Hebrews 2:14-16 – “Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, 15 and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.” NKJV
Attempting to guard against going into something deeper than I should I want to address a few more things about the blood of Jesus and His relationship to Adam’s blood. Jesus, the Bible declares was “born of a virgin” making Him man but not sharing the blood of Adam. That in itself is incredible. Had he been the child of Joseph and Mary He would have shared Adam’s blood and been a partaker of all that Adam was or the depravity of man. Therefore, Jesus had a human body but blood for a separate source.
In the text verse, we read the word children which clearly is human children. Those children are said to be partakers of Flesh and Blood. Then it speaks of Jesus and says that He himself likewise took part of the same. The word “took part” as applying to Christ is completely different than the word “partakers” as it refers to the children.
The word, “took part” implies “taking part in something outside oneself.” The Greek word for “partakers” is KOYNONEHO and means “to share fully.” Therefore, all of Adam’s descendants or children share fully in Adams’ flesh and blood. Then we read that Jesus “took part” and the word used is METECHO which means “to take part but not all.” The children took both flesh and blood of Adam, but Christ took only part. He took the flesh part where the blood was a result of a supernatural conception.
Jesus, therefore, was a perfect human being after the flesh. He was the seed of David according to the flesh. Adam’s body was made of the dust of the earth and God breathed the breath of life into him which added the blood and man lived. Adam’s blood was corrupted in the fall and since God made one the blood of all nations, the human race was tainted.
Of course, we are all accountable for our sins and not charged with the sins of our parents but in the Fall, depravity set in and man had a bent toward evil came under the domain of darkness and needed a deliverer to cleanse him via the “Blood of the Lamb”. He needed divine justice to be satisfied, Satan’s legal claim to be negated and become a New Creation in which we have the Blood of Christ applied to our souls.
Do you remember the confession of Judas in Matthew 27:4, “I have betrayed the innocent blood”? That is powerful if you think about it. Sin made human blood corruptible and because of sin death began its process in human beings and in death decay or corruption. Remember that it was said of Jesus that His body would see no corruption. It could not because it was not tainted blood in his veins.
If you are a believer and have received Jesus as your personal Savior, you now have the benefit of the Sinless Blood of Jesus applied to your soul. You have passed from death unto life and death has lost its sting. Remember the words of Romans 5:8-9 – “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having been JUSTIFIED BY HIS BLOOD, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.” (Emphasis mine). It is through the Blood. What can wash away my sins nothing but the Blood of Jesus! What can make me whole again, nothing but the Blood of Jesus! Oh, precious is that flow that makes me whiter than snow; no other fount I know, nothing but the Blood of Jesus!
May you walk in the purity of His precious blood all the days of your life. Blessings!