Genesis 1:24-31 Day 6 Part 1 Prophecy of Man

(Ver 1.1) We have arrived at the last day of creation, the last day of God’s work to create our current world system.  We again see the law of Genesis being restated in the creation of the animals and the rest of the creatures that inhabit the earth.  Everything on the earth produces after its own kind.  Squirrels produce only squirrels, mice produce only mice, horses produce only horses, cattle produce only cattle, etc.  It is very interesting to note that everything is completely created before man arrives.  God has provided everything that man would have need of and there was nothing lacking.  No there were no cities, houses, cars or roads, not even any computers or internet but God provided every raw material necessary for man to create all of these.  It is also interesting to note that God created man to be an inverntor and a creator.  Man does not create on the level of God, but we create, music, art, machines, tools, on and on.   I’m sure God gave many these ideas for these great inventions and creations and maybe even helped them build them.  But creating stuff is in man and no other creature possesses this feature to man’s creative degree.  I’ve never seen a monkey paint a Mona Lisa. 

 We can see that God created everything that man would have need of physically, but spiritually would be another question.  I don’t know how preachers can teach poverty and self sacrifice.  It seems religious minded people have a tendency to look at a mother Theresa and think she is some kind of saint because she owns nothing.  I personally think that is slap in the face of God who created everything for his creation to enjoy, to possess and to use.  If God had not intended for man to have any of it, why would He have went to so much trouble of putting it here in the first place.  If you have children and your two year old wants to play with a knife would you put it on the table and say leave that alone it’s not for you.  Any two year old will forget quickly whatever they are told and pick that knife up and do whatever they want to with it.  In order to keep somebody from having something that is harmful the best things to do is not to put it any where within their reach in the first place.  So obviously God is smarter than parents if He thought wealth and riches were not good for His children because it would hurt them, the would He have put them here anyway?  Do you see how idiotic people’s opinions can get?  No you see in Revelation that heaven is paved with streets of Gold.  That sounds like wealth to an extreme.  It doesn’t sound like God thinks that wealth is harmful does it?  Oh well let’s move on to another subject.   Let’s skip down to verse 27 and look at the creation of man.

Gen 1:27  So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

I firmly believe that starting in verse 27 that the creation of man is a prophetic event signifying or prophesying the coming into maturity of the new creation of those in the church or those called the body of Christ.  Man was the last part of the process of creation and if you want to get technical, woman was the actual last work of God’s creation process.  Man was created and came into being at the end of the 6th day of creation.  I believe that as the Bible says, that in the last days knowledge will increase and I believe that men and women in the church will again start to resemble their creator.  Reading verse 27 we see the explicit statement that God created man in his image.  What exactly does that mean to you?  To me that means if you looked at Adam and Eve you would immediately think they look like God.  Did you ever notice red headed parents normally produce children with red hair.  Looking at the red headed children you can say they were made in the image of their parents.  You immediately identify one from the other.  You can look at one child and recognize the source or origin.  That is what I believe God is prophesying about his church, we will finally be able to see a Christian and say wow! he looks like Jesus.  God’s family resemblance should be there for all to see.  There are several scriptures that I could include here but search your KJV Bible for words like “perfect”.  This word is a little bit misleading because it means “mature”, “complete”, “fully grown”.  There are several verses in the New Testament that ask us to wait for this perfect man to come and I believe the time is now.

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About agapegeek

Using the Bible to understand the Bible! Advanced Bible study for mature Chrisitians who want to grow.

Posted on October 25, 2009, in Bible Study, Chapter 1, Genesis and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Did God intend us to fall? Because He put that tree in the garden? Was partaking of that disobedience or not?

    • God gave man one commandment and intended him to obey it. However, in His infinite foreknowledge knew that man could not and had a plan of salvation before He created the man. What a great a merciful creator God we have. God Bless you.

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