Pt. 6: A Cleansed Conscience by the Blood of Jesus

Pt. 6: A Cleansed Conscience by the Blood of Jesus

The Blood of Jesus is SO powerful. There are several benefits of the Blood of Jesus being applied to our lives:

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Pt. 5: A Cleansed Conscience by the Blood of Jesus

Pt. 5: A Cleansed Conscience by the Blood of Jesus

In Part 3, I discussed Point 1—Being sprinkled with the Blood of Jesus.

In Part 4, we talked about Point 2—Being sprinkled with the water of the Word.

In Part 5, we will focus on Point 3 below—which is being cleansed by the waters of baptism.

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Pt. 4: A Cleansed Conscience by the Blood of Jesus

The positive news about a bad conscience, and past guilt, is that our conscience can be purged. The cleansing of the conscience takes place by:

  1. Being sprinkled with the Blood of Jesus
  2. Being sprinkled with the water of the Word
  3. The waters of baptism

In Part 3, I gave Scriptures about being sprinkled with the Blood of Jesus.

In this post, we will focus on the second point below, which is being sprinkled with the water of the Word.

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Pt. 3 – A Cleansed Conscience by the Blood of Jesus

Pt. 3 – A Cleansed Conscience by the Blood of Jesus

The positive news about a bad conscience, and past guilt, is that our conscience can be purged. The cleansing of the conscience takes place by:

  1. Being sprinkled with the Blood of Jesus
  2. Being sprinkled with the water of the Word
  3. The waters of baptism

https://kathleendeniseriley.blogspot.com/2011/04/pt-3-cleansed-conscience-by-blood-of.html

Pt. 2 – A Cleansed Conscience by the Blood of Jesus

Pt. 2 – A Cleansed Conscience by the Blood of Jesus

The Bible has much to say about our conscience. The Word of God addresses the various conditions of the human conscience:

Positive

  • A good conscience towards God – Acts 23:1
  • A conscience void of offense towards God and man – Acts 24:16
  • A good conscience, a pure heart, and sincere faith – 1 Timothy 1:5,19
  • A good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly – Hebrews 13:18
  • A good conscience, that if anyone speaks evil of you, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ – 1 Peter 3:16
  • Our conscience bearing witness between right and wrong – Romans 2:15
  • Our conscience bearing witness in the Holy Ghost – Romans 9:1
  • Keeping hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience – 1 Timothy 3:9
  • Keeping a clean conscience by obeying the law and doing what is right – Romans 13:5
  • Having a tender conscience in regards to personal convictions – 1 Corinthians 8:7-12; 1 Corinthians 10:25-29
  • Having a clean conscience because of knowing that you conducted yourself in sincerity, purity of heart, motives and deeds – 2 Corinthians 1:12
  • Pure conscience – 2 Timothy 1:3
  • Water Baptism that depicts that you are turning to Christ and asking Him to cleanse your conscience from sin – 1 Peter 3:21

 

Negative

  • Evil conscience – Hebrews 10:22 (KJV, NKJV, AMP, NASB)
  • Guilty conscience – Hebrews 10:22 (AMP, NIV, NLT)
  • Defiled conscience – Titus 1:15 (KJV, NKJV, AMP, NASB)
  • Corrupted conscience – Titus 1:15 (NIV, NLT)
  • Polluted conscience – Titus 1:15 (AMP)
  • Conscience filled with dead works – Hebrews 9:14 (KJV, NKJV, AMP, NASB)
  • Conscience filled with sinful deeds – Hebrews 9:14 (NLT)
  • Seared over conscience. The picture here is of a hot iron that sears over and hardens, cauterizes, seals shut, deadens or permanently imprints something (like cattle that are branded) – 1 Timothy 4:2. When a person has a seared over conscience, that usually means that they have violated and overridden their conscience so many times that after a while their conscience is no longer a safe guide. They no longer feel remorse for their actions. They don’t care anymore between what is right and what is wrong. Things they do that are wrong doesn’t bother them anymore.

 

The Blood of Jesus has the power to break open a seered over conscience, and cause the conscience to become tender and sensitive again.

Other Things About the Conscience

  • We are convicted by our own conscience (if our conscience is not seered over and is a safe guide where we bear witness on the inside between right and wrong) – John 8:9
  • The Old Testament gifts and sacrifices offered were not able to perfectly (completely, fully) make clear the worshipper’s conscience. Only the Blood of Jesus can perfectly (completely, fully) clear our conscience – Hebrews 9:9; Hebrews 10:1-10

 

The Blood of Jesus:

  • Purges the conscience – Hebrews 9:14 (KJV)
  • Purifies the conscience – Hebrews 9:14 (AMP, NLT)
  • Cleanses the conscience – Hebrews 9:14 (NKJV, NIV, NASB)
  • Jesus’ Blood sprinkles our heart from an evil or guilty conscience – Hebrews 10:22.

 

The sprinkling of blood in the Old Testament was for the purpose of purification. The priests themselves, and their clothing, was sprinkled with blood, the altar was sprinkled with blood, the Mercy Seat was sprinkled with blood, the utensils were sprinkled with blood. Almost everything was sprinkled with blood for purging and purification.

Hebrews 9:22  And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.

Pt. 1 – A Cleansed Conscience by the Blood of Jesus

Pt. 1 – A Cleansed Conscience by the Blood of Jesus

Key Scriptures:

Let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts fully trusting Him. For our guilty evil consciences have been sprinkled with Christ’s Blood to make us clean, and our bodies have been washed with pure water. Hebrews 10:22

Under the old system, the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer could cleanse people’s bodies from ceremonial impurity. Just think how much more the Blood of Christ will purify our consciences from sinful deeds [dead works] so that we can worship the living God. Hebrews 9:13-14a

Under the Old System, the blood of animal sacrifices only atoned for sin for a maximum of one year and had to be repeated over and over again. The blood of animals could temporarily cover over sin, but contained no power to transform the heart of man.

Jesus said that all sin and evil deeds originate from the heart. It begins with thoughts, attitudes and motives. Then action follows.

Ceremonial washings and rituals could temporarily purify the outward body, but could not cleanse the mind, or purge a defiled conscience, or remove guilt and shame.

If the blood of animals (which was imperfect) could remove sin temporarily, and the sprinkling of blood by an heifer bring purification, then HOW MUCH MORE shall the Blood of Jesus (which is perfect) cleanse our conscience from guilt, defilement and dead works.

Dead works refers to things that are:

 

  • Unprofitable
  • Unfruitful
  • Have no life
  • Acts that lead to death
  • Do not add anything beneficial to your life but instead only serves to drain the life out of you
  • Actions that cause damage (such as abuse)
  • Attitudes that are toxic (such as unforgiveness, hatred, unresolved anger, pride)
  • Crooked and criminal deeds
  • Iniquity
  • Wickedness
  • Craving the praise of man and doing things to make yourself look good
  • Any kind of deeds in which God is not impressed (even if man is)
  • Selfish motivation and ambition
  • Any works you do in which you will receive no reward in Heaven
  • Works of the flesh, such as those things listed in Galations 5:15-21. These include: biting and devouring one another, adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envy, murder, drunkenness, revelling, desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, and such things.

Pt. 6 – A Cleansed Conscience by the Blood of Jesus (Power in the Blood of Jesus)

Pt. 6 – A Cleansed Conscience by the Blood of Jesus (Power in the Blood of Jesus) and Prayer of repentance for any involvement in witchcraft and/or the occult

The Blood of Jesus is SO powerful:

  • Salvation and eternal life through Jesus’ Blood
  • Our conscience cleansed by His Blood
  • Guilt removed by His Blood
  • Freedom and deliverance through His Blood
  • The chains and fetters that have kept you bound are broken through His Blood
  • Addictions are broken through His Blood
  • Healing for the physical body is through His Blood
  • Healing for the broken heart is through His Blood
  • Healing for the mind is through His Blood
  • Your past is forgotten through His Blood
  • You are a brand new creature in Christ Jesus through His Blood
  • There is transforming power in His Blood
  • There is protection in His Blood
  • There is provision in His Blood
  • There is peace and joy in His Blood
  • Power to overcome Satan through His Blood (the devil is under your feet)
  • Authority to cast out demons through His Blood and Name, and the Power of the Holy Ghost
  • There is strength and power to live a victorious life without falling in His Blood
  • Everything you need is found in His Blood

Salvation Prayer

Dear Lord Jesus,

I receive and accept You as my Lord and Savior.  I confess that You are Lord and I believe that You rose from the dead (Romans 10:10). I invite You to come into my heart.  Please forgive me of all my sins.  Wash me in the Blood of the Lamb.  Cleanse my conscience and remove all past guilt by Your Blood.

Write my name in the Lamb’s Book of Life.  Fill me with the presence of Your Holy Spirit.  Help me to become the person you created me to be.  I want to serve You all the days of my life. Thank You for saving me right now.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen

If you prayed this prayer, where is Jesus right now?

Do you feel His Presence in your heart?

I would encourage you to get involved in a good Bible-believing church to get grounded in the Word and to hear the preaching of the Word so that your faith is built up.  In-person fellowship, corporate worship and prayer with the saints is important for your spiritual walk and edification.

A Prayer for Those Who Are or Have Been Involved in any form of witchcraft or the occult:

Dear Lord Jesus,

I kneel down before You at the Cross right now.  I confess that I have sinned against the Body and the Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ by being involved in witchcraft and the occult both knowingly and unknowingly.

I repent for (and name specific things you are/were involved in).

I am so sorry for what I did and for the doors that I allowed in my life to be open when getting involved in the first place.  Please forgive me.  Please wash me in Your Blood.  Purify and purge me, and I shall be clean.  You said in Isaiah 1:18 “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” Make me as white as snow Lord.

Cleanse my conscience and remove all past guilt by Your Blood.

Lord, I cut myself off from You (the Vine) when I got involved in witchcraft and the occult, and am guilty of idolatry and spiritual adultery.  I repent Jesus and come back to You.  Lord, I want to be reconnected to You. You are the Vine and the root of the tree.  I am the branch.  I need You.  I want You. You are my life and my Source.

May I again feel the presence of the Holy Spirit in my life.  I need Your Spirit more than anything else in this world!  I am desperate for You and for Your Presence in my life.  Restore to me the joy of my salvation.

Set me free from all demonic spirits that I invited into my life through involvement in the occult and witchcraft.  I want to be set free.  I want to live for You Jesus.  I want to be an overcomer. Thank You for showing me Your grace and forgiveness, and thank You for setting me free.  I receive Your mercy and forgiveness.

Thank You that Your mercy for me extends higher than the highest heaven, and goes down to the lowest part of Sheol.

Psalms 86:13  For great is Thy mercy toward me: and Thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell.

Psalms 108:4  For Your mercy and unfailing love is higher than the heavens. Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.

Your Blood goes to the highest heaven (You sprinkled Your Blood on the Mercy Seat in Heaven for eternal atonement of my sins). And your Blood reaches to the lowest valley. You went to hell for me so that I don’t have to go there. Thank You for Your Blood which has saved me, forgiven me and set me free.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen

Daily meditate on and confess Scriptures on the Blood of Christ, on being set free, on the Armor of God, on healing and deliverance.

Don’t ever touch or dabble with witchcraft or the occult again for as long as you live!  It’s very dangerous … like standing on the edge of a cliff that drops off into hell.  It’s like playing with fire.  The Lord isn’t playing games.  Once you repent, don’t ever touch it again!

Renounce the witchcraft and occult.  Totally forsake it.  Destroy all paraphenalia associated with it.

Ask the Lord to supernaturally close the ports that were opened for demons to have access to you.

Disconnect yourself from relationships where others are involved in witchcraft and the occult. Sever ties with those associations and follow the Lord.

The Lord loves you so very much!!!