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Blood of the Lamb

God's Weapon for

Transformation/Restoration

Scripture for Prayer Journeys (John 1:29)

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This booklet contains (1) Scripture on the Blood of Jesus which is God's supernatural weapon by which true believers overcome all the works of darkness; (2) a 1 page chart for targeted spiritual warfare; (3) a 10 minute prayer strategy to establish prayer anywhere and everywhere: home, neighborhood, business, school, government







Blood of the Lamb

God's Weapon for

Transformation/Restoration

Scripture for Prayer Journeys
(John 1:29)




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Blood of the Lamb

God's Weapon for

Transformation/Restoration

Scripture for Prayer Journeys





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SCRIPTURES for MEDITATION for SPIRITUAL VICTORY

OVER the spirit of death

Revelation 12:11
11. "And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even to death."

Background of strife/division/death - First human death - Cain vs Abel

Genesis 4:10
10. And He said, "What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood is crying to Me from the ground."

Father God's Agape Love is revealed from time's beginning.

God did not require the blood of Cain for murdering his brother. God actually protected Cain from being killed by another human being (Gen 4:15)! AMAZING LOVE, MERCY, and GRACE!

Why did God allow Cain to live? Because the glory in the atoning blood of Jesus was prepared before the foundation of the world in the Father's love for His Son.

John 17:24
24. "Father, I desire that they also, whom Thou hast given Me, be with Me where I am, in order that they may behold My glory, which Thou hast given Me; for Thou didst love Me before the foundation of the world.

When the sin of unbelief entered into the human family and then the first murder occurred within the first human family, the grace of God in all its fullness was lovingly extended to the first murderer. God, as Judge of all (Heb 13:23) pardoned Cain, spared Cain's life, and set the plan of redemptive grace (forgiveness) into operation on the earth. The apostle Paul describes God's will for the family of the human race before the foundation of the world. In English g(race) = grace.

Ephesians 1:2
2. Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
3. Blessed {be} the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly {places} in Christ,
4. just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before Him.

Even though Cain did not choose "to master sin" (Genesis 4:7), God chose Cain to be the first human example of Father's mercy extended towards one who submitted to the spirit of death, rather than the Spirit of Life. Jesus teaches us to be like the Father of Life.

Luke 6:36
36. "Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.
37. "And do not judge and you will not be judged; and do not condemn, and you will not be condemned; pardon, and you will be pardoned."

When Father God Himself destroyed all except that which was protected on the ARK with Noah, His own words reveal His grieving heart over every evil thought in every human heart:

Genesis 6:5
5. Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
6. And the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.
7. And the Lord said, "I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, from man to animals to creeping things and to birds of the sky; for I am sorry that I have made them."
8. But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord.

Why did Noah find favor in the Lord's eyes? Because the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world was slain in God's plan and purposes before the foundation of the world (John 17:24; Eph 1:4; 1Pet 1:20). Therefore, "Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord."

The number 8 points to The New Beginning

1Peter 3:20 records that 8 human beings were on the ARK and were safely brought through the water. When Noah's family of 8 members survived the world-wide cataclysmic flood, the number 8 begins to have significance. The Biblical meaning of 8 is the number of a new beginning which the world knew when the human feet of Noah and his family touched dry ground again(Gen 8). God then chose Abraham and gave him "the covenant of circumcision" for Isaac when he was 8 days old (Acts 7:8). God then chose Jesus' parents and placed Him into the same covenant. Luke 2:21 tells us that 8 days after the virgin birth of God's Son, He was publicly circumcised and named "Jesus" as the angel directed. On the 8th day of His earthly life His body experienced its first shedding of blood.

The body of Jesus experienced the last shedding of His blood pouring out onto the ground of Calvary. However, the cross of Christ was not the end of the Old Covenant because the human race would experience another new beginning when the resurrection life of Jesus destroyed death. Jesus was not the only one who was raised from the dead during this good cataclysmic change for the human race:

Matthew 27:52
52. the tombs were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised;
53. and coming out of the tombs after His resurrection they entered the holy city and appeared to many.

However, the bodily resurrection of Jesus and the resurrection of the Old Testament saints was not the end of the Old Covenant either. Jesus' ascension through the heavens was a necessary cleansing for THE NEW BEGINNING.

Hebrews 9:23
23. Therefore it was necessary for the copies of the things in the heavens to be cleansed with these, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.
24. For Christ did not enter a holy place made with hands, a {mere} copy of the true one, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us.

Therefore, the number 888 is the numerical value that has been assigned to Jesus, who gave all creation THE NEW BEGINNING. The blood of Jesus established the New Covenant (Heb 8:8; Rom 8). for the new human race.

The number 8 reveals the glory of God.

God Himself said,

Numbers 14:21
21. but indeed, as I live, all the earth will be filled with the glory of the Lord.

Moses asked the Lord to show him His glory (Exo 33:18). In Exodus 34:6-7 the Lord reveals who "I Am" really is.

  1. compassionate
  2. gracious
  3. slow to anger
  4. abounding in lovingkindness
  5. abounding in truth
  6. abounding in faithfulness
  7. keeps lovingkindess for thousands (generations)
  8. forgives iniquity, transgression, and sin
Habakkuk prophecied

Habakkuk 2:14
14. "For the earth will be filled With the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea."

Isaiah saw and heard the seraphim

Isaiah 6:3
3. And one called out to another and said, 'Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord of hosts, The whole earth is full of His glory.'"

The number 8 has a connotation to Biblical worship of God hp2.

The number 8 points historically back to Jesse's 8th son, David, the shepherd boy musician who became the Psalmist King of Israel (1Sam 16:10-11). David prophetically wrote that the Lord, the Messiah, was also his Lord and his eternal priest of the order of Melchizedek (Genesis 14:15; Psalm 110:4; Heb 5:6-7:17; Luke 20:41-44). Jesse's 8th son established the tabernacle of praise and worship which is documented in 1Kings 10, 1Chronicles 9; 2Chronicles 5,9,23,29,35; Ezra 2,7; Nehemiah 7,10,11,12,13; Psalms, Ezekiel 40. Jesus, a descendant of David through Mary (Matt 1:16), would say,

John 4:23
23. "But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers.
24. God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth."

Note the chapter numbers of John 4:24: 2x4=8.

Why does Father desire worshippers in Spirit and Truth? Hanani, a seer, explained ito King Asa

II Chronicles 16:9
9. "For the eyes of the Lord move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His..."

The number 8 points to modern worship

A musical term, the octave, embraces 8 diatonic degrees. A modern musical instrument, a piano, has 88 keys. Father God is always looking for those who worship Him in Spirit and in Truth (John 4:1-26).

Philippians 3:3
3. for we are the {true} circumcision, who worship in the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh.

The number 8 points to heaven, earth, and the blood of Jesus

There are 8 connections between worship in heaven and worship on earth (Heb 12:22-25). We on earth are to have an awareness of heaven. In our worship on earth we are asked to COME:

  1. to Mount Zion;
  2. to the city of the Living God, the heavenly Jerusalem;
  3. to myriads of angels in festal assembly;
  4. to the general assembly, the church of the first-born, who are enrolled in heaven;
  5. to God, the judge of all;
  6. to the spirits of the righteous made perfect;
  7. to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant;
  8. to the sprinkled blood which speaks better than that of Abel.
Revelation 5:12 and 7:12 reveal 8 different attributes spoken in heaven to the Lamb that was slain before the foundation of the world that we may also speak on earth:
  1. power
  2. riches
  3. wisdom
  4. might
  5. honor
  6. glory
  7. blessing
  8. thanksgiving
,ce on The number 8 points to the unity of the Spirit. Ephesians 4:4-6 reveals 8 revelations needed to preserve the unity of the Spirit.
  1. one Body
  2. one Spirit
  3. one hope of your calling
  4. one Lord
  5. one faith
  6. one baptism
  7. one God
  8. one Father of all, who is over all, through all, and in all.
The number 8 points to heavenly wisdom

James 3:17 describes 8 characteristics of the wisdom of Father's kingdom that He wants to express through us on earth:

  1. pure
  2. peaceable
  3. gentle
  4. reasonable
  5. merciful (full of mercy)
  6. good fruits
  7. unwavering (no doubt)
  8. no hypocrisy

The number 8 points to spiritual attitudes

Colossians 3:12-14 reveals 8 pieces of spiritual clothing Father wants His chosen ones to wear while on earth:

  1. a heart of compassion
  2. kindness
  3. humility
  4. gentleness
  5. patience (forbearance)
  6. bear with one another
  7. forgive each other (all complaints)
  8. love (bond of unity)

The number 8 points to mental health

Philippians 4:8 reveals an 8 point positively focused heavenly standard for thinking Father's thoughts while on earth:

  1. true
  2. honorable
  3. right
  4. pure
  5. lovely, gracious
  6. good repute
  7. morally excellent
  8. praise worthy

The number 8 points to spiritual behavior

1Thessalonians 5:16-22 gives 8 spiritual behaviors to display while on earth:

  1. rejoice always;
  2. pray without ceasing;
  3. give thanks in everything (God's will);
  4. do not quench the Holy Spirit; (be Spirit-fed, Spirit-filled, Spirit-led);
  5. do not despise prophetic utterances (spirit of prophecy is testimony of Jesus);
  6. examine everything (carefully);
  7. hold fast to what is good;
  8. abstain from every from of evil.

The number 8 points to 8 dangers

Paul lists these 8 dangers we may encounter while prayer journeying for Father's will to come to earth (2Cor 11:26):

  1. from rivers
  2. from robbery
  3. from countrymen
  4. from Gentile (nations)
  5. in the city
  6. in the wilderness
  7. on the sea
  8. among false brethren
The number 8 points to 8 unpleasant experiences

Paul lists these 8 experiences the human body may experience on travel/prayer assignments (2Corinthians 11:27):

  1. in labor
  2. in hardship
  3. through sleepless nights
  4. in hunger
  5. in thirst
  6. without food
  7. in cold
  8. in exposure
The number 8 points to 8 negative experiences

Paul lists these 8 negative relational experiences that we need to avoid (2Corinthians 12:20):

  1. strife
  2. jealousy
  3. angry tempers
  4. disputes
  5. slanders
  6. gossip
  7. arrogance
  8. disturbances

The number 8 points to sovereign destiny

Daniel 2:19-22 reveals a vision Daniel was given to explain the unexplainable (a mystery):

  1. God's name is blessed;
  2. God owns wisdom and power;
  3. God removes kings and establishes kings (Hosea was given further insight Hos 8:4);
  4. God gives wisdom to wise men;
  5. God gives knowledge to men of understanding;
  6. God reveals profound and hidden things;
  7. God knows what is in the darkness;
  8. God dwells with light.

There is only one state in the United States that has 88 counties. That state just also happens to be the only state in the nation that has the words of Jesus (888) as it's state motto: "With God all things are possible" (Mat 19:26; Mark 14:36; Luke 18:27.) A battle for the state motto of Ohio began when the governor proposed that the state motto be engraved on the cornerstone of the restored state house in Columbus. The legal battle between the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the state of OHIO to keep the words of Jesus as its state motto began in 1997. In 2000, the Federal Supreme Court decided "With God All Things Are Possible" could remain as the state motto of Ohio, but. words of this motto could not be attributed to Jesus. Some see this ruling as a defeat, but others do not. The words are there and Jesus said, "The words I have spoken to you are Spirit and are Life (John 6:63). Anyone can gather in the pubic state square around the words of Jesus. Others can walk on the state motto, read the state motto, and even spit on the state motto, but nothing can change the fact that the words of Ohio's motto speak the truth about God and give hope to the hopeless in impossible circumstances.

There is a connection between heaven and earth that always points to the sovereignty of God and His destiny for individuals and geographic locations. Ohio with its 88 counties, with the words of Jesus (888), "With God all things are possible" as its state motto, with the victory porclaimed in the beginning of the 21st century is a series of signs pointing to God's sovereignty. It is just one major geographical location where the perfect blood of Jesus to cleanse, heal, the perfect blood of Jesus to cleanse, heal,and restore can be believed and proclaimed. Man cannot save himself or anyone else, but Father desires that all come to repentance (2Peter 3:9) and restoration.

Even though the full expiation of human sin would come perfectly in the death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ, God's justice on earth after the universal flood began to require the blood of one who took another's life.

The ATONEMENT OF JESUS CHRIST is hidden in the Old Covenant Law:

Leviticus 17:11
11. 'For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you on the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood by reason of the life that makes atonement.'

Once the Old Covenant Law was given, geographical locations (land, earth) have needed a blood covering.

Numbers 35:33
33. 'So you shall not pollute the land in which you are; for blood pollutes the land and no expiation can be made for the land for the blood that is shed on it, except by the blood of him who shed it.'

This seemed to be necessary until the fullness of time when the remnant (Mary) could bring forth the Son of God in human flesh (Gal 4:4). Jesus was born to give His life to make atonement for all and every. (Rom 5:6-9,18;11:32). "He is the Lamb who takes away the sin of the world" (John 1:29). AMAZING LOVE given requires AMAZING love, worship in Spirit and Truth, and obedience in return!

John 6:53
53. Jesus therefore said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in yourselves.
54. He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day."

The significance of the number 8 and 8 Blood experiences of Jesus
  1. In the circumcision ritual for Jewish male babies Jesus' blood was shed on the 8th day of His earthly life(Luke 2:21). The blood of baby Jesus fulfilled the command given to Abraham (Gen 17:12).
  2. In the Garden of Gethsemane in surrender to Father's will Jesus was so crushed by the mental, emotional, and human spiritual anguish of the agonizing weight of human unbelief (iniquity in the DNA) that His blood oozed from the pores of His skin (Luke 22:44). Notice the modern number of this scriptural reference: 2x2=4; 4x4x4=64; 8x8=64. The Garden of Gethsemane cancelled the exchange of wills made in the Garden of Eden. The blood of Jesus redeemed the human will.
  3. In Pilate's Praetorium the scourging from the whip lashes opened the skin on Jesus' back, arms, and legs, and His blood dripped to the earth as He was chastened (beaten) for all wicked human behavior (Deut 25:2-3). In Jewish law the legal number of those stripes was 40 and no more. Notice the numbers: 40=5x8. The blood of Jesus redeemed the human body.
  4. When the Roman soldiers jammed the crown of thorns on Jesus' head, the skin on His head opened, and the blood ran down His forehead; the physical blows from the soldiers' fists to His face brought more blood moving down his cheeks, dripping from His chin to the earth (John 19:1-3). The blood of Jesus redeemed the human face and the human mind (frontal cortex) to seek the face of our Father.

    Psalms 27:8
    8. {When Thou didst say,} "Seek My face," my heart said to Thee, "Thy face, O Lord, I shall seek."

  5. When the beam of Jesus' wooden cross rubbed against the naked raw flesh of His shoulder, more blood mingled with all the other blood streaming down His body.

    A Messianic prophecy, Isaiah 22:22, states that Father would place the key of David on the shoulder of One who would open and no one could shut and who would shut and no could open. (Notice the numbers of Isaiah's verse: 2x2x2x2=16; 2x8=16). That One would also become a throne of glory to His Father's house, the House of Prayer (Heb 7:25).

    The blood of that One dripped onto the path as Jesus took away the sin of the world (Luke 1:29), and Father placed the government of the world on His shoulders (Isa 9:6). He picked up His cross in the Garden of Gethsemane, and He carried it all the way to Calvary (John 19:17). The English spelling for the Hebrew word meaning "Place of a Skull" has 8 letters, Golgotha. The blood of Jesus lifted the human burden of unbelief (iniquity in the DNA) and self-government off our shoulders and placed it onto His.

  6. Where the nails pierced through the skin and muscles of His wrists to hold Him in the horizontal position of the cross, His blood fell to the earth. The blood of Jesus cleansed human hands from dead works and gave us Father's rest (Heb 4:4). Notice the numbers of this scripture verse on Father's rest: 2x4=8. (Gen 5:29)
  7. Where the nails pierced through the skin and muscles of His feet to hold Him to the vertical position of the cross, His blood fell to the earth. The blood of Jesus, the God of Peace, redeemed the human foot to crush satan under our feet (Rom 16:20). The number of the chapter is 16=2x8.
  8. When the soldier pierced His side to verify that Jesus' Spirit had left His body, His blood gushed forth with water to the earth in the last exchange of the Life Blood of the Lamb for the life blood of ALL and EVERY(Lev 17:11; John 19:34). [Notice the numbers of these chapters: 1+7=8. Whenever 1 individual agrees with the Perfect 7, a new beginning begins. The human spleen holds 1 cup of blood. This is the cup that only Jesus could drink for all of humanity.
When Jesus was forsaken for a brief moment (Isa 54:7-8) as the Son of God so the new human race could cry out "Abba, Father," the significance of the number 9 points us to the CROSS OF CHRIST. The Biblicl number 9 stands for completeness, the finality, the fullness of Jesus' atonement for humanity. Jesus (8) on the cross (1) = 9.

Jesus spoke 9 words to make the exchange so we could be accepted.

"At the 9th hour Jesus CRIED OUT with a LOUD VOICE..., "My God, My God, why have YOU FORSAKEN ME?" (Mark 15:34).

When Jesus ascended into heaven so that the promise of the Father could come to earth (Luke 24:49; Acts 2:33), the number 9 points to the Holy Spirit, and the completeness of His work on earth within human beings until Jesus returns: "He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus" (Philippians 1:6). Galatians 5:22-23 reveals the fulfilling of the law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus (Rom 8:2).

9 points to the 9 manifestations of the fruit of the Holy Spirit
  1. love
  2. joy
  3. peace
  4. patience
  5. kindness
  6. goodness
  7. faithfulness
  8. gentleness
  9. self-control

Because the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit promise to come and dwell with those who love THEM and keep Jesus' word (John 15:23), there are 9 necessary steps of awareness of this Divine nature. 2Peter 1:5-8 describes these Holy Spirit-led steps to a life of usefulness and fruitfulness.

9 steps with the Holy Spirit on the Ladder of God
  1. diligence is applied to faith
  2. faith is supplied to moral excellence (virtue)
  3. moral excellence is supplied to knowledge
  4. knowledge is supplied to self-control
  5. self-control is supplied to perseverance
  6. perseverance is supplied to godliness
  7. godliness is supplied to brotherly kindness
  8. brotherly kindness is supplied to AGAPE LOVE
  9. these qualities possessed + increasing = useful fruitfulness for Father and for the increase of His kingdom.
Those who practice these steps in every relationship and in every situation are promised that they will never stumble. Those who walk in this way will have "the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ abundantly supplied" (2Pet 1:1-11). (For a chart on this ladder see school\ladderof.God. at _______________________________________________________.

The number 9 also points to 9 manifestations of the gift of the Holy Spirit (1Corinthians 12:3-7), so that Father's kingdom can be freely shared with others.

9 manifestations of the gift of the Holy Spirit

that releases Father's kingdom on earth.

  1. word of wisdom
  2. word of knowledge
  3. faith
  4. healings
  5. miracles (works)
  6. prophecy
  7. distinguishing of spirits
  8. kinds of tongues
  9. interpretation of tongues
When the Spirit of Life was subtracted from Jesus' human body for a brief moment (Isa 54:7-8), the Old Covenant was finished and THE NEW BEGINNING for the new human race commenced (9-1=8)]. When a human baby leaves its mother's womb after 9 months of gestation, we have a birth, a new beginning coming forth from completion (9-1=8). The blood of Jesus paid the ransom for every captive for all time (1Tim 2:6). The numbers of the following verse add up to 8 (2+6) and up to 9 if we add in the chapter number(1+2+6). Jesus is the One!

I Timothy 2:6
6. who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony {borne} at the proper time.

Reading Isaiah 53(5+3=8) reveals the prophetic power of God's plan for the redemptive exchange of Jesus Christ for every member of the human who falls short of the glory of God (Rom 3:21-28). Spirit, soul, and body receive freedom through the Blood of Jesus.

Isaiah 53:4
4. Surely our griefs He Himself bore, and our sorrows He carried; yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
5. But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the chastening for our well-being {fell} upon Him, and by His scourging we are healed.
6. All of us like sheep have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; but the Lord has caused the iniquity of us all to fall on Him.

Reading Psalm 22 reveals the prophetic description of God's plan for the redemptive exchange of Jesus Christ for every human who falls short of the glory of God (Rom 3:23). Spirit, soul, and body receive unconditional acceptance through the BLOOD OF JESUS.

Psalms 22:1
1. (For the choir director; upon Aijeleth Hashshahar. A Psalm of David.) My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me? Far from my deliverance are the words of my groaning.

Psalms 22:27
27. All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations will worship before Thee.
28. For the kingdom is the Lord's, and He rules over the nations.
29. All the prosperous of the earth will eat and worship, all those who go down to the dust will bow before Him, even he who cannot keep his soul alive.

The will of the Father is good, acceptable and perfect and is to be proven (Rom 12:2). The devil continually opposes the Father's will and attempts to disprove it. The significance of the number 9 can be seen in Ephesians 6:14-17.

9 components of the spiritual armor of God.

  1. gird loins with truth;
  2. put on breastplate of righteousness;
  3. shod feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
  4. take up the shield of faith which puts out all the flaming missiles of the evil
  5. take up the helmet of salvation;
  6. take up sword of the Spirit (the word of God);
  7. pray at all times in the Spirit with prayers and petitions;
  8. be on the alert (persevering in petitions) for all the saints;
  9. pray for boldness to speak forth the mystery of the gospel - CHRIST in you, the hope of glory (Col 1:27).


THE SPIRITUAL SUBATOMIC WEAPON of the FATHER
We overcome by the Blood of the Lamb
  1. The BLOOD OF JESUS is the reality & the prophetic symbol of LIFE.
    passover (Jew) & communion (Gentile)

    Hebrews 7:1
    1. For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, who met Abraham as he was returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him,
    2. to whom also Abraham apportioned a tenth part of all {the spoils}, was first of all, by the translation {of his name}, king of righteousness, and then also king of Salem, which is king of peace.
    3. Without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like the Son of God, he abides a priest perpetually.

    Genesis 14:17
    17. Then after his return from the defeat of Chedorlaomer and the kings who were with him, the king of Sodom went out to meet him at the valley of Shaveh (that is, the King's Valley).
    18. And Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; now he was a priest of God Most High.
    19. And he blessed him and said, "Blessed be Abram of God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth;
    20. And blessed be God Most High, who has delivered your enemies into your hand. "#And he gave him a tenth of all.
    21. And the king of Sodom said to Abram, "Give the people to me and take the goods for yourself."
    22. And Abram said to the king of Sodom, "I have sworn to the Lor\ God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth,
    23. that I will not take a thread or a sandal thong or anything that is yours, lest you should say, 'I have made Abram rich.'
    24. "I will take nothing except what the young men have eaten, and the share of the men who went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre; let them take their share."

    Genesis 15:1
    1. After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, "Do not fear, Abram, I am a shield to you; your reward shall be very great."

    Exodus 12:13
    13. 'And the blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you live; and when I see the blood I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy {you} when I strike the land of Egypt.'

    Hebrews 7:14
    14. For it is evident that our Lord was descended from Judah, a tribe with reference to which Moses spoke nothing concerning priests.
    15. And this is clearer still, if another priest arises according to the likeness of Melchizedek,
    16. who has become {such} not on the basis of a law of physical requirement, but according to the power of an indestructible life.
    17. For it is witnessed {of Him}, "Thou art a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek."
    18. For, on the one hand, there is a setting aside of a former commandment because of its weakness and uselessness
    19. (for the Law made nothing perfect), and on the other hand there is a bringing in of a better hope, through which we draw near to God.
    20. And inasmuch as {it was} not without an oath
    21. (for they indeed became priests without an oath, but He with an oath through the One who said to Him, "The Lord has sworn and will not change His mind, 'Thou art a priest forever'");
    22. so much the more also Jesus has become the guarantee of a better covenant.

    Luke 22:20
    20. And in the same way {He took} the cup after they had eaten, saying, "This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in My blood."

  2. The BLOOD OF JESUS overcomes the human will (Gethsemane)

    Hebrews 7:23
    23. And the {former} priests, on the one hand, existed in greater numbers, because they were prevented by death from continuing,
    24. but He, on the other hand, because He abides forever, holds His priesthood permanently.
    25. Hence, also, He is able to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.

    Mark 14:36
    36. And He was saying, "Abba! Father! All things are possible for Thee; remove this cup from Me; yet not what I will, but what Thou wilt."

    Luke 22:44
    44. And being in agony He was praying very fervently; and His sweat became like drops of blood, falling down upon the ground.

    A prophetic passage in Isaiah describes the anguish of Jesus in lonely Gethsemane. No human hand touched Jesus when His own blood oozed from his pores. The garments of Jesus did not just have a few drops of blood on them when Judas brought the soldiers to seize Him. His garments were soaked in that blood. The human will of all and every was touched by the blood of Jesus once and for all. In the Garden of Gethsemane, in that moment of time, the exchange of wills that occurred in the Garden of Eden was reversed. The legal judgement against the enemy of God and his schemes against God's children is decreed by the Blood of Jesus.

    Isaiah 63:1
    1. Who is this who comes from Edom, with garments of glowing colors from Bozrah, this One who is majestic in His apparel, marching in the greatness of His strength? "It is I who speak in righteousness, mighty to save."
    2. Why is Your apparel red, and Your garments like the one who treads in the wine press?
    3. "I have trodden the wine trough alone, and from the peoples there was no man with Me. I also trod them in My anger and trampled them in My wrath; and their lifeblood is sprinkled on My garments, and I stained all My raiment.
    4. For the day of vengeance was in My heart, and My year of redemption has come.
    5. And I looked, and there was no one to help, and I was astonished and there was no one to uphold; so My own arm brought salvation to Me; and My wrath upheld Me."

    The red robe of Jesus is the reality of His total and complete restorative victory.

    Revelation 19:11
    11. And I saw heaven opened; and behold, a white horse, and He who sat upon it {is} called Faithful and True; and in righteousness He judges and wages war.
    12. And His eyes {are} a flame of fire, and upon His head {are} many diadems; and He has a name written {upon Him} which no one knows except Himself.
    13. And {He is} clothed with a robe dipped in blood; and His name is called The Word of God.

    Revelation 19:16
    16. And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, "KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS."

  3. The BLOOD OF JESUS overcomes fear of death/slavery.
    1. The devil is powerless.

      Hebrews 2:14
      14. Since then the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil;
      15. and might deliver those who through fear of death were subject to slavery all their lives.

    2. Jesus has tasted death for everyone.

      Hebrews 2:9
      9. But we do see Him who has been made for a little while lower than the angels, {namely,} Jesus, because of the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone.

    3. Death no longer has agony.

      Acts 2:24
      24. "And God raised Him up again, putting an end to the agony of death, since it was impossible for Him to be held in its power."

    4. Jesus abolished death.

      II Timothy 1:7
      7. For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.
      8. Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, or of me His prisoner; but join with {me} in suffering for the gospel according to the power of God,
      9. who has saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was granted us in Christ Jesus from all eternity,
      10. but now has been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death, and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.

      Paul's letter to Timothy states that Jesus abolished death, so that we could walk in power, and in love and possess sound judgment with our thought processes agreeing with the Triune God,the Tri-unity of Tru-unity (2Tim 1:7).

    5. The BLOOD OF JESUS cleanses the conscience of dead works.

      Hebrews 9:11
      11. But when Christ appeared {as} a high priest of the good things to come, {He entered} through the greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this creation;
      12. and not through the blood of goats and calves, but through His own blood, He entered the holy place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption.
      13. For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling those who have been defiled, sanctify for the cleansing of the flesh,
      14. how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

    6. The BLOOD OF JESUS imparts true intimacy with Father God.

      Hebrews 10:19
      19. Since therefore, brethren, we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus,
      20. by a new and living way which He inaugurated for us through the veil, that is, His flesh,
      21. and since {we have} a great priest over the house of God,
      22. let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled {clean} from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.

    7. The BLOOD OF JESUS connects the church in heaven with the church on earth. This passage of scripture shows 8 connections.

      Hebrews 12:22
      22. But you have come (1) to Mount Zion and (2) to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and (3) to myriads of angels,
      23. (4) to the general assembly and church of the first-born who are enrolled in heaven, and (5) to God, the Judge of all, and (6) to the spirits of righteous men made perfect,
      24. and (7) to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and (8) to the sprinkled blood, which speaks better than {the blood} of Abel.
      25. See to it that you do not refuse Him who is speaking. For if those did not escape when they refused him who warned {them} on earth, much less {shall} we {escape} who turn away from Him who {warns} from heaven.

    8. The BLOOD OF JESUS equips to please God.

      Hebrews 13:20
      20. Now the God of peace, who brought up from the dead the great Shepherd of the sheep through the blood of the eternal covenant, {even} Jesus our Lord,
      21. equip you in every good thing to do His will, working in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom {be} the glory forever and ever. Amen.

    These 7 scriptures reveal the overcoming power of the BLOOD OF JESUS. They are the major revelatory equipping words that are vital to do the Father's good works that He prepared for us to walk in before the foundation of the world (Eph 2:10)...

    in order that the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known through the church to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly places. This was in accordance with the eternal purpose which He carried out in Christ Jesus our Lord, in whom we have boldness and confident access through faith in Him. Therefore I ask you not to lose heart at my tribulations on your behalf, for they are your glory (Ephesians 3:10-13).

    II Timothy 3:16
    16. All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;
    17. that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.


    7 words of Jesus and overcoming demonic strongholds

    1. Ephesus
      • OVERCOMING the spirit of slavery with the SPIRIT OF ADOPTION
      • cry out ABBA FATHER, DADDY GOD
      • eat of the tree of life in the Paradise of God
    2. Smyrna
      • SPIRIT OF FAITH is operating
      • declaring the LORDSHIP of CHRIST
    3. Pergamum
      • OVERCOMING the spirit of error with the SPIRIT OF TRUTH, the SPIRIT of GLORY & of GOD
      • given hidden manna - SPIRIT OF REVELATION
      • given a white stone (from the WHITE THRONE)
      • given a new name (new identity for the God-given destiny of the new human race)
    4. Thyatira
      • OVERCOMING the spirit of harlotry with the SPIRIT OF THE LORD (true worship), Spirit of Holiness and Spirit of the True Fear of the Lord
      • rule with authority over nations
      • given the Morning Star for human hearts
    5. Sardis
      • OVERCOMING the spirit of distortion, spirit of philistines, spirit of stupor, deaf/dumb spirt, deceiving spirit with SPIRIT OF WISDOM, SPIRIT OF COUNSEL, SPIRIT OF REVELATION, SPIRIT OF UNDERSTANDING, SPIRIT OF KNOWLEDGE, SPIRIT OF GENTLENESS
      • given white garments (robes of righteousness/salvation/humility)
      • name not erased from Book of Life (confident assurance)
      • name confessed by Jesus (before Father/angels)
    6. Philadelphia
      • SPIRIT OF POWER, LOVE, and SOUND JUDGMENT, SPIRIT OF STRENGTH operating: proclaiming/declaring the LORDSHIP of CHRIST
      • spirit of power (has the key of David),
      • spirit of love (keeps Jesus' word),
      • spirit of sound judgment (discipline: not denied Jesus' name).
      • spirit of strength (power perfected in weakness)
      • already possesses the crown of Life (won't let anyone take it).

      Jesus bore the crown of thorns = church receives the crown of Life (Jam 1:12).

      The Crown of Life:

      • is lovingkindness and compassion (Psa 103:4);
      • is "Holy to the Lord" (Exo 39:30);
      • is glory and majesty (Psa 8:5);
      • is a garland of grace, a crown of beauty(Prov 4:9;Isa 62:3);
      • is a crown of knowledge (Prov 14:18).
    7. Laodicea
      • OVERCOMING the spirit of the world, an unclean spirit with SPIRIT OF HOLINESS, SPIRIT OF THE LORD, SPIRIT OF THE FEAR OF THE LORD, SPIRIT OF LOVE.

    Thus says the Lord, 'Heaven is My throne, and the earth is My footstool. Where then is a house you could build for Me? And where is a place that I may rest? For My hand made all these things; thus all these things came into being,' declares the Lord. 'But to this one I will look, to him who is humble and contrite of spirit, and who trembles at My word'(Isaiah 66:1-2)


    The pre-flood significance of the number 7

    7 appears about 600 times in the Bible. It is the number of Perfection and Completeness: 3 (Number for Father, Son, Holy Spirit)+4 (Number of Creation) = 7 (Number of Perfection and Completeness).

    Enoch, who lived before the flood, walked with God 300 years, then was not because God took him (Gen 5:2-4). Jude tells us that Enoch prophesied in the 7th generation after Adam. and the writer of Hebrews tells us that

    Hebrews 11:5
    5. By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death; and he was not found because God took him up; for he obtained the witness that before his being taken up he was pleasing to God.
    6. And without faith it is impossible to please {Him}, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and {that} He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

    Enoch, a human being living in a very wicked age, reached a perfection, a completeness in his relationship with God that pleased God so much that he was rewarded by his body not experiencing death to be with God forever.

    Solomon, the writer of Proverbs, lists 7 things God hates, so we know that Enoch did not do the following things. 2

    Proverbs 6:16
    16. There are six things which the Lord hates, Yes, seven which are an abomination to Him:
    17. Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
    18. A heart that devises wicked plans, feet that run rapidly to evil,
    19. A false witness {who} utters lies, and one who spreads strife among brothers.

    The list of 7 things reveals:

    1. haughty eyes
    2. lying tongue
    3. hands that shed innocent blood
    4. heart that devises wicked plans
    5. feet that run rapidly to evil
    6. false witness that utters lies
    7. one who spreads strife among brothers.

    The significance of the number 7 and blood

    The Levitical priests were given directions to apply BLOOD 7 times for OLD COVENANT cleansing: Lev 4:6,17; 14:51; 16:14,19; 19:14. When Namaan, a leprous Aramaen, obeyed Elisha and dipped 7 times in the Jordan River, he was cleansed and restored.

    II Kings 5:14
    14. So he went down and dipped {himself} seven times in the Jordan, according to the word of the man of God; and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.

    The significance of the number 7 and human forgiveness
    Jesus uses the number seven to explain the importance and depths of forgiveness: 7X70. i2

    Matthew 18:21
    21. Then Peter came and said to Him, "Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?"
    22. Jesus said to him, "I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.
    23. For this reason the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a certain king who wished to settle accounts with his slaves.
    24. And when he had begun to settle {them,} there was brought to him one who owed him ten thousand talents.
    25. But since he did not have {the means} to repay, his lord commanded him to be sold, along with his wife and children and all that he had, and repayment to be made.
    26. The slave therefore falling down, prostrated himself before him, saying, 'Have patience with me, and I will repay you everything.'
    27. And the lord of that slave felt compassion and released him and forgave him the debt.
    28. But that slave went out and found one of his fellow slaves who owed him a hundred denarii; and he seized him and {began} to choke {him,} saying, 'Pay back what you owe.'
    29. So his fellow slave fell down and {began} to entreat him, saying, 'Have patience with me and I will repay you.'
    30. He was unwilling however, but went and threw him in prison until he should pay back what was owed.
    31. So when his fellow slaves saw what had happened, they were deeply grieved and came and reported to their lord all that had happened.
    32. Then summoning him, his lord said to him, 'You wicked slave, I forgave you all that debt because you entreated me.
    33. 'Should you not also have had mercy on your fellow slave, even as I had mercy on you?'
    34. And his lord, moved with anger, handed him over to the torturers until he should repay all that was owed him.
    35. So shall My heavenly Father also do to you, if each of you does not forgive his brother from your heart."

    The significance of the number 7 and God's covenant

    There are 7 colors (Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Indigo Violet) that the human eye can observe when a rainbow appears in the sky, but the bow was given not only as a sign for the human eye. God sees the bow.

    Genesis 9:16
    16. "When the bow is in the cloud, then I will look upon it, to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth."

    The significance of the number 7 and God's victory

    Israel's men of war and 7 priests each carrying a ram's horn (trumpet), marched around Jericho once each day for six days after they crossed into the promised land. Six days of human silence was needed. There was no human shout, no human voice (sound), no human word heard. Only the sound of 7 priests blowing 7 trumpets was heard for 6 days. On the 7th day the priests blowing the 7 trumpets encircled Jericho 7 times while the people silently awaited the command from Joshua to SHOUT! He gave the command, the corporate SHOUT came forth, and the wall of Jericho fell down flat (Joshua 6:10-25).

    The scarlet red cord which saved the harlot, Rahab, and all her family and property is the prophetic promise of the BLOOD OF JESUS. The scarlet cord has now become HIS RED ROBE.

    The significance of the number 7 & the connection of heaven & earth

    1. 7 churches in Asia (on earth) - Rev 1:4,11
    2. 7 spirits before the throne (heaven) - Rev 1:4; Rev 3:1-7;
      7 Spirits of God = 7 lamps of fire burning
      before the throne (heaven) - Rev 4:5
    3. 7 golden lampstands (heaven) - Rev 1:12
    4. 7 stars in right hand of One who walks in middle of the
      7 lampstands (on earth) - Rev 1:13, 16; Rev 2:1;
      7 stars = 7 angels (on earth/in heaven) of 7 lampstands(heaven);
      7 lampstands = 7 churches (on earth) - Rev 1:20
    5. 7 seals seal a book in right hand of One sitting on the throne (heaven) - Rev 5:1
    6. 7 horns and 7 eyes on the slain Lamb standing between the throne and the elders (heaven) - Rev 5:6;
      7 eyes = 7 Spirits of God sent out into all the earth (earth).
      Lamb takes the book (heaven) - Rev 5:7;
      7 horns = 7 realms of perfect authority (over all of creation)
    7. 7 words spoken by angels, 4 living creatures, 24 elders (heaven) Rev 5:12;
      The slain Lamb is worthy to receive (1) power (2) riches (3) wisdom (4) might (5) honor (6) glory (7) blessing
    8. 7 seals of book broken by the Lamb (heaven) - Rev 6:1-8:5
    9. 7 words spoken by angels, elders, 4 living creatures to our God forever and ever (heaven) - Rev 7:12: (1) blessing (2) glory (3) wisdom (4) thanksgiving (5) honor (6) power (7) might
    10. 7 angels who stand before God (heaven) given 7 trumpets-Rev 8:2
    11. 7 peals of thunder speak/sound and words are sealed (heaven) Rev 10:3-4
    12. 7th angel's voice/sound - mystery of God (heaven) which He preached to His servants, the prophets (earth), is finished Rev 10:7
    13. 7 x 1000 = 7,000 killed in a great earthquake (earth) - Rev 11:13
    14. 7th angel sounded 7th trumpet - "The Kingdom of the world has become the Kingdom of the Lord and of His Christ, and He will reign forever and ever." - Rev 11:15
    15. 7 heads on great red dragon with 7 diadems - Rev 12:3
    16. 7 heads on the beast with blasphemous names written on his 7 heads Rev 13:1 = 7 mountains on which Babylon the Great Harlot, the Mother of Harlots and of the Abominations of the earth sits (earth) Rev 17:3,7,9 = 7 kings - Rev 17:10; (This is the counterfeit of the Perfect 7).
    17. 7 X 6 = 42 months = beast has his time to speak arrogant blasphemies and authority for his actions (earth) - Rev 13:5
    18. 7 angels who have the last 7 plagues (earth) = God's wrath is finished - Rev 15:1
    19. 7 golden bowls of wrath of God (earth) is given to the 7 angels by one of the 4 living creatures (heaven) - Rev 15:7-8; Rev 16:1-21

    Other 7's to contemplate:
    1. 7 colors of the rainbow - God's everlasting covenant
    2. 7 days of the week - God's calendar
    3. 7 continents: Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, South America, Australia, Antarctica - human designation
    4. 7 seas - human designation
    5. 7 openings in a person's head: 2eyes+2ears+2nostrils+1mouth=7 Humans made in the likeness and image of Father/Creator/Son of God

    SCRIPTURES for MEDITATION for SPIRITUAL VICTORY

    OVER the manifestations of strife/division

    Romans 16:19
    19. For the report of your obedience has reached to all; therefore I am rejoicing over you, but I want you to be wise in what is good, and innocent in what is evil.
    20. And the God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.

    The Biblical significance of the number 5 points to number of the cross of Jesus (the 5 piercing wounds to His body: His hands (2), His feet (2) and His side (1).Thus the number 5 pointing to the cross becomes the number for grace, atonement, and life. The following 5 sections reveal the restorative power of the Blood of Jesus to every earthly situation.

    1. The BLOOD OF JESUS established PEACE and RECONCILIATION for all.

      Colossians 1:13
      13. For He delivered us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son,
      14. in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
      15. And He is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of all creation.
      16. For by Him all things were created, {both} in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities-- all things have been created by Him and for Him.
      17. And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.
      18. He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the first-born from the dead; so that He Himself might come to have first place in everything.
      19. For it was the {Father's} good pleasure for all the fulness to dwell in Him,
      20. and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, {I say}, whether things on earth or things in heaven.

    2. The BLOOD OF JESUS gives access to ONE SON, ONE HOLY SPIRIT, ONE FATHER.

      Ephesians 2:13
      13. But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
      14. For He Himself is our peace, who made both {groups into} one, and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall,
      15. by abolishing in His flesh the enmity, {which is} the Law of commandments {contained} in ordinances, that in Himself He might make the two into one new man, {thus} establishing peace,
      16. and might reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross, by it having put to death the enmity.
      17. And He came and preached peace to you who were far away, and peace to those who were near;
      18. for through Him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father.

    3. The BLOOD OF JESUS gives FREEDOM and DOUBLE RESTORATION

      Zechariah 9:11
      11. As for you also, because of the blood of {My} covenant with you, I have set your prisoners free from the waterless pit.
      12. Return to the stronghold, O prisoners who have the hope; this very day I am declaring that I will restore double to you.

    4. The BLOOD OF JESUS is THE SON'S JUDGMENT and HONOR.

      John 5:22
      22. "For not even the Father judges anyone, but He has given all judgment to the Son,
      23. in order that all may honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.
      24. Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life."

      John 12:31
      31. "Now judgment is upon this world; now the ruler of this world shall be cast out.
      32. "And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to Myself."
      33. But He was saying this to indicate the kind of death by which He was to die.
      34. The multitude therefore answered Him, "We have heard out of the Law that the Christ is to remain forever; and how can You say, 'The Son of Man must be lifted up'? Who is this Son of Man?"
      35. Jesus therefore said to them, "For a little while longer the light is among you. Walk while you have the light, that darkness may not overtake you; he who walks in the darkness does not know where he goes.
      36. While you have the light, believe in the light, in order that you may become sons of light." These things Jesus spoke, and He departed and hid Himself from them.

    5. The BLOOD OF JESUS - PRAISING/REJOICING/DECLARING VICTORY

      Psalms 9:11
      11. Sing praises to the Lord, who dwells in Zion; declare among the peoples His deeds.
      12. For He who requires blood remembers them; He does not forget the cry of the afflicted.
      13. Be gracious to me, O Lord; behold my affliction from those who hate me, Thou who dost lift me up from the gates of death;
      14. That I may tell of all Thy praises, that in the gates of the daughter of Zion I may rejoice in Thy salvation.

      Revelation 1:17
      17. And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as a dead man. And He laid His right hand upon me, saying, "Do not be afraid; I am the first and the last,
      18. and the living One; and I was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of death and of Hades.

      Matthew 16:18
      18. "And I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades shall not overpower it.
      19. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven."

      Philippians 2:8
      8. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.
      9. Therefore also God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name,
      10. that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those who are in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth,
      11. and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

      Isaiah 45:22
      22. "Turn to Me, and be saved, all the ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other.
      23. I have sworn by Myself, the word has gone forth from My mouth in righteousness and will not turn back, that to Me every knee will bow, every tongue will swear {allegiance.}
      24. They will say of Me, 'Only in the Lord are righteousness and strength.' Men will come to Him, and all who were angry at Him shall be put to shame.
      25. In the Lord all the offspring of Israel will be justified, and will glory."


    The Biblical significance of the number 4 points to the earth, creation, the world: the four corners of the earth, the four corners of the world, the four seasons, and the four winds. The following 4 sections reveal the true unity that Father desires to be on earth as it is in heaven.

    UNITY must now RULE internally & externally

    where strife, division, and death once operated.
    1. Those who believe in Jesus have been given the same glory the Father gave Him for the purpose of unity (John 17:20-23).

      John 17:22
      22. "And the glory which Thou hast given Me I have given to them; that they may be one, just as We are one;
      23. I in them, and Thou in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, that the world may know that Thou didst send Me, and didst love them, even as Thou didst love Me."

    2. Unity requires humility to have the bond of peace.

      Ephesians 4:1
      1. I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, entreat you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called,
      2. with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing forbearance to one another in love,
      3. being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
      4. {There is} one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling;
      5. one Lord, one faith, one baptism,
      6. one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.

    3. Unity requires compassion to have bond of love.

      Colossians 3:12
      12. And so, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience;
      13. bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you.
      14. And beyond all these things {put on} love, which is the perfect bond of unity.
      15. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful.
      16. Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms {and} hymns {and} spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
      17. And whatever you do in word or deed, {do} all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.

    4. Unity with Father God requires unconditional forgiveness.

      Jesus came to fulfill the Old Covenant:

      Leviticus 19:17
      17. 'You shall not hate your fellow countryman in your heart; you may surely reprove your neighbor, but shall not incur sin because of him.
      18. 'You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the sons of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself; I am the Lord.

      Matthew 6:15
      15. "But if you do not forgive men, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions.

      Jesus then forgave ALL from the cross:

      Luke 23:34
      34. But Jesus was saying, "Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing." And they cast lots, dividing up His garments among themselves.

      When Jesus fulfilled the Old Covenant, He established the New Covenant and gave us the compassion, responsibility, and authority to forgive.

      John 20:23
      23. "If you forgive the sins of any, {their sins} have been forgiven them; if you retain the {sins} of any, they have been retained."

    The good news of the Blood of the Lamb is sewn(sown) 4 directions North East West South and South East West North. This list of prepositions helps to describe and locate the position of the BLOOD OF JESUS. Each preposition geographically places the blood of Jesus more specifically than just "claiming" the bloodline. The BLOOD OF JESUS is the love of God that flows to the width, the length, the height, and the depth of the whole universe. The BLOOD OF JESUS is:

    aboard behind from(eternity) throughout about below in to above beneath into(forever) toward across(NEWS) beside like(flood) under after between(SEWN) of(DADDY God) underneath against(satan) beyond(ask) off(false dad) until along by on up among down over upon around during(strife) past(eternity) with at except since(time) within before(time) for(blood) through without (spot or blemish) because of (blood) with regard to(ALL) instead of (unbelief) in spite of(everything/one) from among (God's heart) on account of(FATHER GOD) outside of(man or satan) in reference to(VICTORY)
    Yes, the Jewish calendar says 5769

    And God whispered, "It is 6769."

    Yes, the Jewish calendar says 5769 and billions on the earth are MINE.
    I long for ALL to come and dine; to know My Father's love that freely binds.
    Seeing My face opens the eyes of the blind. I am the pearl all need to find.
    2009 is Father's time for His Royal Kingdom, His immovable, unshakable spine.

    Come rest in My yoke, be enshrined in Father's good will, His perfect design.
    Let Our love entirely entwine as Our LIFE and GRACE radically refines.
    I in you, I AM DIVINE, and you in Me, the Living Word, True power benign.
    I AM, let US align, as Father's path is straight and sharply defined.

    The mountain of holiness you may climb; the eternal Blood is your gold mine.
    Come walk, run on Our narrow line, Our gifts, Our fruit, Holy Spirit sublime.
    Be very alert when others resign; Our glory transforms, Our shine, your sign.
    Come eat at Our table, drink our aged wine. You are Our branch:

    ABIDE IN THE VINE

    Holy Hearts, Thirsty Salty Souls, Sanctified Bodies,
    Saturated Spirits of Light and Love

    In November 2004 a widow originally received a prayer strategy: 7 miles NSEW for the salvation of all and every in that area. When a line drawing is made, NSEW makes a cross -|- (+). While typing this information into the computer in 2005, I was devastated by the spiritual comparison of Circles of Prayer to the natural tsunami set off by a 9.0 earthquake on December 26, 2004! Each home is to be an epicenter of tsunami prayer.

    This pamphlet (2009) is my seventh edition of COPS! (Circles Of Praying Saints, Praying Simply, Praying Stark!). We simply cried, "Make alive in 2005." "Lord, fix in 2006." "Leaven of heaven in 2007." "Liberate in 2008." "All are MINE in 2009."

    The concept of one ten minute daily session of prayer is given to assist those who desire a structure to experience: "entreaties, prayers, petitions and thanksgiving {for} ALL (Tim 1:1-10). These "jump start" prayers, based on scripture, also incorporate the Biblical significance of the numbers 1-10.

    There is no time limit to this prayer strategy or a need for complicated organizational structure. It is a small baby step leading to a 24/7/365 nano second attitude of prayer, like breathing. In Father's time the Holy Spirit will bring forth His uniqueness in each individual who receives and breathes Spirit-led prayer. I AM is doing this; not us!

    Father gives His will to Jesus; Jesus gives it to the Holy Spirit, and then "satellite hearts" on earth receive the signal beaming from heaven. The Living Word (Jesus, the Intercessor in heaven and the Holy Spirit, the Intercessor on earth, always agree (Rom 8:26028;Heb 7:25). It sometimes takes awhile to find the confirmation in the written word, but it is always there! The signs of Matt 24:4-14 necessitate desperate prayer for all and every.

    Romans 8:25-39 is the flagship scripture reference for this prayer project, but the following prayers are "jump start" cables (cable stitches) to get dead prayer cells (batteries) recharged. "Unique, individual prayers" of each participant flows forth from these tiny beginning cable stitches of faith working through love, and the Father, who loves to reward secret prayer, is pleased with His tapestry! (Words of Jesus on prayer - Matthew 6:5-15). Underlines indicate need to specify local/national differences.

    If we change NSEW to NEWS we have (the good) NEWS! If we say SEWN, we have (the good) NEWS SEWN. A drawing of these directions for NEWS and SEWN, looks like the zigzag stitch on a sewing machine! We are sewing a net or tapestry that will spread over local areas, as well as believing good seed is being sOwn. O represents Circles of Prayer ripling from oHIo. n n -|- \e w/ w/ \e \s s/ The CROSS NEWS: SEWN! The simple line drawing of the directions also looks like a lightning strike on either side of the cross! What a visual symbol that is being drawn inside the COPS! Circles of Praying Saints,don't get weary or discouraged. n n \e -|- w/ w/ \e \s s/ The NEWS: CROSS SEWN! The CROSS is the POWER OF GOD (1Cor 1:18). "The effective prayer of the righteous can accomplish much" (James 5:16b).
    Ten minute COPS!

    (Circles of Praying Saints, Praying Simply, Praying Stark!)

    1-3 minutes of pure worship: Father I come to worship You in spirit and truth and to thank You that nothing can separate me or anyone from Your extravagant love because the Blood of Jesus speaks from heaven. (Heb 12:22-24; Words of Jesus - John 4:23-24; Words of Paul - Rom 8:38-39). Father, I am asking that the Holy Spirit be released to hover over a 7 mile radius of my home, (the good) NEWS SEWN, to establish a demon-free zone in Stark County and other counties this circle encompasses. (Holy Spirit hovers - Old Covenant - Gen 1:1; Deut 32:11; New Covenant - Luke 1:35; Luke 9:34; Matt 17:5; Mark 9:7; Acts 5:15).

    The next 7 minutes of specific prayer:

    1st minute - Father I ask in Jesus' name that I and my household love You with our whole heart, our whole soul, our whole mind, our whole strength, and I ask the same for all those who live within a mile of my home. (Jesus words - Mark 12:30;John 6:63). I ask forgiveness that we have not consistently obeyed Jesus' words, and I thank You that we are forgiven by the Blood of Jesus and empowered to love and obey You in every area of our being (John's words - 1John 1:9).

    2nd minute - Father, I ask in the name of Jesus that I and my household be empowered to love all in the one human race created from "one blood" in "Our image; Our likeness" as Christ loves me. I ask the same for everyone who lives within a 2 mile radius of my home. (Words of Jesus-John 13:34-35; 15:9-17). We forgive any and all who are not abiding in Your love. Father connect me with those whom You have ordained for me to carry into Christ's presence. (Words of Paul - Acts 17:24-31).

    3rd minute - Father, I ask in Jesus' name that You, Jesus, and Holy Spirit and Your love be more real to me and my household than any and all enticements of the world that cause unfruitfulness. I ask the same for all who live within a 3 mile radius of my home. (Words of Jesus - Matt 13:22; Mark 4:19; Luke 8:14; Words of John - 1John 2:15-17).

    4th minute - Father, I ask in the name of Jesus that all You have created within a 4 mile radius of my home be free to lovingly bow to the Lordship and friendship of Jesus Christ for Your honor and Your glory. May Your powerful resurrection life be released/received in all spirits, minds, and bodies to experience Your health and Your wholeness. (Words of Paul - Philippians 2:9-15; Words of John - 3John 1:2-4).

    5th minute - Father, I ask in Jesus' name that the revelation of the cross be new everyday, until everyone within a 5 mile radius of my home embraces the truth and reality of the cross and lives by its power. Father, may every form of human government in this county acknowledge that all government rests on the shoulders of Jesus Christ. (Old Covenant - Isa 9:6-7; Words of Jesus - Mark 12:17; Matt 28:18; Words of Paul - 1Cor 1:18; 1Tim 2:1-10; Rom 13:1-8).

    6th minute - Father, I ask in the name of Jesus that enmity, partiality, divisions, prejudices, separations that the devil uses through his schemes and strategies be powerless today as all within a 6 mile radius of my home learn to be subject to one another in the fear of Christ. Father, I ask for Your spiritual government to be seen wherever two or three are gathered in your name: that they be joined with others by the Holy Spirit for the multiplication and expansion of Your Kingdom in Stark County. (Words of Jesus Luke 10:19; Matt 22:16; Words of Paul - Eph 5:21).

    7th minute - Father, I ask in Jesus' name that the completeness of the Body of Christ which You want to express in Stark County be manifested in a 7 mile radius of my home. Hear the voice of the ASCENDED JESUS CHRIST, "ALL be MINE in 2009" so that the fullness of God fills all in Stark County. (Eph 1:15-23; Eph 3:14-21).

    May this prayer time expand beyond 10 minutes and beyond 7 miles, as the Holy Spirit leads.

    I Thessalonians 5:16
    16. Rejoice always;
    17. pray without ceasing;
    18. in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.

    Romans 15:13
    13. Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.


    JESUS' WORDS on LEAVEN on earth

    Positive:

    He spoke another parable to them, "The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three pecks of meal, until it was all leavened" (Matthew 13:33).

    And again He said, "To what shall I compare the kingdom of God? It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three pecks of meal, until it was all leavened" (Luke 13:20-21).

    Negative:

    And Jesus said to them, "Watch out and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees." And they began to discuss among themselves, saying, "It is because we took no bread." But Jesus, aware of this, said, "You men of little faith, why do you discuss among yourselves that you have no bread? "Do you not yet understand or remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets you took up? "Or the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many large baskets you took up? "How is it that you do not understand that I did not speak to you concerning bread? But beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees." Then they understood that He did not say to beware of the leaven of bread, but of the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees (Matthew 16:6-12).

    And they had forgotten to take bread; and did not have more than one loaf in the boat with them. And He was giving orders to them, saying, "Watch out! Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod." And they began to discuss with one another the fact that they had no bread. And Jesus, aware of this, said to them, "Why do you discuss the fact that you have no bread? Do you not yet see or understand? Do you have a hardened heart? Having eyes, do you not see? And having ears, do you not hear? And do you not remember, when I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces you picked up?" They said to Him, "Twelve." "And when I broke the seven for the four thousand, how many large baskets full of broken pieces did you pick up?" And they said to Him, "Seven." And He was saying to them, "Do you not yet understand?"(Mark 8:14-21).

    Under these circumstances, after so many thousands of the multitude had gathered together that they were stepping on one another, He began saying to His disciples first of all, "Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. But there is nothing covered up that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known. Accordingly, whatever you have said in the dark shall be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in the inner rooms shall be proclaimed upon the housetops. And I say to you, My friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will warn you whom to fear: fear the One who after He has killed has authority to cast into hell; yes, I tell you, fear Him! Are not five sparrows sold for two cents? And yet not one of them is forgotten before God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear; you are of more value than many sparrows. And I say to you, everyone who confesses Me before men, the Son of Man shall confess him also before the angels of God; but he who denies Me before men shall be denied before the angels of God. And everyone who will speak a word against the Son of Man, it shall be forgiven him; but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him. And when they bring you before the synagogues and the rulers and the authorities, do not become anxious about how or what you should speak in your defense, or what you should say; for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say (Luke 12:1-12).

    Revelation 1:4
    4. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace, from Him who is and who was and who is to come; and from the seven Spirits who are before His throne;
    5. and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the first-born of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us, and released us from our sins by His blood,
    6. and He has made us {to be} a kingdom, priests to His God and Father; to Him {be} the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.

    Words of Worship in heaven

    Revelation 5:9-10


    Worthy are You (to take the book);
    Worthy are You (to break its seals);
    Because You were slain (Your blood purchased):

    Every tribe (every tongue);
    Every people (every nation);
    For God, (our Everlasting Father).

    Worthy are You (to take the book);
    Worthy are You(to break its seals);
    Because you have made (a kingdom of priests);
    You have given (these to our Father):

    Every tribe (every tongue);
    Every people (every nation);
    To reign with You (upon the earth).

    Revelation 5:12

    Worthy is the Lamb (that was slain)
    To receive: power (and riches);
    wisdom (and might);
    honor (and glory);
    and blessing.

    Revelation 5:13

    To Him who sits on the throne (and to the Lamb):
    be blessing (and honor),
    glory (and dominion),
    forever (and ever). Amen!


    Revelation 7:10-13

    Salvation to our God
    Who sits on the throne (and unto the Lamb)
    Amen!
    Blessing (and glory);
    wisdom (and thanksgiving);
    honor (and power);
    and might:
    Be to our God forever (and ever) Amen!

    Revelation 11:15

    The kingdom of this world (has become)
    The kingdom of our Lord (and of His Christ);
    He will reign (forever and ever).

    Revelation 11:17

    We give You thanks (O Lord God Almighty)
    Who is and was (because You have taken)
    Your great power (and have begun to reign).

    Revelation 15:34 - The Song of Moses

    The Song of the Lamb

    Great and marvelous (are Your works),
    O Lord God Almighty.
    Righteous and true (are Your ways),
    O King of the nations.
    Who will not fear, O Lord,
    and glorify Your name?
    For You alone are holy!
    For all the nations (will come)
    and worship (before You),
    For Your righteous acts (have been revealed).


    Revelation 19:1-7

    Hallelujah! Salvation, honor and glory belong to our God
    (Because His judgments are true and righteous);
    For He has judged the great harlot
    (who was corrupting the earth with her immorality).
    He has avenged the blood of His bond-servants on her.
    Hallelujah! Her smoke rises up forever and ever. Amen.

    Hallelujah! Give praise to our God, all you his bond-servants.
    You who fear Him, the small and the great.

    Hallelujah! For the Lord, our God, the Almighty reigns.
    Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him,
    For the marriage of the Lamb has come
    (and His bride has made herself ready.)

    Copyright by Earl & Diane Rodd