Rev. Sudha Mehta©
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Genesis 1: 1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. (AKJV)
This is the premise I work on. This one sentence places me beyond all arguments of evolution and so much else. God created!! God . . . not some Big Bang, or sperm of some alien, and I definitely did not evolve from some goo (amoeba) to the zoo (animal) to the present highly evolved woman (human). God created the heavens and the earth and everything in it, and He did it in six days as it says in the Bible.
By now I see my blog is being “discovered” in many countries. Needless to say that makes it quite necessary for me to start at the beginning. If God has called me to do this, then I must put my all in it, for it is all about obedience. For those of you around the world that may not know the Bible or anything about it, it is better that you have the background information so you understand where I am coming from. To write an exhaustive commentary in a post is really not possible, so I will share what God has taught me in pieces as I write. This may end up being a journey through the many blog-posts. I can only hope you will stay with me.
The account of Creation is given in Genesis Chapters 1 and 2. Given that I am a Christ-follower, and believe the account to be true, I work under the assumption that God is real and that God is true. He does not lie! You can refer to my Blog Here I Stand
On day 6 of the Creation events in Chapters 1 and 2 in the Book of Genesis we are told:
Genesis 2: 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.(AKJV)
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Genesis 2: 15 And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. 16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat: 17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you shall not eat of it: for in the day that you eat thereof you shall surely die. . . . (AKJV)
Eve was created from Adam’s side after this Command was given. So, Eve was yet in Adam and he would most likely have conveyed the instructions and the warning to his wife.
Genesis 2: 21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept; and he took one of his sides and closed up the flesh in its place; 22 and the LORD God built that which he had taken from the side of the man into a woman and brought her unto the man.(JUB)
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God Created Adam and Eve to be the first man and woman. Adam was created first and then God put Adam to sleep and took Eve out of his side to be a fitting companion to him. See, God’s desire was to have mankind take over the governing of the earth so He chose to create Eve so that they could procreate. God could have conversely made a whole population of human beings at the same time, He chose instead to make one Adam and one Eve, to be parents of all humankind.
Since they were both created in the image of God, they were given all the rights, privileges and responsibilities to govern responsibly by the Creator to do the job right.
In vs. 15 in the above passage He gave them the responsibility to “dress it” (as a gardener take care of the plants), and to “keep it,” which means to “guard it!” God gave them the instructions that they could eat from any plant/tree, except this one tree. the tree of the “knowledge of good and evil.”
He also said in vs. 17 that death would be the result of disobedience. well, we know how that ended. Please read my post Mirrors -Part II
Genesis 3: 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.(AKJV)
Once they both ate the fruit, they saw they were naked. Jewish writings point out that as long as they were pure, innocent and obedient Adam and Eve were clothed in the Glory of God. So, although they did not have “clothes” as we understand, they did not know nakedness and shame until the very moment of disobedience. The Bible tells us, God is Light and Light cannot abide darkness, so at the very moment that they ate the forbidden fruit, the Glory, the Light of God that was their covering, left them. So, now they felt naked and ashamed, so they made temporary coverings for themselves.
Anyway, once Adam and Eve were driven out of the Garden, and they saw the hard work ahead of them to just survive, they understood that death was much more than the physical body dying and ending up as dust. The physical death indeed did not happen for hundreds of years, and they had children, and saw their generations being born. they even saw their first-born son Cain kill their second-born son Abel out of jealousy. The death they experienced instantly that brought them the most sorrow was the separation from God their Creator. The close fellowship and the innocence they enjoyed with God and each other was now a thing of the past.
The only comfort Eve could draw was that even though they were separated from their original home “EDEN” and their Creator GOD, she received a promise from the Creator before being kicked out.
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Their was a curse upon Eve:
Genesis 3: 16 To the woman he said, I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; in sorrow you shall bring forth children; and your desire shall be to your husband, and he shall rule over you.(AKJV)
As there was a curse upon Adam:
Genesis 3:17 And to Adam he said, Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten of the tree, of which I commanded you, saying, You shall not eat of it: cursed is the ground for your sake; in sorrow shall you eat of it all the days of your life; 18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to you; and you shall eat the herb of the field; 19 In the sweat of your face shall you eat bread, till you return to the ground; for out of it were you taken: for dust you are, and to dust shall you return.(AKJV)
Yet, their was a promise given along with it. In cursing the Serpent who brought this whole FALL about by his surreptitiousness, God said:
Genesis 3: 14 And the LORD God said to the serpent, Because you have done this, you are cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; on your belly shall you go, and dust shall you eat all the days of your life: 15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; it shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.(AKJV)
Now, stay with me, for this is the most important part: The last verse contains a promise given by God to Eve (and ADAM) that was fulfilled by Jesus.
I will pick up here in the next post.
Will you stay with me???
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