Power in the Blood

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries3 Minutes

“They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.” Revelation 7:14 KJV

It seemed obvious and troubling to Lewis Jones. Many people knew about Jesus, but had never really committed their lives to Him. Many had a kind of cultural Christianity, but they had never been transformed by the Gospel. Many struggled, and never experienced real freedom from sin. Many never really enjoyed victorious living.

Born in Yates City, Illinois, on this day in 1865, he had spent most of his life working for the YMCA. An amateur hymn-writer, Jones knew how powerfully music could touch lives.

These thoughts filled his mind in 1899 while attending a camp meeting in Mountain Lake Park, Maryland. In this camp setting, Jones wrote a hymn about the death of Jesus, a hymn built around a series of questions, hoping to stir men and women to ask themselves important questions.

His hymn asked, “Would you be free from the burden of sin? Would you o’er evil a victory win? Would you be free from your passion and pride? Would you be whiter, much whiter than snow? Would you do service for Jesus your King? Would you live daily His praises to sing?”

The hymn title gave the answer to every question: “There’s Power in the Blood.” This is the answer to being free from sin and burdens. If we want to live victoriously. If we want to be forgiven and cleansed and free. Because of the death of Jesus, we can “come for a cleansing to Calvary’s tide.” There, “sin stains are lost in its life giving flow.”

There still is power in the blood! Jesus died for you. He shed His blood that you might be freed from sin, and have access to God’s power. Power to save, heal, and deliver. Thank Him. Worship Him. Believe Him for miracles. Remember, there is wonder-working power in the blood!


Prayer: Dear Lord Jesus, thank You for dying for my sins. I confess my sins. Cleanse me and set me free. Thank You for protecting me by the power of Your blood. In Your name. Amen.