua saved Rahab the harlot alive, and her father's household, and
all that she had......
When God's Word is repetitive, it's for a reason. God wants us to get the point. Notice how the Bible mentions Rahab's loved ones over and over again. Their being saved from destruction is emphasized. In the Hebrew language the word kindred is translated as families in the plural form. This tells us that Rahab's extended families were also saved.
Sister Jeanne Wilkerson of Tulsa, some of you have probably heard of her, was known and respected as a teacher of the Word and a strong woman of prayer. She related what the Lord had told her in prayer:
"Tell the people not to be concerned over My soon appearing because
of lost loved ones. Tell them to name them to me in prayer. Those whose
names they call to me in faith, I will see that they make it if I have to
wrestle them on their beds in the nighttime."
Some of you know first hand what she's talking about and all because someone who loved you dared to believe God and pray for you. I happen to be one, myself.
These verses from Joshua also emphasize the saving of their belongings over and over again. Like I said before, if Rahab, a Canaanite harlot, can be protected by the power of the blood, how much more will our faith, as born again children of God with a New Covenent, in the power of the Blood receive protection for ourselves, kindred and possessions? We can because we have a better covenant (Hebrews 8:6).
The blood on the door posts and the scarlet cord were called "tokens." (Exodus 12:13; Joshua 2:12). These tokens were signs to be displayed. God also gave the rainbow a s a token that He would never again destroy the earth by water (Genesis 9:11-17). To this day, we see this rainbow token as a reminder of God's promise. As children of God, we're to display the token of the Blood of the Lamb and its power over our boundaries and our lives by FAITH. Through the words of our mouths as we believe in our hearts. The old-timers knew this stuff cold! They knew how to plead the Blood.
Jesus told us what would happen before His second coming. In Luke 21:25,26 He says, "And there shall be signs...upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity...Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth..." Terror....terrorism.....satan looking for those he can devour.
"A word that strikes fear to the hearts of men these days is terrorism.
Though it takes various forms and comes from divergent groups, its
real source is satan. He is the Master Terrorist.
How interesting it is that the Bible describes his end as '...thou shalt
be a terror, and never shalt thou be anymore' (Ezekiel 28:19).
I have observed terrorist acts from a close viewpoint---primarily,
in Israel where I spend so much time.
On a recent trip, we took our seminar study group of 50 to Beit Lid,
just about five miles from the Hebrew Language Center where I
study Hebrew, and where we begin all our tours.
Beit Lid, a small covered bus stop, was typical of many throughout
the land. In this tiny country---Israel is the size of New Jersey---
the military bases are not far from home for the young men and
women who make up the majority of Israel's forces. So they
usually go home when they have time off, especially for Sabbath.
Uniformed young Israelis waiting for buses as they are coming or going
home is a familiar sight. Terrorists, sometimes car bombers,
sometimes knife-wielding assailants, attack such bus stops with
Two months before we stood at Beit Lid, two suicide bombers had
struck and killed more than 20 young soldiers, mostly girls. A
Pentecostal pastor who lives in Israel and serves in the police,
described to our group the horrors of cleaning up the scene.
Just a few days later on our study tour, we got off our bus to take
pictures at a scenic point high above the Jordan rift. A young
couple from California wanted their picture with me. We were
walking into the overview area provided for scenic photography,
when the husband said, "What's that?" I looked down to see
about two feet from us a small military-green rectangular metal
box, Two small black wires were attached to it.
Our regular bus driver, Moshe (Moses), is a Commander in the
Israeli army. (All men serve until they are 55.) He determined it
to be a land mine, probably stolen from the military by terrorists
and placed strategically to do damage to innocent people who
would take pictures there on the upcoming holiday. Moshe
stationed two Israeli soldiers who were hiking the rift to watch
the apparatus while we drove to the military base close by to
report it. We always make it a point to go to what the world
calls the "West Bank." The Bible calls it "Judea and Samaria"
and particularly tells the Jews to settle there when God brings
them home in the last days before the Messiah comes.
One place I love to go in Judea is Hebron. It is the place
where God cut 'the covenant of the pieces' with Abraham for
the land. (Genesis 15.) It is also the place where the giants
said "Boo" and the doubting spies shrunk to the size of
grasshoppers in their own sight. (Numbers 14:22, 28,33.)
Today the political giants of the world want Israel to give up
Hebron. Machpelah--the tomb of Abraham and Sarah,
Isaac and Rebekah, Jacob and Leah--is in Hebron.
Jews and Muslims pray there under heavy military guard.
But tourists have not been allowed there for a long time.
On our recent trip, I said to our guide, one of the first six Israeli
families to settle in Hebron after the six-day war, "I hate it
that we cannot go to Hebron." He said, "Who said you can't go?"
We both knew who said it, but somehow what God said sprang
up within our hearts. We checked with the people on the study
tour---what a group!---and they wanted to go. We hurried
to the bus from the back side of Massada where we were
walking down the Roman ramp when we had this
conversation. Then we drove the back way to Hebron. Our
eyes were blessed along the way to see herds of camels
(actually dromedaries) with Spring babies alongside their
mothers. Our Jewish guide said to me, "Pray like you've
never prayed before." When we arrived, our guide got off the
bus and spoke to the soldier in comand. He came back to me.
"You'll have to swear that you are a descendant of Abraham
and that you came here to pray."
"No problem," I said. I remembered Galatians 3:29. I
swore the same to the Israeli Commander and threw in a
little Hebrew to convince him.He said, "Well, maybe you.
But not that bus load of Americans." I said, "Yes, each one of
them can swear the same."
And they did.
So with armed soldiers surrounding us, we walked up the
hill to the huge edifice built over the caves in the time
of Herod. They guided us to the cupola over Abraham and
Sarah's grave and commanded, "Pray!" Our guide and the
soldiers stood outside the door.
I went behind the small pulpit where rabbis usually stand and
said, "I believe God brought us here to pray. No tourists have
been here in a year and we are here. I do not know what
He wants us to pray, so we will pray in the Spirit."
That wonderful group lifted their voices in united prayer
for ten to fifteen minutes. When we left the cave area, a
military jeep went ahead of our bus and one went behind
to provide us escort out of Hebron and toward Jerusalem.
The jeeps were equipped with strong search lights which
constantly probed the sides of the road for it was now dark.
When we got through a dangerous junction where ambushes
often occur, our guide was overjoyed.
About fifteen minutes after we crossed the junction we met
bus number 60 from Jerusalem carrying Jewish commuters
home to their settlement, Kiriyat Arba. (Joshua 14:15.)
When bus 60 reached the junction, terrorists fired upon them
from the sides of the road where they had waited in ambush.
They hit the bus driver. Two young Jewish men were killed.
But the bus just came to a stop. Some said it was a miracle
that more were not killed. Perhaps it was an answer to
The next morning on our bus we prayed together again for the
wounded and the families of the victims. And then we sensed
an unusual anointing to pray the terrorists would be caught.
Just a few days later the news reported the Israeli army
apprehended those same three terrorists heavily armed
and apparently on their way to a bombing attack.
A few days later suicide bombers hit a bus in the Gaza
area. A young American Jewish woman, a student, was
killed, along with seven others. Her father came from
New York to accompany her body back to America. They
were on my El Al return flight. I watched the entourage
which met them at JFK to honor them.
Somehow I am familiar with such things. In Israel. But not
in Oklahoma City. Exactly one month to the day after
our experience in Hebron the tragic bombing of the Murrah
Federal Building occurred. Terrorists, "home-grown" the
media called them, unbelievably struck at the heartland
There is a terrorist---Satan---who is striking with great wrath
because he knows his time is short. The Bible specifically tells
us how to overcome him---with the Blood of the Lamb, by the word
of our testimony, and by committed lives.
I was so proud of the brave Oklahomans and the witness of
their faith broadcast to the world from the buckle of the Bible belt.
What the devil meant for evil definitely cost his kingdom."
From her book,"The Blood and the Glory."
Philippians 1:28 says, "And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God." The Bible says plainly not to be terrified by our adversaries and in nothing....no thing. We send them what? A token. (Here it is again.) Of what? They're perdition. They're doom. Perdition =doom. When satan sees that you aren't terrified, he also sees the sign of his doom. Not only is it a sign of perdition to satan, but look at the end of the verse. satan's perdition is our salvation. That rat isn't all-knowing nor are his demons. Holywood would like for you to believe that because it sells more tickets and/or increases ratings that way. They can only see your countenance. satan and his demons are always observing us looking for an opening.
Teach me thy way,O LORD, and lead me in a plain path
because of mine enemies.
The original Hebrew of "mine enemies" literally says, "as those which observe me." What signs do we send? If you aren't afraid, those enemies won't stay around and see their own perdition. They'll go to an easier mark. Don't get up in the morning saying, "Oh, I'm so depressed." Your enemies will happily stick around and ping at you with thoughts of fear and sadness. Get up praising God and thanking Him for the new day, and for redemption and the Blood of Jesus. Say, "I place a token of the Blood between me and mine and all the power of the enemy." Scatter those little devils hither and yon. Hehehe.
Those of you who know me well, know that I am constantly singing the praises of the 91st Psalm. When you've asked me for advice, I tell you to read this Psalm everyday and take it to heart. Getting God's Word down on the inside of you is most important because you'll really do what you really believe and have in your heart in abundance. You can always tell what's in your heart in abundance by the way you react to a stressful situation.Do you curse? Do you throw things? Do you involve yourself in spitework or does the Word of God immediately come up from the inside of you and take hold of the situation? Now, it takes time to renew your mind and the amount you put in and the amount you get back are proportional. If you spend 10% of your time in the Word, you get 10% results.....25% gets 25%....etc. The old-timers knew this for a fact. They lived through the Depression and were in a position where they had to have their faith up and working or they would have starved. Today there are so many things that seek to pull our attention from God, and we need to make sure that this doesn't happen. If you give Him one or two hours a day, you'll see a change in yourself and your situation, because your desire will follow your attention. For example: Avid baseball fans, during baseball season, turn their attention to the game. They watch the games, root for their teams and spend time discussing things like the infield fly rule. When baseball season ends, they turn their attention elsewhere until the following Spring. If any of you are not sure whether you're saved, then when you finish reading this message, go to my Faith page or Kavin's page post haste and make sure you're in the family. Likewise, if you've never asked for an indwelling of the Holy Spirit, ASK TODAY! The Holy Spirit came to earth to teach us, but He won't come into your heart until you ask Him to do so the way you asked Jesus. A prayer for baptism in the Holy Spirit is also in the Faith section of my web page just underneath the prayer for salvation.
Pleading the Blood doesn't mean begging or repeating empty words. Plead, in the Bible, is legal terminology. Reev is a Hebrew word that means in it's verb form: to strive, contend, to conduct a legal case. As a noun it means: dispute, controversy, case at law. Reev is found in the original Hebrew text of the Bible in the following Scriptures:
1 Samuel 24:15
The LORD therefore be judge, and judge between me and thee,
and see, and plead my cause, and deliver me out of thine hand.
And when David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, Blessed
be the LORD, that hath pleaded the cause of my reproach
from the hand of Nabal, and hath kept his servant from evil....
Hear now my reasoning, and hearken to the pleading of my lips.
Plead my cause, O LORD, with them that strive with me....
Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation:
O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.
Arise, O God, pleading thine own cause: remember how the foolish
man reproacheth thee daily.
Plead my cause, and deliver me
22 Rob not the poor...neither oppress the afflicted...
23 For the LORD will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those
that spoiled them.
For their redeemer is mighty; he shall plead their cause with thee.
17 Learn to do well; seek judgement, relieve the oppressed, judge the
fatherless, plead for the widow.
18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though
your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though
they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
The LORD standeth up to plead, and standeth to judge the people.
6 I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked
off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting.
7 For the Lord God will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded:
therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be
8 He is near that justifieth me; who will contend with me? let us stand
together: who is mine adversary? let him come near to me.
Look at verse 8. He is near that justifieth me...Jesus. Who will conduct a legal case or suit with me? No case or adversary can stand against Him making our case, His Blood, sure.
Their Redeemer is strong; the LORD of hosts is his name: he shall
throughly plead their cause, that he may give rest to the land, and
disquiet the inhabitants of Babylon.
O Lord, thou hast pleaded the causes of my soul; thou hast redeemed
8 Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise;
when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me.
9 I will bear the indignation of the LORD, because I have sinned against
him, until he plead my cause, and execute judgement for me: he will
bring me forth to the light and I shall behold his righteousness.
The Hebrew word "shawfat" is used in the following Scripture. Shawfat means: plead, have controversy together.
25 I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own
sake, and will not remember thy sins.
26 Put me in remembrance: let us plead together: declare thou, that
thou mayest be justified.
This is what the Bible means to plead.
When man fell, a great courtroom procedure was begun. God the Father is the Judge of all. (Hebrews 12:23) Jesus Christ is our Advocate (1John 2:1,2). What does advocate mean: One that argues for a cause. One that pleads in another's behalf; an intercessor.
satan is the prosecutor---the accuser.
10 ...for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them
before our God day and night.
11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of
their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
Accuser of the brethren is satan's title and reveals his character and
therefore his actions. This is why it's not good to listen to accusations of the brethren because you know where they originate and you don't want to be on the side of the accuser.
The Bible is the Book of the Law.
Redemption is the essential point, the crux.
Adam used his free will and bowed his knee to satan.
The Blood of the Lamb redeemed man from satan's clutches and brought him into God and His plan. Redeem means: To recover ownership of by paying a specified sum. We are twice His. He made us and then He bought us.
Being delivered from satan is only one point of a threefold redemption:
13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a
curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a
tree: 14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles
through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit
1. From the curse of the law
2. To the blessing....
3. That we might receive the promise of the Spirit...
satan's attacks are always in one of these three areas. He wants to rob us of our birthright in Christ by trying to bring the curse of the law back on us...sickness, disease, poverty.....Keep our inheritance from us and keep us from living in the fullness of the power of the Holy Ghost within.
Legally, these things are ours.(Colossians 1:13,14).
We are citizens of heaven now! (Philippians 3:20)
We have the right to live by the laws of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus which set us free from the laws of sin and death (Romans 8:2). satan won't just roll over and give up without a fight. The Bible tells us to give satan no place (Ephesians 4:27). We overcome that rat with the Blood of the Lamb and he has no defense! Grace Roos once said:
"Satan has no answer to the Blood of Jesus.
He has no weapon to withstand its devastating
effect upon him. He is absolutely vulnerable
to its overcoming power. Knowing this, he
hides what is happening to him and seeks
to deceive us into settling for less than we
wanted. Legally Satan was defeated at
Calvary, so legally we are his victors through
Christ who gave us power of attorney in Luke
10:19. However, he is not yet imprisoned and
so cunningly works his devilish craft to ever
deceive and hide his limitations............"
Psalm 107:2 "Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy." When we plead the Blood with our mouths, it lines up with Psalm 107:2. This Scripture specifically says for us to say
that we're redeemed and if satan tries to put the curse on you, say that you're redeemed from the curse of the law...i.e..."I am redeemed from the curse of the law.
satan, you can't put that (name it) on me. According to Deuteronomy 28:61 all sickness and disease is the curse of the law. According to Galatians 3:13 I am redeemed from the curse of the law and I say so. I am redeemed by the Blood of the Lamb. I overcome you, satan, by the Blood of the Lamb and by the word of my testimony."
THIS IS PLEADING THE BLOOD!
LET THE REDEEMED OF THE LORD SAY SO!
Back to the courtroom...........We've identified the Judge, Defense, Prosecution and now we see the witness: The Blood (1John 5:8). Let's read more of Mrs. Nuzum's writings (remember her from the first installment?)
"A witness is expected to speak, and Hebrews 12:24 tells us that the blood
does speak....A witness, or his testimony, is always taken to the place of
trial. Colossians 1:12 tells us that God "hath made us meet to be partakers
of the inheritance" in Christ. If Satan disputes this and seeks to keep us out
of any part of this great inheritance, we are to ask that the witness, the blood
of Jesus, be allowed to speak, and the blood will declare that Jesus bought
it for us on the cross and that it is all ours. The next verse says that God "
hath delivered us from the power of darkness." If Satan tries to use his power
over our spirit, soul or body, we must call for the witness and the blood will
again speak to God for us and declare that Jesus, on the cross, fully delivered
us from all the power of the enemy, so that he now has no power to put sin,
sickness, pain or disease upon us... If Satan tries to put some of the curse
upon us or keep us from getting rid of some of the curse we had upon us,
we are to call for the witness. The blood of Jesus will again testify that
Christ set us free from all the curse when He was made a curse for us...
It is the blood of the new covenant, the pledge that we are to have all
that is promised in it. If Satan tries to keep us out of a promise of God,
we are to call for the witness and the blood will testify that Jesus bought
the things promised and His precious blood was the price paid....By
faith, steadfastly hold the witnessing blood just where you want God
to work and let the precious blood of His dear Son speak, testify, cry
unto God for us. God worked mightily when the blood of Abel cried
unto Hom---how much more powerfully He will work when it is the blood
of His well-beloved Son that cries."
I like what was said of John Osteen, Pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, "The devil says every morning when John Osteen arises, 'Oh, no! He's up again!'" I want the rat to say that when I and any of you get up in the morning. In Pastor Osteen's book Unraveling the Mystery of the Blood Covenant:
"The blood of Jesus says, "You have victory!" After you become a
covenant person, Revelation 12:11 takes on a new meaning. It tells you
how you can overcome the devil. You overcome him by three things:
First, by the blood of the Lamb. When the devil comes against you,
hold up your Bible and say to him, "Devil, I want you to see this. This
is God's everlasting Blood Covenant that Jesus cut for me. Christ's
righteousness has been imparted to me. All God's power and blessings
are mine. I command and charge you, Satan, look at that blood.
You are already defeated."
Second, by the word of their testimony. You can boldly say, "Satan, I
dare to stand on God's promises. It is written... They are tried and proven.
I'm a covenant person, and God will not break His Word with me."
Third, they loved not their lives unto the death. These Christians made
an unqualified commitment to God. All God had was theirs, and all that
they had was His. They were covenant men, covenant women. They were
willing to even sacrifice their own lives, if necessary, to live for Jesus and
tell others about His way of living.
You don't overcome Satan by your tenacity. You don't overcome him
by your good works. You don't overcome him by your goodness. You don't overcome him by your own holiness or righteousness. You don't overcome
him by your mental agility. You overcome him by the blood of Jesus
Christ. Just present that blood to Satan and say, "See the blood, devil.
The One who shed this blood crushed your head and took your power.
He's my Lord!" Yes, the blood of Jesus Christ speaks to you today.
It cries out----
You are justified.
You are redeemed.
You have peace.
You are God's property.
You have eternal salvation.
You are clean.
You are washed.
And you have victory.
Oh, the wisdom of God, and the greatness of His wisdom! How
unsearchable are His ways! How mighty is His wisdom for the human
race and His love for man!"
Think about it.
The old-timers knew how to plead the Blood. Let's see how they did it. All of them had the following in common:
1. They had strong faith in the Blood.
2. They believed that they had the right to use the power in the Blood by faith.
3. They recognized they need to operate from a cleansed position.
Additional Scriptures They Used
24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in
25 Whom God hath set forth (foreordained) to be a propitiation
through faith in his blood...
Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest
he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.
1 Peter 1:2
Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through
sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the
blood of Jesus Christ....
In W.B. Young's book, "Honor the Blood," he states that,"The Holy Spirit, Who is the Infallible Teacher, will make real to each one, His way of working this 'mystery' of the wonder-working power of the blood of Christ to meet every thrust of Satan." He further comments on Rev.12:11 and gives a how-to:
In this verse He has given three general guidelines. 1. The basis of our power
and authority over all the enemy: "the blood of the Lamb." 2. The word of our testimony. This is the practical application of our belief in "the blood of the
Lamb." When the conflict is close and fierce with the Adversary, our testimony
will be directed to him. Jesus practiced this truth. Under the protection of the blood of Christ and with the authority vested by Christ himself, unafraid and
unflinchingly notify Satan that he is a defeated foe, that he has no right
or power in a given situation because you are moving against him and his
activity with the precious blood of Christ. God promised His people
that when He saw the blood He would deliver. God will keep His part
of the covenant. Our responsibility is to "sprinkle the blood." It is God's
part to deliver. 3. All aspects of the self-life must be reckoned "unto
death" if Satan is to be defeated. The redeemed saint who is cleansed
from sin must become a selfless saint in order to become a victorious
warrior. When these three premises are met, then the child of God
is able to exercise his heritage of spiritual authority. The unlimited power
of the blood of the Lord Jesus will be loosed. Some successful warriors
that I know take this simple stand of faith," I cover my home with the
blood of Jesus to protect occupants and possessions from any
influence, Satan, that you or your evil spirits would try to exert.
I bring to bear the power of the blood of Jesus to bind you." It is also
helpful to remind him that God said that what we "bind on earth"
He would "bind in Heaven." The applied blood of Jesus always
calls his bluff. He was stripped of his power at Calvary.He
is utterly helpless against the blood of Christ.
Do not limit the power of the blood of Christ to what you understand.
There is no greater mystery in the Christian life than the worth and
power of His blood. Apply it by faith. Be a child of God who practices
the "sprinkling of the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ." Sprinkle it
anywhere there is evidence of pressure, tension, or any kind of satanic
effort to thwart the complete will of God in your life. God wants it for
a witness, "And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the
blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things...." (Hebrews 12:24).
Praise the Lord, the Blood speaks!
*singing*....."A sprinkle a day keeps the devil away! Have you had your sprinkle today?" I certainly hope so. Like I said before and I can't emphasize this enough,satan is out to get you. Don't let go of these truths of the Word and get away from Jesus. He is our protection, our light and our hope of glory.