Summary: We started talking about this precious blood of Calvary last week. Last week we touched on the subject of Adam and Eve and them losing the covenant that was set up between them and God. I didn’t get a chance to finish this subject so I want to keep goin
Title: The Bloodline of a Champion – 2
“The Covenant of Blood”
Text: I Peter 1:18-19
So many years, so many lambs were offered up
But all the blood that was spilled, could never filled that bitter cup
Till one spotless lamb, in the form of man gave His life on Calvary
This was the only blood that could ever set me free
For His blood was not just blood of another spotless lamb
But His blood was precious blood, for it wash the sins of men
And His blood it heals my body, and it sets my spirit free
And I'm so glad this precious blood still flows from Calvary
No other blood could heal my broken body
And no other blood could save my sin sick soul
And no other blood could conquer death and win the victory
No other blood, but the blood Jesus shed for me
We started talking about this precious blood of Calvary last week. Last week we touched on the subject of Adam and Eve and them losing the covenant that was set up between them and God. I didn’t get a chance to finish this subject so I want to keep going on it this evening. Last week we talked about the blood restoring fellowship with God and man. The loss of fellowship started with Adam and Eve and the restoration of fellowship was found in the second Adam.
THE BLOOD COVERS
When Adam and Eve yielded to the temptation of the devil, Genesis 3:7; “And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.” As soon as Adam and Eve fell, they immediately saw their need for a covering. Before the fall Adam and Eve did not see their physical nakedness as shameful because they were literally covered with the glory of God. They were accustomed to being covered with God’s glory and when that glory lifted they saw their need for a covering. As soon as they saw themselves as they truly were, verse 8 says, “They even hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the Garden.” The instant they yielded to temptation they lost God-consciousness and gained self-consciousness. They lost sight of God and His glory. At that point they tried by their own works, in replacing God’s glory with a bunch of fig leaves.
We have to remember, Adam lived in a perfect world. He had authority over God’s creation and a personal relationship with God. Adam and Eve knew God intimately, for they had fellowshipped with Him regularly. As they walked and talked with God, they were given very simple instructions for living. They were told, “You can eat freely of every tree in the garden except the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. If you eat of that tree, they you will die.”
Adam had everything he needed to exist. And he had authority over everything except that one tree. Although the serpent tempted Adam and Eve to do wrong, he could not force them to do anything against their will, it was their choice to sin. They were warned in advance of the consequences of disobedience. God said, “If you eat of the tree you WILL die.” They knew what was going to happen.
As soon as they disobeyed, God pronounced five separate curses and judgments.
God cursed the serpent. Genesis 3:14; ¶ “And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:”
God pronounced judgment of Eve. Genesis 3:16; ¶ “Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.”
The Lord judged Adam and sentenced him to a life of toil. Genesis 3:17; ¶ “And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;”
God cursed the ground. Genesis 3:18; “Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;”
Then the Lord sentenced Adam to death, both spiritual and physical. Genesis 3:19; “In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.”