Emanna for 09/10/2019

Clothing Adam and Eve with Skins

Bible Verses

Genesis 3:20 And the man called his wife's name Eve, because she was the mother of all living. (21) And Jehovah God made for Adam and for his wife coats of skins and clothed them. John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that every one who believes into Him would not perish, but would have eternal life.

Words of Ministry

Once Adam believed in the glad tidings God covered him with a coat of the lamb skins, and he became one with the lamb. The sinner had become one with the substitute. This is union. Substitution has nothing to do with us until we enter into that union. Once we participate in that union, whatever the substitute has accomplished is ours. When we preach the gospel, some people always ask us, "As long as Christ has died for us on the cross, why do we need to believe?" If you do not believe in Christ, you do not have this union. If you do not have union with Him, whatever He has done on the cross cannot be appropriated by you or applied to you. We need to believe in Christ. Whenever the Bible speaks about believing for salvation it uses the preposition "in." This little word "in" denotes union. To believe in Jesus Christ is to be one with Him, to have union with Him. According to California law, because of the union between husband and wife, whatever the husband has in his name also belongs to his wife. We have the best marriage. We, the poor beggars, have been married to Christ, the greatest billionaire. Whatever He has, whatever He is, whatever He has done and is going to do, whatever He has attained and obtained--everything is ours. We are now in Christ.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, Life-study of Genesis, 1984, pp. 280-281. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 6/20/98) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.