For the last three weeks, I’ve blogged a series dealing with the nature of blood, and it’s portrayal of Spiritual Truth. Blood in Scripture is the source of life: “the life of the flesh is in the blood.” Blood sacrifices were used to atone for sin and in rites of purification, and finally, the blood of Christ brings everlasting life to those that believe. The three-fold nature of blood is 1) plasma (mostly water), 2) red cells (the bearers of life, oxygen) and the 3) Immune and protection system (clotting agents and immune system components). Today and next week, I’ll deal with third part of the blood, the immune and protection system and it’s comparison to spiritual warfare.
The first aspect, protection, is the preservation of life by preventing blood loss. The body does not cope well with blood loss and to die from loss is to bleed out. In the blood itself, the platelets protect the body from injury and death due to loss of blood. They must always be ready to clot but must NOT do it unless there is an opening to loose blood. Clotting is a 200 to 300 step biological process that requires perfection in every step and is so complex it has no path from Evolution. It is irreducible complex and bears the signature of the Creator. Clotting is an example of WHY we believe in Creation because it is a process that boggles the mind.
1 Peter 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
The second aspect, defeating attackers, is protecting the body from invaders like bacteria and viruses. Collectively called the immune system it includes white blood cells, macrophages, antibodies, etc. The invaders want to bring death to the body by using the body’s resources of life to feed themselves. These immune system components die to protect the body. Puss in a wound is evidence that the white blood cells have died to destroy the invader to protect life which demonstrates warfare in the body. In the spiritual realm; the invaders who want to destroy life in the body of Christ are unbelievers that hate God, and Satan and his minions. Like a virus, they have no life of themselves, but they want to destroy the life in the body by feeding on it and reproducing themselves. They have NO potential for life!! They only destroy life. Here are two Biblical references that refer to this war against unbelievers that hate God and the Spiritual forces that attack the body of Christ
Matthew 23:15 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.
Ephesians 6:12 for we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
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