The Glory and the Blood!
Going through the Bible, I have discovered that there is a connection between the blood, the glory, and money.
The Glory Cycle
There is a cycle that runs through the Word of God. It is the 'glory' cycle! The cycle started at man’s creation in the garden and was completed at man's redemption in Christ Jesus.
This is the cycle: Before Adam ever fell into sin in the Garden of Eden, God created him to be in glory. In Psalm 8:5-6, one of the angels looked at the creation called man and asked God:
(5) For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels (the word is Elohim in the original translation which means God), and hast crowned him with GLORY AND HONOUR. (6) Thou madest him to have DOMINION over the works of thy hands; thou hast PUT ALL THINGS under his feet (Emphasis Mine)
In this place of glory at creation, everything was under the dominion or control of man. Every created thing, including wealth – the resources of this earth, was under the control or dominion of man because man was crowned with glory by God.
Genesis 1:28 AMP
(28) And God blessed them and said to them, Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it [USING ALL ITS VAST RESOURCES IN THE SERVICE OF GOD AND MAN]; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and over every living creature that moves upon the earth.
God blessed man and literally said to man, “… use all the VAST resources of this earth that I have made to serve me and humanity!” Man wasn’t made to serve wealth, God designed that man will use wealth to serve Him and be a blessing!
In the Fall, however, man fell from glory.
(23) For all have sinned, and COME SHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD
Romans 3:23 (AMP)
(23) Since all have sinned and are FALLING SHORT OF THE HONOR AND GLORY which God bestows and receives.
Since all of humanity fell in Adam (Romans 5:12), all of humanity also fell from the place of glory and the position of dominion over all things. The phrase, ‘come short’ means, ‘to be inferior; to fall short, be deficient, to come behind, be destitute, lack, suffer need, be in want and to be the worse’. This is what the fall did; it made us inferior, it made us to be in want and it created a sense of unworthiness. We were good for nothing; we were not qualified for God’s best.
The good news, however, is that the cycle was completed in the redemption. Glory!