August 2018 Newsletter - "What's Blood Got To Do With It?" by Dr. Roni Burton
What a question! The quick answer is: everything. Within that quick answer are many more questions. Blood is an amazing component of our bodies. It’s referred to as a tissue; it’s a liquid tissue. And it is readily accessible by doing a blood draw. From examining various components in blood, one can determine the general health of a person. Almost all the tissues of the body have a blood component, which gives a picture of the body. Blood carries oxygen (the Ruach), water (the Revelation), nutrients (the Bread-glucose, the Meat-proteins, etc.) and carries away the byproducts (or the waste/sin) of metabolism and much more. Blood also carries the DNA of the person or animal. When there is pathology or disease, it usually shows up in the blood. Blood is mentioned 447 times in the bible and is first mentioned in Gen 4:10 when the voice of Abel’s “blood cried unto Yah from the ground” after Cain, his brother, killed him.
In 1 John 5:8 it is written, “And there are three that bear witness in the earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.” The Spirit or “the breath of life” (Gen 2:7) was breathed into Adam and he “became a living soul.” The flesh, i.e. the carnal or animal nature, is powered by blood, and spiritually the Hebrews were not to eat the blood and thus take into their beings (their spirit nature) the animal sentiments.
Since the Life is in the blood, through understanding the mysteries of the blood as imparted into us by Pastor Mike Petro, we are seeing the manifestation of the power of Yah to heal all our diseases (Psa 103:3). One such example of healing is our brother Timothy Barry in Australia who was diagnosed with ITP (idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura) with is a disease of the blood where the platelets (these are components within the blood that are a part of coagulation or clot formation) are too low. If platelets are too low, there is spontaneous bleeding/bruising (purpura). Normal levels are 150-450 and Timothy’s were under 8. He was treated with steroids, which is standard therapy to increase the platelets. He was carefully monitored. That was the medical management. Timothy put his faith into action and listened to Pastor Mike’s teachings, giving praise and thanks to Yah. In his written testimony, Timothy states, “I began to realize that the Holy Spirit through Apostle Mike’s teachings and a maturing heart of thankfulness was my training ground for opening my eyes to see the tactics of the unregenerate soul.”
He states after 18-20 months of steroids, he made the decision to stop them. He found a naturopathic treatment, and although it appeared to be effective in keeping up the counts, it was too expensive to maintain. He stopped all treatment, and naturally his platelet counts dropped. A splenectomy was recommended by his doctors, which he refused. Other symptoms, suggesting a possible cancer diagnosis, were brought up which he did not come into agreement with but pressed into a greater intimacy with Yah and Christian brothers and prayers with our intercession team. He went back to the doctor for follow up assessment and was told, “For the most part, you are perfect. Even your platelets are up (116).” Halleluiah! This is just the beginning of wonders!
At about this same time of receiving Timothy’s testimony, our brother John went to the hospital and was diagnosed with pulmonary embolism (a blood clot to the lungs). With prayers of intercession, he was discharged home without any ill effect. The inner healings of emotional wounds are myriad in this church and continue. Our deliverance teams are occupied casting out the demonic (Mark 16:17) several times per week. Praise Yahweh!!!
So, what’s blood got to do with it? Everything! “If we walk in the light as He is in the Light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin,” (1 John 1:7).
Eternal life and divine healing is in His blood.
Until next time, blessings. Pastor Roni
All Scripture references: New King James Version.