The blood of Jesus Christ flows through His body, the Church. Blood performs specific vital functions in our physical beings. The blood of Jesus Christ is no less vital in the spirit realm. And we can learn of the reality of one from the science of the other. In the natural, blood is made up of red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and plasma. Let us look at each in turn to learn more about what the blood does in the body of Christ.
The Greek word translated “redeemed” in 1 Peter 1:18 is lutroo.. It means “to ransom.” We were ransomed. We know what it means to be ransomed. If someone gets kidnapped, then you have to pay a ransom to get him or her back. What is the usual threat if the ransom demand isn’t met? Murder!