Part 2 of In the Beginning, Created in the Image of God shows us Scripture surrounding the creation of the physical man in the Book of Genesis.
Creation of the physical man
Genesis 2:7-9; 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. And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. And out of the ground made the Lord to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
Here we find the physical man, the flesh man, formed from the dust of the ground is created as the earth was created without form and void, in darkness. This man of dust was not able to move or understand anything but then God breathed into him the breath of life. Did Adam gasp when he took his very first breath, in the very same manner a new born baby struggles, gasps and cries with their very first breath, when they enter into this world? Was mankind created alive with the Spirit of God?
Both the Earth and Adam, in and of itself, both were without form and void, without light. God through the Holy Spirit gave me an understanding about the importance of the Light. This Light was completely different from the physical light of the sun, moon and stars. What was this Light? How important is this Light? Could it be the difference between life and death?
Genesis 2:15-17; And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the Garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
How could Adam be able to distinguish between good and evil if he was created with a mind of flesh, of dust the same as the earth, without form and void, in darkness? Like the Earth, Adam needed the Spirit of God, hovering, moving within him.
Genesis 1:26-28; 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. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. 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.
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