May 2021 Email Archive – What is the Blood of Jesus Saying?
“The blood of Jesus speaks a better word.”
God had been impressing this phrase on me, repeatedly, for several days.
What did it mean, exactly? And what did he want me to do about it?
The Bible teaches that blood speaks.
A long time ago, when Cain, son of Adam and Eve, murdered his brother Abel, God told Cain that the blood of Abel was crying out to him—to God—from the ground. (See Genesis 4:10.)
Now, fast forward—to many, many generations later—when Jesus gave his sinless life as a blood sacrifice, available to anyone who wanted to accept it in place of their own.
Scripture records this about what Jesus’s blood speaks:
“… you have come… to Jesus (mediator of a New Covenant), and to the sprinkled blood, which says better things than the blood of Abel.” (Hebrews 12:24 HCSB)
According to the New Testament book of Hebrews, instead of crying out to God for vengeance—as Abel’s blood did, Jesus’s blood “says better things.”
What Happens When Jesus’s Blood Speaks?
Speaking is how God creates. (See Genesis 1.) So, by saying better things, the applied blood of Jesus (the “sprinkled blood” referred to in Hebrews 12:24) creates better things.
Jesus’s blood recreates our reality.
Jesus takes the story in which we find ourselves, and then rewrites it—changes it—by speaking a better reality into existence.
What Better Word is Jesus Speaking?
The better word Jesus is speaking today is the same one he spoke and lived when he walked on earth in his human body: Kingdom of God, come. Will of God, be done. On earth as it is in heaven. (See Matthew 6:10.)
Why Tell Me?
As I began examining every area of my life that didn’t appear as though God’s will was being done on earth as it is done in heaven, I realized that now I was beginning to see these matters as God saw them.
I began seeing all kinds of gaps between what is, and what Jesus already paid for by his own sacrifice.
I realized that I’ve been leaving so much on the table that Jesus already purchased for me to have now—on earth.
You might think I am talking about forgiveness of sin. That is one of the major words that Jesus’s blood speaks, and it is essential. (See Hebrews 9:14, 22; 10:19-22; 1 John 1:7; and Revelation 1:5.) But I already knew about forgiveness.
As I considered more of the benefits of Jesus—all of which Scripture calls me not to forget—I saw a long list of what his blood is speaking, in addition to the forgiveness which is absolutely necessary:
My soul, praise the LORD,
and do not forget all His benefits.
He forgives all your sin;
He heals all your diseases.
He redeems your life from the Pit;
He crowns you with faithful love and compassion.
He satisfies you with goodness;
Your youth is renewed like the eagle.
The LORD executes acts of righteousness
and justice for all the oppressed.
– Psalm 103:2-6 (HCSB, emphasis added)
He himself bore our sins in His body on the tree,
So that, having died to sins,
We might live for righteousness;
You have been healed by His wounds.
– 1 Peter 2:24 (HCSB, emphasis added)
… punishment for our peace was on Him,
and we are healed by His wounds.
– Isaiah 53:5 (HCSB, emphasis added)
God wanted me to recognize and identify areas where my earthly experience wasn’t yet matching the better word that Jesus’s blood speaks, so I could adjust my faith to believe for—and seek from him—all of those things his blood is still speaking.
Jesus’s blood hasn’t run out of power (1 Peter 1:18-19). He hasn’t lost interest in delivering—on earth—all of those benefits his Word tells us not to forget (Psalm 103:2). And the blood of Jesus has not stopped speaking (Hebrews 12:24).
All of this was why God had told me the blood of Jesus speaks a better word.
I later heard a new song during an online worship service, with a line that jumped out at me: “your blood, still speaking.” God did not want me to forget that Jesus’s blood is not finished speaking. (You can hear the David Funk song Blood and Tears at 34:00 into this video. [OUTDATED VIDEO LINK HAS BEEN REMOVED])
One of the things Jesus’s blood is still speaking is physical healing. I recently received confirmation of two more significant physical healings. You can see my testimony of what Jesus did at More Healing Miracles, on my website.
I’ve made an unbreakable agreement with God that I want Jesus’s blood—the blood that speaks a better word—to do the talking in place of my own blood, (which does not have a better story to tell). If you haven’t made that decision yet, you can now. Tell Jesus you want to.
As Hebrews 12:25 says, “Make sure you do not reject the One who speaks.”
To your freedom, health, and wholeness,
What I’m Writing Now: Inspirational Fiction
Yes, I’m still writing an inspirational fiction series! I’m planning to release an entire series at once (so you don’t have to wait a long time to see what happens from one book to the next), so that just means a longer wait up front for them all to be complete.
Thanks for being here as part of this community! I’m very excited about these books, and I really do love the process of creating them. I’m eager to get the new series into your hands.
In the meantime, if you haven’t read my nonfiction books, you can find the links below.
Faith with Wings by AmyLu Riley
Faith with Grit for the Not-Yet Healed by AmyLu Riley
Stay: Why I’m Still Here, A Spiritual Memoir by AmyLu Riley
Jesus as Healer by AmyLu Riley