Life Is Not In The Blood

Life Is Not In The Blood

Not In The Blood

Lord I pray you give unto your people the spirit of wisdom to understand the revelation in the knowledge of you, that all glory might be yours in Jesus name. Amen, Hallelujah!

I want to share with you how the last Adam, Jesus restored the God kind of life (ZOE) that the first Adam lost in the garden. This episode is about types and shadows.

First, let us define the two words. What is a type and what is a shadow? The Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines TYPE as

A:         A person or thing (as in the Old Testament) believed to foreshadow another (as in the New Testament) FORESHADOW means to represent, indicate, or typify

B:         A lower taxonomic category selected as a standard of reference for a higher category; also a specimen or series of specimens on which a taxonomic species or subspecies is actually based.

Full Definition of TAXONOMY. 1. : the study of the general principles of scientific classification : systematics. 2. : classification; especially : orderly classification of plants and animals according to their presumed natural relationships.

SHADOWS: noun

A:        Reflected image.

B:         An imperfect and faint representation.

C:         An imitation or a COPY of something.

Having these definitions in mind, let us move on to the main thing. This might sound strange to you, but just relax and read on. I will explain in details with scriptures what I mean.

I can tell you categorically that the first Adam was originally created without blood in his body as his life support; His life was not in the blood. Does that sound strange and unbelievable? Just hold it there and read on, I will show you from the scriptures how blood became the carrier of life in man today for it was not so in the beginning.

The whole idea of this episode is to give you another window into a deeper view to the depth of the love God has for you and the extent He went just to make sure you are alive and well today and a quality kingdom material. So when you worship the Lord, you are more appreciative of Him and you have a better understanding of just how SOLID a relationship He has established for us all. God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord”. 1Corinthians. 1:9.

Now, let’s do this. In the beginning of Adam’s earth (this one we are in now) it is written in Genesis 2:7 “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils THE BREATH OF LIFE; and man became a living soul.”

God created man of the dust of the ground, lifeless and motionless, in one word inanimate, until life came from the breath of God. That breath made Adam a living soul as you can see in Genesis 2:7 above. Nothing about blood mentioned yet.  It is even recorded in the book of

Job 33:4 “The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.”

So, you can safely conclude here that the life of ADAM came from the breath of God, just to buttress Genesis 2:7. But somewhere in time, Adam fell. He sinned against God. When God came to fellowship with themin the cool of the day” Genesis 3:8. He and his wife took off to hide.

“…Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God…” Genesis 3:8 actually, his sin HID him from God as we read in the book of Isaiah 59: 1-2 “Behold, the LORD’S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear. But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.”

Our sins can actually be a hindrance to us; it can stop us from receiving blessings from God. God loved His creation but at this point, it has been contaminated by sin.  Adam and Eve were nowhere to be found. When God asked “…where art thou?…” Genesis 3:9 it wasn’t as if God did not know where they were hiding for scripture says…

“Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD” Jeremiah. 23:24

The phrase “…where art thou?…”  is the Hebrew word ‘ay  Pronounced (ah’ee) translated where? how?, what, whence, where, whether, which. God knew exactly where they were but He was only lamenting “WHAT CONDITION have you put yourself in?” just like any parent today will lament a child’s bad behavior. The breath of God that gave them LIFE, the life that covered, protected and connected them to their maker was gone. That was why they realized they were naked “And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked” Genesis 3:7 God had warned them earlier in

Genesis 2:17 “But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die

The phrase “Thou shalt surely die” Genesis 2:17 are the Hebrew words “moth tamuth” they literally mean “a death you shall die; or, dying you shall die”.  In other words, if you put everything together to translate to present day understanding you get the statement below.

“You shall not only die spiritually by being separated from God, but also by losing the life of God in you, from that moment you shall become mortal, and shall continue in a dying state until you die the death that was promised”

In His omniscience, God already knew Adam was going to fail Him, for death came through him, so God provided Grace to sustain him till the time of perfection when the last Adam -Jesus, who is a life giving Spirit would manifest.1 Corinthians 15:45 Remember, God said… “…Let us make man in our image, after our likeness…” Genesis 1:26 though Adam succeeded in changing that IMAGE AND LIKENESS to his own. We as human beings today are no more in the original God’s IMAGE AND LIKENES but rather in Adam’s FALLEN AND DEPRAVED image and likeness “…And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth:” Genesis 5:3

God, A Spirit and Spirits don’t have blood. Did you notice I did not say “God IS a Spirit?” Because the “I-S” was added at translation, it is not in the original Septuagint’s text. It should be in ITALICS in your King James Bible John 4:24 God is the father of spirits Hebrews 12:9. Now, let’s get back to our talk. God had to do something about the sin situation. The consequence of Adam’s action was death, separation from God. The Bible says in Ezekiel 18:4. “…the soul that sinneth, it shall die.”

It has been a principle since way back even before the Garden of Eden. When Lucifer sinned, he was thrown out of heaven, separated from God. Consequently too Adam should experience the same fate. This will mean destroying everything God had created -again. This was what Satan wanted, for God to freeze up the world again, just like He did when he messed up in heaven and was thrown down to this earth. Isaiah 14:12 He thought God will destroy the universe along with the earth and destroy the man He had made from the dust of the ground and elevated him above Satan. That was not to be “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, …” John 3:16 But because of the love for His creation, please note this, that scripture did not say “for God so loved humanity…” but rather For God so loved the world… the word translated “world” here is the Greek word kosmos,  (pronounced kos’-mos) it means orderly arrangement, i.e. decoration; by implication, the world (in a wide or narrow sense, including its inhabitants, literally or figuratively (morally)):–adorning.  In other words, it is a reference to ALL God’s creations, the galaxies and all. God promised to settle it permanently later by saying… “I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel” Genesis 3:15

So, God drove Adam out of the garden. Genesis 3:24. Understandably; he took his wife with him, but before chasing him out, God had to do something about the sin they had committed. In Genesis 3:21 the bible records that… “Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them” But before then, man needed to stay alive to fulfill prophesy. God had commanded them to “…Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.” Genesis 1:28 since His word had gone forth, it must be fulfilled “So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” Isaiah 55:11 To make that a possibility, man desperately needed a “first aid” attention. Desperate situations require desperate solutions.

For coats to be made out of any animal skin the animal has to be killed first and blood poured out. The book of Leviticus records what the high priest did at the mercy seat for the children of Israel. It was a continuum from the Garden of Eden… “Then shall he kill the goat of the sin offering, that is for the people, and bring his blood within the vail… And he shall make an ATONEMENT for the holy place, because of the uncleanness of the children of Israel, and because of their transgressions in all their sins…” Leviticus 16:15-16

Remember in the Ten Commandments scripture records but life shall go for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.” Deuteronomy 19:21

At that point, Adam was the only Son of God on this planet. (Luke 3:38) His life support had been the BREATH OF LIFE that God gave him at his creation. Genesis 2:7 He had lost it and had started “dying the death”. His wife was deceived. Adam had the responsibility to protect his home against all odds. But he failed, instead chose to deliberately disobey God. 1Timmthy 2:14 “…Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression”

Eve became culpable because she went on to advance the ministry of Satan at that point by persuading the husband to join her. He listened and believed her “Thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife” Genesis 3:17 instead of standing his grounds on what God had told him. “And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” Genesis 2:16-17

The color of sin is red as we read in Isaiah 1:18. “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool”

The Adamic sin had to be paid for just like Jesus did the real thing for us, a TYPE and SHADOW of it had to be established first if Jesus’ would mean anything in the future.“For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him” 2Corinthians 5:21

By the same token, someone or something had to pay the price for their disobedience in the garden. As you know, all living things, plants, birds, animals and fish in the water have some form of “fluid” running in them as life support.  So, God chose an innocent life that knew absolutely nothing about Adam’s transgression just like Jesus. The thing is, it had RED “fluid” as its life support. It was to be the “lamb of God” for Adam and Eve, just like Jesus is for us. “TYPES and SHADOWS”, are you still with me? Amen. But why didn’t God go for birds or fishes? They have blood too. True, but they live in different regions of the earth. Man is not an aquatic creature nor does he belong to the plumage company that flies. He has skin and hair and above all he lives on tera-firma (Latin for firm ground) just like the four footed animals.

Since the bible had already hinted us that the color of sin is red. (Isaiah 1:18) The life support of an animal which is RED as well was to cover the ugly (RED) SIN that Adam and Eve had splashed on themselves for a period of time. Whatever shade of RED (SIN) like in Adam and Eve’s rebellion, blood had to be made available for cleansing. For it is only a red substance that can easily, readily and conveniently cover or camouflage another red.

The bible records that “…God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness…” (Genesis 1:26) God is Spirit. Remember, when man “became a living SOUL” in Genesis 2:7, the word translated SOUL in English here is the Greek word nephesh pronounced (neh’-fesh) it means a breathing creature.

Man became a breathing creature, animals and birds breathe too. For man, originally it was the BREATH of God that kept him alive as we saw earlier for he was made in God’s “…image after our likeness…” Genesis 1:26 that was why he was called a breathing soul but now he has lost it. God did not want to destroy all that He had created just because man had messed up. He loved His creation very much “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son…” John 3:16 The Greek word for “WORLD” here like I said earlier is the word kosmos, pronounced kos’-mos meaning the kosmos as in the universe. The ‘orderly arrangement or decoration of the world including its inhabitants’. Man was a part of that creation. He had put man in charge but he messed up. Just like in any authority structure when things go bad, the head is held responsible. Adam was in serious trouble. There was no way of escape. Justice demanded that he died. But if that happened, he would take all the other innocent creatures of God down with him. But God loved everything He had created and didn’t want that to happen. So God had to come to Adam’s aid, for He really loved him too. Not just that, Man has to live to fulfill the prophecy of the messiah, the true LAMB OF GOD.(Genesis 3:15) that God promised.

God could not give man another life at this point because He is a righteous God who does not behold sin talk more of associating with it. “Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity…” Habakkuk 1:13  So, the closest thing that could be a temporary substitute for life support had to be another breathing creature, as in “a living SOUL eg life for life”. He could not use the birds for the plumage company was designed for the skies nor could He use the finny multitude, fishes were designed for the waters. It had to be the ones on “terra firma” firm or solid ground, that was where the animals became useful, for man was designed to live on solid ground as well. Remember…?

Now, please pay attention. Deuteronomy 19:21 says but life shall go for life…” Since the life of an animal is in its blood and Adam had lost the breath of life that God gave him as his life support. God had to use the animal blood as some kind of ‘spiritual first aid’ to temporarily sustain the lives of Adam and his wife (if you, like spiritual blood transfusion) by shedding the animal blood, He was propitiated and in using the animal skin as their cloak of righteousness to hide their sin so God can see them in a new light. For the main time, God had to temporarily rearrange His original plan for His breath to sustain man’s life. So like the animals, blood had to be the life carrier for man. But unlike the animal, it was to be a temporary substitute life carrier for man. For Jesus was to come and revert to the original thing years later.

NOTE: It was at this point that man was “transfused” with blood from God’s sacrifice of animals for their disobedience.

The animal blood gave them a new life support just like the blood of Jesus at the cross gave us a new life in Him. Remember, this is the TYPE and SHADOW of the real thing to come –in Jesus. God cursed the earth for Adam’s sake “cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life” Genesis 3:17

All other creations had to be placed on “sabbatical” waiting for their master, Man, to be delivered of this burden. (Romans 8:19-23) “For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body”

The life of man was now dependent on the blood, like animals for sustenance. Man fell from grace to grass hence God’s pronouncement in (Genesis 3:19) “…for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return”

If you did not know this before, know it now.  Animal & human bloods have similar set of cell types. The human blood does not need a nucleus (this is the only difference) because we have spirits. Medical Doctors today even use pig skin and pig heart valves for transplant into humans and they work perfectly.

Like the TYPE and SHADOW in the garden, Jesus the real deal will eventually become the life of the believer, hallelujah!  Why would God clothe them in animal skin after he drove Adam out of the garden?  “Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them” “So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.” (Genesis 3:21 & 24)

Simple, he could not behold them in their new sinful nature for He is a trice Holy God. It is written in Habakkuk 1:13 “Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity…” Isaiah 61:10 “I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness,…”

This animal skin covering was a type of righteousness, the garment of salvation for Adam and his wife after the animal blood became a shadow for the atonement to come. Hebrews 9:22 tells us “And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.”

The life of the animal(s) paid for that sin in the garden so Adam and Eve could live. The animal skin acted like their “coat of righteousness” as we see later in Revelation 3:5 the white raiment Jesus will clothe the righteous with. But then in the garden, God chose to pour out the blood of animals, which was their life carrier in exchange for the life of Adam so he could live. Remember, as I said earlier, later in the Ten Commandments Deuteronomy 19:21 but life shall go for life…

When sin occurred in the garden, their lives got “extinguished” but God decided to reinstate them with the animal’s life carrier, the BLOOD. This animal we eventually got to know was a type of a lamb, as we see in Jesus in the New Testament. “The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.” John 1:29

Adam and his wife lost their God given life “… breath of LIFE” Genesis 2:7. They had to fulfill a promise that says “thoushalt surely die. in Genesis 2:17 The Hebrew words “moth tamuth” in this verse 17 literally means “a death you shall die; or, dying you shall die.  Simply saying “you shall not only die spiritually by being separated from God, but also by losing the life of God in you, from that moment you shall become mortal, and shall continue in a dying state till you die the death”

Man was totally lost until the showing of Jesus Christ, the “Last Adam”(1Corinthians 15:45) some four thousand years later.

Adam’s life was now sustained in the blood since he lost the original one God gave him at creation. (Genesis 2:7) God had used the blood of the animals He killed for Adam’s sin propitiation to appease Himself and cover their sin. From then on, when a man looses enough blood from his body, death occurs because the life carrier is drained out.

Animal sacrifice was the temporary solution for sin for about four thousand years from Adam through Noah, Abraham, Moses, the prophets and the Levites until Jesus showed up in person. Finally, God decided it was show time. He had to permanently deal with sin, for man’s “…heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked…” (Jeremiah 17:9)

Since the originally sinless life of the first Adam was corrupted with sin and got lost in the Garden of Eden, there had to be another sinless Adam like the TYPE and SHADOW of the innocent animal in (Genesis 3:21) to reinstate that life to what it originally was meant to be, “ZOE” the life from God sustained by God Himself. “…since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead” (1Corinthians 15:21). This time it had to be the real thing, hence the coming of the messiah Jesus Christ. The bible calls Him the Last Adam (1Corinthians 15:45)

God had to circumvent the seed of the man in bringing Jesus to the earth to avoid sin contamination. That is why that “…which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost” Matthew 1:20. If it were possible today to have a child naturally without the seed of the man, that child will be born sinless. For sin comes through the seed of the man NOT the woman. That is why the blood that runs in the veins of a child is that of the father and not the mother. Like I stated above that man’s sin had continued to grow from bad to worse. It got so bad that the scriptures record that “…it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins” (Hebrews 10:4)

 

It was Adam (a man) that sinned so it has to take an Adam (a man) to permanently deal with sin to restore Adam to his original estate with the proper life that God had meant for him to have –ZOE. Not to continually sacrifice animals. It was not working anymore

This is the apocalypse; the revelation. Like the sacrificial animal in Genesis Jesus had to shed his blood to permanently pay for the sin of man in general. In (John 1:29) He is called “…The Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.”  Just like the one God provided for Adam and Eve in the garden but now, Jesus is the real thing, sin is washed away not just covered in Jesus name. “…and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord” (Act 22:16) He emptied His human BLOOD at the cross and resurrected BLOODLESS Just like God emptied the blood of the animal in the garden and used it to propitiate Himself and to support life then used its skin to cover Adam and his wife (Righteousness). Again, it was the TYPE and SHADOW of the real thing. After Jesus resurrected, He told doubting Thomas “…a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.” (Luke 24:39) Notice; NO BLOOD mentioned, yet he was alive and talking to them. He could be heard, seen and touched and was talking to Thomas in the presence of the rest of the disciples. This earth is a physical earth. You need a body to live or move in it but not necessarily blood. Angels and demons come and go everywhere on earth, they do not have blood but must of a necessity posses a physical body to achieve that. From after the resurrection onwards, there was no more mention of blood with the Lord. “For we are members of his body, of HIS FLESH, AND OF HIS BONES.” (Ephesians 5:30).  No mention of BLOOD still. You get the drift? Hallelujah!

If we go back to Genesis where Adam saw and acknowledged his wife for the first time before the fall, it was recorded that Adam “… said, this is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh…” (Genesis. 2:23) Just as the church is the body of Christ and are “members of his body, of HIS FLESH, AND OF HIS BONES.” (Ephesians 5:30). You get it? Both cases, the wife of Adam and the bride of Christ. Nothing was recorded about Adam mentioning BLOOD and I can tell you, God is not verbose. He says what He means and means what He says.

 

(1Corinthians 15:45) “And so it is written, the first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.” (Or life giving Spirit) Jesus boldly declared to all in (John 11: 25) “I am the resurrection, and THE LIFE: …” It’s recorded in (John 1:4) IN HIM was LIFE;...” not in the blood but IN HIM –in Christ. (John 5:11) “And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son

 

“When CHRIST, who is OUR LIFE …” (Colossians 3:4) just like in Genesis, before the fall, the Godhead was the life of Adam and his wife Eve For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself (John 5:26) Christ is now OUR LIFE (The Church) and the carrier and sustainer of it, why? That is because “…we are members of his body, of HIS FLESH, AND OF HIS BONES.” (Ephesians 5:30)

 

Though presently, we physically still carry the “first aid” treatment God applied on Adam and his wife in Genesis –BLOOD, the true life has to come from its original source -God. God is Spirit and Spirits do not have blood. Don’t forget, like we saw in an earlier episode of this topic, man was originally made in the IMAGE AND LIKENESS OF GOD but he lost it to sin. It was because the breath of God that sustained life was lost in the garden that warranted the introduction of another kind of life carrier –BLOOD. But now Jesus has come to permanently return life to its original position –in God, not in the blood for God did not originally intend for man to be in this messed up fallen state. It was a drastic situation that needed a drastic solution. God rose up to it. He has reinstated our life in Christ the creator. (John 1:3) All things were made by him at the resurrection of the righteous dead, the book of (Philippians 3:21) says Jesus “…shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body.” (Remember, He resurrected Bloodless) so we will be as bloodless as the first Adam was when we eventually meet Him. (1John 3:2) “Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, WE SHALL BE LIKE HIM; for we shall see him as he is.” -Glorious and BLOODLESS like the TYPE and SHADOW of the first Adam. As you know the first Adam was a copy of the original, Jesus.

 

Conclusion: The blood has been poured out at the cross of Calvary. Jesus resurrected bloodless.

question 1: If we agree Jesus the last Adam resurrected bloodless and we are the church –his body, how then can we be different from the head? Certainly that is not possible, the body and the head must have the same life. Blood was the GRACE, the “first aid” treatment that God applied to Adam’s battered life in the garden. It was a temporary solution, not designed for eternity for it is laden in corruption. The breath of God was the original life giver and sustainer. Zoe, the life of Christ Jesus is in God. That was why our corrupt blood, the sustainer of our life now, the “first aid” treatment had to be emptied out by a holy and innocent man that knew no sin and in its place He applied the “BALM IN GILEAD” for total restoration and reconciliation to God.

The resurrected last Adam -Jesus is seated at the right hand of the father in glory BLOODLESS, being one with God the father. The first Adam was created perfectly sinless just as the Jesus the Christ was born perfectly sinless and knew no sin till death.

 

QUESTION 2: If we agree that the first Adam in the garden FORESHADOWED or TYPIFIED the image of the last Adam Jesus who happens to be the original, how could God have created the first Adam with blood, knowing that the last Adam –Jesus the real deal in His glory has no need for it after resurrection? Remember, a TYPE and SHADOW? (Photo copies show you the exact thing) God is Spirit. Spirits do not HAVE blood, THEY DO NOT NEED IT. Man, who was originally made in the image and likeness of God could not have been different from His maker as to carry blood in His body since like I said, SPIRITS DO NOT HAVE BLOOD though they need a physical body to operate on our planet earth, which is what God gave to Adam. He made the first Adam out of the “dust of the ground” (Genesis. 2:7) so he could relate to the earth but like himself, in HIS IMAGE AND LIKENESS, –BLOODLESS. Sin brought about the blood for propitiation as we saw in earlier. The breath of God kept the first Adam alive before sin, just as our “… LIFE is hid with Christ in God” (Colosians. 3:3) so the life of the church, the individuals that make up the body of Christ is rested permanently in Christ which is hidden with God. His life is definitely NOT IN THE BLOOD, Hallelujah!

Amen.

 

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