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Our Body Is The Temple Of God's Spirit, Sold To The Highest Bidder, The Relationship Between Body Blood And Spirit, Example Of Car Battery, Cain And Abel, Does The Spirit Dwell In The Blood?, Correlation Between Physical Sickness And Spiritual Condition, Origin And Nature Of AIDS, Satan Serves As God's Executioner, Symbolically Drink Jesus' Blood And Partake Of His Spirit, Blood Atonement And Spirit Of Forgiveness, Cup Of The Lord Or Cup Of Devils, As Long As The Blood Flows There Is Life, Our Thinking Heart, Organs Removed While Blood Is Still Pumping, Commercial Vampirism, It's A Personal Choice, God Knows What Is Best For Each Of Us, Conclusion, Suggested Reading List
In Biblical times, the human body was considered sacred, even after death. People were much more spiritually-attuned back then. Even some of the pagan cultures like the Egyptians put modern society to shame. At least they believed in the afterlife. They believed that the soul took a cosmic journey to the stars, to Sirius in fact. Strict burial procedures were followed by not only the Egyptians, but by the Jews and other cultures as well. Consider Jesus' own burial. Even though the Apostle Paul complained about what a problem the human flesh is to live in as in his famous "O wretched man that I am!" statement, he also stated quite clearly that our body is the temple of God's Spirit; and that it is to be respected as such:
"What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's."
1 Corinthians 6:19-20, KJV
But today, in this age of cold calculated science and modern technology, in which the love of many has waxed -- or grown -- cold, there is no longer respect for the human body. It is just another slab of meat in the freezer or on the table to be divided into pieces -- organs -- to be sold to the highest bidders! OOPS! That was a slip of the tongue! [grin] I meant the persons who can afford the transplants! Sadly, it is a well-known fact that most transplanted organs go to the rich and affluent! To highlight even further the callousness of the medical profession, consider the controversies currently raging regarding the use of fetal tissue, as well as cloning and genetic engineering. The industrialized Westernized world has lost its moral conscience! Absolutely nothing is sacred anymore! Man has become his own god! He makes his own rules!
In the process of working on this article, I believe the Lord gave me a really amazing example which helps to clarify the unique relationship between the body, the blood and the Spirit. Remember how I compared organ transplants to changing the tire on a car? Well, in this example the Lord used a car battery. To begin explaining this example, let me ask you a question: Why is it that the Lord told both Noah and Moses that the life is in the blood? Is it just because the blood flows through the body carrying nutrients, picking up waste, distributing oxygen, etc.? I don't think so. From what I have learned in the course of writing this article, I have become convinced that it is much deeper than that. Why is the Lord so adamant about us not eating blood? Why is the spilling of human blood punishable by death according to the Mosaic Law? To give you an idea where I am leading with this, let's consider the creation of Adam:
"And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul."
Genesis 2:7, KJV
As I have explained in other articles, I understand this verse to mean that it wasn't until God sent part of His Eternal Spirit, or one of His Spirits of Life, a bit of Spiritual Energy so-to-speak, to unite with the lifeless body of Adam, that he actually became a living soul, a living container. However, the question which arose in my mind while I was writing this article is, exactly where does the Spirit of Life reside in us? Some say it is in the area called the solar plexus, a network of nerves located in the abdomen. This may be true, but I am not convinced of it.
Let me now share with you the example of the car battery. We all know that without a battery in it, a car will simply not function. That car, like our body, can be brand new, but without a battery it is lifeless. Until an external source of energy is provided, it is just useless. You can even add gasoline, but it still will not function. The gasoline is like food which sustains the motor running, but it isn't the original source of energy. In the same manner, eating food helps to keep us alive, but it isn't what makes us alive to begin with. The minute you add the battery to the car, the energy starts flowing through the wires, just like electrical impulses travel from the human brain through the nerves to the various parts of our bodies. However, there is more to it than that. Before that new battery is placed in the car, there are several things which must be done to it. Do you know what they are? One of these is to charge it up. However, before you can charge it up, you must add a liquid called electrolyte, what is commonly referred to as battery acid. The electrolyte performs two functions: It both stores and conducts electrical energy. Due to its size, it can only store so much energy. This is why a car needs the rest of the electrical system such as the alternator, the generator, the regulator, etc. They help to keep the battery in a charged up state as well as to pass electrical energy to the coil where it is multiplied and then sent on its way to the various components which require electricity to operate.
So then, do you see what I am driving at with this example? No, that was not an intended pun on the car example! When the Lord made our bodies, much like that car, He needed a special place, a special receptacle where He could store the original source of energy; that is, the Spirit of Life. Not only that, it had to be a place where the energy, or Spirit, could be easily conducted throughout the body to give it life. Is that place the brain like modern-day scientists and doctors would have us believe? I am no longer fully convinced that it is. Where did the Lord say the source of life is located in the body? IN THE BLOOD! Do you see now? Our blood is just like that electrolyte. It is liquid, the perfect conductor, and it also happens to be acidic! Haven't you ever noticed that when you have cut yourself and sucked the blood? It is sharp on your tongue, isn't it? So it seems to me that God's Spirit may flow and dwell within our blood! Maybe that is why the Lord said the life of the body is in the blood! His Spirit isn't just in one spot such as in our solar plexus, or in the third eye! It is throughout your body flowing through that electrical conductor called blood! Remember what Jesus said:
"It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life."
John 6:63, KJV
Do you see? Spirit is life! Without the Spirit of God in our bodies, there is no life! We learned from the Old Testament that the life is in the blood! And now we have seen that the Spirit is in the blood too! Do you still need more proof? If so, consider what John also had to say in one of his Epistles:
"For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one."
1 John 5:7-8, KJV
Do you see? God, the Word -- Jesus -- and the Holy Ghost are one in Heaven; they are each an aspect of the whole Godhead. And the Spirit, the water and the blood are one on Earth! Not just in a spiritual sense, but physically as well! They are each a part of the whole! They agree in one. They work together because they ARE together in your body! What is the primary ingredient of your blood? WATER! And where is God's Spirit located in your body? If I am correct, in the blood! They are an integral part of each other! When your blood is gone, your Spirit is gone! Your life is gone! Having said that, let me share a few more things with you from the Old Testament. Do you remember what the Lord said to Cain after he had slain his brother Abel? Here it is for your consideration:
"And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground. And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand;"
Genesis 4:10-11, KJV
How can a person's blood cry from the ground? It can't, can it? Was the Lord speaking figuratively? Perhaps. Or how about this? The voice of Abel's spirit cried up from the ground because the Spirit is in the blood! The Spirit is life, and the life of the body is in the blood, thus Abel's spirit was in his blood which Cain poured out on the ground when he slew him. Here is another example:
"The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?"
Proverbs 18:14, KJV
This verse is making a direct connection between one's spirit and sickness. As shown in the previous example of the woman who had an issue of blood, Jesus was well aware of this connection. Physical sickness is quite often a manifestation of a spiritual problem. When there is something physically wrong with the blood, there is something wrong with the Spirit, because the Spirit is in the blood. This is why when Jesus healed that woman, as well as other persons, we read that virtue, or Spirit, left His body and flowed into theirs. Maybe He healed or recharged their bodies by adding more of His Spirit to their blood. In fact, in this case, this woman had a spiritual leak so-to-speak. Because the Spirit in our blood sustains our physical bodies, this woman was weak and sickly until Jesus healed and recharged her. This is why it says "a wounded spirit who can bear?" In a more physical sense, when you are sick, what mechanism does your body often use to heal itself? Doesn't it send antibodies to fight infections? This is the physical manifestation of your Spirit going on the attack to ward off negative spiritual influences. If you doubt this, isn't it true that when we suffer severe bouts of depression -- a spiritual attack -- that our bodies are more inclined to get sick physically. So you see, if you heal the spiritual problem, the physical problem will likewise be fixed.
Now, if you want to take this one step further, consider some of the things I spoke about in the "The Gay and Lesbian Agenda" series. Despite the various theories which have been proposed, the origin of the AIDS virus remains a total mystery. As I mentioned in that article, there are some who are firmly convinced that it is a curse from God to punish a rebellious world which refuses to amend its wicked ways. Really think about this. AIDS is a disease of the blood. It is a spiritual disease because the Spirit is in the blood. The people who practice homosexuality and lesbianism are spiritually sick, and it is manifesting itself through a physical disease in the blood known as Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. In fact, the whole world is becoming more spiritually sick each passing day. It is for this reason that AIDS has now spread to the heterosexual community as well. AIDS is a form of spiritual oppression because people's bodies are not able to defend themselves from attack, either spiritual attack or physical attack. In thinking about this, the verse which just came to me is one Paul wrote to the Corinthians who were indulging in all kinds of illicit sexual practices:
"To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus."
1 Corinthians 5:5, KJV
As I have stated before, Satan is God's executioner. It seems that the Lord is allowing him to destroy these people's bodies through AIDS in the hope that He can save their souls. Remember, Satan was also given complete control over Job's body by the Lord. Why should it surprise us then that He would do the same thing today with the wicked?:
"And Satan answered the LORD, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life. But put forth thine hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse thee to thy face. And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, he is in thine hand; but save his life."
Job 2:4-6, KJV
Despite all of the information I have now provided, we are still not quite at the end of this Scriptural trail. Do you remember what else Jesus said regarding blood? It was such a hard saying that many left off from following Him. It is found in the sixth chapter of John:
"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. For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him."
John 6:53-56, KJV
You see how clear the meaning of Jesus' words now becomes with everything I have explained so far? Unless we drink His Blood, that is, take in, receive or accept His Spirit, there is no life in us. He then goes on to say, if we drink His Blood, He dwells in us, and we in Him! It is a joining of spirits. It is a spiritual union or wedding, you might say. And when we drink His Blood and His Spirit dwells in us, we bear Him spiritual children, as the Bride of Christ. We win others to His Kingdom!
Now, we know that in the above verses, Jesus was speaking symbolically of His coming Crucifixion in which His Blood would be shed for the sins of the world, right? Keeping in mind then that the Spirit, the water and the blood are one, take a look at exactly what happened during our Lord's Crucifixion:
"But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water."
John 19:34, KJV
"This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth."
1 John 5:6, KJV
You see, when Jesus shed His Blood on the Cross, when water and blood were poured out from His physical body, it was symbolic of God's Spirit of forgiveness being poured out on humanity. Remember what I have said all along: the Spirit is life, and life is in the blood, and the Spirit is in the blood. In the Levitical Law, we are told many times that the blood is for atonement. If the Spirit is in the blood, then the Spirit is likewise for atonement. Jesus poured out His Blood, His Spirit, His Life in a symbolic gesture of God pouring out His Spirit of forgiveness so that we might have Eternal Life if we will only believe. In like manner, Jesus' Body was broken or crucified on the Cross for the healing of our physical bodies: His Body for our physical healing, and His Blood for our spiritual healing. In a more literal sense, God's Spirit was indeed poured out a short time later on the day of Pentecost. From that day until now, that Spirit of forgiveness has been spreading and being received by millions of people all around the world who have indeed received new spiritual life by the Blood poured out at Calvary. We have all been washed in the Blood -- or Spirit of forgiveness -- of the Lamb.
Now, if you deny these truths of the Spirit, if you refuse to drink of the Cup of the Lord's Blood, if you don't partake of the Lord's Spirit, if you walk away in unbelief, then you are partaking of the spirit of antichrist!:
"From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him."
John 6:66, KJV
Did you notice the scripture reference for those who turn away from the Lord? 666! Oh my! If you refuse the Lord's Blood, His Cup, His Spirit, that only leaves you with one choice, and there is definite proof for it:
"Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils."
1 Corinthians 10:21, KJV
Either you are communing or having communion with God's Spirit, or else you are doing it with the Devil!
Taking into consideration all of these things, is it any wonder then that the Lord makes such a big deal about spilling or drinking blood! It is a very spiritual thing to drink or take in the blood of another person or another animal, because it seems that to do this is to actually imbibe or take in their very spirit! It is akin to spiritual possession! With good reason the Lord frowns upon it!
As you can now see, this whole issue of organ transplants, blood transfusions, brain death, etc., is much deeper than you probably realized. Believe me, it is much deeper than I realize too! Don't think that I have all of this information sitting here in some little book or study guide, because I don't. You've heard me say it before, and I will say it again: these revelations are as new to me as they are to some of you. Much like what happened with Paul and the others, I receive a lot of things by what I believe to be direct revelation from the Lord. Undoubtedly, some people reading this will be taken back by me even saying such a thing. I am sorry if that offends some of you, but that is just the way it is. I don't have study books or reference materials or some theological degree to impress people with. All I have is a high school education from many years ago. All I know is, I sit here and type and open myself up to the Lord's Spirit, and He never fails to answer me. I sit here stunned and amazed at some of the things He shows me! All I've got is the Word that has been buried inside of me all of these years, and my Online Bible program to help me find things when I don't remember where they are found. So I have no choice but to believe that this is a work of God's Spirit. The way these different Scriptures just flow together from one end of the Bible to the other never ceases to amaze me! This is the way my faith runs. If you don't have the faith to believe the things I say, well, that is your business and your right. However, if I get something directly from the Lord, I believe it.
So then, returning to the theme of organ transplants and being brain dead, as long as the blood is still flowing through a person's body, they are still alive in God's eyes, because their spirit is still in them and flowing through them. Don't believe these doctors who try to make you believe in reverse. The brain is the coordinator of bodily functions and a storage area for information, but it is NOT the source of power! The power flows through the body in the blood because that is where your spirit is, if I am correct about all of this. If anything, your heart is like that battery which contains the electrolyte and passes the energy to the rest of the car. Looking at this from another angle, you can consider your brain to be similar to your hard drive, or to RAM. However, it is not the CPU. The CPU is the real processor. It is where everything originates. It is the traffic controller. If you have data corruption, or a system freeze-up, or even a complete system crash, as long as that CPU is in working condition, the computer can still be repaired. You may have lost some data in the process, but it can usually be replaced. In like manner, as I've pointed out in other articles, the Lord indicated through the Prophet Jeremiah that it is actually the heart which is our thinking organ:
"The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?"
Jeremiah 17:9, KJV
Jesus Himself confirmed this very thing when He said the following:
"For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:"
Matthew 15:19, KJV
Was God lying through the mouth of Jeremiah? Was Jesus lying? Then who is lying when they say life is in the brain? Who is lying when they say that brain death is bodily death? Who is lying when they say it is the brain that does the thinking? I'll tell you who, those money-minded hospitals who want to either save money or else get those promised body parts to sell to someone else! It is the heart which is the center of our beings. It is the heart which thinks, feels and pumps the blood which carries God's life-giving Spirit to every part of our bodies! The heart is the CPU, the one that really makes the decisions. The brain just helps to carry them out and stores information. Just like a computer, the brain may go on the blink for a while, but as long as the CPU, the central processing unit, the heart, is still properly functioning and keeping your spirit flowing in your veins, there is always hope, because there is still life.
This all makes so much sense if you stop to think about all of the different things I have said about Spirit, Energy, Blood and Life. Our bodies are simply made alive by being receptacles for and conductors of God's Spirit, or Divine Energy. In all honesty, no one really knows what electricity is, do they? Oh, they have their fancy little theories about flowing electrons, but have they really ever seen it? Of course not! Yet, when the Ole Ticker (heart) has problems, what do they do? They give it a few electrical shocks to make it start pumping again. In some cases, they install battery-operated pacemakers which gives the heart a slight jolt to keep it pumping normally. You see, the heart is an electrical engine. It is a Spiritual Engine. It is the receptacle for and distributor of our spirit which we receive from God. So again, life is in the blood because the Spirit is in the blood.
Now, for those of you who are not aware of it, I am going to share some shocking news which will further help you to understand why some money-minded doctors push the "brain dead" idea so hard, and then do their best to paint as bleak a picture as possible regarding those who are on extended life support systems. Are you aware of the fact that in order to remain viable, donated organs must be taken from a human body while the blood is still pumping through it? In other words, according to the Biblical definition, you are still alive! Your spirit is still within you! Maybe your brain has gone on the blink, but you are still alive! I have proof that what I am saying is true. I have a question and answer file which contains a lot of shocking information regarding organ transplants which most folks are not aware of. This means that if you personally have chosen to be an organ donor following your death, your loved ones are going to have to leave you on life support while the flesh hackers are cutting out your eyes, or your heart, or whatever organs you have decided to donate!
While I can truly understand the sincere motivations of those people who are willing and who wish to donate their body parts or give blood, just visualizing such a scenario fills me with disgust! It is almost akin to vampirism! In fact, bases on the evidence I have presented, it is not only physical vampirism, but it is spiritual vampirism because the Spirit is in the blood! When you donate blood, it would seem that you are giving part of your spirit to someone else, whether it be a relative or some unknown person. It is commercial vampirism! Maybe that is why some people feel faint after donating blood. Part of their spirit is missing. Who knows.
In conclusion, if others wish to submit their bodies to such medical treacheries, that is their choice; but personally, when I go, I wish to remain completely intact. While I have stated some very strong views in this article, I want you the reader to know that I do realize that this is a very personal matter. The primary purpose of this article is to make you aware of the deep spiritual implications of organ transplants and blood transfusions so that you can make an informed choice should you someday be confronted with such a situation. In my view, I just can't understand why anyone who is a Christian would want to hold on to this life when the Lord says it is time to go. This life is full of heartaches and headaches, and the older you get, the more your tired old body breaks down. If you are a Christian, you know what awaits you, so why delay your graduation through an organ transplant to prolong your life? The only possible reason I can think of would be if you have others who heavily depend upon you in some way. Perhaps you have a spouse or children. These would be reasons for any of us to weigh our decisions heavily. However, at the same time, we must have faith in the Lord that He knows what He is doing. We must believe that if anything happens in our lives, it is because He has allowed it to happen. We must firmly believe that God is in control and that He does not make mistakes. We must believe that everything He does in our lives is an act of love, even if we may not understand it or see it as such at the time. Remember what Jesus said in the Gospel of Matthew:
"Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows."
Matthew 10:29-31, KJV
The Apostle Paul reiterated this thought in his Epistle to the Romans when he said:
"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose."
Romans 8:28, KJV
So then, if death does come knocking at our doors, we should greet it and not be afraid of it, or try to run from it. We should look forward to it with eager anticipation, as long as the time and the place are of His choosing and not our own. I discuss this topic more in full in another article entitled "Heaven's Gate, Suicide and Other Death Cults".
On the other hand, I can understand why ungodly and unbelieving people of the world would want to undergo organ transplants. Because they don't have faith in God, because they don't know what their future holds, they are utterly terrified by death. If they have led lives which have been displeasing to the Lord, then they have good reason to fear. After all, we are told:
"It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God."
Hebrews 10:31, KJV
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For additional information, you may want to refer to the list of resources below which were mentioned in this article, or which are related to this article, and which are likewise located on the Bill's Bible Basics website:
Selfishness: A Prophesied Sign of the Endtime
Heaven's Gate, Suicide and Other Death Cults
Death: Final Battle, Final Victory!
The Manipulation of Time and Space
What Really Happens to Us When We Die?
Why Doesn't God Heal Me?