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Unless they are exceptionally well-trained, our souls are more comfortable being carnal than they are being spiritual. This is why the Scripture exhorts us to be spiritually minded.[1] As priests of God, we are called upon to invoke the blood of Jesus Christ. I can do this from a soulish perspective by taking into account only the historicity of the blood. And even though the shed blood on Calvary’s cross is humanity’s greatest historical event, what would happen to my faith if I understood and believed that the blood is a present spiritual reality that when invoked actually fell on an individual and did something?

As ministers of the Spirit, we need to abandon carnal-mindedness and step into the super-luminal reality of the spirit realm. We have to have faith in the spiritual reality of the power and efficacy of the blood of Jesus Christ as it currently exists and bring it down from heaven to deposit on man. The Old Testament priests sprinkled the blood of the sacrifices with their fingers. We are New Testament priests who sprinkle the blood of Jesus Christ with our mouths. When we invoke the blood in faith, we aren’t throwing scabs on people! We are putting the lifeblood of the Lord Jesus Christ into a situation to bring life to it and change it. Sins will be truly forgiven, sicknesses healed, wounds bound, and hearts thawed.

Deeper Mysteries Still

1 Corinthians 15:50
Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

“Flesh and blood” in the original language is always reversed. It is “blood and flesh.” The idiom stands for humanity, a man in his physical frame. As we are today, we cannot inherit the kingdom of God, for our blood and flesh are corruptible and mortal. But when He appears, we shall be changed into His likeness, for we shall see Him as He is. How is He?

Luke 24:36-39
36 And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
37 But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit.
38 And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts?
39 Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.

He is not an incorporeal ghost. By His own confession, He is “flesh and bone.” This idiom corresponds with “flesh and blood.” In the natural, our blood is formed in the bones. Our Lord is flesh and bone and we are His espoused virgin, the holy Bride to be.

Genesis 2:23-24
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.
24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

Such was the marriage of the first Adam. Let us now move on to the wedding of the Last.

[1] Rom 8:6-7