We often sing in church about the blood of Jesus. We remember Christ’s blood each time we participate in the act of communion. But do you know its power?

In Revelation 1, we see John open his vision with these words of encouragement: “To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, . . . to him be glory and power for ever and ever!” (Revelation 1:5, 6).

This is a great reminder for all believers as we begin our journey through the book of Revelation: First, that Jesus loves us and, second, that we have nothing to fear because He has freed us by His blood.

Consider this: the apostle John, who wrote these words, had seen that blood with his own eyes as it pooled at the foot of the cross that first Good Friday. When John said that Jesus had freed us by His blood, he did not have to imagine that blood. He simply remembered it.

Scripture refers to Jesus as the Lamb of God. His blood—the blood of a sinless Savior—was the ultimate sacrifice that paid the price for our sins. When we give our lives to Christ, that blood covers us, giving us peace with God, victory over sin, and assurance of our future with Him.

Revelation shows us that the Lord Jesus will return to judge the living and the dead and to make all things new. When will we see the glorified Christ return? The Bible makes it very clear that only the Father knows the time. How can we be ready for His return? By living every single day as if He is coming back today.

There will be times in your journey of faith where you feel weak and powerless—but remember the blood of Jesus. There will be times when you feel the sting of rejection, guilt, and shame—but remember the blood of Jesus. What a powerful Truth we can cling to in difficult times as we prepare for our face-to-face appointment with the Lord Jesus. What a hope we have in Him!

Prayer: Father, thank You for the blood of Jesus that makes me white as snow. Help me to purify myself by trusting in Jesus and keeping in step with the Holy Spirit. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

“How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God!” (Hebrews 9:14). 

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About The Author

Dr. Michael Youssef, Ph.D.

Even before he was born, it is clear that God had a vision for Michael Youssef. His mother was in poor health when she became pregnant with Michael, and because his life was in danger at the time of birth, the doctor recommended terminating the pregnancy. An abortion was scheduled. But God intervened and sent the family pastor to reassure them that God was involved in this pregnancy. He told them not to be afraid and that the child would be "born to serve the Lord." Michael's parents accepted the pastor's message as a message from God and obeyed. His mother gave birth, and lived to see him give his life to the Lord at the age of sixteen.

Believing that God had called him out of Egypt, Michael sought an exit visa in a time in which no university student was allowed to have a passport or leave the country. God intervened again, and miraculously he managed to acquire a visa. He immigrated to Australia, where he studied at Moore Theological College in Sydney, was ordained as a pastor, and met Elizabeth who became his wife.

The Youssefs came to America in 1977, and in 1978 Michael received a master's degree in theology at Fuller Theological Seminary in California. Then he earned a doctorate in social anthropology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Michael served nearly ten years in the Haggai Institute, traveling around the world more than 32 times, teaching courses in evangelism and leadership. He rose to the position of Managing Director at the age of 31 years. The family settled in Atlanta, and in 1984, Michael became a citizen of the United States, making his dream of many years come true.

He founded The Church of The Apostles in 1987 with fewer than 40 adults with the mission of "Equipping the Saints and Searching for the Lost". The church has since grown to be a congregation of over 3,000 people today. This church has driven the international ministry of Leading the Way. While it is heard by millions at home and abroad, behind every message preached through radio waves, is the heart of a pastor, willing to nurture and care for these people. Clearly God has uniquely equipped Dr. Youssef to speak to a global audience. The path he has taken has given him an understanding and firm grasp of the Scriptures that transcend cultures. He preaches, teaches and calls with a sincere, based on the authority of the inerrant, inspired Word of God. With his personal knowledge of the Holy Land, its history and culture, Dr. Michael Youssef transmits life to listeners all over the world.

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