Creation of Man.
Adam/Man was not an evolutionary accident that
depended upon billions of evolutionary accidents to form a single organized cell
that would undergo billions of more accidents to evolve into a more
sophisticated body of organized cells that would require billions of more
accidents to merge into the very beginnings of what is called intelligent man.
Even now, the self conceived accidentally evolved genetic scientist is puzzled as to what came
first, the male or the female.
And on the sixth day, God said; 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 creeps upon the earth. So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He Man: male and female created He them. (Genesis 1 verse 26 thru 27.)
God the Author and only Sustainer of Life, from out of His infinite knowledge and power, personally and lovingly, formed out of the base elements of His creation, the first Adam (Man), male and female into the image and likeness of His own Person. There is none like Adam, for he was to be a brand new order of life in God's creation. God did not speak to the earth or waters to bring forth Adam/Man, as he had done with His early creations, but God formed Adam into an image like unto Himself. Then the Almighty God breathed His Spirit of Life, into the nostrils of the form He had created, and Adam's form became one with his now living soul. Adam's soul was filled with the Life of the Spirit of God, and God's breath of Life would sustain life within Adam's physical being and that of his very soul. And so all of humanity, has derived from Adam, the unknown genetic imprint of the human soul that was initiated by the breath of God, when God first breathed life into Adam's nostrils. The basic genetics of the natural Man, male and female, were formed out of God's imprinted base elements of the earth, and yet the soul of Man/Adam was especially imprinted with the very heart, and very breath of God, to have intimacy with God. And God saw everything that He had made, and behold it was very good. (Genesis 1 verse 31.) Is this the end of the first chapter, with truncated thought and a new beginning in the second?
The books of the Bible did not originally contain chapters or verse references, but were inserted during the 12th and 13th centuries to help find Scriptures more readily. In some places, the inserted chapter breaks are poorly placed, and as a result can divide content that should flow together. Within Genesis the chapter demarcation between one and two is one that has created confusion in the mind of some pseudo theologians who believe themselves to be an authority on the word of God's creation. They propagate an error of a second creation in God's order and a fictitious replacement mate for Adam. Search and you will see that all of God's creation work was finished as it is reported in the prior scripture account that is known as Genesis chapter one.
God's creation of Man, male and female, were already present in the Garden as a couple, and God blessed them and said unto them: Be fruitful, and multiply to fill the earth and subdue it. (See Genesis 1 verse 27 thru 28.) There must be the male and female together as a pair to be able to multiply and to fill the earth with their fruitfulness. And when God had finished His Garden instructions to Adam, then God saw everything that He had made, and behold it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day. (Genesis 1 verse 31.)
The arbitrary insertion markings, referencing a change from the first to the second chapter of Genesis, truncates the whole of the beginning message of the days of God's creation. where there is an actual continuation of the above scripture pertaining to the six separate days within God's creation time. [Thus] The heavens and earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended all the work He had made, and He rested on the seventh day from all the work which He had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and set it apart: because that in that day He had rested from all of His work. These are the generations of the heaven and of the earth when they were created, in the day (the time) that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens. (See Genesis 2 verse 1 thru 3.) The rest of the designated second chapter is a summary of the events of the sixth day of God's creation that took place within the Garden of Eden, up until the time of the fall of man, when they, male and female, fell into the clutches of Satan.
So when Elohim, the Almighty God, initially created Adam/Man male and female into His Image and after the Spirit of His Holy Likeness, He took from Adam's side, a part of Adam's genetic flesh, and then with the female genetic portion, God created WoMan. So the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and He [God] took one of his [Adam's] ribs, and closed up the flesh; And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from Man [Adam], made He Woman, and brought her unto Man [Adam]. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman (Ishshah), because she was taken out of man (ish). Therefore shall a man (ish) leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife (Ishshah): and they shall be one flesh. And they were both naked, and Adam (the man) and Ishshah (his wife) were not ashamed. (See Genesis 2 verse 21 thru 24.)
God is not impersonal with His creation of Adam, male and female, for the Hebrew scriptures of Genesis remains constant in its reference to Adam as a person of God's affection, Therefore, it is vitally important to understand that Adam first named his mate Ishshah within the direct intimacy of God's creation of the female of Adam. The first man of God's creation was called by his name of Adam, and likewise the first woman was called by her name Ishshah. Unfortunately, in the translation of fallen man, the first name of Adam's wife Ishshah, became an English generic translation of a none descript woman. Confusion in the non descript interpretation of fallen man (ish) kind, remains at the seat of our ignorance of Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God Almighty, and His Word that cannot be broken.
We can begin to establish our thoughts within the foundation of the Word of God, by revisiting the summary of Elohim's creation in the second chapter of Genesis: And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the "name" [shem] thereof. (See Genesis 2 verse 19 thru 20.) It would appear that the Almighty and all knowing God had no need to name the creatures of His creation that He then brought before Adam for him to name, for Elohim already knew what Adam would call them. Likewise when He brought the female Ishshah before Adam, He already knew that Adam would name her Ishshah. In other words, in the beginning of this time in history, Ishshah meaning Woman was the first given name of Adam's wife. The personal (God) Elohim addresses Adam personally as Adam, and likewise Adam's wife is addressed personally as to her name, Ishshah. The articles "the" and "a" are not in this Hebrew scripture, and their insertions in the interpreted text are dismissive to the genetic seed of Ishshah, and the female genetics taken from the side of the first Adam. This beginning narrative in Genesis is a prelude to the very last Adam, Who will be born of the genetic flesh (seed) of Ishshah that is carried forth by the daughters of God's people, and will come to be in the ovum of Mary, the very last daughter to carry God's promised seed that will be conceived by the Spirit of the Word of His Father God Almighty to be born Immanuel, as Jesus the Son of Man and the only begotten Son and Christ of God.
Unfortunately, the generic English word of "woman" has become the norm in the various translations that creates confusion in humankind's understanding of the seed of Woman/Ishshah that would destroy the evil one.
Note: Of course we relate to this story as that of Adam and Eve, but Adam first called his mate Ishshah, and then after their failures in obedience to Elohim and their removal from the Garden, Adam now changed the name of his wife to Eve (Chavvah).
The Beginnings of the Mystery of Iniquity.
Let us reason that the first Adam/Man, male and female, were programmed by God, to have the intelligence of free reasoning powers, but with a mind having a conscience and attributes that were pure and god-ward. Thus, if God had indeed created Adam in His own image, and in His Own Likeness ,then logic follows that Adam's generational seed should continually produce chaste, godly offspring. But what happened to Adam and Ishshah/Eve, and their family of man kind, and what has become of God, in the mind of man kind?
God is the Creator of Life, and Adam male and female were to remain in the image and likeness of their Creator and produce life, and 'not' become progenitors of death.
Well, let's revisit together the Genesis account of man's fall from the grace of God, as we continue in our synopsis of the garden story. In Eden we find that our first parents Adam and WoMan/Ishshah were put in charge of the Garden, and were free to participate in all of that which was good, especially of the Tree of Life. However, as you know, there was the one exception or condition! For the LORD God commanded Adam, "You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, for in the day that you eat of it, you will surely die." (Genesis 2 verse 16 thru 17.) (NKJV.)
Now we see in the Garden setting, that there were three individuals, who knew the command and the authority of God. Adam is there at the Tree of Knowledge, with his wife Ishshah/WoMan, as she becomes engaged in conversation with the serpent. Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field, which the LORD God had made. And he (Satan the serpent) said to Ishshah/WoMan, "Has God indeed said, "You shall not eat of every tree of the garden'?" It is the very first time that Man, the male with his female begins to hear the subtlety, in the questioning of God's authority and Word. Slue Foot, the author of sin and death, is in the subtle form of a talking serpent, a beastly creature that God did not create for the garden. Satan in the form of a super intelligent talking serpent challenges Ishshah/WoMan with the devilish question: "Did God really say---?" And Ishshah/WoMan said to the serpent, "We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; but of the fruit of the tree, which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, "You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die." (Genesis 3 verse 1 thru 3.)
Then the serpent said to Ishshah (Woman), "You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it, your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil. Now we have heard the ultimate seduction to human wisdom, with Satan's sublime rebuttals: The first one: "You will not surely die", calling God a liar. Then the second: "Your eyes will be open, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil". Ishshah/WoMan, no doubt, seeing and hearing even a common serpent being able to speak with wisdom, is enchanted with the prospect of receiving greater wisdom and knowledge for herself, and being made equal with God. So when WoMan/Ishshah saw that the tree was good for food, and (saw) that it was pleasant to the eyes, and (saw) a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. (Genesis 3 verse 4 thru 6. NKJV.) Adam and his wife Ishshah, in self contemplation, already had their eyes of self desire opened, while listening to the beguiling words of the serpent, whose being was intertwined with that Tree of Knowledge of good and evil.
The final rendering of Satan's challenging statement is that, "Man, male and female, does not need God, and without the eternal God, Man by his own sampling and self-enlightened wisdom, as a god, can determine and proclaim, what is good and what is evil and acceptable in his own sight". Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness: Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! (Isaiah 5 verse 20 thru 21.) Whoever rewards evil for good, evil will not depart from his house. The beginning of strife is like releasing water; Therefore stop contention before a quarrel starts. He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the just; both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD. (Proverbs 17 verse 13 thru 15. NKJV.) In other words, every man, both male and female, would be right in their own eyes, and man-god can decree that there are no absolute rights or wrongs. Faith, in the only God of the Living, was broken off in Adam's treasonous rebellion, and now each individual of humanity walks alone, in confusion with in their own judgmental insight. (See 2nd Corinthians 5 verse 7.)
The first Adam or Man, was of the earth, and within his beginning desires over what he saw as his own self esteemed rights, chose himself. In so doing, Adam chose rebellion against the Will of his Maker, thereby spurning a son's intimacy with the God of the living, and obviously forfeiting a right standing with the Eternal God, Who is Life Himself. Even though Adam was forewarned by God about the death that was hidden in the forbidden fruit, Adam, from the moment that he chose to eat of the Tree of Knowledge of good and evil, was participating in the evil choice of his own death. Adam, along with his wife Ishshah, broke faith with their Creator, freely choosing for themselves, the right to make their own decisions about what they each, individually saw as good or what is evil, even before they ate of the Tree. Without repenting of his thoughts, the first Man/Adam as the head of the house, was to forsake his covenant with the God of Life, and to consummate a new covenant with death, by eaten willfully of the good and evil of the Tree of Knowledge. Sin, itself had taken Adam, male and female, captive.
When Adam rejected the Word of God, even God's conception of Love was corrupted in the heart of the Man, male and female, giving way to the autonomous reign of sin in their now self centered flesh. Tragically, in Adam's decision for total independence from God's reign, a son's Love of God the Father, is displaced with self love, and that love will be fostered with self gratification, based on an individual's autonomous choices that are seen to serve the individual first. Also there was a epigenetic change in Adam, where he was less than what he was as a son of God the Creator. Everything about the nature of sin, is for the self serving independence of the creature from God the Creator, and now with a separation from the Spirit of God's Love and Grace, the spirit of death enslaves them. And so, with the disobedience of our first human parents, the one twisted root of that Tree of good and evil has sprung up and entangled itself into the spirit and soul of all mankind, and its corruption breeds the fruit of self-idolatry, followed by all manner of corruption that is contained within the poisonous fruit of that infamous tree of sin and death. So mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness, but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them. (2nd Timothy 3 verse 1 thru 5.)
For since the creation of the world, God's invisible qualities, His eternal power and divine nature have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. For although they knew God, they neither glorified Him as God nor gave thanks to Him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the Glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles. Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the Truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator, Who is forever praised. Amen. (Romans 1 verse 20 thru 22.)
Because of this God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion. Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, He gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful: They invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they are senseless, faithless, heartless and ruthless. Although they know God's righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things, but also approve of those who practice them. (Romans 1 verse 26 thru 32. NIV.)
Note, that in the beginning, the only Lord God of the living, gave Adam only one law or commandment that was to protect Adam from sin and death, saying: Of every tree in the garden you may freely eat, but of the Tree of Knowledge of good and evil, you may not eat of it, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die. Adam and Ishshah would perish within the expanse of the time frame of that one day of the Lord. But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. (2nd Peter 3 verse 8.) And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years, and he died. (Genesis 5 verse 1 thru 5.) Adam, the male with the female, Ishshah both ate of the tree of confusion, and both perished within the one day of the Lord. The consequences for the breaking of this one law, given by the Law Maker of the universe, remains catastrophic for mankind, for now the rule of sin with its consequences of death, reigns in the heart of man, and even Adam's once pristine genetics were laid open to the seduction of the evil one.
The rebellious will of self serving sin is of its author, and Satan, as sin, is crouching at the door waiting to devour anyone who leaves the door of their mind open to his self serving corruption. (God cautions Cane of the crouching spirit of sin Genesis 4 verse 1 thru 7.) Understand this: The entity of sin is a law unto itself, and absolutely separate from the law of God. Satan, as sin, is in absolute opposition to the Eternal God of the living, and looks to destroy God's one Standard of Love/Agapao. For God is Love, and when faith in the Absolute Standard of Love is forsaken, then His one universal law of Love is broken, and the Spirit of His holiness cannot abide in the corruption of death. All of self serving mankind are found guilty of sin, being made subject to their covenant with death's final corruption.
When the one Garden law of the Lord God was willfully breached by Adam, then obviously Adam's faith in God was corrupted with self designing sin. Adam's insurrection against the will of God, set in motion the flourishing of the renegade law of sin, and all manner of corruption within the heart of all of humanity. The door of sin is wide open in the mind of man, affecting even changes in man's genetics; for all of humanity came forth from Adam's seed, and without faith in the leading of God's Spirit and His design for Life, the life of the soul perishes. However, God made known to Man (in the hearing of Adam and Ishshah/WoMan), of His ultimate provision against evil, when He stated to Satan, “I will put enmity between you and [the] Ishshah/WoMan, and between thy seed, and her Seed: and it (that single Seed) will crush your head, and thou shall bruise His heel”.
The Holy Word of God Almighty can not be broken, and in His time, He would bring forth His victorious Word in the flesh of Adam, too crush the head of evil. God's Covenant Word in the Garden, would make the Way for faith in God to remain kindled in the heart of man through God's Promised Seed of Ishshah (WoMan). For the genetic Seed of Ishshah though the Spirit of God, would become the incarnate Christ of Father God the Almighty. Without reservation, this beginning prophecy is Elohim's Covenant Word of Salvation, and in His wisdom and foreknowledge God would bring to fruition exactly as Elohim had declared in the Garden. The Promised Messiah of God, would be conceived in the ovum of the Adamic seed within the womb of the virgin Mary through the Power of the Almighty's Word and His Spirit of Life. The Messiah of Salvation became flesh and dwelt among His people, and the fallen of man kind would behold the Glory of the only begotten of the Father, full of His Grace and Truth. Jesus Christ, the Son of Adam, through His offering of absolute Love and trusting Obedience to the Word of His Father God, even unto the cruel torture and His physical death at the hands of sinful man, would in His resurrection from the grave, destroy within His Body of Adam's flesh, mankind's very nature of self serving sin that demands death to the corrupted creation of the first Man, Adam. The first Adam, a son of God, broke faith with God and brought death to mankind, with an enslavement to the rebellious author of sin and death. Jesus Christ, the Last Son of Adam, would in His trusting obedience to the Word of His Father God, restore to man kind a faith that is born again in the God of the Living, through the Faith of God's only begotten Son, the resurrected Christ Jesus.
Understand, within the
depths of your thoughts that those of man kind are dead in sin, and must
unequivocally be born again of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus. The
Spirit of Holy God is the God of the Living, and He gives Life to those who
believe in the Faith of Jesus Christ. The Spirit of Grace and Life was in Christ Jesus, and those
in Christ Jesus alone, have the Grace of the Holy Spirit of Life availing within
them the Life
that is in the resurrected Christ of God.
Satan, the father of lies and deceit, was there in the Tree of Knowledge of confusion to do his sowing of his seed of sin breeding death, and by deceit captured the heart of Man, and thereby changed the spiritual understanding of the mind of Man, and then later the genetic nature of humanity. From that moment of Adam's choice of independence from God, Adam changed, and the future seed of all humanity in Adam and Eve, would be conceived into the bondages of willful sin, with its inevitable outcome of death. As a result of Adam's treasonous insurrection against God, mankind now does what is natural for the autonomous self, and in humanity's perversion of thought, chooses their own individual good and evil, and will justify themselves in each of their own eyes. After Adam's rebellion to the God of the Living, all of humanity will come into this world with a physical and spiritual nature corrupted by the will of sin. Now the will of sin, is centered on self being first, and this idolatrous disposition of man, is enmity to the ultimate good and Perfect Will of the only Creator Elohim, the Author and Life Sustainer of His creation. With man choosing the will of self being first, God in His infinite holiness, imposes an absolute quarantine upon Adam and Eve, as they are expelled from Eden and the right to God's Tree of Life.
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Robert Glenn Pratten