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The Book of Genesis Part One
by Roy Francois
4/04/2016 / Salvation
Could the Earth Be Millions of Years Old
God Tells the Newly Created Couple to "REPLENISH" the Earth!!!
For God to instruct them to replenish the earth would seem to indicate that the earth was once filled with people or some intelligent beings of some sort and there was once order in what had become chaotic:
Refill Restock Reload Replace
"Replenish the Earth!"
Before the earth was created, before even angels there was God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Everything else is of the created order. The angel, we know from scripture was created before the earth and man. They were there at the laying of the foundation of the earth. So creation had existed before the earth and man in the form of angels for them to be their when the Lord laid the foundation for the creation of the earth for its inhabitants. The bible does not go into great detail about how many years or even millions of years had elapsed between the time He created angels and the time He created the earth and man. We don't know how much time had elapsed between the time God created the earth and the time He placed the man there. But there is evidence in the opening verse of Genesis that something caused the earth to become a chaotic mass of darkness. God brought order out of chaos, now we know from the rest of the bible that all of God's works are perfect. So if the earth was a chaotic mass and covered in deep darkness, then something must have happened to cause it to be in that state. Would God create a chaotic world shrouded in darkness? The bible states that Satan is the author of chaos and confusion, since the earth was in that chaotic state when the Spirit of the Lord hovered above it, Lucifer must have played a role in it being in that chaotic state, since he is the father of chaos.
You probably guess that I don't agree with the traditional creationist view of the young earth theory [the earth being only six or seven thousand years old.] I do believe the recreated earth is probably only about seven thousand years old. Now I'm no evolutionist, I am most definitely a creationist but I do believe from taking a real close look at Genesis that God originally created a paradise like earth which fell into a chaotic state because of the sins of Lucifer [who later became Satan.] The time between the original creation and the time it fell into chaos may have been hundreds of thousands of years. Before man was created there were a whole lot of things happening in the universe, in fact the creation of man was probably the result of Lucifer's rebellion against God's right to rule his created universe. Mankind, created to replace Lucifer and the one third of the angels who fell, their post are vacant and is to be filled by the new creation, man! A creature created lower than the original inhabitants, this new creature would be tried and Baptist in the fires of a corrupt earth.
This new inferior creature would prove to all the on looking universe of angels that Lucifer and his angels are without excuse. The angels created in splendor and beauty, brilliant and powerful, they stood in the presence of God, guarded His Holiness, had no need of anything, yet they rebelled against His Love and Holiness. Now the man created from dust, whose beauty in comparison is like the difference between the sun and a fifty-watt light bulb, have never seen God the Father's face, this new creature who is born in iniquity and shaped in the sins of their parents never lived in paradise as the angels did, they face death daily and yet stayed true to the Lord where the perfect angels rebelled. Now Lucifer did not just up and decided that he would dethrone God, Lucifer was full of wisdom he stood in the presence of God. He knew there was no way he could dethrone God, his desire was to be like the Most High, he lust after the throne that Jesus occupied. There was war in heaven, if what I believe is true, then the earth was already in existence and indeed part of heaven when this war took place, that war that started in heaven continued on earth destroying the original earth.
Remember that during this war the faithful angels of the Lord imprisoned many of the angels of Satan. Now ask yourself, where is this prison that the rebels are locked away in? There's no doubt that that prison is in the heart of the earth! Those in prison in the heart of the earth are prisoners of war [POW's.] Now in order for there to be prisoners jailed in the heart of the earth before man was created, there must have been war [sin] in the earth before man was created. This war is what destroyed the original creation and caused the earth to become formless and a chaotic mass of darkness when the Spirit of the Lord hovered above the earth to recreate and prepare it for his new creation, man. God did not create this world as a chaotic mass, it fell into that state as the result of war the between the angels of Lucifer and the angels the Lord. That war in the earth never ended it continues to this day, a new combatant was just introduced, the man. Now after the earth was recreated for man the fallen angels were still imprisoned in the jail cells of the earth, the earth was theirs and now this new lowly creature made from dirt have invaded their domain. Ever thought about how Satan was already in the garden when God placed the man there? The man seems to have been a strategy on God's part to show the devil his true self. Who knows, maybe God would have forgiven Lucifer had he repented, but there was no repentance in Lucifer. Not only does Lucifer corrupt the original creation he now corrupts the new creation!
Having failed at occupying the throne of Christ and having been imprisoned in the earth Lucifer now hatches a plan to be lord over the new creation, man and especially that woman! Now at some point Lucifer must have witness the man and woman having sex or making love. Even though Lucifer was created as a sexless being, in his now fallen state there is no limit to what he might be capable of. Now in the garden Lucifer approaches the woman, not the man, surely Lucifer notice the beauty of this new creature and how she and the man found delight in each other arms and the ecstasy of the sexual experience. Lucifer being a spiritual sexless being had no way of truly experiencing what these creatures were experiencing without a physical body, so began the lust to experiencing sex and the need to inhabit a physical body. Let's try to clear some things up, Jesus said that the angel of heaven does not have sex, that' important to remember. Now all angels are not in heaven, some angels are in the prisons of the earth, they are fallen angels, but still angels and are sexual being once they inhabit a physical body. Whatever the demonically possessed person experiences so does the demon, so on some level that angel is having a sexual experience, but this is not an angel of heaven.
There seems to be another order of angels that are not of heaven, this other order of angel seems to be closely similar to man in genetic make-up. The bible clearly teaches of a group of angels who left their rightful abode and came to earth and mated with the daughters of men. Not only did these beings have sexual relations with the women of the earth they even produced offspring's. [Genesis 6:1] So there is scripture evidence of beings of another world having sexual relations with people of the earth, but not the angels of heaven. You see why Lucifer and his angels lust after a physical body, and would fulfill their sexual lust either by inhabiting an earthling or like the demons that inhabit the air, [flying saucers, the fiery flying unholy seraphim from the root of the snake] kidnap people and do DNA testing on them trying to create their own physical man that they can inhabit at will. This sexual lust of Lucifer and his angels is just another reason for them control mankind, the lust to be worshiped plus the lust for sex is the power that drives devils.
Angels were created to serve and love the Lord period! We do know from scripture that the angels were created before man because they were there when the Lord laid the foundation of the earth. What we are not so sure about is how much time had elapsed between the original creation of the physical universe and that of man. If the recreated earth is only six or seven thousands years old, then the original earth before Lucifer' rebellion could be millions of years old. Before the rebellion and war in heaven the earth was part of heaven, all creation was heavenly because there was no sin in the universe. Everything created was in it's perfect state including earth, it is only after the war in heaven and Lucifer and his angels were kicked out of heaven down to this earth that the earth became separated from heaven and became the home of Lucifer and his angels and hell. Now this war and the separation of the bad angels [earthly angels] from the good angels [heavenly angels] all took place before man was created, by the time the man was created this world had already been through a devastating war with heaven, and most of its most vicious citizen imprisoned in the earth, their home before the man was created.
When God placed the man in the earth He picked a section of the earth and planted a garden there and called it paradise. That part of the earth that became paradise was the garden and not the whole earth. How could the whole earth be called paradise when most of its original citizens are imprisoned in the jail cells of this earth? Paradise would have no jail cells! When God prepared a section of the earth for man Lucifer was right there as an observant, he was already in the earth before the man. This was his home, the place where he took his stand against the Lord before the man was created. Man may be the result of this war between heaven and hell. From the very beginning God placed the man right in the middle of the combat zone. God could have put an angel in place with a fiery sword to protect the man and woman form Lucifer, but He didn't! The man was put in the middle of the war as a warrior for Christ and the armies of heaven. To Lucifer this newly created being [the man] is an invader; remember this earth with all of its jail cell and chambers of horrors [hell] was still Lucifer's home. Now this newly created inferior being would prove to the on looking angels and the entire universe that Lucifer and his angels are without excuse.
"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 see, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth." [Gen 1:28]
It's very important that we understand the opening verses of scripture in order that we not move forward in error, many good Christians tries to force the young earth theory, but it just doesn't fit with scripture. In their attempt to counter the evolutionist, afraid that if they admit that the world could be millions of years old it would play into the hands of the evolutionist who claim that it took millions of years for the world to evolve to its present state. Now I would like to make clear here and now that I believe that from the time that God gave the couple the order to multiply and replenish the earth may be around six-thousand years ago. But the matter that makes-up the earth, that part that was a chaotic mass when the Spirit of God moved upon it to reform and renew it to be replenished by its new inhabitances could be millions of years old. I believe that the problem comes in connecting the events of verse one and verse two as an event that happened at the same instant, I believe that verse one is perfectly placed before anything as a statement that no matter what one's interpretation after this point, it was God who created everything.
"In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth" [Gen 1:1]
There's no way that I can see to connect verses one and two as one continuous event, to prove the point let's take a look at the Book of Job and we'll see that creation was in existence before the earth was recreated:
"Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? Declare, if thou hast understanding. Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest. Or who hath stretched the line upon it? Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? Or who laid the corner stone thereof; when the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?" [Job 38:4-7]
As is clearly evident here, the created order didn't start with man or the newly recreated earth, but there were created beings at the laying of the foundation of the earth, these created beings are called morning stars and sons of God, they were here even before the earth was recreated. It is very important to understand this because it is here where the creationist is out played by the evolutionist. All beings other than the divine family "Father Son and Holy Spirit" are of the created order. All morning stars and sons of God are created beings, all except the only begotten Son of God, Jesus the Christ! So creation [sons of God] shouted for joy even before the laying of the foundation of the earth, even before the Spirit of God hovered above the chaotic mass below and said let there be light, seeing as how this is the first act in laying the foundation of the recreation of the earth. So before earth was recreated, before there was any light reaching this earth, there was creation singing the praises to the Lord of creation. Now you tell me how you can connect verses one and two as one event, there must be some separation between the two, could it even be millions of years between the two? Here's verse two:
"And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters." [Gen 1:2]
Read verse two again, it states that God's Spirit moved upon the waters, it doesn't state that God's Spirit was creating the earth at this time, but bringing order out of chaos, bringing order to something that fell into disorder. Mathew Henry, a well-respected bible commentator made this observation:
"The earth, it seems, was in being before but it was of no use, because it was under water. Thus many of God's gifts are received in vain, because they are buried and make them do appear, and they become serviceable. We who, to this day, enjoy the benefit of the dry land [though, since this, it was once deluged, and dried again] must own ourselves tenants to, and dependents upon, that God whose hands formed the dry land." [Mathew Henry]
It should be obvious that verse two is not describing the creation of the universe, but the recreation of this world, a world that had fallen into sin and was destroyed by deluge just as in the time of Noah. Just as the Lord told Noah sons to go and replenish the earth, he told the first coupler to do the same thing. We know why God told Noah sons to go and replenish the earth, because the pervious occupants had so corrupted the earth that they had to be destroyed; go and replenish the earth! Now if there were no earth before God said let there be light, there was no one here to inhabit a world that didn't exist, how could God tell the couple to go and replenish the earth? Who know how many years the earth sat in that deluge before God recreated it? It may have been millions of years! But the same matter that made up that world is the same matter that makes up this earth, it's like this earth was just lifted up out of the waters. We humans like to think that we are the center of everything, but there were many things happening before we came along, in fact, we are last creation of the created order. Who know how many millions of years' creation and the mater that make up physical creation existed before man was created, who is actually a late comer on the scene of the physical creation? Could the matter that make up the world actually be millions of years old? I believe this to be the case, and yet nothing evolved from a lower to a higher state no matter how many millions of years old it might be. God made man in the image of his creator from the day of his creation.
I believe the reason the sons of God shouted for joy at the laying of the foundation of the earth is because the earth was originally a paradise created for many of them with Lucifer as their spiritual leader and governor of earth, his home before man. Many try to counter this by saying that Lucifer could not have been in the earth because he was the cherub at the Throne of God, a heavenly being. But let's see just what Lucifer himself had to say about his location:
"How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exult my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the Most High." [Isa 14:12-14]
Where is it that Lucifer was cut down to, it wasn't same far off star system in the heavenly realm, he was cut down to the ground, the earth. This seem to imply that at some point Lucifer could travel beyond the earth and among the stars, he could even leave this planet and ascend into heaven itself. But at some point he was no longer allow to travel among the stars, but was cut down to the ground, the earth or our solar system. Lucifer said "I will ascend into heaven" if Lucifer was already in heaven, why would he have to ascend? Now Lucifer describes the route he would take on his ascension:
"I will ascend above the heights of the clouds" he's looking from earth to heaven, in his ascension into the Third Heaven, his intended destination, he must first ascend beyond the first heaven, and atmosphere and clouds surrounding the earth. The passage is through the clouds, the route he has always taken in the past, he sees no problem in making this trip he's made so many times before when summoned by the Lord. He's ascending! He must now ascend further, he must ascend into and beyond the second heaven "I will exult my throne above the stars of God" now Lucifer ascends into and beyond the second heaven, all the stars of the worlds of the physical creation, this is no problem for the mighty Lucifer who has ascended here many times before, he has now place his throne above all created order. Up to this point Lucifer has no problem ascending, at this point Lucifer has not been cut down to the ground yet, his home the earth. He must be feeling good his plan seems to be coming together without any problem, in fact, it's all routine, he's travel this path so many times before when summoned by the Lord.
So Lucifer continues his ascension into the mount of the congregation, it is here where Lucifer's ascension comes to an end! I kind of feel that Lucifer was allowed to make his journey up to that point giving him time to repent, but there was no repenting for Lucifer, he has made his bed in hell! At this point war broke out in heaven, I believe this all happened before the creation of man, this war in heaven, which earth was a part of because before this point there was no sin in the universe, all was heavenly. This war was between Lucifer's home, the earth and heaven which caused the destruction of the original paradise earth and caused it to sit in a watery grave for maybe millions of years before the Spirit of God again moved upon the face of the waters and said "Let there be light" yes, I believe it's possible that the first earth could have sit in that watery grave for many years, even millions of years. Remember, this had become a world that had no sun for it to revolve around which is how time is measured in a world of time as have come to understand. Who knows how time is measured in a world with no sun, what we call millions of years of time could be only moments with the Lord or no time at all for a timeless being. I believe the world could be what we call millions of years old and Lucifer and his rebel fallen angels were locked down in deep darkness incarcerated in this watery prison for their sins against heaven all this time.
Even to this very day many of Lucifer's most vicious warriors are still lockdown in deep darkness deep in the earth that has been lifted out of the waters. It seems the world has seen more than one watery grave. I believe there is much evidence that the world is much older than six or seven thousand year, but I believe the newly recreated earth is probably about that old. I do believe that in the new creation each day was an actual 24-hour period, so I'm not attempting to alter the word of God, but to try to better understand what I read in sacred scripture. Why was the evil Lucifer in the Garden of Eden, committing the very terrible sin of accursing the creator of being a liar and deceiver unless there was sin in the earth even before the man or woman sinned? If there was no sin in the world before the man sinned, there would have been no temptation to sin. Man introduced sin into the world of man, but it was Lucifer who introduced sin into this world probably before the man was created. Now let's take a look at another verse of scripture to see if we can get an even better understanding of Lucifer's sinful world before man's entrance into it:
"Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, yea, hath God said, ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, we may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, ye shall not surely die: for God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as the gods, knowing good and evil." [Gen 3:1-5]
Here we can clearly see that there was sin in the earth even before the man sinned, how could the world be without sin when the very definition of sin is in the earth, and not just in the earth, but in the Garden of Eden? The very father of sin, the father of the lie, is right there in Eden calling his creator a liar and deceiver? Something very sinful must have happened in this earth even before the man was created and placed there by God! It seems that this earth was a prison for Satan, Lucifer, even before the man was created. So if as I believe that the earth was once part of heaven and the home of Lucifer, the place where Lucifer planned to make his ascension into heaven from, and failed and was imprisoned, and that prison was sunken into the abyss, it would explain why Lucifer was in the Garden sinning even before the man sinned. He was here all along in his prison cell under the abyss, his fallen world being lifted up out of the abyss so that dry land would appear, and God remake the earth and ready it for its new inhabitances who would replace Lucifer and the one third of angels who abandon their holy post.
Many seems to believe that this war in heaven takes place at the end of time in the Book of Revelation, but the war has already taken place and many POW's are right now imprisoned in hell. So for them to be captured and imprisoned, the war must have already taken place. If not there are no prisoners in a prison called HELL! In that case hell is empty and there are no POWs because there has been no war. But hell is not empty because there was war in heaven that sunk Lucifer's world to the bottom of the blackness of the abyss where he and his angels are imprisoned to this very day, his prison is in the earth. How terrible it must be for one to be cut down to the ground who once travel beyond the stars to the Third Heaven, at the very Throne of God. Imagine that, once traveling among the innumerable stars and worlds and can now only fly around the first heaven, the atmosphere of the earth. That's some serious imprisonment!! Lucifer may have been in this prison for millions of years under the sea and now above sea but still imprisoned in the earth. I don't argue with the unbeliever about the age of the earth because I'm in agreement with them on this issue, this sometimes throw them off because they have been robbed of one of their major talking points they love to use to make the Christian appear ignorant. I can give them their millions of years of earth time and still debunk their theory of evolution because it doesn't make sense, knowing what science know today, they themselves proves evolution to be a lie.
BACK TO SCRIPTURE
As we look closer at Genesis 1 there is "the earth was formless and void."
This word "was" is very important in this study of the recreation of the earth. The word "was" is translated from the Hebrew word hayah, can be translated as was, but in many cases it is translated as become or became:
"And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the man became [hayah] a living being." [Gen 2:7
"But his father refused and said, "I know, my son, I know. He shall become [hayah] a people, and he also shall be great; but truly his younger brother shall be greater than he, and his descendants shall become [hayah] a multitude of nations." [Genesis 48:19]
"Now a river went out of Eden to water the garden, and from there it parted and became (hayah) four river heads." [Genesis 2:10]
"And I will remember my covenant which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; the waters shall never again become (hayah) a flood to destroy all flesh." Genesis 9:15"
Then the LORD God said,
"Behold, the man has become (hayah) like one Of us, to know good and evil. And now, lest they put out his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever" Genesis 3:22
"Since Abraham shall surely become (hayah) a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?" [Genesis 18:18]
"But his wife looked back behind him, and she became (hayah) a pillar of salt." Genesis 19:26
"But indeed she is truly my sister. She is the daughter of my father, but not the daughter of my mother; and she became (hayah) my wife." [Genesis 20:12]
"Then Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent; and he took Rebekah and she became (hayah) his wife, and he loved her. So Isaac was comforted after his mother's death." Genesis 24:67
"I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies and of all the truth which You have shown Your servant; for I crossed over this Jordan with my staff, and now I have become (hayah) two companies." Genesis 32:10
"So God was with the lad; and he grew and dwelt in the wilderness, and became (hayah) an archer." Genesis 21:20
"Then Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent; and he took Rebekah and she became (hayah) his wife, and he loved her. So Isaac was comforted after his mother's death." Genesis 24:67
"Then we will give our daughters to you, and we will take your daughters to us; and we will dwell with you, and we will become (hayah) one people. Genesis 34:16
"Come therefore, let us now kill him and cast him into some pit; and we shall say, 'Some wild beast has devoured him.' We shall see what will become (hayah) of his dreams!" Genesis 37:20
"Then Joseph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh; for every man of the Egyptians sold his field, because the famine was severe upon them. So the land became (hayah) Pharaoh's." Genesis 47:20
"And Joseph made it a law over the land of Egypt to this day, that Pharaoh should have one-fifth, except for the land of the priests only, which did not become (hayah) Pharaoh's." Genesis 47:26
These are all examples of the Hebrew word [hayah] being translated became or become is found in the opening book of the bible, Genesis. There are many more examples of this word hayah being translated to become or became throughout the bible. When we come across a verse of scripture that is hard to understand we need to look to other verse to help clear up the one that's hard to understand. Example: The way hayah is translated in Genesis 1 would lead one to believe that the God whose works are perfect would create a world in chaos, a world engulfed in darkness, a world that came from the perfect hand of God as a chaotic ball of confusion! We know that all of God's works are perfect:
"As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the Lord is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him." [Psalms 18:30]
How would a world created with jail cells [hell] built into its interior to hold vicious demons who are out to destroy God's creation be called a perfect work? The original created universe, including the earth was perfect when it first came from the hand of the perfect God. Before the creation of man and the rebellion of Lucifer this earth and all of creation was perfect. This original earth had no jail cells because there was no crime in paradise. Somewhere between the creation of the perfect earth and the time it became a dark chaotic mass of confusion a terrible war had marred God's perfectly created earth.
So Genesis 1 properly translated would read:
"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth, now the earth had become without form and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over face of the waters." [Gen 1:1-2]
Now it begins to make sense since we know that God created the earth perfect and it fell into chaos even before man was created. Remember, when God recreated the earth and prepared it for mankind He took a section in the east and planted a garden there, that part of the earth was called paradise, not the entire earth! How could the whole earth be called paradise when Satan was already in the earth? When God drove them out of paradise [Garden of Eden] they would have just left the garden and entered another section of paradise, but that did not happen, they enter an earth that was full of hell and demons, paradise was guarded by an angel so that they would never enter paradise again until led there by the seed of the woman [Jesus Christ.] Now let's make one thing clear, whether one believe in the young earth or old earth theory has nothing to do with salvation, it has to do with us trying to understand the infinite with a finite mind. The only thing that matters when it comes to salvation is the blood of Christ! I do believe that this earth could be millions of years old, yet I believe God created it whole and complete and no need to evolve from a lower state to a higher one, nor do I believe man evolved but was created as man in God's image from the day of his creation.
Proof that there was sin in the earth before Adam; Many Christian claims that it is through Adam that sin entered the world; this is just another miss-reading of scripture. Sin entered this world even before Adam was created; the creation of Adam seems to be the result of that sin in the earth before Adam was in the earth. If the whole earth was paradise and there is no sin in paradise, how do we account for Satan in the Garden of Eden before Adam sinned? Satan who is the very definition of sin itself is in the garden calling God a liar! So if there was no sin in the world before Adam sinned how could the evil Lucifer be there in the earth and yet the world is without sin? This world was full of sin before Adam was created! If the earth was without sin, it would be without Satan.
Man Immortal or Mortal [Gen 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." [Gen 1:26-28]
In this, the six day of creation, is the crowning act of creation, the creation of man in the image of God, it is here in Genesis where the question is answered; is man immortal? Many claim that Gen 1: 26-28 proves that man was created immortal, once coming into being the human can never die. The main argument is even though the physical body is made from the clay of the earth, his spirit lives forever because God breath into nostrils the breath of life. They try to give the impression of God kneeling and breathing mouth to mouth into the man's being, since it's the very breath of God coming directly from his being that make whatever he breads his breath into is eternal. In part I agree that whoever is indwelled by the spirit of God is immortal here and now, that is as long a man is connected to the source of life he is immortal, but once disconnected from his source the man or woman is no longer immortal but is dead while they live. The lie of Lucifer:
" ye shall not surely die: for God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as the gods, knowing good and evil." [Gen 3:5]
This lie of Lucifer has the entire pagan world deceived and believing they are divine and immortal, and now just about the entire Christian Church has been captured by this lie of Lucifer. Even the false doctrine of everlasting torment [not a bible doctrine] teaches the immortality of the soul. Lucifer says God is lying when he says man can and will die if he continues in unrepentance. Someone is surely lying here, Lucifer says the Lord is lying and the Lord says Lucifer, the father of the lie is the one who's lying. When one agrees with Lucifer and claim that man is immortal and can never lie, he or she is in agreement with Satan that God is a liar. It is right here in this verse of scripture where the controversy is and the cause of man's fall. It is here in the beginning where you decide who's the liar and who's voice you intend to follow; you can't follow both when each refers to the other as a liar on this most important issue. This is what it's all about, who's the liar here, you decide, are you naturally immortal and can never die or you are not immortal and will cease to exist apart from God. When you say you are immortal you place yourself in the seat of God as God and prove that your soul has been invaded by the spirit of Lucifer who says "you will not surely die and God is a liar!" who's voice is it you're following?
Do you see just how important this decision is that you are to make in the very first book of the bible? Your eternal destiny hinges' on who you decide the liar is, is it Lucifer or the Lord? This should be the easiest decision for any follower of Christ to make, there is no doubt as to who is the liar here. The very day that Adam ate the forbidden fruit [listening to the lies of Lucifer] his life renewing mechanism malfunctioned and from that day he began to waste away. You know the life renewing mechanism I'm talking about; the one that's got the scientist so confused, the one that states the body constantly regenerates itself. They can't figure it out, why people die when the body renews if self, with this process functioning properly people should be immortal. The proof is right there in his DAN, the man was designed to live forever, there is also proof that something when terribly wrong with his life renewing system; he died, when it is written there on his DNA code the he should live forever. What happen to his life renewing system? It was destroyed by the lie; "you shall not surely die." God's warning to Adam:
"In the day thou eat of this tree [listen to the lies of Lucifer] you shall surely die" [Jesus]
Adam being in a state of innocents probably had no idea of what death is because at this point there was no death, so the Lord went on to explain to Adam what he [Adam] was and what death is so there would be no misunderstanding of what awaits him if he fails to obey the Lord:
"And unto Adam he said, because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and has eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to the; and thou shall eat the herb of the field; in the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return." [Gen 3:17-20]
God leaves no doubt as to just what Adam [man] really is, he is dust!! He is dust and will return to the original dust he was before his creation, that's God's definition of death. In God's definition of death there is no eternal torment, there is no eternal life in hell with Satan! If God intended to torment the man throughout all eternality without a single moments rest, surely God would have warned the man that his body would burn throughout eternality. I would think this would be worse than returning to the dust and not existing than to be tormented throughout all eternality without a moment's relief. With such a terrible punishment as this awaiting the man, surely the Lord would have warned the man of this faith that is worse than death! God's definition of death is at the end the person will be taken out of existence and cease to exist. Lucifer's definition is that there is no death, you simple go to hell and live there eternally, though tormented forever, but still not dead. Yes' this is the lie that started it all, the liar and father of the lie calling God a liar and man agreeing with Satan that God is a liar. "You shall not surely die" the lie! [Lucifer.]
In Genesis chapter one we found that the creation of the earth was not the beginning of creation because there were already created beings [angels] witnessing the creation of the earth. The laying of the foundation of the earth and the recreation of the earth are two separate events, but the angels [created beings] were there at both. In this we find that the earth could possibly be millions of years old, but the recreated earth could be around six or seven thousand years old and man is a mortal being the will cease to exist if he continues in unrepentant sin. Yes, the true Christian is immortal, but only as long as he stays connected to the source of life; Jesus the Christ!
"The soul that sinneth shall die." [the Lord]
Not only is the newly created being of clay [man] inferior to the angels he is also mortal and subject to death and non-existence. Here is where the entire Christian world has followed the doctrine of the god of Rome, the pope. The Christian world now believes that the soul of man is immortal and will spend eternality in hell in constant torment always conscience of this torment and never losing a moment of consciousness; never actually dying, just living on throughout eternally, immortally! "You shall not surely die!" [Lucifer aka Satan] God knowing all, instructed the man on what would become of him when he breaks the law of life. The Lord informs the man that he would return to his previous state of non-existence, a painless state of non-being, both physical and spiritual death. Now the physical temple [the body] and the spiritual doesn't die at the same time, but both can experience death.
There are two possible deaths here, one is the death of the body and the other is the death of the spirit that animates and gives life to the physical body. "Blessed are he who find himself in the first resurrection, on him the second death holds no power." In this first group, only the physical body has died, not the spirit, this is the first death everyone must face, there's no other way to exit this world. For all, physical death is a birth into another world, a world where many are illegally entering every day through their involvement in Lucifer's game of Godhood [the occult] apart from God. The forbidden fruit! At death all enters this world of spirit or are born into this world of great spiritual deception, in this spirit world there are rulers and governors just as we have here in this world, and just like in this world, not all beings in the spirit world are law abiding citizens no matter the position or office they hold. This spirit world is just as corrupt as our physical world; it is filled with lying beings of light [Satan keeps transforming himself into a being of light] Many in this life recognize these evil beings of light for what they are, liars! Many others believe them to be their Gods and creators.
This is the spirit world that all must enter at the moment of death, the first death! All are conscience in this first death because the second death has not yet destroyed the spirit or soul that animated the physical body that just died. So all are still conscience after the first death, this is what the new-agers and the entire occult world in general are deceived in. They mistakenly believe through the deception of Lucifer that this is their permanent state of existence after death. Even many Christian seems to forget that the bible speaks of death after death; the second death that kills the soul. [the soul that sinneth shall die!] Now I'm not saying that there is no torment in the first death or that there is no such thing as hell, hell exist and it is full of the sound of the tormented. But also in this spirit world we find ourselves in after the first death, there are paradise like conditions. Same world but different conditions, just as in this world some live in palaces and dine on the best this life has to offer while others sleep outside in the cold, where one man can sit on ten billion dollars in the bank while another hard working person have to really struggle to keep bread on the table for the family, and only God know just where their billions come from or how many people were robbed of a proper day's pay for a day's work. But in the first death all are exposed, upon awaking in this spirit world of the first death, one look at one's spirit body at this point tells the newly deceased that they have already been found guilty or innocent, found worthy of eternal life or eternal death, the lost will have smelly disfigured bodies [just like in the Zombies movies they so loved] while those who are the recipients of eternal life will have glorified bodies; heavenly bodies.
This is the world of the first death, a world where the lost torment each other, in this prison called hell the tormentors are fellow inmates Just as in the physical prisons of this world, it is the inmates themselves who make prison life hell on earth. In the world of the first death there will be many demons who thought they were Christians, many preachers who miss-led their congregation by twisting the word of God to make it more sin friendly. Preacher who tell their congregation that we are not to warn the sinner that his or her homosexual lifestyle is not just an alternate lifestyle, and those Christians that warns them of the destruction of this lifestyle that God condemns actually hates them. These preachers are leading many souls to hell just to keep the collection baskets full to finance their glorious lifestyle, but in the end the very soul who they led to a prison called hell will be there to greet them when they enter their new world ever ready to spew venom and rip them apart for lying and leading them to destruction. This is the kingdom of the lost in the first death.
It is important that we get a good understanding of the opening book of the bible [GENESIS] because it is here where the major deceptions that deceiveth the entire inhabited earth got its beginning. It is the statement of Genesis 3:4 "And the serpent said to the woman, you shall not surely die." And to this very day the Christian Church has preached this same false gospel, that "you will not surely die" but spent eternality living in the Kingdom of Hell! This "you shall not surely die" because you have become like the god's, this doctrine of devils has led many to exult their throne above the stars of God, but instead found themselves in the sides of the pit, cut down to hell all because they believe the serpent's words; you are a god! It's important that we get a good understanding of just what Lucifer was offering when he offered the man his version of Godhood. Lucifer's version of Godhood dethrones God in the life of the individual and places the man in the seat of Christ. To attempt to dethrone God is an act of treason, the unforgettable sin. In essence the person tells the creator step aside because he is now in command, give me that scepter I now rule in my life, I already have eternal life, I am immortal, what need do I have of you with all your strict rules?
Because of not taking the time to really get a good understanding of Genesis3:4 many are having sexual intercourse with demons of hell, many have outright sold their souls to Lucifer who they have placed in the seat of God as their god. All this because, like Adam they found the offer appealing, to sit in the seat of God; the highest treason! It is in the kingdom of the first death that all is revealed, one look at their spiritual body that know that something is not right, even if it were true that they are immortal, who would want to live forever in this stinking rotten body? So in claiming immortally, stop to consider just what it is you are claiming to be; the "Great I am!" there is no greater sin than this! "The soul that sinneth shall die" [Jesus the Christ]
The appeal of the offer is great; to become God! To become ruler, to do what I please when it pleases me, to make love to any woman I desire, to accumulate as much wealth as I desire by any means necessary, and give account to no one. The appeal is Great! Lucifer offered the Lord all the kingdoms of the earth if he would just bow down and do an act of worship before him, and of course Jesus refused the offer. Lucifer's offers have great appeal, and the greatest of all gifts to man, he offers to man the gift of eternal life apart from God. That is the love affair between the man and the serpent, each places the other in the seat of God as God. It is important that we get a clear understanding of these two major verses of scripture of the Book of Genesis because it is here many of the major deceptions of the end-times is exposed: "you shall surely die" or "you shall not surely die" to exult my throne above the stars of God or not to, to commit high treason or not to! Is it worth it? Much is made clear in the Book of Genesis!
So we see from the start, it's all about immortality and who's offer of immortality is immortality or fatality, who's word can be trusted, how do I see the evidence of who's word is true so that there's no doubt as to who is God? Well so far Genesis has cleared up some very important points to get us started on a firm foundation. The one major point that Genesis has cleared up what is sin. Sin is dethroning God, placing one's self in the seat of God as God.
ADAM WHERE ARE YOU
From his reaction to the Lord's question, "where are you" Adam leaves no doubt as to who's voice he believed; "ye shall not surely die" the voice of Lucifer. The Lord is telling Adam to look at himself, look, see where you are. You once loved the sound of my voice, but now you run and hide where we use to walk together in love. "Adam where are you? Adam how could you hide from me, haven't I shown only love toward you? Adam, don't you know that you are dead separated from me? Adam your new god has caused your death! First the first time Adam experiences the fear of death. The lion that use to be his companion is now ever ready to devoir him, now Adam knows for sure that there is a change in creation, but it doesn't look good for him, he's made a bad deal with the devil. For the first time Adam witness's death, whereas Adam needed no covering before because he was cover by the glory of God, he now stands naked and defenseless before his captor and must be covered before he's totally destroyed. So Adam must suffer the first death because his body is now defective and must be destroyed or renewed.
The place of protection for the fallen man is in the blood of the Lamb of God, so I would imagine that the first death in the garden would be that of a lamb signifying the only possible solution to the man's problem, the Lamb of God that taketh away the sins of the world. Innocent blood must now be shewed to provide protection for a defenseless mortal against a mighty powerful evil spirit being out for his total destruction:
"Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD GOD make coats of skins, and clothed them." [Gen 3:21]
The Decent into Hell and the Danger of the Second Death.
Lucifer has made a great promise to the man; "you shall be as the gods!" It is this attempt ascent into godhood that causes their descent into the sides of the pit, to the most infamous prison there is; HELL! Remember, this whole act of becoming God is an act of high treason. Lucifer doesn't just make the offer and you just verbally accept, there are rituals to be performed, there are unholy alliances to be made with hell and in the end either knowingly or unknowingly place one's self in the seat of God. In the end God will be denounced directly or indirectly, but in order to reach the temporary godhood that Lucifer promise, one must claim the ladder of success in the kingdom of hell. The first thing Lucifer know he must do is to get the man to ignore the voice of God and listen and obey his voice only. This is a must for Lucifer to deceive the entire inhabited earth as the word of God says will happen, and is happening. So the first order of business is to establish a line of communication between the man and gods he is to become like. "Ye shall be as the gods!" so there must be communication with the gods and it must appear to be heavenly. What's more heavenly in the created order than light?
Light would be the medium through which Lucifer would counterfeit the voice of God, remember, it was Adam listening and obeying the wrong voice, and it's by the same means he captures the entire inhabited earth. Men loves signs and wonders, just show me a sign and I'll believe, this weakness in man Lucifer know of very well. Jesus said an adulterous generation is always seeking a sign, it is in this constant sign seeking where Lucifer captures the soul. The one sign that men loves to see is light, so any god that appears to the man and claim to be God must appear as some form of light. That's the next step, to get the light medium up and running, so:
"Satan keeps transforming himself into a being of light"
So Satan [Lucifer] is the medium by which the lie is spread abroad, you are divine and shall surely not die because you are God. Before Lucifer acts on the man he feels just like any other man, with no special great spiritual powers. But then Satan appears to the man as a being of light and claims to be Christ, the person believes him because he is made of light. Now the person doesn't question this being because this being is too glorious not to be God. Now it's at this point that the person must determine if the being of light is God or the other voice. But how does the person determine which is it? It's simple, because the one thing that this being of light will do is to convince you that you are divine and immortal and can never die. This is the constant message from this evil being of light, check out just about all occult site and you will notice that the one main theme is that man is an immortal being; "you will not surely die!" that is not the voice of God. That's Lucifer's war strategy, to get you to believe yourself to be divine, to sit in the seat of God as God, committing the most terrible sin of high treason.
Lucifer now has his deceptive game of godhood apart from God up and running well, but there just one problem, the new convert doesn't much feel like a god, the delusion must be complete, he must be given godlike powers to make the delusion complete. Now comes the part where the person is pulled down into the abyss and becomes a true captive of hell. The first gift of Lucifer many times is a feeling of wellbeing, a feeling of oneness with the universe. This feeling is real, I have experienced it myself when I was in the occult, it is the counterfeit to the Holy Spirit. It's a spiritual drug, a temporary fix and like physical drug addiction, it's only hides the real problem and once removed, once coming down off the drug, the problem is worst. This feeling of wellbeing is the motivator that propels the person into the higher realms of the deep things of Satan and their total renouncing of the God of Heaven and their marriage to hell and it started with believing the lie "you shall not surely die."
A god can't go around feeling worried about anything so the new convert must be made to feel divine, to be at one with everything, to be lord of all, to be feel and be immortal! The illusion of "you shall not surely die" is so very powerful. I remember when I felt this sense of power through my dealings in the occult, I had come to the point where I thought I could travel among the stars of God communicate with them as one of them; very dangerous! But the delusion of "for you shall be as the gods" is devastatingly powerful, just think about it, to be God; that's powerful! That is at the root of everything, man's desire to sit in the seat of God as God. God offers to man son ship and God as Father ruler of all, man subject to the rule of the Father in the Father's house. Lucifer offer to show the man a way around having to be subject to the Father's rules and laws. There's only one way, God must be dethroned, there is no other way! This dethroning of God in one's life is a process that may take some time, but if the person continues down this path at some point the person commits the unforgivable sin of blaspheme, the unforgivable sin of higher treason; total rebellion against God.
The quest for immortality has driven man into the arms of some very strange gods and it all started with Lucifer calling God a liar and man believing that lie. This is at the root of everything, the hook, the descent into the sides of the pit, into hell! So the question must be answered in the very beginning, in Genesis, what voice do you believe? Are you mortal or immortal, human or divine? Angel or man?
After given the man the false feeling of wellbeing [counterfeit holy spirit] the man must now feel that if he is as the gods he must now walk among them, not some time in the future, but here and now. God's way is too slow, he must have it here and now. The man must get to know the other gods, he must walk among them, he must communicate with them to feel as one of them. "ye shall be as the gods!" Usually the person is religious to begin with and the one thing religion is most concerned with is light. The introduction of the man to the evils gods maybe in a dream, there are many levels of the dream world, the man may have a very lucid dream of meeting a beautiful being that he felt nothing but love radiating from. This being seems to be made of light, this being of light claims to be God or one of the many gods. He's here to inform the man that he [the man] is by nature God, and that Jesus was just one of the many Sons of God, that he and the man has been companions in many lifetimes [immortality].
The man wakes from the dream believing he has been in communion with a god, he sits and talked with a god face to face as an equal, the man is now convinced that he is as the gods. This being of light didn't show up in the man's dream just to convince him that he is one of the gods, but to slander the Highest God. This is a process that can lead to the man committing blaspheme, the unforgivable sin of high treason, but the foundation has been laid, the man has taken the first step in dethroning God in his life. After his meeting with the being of light the man begins to have physic experiences, the man may begin to hear the voice of the being of light even in his waken state, he now feels he truly walks among the gods. Lucifer will send the man a lying vision of a previous life in which the man a was king of some great kingdom thousands of years ago. The pride in this man is truly growing with every new experience, at this point [through occult activity] the man has allowed himself to be possessed by the same evil spirit that possessed the Popes of Rome, the Caesars of Rome, the Pharaohs of Egypt and the Nephilim and all who claim to be divine, the spirit of Lucifer!
"In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return." [Genesis 3:19]
I grew up in a very religious family, a religion of Spiritism and because of that up-bringing I was caught-up in the occult. I have many occult experiences that only led me deeper and deeper into the deep things of Satan. One of my addictions to the occult was the UFO phenomenal and spirit contact which is forbidden in the word of God. Playing around with deceiving spirits, that includes UFO's will lead to the soul's destruction, that is why I'm publishing this article as a warning to those who have not gotten involved in the truly deep things of Satan to stay clear! I was headed for Hell!
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