Blood and Soil was used by an evil leader. This proclamation was prophetic, even in it’s most corrupted form. The Minister of Food and Agriculture in the Nazi Party pulled these two words together. To summarize, he believed that the race in the northern part of the country were rooted in the soil (ie: creators of THE European race). Therefore they were the prized race. This Blood and Soil (Neuadel aus Blut und Boden) was the foundation for manipulating and instigating all of Germany. The irony in this statement was that the blood of the jewish race would be entrenched in the soil once again.
Let us correct this horrific combination of Blood and Soil. The first mention of Blood and Soil is in Genesis 4:10 AMP (read chapter 4 for context).
10?The?Lord?said, ?What have you done? The voice of your brother?s [innocent] blood is crying out to Me from the ground [for justice].?11?And now you are cursed from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother?s [shed] blood from your hand.
Blood – LIFE
Soil/Ground – Earth (Life giving)
Blood is plural in the script – Referencing the life of the individual and the LIVES of those that were to come after him (generations of his children). The text has a very important lesson. Blood speaks. It has a sound – it’s own sound.
Ground has been charged to be live giving. From the ground were humans created and to the ground will they be returned. It is a partner with humans and creation. The ground will work for or against the human race. The blood spilled in Genesis 2 used the mouth of the ground for it’s sound to be heard. Blood and Soil SPEAK!
In Revelation 6:9-11 AMP
9?When He (the Lamb) broke open the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been slaughtered because of the word of God, and because of the testimony which they had maintained [out of loyalty to Christ].?10?They cried in a loud voice, saying, ?O Lord, holy and true, how long now before You will sit in judgment and avenge our blood on those [unregenerate ones] who dwell on the earth??
In Hebrews 12:22-24 ESV
22?But you have come to?Mount Zion and to the city of the living God,?the heavenly Jerusalem, and to?innumerable angels in festal gathering,23?and to?the assemblyof the firstborn who are?enrolled in heaven, and to?God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect,24?and to Jesus,?the mediator of a new covenant, and to?the sprinkled blood?that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.
Blood is very precious to God. Blood has a purposeful partnership with the ground/soil that has not been properly understood.
To be continued…
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