God’s got your back. Jesus was flogged with a whip made of leather strips tied with bits of metal. Why? It was brutal, but it was for our protection and eternal healing.
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The leather and metal are symbolic of the whip used to flog Jesus before he was crucified. It was a brutal beating, but it was for a purpose. God was the first to shed blood. In Genesis 3 Adam and Eve sinned and tried to cover up their sin with leaves. But God, out of His Perfect Love, made a better covering for them by killing animals and using their hide to make tunics for them. There is no remission of sin with out the spilling of blood, and Jesus’ perfect, sinless blood, is the one time for all covering. His body, ripped and striped with blood covers us eternally.
- “Then Pilate had Jesus flogged with a lead-tipped whip.” John 19:1
- “So Pilate … ordered Jesus flogged with a lead-tipped whip, then turned him over to the Roman soldiers to be crucified.” Matt 27:26
- “by His stripes we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5
- “for Adam and his wife the Lord God made tunics of skin, and clothed them.” Genesis 3:21
- “Complete the tent covering(for the Tabernacle, the place of God’s presence) with a protective layer of tanned ram skins and a layer of fine goatskin leather.” Exodus 26:14
- “The same instructions apply to both the guilt offering and the sin offering. Both belong to the priest who uses them to purify someone, making that person right with the Lord. In the case of the burnt offering, the priest may keep the hide of the sacrificed animal.” Leviticus 7:7-8
- ““When these things begin to happen, watch out! You will be handed over to the local councils and beaten in the synagogues. You will stand trial before governors and kings because you are my followers. But this will be your opportunity to tell them about me.” Mark 13:9
We face many trials in this life, but if we submit them to the Lord, we can be assured that in the end God’s got our back. He used animal hides to cover Adam and Eve and His Tabernacle in the wilderness. He allowed the priests to keep the animal hides after sin offerings, a reminder of their value. Then He allowed Jesus’ “hide” to be ripped and torn so that our eternal covering would never have to be. Our earthly skin may be beaten and bruised, but our eternal soul is covered in Christ. Amen!