Mt Sinai (Law) and Mt Zion (Grace)

Mt Sinai (Law) and  Mt Zion (Grace)
Mt Sinai (Law) and Mt Zion (Grace)

Friday, February 10, 2012

Transfer of Dominion of Earth

After the destruction of the life here on earth, God started again in verse 3 of Genesis 1; God said, let there be light and there was light.

For the next 5 days, God re-fashioned the earth and made all that is upon it. On the 6th day, he made man (Adam) and gave him dominion of the planet.
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, Genesis 1:26.

Eve was created from Adam, a clone if you will, but with XX chromosomes, or female.

It was the pair that had the dominion of the earth. God gave them a beautiful garden to live in. They were innocent and pure.

Pictures cannot convey the majesty of the garden called Eden. All was perfect and uncorrupted.
God was pleased and said that all was very good.

There was only one tree in the garden that God told Adam they must not eat from, the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. God told Adam that the day you eat of it, dying you will die, Genesis 2:16.

Satan, now a renegade spirit with no power at all, knew that for him to gain any power that he had to deceive Adam and Eve into giving their dominion up. He possessed a willing subject, the serpent (so he could speak) and told Eve that God was holding out on her, and that God's word was not true. By seeing that the fruit was beautiful, good for food, and desired to make one wise, she ate it.

Satan knew that by obeying him and disobeying God, he would gain the dominion that rightfully belonged to      Adam and Eve.

Eve gave the fruit to Adam and he also ate, Genesis 3:1-6.

Their eyes were opened, for the first time they knew about evil. They were ashamed and rather than want to walk and talk with God, they hid from Him.

God called to them. Adam said they hid themselves because they were naked. God said, Who told you that you were naked? Did you eat of the tree I told you not to?

Adam said, the woman you gave me, she gave it to me. God said to Eve, What have you done? Eve answered, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat. God then cursed the serpent (Satan) and said dust would he eat and on his belly he would crawl. Remember that man is made from the dust of the earth, Genesis 2:7.
God also prophesied of a future seed of the woman who would bruise the head of the serpent, yet the serpent would bruise His heel. This would be the Messiah. He also cursed the ground so that it would take great work for it to produce. The woman was told that she would have travail in bearing children and her desire would be for her husband.

God did not want to kill Adam and Eve, but death had been told to Adam over disobedience. God killed animals in their stead. This covered their sin temporarily by the animal's blood and God made them clothes to enter into the harsh wilderness outside of the garden.

Adam and Eve were then driven out from the garden of Eden.

God set cherubim to guard the tree of life for He did not want man to live forever in this fallen state.

Sin had entered into the world. Satan had once more obtained power on the earth. Paul calls him the god of this world, 2 Corinthians 4:4 , and Jesus calls him the prince of this world, John 14:30.

Many, who do not know, question and say, If God is real and good, why does so much bad happen?
Until the fulfillment of the prophecies that God has promised, Satan is still in power.

God's promised seed of the woman has come. Through Him you can have fellowship with the maker of the universe. In His power you can defeat the wiles of the devil. He is Jesus the Messiah and God's gift of Salvation.

This blog follows Genesis 1 through 3. All the pictures and art were found on the internet. Those who had authors listed are on the HTML.

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