The blood is the source of life. In 1628, physician and anatomist Dr. William Harvey published on the circulation of the Blood in which he proposed that life is in the blood. This discovery perhaps was the most significant of the seventeen centuries. This knowledge was crucial and essential to understanding how our body functions and the healing of disease.
Yet there was nothing new to this discovery as God has clearly stated in His word thousands of years earlier in Genesis 9:3-6 that, 'you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, it's blood’
Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. I have given you all things, even as the green herbs. But you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood. Surely for your lifeblood I will demand a reckoning; from the hand of every beast I will require it, and from the hand of man. From the hand of every man's brother I will require the life of man. (Genesis 9:3-6)
Fact is all scientific discoveries are first, God's creation! God creates, science only discovers. That's why God is always ahead of science! The one who made life knows what it is made off, so He declared in this scripture what will take science years of research work to discover that it is the blood that carries the life.
The life of every flesh is in its blood. ‘For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul.’(Leviticus 17:11)
Meaning therefore that the life of God is also express through His blood! No wonder Jesus came and declared in John 6:53, '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
Through the blood of Jesus, we receive the life of Jesus and so when we invoke that blood we invoke the life of God. When we plead that blood the life of God is released and the power of death is destroyed. Whatever is dying around you this day gives way to the life of God that is constantly available to you by the blood of his Son! Amen!
Through His blood we tap into the life of God! This is the significance of that blood. Tap into that 'river of life' today. Selah.