“I COVER THIS BUS IN THE BLOOD OF JESUS!”
*Romans 3:25* Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
*Romans 5:9* _Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him._
*Ephesians 1:7* _In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;_
*Ephesians 2:13* _But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ._
*Colossians 1:20* _And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven._
*Hebrews 9:14* _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?_
*Hebrews 13:20* _Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,_
*1 Peter 1:2* _Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied._
*1 John 1:7* _But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin._
*Revelation 1:5* _And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,_
In all the verses I quoted above, none suggests in the faintest manner that the blood of Jesus is meant for covering cars or buses or air planes (by the way, do folks ask everyone in an air plane to bow their heads for prayers? I don’t know. I’ve never been on one. #Winks)
No verse also suggests that you are to shout “blood of Jesus” when you see a cockroach or a rodent or when you wake up from a nightmare. None. Absolutely none! None also suggests that you are to “cover, soak, and dip yourself” in the blood of Jesus. None! So, where did that practice come from?
Many times, many people gladly do things not written in the Bible, and boast of it. Such vaunts are apparently a child of unacquaintance with the written word. The blood of Jesus was shed for the remission of sins, and not for dousing Toyota sedan cars. It’s gross misunderstanding of the reason for Jesus’ death that makes some people utter such profane words as: “I cover this bus and the engine with the blood of Jesus”. What?! That’s insult on the blood of Jesus! Some even say more ludicrously “I pour the blood of Jesus into the engine of this vehicle…” How uncanny! Such statements are laughable at best. Vehicles run on either petrol or diesel! Every Tom, Dick, and Harry knows that. It’s not rocket science. The blood of Jesus isn’t petrol. It’s not to be poured into vehicular engines. It’s that which was shed for your salvation.
Please, stop portraying yourself as some clown of some sorts… Jesus isn’t covering us in His blood. We have already been washed by His blood. We are saved men; people washed and cleansed by His precious blood. We are not to cover our houses or cars or ourselves with the blood of Jesus. Such notions and practices are totally unscriptural.
We are to be filled with joy and confidence, knowing full well that the blood of Jesus has cleansed us from all sins, and that forgiveness of sins is ours in Him. We are to be content with this knowledge, and let our minds perpetually swim within the boundaries of the same. This is the scriptural thing to do.