This book finally answers some of the biblical mysteries sought after from the inception of Christianity.
. I believe with my whole heart that God has revealed some things to me that have not been taught to me quite like he has allowed me to see them in my studies and I will do my very best to share them with you exactly as they have been given to me.
I ask that you follow me as we search the scriptures and ask the Holy Spirit of truth to reveal those things that he wants you to know about God and his perfect plan for your life.
If there are things that might be difficult for you to agree with that is ok, continue in Christ Jesus and God bless you. The truth is some of the things that I will discuss in this book is to shine a light on some of the mysteries that you may have wondered about but are not always necessary to continue in salvation; however could be crucial in victorious living.
I have been a Christian since I was a preteen however, raised in the church since birth. I asked God for the truth of every biblical teaching approximately six or seven years ago and through countless hours of study and revelatory insight, I began to see things that were previously veiled to my understanding. I count it a privileged. God did not give me everything all at once but gave me pieces to the puzzle when he felt that I was ready for them. I would gain illumination at various times and many, completely out of order from the last illumination that I had received however, a much needed puzzle piece that would allow me to continue to get answers to some of my many questions. I have studied the bible in the Greek and Hebrew for clarity. I have notebooks everywhere from moments when I needed to write down something in order to be accurate of what was revealed at the specific moment. What I have written in the book will be found within the bible but might cause one to dig deeper to check my accuracy. I seek that exact response.
Man is made up of four distinct characters yet he is one being. In order to master the very best of who man is one needs to break down each aspect of the created mankind and seperate the also ego (flesh) and continue to run the race. Likeness is phase two of Gods creation plan and the introduction to the visible man who is male and female before God put Adam to sleep and created Eve. If you want the answes to some of the Bibles mysteries then you will find them inside. God bless you.
Accuracy or Defeat
When talking about likeness we need to establish a few things, the definition of likeness
1) Resemblance (seen)
2) Portrait (seen)
3) An imitative appearance (seen)
Notice that all of the definitions of likeness denote visible attributes but imagination does not have visible attributes unless it is for lack of a better word or example, graven as used biblically for made visible.
God has already taken care of the first part of his plan concerning the creation of mankind in his image. Now just as he stated in the scriptures “let us make man in our image, after our likeness” The Hebrew word for after means kind or species, now he is about to carry out the part of his plan called after and form the likeness. Now when we think of God we know that he is a spirit and in the physical man there are limitations, examples: we only have two hands two feet etc…. at the same time we know that God has no bounds so how are we after his likeness.
Let us think of our five senses. We know that God sees he hears he smells, he tastes and we always refer to God and his hands moving, touching and reaching. These attributes make us like God in some of our abilities. God walked with Adam in the garden, and our praise is a sweet smelling savor. If you are lukewarm, he will spew thee out of his mouth. God designed us just as he imagined and we are a visible representation of Gods attributes. Our physical properties are extensions of these attributes. Furthermore, we are more like God in our physical properties and less limited when we are one in mindset (Gods imagination) and work together with one another like those at the tower of Babel working as one unit, However being motivated with the right intentions of course.
Notice that just as the plants that God created had not yet grown, we too had not yet grown so to speak or been made visible until Genesis 2:6. There went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground. Verse 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.
Now the likeness part of Gods plan is complete. The form that God has created from the dust of the ground is complete and is Gods Glory (kabod – abundance, honor, and splendor, and wealth, bosom) now that man has been created in Gods image and formed after his likeness, we need to be careful to observe the following events for further understanding of Gods plan. First notice in Genesis 2:8 and the Lord God planted a garden eastward of Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. We must stop here because a crucial event is taking place here; let us go back to Genesis 2:5 the last part of the paragraph says, “For the Lord God had not caused it to rain upon the earth and there was not a man to till the ground”. Here is where we see that man was formed to till the ground not a serious revelation right, well take note of following verses Genesis 2:8 and the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. Genesis 2:15. “And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the Garden of Eden to dress and keep it.
Just a few verses earlier did not we see that man was formed to till the ground? So why does God take him out of his intended element, away from his intended purpose (to till the ground) put him in a garden to dress and keep it?
Before we go any, further let us get a couple of definitions, first we will see what it means to till. To cultivate land for the raising of crops to cultivate, one definition is to prepare or work on land in order to raise crops. Another definition is to promote or improve the growth of (plant, crop etc.) by labor and attention. So to till is hard work, to cultivate is labor-intensive work. Now to dress means to trim, ornament, adorn and to keep, to keep is to maintain, to hold or to have the use of for a period of time, to cause to continue in a given position, state, course or action. This does not sound as labor intensive. One more interesting note about this is in Young’s literal translation Genesis 2:15 and Jehovah God taketh the man, and causeth him to rest in the Garden of Eden to serve and keep. Is rest labor intensive? In young’s literal translation, the word serve is used for both till and dress. So by the scriptures coupling dress it and keep it as it references events concerning the garden and by using the words caused man to rest in the garden, This denotes that his assignment was less labor intensive in the garden as opposed to tilling the ground. Right about now you might need to breath, if so take this time to gather your thoughts reflect and move on when you have grasped this concept, if you think it is complicated to understand you should try explaining it.
So what have we established, we have established that man was formed to till the ground yet he finds himself in the garden to dress and keep it, how can man fulfill his destiny to till the ground if he is in a virtually self-sufficient garden? Could this mean that God only wanted man in the garden to set a few things in motion? I say yes and intend to show you why.