Remember I mentioned Isaiah 64:6(a) to buttress the fact that a broken eternal law cannot be redeemed by a physical act because no physical act can correct a spiritual wrong; best of our purity is not enough before divinity. Remember we are the clay while God is the Potter… Isaiah 64:8… “But now, O Lord, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou Potter; and we all are the work of thy hand”.
Spiritually, when the people sin and there is need for atonement, sacrifice is made and the whole idea of sacrifice is the shedding of blood. Why blood you may ask? Leviticus 17:11 spells it out this way … “For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul”. For a spiritual wrong to be made right, someone/something must lose it life and the blood drained from it. Life must be taken to correct a spiritual wrong. Hebrews 9:22 says “And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission….” . That is why almost all the offering (sacrifices) recommended by God to be made to HIM all have blood spilled and offered. For instance; Burnt offering (Leviticus 1:3-17): unblemished bull, sheep or goat are sacrificed; Peace offering (Leviticus 3:7): unblemished sheep or goat is sacrificed; Sin offering (Sacrifice); Guilt offering (Sacrifice). So, to spiritually correct (atone) the sin of Adam and Eve, animal blood had to be spilled.
Physically, the Garden of Eden must have had a perfect weather system determined by Adam himself because all these things were under his control but when he sinned, they no longer obeyed him and they all became hostile towards him. God knew that Adam will experience weather conditions he cannot control like winter, hurricane, floods, hail, dust storm, ice storm, etc. and a piece of clothing made from leafs will not suffice. The leafs will dry out, they will become naked again and die from extreme weather condition or harmful insect bites.
However, what is interesting is that men made all the offerings (sacrifices) abovementioned to God but twice God made a sacrifice by HIMSELF to HIMSELF. The first was at the Garden of Eden which spiritually atone for man’s sin and covered his shame and the second was at the Garden of Gethsemane with the Lord Jesus Christ, but this time atoned ONCE AND FOR ALL TIMES man’s sin and saves him from damnation.
ONLY GOD CAN SAVE