Genesis Chapter 3


     I enjoy reading and studying the commentary and comments from Bible scholars of old times. It is so obvious that our understanding of the Scriptures today far surpasses the general concept of many years ago. I read a passage from one Dr., back in the middle 1800’s, that stated that the serpent of verse 1 was actually an orangutan. A little off base on that one and this is the exception. Not all that I read is that grossly in error.


     We can thank our Father for giving us knowledgeable scholars, like Dr. James Strong and his wife, who gave us the Concordance that is so necessary for those of us that are not fluent in the ancient languages.


     So, here we are in chapter 3 and it seems that we have transitioned from the subject being two different trees in the Garden to a snake that is now in the Garden. How do we explain that to a non-believer? By digging into the truth.


     Let’s go back to chapter 2 and verse 17…


     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. KJV


     We know that this tree refers to Satan but how did we get to that point? Are we really talking about a tree here? No, of course not.


     Tree_ OT:6086 `ets (ates); from OT:6095; a tree (from its firmness); hence, wood (plural sticks):


     It comes from the root word: OT:6095..


     Root Word_ OT:6095 `atsah (aw-tsaw'); a primitive root; properly, to fasten (or make firm), i.e. to close (the eyes):


     Let’s go one more reference:


     Root Word_ OT:6096 `atseh (aw-tseh'); from OT:6095; the spine (as giving firmness to the body):


     The word tree was used, not because it has bark on it or leaves on it, but because it has firmness to it. The following two references also make note of something being firm and the last one gets to the point. We’re talking about something with a spine, a central nervous system. Trees do not have a spine or a central nervous system.


     It’s not unusual for the human body to be described as a tree. The main part of the body is called the trunk; the arms and legs are called limbs. A person who has lived a hard life is said to have some hard bark on him.


     Even Bill Gates, one of two people that designed the Windows Operating System, referred to his directory structure as a directory tree. The act of deleting some directories is called pruning.


     So, don’t let this be strange to you. It was not a tree at all, the use of the word tree is simply symbology.


     “Well, does that mean that Satan has a backbone just like we do?”


     Well, we’re made in the image of Father and the angels, and cherubim are a type of angel and we have a backbone, so yes…a spiritual body, Satan’s’ body, has a backbone. Satan was that tree of the knowledge of good and evil.


     Let’s get into chapter 3…


     Genesis 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?


     Right from the outset, we’re going to find out who this serpent really is. Is it truly a snake? No, it’s not. Let’s go to Revelation..


     Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. KJV


     That nails it down pretty good, doesn’t it? The dragon, the serpent, the Devil are all different names for Satan. His name changes with each different role he will play in his efforts to deceive Fathers’ children. But even with that, let’s look at this word serpent and see what we can determine..


     Serpent_ OT:5175 nachash (naw-khawsh'); from OT:5172; a snake (from its hiss):


     Root Word_ OT:5172 nachash (naw-khash'); a primitive root; properly, to hiss, i.e. whisper a (magic) spell; generally, to prognosticate:


     Have you ever heard a snake whisper something to you?


     “Pssssst. Listen up, dude.”


     Let’s see if we can find another reference that will tell us that it was Satan in the Garden and not some tree. In Ezekiel, Father is talking about Satan…


     Ezekiel 28:13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.


     Ezekiel 28:14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. KJV


     He was one of two cherubim that covered the Mercy Seat, to protect it. This begs the question: WHO were they protecting the Mercy Seat FROM? All souls, including the cherubim, had free will in the world that was and that included Satan. It’s ironic that the one assigned to protect the Seat of our Father would rebel and try to take possession of it.


     All the spiritual beings in heaven, with the exception of the Zoon or Zoa, had free will. Any one of them could have made the same decision that Lucifer made but they didn’t. The Zoon are special creations for our Fathers’ use only. They protect His Throne.


     Throughout the Bible, as time progresses, Satan will take on many roles in his efforts to deceive Fathers’ children. We know already that he was a cherubim, his name in the first heaven/earth age was Lucifer, and here we have him in the role of a serpent.


     I have misplaced my notes on this but I believe that there are 35-40 different names that Satan goes by throughout the Bible.


     Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? Satan knew exactly what Father had said to Adam and Eve, but he was cunning and running a con and will soon cause mankind to commit the first sin. The fall of Lucifer in the age that was, was not a sin because Father had not specifically told him not to put a revolt together.


     Genesis 3:2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:


     Genesis 3:3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.


     In the literal sense of it, the word touch would mean to reach out and place your hand on something and if you think that Eve reached out and took an apple from Satan you are truly wrong. It’s sad to know that we teach our innocent little children a lie when they first encounter the Bible.


     “Well, little ones, Eve took an apple from that tree and both she and Adam ate of it.”


     Kids are pretty smart and wise for their age, and even with their limited knowledge, they can spot a lie in a New York minute.


     The word apple is only used 8 times throughout the Bible and it NEVER appears in the book of Genesis nor is it mentioned as being in the Garden. Five times it is used as a figure of speech, apple of my eye, and three times it refers to an actual apple tree.


     Now that we got that out of the way, let’s see what the word touch really means in the Hebrew language:


     Touch_ OT:5060 naga` (naw-gah'); a primitive root; properly, to touch, i.e. lay the hand upon (for any purpose; euphem., to lie with a woman); by implication, to reach (figuratively, to arrive, acquire); violently, to strike (punish, defeat, destroy, etc.):


     To lie with a woman. Some might think that this is supposition on my part but it’s a euphemism as far as Dr. Strong is concerned. You will notice the word euphem just before the expression. A euphemism is inserting a different word instead of using the correct word which might be embarrassing to some people. Too harsh or blunt for some people to hear in a public forum, as in a church. There is nothing embarrassing in touching a tree.


     How do we know for sure that we have used the right example for the word touch? Let’s go to the New Testament and read what St. Paul has to say on this subject:


     2nd Corinthians 11:11 Would to God ye could bear with me a little in my folly: and indeed bear with me.


     Paul is saying hold your horses for just a minute because what I’m about to say may seem strange to you but bear with me and I’ll show you what I’m talking about.


     2nd Corinthians 11:2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.


     Paul has engaged us to our Lord, through our belief and faith in our Lord, and as a bride to be, we should be spiritual virgins. We should not have spiritually gone to bed with someone else. Who would be that someone else? Satan.


     2nd Corinthians 11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.


     As the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty. What is this word beguiled?


     Beguiled_ NT:1818 exapatao (ex-ap-at-ah'-o); from NT:1537 and NT:538; to seduce wholly:


     From the root word  NT:538


     Root Word_ NT:538 apatao (ap-at-ah'-o); of uncertain derivation; to cheat, i.e. delude:


     What did Satan do to Eve? He deluded her and wholly seduced her. Not spiritually but physically. He had sexual intercourse with Eve.


     “Well, I never heard that taught before. Sounds like heresy to me.”


     Yes, I suppose that it would. You can believe the apple story but the truth you scoff at. Call someone a heretic when all you have to do is read it for yourself and if Father has given you the powers of deduction, of putting two and two together and getting four, then this should not be a big step for you.


     Your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. Once you understand what the Hebrew words are it should simplify your understanding of the Word of God. Have you ever been taught this in your church? Probably not. And if not, how can you possibly understand who the Kenites are or why Cain is not recorded in Adams’ genealogy?


     2nd Corinthians 11:4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus,


     Another Jesus would be an imposter, a fake. Who would be preaching that? False preachers and false religions.


     whom we have not preached,


     We didn’t ever tell you to believe in any Jesus other than the One that we taught you about. Paul is saying that he didn’t teach people that Eve had an apple in her hand, it was the traditions of men that did that.


     “Well, that’s on a child’s level, we shouldn’t teach our children about sex.”


     Quite so. Then remove the children from the room and teach this truth to the adults, because many, if not all, have been taught as a child that Eve bit into an apple. And since it’s not critical to the salvation of your soul, wait until the children get a little older to tell them the truth, but don’t teach about some apple in the first place.


     or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him. KJV


     Paul is saying that it seems that you, in your churches, LIKE to be deceived and told a lie.


     Genesis 3:4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:


     Some will tell you that Satan selected the woman, Eve, because she was the weaker of the two. Not so, and we will find that out in a minute. Most women that I’ve ever met and had respect for were stronger willed than myself.


     This death is a spiritual death of the soul. As marvelous as these flesh bodies are, Father designed them to wear out and wear out they will. I can attest to that. It’s our soul that matters to our Father. These flesh bodies are only a mode of convenience, a place for the soul and spirit to attach in this age and they allow us to move about while doing Father’s work.


     We’re sort of self-contained, within ourselves. We feed and clothe this body because it’s necessary to keep it alive. Father doesn’t like it when we do damage to this body because we may be interrupting His Plan by not allowing it to be available for His work.


     Satan didn’t choose Eve because she was weak; he chose her because he knew that she would be the beginning of the Hebrew race through which our Lord would eventually come. She had the right equipment to do that. Adam did not.


     Genesis 3:5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.


     Through deception, Satan will close your eyes to the truth, remember the definition of 'atseh?


     Not their physical eyes but the eyes of understanding. Now they know the difference between right and wrong. Now they know what sin is all about, because not only can your flesh and blood body not enter into the kingdom of heaven, your soul cannot enter either if it is covered with unrepentant sin.


     And here mankind has brought sin into the physical world by breaking a direct command from our Father.


     “Well, what about the sixth-day creation? Did they ever sin against the Father?”


     Of course they will, in due time. This commandment from our Father did not include the sixth-day man. They were living under the consciousness that there was a higher being and their sense of what is right and wrong kept them from destroying each other.


     In addition to that, most towns had an obelisk in the center of it and on it was inscribed the current laws under which people will live. They were called the code of Hammurabi. In many cases, the punishment for breaking one of those laws was more severe than the punishment that Father would require.


     Genesis 3:6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.


     A lot of people will tell you that Eve bit into that apple and then handed it to Adam and he took a bite. But it didn’t say that, did it? The fruit that Adam took was not the same as what Eve took.


     Remember that this is not a tree or a snake. What’s standing before Eve is a beautiful cherub who looked exactly like a human being, with the capabilities of impregnating a woman. We’ll learn more on that in chapter 6 when we get there. Let’s read the description of Satan given to us by our Father in Ezekiel again…


     Ezekiel 28:13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.


     Ezekiel 28:14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. KJV


     He was a sight to see. Do you remember that his name was also Lucifer back then? Let’s read Isaiah and see what Father says about him there…


     Isaiah 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!


     This is how Satan got put here on this earth. He was kicked out of heaven to tempt mankind. He lost his powerful position in heaven.


     Isaiah 14:13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:


     His pride and self-importance are what brought about his fall.


     Isaiah 14:14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.


     Had his takeover in heaven been successful he would have been like our Father for he would have destroyed Him.


     Isaiah 14:15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. KJV


     And this will be his destruction in Revelation when he is locked in the pit.


     And gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. Did Adam participate in this sexual act? No. His participation, in my mind, came from the fact that he didn’t try to stop Eve from doing what she was about to do. He was complicit by standing there and doing nothing.


     Let’s go to 1st Timothy….


     1st Timothy 2:13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.


     1st Timothy 2:14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.


     1st Timothy 2:15 Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety. KJV


     Why would Timothy mention childbearing if Eve had eaten an apple? She didn’t eat an apple, that’s why.


     Genesis 3:7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.


     They were conscious of themselves, whereas before they weren’t. Have you ever seen a child just beginning to walk and watch them as they run naked across the living room, not understanding that they were naked? Young and innocent. Children have to be taught that being naked is a bad thing. The things that we implant in our children’s’ minds.


     And they sewed fig leaves together. Had they been in an apple orchard they probably would have used leaves from an apple tree but in reality, they were in a fig grove.


     And made themselves aprons. Did they put a mask over their face and cover their mouth because they had eaten an apple? Nope. They covered up their private parts as an apron is worn around the waist.


     For Eve, the fig leaves covered up her womb which now contained the fertilized egg that would be born and given the name of Cain. I’ll prove that in just a moment.


     One other thing that you must not forget….did Adam and Eve have free will in making their decision to disobey Father or was it a predetermined act that they could not overcome because the birth of a Savior lay as the fundamental reason for Eve disobeying God? Your choice. I personally believe that it was a part of our Father’s overall Plan.


     How could He take a chance on two human beings NOT being deceived by Satan? He could not. There had to be certainty to His Motives. Satan himself knew of our Father’s Plan, that’s why he seduced Eve. No, I think the choice was out of Adam and Eve’s hands. This whole scene HAD to play out according to prearranged conditions.


     Genesis 3:8 And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden.


     Why did they hide themselves? Because the knowledge of doing wrong probably flooded their minds. After the act they knew immediately they had done something wrong.


     Genesis 3:9 And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?


     Father knew where they were.


     Genesis 3:10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.


     He knew that they had done wrong.


     Genesis 3:11 And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?


     Embarrassment in its highest form.


     Genesis 3:12 And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.


     ‘Ole Adam trying to pass the blame off to Eve.


     Genesis 3:13 And the Lord God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.


     Eve trying to pass the blame off to Satan but there you have it again from her mouth: Satan beguiled me! Let’s look at that word one more time:


     Beguiled_OT:5377 nasha' (naw-shaw'); a primitive root; to lead astray, i.e. (mentally) to delude, or (morally) to seduce:


     TO SEDUCE. You don’t seduce someone into eating an apple. You seduce someone in order to have sexual relations with them.


     Genesis 3:14 And the Lord God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:


     And dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life. Father gives us this description because it’s something that we can relate to. Nothing is lower than to be made to eat the dirt or dust. It’s an expression of total degradation. There’s an expression up in Pennsylvania, my birth state, that goes….eat dirt and die. It's something you say to someone you dislike very much.


     We all get a mental picture of a snake slithering across the ground, so close to the earth that he must ingest dust with every breath, but the true interpretation is that this is a sentence of death put upon Satan for the deception and subsequent actions of both him and Eve.


     We’ve all heard the expression…lower than a snake’s belly, and it is indeed a position of degradation, but mere words alone cannot express the anger that Father must feel at this time.


     Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.


     The word seed here does not refer to male sperm or female eggs but of the offspring or children produced from sexual copulation.


     Seed_OT:2233 zera` (zeh'-rah); from OT:2232; seed; figuratively, fruit, plant, sowing-time, posterity: KJV -  carnally, child, fruitful, seed (-time), sowingtime.


     Even in the King James it is used carnally. What would be the offspring or child produced by the involvement of Satan with Eve? It would be Cain. Does it ever say, directly and precisely to the point, that Cain was the son of Satan?


     No, it does not but there are so many references to that fact that Father expects us to use the brain He gave us and make good judgment calls. Just because this isn’t a traditional teaching of church systems does not mean that it’s not the truth. Far from it. It probably means that it IS the truth because these systems seem to make up their own dialogue about what’s true and what is not. Regardless of what the bible says.


     Enmity is too kind a word to use here. What does the Hebrew say?


     Enmity_ OT:342 'eybah (ay-baw'); from OT:340; hostility:


     Root Word_ OT:340 'ayab (aw-yab'); a primitive root; to hate (as one of an opposite tribe or party); hence to be hostile:


     The word means HATE. There has been hatred between Father and Satan since he decided to try and dethrone Him and take control of heaven and all that’s contained therein. Father pronounced the sentence of spiritual death on him and nothing he can do can change that. We can read of that in Revelation:


     Revelation 20:10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. KJV


     Bear in mind that the words day and night for ever and ever is a Hebraism and it means totally destroyed. How do we know that? Well, let’s see what eventually happens in the Lake of Fire:


     Revelation 20:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.


     The first death is the death of our physical body. The second death is the death of our soul and any soul that is cast into the Lake of Fire will die a spiritual death. To be remembered no more.


     And between thy seed and her seed. Who is Father talking to here? Satan. Of course, so when He uses the words thy seed, who it He talking about? Cain, of course, because seed means children and who are Cain’s children? The Kenites.


     And when He uses the words her seed, who is He talking about? Jesus Christ, of course.


     The hatred between our Father and Satan will continue with our Lord. Throughout Scripture, we will learn that Satan will do everything that he can to stop the birth of Jesus. But he will fail. The Savior will be born.


     It shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. Christ will bruise Satan’s head and Satan will bruise our Lords’ heel by having His feet nailed to the cross, the Kenites having excited the crowd to the point that Pilate could do nothing else but condemn Him to death, even though he felt that He was innocent. Even Pilate’s wife thought that Christ was innocent…


     Matthew 27:19 When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him. KJV


     Which is another part of our Father’s Plan. Jesus HAD to die for the sins of the world, He HAD to take on the sins of the world and He HAD to shed His blood and die to accomplish that. It was the very reason that Father sent His Son to us. This was decided by our Father long before this heaven/earth age began.


     Genesis 3:16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.


     A woman will experience great pain during child birth but being a human being and realizing how the female body is put together, would it not make sense that putting a 5-6-pound baby through that small orifice, would it not generate substantial pain? Yes, it would.


     But don’t lose sight of Father’s Plan. Forget the traditional teachings. Every soul that Father ever created will HAVE to come into this world through the womb of a woman, to decide individually, whom they would love more, Father or Satan.


     That’s the purpose of this life. You don’t have to climb a mountain in India and talk with a Guru to understand the meaning of life. I just gave it to you in the above paragraph. Father just gave it to us in this book called the Bible.


     Thy desire shall be to thy husband. It is this desire, this sexual longing, that MAKES us want to have children. It’s the very engine that moves life along from generation to generation, century after century.


     Genesis 3:17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;


     There are those that will say…


     ”We could have lived a perfect life in the Garden if Adam and Eve had not screwed things up. We wouldn’t have had to get a job or earn money or anything else. We could probably have watched football every day.”


     The Garden of Eden was never designed to hold the entire human race. Do you not remember the sixth-day creation? They’re out there, scattered around, trying to get enough food to sustain themselves, building a house to live in. Nothing had been promised to them at that time.


     The Garden of Eden was the birthplace of Adam and Eve, the two people through which the Son of God would be born, the beginning of the Hebrew race. Plain and simple. It was a special place for a special race, and no one, other than our Father, Satan, Adam, and Eve, would EVER place their foot within it.


     Seraphim with burning swords would keep everybody else from setting foot on that soil.


     Genesis 3:18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;


     You’re going to have to clear the land if you want to plant vegetables to eat.


     Genesis 3:19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.


     It’s going to be hot and tedious, hard work for everyone.


     For dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return. The sixth-day creation was created from the dirt. Adam and Eve were formed of the clay of the earth. And when this body dies and decomposes, the only thing that will be left will be the bones that are filled with calcium and natural teeth. It takes a long time for these to break down to their original composition.


     But when that body disappears into the dirt and ground from which it came, we are through with it. Father is not going to re-create that body and bring it back up out of the grave. It was old, diseased, decrepit, and worn out when it died, it was a chunk of flesh and blood, and it will never be seen again.


     Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: KJV


     This flesh and blood body will live and die only once. There is no reincarnation.


     And thank Father for that. What will take its place? A spiritual body that will never get sick or get cancer or break a bone or grow old and wrinkled. It is a body that will last forever unless Father is forced to destroy it by our own actions in this life. That’s the only thing that will render it useless.


     Genesis 3:20 And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.


     THE MOTHER OF ALL LIVING THROUGH JESUS CHRIST. Eve is NOT the mother of humanity. The human race began with the sixth-day creation, when all the various races were created.


     I just read this from Wikipedia:


     “In human genetics, the Mitochondrial Eve is the matrilineal most recent common ancestor (MRCA) of all currently living humans, i.e., the most recent woman from whom all living humans descend in an unbroken line purely through their mothers, .... “


     And there’s no mystery as to why they believe that, and we’ll find out what that reason is when we get to chapter 6.


     Genesis 3:21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed them.


     Now, did it say that Adam went out and killed a couple of goats, tanned their hides, and made clothing out of them? Nope, didn’t say that at all. It said that the Lord God MADE coats of skins and clothed them.


     Made_ OT:6213 `asah (aw-saw'); a primitive root; to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application (as follows):


     This word is in every verse that has to do with the creation days so make and create could be seen as having the same meaning. Although most scholars think that Father had Adam kill an animal and that He showed them how to make it appropriate to be worn as a garment.


     There is no way that either Adam or Eve could have conceived of this type of covering for their private parts, much less to kill an animal to achieve it. They had to be instructed on how to do it. We, therefore, have our first animal sacrifice, here in the Garden.


     Genesis 3:22 And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:


     I believe that this Tree of Life is exactly the same as the Tree of Life that will line both sides of the river that flows from the Throne during the eternity, as written in the book of Revelation. These trees producing twelve manner of fruit, a different one for each month…


     Revelation 22:2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. KJV


     Had they taken of that fruit in the Garden, reserved strictly for the spiritual body in the eternity, they would have experienced what pure happiness truly was and Father could not allow that to happen. Mankind had to be tested before they could enjoy eternal happiness and bliss.


     To further substantiate this belief, who is Father talking to when He said become as one of us? The host of heaven, of course, all of whom are in spiritual bodies, experiencing perfect happiness in the presence of our Father and Lord.


     Genesis 3:23 Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.


     To go out into the world and mingle with the sixth-day creation. To begin, with Eve, the formulation of the Hebrew peoples and although there would be many interactions with this sixth-day people, the bloodline would remain pure throughout the centuries until Mary was touched by the Holy Spirit.


     Genesis 3:24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life. KJV


     If Father needed someone to till the ground He certainly has one now and many more to follow for the rest of this age.


     If you don’t understand HOW you got here or WHY you were put here by now, you will never understand anything about the Bible except that “Jesus saves.” And yes, that in and of itself, is a passageway to heaven and the eternity, but there are still things that must be done, by us in this life, to preserve the truth of those two words.


     You can’t just say “I believe” and be locked into Father’s world at the end of this age.


     Chapter 4 is coming next. Don’t miss it.



_6 November 2018_