Q: People are saying that pleading the blood of Jesus is not scriptural. Can you set us straight on this? Is it error, just traditional?

A: Here’s the link to that question from September 28, 2017

Q: How biblical or unbiblical it is to “plead the blood” – I’ve found most that do it (self included), do it because we were taught to/out of tradition but can’t back it up with scripture… must I discard my special phrase? I’m trying to purge the “tradition” from my religion.

A: That’s a good question.
Basically, to “plead” means to fight for, or present evidence for your cause, as a lawyer would “plead” in his case before a judge.

3 Scriptures on it:

Job 16:21 O that one might plead for a man with God, as a man pleadeth for his neighbour!

Job 13:6 Hear now my reasoning, and hearken to the pleadings of my lips.

Psalm 35:1Plead my cause, O Lord, with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me.

So basically, to plead is to fight with reasonings for a cause.

When we fight for our cause in the kingdom of God, the Blood of Jesus Christ on the Cross is the EVIDENCE that we bring that God loves us and is fighting for us. It’s the evidence that our sins have been washed away (Ephesians 1:7). When the accuser comes before us, the evidence that we plead our cause with is the Blood of Jesus. (Revelations 12:11). As a matter of fact, we even have to have faith in the Blood of Jesus to enter into God’s presence to even plead our case (Hebrews 10:19).

If you use the Blood of Jesus as a source of faith when you plead your case before God, then it’s very good to “plead the blood,” or use the Blood of Jesus as your evidence. However if you are using it as a “magic phrase” that you just throw out with no knowledge or understanding of what it really means, then it’s probably not useful.

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