Bride of Christ

Save Your Hide!

The Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife, and clothed them.  Gen. 3:21 NASB

Of course, there were no Newspapers in those days!  But if there were, can you imagine the headlines,  “GOD CREATES NEW CLOTHING LINE”!   or, "GOD COVERS MY HIDE WITH FUR”!     Good thing for God that there were no “Animal rights groups” in those days!    

Adam and Eve had to be grateful for God’s solution to their problem.   After all, the clothes they made for themselves were made from leaves… and we all know what happens to leaves when the wind blows!  Besides… leaves can be itchy!

Beloved, I believe the first animal slaughtered to cover man’s sin was a lamb.  Lambs have been slaughtered ever SINce!   The lamb slaughtered then was a picture of the Lamb to come and God’s love for you and I.    As it is written, “Love covers a multitude of sin” [1Pet. 4:8]

Just like the first lamb, the Lamb slain for us was slain by God Himself… A Lamb who was raised in God's own House… a Lamb slain to cover all who are willing to put it on!   Those wearing God’s Clothes Line will be grateful now and forever!   Listen to their song...

Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne and the living creatures and the elders; and the number of them was myriads of myriads, and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice,
“ Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing   [Rev. 5:12]

Dear ones… cloth yourselves with the covering God provided for you… it’s the only One that can SAVE YOUR HIDE!   O yeah… and be grateful that you are no longer wearing leaves!  

pastor John