Posts Tagged ‘Adam’

Today’s post comes from a reader.

Well, this is my maiden blog and what a wonderful subject with which to launch!  As I understand it, the blogging question is “What is Life”.  So….here goes…..

Life is the very essence of Jehovah God Himself. In Genesis, God gathered together a collection of dirt/clay, shaped it into a creation named Adam, which housed both man and woman.  Then He breathed into their nostrils His essence….life.  Adam had no memories, no behavioral patterns, no perspective on everyday affairs, he was just an inanimate object made of clay until God breathed Himself  (spirit) into him.  At that time Adam/Eve were one with God because  they had His thoughts,  imagesmotivations, character, ability to speak His personal language and was able to commune with Him on His level. This was His big dream and His plan all along, to have a family and a Bride for His Son that thought the way He did, loved what He loved, hated what He hated, was in sync with His emotions and plans.

We had that ability until the choice was made in the Garden of Eden to allow our soul,which can only operate through information given to it, to rule. Free will is located within our souls/intellect and was the key ingredient to maintaining our relationship with God. God has to be our first love by “choice” so hence, the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.  We chose to receive a counterfeit source of life that comes thru outside information, experiences, etc to determine our identity, thoughts, memories.  As a result of not choosing to allow our spirits to lead and interpret these things for us, the very life-sustaining, immortality that was given to us by God began to grow less effective in our lives and our bodies became mortal.

There is only one source from which a human being is given life, and  that is God. There is no other entity that can cause something to come to life.   We all have a spirit that came from God that keeps us physically alive but because of Adam’s choice, we do not have complete access to it until we are born again. The Holy Spirit then begins to unpack all  that was hidden since the fall  in the Garden.  When  Jesus  said ” I have come that you might have “life” and  have it more abundantly”, He was indicating that we already have the source of “life”, our spirits, which keeps us physically alive, but that Holy Spirit would begin unpacking a measure and dimension of “abundant life” packed  away in our spirit  that our souls could never dream of.

Wow!  The ability to live life and commune with God on His Level!

So, to me when I am asked “What is Life?” , it is being who you were created to be, His Equal Partner .  Can you imagine?

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So it’s been a few days and things did not go as planned. Oh well. I am working on several thoughts one of which probably encompasses them all but will still require separate posts. I am not quite ready to begin with these thoughts so I came across some thoughts that are just for my own fyi, thus the title “Not Sure I Knew That.” If your old enough to remember Arsenio Hall he would have said these are things that make you go huuuuummmmm. Oh let me say that I am not endorsing, accepting or rejecting these, they are just…. huuuuummmmmmmms.

Wondering about the validity of the Bible? There are 66 books of the Bible. They were written on 3 continents, in 3 languages, by 40 different people over a period of 1500 years, on the most controversial subjects, by authors whose education and background varied greatly (kings, shepherds, scientists, attorneys, a tax collector, an army general, fishermen, priests, and a physician). There are no contradictions between them!

Need some help remembering? The Old Testament has 39 books. How can you remember that? There are 3 letters in Old; 9 letters in Testament. 3 and 9 is 39! The New Testament has 27 books. How can you remember that? There are 3 letters in New, 9 letters in Testament. 3 times 9 equals 27!

God called both Adam and Eve, “Adam”. (Genesis 5:2). This is the Law of coverture, and the reason why women take their husbands’ name. They are considered “one flesh” (Matthew 19:5-6, Mark.10:8, Ephesians 5:31).

Tattoos are forbidden (Leviticus 19:28).

What did Jesus eat? Clean Meats – Jesus ate Lamb at the Passover supper. (Luke 22:15). Fish – Jesus fed thousands of people with fish. (Matthew 14:19). Eggs – Jesus called eggs “good” (Luke 11:12,13). Butter – Jesus ate butter and honey (Isaiah 7:15).

The oldest book in scripture, the book of Job, records people sprinkling salt on eggs. Job 6:6, “Can that which is unsavoury be eaten without salt? or is there any taste in the white of an egg?”

Seriously? The apostle Peter fished naked (John 21:7). Saul “stripped off his clothes also, and prophesied before Samuel” (1 Samuel 19:24). Isaiah “walked naked and barefoot for three years” (Isa.20:2-4).

Paul was a tentmaker (Acts 18:3) and Jesus was a carpenter (Mark 6:3).

Jesus taught the apostles to only preach to Jews (Matthew 10:5-6). It wasn’t until many years after his death that they were commanded to preach to the Gentiles as well (Acts 11:30; 14:27, Romans 1:6). The apostles explain why in Acts 13:46,47.

Nicely said. Adam and Eve attempted to cover their nakedness with fig leaves which represented their own works to cover their sin (Genesis 3:7). But God demonstrated acceptable sacrifice by covering Adam and Eve with the skin of an innocent animal (Genesis 3:21). Because without the shedding of blood, there is no remission for sin (Numbers 35:33, Hebrews 9:22).

The earth was created in six days. However, the third day completed the fundamentals of creation work, and the fourth, fifth, and sixth days are the counterpart and repetition of the first, second, and third days, and correspond respectively.

1st day – God divides light from darkness 4th day – God makes lights in the heaven (Sun, moon, stars)
2nd day – God divides the waters 5th day – God creates life in the waters
3rd day – God creates land and vegetation 6th day – God creates life on land