since the children share in flesh and blood,
Hebrews 2:14 is a Bible verse from the New Testament which explains God’s plan for Jesus Christ to save people by His Own flesh and blood.
As believers, we’ve often heard the phrase, “power of the blood” in reference to Jesus Christ. We see from scripture that Jesus overcame the devil through conquering death and rising from the grave, but what does “power of the blood” really mean to us?
The first part of Hebrews 2:14 says, “Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same…” Let’s look deeper at the meaning of “share,” which is: communicate, distribute, be partaker.
We, as children of God, share the same species as human beings. Our physical bodies are all made up of flesh and blood. Likewise, God sent His Son to the earth as a human, made up of flesh and blood, so we could relate to Him, identify with Him and He could pave the way of victory ahead of us.
He shares our body make-up, and we share His. Note this word is present tense, not past tense. We share His perfect blood and flesh right now.
Jesus Christ distributed His blood and flesh to us when He submitted to the Father in obedience and went forward to give His life, and then communicated (distributed) His blood and flesh to us by the cross.
What a powerful act! The cross was and is proof of Him honoring His commitment to us—like marriage was designed to be.
God is our Husband (Isaiah 54:5).
If you look up the word “blood” in the dictionary, you’ll see these definitions: 1) essence of life 2) parental heritage, lineage.
As believers, we are God’s flesh and blood, and He is ours through Jesus Christ. We are one with God the Father through Jesus Christ the Son.
The last part of Hebrews 2:14 says, “that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil”
The power of Jesus’ blood carries the essence of life, and with that power He rendered death, the devil’s authority, completely powerless. He moved through the devil’s territory, the realm of death, with the power of life and therefore rendered death powerless.
Notice Hebrews 2:14 says, “him who had the power of death.” Had is past tense. The devil and death have no hold over us anymore.
We do not have to fear illness, death or dying. The deep brooding, or darkness we may feel is only a lie, an illusion. It is actually the devil projecting his own fear upon us. Don’t take it from him!
The devil is terrified of losing his power over us. It is destroyed when we recognize the truth, and stand firm against the lies in the power of the shed blood of Christ.
When we feel the winds of fear assailing us, we must use the Word of God in our mind. We must think and speak the name and power of the blood of Christ to stand firm in the truth, understanding and using the authority of Jesus Christ.
We must not let the feeling of fear turn us away from believing and claiming the rightful heritage we have in Jesus Christ, which is health, wealth and everlasting life in the Kingdom of God (John 3:16).
Jesus rose and left behind the empty tomb as evidence of His victory over the grave and over the devil. We must enter into that victory through faith in Christ, without shrinking back in the face of the illusion of fear.
The Word of God, prayer and time alone communing with Christ are essential to our entrance into the Kingdom of God. The stakes are critically high, but He roots us on to victory all the way.
Study the Bible verse of Hebrews 2:14, and stand fast in your victory over the devil, through the power of the blood of Christ.
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