And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom. And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives. Matthew 26:27 – 30 King James Version
I heard an appeal on television the other day for blood donors because there is a shortage of blood if someone should need a blood transfusion. I went online to research what steps are taken when someone needs a blood transfusion. I also wanted to provide medical documentation for you on how they determine if the blood is safe to give to someone requiring a blood transfusion in case you have any questions concerning the procedure.
I already knew the answer but I wanted to put authoritative proof in this devotion. I found this information on a blood center website “Your blood sample is sent to our laboratory where tests are performed to ensure selection of compatible donor blood. Before transfusing the blood, a nurse of physician will confirm that you are receiving the blood, or blood component, matched specifically for you. The transfusion of a unit of blood generally takes one to three hours.”
These blood transfusions may help save someone’s life physically but if the person has never had the blood of Jesus applied to his or her heart in a spiritual blood transfusion, the person is still dead. God Himself confirms to us and assures us that the blood of Jesus which our precious Saviour shed for our sins on the cruel cross of Calvary is safe for every person.
Jesus shed His precious blood for every person in the world and we don’t need any tests to be certain that His blood is safe to be transfused into our hearts. A physical blood transfusion generally takes one to three hours but our Saviour’s blood immediately enters our heart when we ask Him to forgive us for our sins and come into our heart to be our personal Saviour. At the very moment when Jesus walks through the door of our hearts and comes in to be our personal Saviour, His life giving blood is transfused into our hearts.
Sometimes we read or hear about someone getting a bad blood transfusion. The spiritual blood transfusion of Jesus will never have negative effects. When the blood of Jesus is applied to our hearts, we have a new heart. Do you need a spiritual blood transfusion today? Has the blood of Jesus been transfused into your heart? If not, I urge you; I plead with you to open the door of your heart and allow Him to replace the bad blood in your heart with His life giving blood. Give your heart to Jesus right now before it is too late!
Copyright 2008 by Joanne Lowe, all rights reserved.
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