Saturday, October 29, 2011

A Blood Transfusion

Our favorite Bible teacher is Michael Pearl.  Eight years ago, we went to a week long conference that he taught on Hebrews.  From him we learned who we are in Christ.  It is life changing when you understand this.  He gave a great illustration of a true story to illustrate what Christ did for us on the cross ~

There is a family that lives in the desert of Arizona.  The father works with poisonous snakes getting their venom so that antivenins can be produced to save people who have been bitten by them.  Each snake bite requires an antivenin specific to the snake that bit.  The venom from the snakes would be sent to UCLA to be made into antivenins.

One time he was hours away from home and received a frantic phone call from his wife telling him that their young son had been bitten by a venomous snake.  They rushed him to the emergency room.  The doctor informed the mother that they had no antivenin anywhere near them to counteract the venom that he had flowing through his veins.

The father finally reached the hospital in time for the doctor to tell him that there was nothing they could do for the boy.  There just wasn't enough time to get the antivenin from UCLA.

The father looked at the doctor and said, "Use my blood to save my son's life."

The doctor looked at him sadly and said, "Your blood will do no good.  We need the antivenin to this particular snake venom.  Yours is not that."

The father replied, "I have been bitten numerous times by every single snake that I work with and my blood has built up an immunity to all of them.  My blood will save his life."

So they immediately hooked up the father and the son to cause a blood transfusion to take place between the two of them and the boy's life was saved with his father's blood coursing throughout his bloodstream.

This is what Jesus did for us.  When you believe in Him as your Saviour, His blood courses through your bloodstream freeing you from guilt, sin and condemnation.  You are a new creature in Christ.  He has rescued you from the dominion of darkness and now you walk in newness of life.  Praise Him from whom all blessings flow!

If you would like to hear more of this new life in Christ, I encourage you to download Romans 6-8 taught by Micheal Pearl.  It is powerful and life changing.

Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation {empty manner of life} received by tradition from your fathers;  But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. 
I Peter 1:18,19