Of Blood and Sacrifice

Anthony Smith
 


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The Body cannot live without the blood. If you had a perfect body and you would change the blood to clear water, the body would die. Why? The life of the Body is the Blood. The same thing applies to the body of a Christian and also, the Church as a whole. Without the Blood, the Body would die. “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. Lev 17:11”

What God has made He made for all. The blood of man is constant, but the heart of man is inconsistent. “And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; Acts 17:26”

Who among you shall shed innocent blood? The blood of Mother, Father, Sister or Brother. The blood of strangers or servants. ? This shedding of blood, of man, is a hateful thing, in the sight of God. For it was God who prepared and delivered, this blood. The Bible tells us that the blood, shed of man, pollutes the ground upon which it falls. It also turns a man into a murder and thief. “For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness. Isaiah 59:3”

But what Of Blood and Sacrifice? The blood that we speak of is two different things, 1. That of sacrificial atonement and 2. The giver of life within the body.

Is there sacrifice, when one body kills another? Again two answers. 1. Yes, where there is only the intention of saving others threw the shedding of blood in love. And 2. No. Where there is blood shed in hate and so called martyrdom.

“Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man. Gen 9:6 ” Is this an eye for and eye, tooth for a tooth, a life for a life? No we are not under the Law but under Grace. We are, under the Law of final judgment. Where every action of man shall be brought forth into the light. But there in contrast is the shedding of innocent blood for the remission of all sin, including murder.

“For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy. Rev 16:6” Was Jesus a saint, prophet, Teacher, Preacher and Lord? Did not He shed His blood for all mankind? “For the stone shall cry out of the wall, and the beam out of the timber shall answer it. Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, and stablisheth a city by iniquity! Hab 2:11-12” Is not this the way of mankind today? Building kingdoms and Nations on the blood of the innocent? They use the mortar of hate and the Blood of life, to make their bricks. The walls weep and cry out for revenge, and justice, for so many have, and will die to build a fortress. The Egyptians, Aztecs, and others, have tried to build with Blood. But haven't all these kingdoms fallen? “Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will prepare thee unto blood, and blood shall pursue thee: sith thou hast not hated blood, even blood shall pursue thee. Eze 35:6” Blood for Blood, a killer by the sword shall also, be killed by the Sword. For when you destroy, what God had created, you shall answer to Him, for what you have done. Can a man sin against His own soul? Yes.

“For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy. Rev 16:6 ” Who has done this thing, that all men have come to judgment before the Lord? All men. There was a representative of all Nations and Races among man at the Crucifiction of the Lamb. “And it was the preparation of the passover, and about the sixth hour: and he saith unto the Jews, Behold your King! But they cried out, Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar. John 19:14-15” Shall I crucify your King? Or have you already? Have you freed Jesus within your soul, or have you desired to drink the blood of an innocent? Martyrdom is not the taking of innocent blood by murder. Martyrdom is giving of ones own life, to save and not kill. There is a misjudgment among man that says, we must take, and drink, in the blood of others. This to show their loyalty to God. This is a lie. Martyrdom is as was Stephen, Antipas, and Jesus, The disciples and the Apostle Paul. If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame. (Heb 6:6) Each time a man falls away from the truth they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh. The reject the blood and sacrifice that was made on their behalf. They refuse the will of God and make unto themselves a new god, way and doctrine.

Nothing is hid from the sight of God. I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth. (Rev 2:13) Martyrs are those that dwell within the will of God. They are those that are covered by the Blood and Sacrifice of one, who had no sin. Who among you have no sin? Who among you can offer his blood and life as a true sacrifice for all mankind? Do you only see your race of people as the only ones worthy of God? Do you say that, “We are the only ones that can interpret the word of God. ” If so then how can you convert mankind? 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. (Mat 23:15) Without the truth any converts are, just as lost, as you are. Hell is full of proselytes, that were forced to bow to false gods and idols.

Temple of Spirit & Truth Ministries
A. R. Smith Ministries
http://www.ourchurch.com/member/a/arsmithsermons/

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