God The Father, by His foreknowledge, has chosen us, set apart by The Holy Spirit, for two key reasons: obedience of Jesus Christ and sprinkling of The Blood of Jesus Christ.
Thus, all that God The Father has chosen us for, and requires us to do on earth are:
1. Obey His Son Jesus Christ and,
2. Pray sprinkling of His PRECIOUS Blood.
Obedience is simply keeping The Word, by the help of The Holy Spirit.
“For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live,” Romans 8:13 emphasis added.
Sprinkling of The Blood of Jesus Christ is a commandment to obey, a prayer to pray always and the ultimate sacrifice to God. (See Exodus 12:13,14; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 4:13; Romans 10:8-10).
Other sacrifices include thanksgiving, singing to God (Colossians 3:16; Ephesians 5:19), praise and worship.
“Worship God!” (Revelation 19:10) is a commandment to sacrifice to God.
“elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience and sprinkling of The Blood of Jesus Christ,” (1 Peter 1:2).
This one verse in the whole Bible captures and contains the crux of The Cross — The Salvation of God.
In this one verse is captured all the eternal plan, purpose and provisions of The Gospel of God, The Salvation of Jesus Christ.
Thank You, Father, for Your wonderful, merciful foreknowledge for our good and greatness.
According to Hebrews 11:28, by sprinkling The Blood, we obtain the deliverance, salvation, safety and security of The Blood.
Praying sprinkling of The Blood of Jesus Christ by faith is also a “divine service” to God, (Hebrews 9:1; 10:11).
“And every priest stands ministering daily and offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins,” Hebrews 10:11.
In like manner, WE, having been made priests by Jesus to His God and Father (Revelation 1:6), must stand ministering daily and offering repeatedly the same sacrifices (such as sprinkling of The Blood of Jesus Christ), which easily TAKES AWAY SINS.
As New Testament priests, we are to stand ministering daily and offering repeatedly the same sacrifices: praying sprinkling of The Blood of Jesus Christ, etc., “an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.”
Yes, “a sweet-smelling aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well-pleasing to God.” (1 Peter 1:2, Ephesians 5:2; Philippians 4:18).
Thus we are chosen by God The Father, made priests by Jesus Christ to His God and Father, for sprinkling of The Blood of Jesus Christ.
What a divine honour and privilege! As our LORD said, “blessed are your eyes for they see, and your ears for they hear; for assuredly, I say to you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it,” Matthew 13:16-17.
Please, let’s take it most seriously! (Also, please study 1 Peter 1:10-12 to see how MOST privileged we are).
As priests, by praying sprinkling of The Blood of Jesus Christ on ourselves by faith with our mouth, we “shall be hallowed [made holy; consecrated; greatly revered, respected, honoured and favoured]” (Exodus 29:21) in the sight of both God and man.
For “The Blood of sprinkling… speaks better things”, “better things concerning you, yes, things that accompany salvation…” (Hebrews 12:24; 6:9. See also 2 Corinthians 2:15).
And so, a prayer I pray is:
“In The Name of Jesus Christ, I Jacob, as a priest to God, elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience and sprinkling of The Blood of Jesus Christ, I pray sprinkling of The Blood of Jesus Christ on myself, my wife and our children to be without blemish and without spot, and be favoured by both God and man.
Thank You, Jesus. Amen.”
We always have amazing miracles and favour by The Blood of Jesus Christ!
Another prayer I pray is based on Psalm 99:6. This Psalm says, “Moses and Aaron were among His priests, and Samuel was among those who called upon His name; They called upon The LORD, and He answered them.” (See also 1 Peter 1:19).
As such, I pray:
“LORD, I have been made a priest by Jesus Christ to His God and Father, therefore answer me as You answered Moses, Aaron and Samuel.
I am a priest to God, elect according to the foreknowledge of God The Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience and sprinkling of The Blood of Jesus Christ.
Moses, Aaron, Samuel and other priests under the Old Covenant offered animal blood. l offer The PRECIOUS Blood of Christ as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. Therefore, answer me speedily.
Thank You, LORD. Amen.”
There is a wonderful Psalm about The Blood of Jesus Christ. “What shall I render to The LORD For all His benefits toward me? I will take up the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of The LORD,” (Psalms 116:12-13).
The cup of salvation is The Blood of Jesus Christ. As He said at the last supper, “this is My Blood of The New Covenant”, “This Cup is The New Covenant in My Blood.” (Matthew 26:27, 28; 1 Corinthians 11:25).
“I will take up the cup of salvation” means ‘I will use The Blood’, ‘I will apply The Blood’, ‘I will plead The Blood’, ‘I will pray sprinkling of The Blood of Jesus Christ’!
Nothing is more PRECIOUS to God and to us than The Blood of Jesus Christ His Son. Therefore, whenever we use The Blood, when we trust in and apply The Blood of Jesus, we “take up the cup of salvation” and “render to The LORD” “a sweet-smelling aroma, an acceptable sacrifice well-pleasing to God”, (Psalm 116:12,13; Philippians 4:18; Ephesians 5:2).
It is ABSOLUTELY, endlessly pleasing to God when we approach Him by The Blood, in The Blood, with The Blood of Jesus Christ His Son, (Hebrews 9:12-14; 10:19 – 23; Revelation 1:5).
“For we are to God the fragrance of Christ” by The Blood of Jesus, (2 Corinthians 2:15).
As New Testament priests (Revelation 1:6), we are to stand ministering DAILY and offering REPEATEDLY THE SAME SACRIFICES as the Old Testament priests did (Hebrews 10:11): praying “sprinkling of The Blood of Jesus Christ”, offering “the sacrifices of thanksgiving”, the “sacrifices of praise”, “the sacrifices of righteousness [i.e. “the righteous acts of the saints”]”, among others, ministering to The LORD, (Psalm 107:22; Jeremiah 17:26; Psalm 4:5; 51:19; Deuteronomy 33:19; Revelation 19:8).
As we are told in Acts 13, in the church that was at Antioch, certain prophets and teachers were ministering to The LORD when The Holy Spirit spoke and launched Barnabas and Saul (Paul) into their calling.
Let’s minister to The LORD with The Blood (Exodus 29:44) as well as with the other sacrifices. The Holy Spirit moves in our ministering to The LORD from the heart.
“Let my prayer be set before You as incense, The lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice,” Psalms 141:2.
In the Old Testament, the evening sacrifice was the last sacrifice for the the day. It was prophetically indicating The Sacrifice of Christ, for “now, once at the end of the ages, He has appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself, (Hebrews 9:26).
(In fact, our LORD Jesus Christ was crucified at the time of the evening sacrifice).
Minister with The Blood, pray sprinkling of The Blood of Jesus Christ. Praying sprinkling of The Blood of Jesus Christ is ABSOLUTELY pleasing to God, but severely devastating and destructive to the enemy.
The Blood of Jesus Christ is PROFITABLE unto all things for us. Put ALL your trust in The Blood.
Use The Blood. Apply The Blood always. Pray sprinkling of The Blood of Jesus Christ in full assurance of faith, much more so in these evil days.
Thank God for The Blood of Jesus Christ His Son!
“The LORD Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.” 2 Timothy 4:22.
“Farewell” Acts 15:29.
~ Jacob Awagah
Jacob, an apostle of Jesus Christ by The Will of God, according to The Promise of Life which is in Christ Jesus, (2 Timothy 1:1). As John was, Jacob is the disciple whom JESUS loves, (John 13:23;19:26; 20:2; 21:7,20). And like Paul, Jacob is “the prisoner of CHRIST JESUS” (Ephesians 3:1) for His Purpose forever: to obey Him always.
“And having been perfected, He became The Author of Eternal Salvation to all who obey Him,” Hebrews 5:9.