What is meant by the term "covered by the blood of Jesus?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The blood which was Jesus' blood which was spilled was the event foretold by types of things to come, brought about by God through Moses in the Book of Exodus.

    You see, the orders of God to Moses to make the Tabernacle wasn't just so God could tell them to make unique and expensive furniture, it was to tell of what was to come. The Ark of the Covenant was made of Gold, and the top of it was called the Kappareth, which is also called the Mercy Seat. It was a 'covering' which was separating God from man, lest man come too close to God and be killed.

    What the sacrifice which was performed on the Ark once a year for all the sins of the people did was make it so that God's mercy would continue for another year. And there were many other sacrifices that were made, but I want to stick with the one you are asking about.

    The blood of the bull which was sacrificed was to cover sins. And the 'atonement' of the people was made.

    What Jesus did was fulfill that need. There wasn't a bull in history that could actually make the atoning sacrifice, but only Jesus could. The sacrifice of Jesus is called the 'propitiation'. And that propitiation was made for all the world for all time. The sacrifice was made by Jesus as he gave himself to do this particular thing.

    So to be 'covered by the blood of Jesus' is actually looking back past the time of Jesus to the time of the Old Testament sacrifices. It recognizes the work done by Jesus Christ as being the final sacrifice, making it possible for anyone, not just priests of Levites to approach God.

    There are many other fulfillments that I could go into, but this is what you asked about.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    There's more power in the blood of Jesus than what is mentioned. The blood shed on Calvary for us to overcome powers of darkness, the devil and demons.

    The sins we confess are paid for by the ransom of his precious blood, Exo 3:10, Rom 5:9, Eph 1:7

    When we apply the blood spiritually it saves us from death and sickness, 2 Thess 1:9, Rev 2:11, Rev 20:6, Rev 20:14, Rev 21:8.

    Demons are also powerless over our souls because of the blood of Jesus. Everywhere we go in this world you encounter

    sin, evil, wickedness and we must guard ourselves with his blood, our sight, hearing, tongue, our whole being, as doing this will shield us with a spiritual covering that no demon can withstand.

  • 1 decade ago

    When sin came into the world, there were sacrifices of animals, starting with the coverings that Adam and Eve had to wear. Animals were never the perfect sacrifice. When Jesus was sacrificed on the Cross, His perfect blood was spilled. When we accept His gift, we are "covered in His blood". Not literally, but this makes us reconciled with the Father and when He looks down on us, He sees that we are covered with the blood of Christ, so we are seen as clean and pure. There is better detail but I don't know where to start.

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  • 1 decade ago

    It's a metaphor that means our sins are taken care of by Jesus' death on the cross. In the old Testament, animal sacrifices were done to atone for sin, and the blood would cover the altar. When Jesus died, his blood was shed as our sacrifice, so we say his blood "covers" our sin.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The best word that I can come up with is propitiation:


    1) relating to an appeasing or expiating, having placating or expiating force, expiatory; a means of appeasing or expiating, a propitiation

    a) used of the cover of the ark of the covenant in the Holy of Holies, which was sprinkled with the blood of the expiatory victim on the annual day of atonement (this rite signifying that the life of the people, the loss of which they had merited by their sins, was offered to God in the blood as the life of the victim, and that God by this ceremony was appeased and their sins expiated); hence the lid of expiation, the propitiatory

    b) an expiatory sacrifice

    c) a expiatory victim

  • 1 decade ago

    Under the Blood, we are forgiven of the sin we inherited from Adam and of the sins we have committed, past present future.

    Under the Blood, we are given victory over the power of sin in our lives and are given liberty from the subsequent penalty of sin.

    Under the Blood, we are given access to Him in His Throne Room, whereby the power of the Holy Spirit, we can lead a Conquerer's life until His second coming.

    How do we stay under the Blood of Jesus? Fervent, frequent prayer in sincere repentance, crucifying the flesh daily, regenerating the inner spirit to remain filled with the Holy Ghost.

    May God continue to reveal to you His plan. Blessings always.

  • 1 decade ago

    Look at it like this, Jesus shed his blood, and when He ascended into Heaven, He spread His blood on the Alter if God.

    and as a result this became a covering, and God the Father sees us through this covering, like an umbrella of the blood of Jesus.

    and when he see us through this covering He cannot see the sin.

    all He see is us dressed in white robes like the Saints.

    Source(s): jcms
  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Convert so you sins may be blotted pretty much means that believe in Jesus and confess that you are a sinner and that you need Jesus help to be forgiven of sin. And what Pro. 28:13 is talking about is those who cover up the fact that they have sinned will not be forgiven and they will still be at risk of being thrown to hell but those who confess their sin to God and Jesus will be forgiven and will go to Heaven. And repenting just means, to reject sin, when you know you may sin, avoid the sin. Dont let anyone tell you that there are other ways of getting to heaven other than Jesus. John 14:6 Jesus says: "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." Jesus is saying he is the only way to heaven. In order for us to go to heaven a sinless man had to may the price for our sin, and thats what Jesus did, he died on the cross for our sins, he mayed the penalty for everyones sins, everyone being every single living human before and after Jesus time, and all you have to do is accept Jesus as you saviour, admit to God that you need Jesus help, ask to be forgiven of your sins, tell God that you need Jesus to go to heaven, but the only way this works is if you truly have faith in Jesus and God, believe that Jesus died for you and that you will be saved and go to heaven because of Jesus, and Love them, Jesus paid the biggest price of all and God is our Heavenly father, he created us and loves us eternaly.

  • Gifted
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    the Blood of Jesus cleanses and purifies us of all sin, sickness and disease

    the Blood is a covering against all evil powers

    the Blood never loses it's power to keep us from all evil and darkness

    it is like a shield of protection


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