Summary: To show the importance of CHRIST's blood in our forgiveness and redemption and this is forever.
Do you thank the FATHER GOD because of CHRIST JESUS's blood?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show the importance of CHRIST's blood in our forgiveness and redemption and this is forever.
Genesis 4:10 (Amplified Bible)
4:10 And [the Lord] said, What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood is crying to Me from the ground.
Thank you FATHER GOD for the blood of JESUS washed me clean and I'm more than a conqueror.
Blood of Abel vs Blood of CHRIST
A. Author: Moses
B. Date written: 1450 - 1410 B.C.
C. Purpose: The book of Origins
D. To whom written: People of Israel
E. Main Theme: Man's sin and the initial steps taken for his redemption by a divine covenant made with a chosen race whose early history is here portrayed.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
F. Keyword: beginning
G. Key verse: First Messianic Promise:
Genesis 3:15 (Amplified Bible)
3:15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her Offspring; He will bruise and tread your head underfoot, and you will lie in wait and bruise His heel.
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Abel is innocent and yet killed by the first murderer, Cain, CHRIST is Perfect yet killed by His creation
"And [the Lord] said, What have you done?"
Genesis 3:13 (Amplified Bible)
3:13 And the Lord God said to the woman, What is this you have done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled (cheated, outwitted, and deceived) me, and I ate.
Joshua 7:19 (Amplified Bible)
7:19 And Joshua said to Achan, My son, give glory to the Lord, the God of Israel, and make confession to Him. And tell me now what you have done; do not hide it from me.
Psalms 50:21 (Amplified Bible)
50:21 These things you have done and I kept silent; you thought I was once entirely like you. But [now] I will reprove you and put [the charge] in order before your eyes.
The LORD GOD questions us in what we have done with His creations but not with condemnation or with judgment but questions us in His Love and correcting us to be like Him.
Abel means "son of Adam", while Cain means "the name of the first child". GOD credited Cain to be the first child but never told anything about where He came from, who is his father, but since Abel pleased GOD, he credited Abel as son of Adam (the first man), thus credited Abel both being the first and with a father. If you don't have a father, you're not even a child.
Genesis 4:4 (Amplified Bible)
4:4 And Abel brought of the firstborn of his flock and of the fat portions. And the Lord had respect and regard for Abel and for his offering,
Genesis 4:8 (Amplified Bible)
4:8 And Cain said to his brother, Let us go out to the field. And when they were in the field, Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him.
1 John 3:12 (Amplified Bible)
3:12 [And] not be like Cain who [took his nature and got his motivation] from the evil one and slew his brother. And why did he slay him? Because his deeds (activities, works) were wicked and malicious and his brother’s were righteous (virtuous).
John 1:10-11 (Amplified Bible)
1:10 He came into the world, and though the world was made through Him, the world did not recognize Him [did not know Him].
1:11 He came to that which belonged to Him [to His own—His domain, creation, things, world], and they who were His own did not receive Him and did not welcome Him.
At five years of age, your son is your master, at ten your slave, at fifteen your double, and after that your friend or foe.
—Phillips' Treasury of Humorous Quotations
THE IDEAL FATHER
The father of five children had won a toy at a raffle. He called his kids together to ask which one should have the present. "Who is the most obedient?" he asked. "Who never talks back to mother? Who does everything she says?" Five small voices answered in unison. "You play with it, Daddy!"
B. Abel's blood cries for vengeance, CHRIST's blood cries for redemption and forgiveness
"The voice of your brother’s blood is crying to Me from the ground."
Abel is called righteous by GOD.
Matthew 23:35 (Amplified Bible)
23:35 So that upon your heads may come all the blood of the righteous (those who correspond to the divine standard of right) shed on earth, from the blood of the righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah son of Barachiah, whom you murdered between the sanctuary and the altar [of burnt offering].