For the last several 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, I’ll deal again with the blood’s immune and protection systems and their illustration of truth and deception.
The deceiver who brings death, in the blood is carbon monoxide (CO), and in the spiritual war, it’s Satan and his lies! CO deceives the body into thinking it‘s oxygen, (02) and brings death instead of life. Satan comes as a deceiver who brings lies while the person believes they are getting the truth. The Bible speaks about this deception.
1 Corinthians 11:13-14 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
Our physical body is easily deceived into accepting death instead of life. Usually, red blood cells carry life-giving oxygen to the body’s cells using the heart and circulatory system. If a person breathes an atmosphere containing CO, the lungs become filled with CO instead of air containing oxygen. When the red blood cells contact carbon monoxide in the lungs, they accept it as if it were O2 and carry it in place of oxygen. When CO gets to the cell, it has no life to bring so the body starts to die from lack of oxygen. Red blood cells are deceived into believing it was bringing life when it brought death.
In the spiritual war, we must breathe in truth, the Word of God, and avoid the lies of the world, the flesh and the devil for they poison our life and bring death.
John 8:44 He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar and the father of it.
We are vulnerable because of our sinful nature and are easily deceived so we must test everything especially the spirits.
1 John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
Jesus ultimately will destroy the harbinger of death, Satan, but now we must fight for truth in a world ruled by the father of lies. Breathe in TRUTH not the lies of the evil one.
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