The Seven Shedding of Jesus' Blood & Our 7 Confessions

The resurrention of Jesus from the death confirm the truthfulness of His words and deeds. His seven shedding of blood bring forth specific blessings for us that we may live them out to His glory and attracting people to know Him. We receive His forgivenness, healing, honor, authority, peace and His joy to enable us to live out His will.
Was listening to Derek Prince Legacy Podcasts recently and he mentioned about the seven shedding of Jesus' blood. A search on the web revealed many similar articles with slightly different seven items with majority agreement on five of them. So I just pick one more seven item list from Larry Huch and compare it with Derek's list. More importantly, we must know what they mean to us so that we can benefit from the suffering of Jesus for us. Hence, I add what I think are the seven important confessions.

Below is the mind-map capturing the essential and confessions of Jesus' seven shedding of blood for us.

Our Seven Confessions:
Let me repeat the seven confessions listed in the mindmap above:

  1. I surrender to God's Will as He did in Gethsemane
    I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Gal 2:20
  2. I am forgiven for my sins by His bruises.
    1Pe 2:24a  Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: 
  3. I am healed from sickness and I am healthy by His stripes.
    1Pe 2:24b  by whose stripes ye were healed. 
  4. I am honored because of His shame for me.
    Eph 1:3-7  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:  4  According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:  5  Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,  6  To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.  7  In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
    1 John 4:17b As Christ is, so we are in this world.
  5. I have authority & rights of God's children by His Crown of Thorns
    Rom 8:16-17)  16The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17and if children, then heirs-heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.
    1 Peter 5:4 And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.
  6. I have peace with God by His Cruxification
    Rom 5:1-2 Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 2) Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
  7. I have joy in my heart by His pierced heart.
    Hebrews 12:2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God
It begins by us surrrending our will to His by faith and receive His gift of salvation through Jesus Christ. Then we have His forgivenness, healing, honor, authority, peace and His joy to enable us to live out His will.

May we carefully considered the benefits that Christ has obtained for us that we may live them out to His glory.

Related: See The Meaning & Power of Holy Communion

Lim Liat (c) 21-4-14

1 comment:

Dr Michael Foster said...

The tradition of Jesus shedding his blood seven times goes back to the Middle Ages, and for example is cited by the English Bishop John Fisher in his commentary of the penitential psalms published in 1509. In the passage most known and quoted it simply states "He showed His said most precious Blood before the throne of His Father, which He shed for all sinners seven times." This comes from a passage on psalm 129 and is reproduced as a reading in the Catholic lectionary of the Church Fathers. A number of authors have sought to supply a list to correspond with seven occurrences. Happily Fisher does supply the original list further on in the book. Here it is:
1. Circumcised
2. Sweating Blood in the Garden
3. Scourged
4. Crown of thorns
5. Reclothed after his flogging whereupon the garments stuck to his wounds and when stripped again for crucifixion he bled yet again
6. Nailed to the Cross
7. Spear in his side.