PERFECTION – Chapter 3 – Then Came Man(kind)

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Chapter 3

 THEN CAME MAN (kind)

The Bible clearly states that God, created all there is that is seen. There is a lot of speculation and conjecture and some good reasoning as to why God created all things, but there are no definitive statements in the Bible as to WHY God created the heavens and the earth in the first place.  But, according to the Bible, He did create all things, seen and unseen. And, if that weren’t enough, God also created humans, or, as the Bible puts it, in Genesis 1:26, “Then God said, “Let Us make mankind in Our image, according to Our likeness.”

THE MAJOR EVENT

This is a major event. The seminal event in all creation. God is making a creature He calls ‘mankind’ in His, (Their), own image and according to Their likeness.

Before we get to the creation of mankind, we see that God begins to set things in a specific order and to give them function and purpose in preparation for His Masterpiece work: the arrival of mankind; “and let them, (mankind), rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the livestock and over all the earth, and over every crawling thing that crawls on the earth.”

AN ODD THING

In the midst of His creation work, an odd thing occurs.  This is an event, an occurrence in the creation of mankind, which is completely overlooked by the vast majority, if not all, Bible teachers. This is a bit technical, but please pay particular attention, as this is a game-changer.

Genesis 1, Verse 27. So, God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.”

The wording of this verse, as it was written in the original Hebrew language, would be aligned as such:

Verse 27. “So created God, man in His own image, in the image of God, He created him, male and female, He created them.”

So created = bara’ = to shape, create, a formative process, to make fat.

 God = Elohim = God; very great, mighty; Plural of ‘elowahh; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used in the plural. Signifying, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.

 man = adam = from ‘adam’; man, mankind. ruddy i.e. A human being (an individual or the species, mankind.

 In Him own image = tselem = an image; a mere, empty, image, semblance; image, vain show, from an unused root meaning to shade; a phantom, i.e., an illusion, a resemblance; hence, a representative figure, especially an idol, an image, a vain shew, of dubious character.

In the image = tselem = an image; a mere, empty, image, semblance; image, vain show, from an unused root meaning to shade; a phantom, i.e., an illusion, a resemblance; hence, a representative figure, especially an idol, an image, a vain shew, of dubious character.

 Of God = Elohim = God; very great, mighty; Plural of ‘elowahh; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used in the plural. Signifying, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit

 created = bara’ = to shape, create, a formative process, to make fat.

 Male = zakar = A male

 Female = naqab = female, from the sexual form.

Genesis 1, Verse 27 , with transliteration says, “So, God, very great and mighty, the plural of ‘elowahh, specifically used in the plural, signifying that this is God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, created, shaped through a formative process to make fat, man, that is, mankind. ruddy i.e., a human being, an individual of the species of mankind, in His own image, in the image an image; a mere, empty, image, semblance; image, vain show, from an unused root meaning to shade; a phantom, i.e., an illusion, a resemblance; hence, a representative figure, especially an idol, an image, a vain shew, of dubious character, yet of God, having potential of being very great, mighty, and consisting as a plural in the ordinary sense, He created him, shaped, created, through a formative process, to make fat; male and female He created them.”

What we see:

      1. God, used in plural, representing God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, created, shaped and formed mankind.
      2. God created mankind ‘in His Own image’ but, as a mere image of Himself; a vain show, just a shadow of the Original; an image, in icon, a phantom pattern, an illusion, a mere resemblance; a being of dubious nature.  (God has deliberately made man and woman with a flaw, destined them to fail.)

PLEASE NOTE: This cannot be overemphasized. This is crucial to understanding the rest of creation, ‘the fall’, sin, death, redemption the coming of Christ and, ultimately, End of the Age, the destruction and the heavens and the earth and the making of a new heaven and a new earth.

Verse 28. God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” Verse 29. Then God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you; Verse 30, and to every animal of the earth and to every bird of the sky and to everything that moves on the earth which has life, I have given every green plant for food”; and it was so. Verse 31. And God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.”  Genesis, chapter two, verses one through three, record the completion of creation.

ITS NOT SWAMP GOO

Then, beginning in verse four, the Bible recounts God’s creation of man and woman in great detail. A careful study reveals some startling facts. Read with me:

Genesis 2, Verse 7, says, Then the LORD God formed the man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the man became a living person.” 

Let’s look at the words in this verse in the language of the Bible, which is Hebrew. (Please be patient and deliberate, here.)

The wording of this verse, written in Hebrew, would be aligned as such:

And formed Yahweh God man (from) the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and became the man a being living.”

Now, let’s add the Hebrew translations to these words to clarify their meaning (you can browse this if you like, because I will reassemble all this with its meaning and significance):

And formed = yatsar = earthen, fashion, form, frame, maker, potter, purpose; Through the squeezing into shape; to mould into a form; especially as a potter; figuratively, to determine.

 Yahweh = Jehovah, the Lord, = hayah = (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God — Jehovah, the Lord.

 God = Elohim = God; very great, mighty; Plural of ‘elowahh; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used in the plural. Signifying, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.

man = adam = From ‘adam; ruddy; a human being, an individual or the species, mankind + hypocrite, + common sort, + low man, of mean, of low degree; a person.

 (from) the dust = aphar = dust (as powdered or gray); hence, clay, earth, mud — ashes, dust, earth, ground, mortar, powder, rubbish.

 of the ground = ‘adam = soil (from its general redness) — country, earth, ground, husband, husbandry, land.

 and breathed = naphach = blow, breath, give up, cause to lose life, seething, snuff;

 into his nostrils = anaph = a nostril, nose, face, anger; from the rapid breathing in passion, ire, angry.

 the breath = nasham; a puff, angry or vital breath, divine inspiration, intellect. blast, that breaths, inspiration, soul, spirit

 of life = chayah = alive; hence, raw flesh; alive, with appetite, of a wild beast, lively.

 and became = hayah = to fall out, come to pass, become, be.

 the man = adam = from ‘adam’; man, mankind. ruddy i.e. A human being (an individual or the species, mankind.

 a being = nephesh = from naphash; properly, a breathing creature.

 Living = chay = from chayah; alive; living; hence, raw (flesh).

Genesis 2, Verse 7, with transliteration, says, “Then the LORD Jehovah, the Self-Existent, Eternal God, formed, fashion, and framed, as maker and potter, with purpose, through the squeezing into shape the man, a ruddy a human being, into an individual or the species, mankind, a hypocrite, a common sort, a low man, of mean and of low degree, a person, of dust, ashes, earth, mortar, powder and rubbish from the ground soil, from its general redness, as husbandry-land, and breathed breath, giving up part of Himself, causing Himself to lose life, as seething, and snuffing into nostrils, and the face, by rapid breathing, in passion, ire, and anger,

the breath, by an angry puff of vital breath, of divine inspiration and intellect, blasts of breaths of inspiration, soul and spirit, of life, hence, raw flesh came alive, with the appetites of a wild beast, lively; and the man, ruddy a human being, an individual of the species, mankind,

became a breathing creature a living person, alive, living, hence, raw flesh.”

What we see:

      1. God, has always existed and He is eternal.
      2. He is the creator of life.
      3. He creates with purpose and on purpose.
      4. This creation has all the imagery of childbirth: ruddy, squeezed, passionate, violent, painful, raw and costly.
      5. A being of passion with a wild nature and base appetites is created. Mankind is created with flaws, destined to fail, condemned to death and separation of God.

The reasonable thing to do, here, would be to follow the sequence of events which follow: The fall of mankind, the pronouncement of the curse, their banishment from the Garden of Eden, their separation from God and the events that follow. But, all of that is recorded in the Bible for you to read. This is an overview of those events with the purpose of discovering how we got to where we are now, how this ends and what we are to do in response to these “Latter Days” leading to “The Last Days” and  the “End This Age”.

NEXT:  Chapter 4 – THE POINT SEQUENTIAL – RELEVANTMANIFEST GROUNDWORK FOR THE CONCLUSION OF THE AGE.

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