The First Book of Moses
50 chapters, 1534 verses, 38,267 words
(coincides with the church at Ephesus in Revelation and Isaiah, chapter 1)
“Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen…” Revelation 2:5
Isaiah, chapter 1
2 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the LORD hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me.
9 Except the LORD of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like unto Gomorrah. 10 Hear the word of the LORD, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah.
Genesis, verse 1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
“In the beginning” states that at the beginning of time. “In the beginning God” states that God predated time itself. God has no beginning. “In the beginning God created” denies atheism and polytheism. If you deny this you are calling Jesus Christ a liar. See Jesus’ words in Mark 13:19. If you deny this you are calling Moses a liar. See Exodus 31:17 and Exodus 20:11 which he wrote stating that it was from God. If you deny this you are calling Isaiah a liar. See Isaiah 42:5. If you deny this you are calling Paul a liar. See Ephesians 3:9 and then read the disciple/apostle John’s account in John 1:1-3 and read 1 John 1:1. Now read Colossians 1:15-17.
“In the beginning God created the heaven”. Which heaven is this? The Heaven of verse 8 is a division or firmament between the waters on earth and the waters above. See the ISO’s proof of a literal water factory in Orion. The heaven that the birds fly (Luke 24:51) in is mentioned in verse 20. There are three heavens as per 2 Corinthians 12:2. Is this is the heaven of Revelation, chapter 4. Please read. Now read the entire verse, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. “ The earth is further separated into watery Seas (capital) and dry land also called Earth (capital), although the accompanying article will show that there is more water above than below the firmament called Heaven.
Another view, my own, in fact, might be that this is a broad statement that is explained in full in the ensuing chapter. This will happen at the end of Chapter One in regard to man’s creation and then the same event in more detail in Chapter Two.
“God” in Hebrew is Elohim, a plural word. God is three persons in one. See 1 John 5:7; Matthew 28:19; Hebrews 9:14; and possibly Colossians 2:2. God is not three separate entities. See Deuteronomy 6:4 & Mark 12:29. God has a soul or intellect which no man has ever seen, called God the Father, who invisibly sits on the throne in heaven. See John 1:18; 1 John 4:12. God has a spirit called God the Spirit. See John 4:24; Isaiah 61:1;
2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
See the reference in Jeremiah 4:23 with regard to the next time this condition takes place, in the Great Tribulation, perhaps. This gives us a tip as to what the phrase “without form and void” means. The “darkness” of John 1:5 is wickedness, spiritual darkness in reference to the realm of Ephesians 6:12 which is a place of great evil as in Job 25:5, Job 26:5, and Job 15:15. This is the base of operations of the prince of the power of the air in Ephesians 2:2, who is the prince of this world in John 12:31; 14:30; & 16:11, the god of this world in 2 Corinthians 4:4, he who has power over death as per Hebrews 2:14. He is king over the children of pride as in Job 41:34 and over the children of disobedience mentioned in Ephesians 2:2; 5:6; & Colossians 3:6. It is to destroy his works that Jesus would come as per 1 John 3:8.
This”darkness” is inhabited by devils, the pagan world knew as gods. See Deuteronomy 32:17. These gods are also called the vanities of the gentiles as per Jeremiah 14:22. There are many of them as per 1 Corinthians 8:5. They are all manifestations of Satan by a careful reading of Mark, chapter 5, in much the same way as the Holy Spirit is existent in millions of believers’ bodies.
Their leader, Satan, was originally the cherub (see Ezekiel, chapters 1 & 10 for a description of the cherubim) who was over the throne of God in heaven as per Ezekiel 28:14 but pride was found in him and he wanted to rise above the angels of God as per Isaiah 14:12-15. (See Revelation 1:20 for the connection between angels and stars).
The “darkness” was “upon the face of the deep”. Is that water on earth? The oceans which had not been created yet, or is this something else? Notice the reference to “the face of the deep” in Job 38:30 and its immediate context to being a mention of constellations. The earth itself is, at this time, in the waters of space as per 2 Peter 3:5-7 which in context is not talking about the Flood of Noah. Look carefully at the wording and the words mentioned in the surrounding passages.
The Holy Spirit now moves upon the waters that surround the earth. Something has happened. We are never told when the angels, the sons of God, were created, nor when Satan and the other cherubim were created, nor are we told when the devils were created, or when Satan fell. It certainly must have been before this heaven and earth, the creation of is about to be described, were made. The solar system shows signs of a great war, in my opinion. There are things missing, going backwards like Venus, and things that once existed like the Martian magnetic field, are gone.
(para)3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
Here are the heaven and the earth with no suns, no stars, and nothing else but God, who says for there to be light. This is a light from God devoid of any other source who covers Himself with light like a garment in Psalm 104:2. Now, read Acts 26:18; 2 Corinthians 4:4; 1 John 1:5; & Revelation 21:23 along with Isaiah 60:19, 20.
Science has a term for the creation of light from sound through water and that is sonoluminescence.
4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
God alone determines what is good for only He is truly good and He, not man, is the measure of all things. Here He divides what He has made, that which is good, His light from the spiritual darkness or just darkness that filled the universe, “the face of the deep”.
5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
Notice the capitalization of the word Day and the word Night. Now the second phrase in this verse seems to make it clear that we are talking about a normal day, but how could we, when there is no sun or stars yet, or moon? There is something different about this “Day” and this “Night”. When Judas departs from the Last Supper it is night (John 13:30). Now, to keep us from thinking that this is just a reporting of the time of day Paul says that “The night is far spent, and the day is at hand:” in Romans 13:12 thus signifying to me that this night is the church age. We are told in Proverbs 30:5 that “joy cometh in the morning” and Psalm 130:6 repeats a phrase that bears a second look. Jesus’ resurrection is revealed in the early morning in Matthew 28:1; Mark 16:2; 16:9; Luke 24:1; & John 20:1. Clearly God called the light, which He had just called good, by the name of Day. The darkness which covered the face of the deep He called Night. See before what I said that the darkness represents. This is the first day of creation when God interposed Himself into something wicked and shone His light on it as when He sent God the Son to live as one of us and die by our hand (John 8:12; 9:5). The first evening and morning are made with light coming directly from Himself, not the sun or stars.
Notice that in God’s prophetic timetable the day starts with evening. This is important when studying which day Christ was crucified. This also has an impact on the theory that the seven days of creation coincide with history. If that is the case and God is using the Hebrew designation for what constitutes a day then one would assume he would use the Hebrew year as well. That means that 5800 years have not arrived as yet so the contemporary evangelical idea that we are about to be raptured might have to be rethought. The Jewish year, 5767, began on the evening of September 23, 2006. Many early church leaders believed that the earth would last 6,000 years before Christ returned to rule again.
If the first day represents the first thousand years then we have God’s separation of good and evil by the introduction of His light into the spiritual darkness. Satan, prior to the time first mentioned here, has rebelled and brought great destruction to God’s creation. This can be understood by Isaiah 14 and Ezekiel 38 passages referring to Satan. Now, God begins the process of returning creation to Himself.
(para)6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
The firmament is that barrier that divides the waters on the earth from the waters in the heavens. We would call it outer space or the universe.
7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
Like the dry land between the heights of the Red Sea which the Hebrews marched this divides the waters above from the waters below.
8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
This is what was presaged as being created in verse 1. Still now sun and moon and stars. This second day is supernatural, as well. This Heaven is capitalized. This is the Heaven which God split with His light. But notice that on this day, nothing is said to be “good”. We know what lives in this “sea”. See Isaiah 27:1 and cross reference with Revelation 12:9.
In this thousand years the Great Flood of Noah takes place wiping out the corrupted creation that became foul after Adam’s fall.
(para)9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
Now God has come down to the planet.
10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.
Now the earth, mentioned in verse 1, is mentioned and the waters on earth are called Seas.
11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
“After his kind” simply means that an apple tree doesn’t bear figs. Things have offspring similar to themselves. There is plenty of room for variation in this process but apple trees have never been known to bear oranges.
12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
God speaks and the thing is done by His command. Jesus is that Word that is spoken according to John 1:1-3.
13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.
The third day and still no natural light, only God’s power. The third thousand years has the first wanderings of the three men who left the Ark. Human populations and life itself are growing. The third day takes us down beyond Moses’ leading the Israelites through the Red Sea down to the establishment of the David’s kingdom.
(para)14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: 15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
The sun and the stars are for signs and seasons on earth. That is their purpose. Also they give light. Earth is not some backwater in some remote corner of the universe. Earth is the center of the universe. Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, proposed after the Michelson-Morley Experiment could show no motion in the Earth, stated that it was impossible to scientifically prove absolute motion of the earth. In other words, as Astronomer Fred Hoyle has said, neither Ptolemy’s Earth Centered Universe nor Copernicus’ Sun Centered Solar System were disprovable or provable. So, if the Bible teaches that the earth is the centerpoint of God’s creation, fixed and unmoveable, then there is nothing that so-called science can do to prove it is not true. Christians will fight against evolution but have totally capitulated to the Styrofoam Sun of high school days connected to orbiting Styrofoam planets by pipe cleaners. The Copernican Revolution, which removed the Earth from its central position in the universe began the process of undoing the authority of God and His Bible in the minds of man. A recent survey of Christian teenagers showed that 80% of them did not believe there was any absolute truth.
The sun is a type of Christ but not to be worshipped as in primitive cultures (Malachi 4:2). The Sun rises in the East and moves against the world which moves from West to East, if it is indeed moving at all. If you are with Christ you are moving against the world. The moon is a type of the Christian. When the earth gets in between the moon and the sun, there is an eclipse. See Psalm 104:19.
Science has a name for nuclear fusion produced via sound and that is sonofusion.
16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
The stars are all named and numbered. Psalm 147:4. The moon, like the Christian, has no light of its own (Job 25:5) but can only reflect the Sun like Christ.
17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, 18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good. 19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
Esther 9:1 defines rule as having power over something but common sense tells you that. Notice how God has started at the heights and come down to earth as Christ did, starting in heaven He comes down to earth. Now, the universe is powered by what God has created rather than by His supernatural light alone.
Christ comes at the end of the fourth day/thousand years of creation. He will rule over the day and the night. All power is given to Him. (Matthew 28:18)
(para)20 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
This is the first time that the word “life” shows up in the Bible and natural life is connected with water. Read John 3:3-5. Read Proverbs 5:18. Life has a connection with water. Isaiah 48:1.
Birds are closer related, in God’s order, to fish which is probably why they lay eggs. Birds and fish come from water. God has life come from water, even fowl, which can mean more than birds as we shall see in Leviticus 11:19 that the bat is included because it has wings and flies in the air. The definition of life, something that breathes air, is found in Genesis 2:7; 6:17; & 7:15. We also have Outer Space called Heaven and now we have the atmosphere of the earth called heaven so there are two represented here and the third, “the abode of God and the blessed dead” mentioned by Paul. (10/22/06)
21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
In Job 7:12, he asks rhetorically if he is a whale that a watch should be set over him, as in keeping a close eye on him? A whale is a type of Satan or antichrist in Ezekiel 32:2 in Matthew 12:40, the great fish that swallowed Jonah in Jonah 1:17 is said to be a whale. A whale is likened to the Leviathan of Isaiah 27:1 and therefore used as a type of Satan in Psalm 104:26. Therefore a whale is very important in prophetic writing and it is appropriate that it is the first creature mentioned by name. A whale is classified as a type of fish because it swims in the sea like other fish. Our classification is different and based on a different standard, which is our mistake.
The waters bring forth abundantly, after their kind, which is a designation that is far wider than our “species”, a “kind” of animal is just that. Whales don’t become fish and they didn’t come from hippos as per a National Geographic article I read and the rantings of the madman, Michel Brunet. It is twice stated in this chapter now that the waters brought forth life. This is good to God.
22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
This command is given to all the animals and living things and it is still in force today.
23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
5,000 years from creation brings us to the close of the first millennium after Christ and, according to the Hebrew calendar about the time that the Crusader kingdoms of Roman Catholic Europe were falling. It is a time of upheaval and the beginnings of the Reformation’s light in Europe.
(para)24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
Land animals come from the earth as do some birds which we will see later. Once again, it is reinforced that creatures produce “after his kind” and reptiles do not make birds.
25And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
Again we have a clear statement that things did not involve into other things. It’s either one or the other. Either this is a lie or evolution is.
(para)26 And 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 creepeth upon the earth.
Man was made in the image of God, the trinity, as in “our image”. After the fall of Adam, Adam’s offspring, beginning with Seth, are made in his image as per Genesis 5:3. We know that Cain was “of that wicked one” (1 John 3:12). What is the image of God? Well certainly it is not about appearance as both Adam and Eve are made in His image but one is a man and the other is a woman. There is something else involved in being made in God’s image than mere appearance. Colossians 1:15 says that Jesus is the “image of the invisible God” so He is not a physical clone of something you cannot see. (See 2 Corinthians 4:4). The image must refer to some quality or the nature of the individual. Perhaps, the ability to discern good and evil, and to choose, or to stand upright and walk, to speak, to create words and put them to paper, or to act in a creative manner knowing the difference between that which is good and that which is evil is the image of God. See Hebrews 1:2,3; Colossians 3:9; for the argument that since Jesus is the image of God, Adam is made like Christ. There is no “image of God” between Genesis 3 and Matthew.
Now, the argument against man losing the image of God with Adam’s fall is 2 Corinthians 11:7 and in that woman is said to be the image of man, however, in context it is talking about position not nature or quality.
Notice that mankind has dominion. John Locke, in his “Two Treatises on Government” makes the point that it was not just Adam that was given dominion but mankind as in this chapter the reference is to man as a grouping. In the next verse we see that male AND female are included in the designation, man. Locke’s point is that it is nonsensical to say that only Adam had dominion over the life of the earth and that this did not pass to his descendants and, in fact, no one argues this point.
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
Both male and female are created in the image of God. Period. See Galatians 3:28. So, the argument in 2 Corinthians 11:7 is not about quality, value, or nature but position.
28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
Man’s dominion is over every living thing. Dominion is area of rule or authority or control. It does not constitute ownership because God is the owner (See Leviticus 25:23; Psalm 50:10-12). Man is out of his dominion when he goes above where the eagle flies. See Psalm 115:15,16.
(para)29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
Meat is defined here as food, specifically fruits and vegetables. The first man is a vegetarian.
30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.
The animals are vegetarians, too. This is why, in the millennium, the lion will eat straw like an ox (Isaiah 11:7).
This is the last thousand years before Christ’s return to rule physically on earth. Man feels supreme over all the earth. He thinks of his dominion as fully realized before Christ takes over the kingdoms of the earth (Revelation 11:15).
(para)31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
Everything that God has made, He recognizes as good. It is the sixth day of creation. The conditions are perfect.
Astronomers discover a huge chemical "factory" in interstellar space, suggesting origin of water in solar system
FOR RELEASE: APRIL 9, 1998
Contact: David BrandOffice: (607) 255-3651E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgITHACA, N.Y. -- A team of U.S. astronomers, led by Cornell University astrophysicist Martin Harwit, has discovered a massive concentration of water vapor within a cloud of interstellar gas close to the Orion nebula. The amount of water measured is so high -- enough to fill the Earth's oceans 60 times a day -- that the researchers believe it provides an important clue to the origin of water in the solar system.
The amount of water vapor measured in Orion is 20 times larger than that observed in other interstellar gas clouds in our galaxy, the Milky Way. The discovery was made within the Orion molecular cloud, a giant interstellar gas cloud, a trillion miles across, composed primarily of hydrogen molecules.
The measurements were made with the long-wavelength spectrometer aboard the Infrared Space Observatory (ISO) launched in November 1995 by the European Space Agency with the participation of NASA. The observations were made in October 1997 and are reported today (April 20) in the Astrophysical Journal Letters.
Looking in the far-infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum, the astronomers observed the characteristic signature of emission by water vapor. "The interstellar gas cloud that we observed is being pummeled by shock waves that compress and heat the gas," says Harwit, who is a Cornell professor emeritus, an ISO mission scientist and lead author on the research report. "These shock waves are the result of the violent early stages of star birth in which a young star spews out gas that slams into its surroundings at high speed. The heated water vapor that we observed is the result of that collision," he says.
Such a high concentration of water in Orion's giant gas cloud, which swirls around millions of stars along our spiral arm of the Milky Way, 1,500 light years from the sun, could have implications for the origin of water in the solar system, says ISO team member David Neufeld, professor of physics and astronomy at Johns Hopkins University. "The interstellar gas cloud that we observed in Orion seems to be a huge chemical factory generating enough water molecules in a single day to fill the Earth's oceans 60 times over."
Eventually, he says, the water vapor will freeze, becoming small ice particles. Similar ice particles are thought to have been present within the gas cloud from which the solar system originally formed. "It seems quite plausible that much of the water in the solar system was originally produced in a giant water vapor factory like the one we have observed in Orion," Neufeld says.
Cornell's Harwit speculates that the shock waves observed in the Orion gas cloud could be a cause as well as the result of star birth. The shock waves might also trigger the formation of additional stars and planets as they compress the gas cloud -- if the heat can be radiated away, says Harwit. "Water vapor is a particularly efficient radiator at far-infrared wavelengths and plays a critical role in cooling the gas and facilitating star formation," he notes.
The concentration of water vapor measured by the team was about one part in 2,000 by volume. The new observations confirm predictions by astrophysicists over the past 25 years that whenever the temperature exceeds 200 degrees Fahrenheit, chemical reactions will convert most of the oxygen atoms in interstellar gas into water.
"An enhanced concentrator of water is precisely what we expected in this gas cloud," says team member Gary Melnick of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. He adds that the strength of the water radiation detected from Orion was in perfect agreement with theoretical predictions published in the doctoral thesis of team member Michael Kaufman, a former Johns Hopkins graduate student now at NASA's Ames Research Center.
Panels showing two examples of measurements carried out on board the ISO, together with an image of the Orion nebula taken with the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 on NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, can be seen on the World Wide Web at http://www.pha.jhu.edu/~neufeld/orionwater.html.
Article taken from : http://www.news.cornell.edu/releases/April98/Orion.deb.html
on October 12, 2006, Thursday.
1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
God’s creation is finished. If Genesis 1 mentions only the creation of God’s dwelling place and the rest of the chapter details the other two heavens, then He’s done. Everything is complete.
2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. 3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
This would parallel the millennial reign of Christ spoken of in Revelation.
(para)4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens, 5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.
There is a different atmosphere than now, with no rain. The entire earth would be like a lush, jungle paradise. A mist went up from the earth.
6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground. 7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
A baby is not a living soul until it breathes some would say. Don’t believe me. Read the verse again. Man became a living soul after God breathed into his nostrils the breath of life. Read Exodus 21:22. Now, come back to this verse. This verse is about the creation of the first man, not all subsequent men. Later, we see children in the womb spoken of as if they were already breathing air. Read Genesis 25:22 and Luke 1:41 and tell me if you think an unborn baby is alive or not. Read Psalm 51:5 and Isaiah 49:1. Jeremiah 1:5. Throughout the Bible life is a gift from God. Abortion is a homicidal rebellion against God’s handiwork. And remember, Exodus 21:22 refers to an accident, not a deliberate abortion.
(para)8 And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. 9 And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
Two trees are mentioned by name. You get eternal life if you partake of the tree of life and a knowledge of good and evil if you partake of that tree. They are not symbols, but real trees. Later, a fig tree is mentioned and then thorn and thistles. Now, read Judges 9:8-15 and place these trees. Before the law in Genesis 9:4, eating blood is forbidden, and during the law in Leviticus 17:14, and during the time of grace in Acts 15:19. Numbers 6 defines how a Nazarite is not to eat anything of the vine tree. Blood is not mentioned as being in Adam and Eve’s body in Genesis 2:23 and it is not in Christ’s body in Luke 24:39. Wine from the vine tree is a type of blood. See that Jesus’ first public miracle was turning water into wine, a type of blood. The first public miracle done openly was when Moses turned water into blood in the Old Testament. The supernatural tree of life is a vine tree, perhaps.
Adam and Eve ate of the supernatural vine tree and acquired blood. We know that flesh and blood can not inherit the kingdom of God from 1 Corinthians 15:50. Adam lost his kingship when he took blood. He must have had a circulatory system of water.
10 And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads. 11 The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold; 12 And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone. 13 And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia. 14 And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates. 15 And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
Can’t locate Pison or Havilah for certain. Gihon could be the Nile. Hiddekel is another name for the Tigris River. Euphrates and Tigris are certain but that’s all. Eden is sometimes drawn with the top at Mount Ararat with the Nile on the west and the Tigris and Euphrates on the east.
The first man is a husbandman, he takes care of the garden.
(para)16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: 17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
He is told that he may “freely eat”. He could have taken of the “tree of life” which they will be allowed to partake if they have followed believed that Jesus Christ is the Son of God as per Revelation 2:7 defining it by 1 John 5:4,5 and have followed God’s commandments in the Tribulation and Millennium as per Revelation 22:14.
(para)18 And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
Meet, match, or helper would apply.
19 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 thereof.
Now, fowls of the air are said to be “out of the ground”. Coupled with 1:20 we see that birds were formed from a combination of water and earth. Adam’s name is red brown. Edom is the same root. Adam is a picture of a fallen race. Esau from which Edom came is a type of a fallen Christian. The Hebrew word for Rome is similar to Adam. Roman Christianity is an Adamic religion. This wasn’t a guessing game for God to see what Adam would call them. This is give Adam a chance to name them.
20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.
The animals did not satisfy the need for a helper for Adam.
(para)21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; 22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. 23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. 24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. 25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
See Genesis 15:12 for another deep sleep. The deep sleep is a type of death. God cloned woman from man. Adam is a type of Christ and the woman is a type of the church. In order to get the church Jesus Christ had to die, just as Adam had to die in type to get his wife. The woman was made out of a rib. Here, God uses the creation of the Woman as an example of how the husband and wife are to be one flesh. Woman is a contraction of the Anglo-Saxon “Womb man”.
A woman is a variation of a man. She is not a separate species. They are one flesh when married. But what does that say about the residents of eternity?
Woman was meant to be a helpmeet for man. Man is disorganized, dirty, and careless and woman is the opposite. The exceptions only prove the rule. No blood is mentioned in either Eve or Adam. Moses is writing this. 1 Corinthians 6:16 quotes this against fornication. Matthew 19:5 equates this as legitimate marriage. Ephesians 5:31 pictures this as a picture of Christ and His church. A marriage is a physical arrangement where flesh joins flesh. Notice there’s no ceremony or ring. Don’t mistake a marriage for a marriage ceremony. You are joined when your bodies are joined and that constitutes marriage. This means that some of the preachers so adamant that a preacher or even a Christian is not to be married and divorced has himself been married, perhaps, several times, unless he was a virgin when he was married.
Investigate Genesis 29:14; Judges 9:2; 2 Samuel 5:1; 2 Samuel 19:3; and 1 Chronicles 11:1.
They were naked and not ashamed. Little kids don’t have any inhibitions about nudity but as we get older and become more self-conscious about covering ourselves. Even “primitive” tribes cover themselves in some way, usually.
1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
The serpent is a very important figure in the Bible. The tribe of Dan is likened to a serpent (Genesis 49:17). Moses’ rod turns into a serpent (Exodus 4:3). He puts a serpent on a pole for Israelites to look at to be healed (Numbers 21:9) of which Jesus was a type in John 3:14. Another reference to Satan as a serpent is in Isaiah 27:1 where it is likened to a dragon in Revelation 12:9 in definition of Satan and in conjunction with Leviathan in Job 41.
Obviously, Revelation 12:9 shows us that a serpent can be a dragon. See 2 Corinthians 11:14 to see how Satan can falsely appear. Angels appear as men; Genesis 19:1 and 19:5 & Judges 13.. There are no angels with wings in the Bible. See my comments in the commentary of Revelation. They always appear as men. Satan, appearing as an angel of light, appears with wings, because he is a cherub, a living creature, as explained in Ezekiel 1, 10, and in Ezekiel 28:14. This is what I contend he appeared as to Eve, a false angel.
Why is he referred to as a “beast of the field”? See Ezekiel 1, 10, and Revelation 4 for a description of cherubim. Compare the descriptions of all three and see what a cherub’s face looks like. Now that you’ve done that you see it is an ox or a calf. In verse 14 he is cursed above all cattle. The devil is using a serpent or dragon through which to speak but he himself is a cherubim with the face of a calf and the body of a serpent. Because of the calf feet, the devil is called “Old Split Foot”. We know a cherub has wings. If an ox or domesticated class, an eagle or flying class, a man, and a lion or wild class are cherubs then what was the cherub that covereth in Ezekiel 28? The reptile is missing. He has been cast down.
He WAS a cherub, he IS a dragon, and when he APPEARS it is as an angel of light but he has horns, wings, and calves feet.
Since angels don’t have wings but Satan does, if you see an “angel” with wings run.
The first word the devil says is “Yea”. Satan is a positive character. Preaching that is all positive and not negative is Satanic. Judas betrayed Jesus with a kiss, after all. Why did Satan go to Eve? Because God gave orders to Adam. In verse 16 of the last chapter it is clear that God gave commands to Adam directly. When men sin they count the cost and then jump right in, while women have to be talked into it, to be deceived. When the devil wants to get us the best person to start with is our wives. See Job’s wife and Ahab’s.
All apostasy begins with questioning what God said, not the fundamentals. The Devil is a fundamentalist. What do you believe that the Devil doesn’t believe about the fundamentals. The issue isn’t the fundamentals, but about what God said. Did he really say 1 John 5:7; Acts 8:37, and is Joseph Jesus’ father in Luke 2:33?
2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: 3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
The first sin in the Bible is subtracting from the word of God. God said, “freely”. Go back to chapter 2, verse 16. Notice the cross section reference with 2:16,17. There was no “touch it” either so she has now added to the word of God. Salvation is a gift or you work for it. It is free or you go to Hell because you can’t earn it.
4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
First, the Devil questions the word of God, then he gets you to subtract from it, then he gets you to add to it. Finally, he denies it.
5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
Special knowledge or secret knowledge, called arcane knowledge is the foundation of mystery religions of old and the new age movement of today. Gnosticism came from a word meaning knowledge. Knowledge is what a man thinks gives him power. Power over his environment and power over himself, power over the earth and power over even God. To know certain rituals, certain words, and phrases is to even be able to force God to bless you. The Catholic Priest does such a thing in his handling of the wafer that they regard as Jesus’ actual body.
This is the point where a child is held accountable for his or her sins, when they know the difference, not between right and wrong, but between good and evil. Between God and what is against God.
The Devil refers Eve to something that she must be aware of, gods. The sons of God, the gods, must have been visible to her.
(para)6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
The lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life as in 1 John 2:16 are the root problems of man that lead him from God. Everything about the temptation was positive. There was nothing negative about the entire thing except that God said not to do it. Evil is delineated as being in opposition to good, by its position here in Genesis. There are many things to learn about evil in the Bible. The fact that it is in opposite contrast to good is the first thing.
Notice that Adam is with Eve. He is fully aware of what is happening and perfectly willing to die for his Eve. See 1 Timothy 2:14.
First, a temptation is presented to you, then you are aware that it is sin, and the sin comes in during the debate over whether or not you will do it. That is where you cross the line. The action is just sin bringing forth death. This is called the Doctrine of Peccability.
All of our troubles begin in Genesis 3, first with questioning what God said.
7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
Satan didn’t lie. Their eyes were opened. Modesty, a sense of shame at their nakedness, was a first outside consequence. Self awareness when the spiritual blinders are taken aware is a shock. 2 Kings 6:17, Luke 24, show us that there is a spiritual blindness that can prevent our understanding. Also, see Isaiah 66:4 and 2 Thessalonians 2:11 to see that God can blind you. 2 Corinthians 4:4 shows that Satan can blind you to the truth.
The first time a fig shows up in the Bible it is used to cover a person’s nakedness so hereafter it becomes a sign of self-righteousness.
8 And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.
Since God is a spirit (John 4:24) and Jesus is the image of God (Colossians 1:15), this is the Lord Jesus Christ, God the Son, the Word of God walking in the garden. Adam and Eve had fellowship with the Lord Jesus Christ. Notice that children hide when they’ve done wrong. However, notice that since the voice of the LORD God wasn’t walking in the garden so the walking reference must be to Adam and Eve.
(para)9 And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? 10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
Sin brings in fear. A fear of getting caught.
(para)11 And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat? 12 And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.
When we try to alibi our sins in our depraved nature we wind up accusing God of error. Repeatedly through this chapter the verb “to eat” is used in some variation. Man’s trouble begins with questioning what God said and what man wants to put in his mouth.
13 And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
Here, the woman passes the buck like the man just did.
(para)14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: 15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
Here is the greatest prophecy of the Bible in verse 15 that Satan will counterfeit through many religions. He’ll eat dust, which is what mankind will return to so notice 1 Peter 5:8. This prophecy tells of the time when the seed of the woman, (the man is the one with seed) which is referring to the virgin birth of Christ, crushes the seed of the Devil, his son. Both advents are covered in this verse separated by a semi-colon and Christ is referred to as “it”. Romans 16:20 shows that Satan’s head was not crushed at Calvary. Habakkuk 3:13; Jeremiah 23:19; 30:23; & Psalm 68:21 also reveal this prophecy. Judges, chapter 4:21 details how Sisera is a type of Satan’s offspring done in by a woman as is Abimelech in Judges 9:53. Judges 5 is a song about the second advent. Goliath’s head is where his fatal wound occurs at David’s hand and Christ is crucified at Golgotha, the place of the skull. Achilles is the most prominent of the pagan myths about a vulnerable heel. See Job 18:9; Psalm 41:9 reinforced by John 13:18; Genesis 25:26 reinforced by Hosea 12:3;
(para)16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
This is the woman’s curse. To bear rule is to have power over as defined Biblically in Esther 9:1 and we’ll see it in the next chapter with God’s discussion about sin with Cain. If a man can’t rule his home he’ll eventually wreck it.
(para)17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;
Notice that Abraham is admonished to listen to his wife further on in Genesis 21:12 so this is not a statement saying not to ever listen to your wife. The ground is cursed until the millennium. All scientific achievement is designed to try to take that curse off the ground. It doesn’t work. All science is progress is an attempt to make a liar out of God.
18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; 19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
This is a promise that had proven true for thousands of years. Ultimately, the end of life is a tragedy for the flesh. We bury our loved ones and we, in turn, are buried. Sickness, accident, hard work, uncertainty all plague our earthly lives. Compare chapter 1, verse 29 with verse 18 and see even the diet had changed to match the animals. It will change again in chapter 9. Christ took the curse off the ground, bearing a crown of thorns on his head. There are no more unclean animals after Christ as per Acts 10:15.
(para)20 And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.
Some people imply that she has given birth before this time but you can’t prove it by the context.
(para)21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.
To this day ladies love mink and fur coats. But, these are not just wool or fur but skins. When you skin an animal its dead. The first death on this earth is not a person. It’s an animal. Judging by the rest of the Bible we might say a lamb was the first animal death. So, perhaps Adam and Eve are wearing a sheepskin. We can also take for granted that they were forced to watch these skins being prepared.
(para)22 And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:
See Revelation 22:14. If Adam had eaten of that tree he would have lived forever in sin, a 6,000 year old demon, separated from God. Obviously, the first threatened death was spiritual, not physical.
23 Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.
Man will always have to labor to produce his food.
24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
He drove out the man from west to east. He drove out Cain in the next chapter from west to east. West to East is a departure from God.