Emanna for 09/09/2019

God Causing Blood To Be Shed for Adam and Eve

Bible Verses

Gen 3:21 And Jehovah God made for Adam and for his wife coats of skins and clothed them. John 1:29 ...The next day he
[John the Baptist]
saw Jesus coming to him and said, Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! Heb 9:22 ...and without shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.

Words of Ministry

Before the skins were taken from the animals, the lambs were undoubtedly sacrificed. They were killed and their blood was shed. I believe that God probably killed the lambs in the presence of Adam and Eve and that they witnessed the sacrifice. It must have given them a deep impression. Perhaps Adam said to Eve, "Eve, don't you know that that should be our destiny? According to God's prohibition, we should be killed. But God didn't kill us, Eve. God is killing these lambs in our place. How thankful and grateful we should be to these lambs. They are our substitute." One day the Lord Jesus came, and John the Baptist said of Him, "Behold, the Lamb of God." John 1:29 is a development of Genesis 3:21. Without the shedding of blood, how can a righteous God justify sinful man? Without the shedding of blood, it would not have been legal, lawful, righteous, or fair for God to put a covering upon fallen man. However, before God covered sinful man with the coats of skins, God judged and killed him in the sacrifice. God will never kill us, because He has already killed us in Christ. On the cross Christ was killed by the righteous God. This means that God's justification is based upon redemption. The putting on of the coats of skins was based upon the shedding of the blood of the sacrifice, for the sacrificial lamb was actually a substitute for sinful man.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, Life-study of Genesis, 1984, pp. 279-280. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 6/19/98) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.