Genesis 3:15 NLT
And I will cause hostility between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring. He will strike your head, and you will strike his heel.
This scripture, from the beginning of God’s word, speaks of Jeus’ sacrifice on the cross. It tells of satan striking Jesus’ feet as He was on the cross. We were redeemed when Jesus died on the cross.
This scripture also prophesies Jesus’ virgin birth, as it speaks of only a woman’s offspring, not a man’s.
Genesis 3:21 NLT
And the Lord God made clothing from animal skins for Adam and his wife.
Another living being was sacrificed to cover our unrighteousness. These promises were made without anyone asking God for them. As soon as sin entered the world, God made provision for it.
Genesis 6:9 NLT
This is the account of Noah and his family. Noah was a righteous man, the only blameless person living on earth at the time, and he walked in close fellowship with God.
Noah wasn’t perfect – rather, he had maintained his relationship with God by fulfilling God’s requirements for sin sacrifices. God would use Noah to bring this into the new world. But notice how sin was still in the world – Noah still made sacrifices after they left the ark.
Genesis 22:1-2 NLT
Some time later, God tested Abraham’s faith. “Abraham!” God called. “Yes,” he replied. “Here I am.” “Take your son, your only son—yes, Isaac, whom you love so much—and go to the land of Moriah. Go and sacrifice him as a burnt offering on one of the mountains, which I will show you.”
Human sacrifices were pagan practices, not something for God’s people. Can you imagine Abraham’s questions? But he trusted that God would reveal to him His purposes.
For Abraham, Noah, Adam – God provided.