21 And Jehovah God proceeded to make long garments of skin for Adam and for his wife and to clothe them (Genesis 3).
We have for a long time understood the literally yes God made garments out of animal skin for Adam and Eve and they were not miniskirts or backless dresses or plunging neckline garments, but were long garments of skin, which dressed both of them modestly. We have also for a long time understood that the greater meaning of these long garments of skin was that they were 960 year long garments of skin, in the sense that the maximum lifespan of an adamic body outside of Eden was 960 years (960 being 2x2x2x120 and there were 3 divisions in two of the maximum lifespan which ended up as 120 years) - see intro15.html.
But there is yet more in this one line of Genesis. For you cannot take an animal's skin without killing it. So since God was the tailor he certainly authorized the killing of an edenic animal. Now edenic animals were the same animals that we will get in the Kingdom of God which is the second Eden. For God ceased creating when Adam sinned and the 6th creative day ended. So edenic animals had indefinitely lasting life. They did not age, just as they will not age in the kingdom. Neither did they eat each other, just as the lion and the lamb will lie down with each other in the kingdom. So it was quite a tragedy when the first edenic animal was killed.
But there is more to the story still...
45 It is even so written: "The first man Adam became [was born again acquiring an angelic soul aged 30] a living soul". [whereas] The last Adam became a life-giving spirit (1 Corinthians 15).
So there is an equivalence between the first Adam and the last Adam who was Jesus. Jesus became a living soul as a human aged 30, and became a life giving spirit after he died aged 33½. Adam became a living soul when he was born again aged 30 and became a life giving spirit when he was appointed a mediator of the 3rd Blessing Covenant which he pointed forward to when he made the first ever sacrifice of an edenic animal just after he sinned. In fact he must have offered up an edenic lamb on 3993Nisan14 and then been passed over. Adam and Eve then got some nice sheepskin clothes made by Jehovah and sons registered in the heavens (established pre-big bang), tailors by appointment to mankind!
God would have explained to Adam that he had just lost his angelic soul. He would then have explained how in the future he would make a covenant with him setting out the righteous regulations which Adam had to obey in order to be given it back. He could not make a covenant with Adam there and then since Adam was judicially dead. But he could explain to him how he would be ransomed to be judicially alive and then how he would make a covenant with him to give him his angelic soul back permanently based upon the future sacrifice of Jesus. He would have explained that Adam could only get it back through the sacrifice of another angel, and he would have asked Adam to sacrifice an edenic lamb in order the prefigure the sacrifice the Jesus was going to make. We know that God himself did not sacrifice the lamb, because God cannot sacrifice to himself. Sacrifices must be made by priests who are intermediaries between God and man. God cannot be his own priest. So Adam must have made the sacrifice being the only male human in the garden.
In fact since both Adam and Eve had long garments of skin made for them, there must have been several lambs and possibly sheep killed that day. This points forward to the firstlings plural of the flock offered by Abel in Genesis 4. Actually the clothes for Adam and Eve were really archetypes for various salvation covenants one supposes. For these offer protection and security for their bodies in the future.
So finally we see that Adam lost his angelic soul and his indefinitely lasting soul became finitely lasting on 3993Nisan14. He died (having lost two souls). But his death was a technical one occurring by a gene zap whilst he was asleep. He fell asleep in an ageless non adamic body and he woke up with the genes of an adamic ageing body. That is technically a death and a resurrection. But on 3993Nisan14, he did not enter into the two salvation covenants that he later mediated at that time because he could not become a priest until the 50th month after his sin - see U317.
The first stage in Adam's redemption was the gift of an ageing body, which was judicially and constructively dead, but it kept him in the game until he could enter into the FBC and the ABC. These had as blessings the return of both of the souls he had lost. God told him what he had done wrong and showed him how things would be fixed that very day, subject to him adhering to the rules of the future covenants. Adam was given a stay of execution on his condemned ageing adamic body so that he could father mankind and pass the test required in order to be ransomed by the non adamic human body of Jared who was yet to be born.
So at sundown on 3993Nisan14, Adam was given a route to redemption and Satan was comprehensively screwed. The snake had in fact been charmed by God through the pipes of Eve, if you will pardon the metaphor. He was charmed out of his basket, he fell for Eve and then used her to kill Adam, but God then saved Adam and Satan realised that God had actually used Eve to expose his murderous character and condemn him to death. You reap what you sow! Adam lost both his souls on the day that he sinned. He did regain them both before he died because covenant mediators are saved and Adam mediated a fleshly and an angelic salvation covenant (the FBC and the ABC - see intro28). Adam was unable to enter into his angel when he died because Jesus had not yet given the angelic ransom.
Now since Adam could not act as a priest until 3989Sivan10, the two animals killed to provide long garments of skin for Adam and Eve must have been sacrificed by another priest. There are no prizes for guessing who he was!
So behold a great and sacred secret. A descended angel Michael, was the first priest of adamic mankind and Adam himself was the 2nd. And of course since Jesus ransomed him, Adam must be blessing covenant mediator of the ARC. He is also the blessing mediator of the FRC. Hence two sacrifices were made. One supposes that God told him he had lost his angelic soul and here is how to regain it (the ARC) and he was going to lose his human soul and here is how to regain that (the FRC)! For God's plan was that Adam should lose nothing from his sin in the longer term. It was Satan who lost from Adam's sin. So Adam regained both fatherhood rights that he had lost through the ARC and the FRC, he being the blessing mediator of the FBC and the ABC - see intro28.
The reader might at this point be wondering: Why did God reward Adam's sin with a priesthood? And if so, should he not go out and do a bit more sinning himself in order that he can become a great priest too?
Well, the answer is that Adam's sin was inevitable. The test was not really ever upon Adam, it was upon Satan. Satan could have resisted murder, given his thousands of years of experience in the heavens. Whereas Adam could not resist Eve given his zero years experience of naked women taught to be sexy by Satan. Furthermore the first angelic son of God to be murdered as an angel was Adam. Since although human he did have an angelic soul that was subject to a test.
Eve failed because she was naive, she was conned, and because she loved status more than she loved God's law. Adam failed because he loved Eve more than he loved God's law. But how could God give a promise for a covenant of faith and of spirit baptism to a sinner? Well nobody gets a salvation covenant due to being sin free. We all get them due to faith and due to some form of sacrifice. Consider the case of Abraham...
15 And Jehovah's angel
proceeded to call to Abraham the second time out of the heavens
16 and to say: 'By myself I do swear,' is the utterance of Jehovah, 'that by reason of the fact that you have done this thing and you have not withheld your son, your only one,
17 I shall surely bless you and I shall surely multiply your seed like the stars of the heavens and like the grains of sand that are on the seashore; and your seed will take possession of the gate of his enemies.
18 And by means of your seed all nations of the earth will certainly bless themselves due to the fact that you have listened to my voice (Genesis 22).
17 By faith Abraham, when
he was tested, as good as offered up Isaac, and the man that had gladly received
the promises attempted to offer up [his] only-begotten [son],
18 although it had been said to him: What will be called 'your seed' will be through Isaac.
19 But he reckoned that God was able to raise him up even from the dead; and from there he did receive him also in an illustrative way (Hebrews 11).
So Adam must have kept the faith of Abraham even though he sinned a capital sin (as did David his son). In fact he must have demonstrated the faith of Abraham after he sinned in order to gain a covenant of faith despite his fall. In fact he may well have reasoned as Abraham did with Isaac, that God would be able to save both himself and his beloved wife when he sacrificed himself for her. Perhaps he even reasoned that God would definitely save him and so by dying with his wife he made sure that God would have to save her too. Now that is the supreme act of human love, for Jesus said...
Majorem hanc delectionem nemo habet ut animam suam ponat quis pro amicis suis (John 15:12)
12 This is my commandment, that you love one another just as I have
13 No one has love greater than this, that someone should surrender his soul in behalf of his friends (John 15).
Well, Adam surrendered his soul in behalf of the rest of mankind on 3993Nisan14. The rest of edenic mankind at that time being Eve. So here is another way in which the scripture is true which says...
14 Nevertheless, death ruled as king from Adam down to Moses, even over those who had not sinned after the likeness of the transgression by Adam, who bears a resemblance to him that was to come (Romans 5).
Or putting it another way. 45 It is even so written: The first man Adam became a living soul. The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. (1 Corinthians 15 NWT)
So if Jesus was the last Adam, the Adam was the first Jesus. so Adam laid down his life for the rest of edenic mankind just as Jesus laid down his for the rest of adamic mankind.
There are many ways in which Adam resembles Jesus. But he nonetheless sinned. So although he had faith enough for a covenant with God he did not have enough faith. For if he had really known God, he would have understood that God loved Eve more even than he did and would have had no problem in saving her without any 'help' from Adam's sin.
So who is there now that will condemn his father Adam? Have you not read in the law that thou shalt honour thy father and thy mother, that thy days should remain long on the earth?
What hypocrite is there who is ashamed of the firstborn human
son of God, the one who still has two covenants with God, the angelic father of
us all and the human father of all those with faith? Yea, this Adam, this holy
priest with covenants superior even to those given to Abraham, is reviled and
berated in so many Christian churches today. Yet, verily, the word is saying to
you that he is higher in
holiness than all in those churches. And though he lost his firstborn rights on
3993Nisan14, when he sinned, Jesus gave them back to him constructively that
very same day. Every child reaches the point where it starts to learn right from
wrong. That point is characterized by the child pushing the boundaries of his
behaviour and being naughty. That is precisely
what happened with Adam in Eden. He became old enough to consciously disobey his
parents and therefore start being taught right from wrong (outside of Eden). It
was time for him to leave his parent's home and go to school.
So God knew that he had set the bar too high for Adam. For everyone who wants to learn how to ski needs to learn how to fall over first. And that is how God chose to teach Adam. It was inevitable that Adam would have to eat from the tree of knowledge of both good and bad, for that is how you learn to resist sin. So he has always going to fail that test. For Adam really it was a realisation of how naive he was rather than a personal disaster. For Satan, it was his first opportunity to murder an angelic brother. An opportunity that God knew he could not resist.
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