Updated: Oct 28, 2020
ATP (Adenosine triphosphate) is an organic compound found in the cells of ALL KNOWN FORMS OF LIFE.
ATP drives processes such as nerve function, muscle contraction and chemical synthesis. It has been nicknamed the "molecular unit of currency". The human body recycles approximately its own weight in ATP every day!
**ATP is a precursor (messenger | forerunner) to DNA and RNA**
The ATP molecule's full name "Adenosine Triphosphate" tells us exactly what this incredible molecule is comprised of:
Adenine (one of the bases of "nucleic acid" - the "NA" in DNA and RNA)
Ribose (a 5 carbon sugar - it's shape is a 5 sided pentagon)
3 (tri) phosphate groups or "phosphoryl groups"
IMAGE 1 - ATP molecule diagram showing its components:
So, we see that "sugar" (Ribose) and "phosphorus" (Phosphate groups) are two of the key components in ATP.
This is interesting because when we look at this diagram (Image 2) of Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) we see that the sides of "Jacobs Ladder" or the DNA double helix are made up of this "sugar-phosphate backbone" (Ribose and Phosphate).
IMAGE 2 - DNA Sugar-Phosphate Backbone:
And he dreamed, and behold, there was a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven. And behold, the angels of God were ascending and descending on it!
Genesis 28:12 (ESV)
I love how the "angels" of Ribose, Phosphorus and Adenine etc. are literally going up and down the DNA ladder of nucleotides!
You may recall from a previous blog:
That phosphates are charged particles (ions) that contains the mineral phosphorus also known as the "Light Bearer", "Christophorus" or "Lucifer". Phosphorus is the original Greek word and "Lucifer" is it's Latin translation.
Thus we see how the sides of the DNA double helix are streams of intelligent light.
To some Christians this next quote may seem controversial, but I urge you not to fear these words or allow your freedom and mental health to be manipulated by dogma. This fear has been caused by generation upon generation of misinterpretation and the elaborate personifications of the wonderful and real God created elements and cosmic principles.
"The intellectual Lucifer is the Spirit of intelligence - while the physical Lucifer is the great agent of universal magnetism."
It is this unspiritualized "intelligence" that the book of Revelations warns us about in chapter 13 because it has the capacity to create both good and evil manifestations via thought, word and action. Therefore, if we must use this word "Lucifer" to illustrate an adversary that we can blame or hold accountable for all the worlds corruptions then we should realize that this "Lucifer" is the "unspiritualized intellect" of mankind and not "phosphorus".
"Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the (d)evil prowls like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour."
1 Peter 5:8 (KJV)
I am sure many of you know that Satan is another "adversary" altogether - but I won't go into that today.
Let's get back to ATP now. ALL cells store their energy in the adenosine triphosphate (ATP) molecule... and when I say ALL cells, I mean ALL cells! Scientists have shown that even the cells of the most microscopic bacteria function in the same way.
The integral part of the ATP molecule is the chain of 3 (tri) phosphates mentioned earlier. When energy is needed for cellular activity, ATP is broken by water and the third phosphate is released off of the molecule.
With the third phosphate now used or spent the molecule becomes an "adenosine diphosphate" (ADP). In other words, it now has two (di) phosphates instead of three (tri) and another third phosphate must be attached in order for the process to continue.
We've seen that "water" another biblical "angel" plays an important part in this process and it's definitely worth noting that ATP production can not occur without oxygen (Spirit | Breath) either. This is due to the fact that ATP production is part of cellular respiration.
"And the Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail."
Isaiah 58:11 (ESV)
"The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life."
Job 33:4 (ESV)
In this incredible video we see how ATP is synthesized in the cell. You will see the phosphates (charged particles | ions) labelled as little yellow P's adding to each spent energy molecule (ADP) to create another usable energy molecule (ATP).
It is simply astonishing to know that phosphorus (Lucifer) has such a vital role in energy storage and production! We truly are "fearfully and wonderfully made" and the fact that this process is happening inside EVERY cell of creation, from the cells of microscopic bacteria to our very own human cells is simply incredible!
The next question you may think to ask is, "how do the cells make the ATP in the first place?" Well, in 1961 scientist Peter Mitchell answered this very question.
Peter Mitchell found that the enzyme which makes ATP sits on a membrane and that the cell was pumping protons (charged particles | ions) across the membrane causing there to be lots of protons on one side and not so many on the other.
He then discovered that the protons would try to make their way back across the membrane in order to re-balance the the amount of protons on either side. It is this stream of protons passing back through the enzyme that provide the energy needed to make ATP.
This process is illustrated beautifully in this 1 min video:
"We now know that the process Mitchell identified is used by every living thing on Earth. It is happening inside your cells right now. Like DNA, it is fundamental to life as we know it.
BBC Earth | Origins of Life
If one continues down the ever increasing path of questioning, you might then ask "so as one of the building blocks of life, what is powering or inspiring protons?"
Well, I don't intend to attempt to answer that question here, but what I will say is that if you continue along that line of thought you will discover that protons themselves are full of tinier components still!
This is an artistes impression of life INSIDE a single proton! WOW!
It truly seems as though the deeper our microscopes delve the more there is to be found, and the more there is to find the more questions there are to be asked!
The fact that the material world appears to have no "beginning" in the smallest parts of the microcosm and no "end" in the vastness of the macrocosm just goes to show the infinite nature of the Oneness, God, the Creator of All - in all and through all!
"I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come , the Almighty."
Revelation 1:8 (KJV)
Peace and light.