The American Wisdom Series

Presents #2223

We now come to the fifth and sixth and seventh days.
Mankind now with flesh and blood bodies.

Let us now continue with day five.

Five is the number of grace in Biblical numerics.

The earth is now ready to sustain life; the waters, the ground,
and the sun and moon are all prepared and in place.

Genesis 1:20  And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.

[21] And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

The Hebrew word translated "good" is towb, meaning "beautiful" and "precious".
[22] And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.

[23] And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.

We now come to the sixth day.

Sixth day living creatures brought forth

[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.

[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.

The wild kingdom is now ready to photograph for movies and documentaries.
Sixth day man created
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.
The Hebrew word translated "man" is adam.

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.

The words "us" and "our" refer 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 12:4).

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!

And 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:

Eccles. 12:6-7 
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.
In other words, when you die.
[7] 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
And so we return from "whence we cometh".

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?

Knowing 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.

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.
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.

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.

Our Father knows all of His children, the good and the rebellious.

So let's go back just before God creates mankind. To whom is He speaking?  He says, "Let us make man in our image", "after our likeness", to look just like us.

Now think hard.

Do you suppose that you look like yourself?

As you did before you were born in the flesh?

So let's go back just before God creates mankind.

To whom is He speaking?

He says, "Let us make man in our image", "after our likeness", to look just like us.

Now think hard.

Do you suppose that you look like yourself?

As you did before you were born in the flesh?

I'll bet you do!

Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
On the sixth day God created mankind, and the different races,  the ethnos.

And He created them male and female!

Was this before "'eth ha Adam" and his wife Eve were formed?

Yes it was!

This was the sixth day.

The man we call Adam was formed on the eighth day and we haven't gotten there yet.

So hang in there!

However, you now know the answer to a question that often puzzles ministers and even scholars,

"When Cain was sent forth into the land of Nod, it says he took a wife.

Where in the world did she come from?"

The answer is simple, she was of the sixth day creation.

[28] And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
One of the preliminary requirements for understanding the Bible is that we learn to read what is written, as it is written, and not assume that it must align or conform with "tradition", i.e. what we think it says.

Did you catch the word "replenish" when you read verse 28?

I know I missed it for many years and my mind read "plenish".

To replenish the earth is to populate it once again,
for it had been populated in the world that was.

Now that too makes sense!

Notice also, that God gave the sixth day man dominion over the fish of the sea,
the fowl of the air,  and the entire wild kingdom.

And so they became hunters and fishers.

However, conspicuously absent from this account is any mention of farming and/or tilling the ground.


We will find out when we get to chapter 2, our pamphlet #2225.

[29] And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

[30] And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.

All that which is necessary to sustain life has been provided by the Creator.

Is He good to us, or what?

[31] And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
Now that we are reading the scriptures much more closely than we used to, we notice that this creation of mankind, of the races,
was not just pronounced "good", it was pronounced "very good".

And so, we learn from God's Word that mankind did not evolve from organic slime pits,
nor did one precious race evolve from the other.

Our Father created them all, male and female, and loves them all very, very much.

After all, they are His children.

However, in this "politically correct" environment in which we now find common sense turned "tohu va bohu", you can be sure that God fits the liberal definitions of "racist" and "sexist", that is if you can find a liberal who admits that God is not dead.

We will soon see God resting for a day (How long would that be anyway?).

Then on the next day, the one following the seventh day,
which would be the eighth day,
we shall meet the great, great, great..... grandparents of Jesus Christ.

To study the 1st. 11 chapters of Genesis word for word: (live link to) All 11 chapters in one complete study

To study the Bible is the noblest of all pursuits; 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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