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"THE REALITY OF BLOOD COVENANT"

A Word Study
By George Clouse


Recently, while I was contemplating God's plan for my life, I was impressed with Him reminding me of His Word in Psalms 46:10: "Be still and know that I am God." So I immediately stayed still and listened.

The first impression I got was that God said: "My potential for you is to write articles." I thought back on my life. My first article published, was in a secular magazine in 1948 (some 60 years ago), and I have published countless articles, as well as numerous books. I was born again in 1970 and since then have written only Christian books and articles. As I continued my quiet time with the Lord, He told me to do a Word Study using English words so that we might understand "The Reality of God". We read things in the Bible, as well as hear Bible Expository Teachings that we embrace, yet still do not fully understand. The purpose of this teaching is to reveal these things.

The Bible tells us in Genesis 1:26: "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth."

Then in Genesis 5:1: "This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him. Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created." (In the New King James Bible the word Adam here in translated 'Mankind'.)

Of course we all know the original Bible was written in Hebrew, and has been translated into English, for only a few people can read Hebrew. This word "Adam" was not translated, it was transliterated. In other words, the Hebrew was taken for Adam which is "aw-dawm." The last part of the word "dawm"is pronounced "dam" or maybe as we would say it "dom". So, if we really translate it, we would have to break the word down into "au-dom" which would make more sense to us in our language. The word "dom" is a root Hebrew word from which many words are formed. To find out what the word "dom" really means, we look in Leviticus17:1: "For the life of the flesh is in the blood." That word "blood" in Hebrew is "dom" so the root word of AuDom is blood. When reading Hebrew we read from right to left (not from left to right as we do in English). With that in mind, if we translate that word "Audom" it would read "Dom" which is blood, and then "Au", which is the Hebrew abbreviation of "God," or in other words, "Blood of God."

With all this in mind, we read in Chapter 5 that God created them male and female and blessed them, and called their name Adam (blood of God). In other words the very blood of God flowed in their veins, both the man and the woman.

Then the Serpent, we are told in Chapter 3, enchanted them, (in the Hebrew it says "nachash" or an enchanter or magician), and he fooled Adam and Eve and poisoned their blood so that they were no longer invincible, for their blood was not pure. This was the very reason that Jesus had to be born of a virgin, for the gene for the blood comes from the father and the blood of Jesus had to be pure so He could be sacrificed, once and for all, for the sins of man.

This is made plain to us in the New Testament in I Corinthians 15:45: "And so it is written, the first man Adam was made a living soul' and the last Adam was made a quickening spirit." If we use our translation for this it would say:The first "blood of God" was Adam and Eve and the last "blood of God" was Jesus. I hope, this teaching on the "Blood Covenant" is now made plain to you.

We are told in I John 1:7: "But if we walk in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin." Then again in Revelations 12:11: "And they overcame him (satan) by the blood of the Lamb (Jesus) and by the word of their testimony." There are numerous other facts about the healing, saving, renewing power of the blood of Jesus and the covenant that God gave us through His Son.

I hope you have enjoyed this Word Study and receive many blessings, as well as healing, health, and prosperity from contemplating on it.



 

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