Nature is in the Blood

July 8, 2014

Nature is in the Blood
Genesis 2:23
And Adam said, This [is] now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.

Is this statement and scripture not true of us, the Church, taken from the side of Christ, birthed through the blood He shed and His life that He gave for us? When we partake of the communion are we not outwardly identifying with His life within us? As we remember the cross and the New Covenant sealed with the blood of the Savior, then we should know that we are now bone of His bone and flesh of His flesh.
Leviticus 17:11 tells us, “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.” While the Old Testament commands us not to eat or drink the blood of any beast in Leviticus 17:14, “For [it is] the life of all flesh; the blood of it [is] for the life thereof: therefore I said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall eat the blood of no manner of flesh: for the life of all flesh [is] the blood thereof: whosoever eateth it shall be cut off.” Yet what does Christ tell us in the New Testament in John 6:53-54, “Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.” God’s intent for us is not that we be partakers of the blood of beast and earthly creatures for He has not called us and created us to be partakers of a lower life nature. When Jesus exhorts us that in order to have divine life you must partake of His blood; He is implying that we partake and become identified to His life and nature. The unity and intimacy of Christ and the Bride, His Church, is to produce a godly seed in the image and likeness of the Father. We are all quite aware of what we are apart from Christ and outside of God, but have we truly grasped the revelation of who we are in Christ, identified and one with Him. Are we still offering the sacrifice of goats and bulls, trying to appease and win God’s favor through our outward expressions of religious piety, duty and ceremony or have we come to the place where we have grasped that the sacrifice that God is hungering for is the sacrifice of obedience and relinquishment of that former man or woman we once were. The only way we can fulfill that calling is when we grasp that we are no longer our own, but Christ’s. We are now living, not unto ourselves, but as the extension of His life through the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Christ within us. That is our power of obedience and victory that,’ it is no longer I that live, but Christ that lives within me’. Yes, I retain an independent will, that still gives me the choice of God or myself, but I have chosen to present myself daily a living sacrifice that I might exchange my life for His. Through that daily exchange, there becomes less of me and more of Him. In each situation and circumstance I no longer face it as my problem, it is God’s problem, because my life is hid in Him. I am partaking of His flesh and His blood; I am living in a place of identification with His life. As long as I abide there I can live out of the power of that life and I can become a partaker of His divine nature as 2 Peter 1:4 tells us, “Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” It is not blasphemy to identify with who we are; it is our divine destiny and calling. Jesus offered the sacrifice of His life so that we might become bone of bone and flesh of His flesh; identified with His very life. Are we truly “in Christ” today or are we content to abide in the outer court of the assembly, only approaching God in the outward and natural sense. We are God’s kids. God has called us to be a part of His divine family. He has called us to be joint heirs in Christ. We are seated in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. Is that where we are living in our walk with the Lord? If not, then it is time that we became truly identified with His life and purpose within us. 1 John 4:17 says, “Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.” Who are you today?

Blessings,
#kent

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