A life best served is a life freely given as A Blood Sacrifice. Women are a constant reminder to men, giving a greater understanding to yesterday’s BLOOD-MOON. The sacrifice is only acceptable as it reflects Christ’s ultimate sacrifice, turning death into life!
A life best served is a life freely given as A Blood Sacrifice. To best understand the concept, we will need to learn something about blood and it’s properties as a living sacrifice. The body requires oxygen to live. Lungs breath oxygen in, and the blood carries the oxygen throughout the body, to give the body life. Blood, distributing oxygen, pays a price to transport oxygen throughout the body. It turns red because the iron that carries the oxygen within the blood oxidizes, rusts, decays, or in other words, …DIES! After delivering oxygen throughout the body, the blood returns blue, having lost it’s life, being oxygen poor. Those who are rich in heaven will give up their mortal life, distributing life to the body, as A Blood Sacrifice, …dying poor! Blessed are the poor in spirit who come unto me, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven, indeed (3Nephi 12:3).
Consider the principle that teaches “Let no man be afraid to lay down his life for my sake; for whoso layeth down his life for my sake shall find it again.” (D&C 103:27). The blood in each of us teaches a valuable lesson about sacrifice. If oxidization is rust, decay, or death, …then blood is a living sacrifice, for the purpose of giving life to the body. Christ gave the ultimate sacrifice for the purpose of giving eternal life to all mankind, …that all through him might live. It is no coincidence that His ultimate sacrifice was A Blood Sacrifice. When we partake of the sacrament, the wine is the symbol of the blood of Christ. Consider how the prayer on the sacrament wine asks that Christ’s sacrificial blood gives us life:
“79. O God, the Eternal Father, we ask thee in the name of thy Son, Jesus Christ, to bless and sanctify this wine to the souls of all those who drink of it, that they may do it in remembrance of the blood of thy Son, which was shed for them; that they may witness unto thee, O God, the Eternal Father, that they do always remember him, that they may have his Spirit to be with them. Amen.”
The blood of Christ was shed to give us life, by offering to us the opportunity to always have Christ’s Spirit to be with us. His Spirit is likened unto oxygen, causing the body to live. His Spirit is light, and it gives eternal life. Christ offered himself in death, to give us life. When we drink of the symbol of Christ’s blood, our minds should turn to the Blood Sacrifice of Christ, so that we can do likewise, walking the His path, just as He walked it. In Christ’s death, He gave life.
Respiration is the process of breathing in oxygen and breathing out carbon dioxide. Breathing in is called inhaling, or “inspiration.” Breathing out is called exhaling, or “expiration.” If we breath in carbon dioxide (what we exhale), we are inspired by death, and spread throughout the body “expiration.” We become a source of death. Respiration is thus a process of breathing in life, and breathing out death. Speech is a form of exhaling, or expiring. When the words we speak are false, mean and destructive, our exhaling is death, magnifying more death. It defiles the body, spreading decay, plagues and death throughout. When we speak the truth, adding light to darkness, we do as Christ did, turning death into life. Thus, man can become saviors on mount Zion by acquiring the words of life, from the book of life. This way we can become the life blood of this world, turning our breath of death, into life.
Women are a constant reminder to men, giving a greater understanding to yesterday’s BLOOD-MOON. The moon is a symbol of God’s wife, God the mother. It is no coincidence that women menstruate, loosing blood, every month. And it is no coincidence that the moon waxes and wanes, defining the month, befitting of the symbol of every woman. Women are A Blood Sacrifice, giving life to every person who has ever been born. Women are a perfect symbol of A Blood Sacrifice. However, the role of the man is to be “a living sacrifice” for the life of the children born by the woman. Every life is born of A Blood Sacrifice by the woman, to come to Earth. Any life that is to be redeemed, must be redeemed by a father’s sacrifice. Therefore the hearts of the children must turn to the fathers, and the hearts of the fathers must turn to the children. Thus, the husband and wife, as parents, offer the sacrifice for all of their children to live. Yesterday’s Blood-Moon is not only “air-quotes” on the month of January. It is also a sign signifying and teaching, all who would be a type of Christ, of their greatest significance as A Blood Sacrifice. Those who loose their life for Christ’s sakes, shall find eternal life. Every day is a good day to die, making your life an offering unto God. Ka Mate, Ka Mate, Ka Ora, Ka Ora (I die, I die, I live, I live). That is the chant of an acceptable sacrifice, death in exchange to give life.
Conclusion: The sacrifice is only acceptable as it reflects Christ’s ultimate sacrifice, turning death into life! It is our greatest appointment from heaven to be a vessel that carries light to the body of Christ.
Read your scriptures, …inhaling, or being “inspired” by the lesser portion of the word, offered in the Book of Mormon. Receive the light it is offering, …for it’s light is a treasure from heaven, and will give you eternal life. Be like God the Mother, …be like God the Father, …be like God the Son, and be like the blood that flows within you, …be a sacrifice, …and with unwearyingness declare that light, …even the words of Christ. First distribute it throughout every fiber of your body, and then distribute it throughout every fiber of the body of Christ. Make every day a good day to DIE!