BLOOD THAT SPEAKETH BETTER THINGS (3)
The Blood of Adamic salvation
(…continues from part 2)
3) It is important not to forget that when Adam ate from the forbidden tree of the knowledge of good and evil, his first death was a spiritual one. It became a theological exigency for man to seek spiritual deliverance: for man could no longer live to celebrate his thousand birthday. This simply means that any man of Adamic progeny can fall down in death at any period of his shortened transiency. Death had gained an inroad into the life of Adam. Blood, in which life resides, must be providentially made available. God the Father will not come down: none deputizes for Him on the empyrean throne. The Holy Spirit does not make Himself an ocular phenomenality for the eyes of man. That leaves the Second Member of the Godhead, Christ Jesus, who walked through Eden every cool of the evening (Genesis 3:8). Two things of Eden transpiration established the sanguinary soteriology. God used the blood of two sinless, quadrupedal animals to bring them back to spiritual relevance before His holy presence.
Four is the Scriptural number for creation because on day four God created lights of illumination. The footprints of each element of sacrifice comes to a total of eight, which stands for ‘new beginning’. Right there in the Garden of Eden, the blood that would speak better things than that of Abel became the first gospel of the redemptive blood that would be shed on the cross of Calvary, when the Bible records, “And 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). As far as divine counsel was concerned, the blood had spoken long before Adamic presence became a reality on terra firma.
What is the difference between Abel’s sacrificial crimson life flow and the blood that speaketh better things? It cannot receive any tag of quantifiable calculation. The difference cannot be likened to what hits your ocular experience when comparison places a smidgeon of droplet of blood and a whole ocean of blood flow. The blood of better speech, being the blood “which is, and which was, and which is to come,” is by far richer, and better; it is redemptive. The true difference between the shed blood of Abel and that of Jesus Christ is exactly the difference between a day and eternity. It is fathomless in scope, swallowing up the immenseness of the horizon, abysmal in depth, awesome in height and incalculably mind blowing is its eternal broadness. The blood that speaketh better things is the divine blood: God’s blood. Selah! And that is why it happens to be eternally inexhaustible.
The blood had stood continually as the covenantal witness between God and man. Why would Abraham be made to perform sacrificial rites, which culminated in “Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of” (Genesis 22:2)? This verse eliminates any doubt of the inevitability of Jesus Christ going to the cross to lavish the divine blood of propitiation on the elect lady of divine endearment.
“When I see the blood, I will pass over you” (Exodus 12:13)
The blood certainly keeps us out of the danger of annihilation. The Lord’s anger rose against Egypt. The first born of Pharaoh’s Egypt had been sentenced to death to punish the king’s disobedience. To save Israel, God’s first born, blood must turn the angel of destruction away from the redeemed. Exodus 12:23 “For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the LORD will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you.”
The blood sealed Jehovah’s covenant with Israel Exodus 24:6 “And Moses took half of the blood, and put it in basons; and half of the blood he sprinkled on the altar.” Exodus 24:8 “And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant, which the LORD hath made with you concerning all these words.” Hebrews 9:19-20 19) “For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people, 20) Saying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you.”
“Come unto me, all ye that labour….and I will give you rest.”
Isaiah 55:3 which says, “Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David;” is quite prophetic. Once upon a time in Matthew 11:28, Jesus gave the mand of, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” It has always been the essence of the blood: rest. Rest from untimely death was what the Eden ram sacrifice gave to the nascency of Adam’s family at the commission of the original sin. That which Noah offered to God in Genesis 8:20 was a thanksgiving. It requires talking to God in a show of gratitude. When we pray, do we not conclude with, “in the name of Jesus?” Noah’s gratitude spilled the blood of clean sacrificial animals, representative of Jesus. Amen!
Getting born again is a conscious effort on the part of an individual. Get born again. Say this sinner’s prayer.
“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”
(…to be continued…)
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