Pleading the Blood?

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CherieR

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What does it mean when someone pleads the Blood of Jesus over someone else in prayer? Is it something good or ok to do?
 

Deuteronomy

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Here's what the folks at GotQuestions.org have to say about it.

Question: "Is pleading the blood of Jesus biblical?"

Answer: “Pleading the blood of Jesus” in prayer is a teaching common in Pentecostal and Charismaticcircles. When people speak of “pleading the blood of Jesus in prayer,” they are referring to the practice of claiming the power of Christ over any and every problem by using the phrase “I plead the blood of Jesus over _______.” People fill in the blank with whatever they want: “I plead the blood of Jesus over my family/job/thoughts/illness.”

“Pleading the blood of Jesus” has no clear basis in Scripture. No one in the Bible ever “pleads the blood” of Christ. Those who “plead the blood” often do so as if there were something magical in those words or as if by using them their prayer is somehow more powerful. This teaching is born from a misguided view of prayer that prayer is a way of manipulating God to get what we want rather than praying for His will to be done. The whole Word of Faith movement, which teaches pleading the blood, is founded on the false teaching that faith is a force and that, if we pray with enough faith, God guarantees us health, wealth, and happiness.

Those who teach the value of pleading the blood of Jesus usually point to the Passover as support of their practice. (It is quite common for Pentecostalism to base its doctrines on Old Testament examples.) Just as the blood of the Paschal lamb protected the Israelites from the angel of death and led to their deliverance from slavery, so the blood of Jesus can protect and deliver Christians today, if they apply, or “plead,” it.

Those who plead the blood of Jesus often do so in the context of seeking victory over demons. Pleading the blood of Jesus is a way of taking up the authority of Christ over the spirit world and announcing to the forces of darkness that they are powerless. Some base this aspect of pleading the blood on Revelation 12:11, “They triumphed over [Satan] by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony.”

Again, there is no example in the Bible of anyone “pleading the blood,” so in that sense it is not expressly biblical. The phrase the blood of Christ in the New Testament is often used as a metonymy meaning “the death of Christ.” The blood/death of Christ forgives our sin, reconciles us with God, guarantees our inheritance in heaven, etc. Should a Christian be aware of all that the blood/death of Christ has accomplished for us? Absolutely. Should a believer be thankful for the blood/death of Christ? Of course, and expressing that thanks is good. Does a believer need to remind God of the blood/death of Christ every time he prays? Not according to the Bible. Do the words “I plead the blood of Jesus” give our prayers an extra kick? No, that’s more superstition than biblical prayer. Pleading the blood of Christ is not needed to defeat Satan. He has already been defeated, and, if we are born again, Satan has no power over us other than what God allows for His purpose and glory. We have already been “delivered” (past tense) from the power of darkness and “translated” (past tense) into the kingdom of God’s Son (Colossians 1:13). No need to continually plead the blood.

Rather than “pleading the blood” of Christ for protection or power, Christians should obey the command in James 4:7, “Submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” The Bible gives us numerous instructions in victorious living in Christ, and pleading the blood of Jesus is not one of them. We have been cleansed by the blood of Christ, and now He is our High Priest and mediator who “always lives to make intercession” for us (Hebrews 7:25). As His sheep we are already under His protection; we simply need to live day by day trusting in Him for what He has already promised and provided.​

~Deut
 

Didymous

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I don't think it's bad-many of my Pentecostal friends do that-but I don't think it's biblical.
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What does it mean when someone pleads the Blood of Jesus over someone else in prayer? Is it something good or ok to do?
Hi, CR, in the book 'The Witch That Switched' a former witch talks about her conversion. She said she thought that she had powers over everyone else but when she tried to put spells on this one family they didn't work.
She found out they were Christians and everyday they would plea the Blood over their family, along with their other praying.
She then switched and became a Christian and wrote the above book. I myself have been doing this for years. God bless.
 

obedienttogod

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Here's what the folks at GotQuestions.org have to say about it.

Question: "Is pleading the blood of Jesus biblical?"
Answer: “Pleading the blood of Jesus” in prayer is a teaching common in Pentecostal and Charismaticcircles. When people speak of “pleading the blood of Jesus in prayer,” they are referring to the practice of claiming the power of Christ over any and every problem by using the phrase “I plead the blood of Jesus over _______.” People fill in the blank with whatever they want: “I plead the blood of Jesus over my family/job/thoughts/illness.”​
“Pleading the blood of Jesus” has no clear basis in Scripture. No one in the Bible ever “pleads the blood” of Christ. Those who “plead the blood” often do so as if there were something magical in those words or as if by using them their prayer is somehow more powerful. This teaching is born from a misguided view of prayer that prayer is a way of manipulating God to get what we want rather than praying for His will to be done. The whole Word of Faith movement, which teaches pleading the blood, is founded on the false teaching that faith is a force and that, if we pray with enough faith, God guarantees us health, wealth, and happiness.​
Those who teach the value of pleading the blood of Jesus usually point to the Passover as support of their practice. (It is quite common for Pentecostalism to base its doctrines on Old Testament examples.) Just as the blood of the Paschal lamb protected the Israelites from the angel of death and led to their deliverance from slavery, so the blood of Jesus can protect and deliver Christians today, if they apply, or “plead,” it.​
Those who plead the blood of Jesus often do so in the context of seeking victory over demons. Pleading the blood of Jesus is a way of taking up the authority of Christ over the spirit world and announcing to the forces of darkness that they are powerless. Some base this aspect of pleading the blood on Revelation 12:11, “They triumphed over [Satan] by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony.”​
Again, there is no example in the Bible of anyone “pleading the blood,” so in that sense it is not expressly biblical. The phrase the blood of Christ in the New Testament is often used as a metonymy meaning “the death of Christ.” The blood/death of Christ forgives our sin, reconciles us with God, guarantees our inheritance in heaven, etc. Should a Christian be aware of all that the blood/death of Christ has accomplished for us? Absolutely. Should a believer be thankful for the blood/death of Christ? Of course, and expressing that thanks is good. Does a believer need to remind God of the blood/death of Christ every time he prays? Not according to the Bible. Do the words “I plead the blood of Jesus” give our prayers an extra kick? No, that’s more superstition than biblical prayer. Pleading the blood of Christ is not needed to defeat Satan. He has already been defeated, and, if we are born again, Satan has no power over us other than what God allows for His purpose and glory. We have already been “delivered” (past tense) from the power of darkness and “translated” (past tense) into the kingdom of God’s Son (Colossians 1:13). No need to continually plead the blood.​
Rather than “pleading the blood” of Christ for protection or power, Christians should obey the command in James 4:7, “Submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” The Bible gives us numerous instructions in victorious living in Christ, and pleading the blood of Jesus is not one of them. We have been cleansed by the blood of Christ, and now He is our High Priest and mediator who “always lives to make intercession” for us (Hebrews 7:25). As His sheep we are already under His protection; we simply need to live day by day trusting in Him for what He has already promised and provided.​

~Deut







I was raised Pentecostal and heard this in other Pentecostal churches growing up. The personal home church I attended, pastored by my Grandfather and Father, never used this phrase much. They said what you see me say, "In the NAME of Yeshua (Jesus) be healed!!"

After all, Yeshua commanded us to apply His Name in healing, in facing the Adversary, in facing obstacles... In my opinion, the BLOOD shed is what saved me and cleansed me and covered my multitude of sins.

Where I did hear the use of Pleading the Blood, seemed to happen more frequently in African American churches.
 

KelbyofGod

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When you're facing an accusation (or accuser) you can plead "innocent", or you can plead "guilty"...or you can plead the blood of Jesus.
 
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What does it mean when someone pleads the Blood of Jesus over someone else in prayer? Is it something good or ok to do?
IMO,
pleading the blood of JESUS over someone In prayer will not stop the devil from tempting that person with things of this world,but If that person Is taught what pleading the blood of JESUS means then It will give them comfort In knowing that through JESUS shed blood on the cross that GOD accepted HIS sacrifice for usward and If they believe In HIS WORD then they don't have to fear death and by Grace through faith they will receive whatever they ask for In JESUS name.
 

Hungry

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The word of faith movement might not be scriptural but it works because it’s psychological. Every self help guru all “preach” this because it works. Like Henry Ford states, “Whether you think you will fail or succeed, your right.”
 
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I think it is better to say I apply the Blood of Jesus (which is applying the Cross to the problem). You can also say I take authority over cancer, arthritis etc.. We can also bind and loose.
 

CherieR

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Here's what the folks at GotQuestions.org have to say about it.

Question: "Is pleading the blood of Jesus biblical?"
Answer: “Pleading the blood of Jesus” in prayer is a teaching common in Pentecostal and Charismaticcircles. When people speak of “pleading the blood of Jesus in prayer,” they are referring to the practice of claiming the power of Christ over any and every problem by using the phrase “I plead the blood of Jesus over _______.” People fill in the blank with whatever they want: “I plead the blood of Jesus over my family/job/thoughts/illness.”​
“Pleading the blood of Jesus” has no clear basis in Scripture. No one in the Bible ever “pleads the blood” of Christ. Those who “plead the blood” often do so as if there were something magical in those words or as if by using them their prayer is somehow more powerful. This teaching is born from a misguided view of prayer that prayer is a way of manipulating God to get what we want rather than praying for His will to be done. The whole Word of Faith movement, which teaches pleading the blood, is founded on the false teaching that faith is a force and that, if we pray with enough faith, God guarantees us health, wealth, and happiness.​
Those who teach the value of pleading the blood of Jesus usually point to the Passover as support of their practice. (It is quite common for Pentecostalism to base its doctrines on Old Testament examples.) Just as the blood of the Paschal lamb protected the Israelites from the angel of death and led to their deliverance from slavery, so the blood of Jesus can protect and deliver Christians today, if they apply, or “plead,” it.​
Those who plead the blood of Jesus often do so in the context of seeking victory over demons. Pleading the blood of Jesus is a way of taking up the authority of Christ over the spirit world and announcing to the forces of darkness that they are powerless. Some base this aspect of pleading the blood on Revelation 12:11, “They triumphed over [Satan] by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony.”​
Again, there is no example in the Bible of anyone “pleading the blood,” so in that sense it is not expressly biblical. The phrase the blood of Christ in the New Testament is often used as a metonymy meaning “the death of Christ.” The blood/death of Christ forgives our sin, reconciles us with God, guarantees our inheritance in heaven, etc. Should a Christian be aware of all that the blood/death of Christ has accomplished for us? Absolutely. Should a believer be thankful for the blood/death of Christ? Of course, and expressing that thanks is good. Does a believer need to remind God of the blood/death of Christ every time he prays? Not according to the Bible. Do the words “I plead the blood of Jesus” give our prayers an extra kick? No, that’s more superstition than biblical prayer. Pleading the blood of Christ is not needed to defeat Satan. He has already been defeated, and, if we are born again, Satan has no power over us other than what God allows for His purpose and glory. We have already been “delivered” (past tense) from the power of darkness and “translated” (past tense) into the kingdom of God’s Son (Colossians 1:13). No need to continually plead the blood.​
Rather than “pleading the blood” of Christ for protection or power, Christians should obey the command in James 4:7, “Submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” The Bible gives us numerous instructions in victorious living in Christ, and pleading the blood of Jesus is not one of them. We have been cleansed by the blood of Christ, and now He is our High Priest and mediator who “always lives to make intercession” for us (Hebrews 7:25). As His sheep we are already under His protection; we simply need to live day by day trusting in Him for what He has already promised and provided.​

~Deut
Often when praying I would thank Jesus for dying for me on the cross. I think I probably have prayed pleading the Blood of Jesus before but I have not been doing that now. I like to understand the meaning behind words I pray and I don't want to use his blood or the name of Jesus in a disrespectful way.
 

CherieR

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When you're facing an accusation (or accuser) you can plead "innocent", or you can plead "guilty"...or you can plead the blood of Jesus.
In other words we trust that his shed blood on the cross paid for our sins and we trust in Jesus instead of ourselves? Is that what you mean?
 

Didymous

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The word of faith movement might not be scriptural but it works because it’s psychological. Every self help guru all “preach” this because it works. Like Henry Ford states, “Whether you think you will fail or succeed, your right.”
Often when praying I would thank Jesus for dying for me on the cross. I think I probably have prayed pleading the Blood of Jesus before but I have not been doing that now. I like to understand the meaning behind words I pray and I don't want to use his blood or the name of Jesus in a disrespectful way.
I don't think it's disrespectful, but what is the reason for it? Do we need to remind God that we are covered by the blood of Jesus? Is it a magical formula that protects us from the devil? The bible teaches us to submit to God, so that when we resist the devil he must flee. I guess it might even come under the definition of vain repetition. There are plenty of examples of right prayer in the bible, and in none of them is this done. So, it probably won't hurt, but it certainly isn't going to help any more than 'ordinary prayers.'
 

Didymous

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I think it is better to say I apply the Blood of Jesus (which is applying the Cross to the problem). You can also say I take authority over cancer, arthritis etc.. We can also bind and loose.
If this were true, then all the people that bind the devil would've kept him from doing anything ever! Apparently, it isn't.
 

Didymous

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IMO,
pleading the blood of JESUS over someone In prayer will not stop the devil from tempting that person with things of this world,but If that person Is taught what pleading the blood of JESUS means then It will give them comfort In knowing that through JESUS shed blood on the cross that GOD accepted HIS sacrifice for usward and If they believe In HIS WORD then they don't have to fear death and by Grace through faith they will receive whatever they ask for In JESUS name.
What does it mean?
 

Lanolin

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When you're facing an accusation (or accuser) you can plead "innocent", or you can plead "guilty"...or you can plead the blood of Jesus.
Interesting I wondered what the 'pleading' bit was about.

Sometimes I hear people say or pray 'by His blood' or the 'precious blood of Jesus' or 'covered with the blood of Jesus' but not really pleading, can you give an example of a prayer one might pray with this?

People often pray the blood as protections or covering. Or is it more, if you attacked by demons you plead Jesus blood, because Jesus died that means the demons wont attack you. Is it something like a decoy. Go after him, not me. i dont know.,.I heard that demons are afraid of it, or they dont like it or something. Or wont go near it.

Didnt Jesus say if we drink his blood we will have life in us. Or is just protection from vampires and witches.
 

Didymous

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When you're facing an accusation (or accuser) you can plead "innocent", or you can plead "guilty"...or you can plead the blood of Jesus.
When you're facing the accuser, you don't have to plead anything. He's already defeated, and we need to walk in that belief.
 

obedienttogod

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If this were true, then all the people that bind the devil would've kept him from doing anything ever! Apparently, it isn't.



No, a bind is specific and for 1 reason per time. And even if a billion people at once binds the Adversary, they are binding the entities that are with the Adversary. The Adversary is not like God who is everywhere at once. The Adversary is at 1 place only each time, but his buddies are everywhere else he is not. So when a billion people bind the Adversary at one time, they technically are binding the plan that these entities are following from the one Adversary.

So yes, binding is proper, in my opinion.
 

KelbyofGod

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Interesting I wondered what the 'pleading' bit was about.

Sometimes I hear people say or pray 'by His blood' or the 'precious blood of Jesus' or 'covered with the blood of Jesus' but not really pleading, can you give an example of a prayer one might pray with this?

People often pray the blood as protections or covering. Or is it more, if you attacked by demons you plead Jesus blood, because Jesus died that means the demons wont attack you. Is it something like a decoy. Go after him, not me. i dont know.,.I heard that demons are afraid of it, or they dont like it or something. Or wont go near it.

Didnt Jesus say if we drink his blood we will have life in us. Or is just protection from vampires and witches.
I'll think about an example because I'm assuming you'd like a good example that shows necessity for usage, rather than one right off the top of my head.

Your comment about vampires causes some hesitation... might I ask...what do you mean by that?

Love in Jesus,
Kelby
 

Lanolin

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Vampires, supposedly, go after people for their blood, but say if you plead the blood of Jesus, they wont because they have an aversion to Jesus blood.

I dont know it was just something that came to mind. Not saying there are actual vampires, but I know about emotional vampires that feed off other people, drain you, and get more powerful if someone else is miserable.