Were animals made after Adam was made?



Genesis 2:18 It is not good that the man should be alone; Genesis 2:19 out of the ground the LORD .. formed every beast

First published on the 30th of May 2021 — Last updated on the 31st of May 2021

The Bible can suddenly jump to future or past events


Wisdom speaks:

PROVERBS 8:26   While as yet he [God] had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world.

:27   When he prepared the heavens, I was there:

Before God made anything He harnessed His wisdom to establish a pattern that would last for eternity.

This pattern, when followed, would provide a certain predestined end-product.

The end, therefore, depends on the original pattern where God started.

At times, the Bible jumps backward and forwards between past and future in order to establish some deeper points.


For instance,

Jesus, when He had cried on the cross, then bowed His Head and died. Three days later He resurrected.

But Matthew Chapter 27: 50-53 links “when He had cried” with “the graves were opened”.

But the graves only opened in the resurrection that was 3 days after His death and burial.  Thus Matthew ignores the burial of Jesus in these 4 verses.

Then, after the resurrection, Matthew goes back in time to the burial in verses 59 and 60.

Why did Matthew ignore the burial of Jesus and jump from “when He had cried” to the resurrection?

MATTHEW 27:50   Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.

:51     And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;

:52     And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,

:53     And came out of the graves after his resurrection,

When God changes the time sequence, He is trying to tell us something important.

This time-change is the key to understanding Revelation 10.


When the mighty Angel (or Archangel) comes down in Revelation Chapter 10, then

REVELATION 10:3   And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices.

“When he had cried” means, according to Matthew, that the Archangel has just raised the dead.

Then after this resurrection, the seven trumpets utter to show the Bride how to change their bodies.

So, this tells us what the Archangel comes down to do. He performs the resurrection.

This is confirmed by the first part of Revelation 10:3 that says “cried with a loud voice”.

This is exactly what Jesus did at the resurrection of Lazarus.

JOHN 11:43   And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.

64-0119  SHALOM

When that Angel, of Revelation the 10th chapter, puts one foot on land and one on the sea, and a rainbow over His head, He swore, "time shall be no more." When that time comes, you will rise up from among the dead. While the rest of them lay there, you will go in.

The Angel of Revelation 10 comes down to perform the resurrection of the New Testament saints.

This clue is given to us by Matthew changing the time sequence to emphasize the loud cry that produced the resurrection of the Old Testament saints.

REVELATION 10:3   And cried with a loud voice (resurrection happens), as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried (after the resurrection), seven thunders uttered their voices.

So, the seven Thunders utter after the resurrection.

I CORINTHIANS 15:52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

First the resurrection. Then we shall be changed after the resurrection.

Thus, the 7 Thunders and the changing of the body happen at the same time.


This gives us a vital clue as to how the New Testament resurrection occurs in Revelation Chapter 10 just before the 7 Thunders utter. That helps us to know when the 7 Thunders utter and what their function is, as they must show us how to change our bodies.

Matthew looks to the New Testament resurrection by referring to the Old Testament resurrection.

Matthew is telling us to follow this pattern from the First Coming of Jesus. First the resurrection of the Old Testament saints, then Jesus going up to Heaven 40 days later.

We can use this Old Testament sequence of events to develop a similar pattern for the New Testament resurrection. Why the 40-day interval? Something has to happen there, just after the New Testament resurrection. That becomes the time interval for the 7 Thunders to occur in.

The Thunders will show us how to receive rapturing faith. We can only be raptured when we are in new bodies. Thus, we cannot be raptured in these old bodies of ours so it is pointless trying to get rapturing faith while we are still living in these old bodies.

Sadly, message-preachers have been preaching their various 7 Thunders doctrines for over 40 years in order to claim that they have rapturing faith. Instead of going up, some have been buried.

The Thunders must show us how to change our bodies. Only when you are in your new body can you be raptured. Only then will rapturing faith help you to go up.

All this information has been gleaned just by investigating why Matthew changed the time sequence of events to mention the resurrection before the burial of Jesus.

This is gleaning. Gaining a lot of information from a few clues that are written.

Why did Matthew leave out the burial of Jesus in those 4 verses?

Because Matthew is giving us the order of events in Revelation Chapter 10 where there is no burial involved, just the resurrection from 7 church ages which is the exact opposite of a burial

We have to learn from the past to prepare for the future


Let us look at the verses that make it seem like Adam was made before the animals were made.

What can we learn from this apparent time-reversal?

GENESIS 2:18   And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.

Here the Bible mentions Adam and then after mentioning Adam, the Bible mentions that the beasts were formed out of the ground.

GENESIS 2:19   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.

Does this mean God made the animals after He made Adam?

No.

When God refers to two events that appear to be in the wrong time sequence, then He is trying to emphasize some point.

We must search for the idea that God is trying to stress, so that we better understand the deeper implications of the events.

[This time-reversal is actually trying to tell us that we must not blame the serpent for the introduction of sin, although he was involved in the process.

If Eve sinned then it was her own fault for believing an unscriptural idea. She must not blame the tempter.]

[We are in the same boat. We cannot blame our circumstances if we fall into sin. We sin because we left the Word of God to pursue some form of self-gain. Basically, it tells us that we have no excuse to forsake God’s Word because of our circumstances. We must blame ourselves, not others if we fall into sin].

Let us continue to see if we can prove this conclusion.

The desire to sin comes from within the heart of humans, not from outside us. If we follow these desires then our circumstances will provide the means to sin.

 

Let us start from further back to get a background.

GENESIS 1:26   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.

:27   So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

God is a Spirit. So, God in Genesis Chapter 1, initially created the spirit of Adam out of nothing on the 6th day.

Adam moved around on earth as a spirit-man with feminine attributes within him.

GENESIS 1:28   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.

“Replenish”. Fill the earth again. What does that mean?

Adam was the first created man. So how could we be on earth before Adam?

PSALM 139:14   I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

:15   My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.

:16   Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.

When God created the earth, he also created all the elements that would make up our future bodies and laid them out in the earth. Our first time on earth was when we were under the ground.

Plant roots would absorb these elements and bring them to the surface as food where they would be eaten by the mothers who were expecting the babies. Thus, these designated elements would form the various body parts of the baby. This helps to explain the un-usual cravings that pregnant women get as they need to eat certain elements that they do not have for their specific baby.

We learn an important lesson.

Our bodies did not just form in a random manner. The specs of dust that formed our bodies were carefully laid out in the earth by God at the beginning. We have to form and maintain our bodies from certain particles in the earth that are absorbed by the plants that we have to eat as food.

Our present is thus governed by a pre-determined plan that God laid out in His wisdom in the earth, in the distant past.

Our bodies that were once part of the earth, now live and walk around on the surface of the earth.

First, our body parts were somehow in the earth. What our mothers ate collected these body parts together to form our bodies.

This was the first change of our bodies as our scattered body parts were collected together out of the ground by what our pregnant mothers ate.

From dust to a physical human, thanks to our natural mothers.  Then we build up and maintain our bodies by what we eat as we fill up our place on the earth. We are what we eat.

We now have to prepare for the second change of our bodies, from blood-filled bodies to blood-less bodies that will be immortal.

I CORINTHIANS 15:50   Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God;

Thus, spiritually, we are only built upon the faith of what we eat spiritually (what we believe and understand) of the Scriptures. Every verse that we ignore or contradict or change or do not understand merely deprives our souls of essential spiritual qualities so that our faith becomes weaker.

Our future thus depends on our "spiritual mother" from the past, the mother church that feeds us.

We have two options. The Roman Catholic church is the mother of organized religion. That spirit makes us believe Trinity, Christmas, Good Friday, a man is the head of each church, the church leader is infallible, and a man’s quotes replace Scripture. That all ends in great tribulation.

Or, our mother church is the New Testament church that was started by the apostles where small groups met in houses and were run by a group of elders, not by one man. They searched the Scriptures daily in order to understand what was written in the Bible. Zoom technology enables households that are far apart to fellowship together. The household may be small because God works in small groups.

MATTHEW 18:20   For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

In the church of the Laodiceans, the rejected Christ stands outside the church door. Today, it is the rejected individuals who alone are able to meet Jesus outside the church and learn the Truth from Him.

These individuals can link up on the internet and learn from each other. This will enable us to recognize the unwritten 7 Thunders that will utter after the resurrection. The Thunders utter in order to show us how to change our bodies so that we can be caught up to meet the Lord in the air.

The seventh parable in Matthew Chapter 7 illustrates the 7th church age where a net sweeps through the sea of restless nations. This represents the interNET where websites can still carry truth to isolated individuals in any part of the world.

 

"Replenish" in Genesis 1:28 ties us to the past where our buried body parts came up to form our living bodies. Spiritually, we must be linked to God's original plan in the apostolic age. Our beliefs must produce a resurrection of their beliefs. We must become just like them.

The past holds the secret to our future beliefs.

Then Genesis 1:29 takes us into the future, the Second Coming. These living bodies must change into immortal bodies.

To do this we must move on from the basic milk of the Gospel where we learned salvation and holiness. We must advance to the "meat" whereby we can understand the revealed mysteries of Scripture that tell us about the corruption in all the churches at the end time.

GENESIS 1:29   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.

Every herb and plant were given to man in order to sustain the future body of flesh that he would be given. This verse goes over into the future as Adam was still a spirit-man at this stage.

“Replenish” ties us to a pattern in the past that we have to fulfill.


Do we go back to the Roman Catholic church beliefs of organized religion where each church has a human head with his man-made opinions?

Or, do we go back to the early beliefs of the apostolic church?

“Shall be for meat” ties us to a future plan that we also have to fulfill.


Are we Scriptural in what we believe?

Our present bodies are made from carnal meat or flesh, subject to sin. Our changed bodies will be made from immortal meat or flesh that have no blood and will be fully subject to the Word of God, not the words and opinions of man.

In other words, we are not just creatures of the present tense.

We are fashioned by the past blueprint that was established either by Rome at the Council of Nicaea with their unscriptural Trinity or by the apostles who wrote the New Testament.

Our wisdom is hewn out by our understanding of Scripture


We have to be shaped by our understanding of Scripture until we fit a pre-determined future.

The past church of the apostles is the only instrument that can show us how to prepare for God’s future plan of escape from the 3.5 years of great tribulation that will destroy our human civilization.

Thus, God’s revealed Word has to shape us for the future Coming of the Lord by taking us back to the beliefs of the first church-age apostles. We are caught between the past (the apostolic New Testament blueprint) and the future resurrection of the seven church ages’ saints and the unknown seven Thunders that will show us how to change these bodies.

 

Let us return to God's original creation.

GENESIS 1:30   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.

There was nothing wrong with any physical animal nor any physical plant that God had given the animals for food.

If we sin, we cannot blame any plant nor animal as God made them all good.

We learn a lesson. God made everything good. If we sin it is our own fault. Sinful desires come from within, not from without. A sinful prostitute cannot cause a man to sin unless he has a sinful desire within his heart.

GENESIS 1:31   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.

Every physical creature, tree, plant, water, air, or ground that God had made was good. Nothing physical was bad.

A warning to us. Do not look for the mark of the beast as something physical. A tattoo, a microchip, a Social Security number, a credit card, or an anti-virus vaccine.

MATTHEW 10:28   And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Nothing physical that kills the body can kill the soul.

The soul can only be destroyed by unbelief which is the absence of Scripture.

GENESIS 1:31   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.

This was the end of the 6th Day. Each Day being 1000 years long.

“Evening and morning”. No mention of night.

ZECHARIAH 14:7   But it shall be one day which shall be known to the LORD, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light.

Evening time represents the end of the seven church ages. A time of light when the seventh church age messenger reveals the mysteries of Scripture so that the Bride can understand the Bible for themselves.

Morning represents the start of the Millennium, God’s seventh Day.

The original seventh Day was messed up when sin entered.

By not mentioning “night” God is telling us that the Bride will not go through the 3.5 years of great tribulation.

In the evening, at the end of the church ages, the full Bride from 7 church ages will be present after the resurrection. They miss the 3.5 years of great tribulation by going up to the Wedding Supper. The full Bride returns for Armageddon and the start or morning of the Millennium Day.

What is missing is night. This is the absence of light. So, night represents great tribulation, the absence of Scripture that resulted from the church world rejecting the King James Version of the Bible that now stands, criticized and rejected, outside the church door.

GENESIS 2:1   Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.

Chapter 2 starts at the end of Day 6. God had finished upgrading the earth and making it a fit place for man to dwell on. Six 1000-year Days had passed.

A spirit man ruled the animals, trees, and plants on planet Earth.

II PETER 3:8    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.

God was looking for a place of rest in His creation


GENESIS 2:2   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.

This verse jumps ahead into the future.

The purpose of creation was to allow God to rest.

God’s main aim was that His creation would provide Him a place of rest.

God only rested when He left Adam, the son of God, and his bride to run the earth during the 7th Day of 1000 years.

God only ended His work when He put Adam and his bride into separate bodies and then left them in charge of the garden of Eden. That process did not take God long as He just had to speak and a perfect human body stood up from the dust.

Then God made a body for the woman out of Adam’s rib.

After that, the 7th Day was a chance for God to rest. But sometime during that 1000 years, sin crept in.

Sin was not a physical act. A sinful physical act is the consequence or product of sin.  Physical sins are the attributes of sin. Wrong behaviour and wrong desires caused by unbelief in the soul.

The only real sin is unbelief in the soul.


JOHN 16:9   Of sin, because they believe not on me;

Unbelief is when you believe something that is different to the written Scripture.

The human soul operates either on faith (believing Scripture) or unbelief (not believing Scripture).

Unbelief in the soul generates the desire to sin in the mind (also called the spirit).

Then the body performs the sinful act, which action is simply an attribute of unbelief.

 

Now the Scripture jumps ahead to God resting, after Adam and his bride had their physical, immortal bodies and had 1000 years ahead of them to enjoy the earth.

GENESIS 2:3   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 is a future view of Adam and the woman in their physical bodies and being in charge of God’s earth.

This future view tells us the purpose of the creation. God created and formed everything so that it would be in complete submission to His will. Nature had been finely tuned so that it would last for eternity. There was no room for error.

God could only rest when the creation fully obeyed Him.

The more powerful a rocket is, the more accurately it has to be made. Many a rocket has been destroyed by a very minor fault. Nature could only last for eternity if it is perfectly tuned in to God’s Will without the slightest error. This is what God was aiming at. This is what God wanted.

But God also wanted man to have free will and thus enjoy his life on planet earth. So, God would leave man alone to be in charge.

That was God’s end-game. His final Plan for man. He wanted man to be in complete submission to God’s perfect Plan. But man had to be in complete submission of his own free will. Man had to have complete faith in every Word of God and never doubt of disagree with God’s Word. Never add anything nor take anything away.

GENESIS 2:4   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,

Now we go back in time, right to the beginning.

Creation is Genesis 1:1 when God created the sun, moon, stars, and earth from nothing in the beginning. Before there was even time.

Then God would spend six of His 1000-year Days upgrading or making the earth a suitable place so that man could live on it.

Chapter 2 is not a verse-by-verse time-sequence record of the events.

God jumps around in time to emphasize certain points.

God's blueprint


What is God emphasizing in Genesis 2:4 by going back to the past?

GENESIS 2:4   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,

“Day”? What does this mean?

Genesis 1:1   says “In the beginning”. No mention of any Day or Days. Here God created and turned nothing into something, the universe, in His great timeless, creative act.

Then Genesis Chapter 1 lists six Days when the new creation was made into a suitable home for man.

So, what happened in one day?

Every engineer before he constructs his project has to draw up a blueprint so that the finished project can satisfy all the required specifications.

Way back at the beginning, God allocated a Day where He prepared the blueprint of His great eternal Plan in His own mind. Being outside of time, God could jump backwards and forwards in His planning as He could see the future just as easily as He could see the past.

Genesis 2:4 goes back to this Day, way back in the past, to show us that God leaves nothing to chance. He first developed a salvation Plan as a blueprint and then everything He did after that was to fit in with this pre-conceived Master Plan.

God’s method is to work in the present in such a way as to fit into His past blueprint. That way His Plan can develop in such a way that in the future God will be able to rest, knowing that mankind is faithfully fulfilling God’s great blueprint for eternity. That means absolutely no mistakes are being made. That is only possible if we follow the guidelines of His blueprint, the Bible.

So, man has to submit his thinking completely to the Word of God. Man must willingly do this of his own free will.

The future will develop exactly in line with what was written in the past.

GENESIS 2:5   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.

Every plant was already growing on the third Day in Genesis Chapter 1.

Yet God in this verse jumps back in time to the beginning. Before He ever planted anything.

God emphasizes the idea of His great blueprint.

We think that all the plants are just randomly scattered around.

But God, in His great Plan, had every plant in exactly the right place in His mind. Nothing was left to chance. Every tiny detail was pre-determined in advance. Nothing can be eternal unless it perfectly fits into the plan of God.

There would be no rain until the Flood of Noah.

So, the Bible jumps ahead to mention the concept of rain which would have no meaning on earth until Noah’s day. And when it arrived, the rain would be a terrible judgement that wiped out almost all land life except what was in the ark.

The idea of future judgement continues.

Man tilling the earth speaks of the future. Adam still has to get his physical body as he is a spirit-man at this stage. Then he can plant and grow food. At first that was an easy way of life because there were no weeds or thorns nor any insect pests. But because of sin, the earth will be cursed in the future with weeds and insect pests that make it very difficult and labour intensive to cultivate the soil. Farmers truly sweated to grow enough food for the people. Rain can be very intermittent and crops have suffered with drought as well.

GENESIS 2:6   But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.

Then God goes back to the start of the 7th day when it was all so easy. The mist would gently water the ground. No erosion of soil due to hard rains. Adam certainly had it easy. God’s great Plan was perfect. Life was easy because everything grew and worked according to God’s original blueprint.

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.

God now made a body of flesh for Adam from the dust and breathed his created spirit into that body.

GENESIS 2:8   And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.

God planted trees in the garden of Eden before He put the man there.

God planted a special garden of trees and shrubs and herbs in the east of the territory He called Eden. This became the centre of the earth. The special paradise or garden of Eden that man was to dwell in.

GENESIS 2:9   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.

This verse goes back in time. Trees were planted on the third Day in Genesis Chapter 1 and trees were also planted in the garden of Eden before man was put there.

So, what is God getting at?

He is not claiming that trees were only planted after Adam got his body.

God is saying that because trees were growing out of the ground, they were good for man. Nothing that grew out of the ground could harm man. The fruit of the trees was “good for food”.

The ground was the original source of Adam’s body.

So, anything that grew out of the ground was good for him.

In other words, nothing physical that grew out of the ground could harm man.

Remember, man’s body parts were originally laid out in the ground.

No physical tree was bad.

No physical fruit could harm a man.

Jesus confirmed this thought that nothing you eat can harm you. (He is obviously not speaking about poison).

Nothing that you eat harms you as it goes into your stomach. What harms you is the evil desires that come out of the heart.

MARK 7:18   And he saith unto them, Are ye so without understanding also? Do ye not perceive, that whatsoever thing from without entereth into the man, it cannot defile him;

:19   Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught, purging all meats?

:20   And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man.

:21   For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,

:22   Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:

:23   All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.

Thus, all the fruit in the garden of Eden was good for man.

Sin could not enter through the mouth by eating some physical fruit.

Sin would enter through the ear by hearing some unscriptural lie


God had said, “You shall surely die” and the serpent, a mammal who stood between man and ape, said, “You shall NOT surely die”. He just added one word and death followed.

At the Council of Nicaea in AD 325 the Roman Catholic church added the word “Trinity” to the Bible and tens of millions of Christians were killed as death entered the church in the Dark Ages.

Christians only stopped killing each other in 1648 at the end of the 30 years’ war between Catholics and Protestants that devastated Germany and did more damage to Germany than the first World War did.

GENESIS 2:9   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.

No natural fruit could harm man as everything growing in the ground was good.

The tree of the knowledge of good and evil was thus a spirit, the spirit of Satan, not a natural tree.

The Tree of Life was not a natural tree. There is no tree that can give you eternal life. You only get eternal life from Jesus Christ. So, the Tree of life is the Spirit of Christ.

Both trees were fighting for the mind of man. Trying to put thoughts into the heart of man.

“We must obey God’s Word”, says Christ. That is Faith.

“Must we obey God’s Word?” says Satan. “A few small changes will not make any difference”. That is unbelief.

Satan’s Spirit never came out of the ground, that is why it can harm man.

Eating a natural fruit cannot defile a man or woman.

Believing something different from God’s Word is what defiled the woman.

Adam and his bride should have stayed with what grew out of the ground. That means that they should only have believed what comes out of God’s Word. Do not change anything that is written in the King James Version of the Bible.

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.

Here the Bible goes back to the time in verse 8.

GENESIS 2:8   And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.

The emphasis is on God placing Adam in a certain position.

And Adam was to “keep” the garden, the way God had planned it. Adam should have stayed where God placed him. Physically, Adam must stay in the garden of Eden. Spiritually, Adam must stay strictly within the limits of God’s Word.

GENESIS 2:16   And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:

Staying with God’s Word is emphasized. It is a command, not a suggestion.

Every fruit tree is fine. Sin is not eating any specific fruit from a tree as all fruit was good.

GENESIS 2:17   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.

But listening to the ideas of Satan that are different from the Word of God, that is sin.

It plants the seed of doubt in the soul and faith cannot grow where doubt has taken root. Doubt can only germinate into the plant of unbelief. Then we readily disagree with God’s Word in places.

This section of Scripture makes one thing clear.

No physical fruit was to blame for Eve’s downfall. The fruit was good as it grew in the good ground that God had made.

It was her unscriptural thinking that destroyed her


GENESIS 2:18   And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.

God was going to make a bride for Adam, but she was not made out of the ground like Adam and the animals were. Thus, the woman was not an original creation from the dust. Made out of Adam’s rib, she was a by-product of Adam and thus totally dependent on Adam. She should have stayed with Adam and only believed what he said, not what somebody else said.

This represents the church. We are born again from the Blood, water, and Spirit that came from Jesus. Thus, we must remain faithful to His Word, the King James Version of the Bible, and not listen to anybody else.

Everything made from the ground was good.

The spirit of Satan was not made out of the ground and thus could cause harm. Thus, Satan could fool the woman if she did not stay strictly within God’s Word.

We tend to blame the serpent for introducing sin but he was just a tool in the hands of Satan. The fault lay with Eve’s attitude as she ignored God’s Word and preferred to believe what the serpent said.

In the same way, money is not a sin.

But if money changes our attitude until it becomes a major love in our lives, then the love of money is a sin. Money is just a tool that the Devil uses to deceive us. But we cannot blame the money. The fault lies with the greed inside our hearts that makes us love money because it boosts our obsession with self-gain.

GENESIS 2:19   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.

God goes back to when the beasts or mammals were formed from the ground on the sixth Day.

This is to emphasize that there was nothing wrong with the mammals.

They were original creations who could do no harm themselves, but as animals, they had no souls.

It is in the soul that a person believes.

Without a soul, an animal does not know the difference between faith in God’s Word and unbelief which is caused by believing something different to the Bible.

EZEKIEL 18:20   The soul that sinneth, it shall die.

Animals operated by instinct, not by free-will. Thus, an animal cannot sin of its own free will. Not having a soul, nor having free-will, no animal is guilty of being sinful.

But Satan can enter an animal, as happened with the herd of pigs at Gedara. Those demons drove the pigs to drown themselves in the Sea of Galilee. Nobody blamed the pigs for that foolish and destructive behaviour. Without a soul, they could not develop the faith to withstand the evil influence of those demons that entered them.

Only faith in the Word of God enables a human to withstand the evil influences of Satan.

Here God stresses that the serpent was made from the ground.

Thus, the serpent was an original creation between man and ape. As such, there was nothing wrong with the serpent.  But because the serpent had no soul he also had no idea of faith in God’s Word and the unbelief which changes God’s Word.

So, the serpent was not the cause of sin. Satan entered the serpent because an animal has no defense against demon possession. Faith in the human soul is our only defense against Satan. The serpent had no soul and thus had no effective defense against the Devil.

The woman was fooled by an appeal to her pride


She would be like a god who can bring forth a human child. Nothing else in creation could do that. Her vanity drove her thoughts away from God’s Word.

In Laodicea, the church (symbolized by a woman) says, “I am rich”.  The focus on self.

In Eden, the woman thought that by having a child she could claim that, “I am a god”. The focus on self.

The serpent was just a tool used by Satan.

If Eve had stayed with what Adam had told her, she would have been safe. If she had not sought knowledge from a different person, but had stayed with her husband, she would have been safe.

The serpent was not to blame as animals cannot sin. They were all made from the original good ground of God’s original creation.

The woman’s pride and vanity were her downfalls.

Shakespeare wrote the classic line, "Vanity. Thy name is woman".

Her focus was on her self-glory. She would listen to anyone who would boost her self-importance.

So, Eve could not blame the serpent for her fall.

She remembered that God had said, “You will surely die”.

She then accepted the contradiction, “You will NOT surely die”.

She sealed her own fate when she was foolish enough to believe something that was different from God’s Word.

Who made that wrong statement was irrelevant.

Eve’s willingness to believe it was the downfall.

We are all in the same boat.

Never blame anyone who has fooled you with false doctrine. Your willingness to believe something that is not written in the Word is your own fault. That is what will condemn you.

So the final conclusion is that we can never blame anyone but ourselves if we are in error.

That is what God is trying to prove as the Bible jumps backward and forwards in time.

 

 

 

“The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.” — 1 Corinthians 16:23