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God Shed First Blood Ever Shed to Cover Adam and Eve's Sin





 
Part 3 of series
While studying the Book of Genesis in 2005, the Holy Spirit opened my eyes and enabled me to begin to receive a glimpse of the enormity of what God did for us and is telling us through this simple but "mind renewing" verse:

"Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them." Genesis 3: 21

The first death in God's creation took place when God made coats of skins to clothe Adam and Eve. God killed animals, most likely lambs, to provide clothing to cover Adam and Eve's exposed nakedness.

Our perfect, holy God willingly shed the very first drop of blood ever shed for the sake of mankind. The shedding of blood, the first death, came as a result of man using his free will to choose to sin, to not trust God's goodness, to rebel against Him.

Our awesome God responded to Adam and Eve's act of distrust and disobedience by making the very first blood sacrifice on behalf of mankind.

Before Adam and Eve sinned they were innocent, pure and not ashamed.

"And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed." Genesis 2: 21-25 (KJV)

After Adam and Eve sinned they lost their innocence and purity. They inadequately tried to cover their act of sinfulness (nakedness) by sewing together fig leaves to wear as covering.

"And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons." Genesis 3: 6-7

After Adam and Eve sinned they became afraid and were ashamed.

"And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden. And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself." Genesis 3: 8-10

God demonstrated His love to Adam and Eve and to all mankind. Adam and Eve could not provide adequate covering for their nakedness. Only God could cover their nakedness (and our sins).

"Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them." Genesis 3:21

Can we even begin to comprehend what this actually means?

God willingly shed blood, the first blood, for His creation.

I believe it is accurate to conclude that the sacrifice God made in the Garden of Eden initiated the practice of making offerings and blood sacrifices to God. God required offerings and sacrifices to be made as a form of obedience to Him and of atonement for man's sinful rebellion.

"If his offering be a burnt sacrifice of the herd, let him offer a male without blemish: he shall offer it of his own voluntary will at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the Lord. And he shall put his hand upon the head of the burnt offering; and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him." Leviticus 1:3-4.

Throughout the Old Testament we find offerings and blood sacrifices being made by God's chosen people, Israel. This practice pointed to the coming of the Messiah, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who became the permanent, final, perfect, unblemished blood sacrifice. Jesus paid full price for mans' sin and overcame the curse that sin brought upon mankind.

Jesus Christ, the unblemished sacrificial lamb, bore the shame of our nakedness on the cross! He provided the needed covering for sin once and for all. He gave His everything to provide for you and for me the gift of eternal life.

"But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8

Death Came When God Killed Animals Sacrificed for Man
One purpose of this writing is to draw your attention to truth; death had not been experienced in God's creation until God, Himself, for the sake of mankind, killed animals to provide covering for the nakedness (sinful act) of Adam and Eve.

"Wherefore, as by one man (Adam) sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned." Romans 5:12

There was no death, suffering or disease before man sinned. The disobedience of man brought these consequences into the world. What Adam and Eve did affected the rest of God's creation, including the animal kingdom, the earth and the entire universe. When man sinned, the gradual decay and decline of everything in the universe began.

This is contrary to what the world teaches through macroevolution and billions of years. It is important to understand that macroevolution involves the need for mutation, which includes pain, suffering and death in order for it to be accomplished.

Is God's Word the truth or is God a liar? If truth, the lie of macroevolution and billions of years must quit being endorsed. Can you see how such beliefs greatly undermine what the Book of Genesis has to teach us? Give back to our God of love and mercy, give Him the glory and thanksgiving He so rightly deserves!

Life Came with Blood Sacrifice of Jesus Christ
God provided the first blood sacrifice in the Garden of Eden and in due time He provided the permanent and final blood sacrifice for the sake of mankind in the form of His own Son, Jesus Christ, sacrificed at the cross.

Why did God do this? So that everyone who willingly receives Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior will not pay the eternal consequence for sin but instead live forever in the loving presence of our holy God.

"For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive." I Corinthians 15: 21,22

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Dorothy Von Lehe+ is credentialed as a commissioned minister. Her calling- tying the end to the beginning- Revelation to Genesis. You can find out more about Dorothy at her profile page , facebook.

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Art Schnatterly (@aliveintheword)

  Dorothy: Thanks for another insightful contribution! God, it seems is always a step ahead of us. Yet He also stands behind and beside us. He's wherever we need Him... always! Shalom, Art


Author: Dorothy Von Lehe+
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  Thank you Lord for being one step ahead of us, for being behind us, beside us and wherever we need You!

Art, peace to you, too, Continue .

Dorothy


Dan Kelley (@lineman)

  Hi Dorthy, love your blog and was pleased to see someone addressing this issue. I do see things just a little bit differently as far as who killed the first animal though. This appears to be the very first animal sacrifice, much like the one Cain and Able later were doing and like was continued by the Israelites. If this is correct then it most likely would have been Adam and Eve each killing a lamb for a sin offering, then God taking those skins off the dead animal and making clothing for the two humans. The animal sacrificed would have represented Jesus, "the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world" Revelation 13:8, but I cannot see God Himself doing the killing. On a related side note, some people have a problem with animal skins being used for clothing, but because God Himself made the first "coats of skins" I do not see this same action on our part as being a bad thing. God did give man full control of this earth and everything in it. Genesis 1:28 Thanks again for bringing up this topic! dan


Author: Dorothy Von Lehe+
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  Dan,

I see where you are coming from in your comment concerning who killed the first animals, God or Adam and Eve. It is certainly something to reflect upon. Adam and Eve wore no clothes and made themselves aprons out of fig leaves. There had been no death. They ate herbs and fruit and could not kill animals for food until after the flood of Noah's time. So, if they are the ones who killed animals for sacrifice they would have had to have been instructed by God to do so. Yes, Cain and Abel brought offerings and placed them before God. Anyway, your way of seeing things is certainly something to ponder on. Thanks for your contribution regarding this subject!

Dorothy


Arturo Paulino (@apaulino)

  very insightful. Thank you for reminding me of how gracious God is.



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