But now we revisit this hymn because I'm thinking that maybe herein lies a secret—encoded and preserved for us throughout history. The first verse and chorus go like this:
Who is Jesus?
Jesus is recorded to have said of himself: "I and the Father are one." (John 10:30) Now for clarification, we read further down where the Jews want to stone him for saying he is one with God and he clarifies: "Hasn't it been written in your law that you are gods?" (John 10: 34) It seems he is saying we are all one with God. Yet at the same time, Jesus also refers to himself as the "son of the human," Greek interlinear translation, in John 1:51; 3:13, 14; 5:27; 6:27, 53, 62; and 8:28 for example. And nowhere in scripture is this contradicted. So I conclude that the historical Jesus is one with God along with all of humanity.
What is our relation to Jesus?
As we said above, since Jesus declares himself to be both son of God and son of man, we conclude that we are one with Jesus as he is one with God. "Remain in me as I remain in you." (John 15:4)
What is the 'blood' of Jesus?
In the Gospel of John chapter four, Jesus is traveling and stops to rest at Jacob's well in Sychar of Samaria. A Samaritan woman comes to draw water and he asks her for a drink. She questions how it is he is addressing her since Jews have no dealings with Samaritans. He says, "If you perceived the gift of God and who it is who is asking you for a drink, you would be asking him to give you living water."
"But you have nothing to draw water with and the well is deep," she says. "So where are you keeping this living water?" She realizes he is not talking about the well water.
He says, "Everyone drinking this water (referring to the well water) shall be thirsting again. Yet whoever may be drinking of the water I give shall never thirst again; but the water I give shall become in him a spring of water leaping into life eternal." (John 4:13-14 Greek interlinear) He goes on to tell the woman about her private transgressions and she is amazed. And so I suspect the water Jesus is offering is his own urine.
The practice of "shivambu," or the drinking of one's own urine, has roots in ancient Egypt, India and China and is said to increase psychic abilities. A 500-year-old Indian text called the Shivambu Kalpa Vidhi goes so far as to say that drinking urine cures all kinds of illness including aging. Research shows that urine contains an array of anti-bodies, hormones, and enzymes, and is anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-septic, and anti-fungal. It is shown to be effective in treating burns, improving eyesight and restoring the body to health no matter the illness.
In another passage, I imagine Jesus perhaps gesturing toward his lower abdomen as he says in John 7:37-38, Greek interlinear: "...'if ever anyone may be thirsting, let him be coming toward me and let him be drinking! The one believing into me, according to the scripture, rivers out of the bowel of him shall be gushing of living water.' "
He is no doubt instructing us to drink his urine. And since he is one with God and we are one with him, drinking our own urine will do just fine. And what does this have to do with blood? Urine is blood purified by the kidney and contains all the nutrients required for life without any of the toxins. The chart below compares blood plasma and urine.
Since Jesus was Jewish, it would have made no sense for him to instruct people to drink his UN-purified blood as this was forbidden. In Leviticus of the Old Testament, we read these instructions: "And whatever man of the house of Israel, or of the strangers who dwell among you, who eats any blood, I will set My face against that person who eats blood, and will cut him off from among his people." (Leviticus 17:10). "Therefore I said to the children of Israel, ‘No one among you shall eat blood, nor shall any stranger who dwells among you eat blood." (Leviticus 17:12) "Only be sure that you do not eat the blood, for the blood is the life; you may not eat the life with the meat." (Deuteronomy 12:23)
So we conclude, the "blood" of Jesus is urine and he invites us to drink up. To learn more about the therapeutic practice of drinking urine, check out Aquarius the Water Bearer.
What is meant by righteousness?
According to Merriam-Webster, righteousness is acting in accord with moral law—operating within one's own conscience. This definition seems consistent with the context in which we see the term used throughout scripture.
What is the significance of Jesus' name?
In the days when Jesus walked the earth, traveling philosopher-teachers, sometimes called sophists, were very common in Greece. These orators were considered experts at law and often spoke in the ekklesia, an assembly of townspeople who helped run the government. (Note the English word 'church' is translated from the Greek word 'ekklesia.') Sophist-philosophers drew disciples who followed their teachings and supported their work.
It was common for a student to ascribe his writings to his teacher's name in honor. Given all the parallels between these Greek practices and the ministry of Jesus, it would make sense that Jesus would invite his followers to do their work in his name.
Just as in Jesus' day, we too live in a world overrun with lawyers and government systems devoted to hijacking our inheritance. But even if we cannot imagine ourselves being the progeny of God, heir of creation, we can accept the human Jesus as our brother. That much we can grasp. And just as the sophist's disciples wrote in their teacher's name, if need be, we can do so in our teacher's name—as one who understands himself to be the spark of God and heir of all creation. His example is "the solid rock" and he claims us all as family.