Question: I have a question that I hope you can help with, please: “Where did Jesus get His blood?” |

Newby, Ed

I have a question that I hope you can help with, please: “Where did Jesus get His blood?” As I understand it, a child only gets its blood from the father and not the mother, so presumably, the characteristics of His blood came from God.

Response: In Hebrews:10:5, the inspired writer says concerning the Lord Jesus: “Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me...” [emphasis added].

“A body have you prepared me...” means that the Lord Jesus Christ’s human body, including the blood, was prepared especially by the Father.

He was a real man of flesh and blood. Is the blood of Christ precious? Indeed it is, because, like His entire body, Christ’s blood was without sin and was shed on the cross for our sins. He is “God manifest in the flesh,” but the flesh in which He was manifest was not “God flesh,” for there is no such thing. It was perfect, sinless human flesh.

Leviticus:16:14 tells us that on the Day of Atonement, the high priest in Israel took some of the blood of the sacrifice (without blemish) into the Most Holy part of the tabernacle. Jesus Christ, as the final High Priest, entered into heaven itself but not with His blood. That had been poured out on the ground (Jn:19:34). With the death of His human body, the purpose for which it had been made was completed.

After the Resurrection, Christ had a body of “flesh and bones” (Lk 24:39) but no longer blood in His body, because it was all poured out for sin upon the ground. “Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption” (1 Cor:15:50). In Leviticus:17:11, we are told, “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.”