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1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
2 Now the earth was [a] formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
3 And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.
4 God saw that the light was good, and He separated the light from the darkness.
5 God called the light "day," and the darkness he called "night." And there was evening, and there was morning the first day.
IN VERSETHREE, THIS WAS THE BEGINNING OF "SOMETHING", SOME THINK THIS LIGHT WAS "THE BIG BANG", SOME SAY IT WAS THE LIGHT OF JESUS, ALONG WITH THE DARKNESS FROM THE FALLEN ANGEL LUCIFER ... I WILL NOT SAY WHAT IT WAS, ASIT DOES NOT STATE WHAT IT WAS. HOWEVER, I WILL SAY IT WAS NOT THE SUN, AS THE SUN (AND THE MOON) WAS NOT CREATED TILL THE FOURTH DAY.
6 And God said, "Let there be an expanse between the waters to separate water from water."
7 So God made the expanse and separated the water under the expanse from the water above it. And it was so.
8 God called the expanse "sky." And there was evening, and there was morning the second day.
THIS WAS THE CREATION OF OUR UNIQUE ATMOSPHERE.
9 And God said, "Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear." And it was so.
10 God called the dry ground "land," and the gathered waters he called "seas." And God saw that it was good.
11 Then God said, "Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds." And it was so.
12 The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.
13 And there was evening, and there was morning the third day.
THIS WAS THE WAY OUR HEAVENLY FATHER BOUGHT MORE OXYGEN INTO THE AIR.
14 And God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark seasons and days and years,
15 and let them be lights in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth." And it was so.
16 God made two great lights the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars.
17 God set them in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth,
18 to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good.
19 And there was evening, and there was morning the fourth day.
IT WAS AT THIS TIME EARTH STARTED TO ROTATE ON ITS AXIS, AS WELL AS ORBIT THE SUN. THIS WAS NEEDED TO EVEN OUT THE TEMPERATURE ON THE EARTH, IN ORDER TO SUSTAIN THE LIFE THAT WAS ABOUT TO BE CREATED. ALSO NOTICE THE WORD OF GOD STATES IN VERSE 14 THAT THESE THINGS WOULD MARK SEASONS ( LOCATION OF EARTH IN ITS ORBIT AROUND THE SUN) AS WELL AS YEARS. (EACH FULL ROTATION IS A YEAR) ALSO NOTE THAT THIS WAS HE FIRST TIME AN EARTH DAY COULD HAVE BEEN TWENTY-FOUR HOURS LONG, AS IT DID NOT ROTATE TILL THIS POINT IN TIME. (VERSE 14)
20 And God said, "Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky."
21 So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living and moving thing with which the water teems, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
22 God blessed them and said, "Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth."
23 And there was evening, and there was morning the fifth day.
NOW THAT THE PLANET WAS COOLING OFF, LIFE WAS READY TO BE CREATED ON THE LAND PORTION OF THE EARTH. NOTICE THAT IT WAS IN THE SIXTH DAY THAT MAN WAS INTRODUCED INTO OUR HEAVENLY FATHER'S CREATION. I WILL BREAK THIS SIXTH DAY UP INTO EXPLAINATIONS AS THEY OCCURRED...
24 And God said, "Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: livestock, creatures that move along the ground, and wild animals, each according to its kind." And it was so.
25 God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.
26 Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, [b] and over all the creatures that move along the ground."
NOTICE IT DOES NOT SAY GOD MADE JUST ADAM. IT SAYS HE MADE MAN. THIS IS A PART OF THE BIBLE MANY READ, BUT DO NOT TAKE THE TIME TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY JUST READ!
27 So God created man in his own image, In the image of God he created him; Male and female he created them.
YES! MALE AND FEMALE WAS CREATED ON THE SIXTH DAY! BUT IT DOES NOT SAY THE FEMALE WAS EVE! YOU WILL READ LATER THAT EVE WAS NEVER CALLED FEMALE, SHE WAS CALLED WOMAN! (WIFE)
28 God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground."
THESE PEOPLE WERE NOT ADAM AND EVE. ADAM WAS THE FIRST, BUT NOT THE ONLY MAN MADE AT THAT TIME. AS THESE PEOPLE "INCREASED IN NUMBER" THEY WERE NOT IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN. IT WAS ONE OF THEIR OFFSPRING THAT CAIN MARRIED. THIS WILL BE COVERED IN GENESIS CHAPTER TWO.
29 Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.
30 And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground everything that has the breath of life in it I give every green plant for food." And it was so.
DO YOU SEE THAT THIS AREA WAS THE EARTH, NOT EDEN? (VERSE 30) THE WORDOFGOD ALSO STATES LATER ON,THAT GOD BOUGHT THESE ANIMALS TO ADAM TO BE NAMED. IF THE WERE IN THE GARDEN, GOD WOUD NOT HAVE NEEDED TO BRING THEM TO ADAM. REMEMBER, MALE AND FEMALE IS NOT THE SAME AS HUSBAND AND WIFE. ADAM WAS THE FIRST "JEW", AS WELL AS THE FIRST MAN. EVE WAS THE FIRST JEWISH MOTHER, BUT NOT THE FIRST WOMAN. I SAY THIS BECAUSE IT CLEARLY STATES GOD MADE BOTH MALE AND FEMALE ON THE SIXTH DAY.
31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning the sixth day.
Footnotes: Genesis 1:2 Or possibly became
Genesis 1:26 Hebrew; Syriac all the wild animals
THIS SECOND CHAPTER COVERS ADAM AND EVE, AND MANY OF THE THINGS WE CLAIM WE KNOW... HOWEVER NOTICE THE ORDER THEY STATE EVENTS HAPPENED. WE WILL SEE THAT EVE WAS VERY MUCH A PART OF ADAM, AS SHE STATES GOD TOLD HER NOT TO EAT FROM THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE!
1 Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array. 2 By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested [a] from all his work. 3 And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.
IT IS FROM THIS SCRIPTURE WE BELEIVE THAT THE NUMBER SEVEN REPRESENTS "COMPLETION" THIS IS ALSOWHERE WE GET THE SABBATH AS A HOLY DAY. BECAUSE THIS IS FROM THE "OLD COVENANT" AND WE RECEIVE OUR SALVATION FROM THE "NEW COVENANT" MANY ARGUE WHAT DAY WE SHOULD ATTEND CHURCH. I SUGGEST YOU PRAY TO OUR HEAVENLY FATHER AND DECIDE WHAT DAY YOUR SABBATH IS. WE ALL KNOW THAT ALL DAYS BELONG TO OUR HEAVENLY FATHER. OUR SALVATION IS BASED ON FAITH, FORGIVNESS, AND OBEDIENCE. THE LAWS ARE WRITTEN IN OUR HEARTS, OUR FORGIVENESS COMES AS A GIFT TO ALL THAT CALL ABBA FATHER ALMIGHTY GOD, AND JESUS CHRIST THEIR LORD AND SAVIOR.
GETTING BACK TO ADAM.... (smile)
Adam and Eve
4 This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created. When the LORD God made the earth and the heavens-
5 and no shrub of the field had yet appeared on the earth [b] and no plant of the field had yet sprung up, for the LORD God had not sent rain on the earth [c] and there was no man to work the ground,
6 but streams [d] came up from the earth and watered the whole surface of the ground-
7 the LORD God formed the man [e] from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.
8 Now the LORD God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed.
9 And the LORD God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
I REALLY DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE REFUSE TO THINK THAT ALMIGHTY GOD COULD NOT MAKE OTHER PEOPLE, BUT CHOSE THE FIRST TO BE SPECIAL ENOUGH TO PLACE HIM IN THE GARDEN! VERSE 7 STATES "THE MAN", NOT "THE MALE". YES, ADAM WAS THE FIRST TO BE BLESSED BY OUR FATHER TO BE ABLE TO TALK TO GOD. AT NO OTHER TIME DOES IT STATE "OTHERS" TALKED TO ALMIGHTY GOD! IN FACT THE FIRST TIME THE TERM "OTHERS" IS USED, IS IN CHAPTER THREE, WHEN CAIN WAS CAST OUT. ("OTHERS WILL KILL ME")
10 A river watering the garden flowed from Eden; from there it was separated into four headwaters.
11 The name of the first is the Pishon; it winds through the entire land of Havilah, where there is gold.
12 (The gold of that land is good; aromatic resin [f] and onyx are also there.)
13 The name of the second river is the Gihon; it winds through the entire land of Cush. [g]
14 The name of the third river is the Tigris; it runs along the east side of Asshur. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.
15 The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.
16 And the LORD God commanded the man, "You are free to eat from any tree in the garden;
17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die."
VERSE 16 AND 17 JUST STATED OUR HEAVENLY FATHER TOLD ADAM NOT TO EAT FROM THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE. NOTICE THIS WAS TOLD TO ADAM BEFORE EVE WAS EVEN MADE!
18 The LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him."
19 Now the LORD God had formed out of the ground all the beasts of the field and all the birds of the air. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name.
20 So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds of the air and all the beasts of the field. But for Adam [h] no suitable helper was found.
THE FEMALES THAT WERE THERE WERE "NOT SUITABLE" FOR ADAM. REMEMBER, ADAM WAS THE ONLY PERSON IN THE GARDEN AT THIS TIME. THE ANIMALS WERE BOUGHT TO ADAM TO SEE WHAT HE WOULD NAME THEM. THIS IS BECAUSE ADAM WAS NOT JUST ANY PLACE ON THE EARTH, AS THE OTHERS WERE, HE WAS IN THE GARDEN!
21 So the LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man's ribs [I] and closed up the place with flesh.
22 Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib [j] he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.
GOD MADE A WOMAN FOR ADAM, NOT JUST A FEMALE. THIS WOMAN WAS SPECIAL IN MANY WAYS. SHE WAS THE FIRST WIFE. SHE WAS MADE JUST FOR ADAM. SHE WAS THE FIRST WOMAN (AND ONLY) TO LIVE IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN.
23 The man said, "This is now bone of my bones And flesh of my flesh; She shall be called 'woman, [k] ' For she was taken out of man."
24 For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.
25 The man and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.
NOTICE THAT EVE WAS NOT TOLD ABOUT EATING FROM THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE FROM GOD. IN CHAPTER THREE WE LEARN THAT SHE TELLS THE SERPENT THAT GOD DID TELL HER... THE TRUTH BEING, SHE WAS TOLD NOT TO EAT FROM THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE WHEN SHE WAS STILL A RIB IN ADAM! VERSE 23 AND 24 STATES HOW THIS WOMAN AND ADAM ARE TWO, YET ONE! THIS IS WHY MARRIAGE IS SO IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND. WHEN WE LEARN THAT TWO ARE ALSO ONE, WE CAN ALSO UNDERSTAND HOW THREE ARE ALSO ONE! (THE FATHER, THE SON, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT)
Our next message in Genesis will talk about Cain and his wife, and Eve and "The Apple" I hope these 2 messages help explain some of the questions you may have had, but didn't know how to ask... Pastor Mark
Genesis 2:2 Or ceased ; also in verse
Genesis 2:5 Or land ; also in verse
Genesis 2:5 Or land ; also in verse
Genesis 2:6 Or mist
Genesis 2:7 The Hebrew for man (Adam) sounds like and may be related to the Hebrew for ground ( adamah it is also the name Adam (see Gen. 2:20).
Genesis 2:12 Or good ; pearls
Genesis 2:13 Possibly southeast Mesopotamia
Genesis 2:20 Or the man
Genesis 2:21 Or took part of the man's side
Genesis 2:22 Or part
Genesis 2:23 The Hebrew for woman sounds like the Hebrew for man.
Pastor Mark H. Wilkinson, Sr.
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