Adam & Eve In The Garden
The Death of the Soul
I am holding to Genesis 2:7 as my foundation scripture to build on my understanding of the soul and the resurrection.
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 (person, creature, being). KJV
body + breath = the soul
Yahweh told Adam and Eve if they ate of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, they would die.
And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.” Genesis 2:16-17
If Adam was formed from the dust of the earth and the breath of God and made a living soul, what is going to die? Everything he is: A soul.
Body + Breath = Soul/Life – Living Being (Genesis 2:7)
What did God say would happen? 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 3:19
The body without the breath will die
The breath without the body will die
It is the combination of the breath and the body together
Which make a living soul.
Yahweh told them they would die and though it did not happen immediately, die they both did and all of us in their lineage will die as well, for we have the same curse of death over us.
Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: Romans 5:12
Remember, The Last Enemy To Be Destroyed Is “Death”
I Cor 15:26
But, be encouraged there is One, who will destroy death, and He is for us.
Through the sin of one man, Satan released death and disease, but lo, there is one who shall put death under His Feet, Jesus/Yahshua the Messiah. He is The Firstfruits of the Resurrection). I Cor 15
It is written
For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. Romans 5:19
For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. I Cor 15:21
Satan introduced the lie – “Surely you will not die” and guess what? Mankind has swallowed the lie, hook line and sinker, believing there is a part of him which is immortal and will live forever, not realizing in effect, he is putting himself on a level equal with God, which is NOT Scriptural, for it is written,there is only ONE, who has immortality:
1 Timothy 6:14 … our Lord Jesus Christ 15 Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords, 16 Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.
We were not born innately immortal. The definition of innate is inborn, inherent, natural and instinctive. In philosophy innate means: originating in the mind.
Remember Gen 2:7 – Our foundation is:
body + breath = soul
The soul who sins shall die. The soul can’t be immortal, because it has sin. Do you really think you and I don’t have sin?
According to the Bible:
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves,
and the truth is not in us.
I John 1:8
Adam and Eve’s sin gets passed down to ALL of us through our bloodline. It doesn’t matter how holy we are or how much stuff we do for God, we ALL have sinned. We were born into the “Family of Adam” where flesh begat flesh and their sin is passed down to ALL of us and physically, even the Scientists prove it, because they say, the moment we are born, our bodies begin to die.
The flesh lineage is cursed, because of our ancestors’ sin of disobedience to God’s Word.
Before the sin of disobedience of Adam and Eve, there was no death and their body did not get sick or diseased. There were no physical laws whereby man’s body died of natural causes, but now, Yahweh numbered our flesh years.
And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. Genesis 6:3
Are you beginning to ponder the ideology of mankind being created with an immortal soul, might not be Biblical?
Yahweh said they would die and then, He kicked them out of the Garden of Eden. Why did He do that? The Bible reveals the truth.
And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:
23 Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. Genesis 3:2-23
God knew, if they ate of the Tree of Life, they would be stuck in their sinful state forever. He would not be able to get them (us) back into His family in Heaven. For it is written flesh and blood cannot enter Heaven.
Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. I Cor 15:50
The Family of Adam – mortal flesh
The Restored Family of God, Born of the Spirit thru Jesus and the Resurrection.
No matter how much we think we were born immortal naturally in our in our mind, scripture does not back up this opinion and this belief undermines the very purpose of the resurrection, through Jesus Christ.
He is coming down to get us and many believe they are going up without Him…Selah. So, We are going up and He is coming down. Interesting. What do we do with John 3:13?
And what about I Thessalonians 4:16 ?
For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a commanding shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God. First, the Christians who have died will rise from their graves. NLT
With a shout of command, with the archangel’s call, and with the sound of God’s trumpet, the Lord himself will come down from heaven, and the dead who belong to the Messiah will rise first. ISV
Because our Lord shall descend from Heaven with a command and with the voice of the Archangel and with the trumpet blast of God, and the dead who are in The Messiah shall rise first; Aramaic
For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6. We go into Jesus, when? At the Resurrection.
Do we have the faith and hope in Yahshua and what is written to believe He is the door, the way, the narrow gate – to eternal life
Look what is written in Revelation 2:7
He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
Did you catch it? The Tree of Life is in Heaven now, but notice, heaven is referred to as “The Paradise of God.”
This is the Tree of Life mentioned in the Garden of Eden, the one Adam and Eve chose not to eat, in favor of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.
Where does the Bible say it is now?
In the midst of the “paradise of God.”
Do we have access to it? Yes, through Jesus, “To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life….
In other words, When Jesus COMES BACK, He will bring his reward (promise) and it is for us to be raised up in Him and changed from corruptible to incorruptible and then eat of the tree of life (eternal life).
In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
When Jesus resurrects us, through Him, we are brought up and out of Death and then the Scripture begins to come alive.
O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
The victory is through Jesus Christ in what He has done and what He is going to do for those who look, seek and receive Him and then, trust in what is written about His resurrection power being able to raise us from the grave. Can you believe in what is written?
Then you can rejoice, because in I Corinthians 15:57 it is written:
But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ
Are you getting this? Do you see it?
Jesus is bringing His Reward and at the Resurrection we are going to be changed and go into Paradise (Heaven). What will that be like?
Revelation pictures heaven, both as a beautiful city as well as a wonderful garden (Revelation 22:1-5).
And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.
2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
3 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:
4 And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.
5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever
What a beautiful picture, Death loses its sting for those who overcome (1 Corinthians 15:20-26; 54-58), because we have access to the tree through Jesus and the power of the Resurrection.
We should also remember, being raised with Yahshua spiritually is necessary to be raised into eternal life. When we are resurrected IN Him, we are “born again” a spirit, into the God Family.