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Beware of the Curare

by on September 20, 2011

In 1799 the famous Prussian explorer and scientist Baron Von Humboldt discovered a potent drug called Curare.

On an expedition into the jungles of Venezuela, he watched an Indian hunter bring down a large animal with a single shot from his bow and arrow.The arrow had been poisoned with curare, a potion with 2 properties, derived from the jungle plants.

Curare injected into the bloodstream, as it was when hunting animals, was deadly. It paralyzed the body, attacked the vital organs, and caused death almost instantaneously.

Humboldt discovered the second property of curare in a more dramatic fashion. He became sick, and a native doctor forced him to drink some curare that had been diluted in water. Terrified that he was going to die, Humboldt was surprised to find that after drinking the curare, he felt better.

Curare, when it was diluted and taken orally, he discovered, could have a positive medicinal value without causing any damage to vital organs.

The key to curare’s impact principally lies in the way it is taken into the human body. Injected into the bloodstream, it’s a deadly killer. Ingested orally, it’s a soothing muscle relaxant.

Christianity is a lot like Curare. Its impact really depends on how it is received.

Many people choose to take it orally, diluted and watered down as much as possible, so that it has few side effects and makes them feel better – but that’s not the purpose of true Christianity.

Christianity’s purpose is to change us into new creations in Jesus Christ! In order for us to become new creations, we must repent of our sins, and crucify the flesh, trading our old life for a new one.

Those who want a “safe” Christianity that costs them little have a hard time accepting “Crucifying the flesh” or dying to self!

True Christianity is not safe— it costs you your life! It cost God the life of His only begotten Son! And it will cost you everything to be a disciple of Jesus.

Paul said, “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.” – Galatians 2:20a

Don’t settle for a watered-down version of Christianity. Make the decision to assassinate the flesh by placing your faith in Jesus Christ, & His completely finished work at Calvary….when you do that, watch how the POWER of the HOLY SPIRIT is activated in your life!!

Expect a Miracle,

J Garcia

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