Pamphlet #6212 Genesis KC 4-2
Let "us" make mankind in "our" image, i.e. all the races of mankind except for one particular race.
We now come to the sixth day.
Sixth day living creatures brought forthGenesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.Genesis 1:24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
Genesis 1:25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
Sixth day man created
In the manuscripts it is not preceded by the definite article 'eth and so it does not refer to a specific person, i.e. the word adam means human being or mankind, and no gender is implied.
This is an extremely important point to understand in order that you may fully comprehend the events in the next few chapters.
If you have a Companion Bible it will document it for you.
And so God said, let "us" make mankind in "our" image.
"us" and "our"
back to Elohim, which is to say God
and the host of heaven, or God and the angels.
It does not say that man just looks like God, does it?
Keep that in mind as we continue.
I ask you now to draw upon that which has been discussed earlier.
Remember in the "world that then
was" that Satan rebelled and drew one third
of God's children away from Him (Rev 12).
God sentenced Satan to death at
that time, but rather than sentence everyone else,
He destroyed that earth age and instituted the plan of salvation, for this earth age.
He did not destroy His children.
Now I ask you, where did you come from?
Where were you before you entered your mother's womb?
You came from God.
You were with God, of course!
when your flesh dies, it gets buried six feet underground,
or cremated (ashes to ashes or dust to dust,
it doesn't matter, you're done with it!) and you "return" to Him.
This is simple. Ecclesiastes tells us what happens when we die, when the silver cord is severed:
Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern.
 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
After all, this death of the flesh is only a shadow of the real death; the death of your soul.
see the 23rd. Psalm
Do you also remember that we discussed
about how simple
and easy many scriptures and passages would be to explain if those who taught weren't
"willingly ignorant" of the "world that was" and the events that transpired there?
what we've just learned,
could you now explain how it is that God named the prophet Jeremiah
before he entered his mother's womb?
Of course, he was with Him. God knew him. He says so.
Can you understand how our Father could say He hated (which means to love less by comparison) Esau and loved Jacob, while they were still in their mother's belly (Rom 9:13)? Of course, He knew how disrespectful Esau was from before.Jeremiah 1:5
Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
And finally, can you now understand what the apostle Paul means in Ephesians 1:4 when he says that God's elect were chosen before the foundation of this world, meaning the "katabole" or "overthrow"?
Of course, they stood against Satan and earned the right to have God interfere in their lives and use them as He will.
Now, read Genesis 1:26 again paying particular attention
to us and our.
Can you now see that it is we, you and me,
who were with God when He made mankind. We are the host of heaven!
Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Our Father knows all of His children, the good and the rebellious.
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to understand it, the highest of all goals.
We pray that with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you accomplish both.
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