The History of mankind
“In the beginning (BERISHITH AND ARCHE - no definite article means eternity past), God created the heavens and the earth, and (but) the earth was (HAJAH) had become without form and void (TOHU WAW BOHU) and darkness was upon the face of the deep”
Note: The Hebrew text appears between the brackets
God does not and cannot create chaos. Chaos goes against His perfect nature; in fact He clothed the earth in a transparent light apart from the sunlight, the sun being an act of His great providence. God is not sunlight but reflects His light, which we need to exist and be sustained.
The scriptures say of Jesus Christ
“He is a rock, His works are perfect and all His ways are just, a faithful God who knows no wrong, upright and just is He”
1 John 1:5
“God is light, in Him darkness does not exist”
2 Samuel 22:29
“The Lord turns my darkness into light.”
“The Lord is my light and salvation, whom shall I fear. The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid.”
Chaos came as a result of creature free choice to sin.
God is gentle, kind and patient, and granted Satan an appeal, in which God would display his Love, Righteousness, and Justice to every creature in every way. He didn’t have to defend Himself, because He is the epitome of Goodness. God has restored and refurbished the earth, it became empty, formless and in chaos. It was judged with water and with darkness. Without heat, it was a big block of ice.
The Spirit of God (RUACH ELHIM) moved (RACHAPH) incubated-brooded over the waters and so the six days of God’s restoration began.
God’s rebuttal of Satan has begun and He will demonstrate without a shadow of doubt that creatures can respond to God exactly as He designed them too, with love and total humility. He will demonstrate that creatures in arrogance and rebellion have no excuse to think that they can exist peacefully, without God their creator. The creature left to his or her own devices, without God is a totally self-destructive.
Now the angels can observe and see how another form of creature the human being relates to God. With all their heart responses they can choose for Him and His. Will we allow the creator to step forward with His perfect solution and plan for our lives? Or do we want our own way?
We all know the creation or restoration happens, and how God placed two creatures, weaker than the angels in the “Garden of Eden”, just as the angels were created and lived in “Eden the Garden of God”.
They had everything they could ever need. They had a relationship with the Lord their God and each other; they had fellowship, intimacy, health, food, peace and they each had an occupation. They had everything, just like the angels did, before Satan became egotistical, arrogant and usurped God’s authority, provision, rule and power.
They wanted for nothing. God says after each day of creation it was GOOD. When He had finished His complete creative act on day six, the Lord said “It was very good”
We all know what happened in the garden. God’s Word was doubted and the human ego took a trip. Eve made a grab for Deity and wanted to be like God, and was deceived in the process. Adam could not live without Eve.
God or Eve, He couldn’t keep both. He knew the choices. They both disobeyed God by eating the one piece of fruit.
How long they were in the garden is a matter of conjecture, maybe a thousand years? It was long enough for Eve to be bored with what she had. She wanted more though and when tempted could not resist.
Adam and Eve in their fear clothed themselves with fig leaves, for sin had given them an exposure they had not previously known. They were now naked and exposed before God, and each other. Their bodily light (aura) had gone out.
How Satan must have gone to heaven to boast, crow and brag. He thought he had proved God unrighteous, unjust and had won His case.
God in His mercy and grace came down as He usually did in the cool of the day, not to stomp all over Adam and Eve, but to investigate Satan’s boast, that these weak creatures had operated independently of God. He interrogated them both in which they both blamed anything but themselves.
God went to work and handed down His judgement upon the serpent, Eve and Adam. Nature fell under a curse too.
In handing down His judgement He provided His gracious solution. First for their Spiritual condition, which was spiritual death; and also for their physical condition, which results in physical death.
God saw their predicament and demonstrated to them how to slaughter an innocent animal, (probably a lamb), how to skin the animal, cure the skin and make clothes. They would need this knowledge now. They learnt that the shedding of the blood of an animal, was necessary so they could be clothed and without embarrassment before God and each other. All was anticipated and provided for by God.
“The lamb that was slain from the creation\foundation of the world”
Eve was to have a child who would come and be without sin and would provide the redemption package to restore them both back to Him.
He would do the same for nature too. He also would strike a deathblow against Satan, represented by the serpent, promising to crush his head.
(His rule and authority, which he had just won from Adam, would be lost over the angels too). There is no authority in Hell regardless of what cartoons depict.
Eve was to have a child which would later be born and pay their debt of sin to God. God would provide resolution for this awful mess, which was mentioned.
The woman now becomes a child bearer.
“Adam names his wife Eve, because she would become the mother of all living.”
That child was no other than God Himself known as “Jehovah or Yahwe”, the Messiah, and Saviour. The genealogy from Adam to the Messiah, Jesus Christ can be traced in the gospel of Luke, chapter 3:23-38.
Adam was created the son of God. Jesus Christ was born the Son of God.
“Being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped (seized and held), but made Himself nothing (of no reputation), taking the very nature of a servant and being found in appearance as a man (Adam), He humbled Himself and became obedient to death, even the death on a cross!”
God coming in the flesh as a man and dwelling among us, is what the Tabernacle speaks of:
Children are now born to Adam and Eve.
The world became very corrupt because people were sinful.
“Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight and was full of violence. God saw how corrupt the earth had become, for all the people of the earth had corrupted their ways. So God said to Noah I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. I am surely going to destroy both them and the earth.”
“But Noah found favour in the Eyes of the Lord.”
God destroyed all of mankind by the great
flood. But Noah was Righteous and found favour in the eyes of the Lord.
He and His family were spared from the flood and entered into God’s protective
custody in the
There have been a number of arks, which brought safety and deliverance from judgement.
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