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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Eternity’s Past – Part 1

Eternity, Before Adam and Eve – Part 1

I have a lot on my mind that I really want to get put down here. I am hoping I can keep some sort of structure here, but somehow I doubt that will happen. There is a chance I will be all over the place, because I am such a random person.

Even if I am all over the place, I hope this is interesting enough to hold your attention for a few minutes. To me, this is one of the most interesting topics to study! I can’t get enough of it.

So let’s get started!

Eternity = The Dateless Past


Before Adam & Eve.

Wow, imagine that! How much time was before Adam & Eve?

We can’t measure eternity, right? But what we do know are some details. So let’s discuss some details. Grab your bible & open to Genesis 1:1.

Genesis 1:1 - “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” This first verse refers to prior acts of God in some period of time in eternity’s past.  NOT the 6 days of creation. The following verses refer to the earth under the flood (Lucifer's Flood) and judgment (judgment being ‘without form, void, darkness’). Then after that the earth is restored to a second habitable state as before the curse of vs.. 2.

Job 38:4-7 makes it clear that the heavens were created first – how else could the stars have rejoiced when the earth was created? Another verse on this dateless past of eternity before the 6 days of creation - Proverbs 8:22-23.

Now here are some interesting facts: 2 very important words that make all the difference in the world!

Hebrew word “bara = to CREATE (for the first time out of nothing) - to bring into being (Hebrews 11:3). This word is used 7 times in Genesis 1-2. All other places the words “made” and “make” are used, showing that God’s 6 days of work was reconstructive work.

  • In Genesis 1:1 – the universe is brought into existence
  • In Genesis 1:21 – sea creatures are created
  • In Genesis 1:27 – man is created.

The word “bara” is used for the introduction of 3 great things:

  • the world of matter
  • natural life (all living creatures) 
  • spiritual life represented by man

Hebrew word “asah” = made, make, to make out of already existing material. It is the opposite of “bara” (to create).

Asah” occurs 2633 times in scripture and it is translated:

  • “make” or “made” 653 times
  • “do” 1333 times
  • “wrought” 52 times
  • “execute” 48 times
  • “prepare” 37 times
  • “work” 29 times
  • and various other ways

So when scripture says “in six days the Lord made the heaven and earth” it is referring to their restoration after Lucifer’s flood (after the curse of Gen. 1:2) and not to their original creation in the beginning (eternity).

Now, another very important word!

Let” is used 14 times in Genesis chpt. 1 and 1497 times in the rest of the bible.

This word is expressing “permission” and “purpose” in connection with already existing things. The light, firmament, waters, earth, darkness and all other things mentioned here were already in existence. The purpose of their existence had been annulled because of sin in Lucifer’s time. {Jer. 4:23-26, 2 Pet. 3:5-7} God simply commands these things to function properly again {as they did all through Lucifer’s time} according to their purpose. In the restoration to perfection, God merely speaks commands. He commands the sun to give light again {Gen. 1:3}. In Gen. 1:4, He commands the sun, moon and stars to divide the day and night forever {w/out a daily command}.

In the creation of beasts and man, their bodies were formed but their life was created. Man was a work of God, not of molecules and monkeys. Big difference in these two words!

Another couple of interesting facts:

In Gen. 1:28 God commanded Adam to “replenish” the earth. REplenish! Fill it AGAIN! This proves that the earth had been filled before this. God gave the same command to Noah after the second universal flood in Gen. 9:1.

In Genesis 1:2 – the word ‘was’ is from the verb ‘to become’, not the verb ‘to be’, which shows that the earth became waste & empty since it’s original creation in the beginning.

This sums up Part 1 of “Eternity – Before Adam and Eve”. This is the part about the creation. In Part 2 I want to discuss Lucifer’s flood in detail. Hopefully I can get this out tomorrow!

So please come back to read Part 2 :)

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