Pleading the Blood of Jesus means to apply the Blood to our lives and circumstances just like the Israelites applied the blood of a lamb to their door posts and were protected from the destroyer (Exodus 12).
Pleading the Blood of Jesus is a legal term and means to stand on the spiritual rights that are “legally” ours through the Blood that Jesus shed for the forgiveness of our sins. The Blood of Jesus gives you rights over the devil and rights with God.
We are in a Blood Covenant with God, “And they overcame him by the Blood of the Lamb and because of the Word of their testimony and they loved not their life even unto death…And (God) hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus “(Revelation 12:11, Ephesians 2:6).
This Covenant provides provision for every need, including protection from accidents and satanic attacks, financial needs, emotional and physical healing and deliverance.
Applying the Blood of Jesus
The Israelites were instructed to apply the blood of a lamb with the branch from a hyssop bush. They were told to apply it to the sides and top of the doorposts of their homes (Exodus 12:6). This signifies the protection of their going out and their coming in. Without applying the blood with hyssop, the people did not receive the effects of the blood. It was available, but it had to be applied to receive the benefits.
The “word of our testimony” is the New Testament hyssop. The hyssop becomes the confession we make regarding the blood of the lamb.
Pray daily for forgiveness as this forgiveness is key to being covered by the Blood of Jesus. When you pray for forgiveness, the spiritual cleansing of the Blood will cover you.
The following are sample prayers that demonstrate how to apply the Blood of Jesus in your life:
Health and Safety
Father, I plead the Blood of Jesus over myself. I cover my body, mind, and emotions and spirit with the Blood of Jesus. I tear down the strongholds of the devil against my mind, and I surrender my thoughts to Your Holy Spirit. I plead the Blood of Jesus against physical, mental and emotional abuse. I plead the Blood of Jesus against any diseases, viruses or illnesses that would try to overtake me and I release the healing virtue of Jesus Christ into my body. I curse at the root every attack upon my health. Jehovah-Rophe healed me and keeps me in perfect health all the days of my life. I plead the Blood of Jesus against calamities, catastrophes and any hidden dangers that would try to come against me. Through the Blood of Jesus, I have been redeemed out of the hands of the devil.
I plead the Blood of Jesus as a bloodline around my home. I cover every side, the roof, every door and window with the Blood of Jesus Christ. I plead the Blood of Jesus against house fires, damaging winds, tornados, floods, hailstorms and lightening strikes that would destroy and damage my home. I plead the Blood of Jesus against power outages, home invasions and burglaries.
I plead the Blood of Jesus against the spirits of poverty, lack and debt that would try to keep me from fulfilling the purpose and plan of God for my life. I plead the Blood of Jesus over my financial transactions, bank accounts and investments. In the name of Jesus and by His Blood, I bind every stronghold of the enemy that has been holding back all financial blessings belonging to me and preventing them from manifesting. My wealth is paid for by the Blood of Jesus. Jesus became poor that we through His poverty might become rich (2 Corinthians 8:9). In Jesus’ name, I claim my inheritance as a joint heir with Christ. My covenant blessings are coming upon me and overtaking me. Father, I am a covenant person. You have made me the head and not the tail. I am above only and not beneath; I lend unto many nations and shall not borrow. Today my household is blessed, and Your grace is abounding towards me, in Jesus’ name.
I plead the Blood of Jesus against all of my debts. In the name of Jesus and through the power of His Blood, I break satan’s hold on my resources. He has no authority over them. Jesus has broken the bondage of debt off of my life, and He has set me free. Therefore, I stand firm and will not be ensnared and submit again to a yoke of slavery.
Father, I plead the Blood of Jesus against the enemy and break off every power of the kingdom of darkness and cancel every argument in heaven that has established itself against Your plans in my life. In the name of Jesus, I spoil every attack of the enemy. I cancel and forcefully oppose any satanic operations, maneuvers, manipulations, subversions, and strategies which are designed to hinder, prevent, frustrate and delay God’s original plans and purposes from manifesting. Through the name of Jesus and the power of His Blood, I bind and break all witchcraft, curses, spells, and powers of darkness working against me. No evil shall befall me or plague come near my dwelling. No weapon formed against me will prosper, in the name of Jesus.
I plead the Blood of Jesus over my (insert kind of vehicle) and the road I travel. I plead the Blood of Jesus against road accidents, flat tires and mechanical problems causing breakdowns. I plead the Blood of Jesus against road-rage, car theft and vandalism. Father, I ask that You give me traveling mercies and deliver me safely to my destination. I ask You to loose Your angels to go before me and to protect me and to force all darkness and all destructive forces away from me You order your angels to protect me wherever I go and they hold me up with their hands.
In the name of Jesus, I plead the Blood of Jesus over my baggage and my possessions. I decree that they arrive safely with me everywhere I go. I plead the Blood of Jesus over (insert name of plane or flight number). I plead the Blood of Jesus over every passenger, the flight crew and the pilots.
I plead the Blood of Jesus over the pilot’s mind. Father, I ask that You give the pilot knowledge, wisdom and understanding. Also, give him discernment so that he may know the safest and effective route to take on the journey, and help him to be sensitive to Your Spirit to know when he should stay and when he should leave.
I plead the Blood of Jesus against hard landings, mechanical failure, faulty equipment, design defects, sabotage, hijacking, thunderstorms and lightening strikes, air turbulence, bird strikes, air traffic controller error, cabin fire, and all explosive devices.
I place myself confidently in Your hands and give You thanks for Your watchful care knowing that even as You hold me in Your great hands on the ground, You also hold me in the air.
Father, I plead the Blood of Jesus over the jobs and places of employment that You have given to me. I plead the Blood of Jesus over my coworkers and those who have authority over me.
I plead the Blood of Jesus against every wall erected by the enemy to prevent me from finding employment. The Blood of Jesus breaks the curse of joblessness over my life. In the name of Jesus, I command job openings and businesses to begin manifesting for me, and everything God has purposed for me to begin to come to pass.
Father, I plead the Blood of Jesus against all demons of the night, nightmares, bad dreams, torments and sleeplessness. Father, I ask that You protect my mind while I sleep. In peace I will lie down and sleep, for You alone, O Lord, will keep me safe (Psalm 4:8).
Sealing Your Prayer
Father, I thank You for hearing my prayer. I thank You, Jesus, for interceding for me and taking my prayers before Your Father. I thank You for giving me the victory this day. I declare and decree these things into my life. I decree that the laws governing this prayer and all spiritual warfare strategies are binding by the Word, the Blood of Jesus and by the Holy Spirit. I seal this prayer in Jesus’ name.
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