Spirit Water Blood

The Spirit, the Water and the Blood

The Spirit, the Water and the Blood
By Richard St.James
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3.       Blood

Blood, blood, is everywhere.

“For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.” [Leviticus 17:11]

We will begin here with this peculiar scene which is found in the book of Job in chapter two.

Job 2:4 “And Satan answered the LORD, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life.”

Notice here what the Devil said: “Skin for skin.”   That is: What a man is primarily concerned about in this life is his flesh.  Thus, a man is driven with a passion in an all-encompassing effort to maintain his physical preservation: His life!  This is the main drive in this our life.

Now we are ready to turn to the Third book of Moses called Leviticus to chapter thirteen, and we will start to read there.

Leviticus thirteen, verses one and two:

“And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron, saying,

When a man shall have in the skin of his flesh a rising, a scab, or bright spot, and it be in the skin of his flesh like the plague of leprosy; then he shall be brought unto Aaron the priest, or unto one of his sons the priests:”

In our text [here in verse two] we see that Aaron is a priest.

Now what is a priest?   Well, a priest is someone who is ordained to deal with the things that pertain to God in behalf of men who are plagued with sin [that he may offer to a Holy God an acceptable sacrifice for a man’s sins], without which he will surely die in the Devil’s hell.

See for this: [Romans 6:23a]: “For the wages of sin is death;” and [Revelation 20:14]: “And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.”

This all shows us that men need help.  They need a priest.  

Aaron was a man from a tribe of Israel.  This tribe was the tribe of Levi one of the twelve tribes of Israel.

Levi was ordained to cover for man’s sins of the flesh with the blood of bulls and of goats:

 Hebrews 9:13: “For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:” 

This Levitical priesthood had to go on perpetually in these offerings year by year until there could be a final solution, a remedy.

Now note: Aaron was not the first priest to show up on this earth. There is someone else that we will need to meet.  But who is he?  Here we go, the first recorded appearance of a priest showing up on this earth is found in the First book of Moses called Genesis, in chapter fourteen.  Read verse eighteen:

“And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God.”

Melchizedek was also, a king.  He was the king of Salem.  He was a rather peculiar person. He had no father.  He had no mother.  The Book records that Melchizedek had no beginning and that he has no end. 

Further, the name Melchizedek is by interpretation King of righteousness, and King of peace.  Now, how do we know this about him?  It’s in the BOOK!

 Hebrews 7:2-3:

“To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace;

Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually.”

Before Aaron was a priest, Melchizedek was a priest.  Remember what we had said earlier, men need a priest.


Notice the LORD GOD of heaven and of earth drills down with precision to the problems of the flesh of men.  Problems of the flesh, you say?  Yes sir, there is a big time problem within man’s flesh.   It is a killer. Now, it all goes back to a garden.  The garden is where the problem began.

This historic event is recorded for all of us to read in the First book of Moses, called Genesis, in chapter three.  We read there the tragic narrative of mankind’s immediate spiritual death, and the start of the clock of death to his flesh – the physical body.  Adam’s sin did us all in.

The Sands of Time

The Clock of Death

Thus, we have here, the GOD of the BIBLE having to provide [in a BOOK], the book of Leviticus, regulations to deal with the problems of the FLESH, i.e., the physical bodies of men sick with sin.

Men are plagued with sin.

It takes a priest to deal with a plague.  We need a priest!

Leviticus 13:3:

“And the priest shall look on the plague in the skin of the flesh: and when the hair in the plague is turned white, and the plague in sight be deeper than the skin of his flesh, it is a plague of leprosy: and the priest shall look on him, and pronounce him unclean.”

4.       Next - The Plague


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