In the Scriptures, we can find at least seven benefits concerning what the blood of Jesus has done for us.
We overcome the devil and his works when we testify to what Jesus' blood has accomplished. We become like those believers who are already in heaven, having followed Him faithfully all the way: "They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death" (Rev. 12:11).
Jesus' triumph over the powers of darkness is reinforced whenever we agree with and declare the benefits of His precious shed blood.
But before we fully grab hold of
the benefits, we must understand the problem.
Jesus' blood "speaks better than the blood of Abel" (see Heb. 12:24.) which means it perpetually calls down justice and mercy from the throne of our almighty Father. We read in the fourth chapter of Genesis how Cain and Abel, the sons of Adam and Eve, were together in a field, and Cain killed Abel in a fit of jealousy (see Gen. 4:1-8.) This is what happened next:
"The Lord said to Cain, 'Where is Abel your brother?' He said, 'I do not know. Am I my brother's keeper?' And He said, 'What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood cries out to Me from the ground'" (Gen.
The blood-soaked earth was crying out for recompense, saying, "Do something! Punish this man for murdering his innocent brother!"
The blood cried out because of the following principle, which runs throughout Scripture: "The life of the flesh is in the blood" (Lev. 17:11a). Abel was innocent of wrongdoing, and that fact gave loud voice to the silent, red pool saturating the soil around his fatally injured body.