6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and 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 3:5,7 reveals the lie.
5 For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened (into this realm), and you will be like God (that is what Satan wanted, so he offered it to Eve), knowing good and evil.” (They knew only good, nothing evil was in their mind or existence.)
7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened (they had no real interest in the physical before), and they knew that they were naked (their bodies were created originally to allow them to live and function on the planet, they were beautifully designed to serve their spirits as a home); and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings. (They were exposed to the mind of the enemy that harbored sin and perversion so they were ashamed.)
16 The heaven, even the heavens, are the Lord’s; but the earth He has given to the children of men.
18 For thus says the Lord, Who created the heavens, Who is God, Who formed the earth and made it, Who has established it, Who did not create it in vain, Who formed it to be inhabited: “I am the Lord, and there is no other.
He gave them a head start in developing the planet into a luxurious home
by creating the first garden for them that as they multiplied and grew they could enlarge as needed
. They passed over however from their beautiful elegant garden to the undeveloped regions of earth as led by Satan. They also passed over from perfect health to conditions that caused decay and death
and brought the rest of creation to this fate as well. God allowed it to be so in hope man of his own free will would want to change
and restore it.
20 For the creation (all they were entrusted with) was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope;
Did you ever notice however that when we make a mistake
it seems everything else goes wrong too and we just get worse and worse
? Well so it was with Adam and Eve and all their descendants.
By becoming comfortable with Satan an angel the next huge mistake he would lure them into would be easy for him to accomplish, the crossing of angels with man
Genesis 6:1-2 speaks of this.
1 Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them,
2 that the sons of God (angels) saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose.
Isaiah 14:14 reveals Satan's plan and motive for confiscating God's creation.
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.’ (This created angel really thought he could be like the God that created him!!)
5 Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
6 And the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.
7 So the Lord said, “I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them.” (All had been altered, tainted by the angels.)
He destroyed all but what was on the ark, put them in pairs according to their kind
again and gave His earthlings another chance. For the very first time a positive passover! While the earth and all its inhabitants were destroyed the eight in the ark
passed over from death to life! Satan led them very quickly right back to sin however as they left the ark
and resumed life again! Noah planted a grape vineyard, made wine, got drunk and his son molested him in his inebriated state. Didn't take long until death was reinstated because of sin
and restoration of their physical bodies legally stopped once again as well.
20 And Noah began to be a farmer, and he planted a vineyard.
21 Then he drank of the wine and was drunk, and became uncovered in his tent.
22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brothers outside (death was reinstated).
I Corinthians 6:18 shows us the seriousness of this act.
18 Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body. (No restoration for a body in the process of committing this sin!)
Exodus 12:3, 6-14 tells the story.
3 Speak to all the congregation of Israel (if you are baptized into Christ then you are Abraham's seed and Abraham was a Hebrew, the founding father of Israel)
, saying: ‘On the tenth of this month every man
shall take for himself a lamb
, according to the house of his father
, a lamb for a household (the Lamb of God, the Father's only Son)
6 Now you shall keep it
until the fourteenth day
of the same month
. Then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel
shall kill it
7 And they shall take some of the blood
and put it on the two doorposts
and on the lintel
of the houses
where they eat it (doorposts and lintel symbolic of our hearts and minds)
8 Then they shall eat the flesh on that night
; roasted in fire
, with unleavened bread
and with bitter herbs
they shall eat it.
9 Do not
eat it raw
, nor boiled at all
, but roasted in fire
with its legs
and its entrails (they were to eat all of the lamb)
10 You shall let none of it remain until morning
, and what remains of it
until morning you shall burn with fire (the Lamb is only for those separate from the world and gathered to Him)
11 And thus you shall eat
it: with a belt on your waist
, your sandals on your feet
, and your staff
in your hand
. So you shall eat it in haste
. It is the Lord’s Passover
. (The Day of the Lord, Judgment Day!)
12 ‘For I will pass through the land of Egypt
on that night (He comes as a thief in the night against the world)
, and will strike all
the firstborn in the land of Egypt
, both man and beast
; and against all
the gods of Egypt
I will execute judgment
: I am the Lord
13 Now the blood shall be a sign for you (as it is today) on the houses where you are
. (There will be a fulfillment of the prophecy at Isaiah 26:20 where it says
, my people
, and shut your doors behind you
; hide yourself, as it were, for a little moment
the indignation is past
And when I see the blood
, I will pass over you (we too are a firstborn, the beginning of the new species)
; and the plague shall not be on you to destroy you (virus and locust infestation)
when I strike the land of Egypt (Egypt is symbolic of this world)
14 ‘So this day shall be to you a memorial
; and you shall keep it as a feast to the Lord throughout your generations
. You shall keep it
as a feast
by an everlasting ordinance (so that God's plan for restoration can be brought to light and man can find his way back to God)
6 Since therefore it remains that some must enter it (these will be the ones that are restored to establish the new earth), and those to whom it was first preached did not enter because of disobedience,
Hebrews 4:1-2 explains,
1 Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it (man cannot enter His rest with anything or anyone that is not owned by God and sanctified by Him).
2 For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; but the wordwhich they heard did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard it (it will only profit those who believe and enter to fulfill His plan through their lives).
10 For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His (we must lay down our agendas and personal aspirations to manifest God's works already accomplished before He rested).
There is proof God can and will restore man
one day as we study the story of the life of Abraham and his wife Sarah.
17 Then Abraham fell on his face and laughed, and said in his heart, “Shall a child be born to a man who is one hundred years old? And shall Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a child?”
5 Now Abraham was one hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him (he and Sarah were regenerated and Isaac, the child of promise was born through these ones).
John 6:53 speaks of the blood covenant we enter into with Christ.
53 Then Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you.
I Corinthians 5:7-8 connects us to the original first feast of Passover.
7 Therefore purge out the old leaven (die to Adam and sin and become a new creature through baptism), that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened (because when we repent there is no condemnation). For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us. (Thank you Jesus!)
8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven (sin of Adam), nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness (traits of the world), but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
I Corinthians 1:19-20 explains,
19 For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.” (Those that intellectually predict the future.)
20 Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
9 That which has been (before creation) is what will be, that which is done (all God's woks were completed) is what will be done (by those that enter His rest and do His will), and there is nothing new under the sun.
10 Is there anything of which it may be said, “See, this is new”? It has already been in ancient times before us (before the Lord rested).
I Corinthians 3:11-13 tells us,
11 For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. (All things were done through Him.)
12 Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw,
13 each one’s work will become clear; for the Day (Judgment Day) will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire (truth is a fire that purges); and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is.
Revelation 3:1 says to those in the dead church,
1 “And to the angel of the church in Sardis write, ‘These things says He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars: “I know your works, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead (their own works would not bring life to them or those they were shepherd over).
I John 2:15-17 warns,
15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
16 For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world.
17 And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.
II Peter 3:11
11 Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness,
16 “This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days (after the days of Adam), says the Lord: I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them,” (So His new species will have easy access to the laws for their direction and protection by God's sovereignty if obeyed.)
21 He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.”
Let us close with these scriptures.
19 For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God.
20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; (That we would wake up and change!)
21 because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption in to the glorious liberty of the children of God. (Isn't this an awesome, awesome promise!)
22 For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now.
23 Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption,
the redemption of our body.
Revelation 21:4 is the fulfillment of His promises, His covenants, His feasts!
4 And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”!