The River That Flowed From CalvaryBy: Pastors Rodney & Adonica Howard-Browne
Publish date: 09/29/2018
There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High. Psalm 46:4 KJV
Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; 19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. 1 Peter 1:18-19 KJV
How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? 15 And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance. Hebrews 9:14-15 KJV
For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins. 5 Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me: 6 In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure. 7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God. 8 Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law; 9 Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second. 10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. Hebrews 10:4-10 KJV
1. The Blood That Flowed from His Head to Our Head.
a. The river of the Blood of Christ Jesus covers every area of our lives.
b. Jesus sweated great drops of Blood.
c. Luke 22:44 KJV — “And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.”
d. My soul is exceedingly sorrowful.
e. Matthew 26:36-46
f. You have not resisted unto blood.
g. Hebrews 12:3-4 KJV — “For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds. 4 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.”
h. Jesus’ Blood flowed from His head to ours, so we could have peace of mind.
2. The Blood That Flowed from His Hands to Ours.
a. Jesus’ Blood flowed from His hands to ours, giving us authority.
b. He showed them His hands, His feet and His side.
c. John 20:20-27
d. Luke 24:36-40
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f. Mark 16:15-20
3. The Blood That Flowed from His Side to Our Side.
a. The river of Blood that flowed from His side to our side, bringing forgiveness.
b. His side was pierced.
c. John 19:31-37
d. Blood and Water signified the two great benefits which all believers partake of through Christ.
e. The Blood represents justification, remission and atonement.
f. The Water represents regeneration, purification and sanctification.
4. The Blood That Flowed from His Feet to Our Feet.
a. The river of Blood that flowed from His feet to our feet, causing us to walk a new path.
b. We are overcomers.
c. Power over the enemy.
d. Luke 10:19 KJV — “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”
e. Beautiful feet, carrying the Gospel.
f. Romans 10:14-15 KJV — “How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? 15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!”
g. Under our feet.
h. Ephesians 1:19-23
i. Every place your foot shall tread.
j. Joshua 1:3 KJV — “Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses.”
5. The Blood That Flowed from His Back to Ours.
a. The river of Blood that flowed from His back to our back, for our healing.
b. By His stripes.
c. Isaiah 53:1-5 KJV — “Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed? 2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. 3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. 4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. 5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”
d. 1 Peter 2:21-25
e. Matthew 8:17 KJV — “That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.”’
6. Fresh Today.
a. This river is as fresh today as when the Blood first flowed at Calvary.
b. Luke 4:18-19 KJV — “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, 19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.”
c. Salvation: The Blood washes us clean; the Blood seals us; the Blood keeps us pure and holy; the Blood protects.
d. Healing: by His stripes.
e. Peace of mind: He is the Prince of Peace.
h. Provision (Psalm 23).
i. Protection (Psalm 91).