Adam and Eve


Greetings to All,

Let us go first to Psalms 8.


[3] When I consider thy heavens, the work [works] of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained [established];
[4] What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the {{{son of man}}}, that thou visitest him?

When this title "the son of man" when used of Christ, always has the article; this verse is without the article.
"son of man" here denotes dominion of the earth. See the following verses. Now if God visited him [Adam] then perhaps he was not formed of the dust in the literal sense...

[5] For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.
[6] Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:
[7] All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field;
[8] The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.
[9] O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!

It appears the earth was filled with Nations of men before the story of Adam in the garden. Whether man is right or wrong on this... studies do show civilizations older than 6,000 years. The Adam story is similar to the Noah story. Adam was taken from and placed into the Garden of Eden... Noah was taken from and placed into an Ark for a duration of time.

We see reference to man as trees and as dust throughout the OT. And even in the NT man is known by their fruit and the trees are mentioned.

[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.

Notice that we are of the earth and being gathered into the body of Christ we become newly formed. Prior to that we were not non-existant. "For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus" (Eph. 2:10). So it is highly possible here that one man [Adam] was taken of the dust [men] of the ground [earth] and God breathed into his nostrils the same as Christ breathed on His apostles. Adam was now given that "Life" that Spirit and was now placed in the garden as a king or priest over the people and all things as we saw above. Perhaps even a mediator between God and men but on the earth. There has to be similar tones between the first Adam and the last Adam [Christ]. Or... Christ would not be called the "last Adam". Just because there is a "first" Adam doesn't mean the world was not filled with man-kind.

[45] And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.

Let us look at David's words:

[25] My soul cleaveth unto the dust: quicken thou me according to thy word.

What we see in the garden is exactly what God did with "Adam".

Adam could not find a suitable mate because of his raised condition. So the Lord provided. One who is of his flesh and his bone [his condition?]. The "deep sleep" is most interesting. The Lord provided Adam with a mate... even though the Lord Himself should of been sufficient for all Adam's needs. Let us look at the "deep sleep" verses.

[21] And the LORD God caused a {{{deep sleep}}} to fall upon Adam and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;

[10] For the LORD hath poured out upon you the spirit of {{{deep sleep}}}, and hath closed your eyes:

Perhaps, Adam's eyes were closed because he did participate in eating of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil when the Lord commanded that he should not. (Gen. 2:17).

The "help meet" it is written: "It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him" (Gen. 2:18). And what does the Lord do? "And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see..."(Gen. 2:19). And what does it say about Adam: "but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him". (Gen. 2:20). Adam was not satisfied with the Lord's type of "help meet" given. Adam was looking for something else... not them that he was over as a king over a kingdom but one who was out of him like a child comes forth from a woman.

[12] And when the sun was going down, a {{{deep sleep}}} fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him.

What greater horror is there to be cast out of the garden of Eden and death be made alive to thee and all her seed until her Seed brought again life to all men who believed. God is sufficient for all your needs... and if you trust not... then see what happens.

And as far as the "serpent" God says:

[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 he has been devouring man-kind since that day. But man is not devoured until he does not believe God's Word. And all men saw death except of course for the exceptions like Elijah. But God Who can do anything... allowed death to have dominion over the flesh and not over anything else. For the only One Who can destroy the soul is God. And killing body man can do and Satan can kill the body by the tool of disbelief... but God is the only One Who can destroy both soul and body.

[28] And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear Him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

And God says to Adam:

[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.

We do not have a daily account of Adam during his nearly 1000 years being on the earth... so this could very well be a time of probation... similar to the time the children in Exodus, who were for 40 years in the desert [wilderness] or with Christ 40 days in the wilderness. After God spoke above, He did not immediately cast them out of the garden. So it appears there was a time Adam remained in the garden and then returned to the world "out of it was thou taken". For God returned him from where he was taken. Some finalize this as death and the grave... but Adam lived for many years afterwards.

And in 1 Cor. 15 we read: The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly." (1 Cor. 15:46-48). So Adam being breathed into him the breath of life and becoming what one may call a heavenly man was returned to the earthly man status. "dust shalt thou return".

And here we see what God says:

[16] And I will make thy seed {{{as the dust of the earth}}}: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.

I believe it is possible that Adam was one of the dust raised up by the breath of life.

[27] And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, {{{which am but dust}}} and ashes:

And here my friends is a most interesting verse: ... keeping in mind man is dust.

[17] And the priest shall take holy water in an earthen vessel; {{{and of the dust that is in the floor of the tabernacle the priest shall take, and put it into the water}}}:

I see the holy water (as the Holy Spirit) in an earthen vessel (as the Christ)... and men (the dust of the earth) will be placed in that water, that Holy Spirit... in Christ.

More Scripture verses pertaining to the "dust".

[10] Who can count {{{the dust of Jacob}}}

And then one is exalted out of the dust... and this is what I see the Adam story is all about.

[2] Forasmuch as {{{I exalted thee out of the dust}}}, and made thee prince over my people Israel; and thou hast walked in the way of Jeroboam, and hast made my people Israel to sin, to provoke me to anger with their sins;

The perishing man does turn back to the things of the world.... and his condition can be said turned again unto dust.... all that is flesh and is not of God will indeed perish.

[15] All flesh shall perish together, and {{{man shall turn again unto dust.}}}

[4] And thou shalt be brought down, and shalt speak out of the ground, and thy speech shall be low out of the dust, and thy voice shall be, as of one that hath a familiar spirit, out of the ground, and thy speech shall whisper out of the dust.
[5] Moreover {{{the multitude of thy strangers shall be like small dust}}}, and {{{the multitude of the terrible ones shall be as chaff}}} that passeth away: yea, it shall be at an instant suddenly ...

"And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground" (Gen. 2:7). Is "dust" literal /not literal???

God Bless,