I n Genesis 3:21, the magnificent provision for man's covering is seen.
And Jehovah God made coats of skin for the man and his wife, and clothed them.
The word Lamb, is encoded in this verse six times, at counts of -79, 80, -403, -430. -452 and -502.
It has been widely believed for many years that God slew a ram lamb for the covering, although this is not specifically stated in the Scriptures.
The Bible Code, however, shows this to be the case.
This is God's exclusive covering, provided by Him, for the covering of man's sin and surpasses man's ability to provide a competent covering for himself. His effort was the poor attempt of sewing fig leaves together. This resulted in girdles, belts for the waist, and was a far cry from God's requirement. The Hebrew root word for coats means to cover, a tunic, an undergarment, a long shirt-like garment usually of linen and is translated in the KJV as coat, garment and robe. It was a tunic that extended from the neck to the ankles and down the arms to the wrists.
Joseph's coat of many colours is referred to 5 times [Joseph 3 and Tamar 2], and refers to the palm of the hand and the sole of the foot. This speaks both literally and figurately of the tunic reaching the palms and soles.
The long clothing referred to in Mark 12:38 is a loose outer garment extending to the feet. It was worn by kings, priests and persons of rank.
The Christian is admonished to adorn himself with five garments: the robe of righteousness, the garment of salvation, the garment of praise, the and the cloke of zeal (enthusiasm), and the garments of vengeance. Each is the exclusive provision of God.
It will be recalled that a guest at a wedding was not attired with the appropriate garment. When confronted by the king, the guest was speechless. He was not given a second opportunity to cover himself. He was not forgiven. He had despised the king's covering. The king ordered the guest to be bound and thrown into outer darkness! This speaks primarilly of the coming great tribulation period and ultimately hell. And the garment was provided by the king!
Revelation 16:15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth and kepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.
The Old testament priest was required to wear linen breeches that the shame of his nakedness did not appear.
As a people, we have lost the ability to blush. There is no such thing as shame any more.
- Next >>