The first of these keys is the blood of Jesus Christ. His blood is one of the weapons Paul references in 2 Corinthians 10:4, it says the weapons which are “mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds.” The blood Jesus shed on the cross is powerful enough to wash away any sin that could ever cause a wound in your soul. In the eighth chapter of Matthew, you’ll find these words about Jesus:
“He fulfilled what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah, He Himself took [in order to carry away] our weaknesses and infirmities and bore away our diseases” (Matthew 8:17).
As I mentioned previously, the word “infirmities” means, weakness of the body and soul. In other words, Jesus died, not only for your sin and sickness to be forgiven, but for the sickness in your soul to be healed. If you have accepted Him as your Lord and Savior, you have a legal right to claim healing through His shed blood. Isaiah 53, puts it this way:
“But He was pierced for our transgressions,
He was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on Him, and by His wounds we are healed.
We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
each of us has turned to our own way;
and the Lord has laid on Him
the iniquity of us all” (Isaiah 53:4-6 NIV).
Sin wounds the soul, and when Jesus took our sins upon Himself, those sins literally wounded Him! The abuse, the beating and the crucifixion He endured caused His blood to be poured out for us and the result is that we are healed of our wounds by His wounds!
Partaking of the blood of Jesus is the first step in healing your soul. Leviticus 17:11 says, “For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul” (KJV). Notice this verse says the blood atones for the “soul”. That’s because the sin that wounded you lives in your soul man.
The first thing you need to do, to be healed of your wounds, is wash your soul in the blood. Hebrews 9:22 says, “the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness” (NIV). Reading 1 John 1:7 confirms this, “the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin” (ESV).
These are just two, of dozens of verses, referring to the might and effectiveness of Jesus’ blood. It is so powerful that it actually washes away every single sin that has ever wounded your soul. It washes away sins that you committed. It washes away sins that others have committed against you. And it brings atonement for the instances where your ancestors may have sinned and caused a wound in the soul that has been passed down through generations.
Whenever you are seeking healing for your soul, the blood of Christ is the very first and most effective medicine you can apply.
But there’s one more, very important step we must take to receive our complete healing. We also need to understand and receive a power called dunamis that is available to us through Christ’s resurrection from the dead.