In a previous Blog, we discussed Adam’s DNA. In this Blog we will discuss the DNA of Jesus. You will see that we do know Jesus’ DNA and it has profound spiritual significance and clarifies many scriptures.
To begin with, we know that Mary was Jesus’ mother. And, we know that Jesus, the Son of God, was conceived by the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 1:20 But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. (ESV)
We also know that Jesus was called the last Adam.
1 Corinthians 15:45 Thus it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being”; the last Adam became a life-giving spirit.
If we put these two scriptures together, I think we can be reasonably sure that Jesus had exactly the same DNA as Adam. It really had to be; just as Adam embodied all the genetic variations of humanity, Jesus had to do the same. He had to represent all of the genetic variation so that all of us would be represented in the “Body of Christ” and so that His death and resurrection would apply to all of humanity.
So, when the Holy Spirit conceived Jesus in Mary’s body, He took her DNA, and merged it with the perfect DNA that was created on day 6 of creation. This had to be done to eliminate all of the genetic mutations and to restore all of the possible genetic variations that were missing in Mary including the Y chromosome. In summary, the Holy Spirit conception was necessary for two reasons: one, so that Jesus would be the perfect unblemished sacrifice; and, two, so Jesus would represent and die for all humanity.
This is a very exciting concept. When Adam sinned, we all went down with him, but when Jesus was resurrected, we all were resurrected with Him; and, if we believe and accept this, we will all live with Him forever.
This principle clarifies many scriptures. Here are just a few:
1. The Image of God
Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them
This scripture takes on new meaning. Jesus, being the last Adam had the same physical appearance as Adam. But, in truth, it isn’t that Jesus looked like Adam, but that Adam looked like Jesus. Adam was created in the image of God (Jesus).
Jesus actually shared his DNA with Adam. All the animals looked like their kind, but man looked like God (Jesus).
2. The Body of Christ
1 Corinthians 12:12 For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.
The Body of Christ, the church, was created on day 6: All of the members: You, me, Adam, Eve, our children, our parents. We were all created for a purpose. We are all unique and individuals, but from the same body. The Body of Christ was created on day 6 and was perfect with no sin and no mutations.
3. And the Word Became Flesh
John 1:14 And the Word became flesh . . .
When you study DNA you see that it is a language. We are part of the Word of God, part of the Body of Christ.
4. With Him – part of Him
Romans 6:8 Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him.(ESV
We, being part of the Body of Christ, died with Him. When He was hanging on the cross, we were there. We were in the tomb with Him, in Hades with Him, and were raised up with Him. What He did, we did. When He is with the Father, we are with the Father.
John 17:23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. (Words of Jesus – KJV)
Romans 12:5 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another. (KJV)
Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
Ephesians 2:6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
Dear friends and children, know that we are in Him and He is in us; and that we are truly part of the “body or Christ.” He is in us, in our DNA. And we are in Him, in His DNA. And now we know that the literal meaning is true scientifically. The Bible stands, pure.
Suggested Additional Reading:
The Gospel According to DNA