The primary element that a human organism comes from is the life’s blood. Our soul uses the heart as a pump, and it’s our blood that carries the life elements which send energy and nourishment to all areas of our body.
The origin and the possessor of the physical life of a developing human embryo is its precious blood, so precious to life that the blood comes to life first and dies last. The blood lives and is fed by itself, not by any other part of the body. It’s also the essential center of the soul.
In eighteen days, the heart of the human embryo has been formed in its mother’s womb. After twenty-four days have gone by, the beating of its heart has started, which makes it possible for the blood to circulate. The Lord declared that “…the life of the flesh is in the blood…” (Leviticus 17:11).
After thirty days have passed inside the womb, the embryo’s growing body has really begun to develop from its smaller size. Its own blood circulates in its tiny veins, separate from the blood of its mother. The miracle of new life is taking place, coming from the lifeblood of the precious little one.
When the embryo has arrived at seven months, its human appearance reveals these great and precious moments of its life: the eyelids are now capable of opening and closing, and the eyes are also able to look around. It can hear the precious softness of its mother’s sweet voice. And it can recognize her as the true bonding process begins to form between the embryo and its mother in her womb.
After nine months, the embryo has reached the final section of its last stage of development. All of the impulses of inborn human instincts have been implanted within its little earthly being. They will be the same strengths of personality which have been furnished to all humanity by the Creator in order to live on Earth, just as He also furnished people with spiritual abilities or instincts to make us ready for life in heaven. The precious touch of God’s presence comforts the baby as it struggles to come into this world and begin its separate life.
“My substance was not hid from Thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in Thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. How precious also are Thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with Thee” (Psalm 139:15-18). “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end” (Jeremiah 29:11).
Each one of us is made up of two substances: our human body, which is the material substance that all humanity is made of, and the soul, our immaterial substance which gives life to the body. When our soul is removed, our body dies. Our spiritual nature comes from God’s heavenly presence in us. All who were created into this world came with the same extraordinary nature that this embryo came from. And the Lord God knew each of us completely, even before we were born. All humanity has a kinship relationship with God that is unique.
The Lord knew the day and time that we would be born long before our mother ever conceived us. And He is the only One Who knows what day and under what circumstances we will leave our earthly “tent”—our physical body. The limits for our lives are determined by Him.
In the Garden of Eden, our forefathers’ first parents, Adam, and his wife Eve, established the genetic foundation and relationship of our lifeblood. And there’s also a heavenly bonding covenant relationship between man and our Creator. We have an eternal kinship with God that deals with our life here on Earth. Therefore, if the “…earthly house of this tabernacle [this tent/my body] were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens” (2 Corinthians 5:1). This relationship with God here on Earth deals with our physical life only. But when death takes place, our “earthen tent” will be taken down and our soul will leave this world. Our entire life is totally enclosed by the Lord.
We also have an eternal covenant bond from the blood of the precious, little innocent embryo’s covenant who shares the same material of life in a bond of kinship with God. This touches on the value of the blood of Jesus Christ, the One Who is the most precious of all. His blood is of infinite value, because it is united in a relationship with God that is eternal. This unique, divine kinship with God places the relationship on the scale of life, deciding what the value of the blood is, since God puts more value on human blood, because “…in the image of God made He man” (Genesis 9:6). Therefore, the blood of all the little innocent ones is clearly of special worth in God’s sight.
“For the life [soul] of the flesh is in the blood” (Leviticus 17:11). This is where we find the center of it all. The blood is of great value to God because it is holy, sacred, and godly. He’s the One to whom all life belongs, and He places great value upon the blood of every newborn human baby, watching over it with jealous care. The blood of any human being is precious, far exceeding the value of silver or gold. But the blood of Jesus is even more so.
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