The Mystery of the Blood Revealed
The Bible tells us in Romans 5:8-21 that all mankind died through Adam’s sin, because Adam represented us all. But it also says that through Jesus we can all live again. This was accomplished by His blood. The shed blood of Jesus carried great power, but it is a mystery to those who do not know Christ. For us, who have received Jesus as our Savior, the mystery is revealed.
The Word tells us that the life of any creature is in its blood. Adam originally had the life of God, but lost it when he sinned and became separated from God. Spiritual death is separation from God. This changed Adam’s nature from a righteous man to a sinner, and contaminated his bloodline. In addition, Adam had handed over his authority to rule the earth to satan. God wanted to get His creation back, but He had to do it legally since authority over the earth had been given to the devil. To do this, He had to enter the earth as a man in a real flesh and blood body.
When a baby is conceived, the blood type and the blood charateristics of the child comes from the father. Because the blood of every human had been tainted by sin, the blood of this second Adam had to be pure. Therefore, God placed His very own seed in the womb of Mary, which produced a human being that carried the very blood of God. This is how Jesus legally came to earth as a man, but without sin, since His blood was not tainted by sin. He was a human but technically was not in the bloodline of the first Adam.
Jesus lived on the earth and overcame every temptation to sin. When Jesus shed His blood, His pure blood washed away man’s sin. Because the life is in the blood, when we accept Jesus and His shed blood, we receive His life. Our sins are washed away and we receive the God life; eternal life. The life that Adam lost has now been restored through Jesus’ work on the cross. Praise the Lord!
Death once held us in its grip, and by the blunder of one man, death reigned as king over humanity. But now, how much more are we held in the grip of grace and continue reigning as kings in life, enjoying our regal freedom through the gift of perfect righteousness in the one and only Jesus, the Messiah! In other words, just as condemnation came upon all people through one transgression, so through one righteous act of Jesus’ sacrifice, the perfect righteousness that makes us right with God and leads us to a victorious life is now available to all. One man’s disobedience opened the door for all humanity to become sinners. So also one man’s obedience opened the door for many to be made perfectly right with God and acceptable to him. Romans 5:17-19 (The Passion Translation, TPT)