Where does blood come from? Apart from the blood bank, where does it come from? Let me answer by telling you something that you probably already know. You think about an ordinary hen’s egg. An unfertilized hen’s egg is just an ovum on a much larger scale than the human ovum. The human ovum is about the size of a grain of sand, very, very small. Whereas a chicken’s egg is about the size of a golf ball, still just a single cell. You can take an unfertilized hen’s egg and you can incubate it, and you can get another hen to sit on it and what happens? Nothing! It will never develop. A hen can sit on an unfertilized egg until it rots and decays but no chick will result.
Now let that egg be fertilized by the introduction of the male seed – and what happens? Life develops! Most of you will notice, after a few hours what happens if you crack that egg open and have a look? Red streaks of blood are found in that egg, denoting the presence of blood. Now listen carefully, this can never occur, until the male seed has been united with the female ovum.
What has actually happened? You think about it! The male element, the seed has brought life to the egg and blood is formed. The Bible says that the life is in the blood – we have just read that in Leviticus. Now since there is no life in the egg until the male seed unites with it, and the life is in the blood, it follows that the male seed is the source of the blood, the seat of life.
What about the Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ? He was born of a virgin and that the seed of the woman, the ovum within Mary was energized, or fertilized, if you like, by the Holy Ghost. Now let us see how it happened. A little biology lesson is in this section. Look at Luke 1:26, “And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, (27) To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. (28) And the angel came in unto her and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. (29) And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. (30) And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. (31) And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, (let us be clear about this, it is not an unusual pregnancy as far as the development is concerned) and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus.”
Go down to verse 34: “Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?” Mary is no fool, she says, How come, for I have not known a man? Now look at verse 35: “And the angel answered and said unto her, (here is the answer) the Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.”
In verse 37, look what the angel says: “For with God nothing shall be impossible.” And look what Mary says in verse 38: “And Mary said, Behold the hand-maid of the Lord, be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.”
That makes it very clear that it is the Holy Ghost that comes upon Mary who is a virgin. Now you imagine if you were in Mary’s shoes? Imagine if you were Mary’s boyfriend! Mary goes up to Joseph and says, “I’ve got some news for you, I am going to have a baby.” I am not trying to be ridiculous, but what I am saying is that if Mary had faith, I believe Joseph had to have far more faith. How did Joseph receive the news? You put yourself in his shoes.
Turn back to Matthew chapter 1. What we are trying to do here is to get the picture. Verse 18: “Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.” Verse 19: “Then Joseph her husband, (and this is a term often used when they are espoused, or engaged) being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily. (in other words, quietly put her away behind the scene).
(20) But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
(21) And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.
(22) Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet saying, (23) Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
(24) Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife: (in other words, he gets married).
(25) And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name Jesus.
Now what do these two passages tell us in Luke and Matthew? They both make it clear that while the female ovum, the female seed was from Mary, the male seed, or the male form of life was from the Holy Ghost. In verse 20 here it says “..that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.” This is really where the wonder of the virgin birth of Christ suddenly starts to fall into place. Because that miraculously fertilized ovum in Mary’s womb begins to develop. What happens is that soon blood streaks will appear in that little ovum within Mary’s womb! The cells will divide and double and a human embryo will develop, feet, toes, ears and so on. The muscles will stretch and contract; at six weeks that little embryo is a quarter of an inch long. By sixteen weeks it is about seven inches long and it weighs only about four ounces. It has arms, legs and fingers and toes and all the organs are developing, and it has been starting to move for about the last two weeks.
By the time Mary is twenty-eight weeks pregnant, this little baby inside her, and think of it as a human baby, because it is a human baby although certainly a miraculous and special human baby – He is about fifteen inches long and now weighs about two pounds, is active and can hear. He can hear sounds and by forty weeks, which is a full-term, He is about seven and a half pounds and is twenty inches long.
Here is an important question, I really want you to put your brains into top gear. What about the blood which is developing within Mary’s unborn child? Does this blood come from Mary? No it does not!
Every single red corpuscle and every white blood cell and every little platelet and drop of plasma inside that baby which is developing, all of it, in any baby, anywhere in the world, is made within the baby itself.
That is a medical fact! None of the baby’s blood ever comes from its mother. A lot of people don’t realize this. The mother’s circulation and the babies are as separate as can be. This blood within the baby is produced within the body of the embryo or the fetus itself only after the introduction of the male seed to the female ovum!
We are talking about every baby that has ever been born. Now as I said, a lot of people don’t realize that the mother’s blood and the baby’s blood never ever come into contact. Both are entirely separate. Between the mother and the baby there is a ready exchange,
nourishment, oxygen from the mother, and so on, and waste products from the baby, but between the two circulations there is an absolute total barrier which completely prevents any mixing of the blood.
Now that is a fact. Antibiotics can get across and hormones can get across. And antibodies can get across, and certain diseases and bacteria and viruses can get across. But not one single
drop of the mother’s blood comes into contact with the baby’s blood, or vice versa.
Is there some way that a doctor can prove that it is an absolute fact? Sure! There are about a dozen ways, but here is a simple one. Often a baby is born with a totally different blood group from its mother. The mother might be group O and the baby might be group B. You have read about RH babies? The mother is RH positive and the baby is RH negative. So a baby can have a totally different blood group from its mother. Now you know you cannot mix two blood groups in the one person because that person would die if you did.
If you want to kill a person just give them the wrong blood group in a blood transfusion and that person would be dead within a half an hour. So I have to emphasize this, a baby’s circulation and a mother’s circulation – are totally separate.
I can give you a little analogy that some people find easy to follow. Think of an ordinary milk cooler that every dairy farmer has at his farm. He gets the warm milk from the cow and it goes into the big vat and gets pumped through a radiator with cold water running over it. Now the water doesn’t mix with the milk, it goes over the outside of this radiator and takes away the heat and chills the milk. But the milk goes in and comes out the other end of this cooler and goes into a big vat – the two never mix.
Well it is like that with the baby inside and there is the placenta or after-birth and the mother – no mixing at all. Now we can really begin to realize how wonderfully God has prepared for the virgin birth of His Son. You see when God created woman, He made her so that not one drop of her blood was going to be able to pass from her to the baby – and you will see why this is important.
Secondly, God made it so that blood is the result of the male sex cell. Let us turn our thoughts right back to Adam for a moment. We have finished our little biology excursion and go back to Adam and Eve.
Adam was the head of the human race. Where did Eve come from? She was made from Adam – one of the ribs out of his side. Her blood was the same as his – she was flesh of his flesh. And when Adam sinned, he developed if you like, an instant blood poisoning, something happened to his blood. We don’t know what it was, but it was his blood that was affected. And something happened to Eve’s blood in that she was the same as Adam.
When Eve bore Adam’s children – Cain, Abel and Seth and they might have had others – these children developed their blood – where from? “From Adam’s seed.” So right from the very beginning, Adam’s seed causes the formation
of blood in Cain, Abel and Seth. Their wives in turn have children, and those children have children and each time you can see, it is the male seed that is producing the blood and it goes right back to Adam in the Garden.
Now in order for God to produce a sinless man, and yet for Him to still be the son of Adam, God must provide a way by which that man would have a human body, derived from Adam, but have not a drop of Adam’s blood, and this has been achieved by Mary conceiving by the Holy Ghost. No human seed cell was involved.
Mary, if you like, contributed the body of Jesus and He became the seed of David according to the flesh, which is what we read in Romans 1:3, so His body comes from the seed of David – Romans 1:3 according to the flesh – that was Mary’s contribution, the body.
But here is the thrilling news, the Holy Ghost contributed the blood of Jesus. The blood came from the Holy Ghost – it was sinless Blood, it was Divine Blood. The Holy Ghost is a Member of the God-head, it is Precious Blood, for there has never been any other Blood like it – it is innocent, pure Blood.
Turn with me to Matthew 27, we are going to have a look at this Blood, which is different from your blood or mine. Matthew 27:3. This is where Judas has got himself into trouble: “Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, (4) Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood.” (Put a ring around the word “the” – it is not just “innocent blood,” it is THE innocent blood, the only innocent blood in the world. “I have betrayed THE innocent blood” …) “And they said,
what is that to us? see thou to that.”
Why was the blood innocent? Because it was conceived by a Holy father, the Holy Ghost; And as a result, biologically, Jesus had Divine Blood and secondly, it was sinless blood. Psalm 99 verse 9 says: “Exalt the Lord our God, and worship at his holy hill; for the Lord our God is holy.”
So the Father of Jesus is “holy.” It is Holy Blood. And then again because God has never committed any sin, it is sinless. It is indeed Precious Blood. Look at 1 Peter 1:18: “Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; (19) But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:” Note it is the Precious Blood of Christ. We will see this a little bit later.
It says – “not redeemed with corruptible things…” verse 23: “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, – what is incorruptible? Well, this Blood is incorruptible, in verse 19, “the precious blood of Christ” – so this is incorruptible seed. (To be continued)