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In the book of the Generations chapter 3 verses 7 through 21. It says that they hid from God and sewed up leaves together to cover themselves when thy heard God moving in the garden. It was their shame that led them to do this. Before they sinned they “felt” no shame (Gen 2:25 TNK). They did this because they realized that they were naked. This is the point at which humanity made a turn away from God by disobeying him. God’s command to them was to not eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. God’s command can simply be interpreted to mean do not do things your own way, rather listen to his advice. God desires to have a relationship with humanity. He does not want to be seen as a harsh law giver who wants to be just obeyed. In the book of Proverbs instances can be found of admonitions of a loving father towards a son (Prov 1:8, 10, 15; 2:1; 3:1, 11, 21; 4:10, 20; 5:1, 20; 6:1,2, 3, 20; 7:1; 19:27; 23:15, 19, 26; 24:13, 21; 27:11 TNK). I’m quoting the Tanahk. Proverbs 14:12 “A road may seem right to a man, But in the end it is a road to death.” Before the law was given there was loving advice given by a loving God (YHVH) who wanted to have a covenant of life with the first man. See below for the corresponding verses above in parenthesis.
8 My son, heed the discipline of your father, And do not forsake the instruction of your mother; (Pro 1:8 TNK)
10 My son, if sinners entice you, do not yield; (Pro 1:10 TNK)
15 My son, do not set out with them; Keep your feet from their path. (Pro 1:15 TNK)
1 My son, if you accept my words And treasure up my commandments; (Pro 2:1 TNK)
1 My son, do not forget my teaching, But let your mind retain my commandments; (Pro 3:1 TNK)
11 Do not reject the discipline of the LORD, my son; Do not abhor His rebuke. (Pro 3:11 TNK)
21 My son, do not lose sight of them; Hold on to resourcefulness and foresight. (Pro 3:21 TNK)
10 My son, heed and take in my words, And you will have many years of life. (Pro 4:10 TNK)
20 My son, listen to my speech; Incline your ear to my words. (Pro 4:20 TNK)
1 My son, listen to my wisdom; Incline your ear to my insight, (Pro 5:1 TNK)
20 Why be infatuated, my son, with a forbidden woman? Why clasp the bosom of an alien woman? (Pro 5:20 TNK)
1 My son, if you have stood surety for your fellow, Given your hand for another,
2 You have been trapped by the words of your mouth, Snared by the words of your mouth.
3 Do this, then, my son, to extricate yourself, For you have come into the power of your fellow: Go grovel — and badger your fellow; (Pro 6:1-3 TNK)
20 My son, keep your father’s commandment; Do not forsake your mother’s teaching. (Pro 6:20 TNK)
1 My son, heed my words; And store up my commandments with you. (Pro 7:1 TNK)
27 My son, cease to stray from words of knowledge And receive discipline. (Pro 19:27 TNK)
15 My son, if your mind gets wisdom, My mind, too, will be gladdened. (Pro 23:15 TNK)
19 Listen, my son, and get wisdom; Lead your mind in a proper path. (Pro 23:19 TNK)
26 Give your mind to me, my son; Let your eyes watch my ways. (Pro 23:26 TNK)
13 My son, eat honey, for it is good; Let its sweet drops be on your palate. (Pro 24:13 TNK)
21 Fear the LORD, my son, and the king, And do not mix with dissenters, (Pro 24:21 TNK)
11 Get wisdom, my son, and gladden my heart, That I may have what to answer those who taunt me. (Pro 27:11 TNK)
Let me quickly turn your attention to some scripture references. Let’s first look at the book of Isaiah. In chapter 53 verse 6 Isaiah understood something of great importance. He understood that humanity turned away from God which is stated in the first part of this verse. God is not an angry God who hates humanity. But God does hate sin because sin drives us away from God. The moment that the first man sinned God did not take an attitude of condemnation toward the first man by saying something like this. You have sinned! Now get out of my garden! Let me ask you this. What was the first question that God asked the first man? God asked where was the first man. Do you understand how profound this question is? God’s attitude is not one of rejection and indifference. Had God’s attitude been one of rejection why would God still be asking more questions? God asked as well who told the first man he was naked. God also asked the first man did he take of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil and eat it. Lastly, God asked the woman what had she done. After the first question that God asked the first man, asking the first man where he was, God would have told him he sinned and kicked him out of the garden immediately if God’s attitude was one of rejection and indifference. Rather, God’s attitude is one of love and mercy.
God didn’t kick the first man out of the garden immediately. Instead, God made provision for the first man. In the book of the Generations chapter 3 verse 8 the time of the day when the first man sinned was breezy or cool. In the same chapter 3 and verse 21 God made garments for the first man and woman. Do you see how much God still loved the first man after his sin against God? The second part of the verse 6 of chapter 53 in Isaiah reveals how God would deal with the sin of humanity. It speaks of the servant of God taking on him the guilt of us all. What is it that man was clothed with figuratively before he sewed together leaves to clothe himself? The first man was clothed with righteousness. This is why the first man realized he was naked. He realized he was naked because he lost his righteous standing with God. Humanity was opposed to God, not by design, but by the choice made by the first man’s free will. The book of Proverbs makes it so clear that we chose the wrong path. Proverbs 12:28 “The road of righteousness leads to life; By way of its path there is no death” (TNK). In 1 Corinthians 15:47 it is stated that ‘all die in Adam’ (1 Corinthians 15:22 YLT98) “for even as in Adam all die, so also in the Christ all shall be made alive).” Each person born into this world has a natural inclination to turn away from God. “Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me (Psa 51:5 NKJV).” Adamah gave his divine birthright along with all the inheritance and dominion that came with it to the serpent. “And God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. They shall rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, the cattle, the whole earth, and all the creeping things that creep on earth.” (Gen 1:26 TNK).” Only could another son of Elohiym get another divine birthright and leave all His (Yeshua’s) inheritance and dominion to humanity. Yeshua is the Testator of the New Testament that died for humanity in order to give us back all that the serpent got from the first Adamah.
26 And God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. They shall rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, the cattle, the whole earth, and all the creeping things that creep on earth.” (Gen 1:26 TNK)
16 For where there is a will, there must necessarily be produced evidence of its maker’s death,
17 since a will goes into effect only upon death; it never has force while its maker is still alive.
18 This is why the first covenant too was inaugurated with blood.
19 After Moshe had proclaimed every command of the Torah to all the people, he took the blood of the calves with some water and used scarlet wool and hyssop to sprinkle both the scroll itself and all the people;
20 and he said, “This is the blood of the covenant which God has ordained for you.” (Heb 9:16-20 CJB)
8 Moses took the blood and dashed it on the people and said, “This is the blood of the covenant that the LORD now makes with you concerning all these commands.”
9 Then Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy elders of Israel ascended;
10 and they saw the God of Israel: under His feet there was the likeness of a pavement of sapphire, like the very sky for purity.
11 Yet He did not raise His hand against the leaders of the Israelites; they beheld God, and they ate and drank.
(Exo 24:8-11 TNK)
28 For this is my blood, which ratifies the New Covenant, my blood shed on behalf of many, so that they may have their sins forgiven. (Mat 26:28 CJB)
18 Yeshua said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.
19 Remember, I have given you authority; so you can trample down snakes and scorpions, indeed, all the Enemy’s forces; and you will remain completely unharmed.
20 Nevertheless, don’t be glad that the spirits submit to you; be glad that your names have been recorded in heaven.”
21 At that moment he was filled with joy by the Ruach HaKodesh and said, “Father, Lord of heaven and earth, I thank you because you concealed these things from the sophisticated and educated, yet revealed them to ordinary people. Yes, Father, I thank you that it pleased you to do this.
22 “My Father has handed over everything to me. Indeed, no one fully knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son and those to whom the Son wishes to reveal him.”
23 Then, turning to the talmidim, he said, privately, “How blessed are the eyes that see what you are seeing!
24 Indeed, I tell you that many prophets and kings wanted to see the things you are seeing but did not see them, and to hear the things you are hearing but did not hear them.” (Luk 10:18-24 CJB)
Jesus defines what eternal life really is. In John 17:3 Jesus said, “And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent” (NKJ). Jesus defines eternal life as knowing God, not just existing forever. The idea that one can have a personal relationship with God can be found in the old and new covenants.
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