Lecture on Genesis (80)

Scripture

Genesis 3:21
[21] The LORD God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife, and clothed them.

This is 80th Lecture on Genesis.
Genesis 3:21 says, “The LORD God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife, and clothed them.”
Before driving out Adam and Eve to this earth, God made garments of skin and clothed them.
Adam and Eve felt ashamed of being naked, and thus God the Father concealed their shame.
This is the fleshly reason God made garments of skin for them, and there is a spiritual meaning as well.
First off, the garments of skin indicate the love of God.
God the Father took pity on Adam and Eve who were about to fall down to the earth and live there.
His heart was hurt because of them.
As an expression of father’s love who took pity on them, God made garments of skin for them, and clothed them.
The environment of the Earth was completely different from the Garden of Eden; it was even different from the days before they committed sin.
It is because the earth was also cursed and it was deteriorated in many ways.
God the Father was aware of the shock that they would get from the deteriorated earth, and of the suffering that they would experience.
And so, God made garments of skin and clothed them to protect them.
From this, we can find the attentive humanity of God the Father.
Next, the garment of skin also indicates ‘a string of salvation.’
The garment of skin was the string of salvation that connected between God and two of them.
It contained the meaning that God the Father would never forsake them and that He would never let go of them.
Therefore, the garments of skin were the string of grace and the string of salvation to Adam and Eve.
After Adam and Eve came down to the earth, they couldn’t communicate with God as they did before.
Before committing sin, they could talk with God as if they were facing Him face to face.
Among spirit, soul, and body that consisted them, spirit was the main agent, and thus they could have clear communication with God who is spirit.
After committing sin, however, their soul became the principal agent.
Yet, their communication with God was not completely disconnected.
It was because the strength of spirit didn’t vanish all at once, but it drained gradually.
As far as the strength of spirit remained, it was possible for them to communicate with God.
In Genesis Chapter 4, you can find Cain, who the son of Adam and Even, talking with God.
By that time, it was the beginning of human history, and the world was not much stained by evil.
To the extent sin and evil stalked the world, to the extent men were changed into flesh, their communication with God became dimmer and dimmer.
Now is the end time when sin and evil so much prevail in the world, it’s become more difficult to communicate with God.
To communicate with God in this generation, you must have a very pure heart.
The enemy devil and Satan shouldn’t be able to find any ground for accusation.
It is because, to communicate with Gode, you should have spiritual authority to go through the air where the evil spirits have the control over.
You must holy and perfect to that extent.
And so, Jesus said in Matthew 11:27, “All things have been handed over to Me by My Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father; nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to reveal Him.”
Only those who can clearly communicate with God can receive this ‘revelation’ from God.
God ‘reveals’ Himself to those who are proper in the sight of God the Father and the Lord so that they can know God.
The revelation which is given by God surely ‘comes about or comes true’ as written in Deuteronomy 18:22.
Evidence surely follows to prove that the revelation is the word of God.
In other words, the revelation comes true as said.
Adam and Eve communicated God from time to time after they were driven out to the earth.
The frequency of the communication, however, gradually decreased as time passed by.
God the Father foreknew this, and so He made garments of skin for Adam and Eve, and clothed them.
Once Adam and Eve undergo human cultivation in earnest, they can realize how grave sin it was to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
To the extent they become aware of good and evil, they can realize how serious their sin was.
“God loved us so much, but we disobeyed the word of God. He warned us so much like that, but we ignored His word.”
They may regret and become disheartened.
Whenever they become like this, they think of the garments of skin that God made for them, and they are reminded of God’s love.
“God didn’t forsake us. He will never let go of us. The string between God and us is not disconnected yet.”
They can pull themselves together again, and they can have hope again.

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