When Tyrannosaurus Rex walked through the garden of Eden.
There is a strange occurrence in the book of Genesis after man ate
of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. It is
recorded in Gen 3:9 And the
LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art
appears that God was looking passionately for the man and woman he
created as if He missed them or
at least was trying to get Adam to respond.
Adam, the man and his wife were in a different mindset which is recorded in Gen 3:8 And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden. Also after God called him in Gen 3:10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
A new testament scripture offers some additional insight into what had happened. Joh 12:28 Father, glorify thy name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.
Joh 12:29 The people therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it thundered: others said, An angel spake to him.
Joh 12:30 Jesus answered and said, This voice came not because of me, but for your sakes.
In this account Jesus said the voice did not come for him, probably because he did not need an external witness of what his father said, but they did.
Some thought it thundered, which can be a frightening sound, other thought an angel spoke, probably a powerful angel. Non the less the sound was on the outside of them.
The account recorded in Genesis this was the first time Adam had heard the voice of God walking. Before the fall man and God had communion internally as if they were one. This is the same thing Jesus meant by saying he and the father were one, and also prayed we would be the same way he and the Father were.
Joh 17:21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
Joh 17:22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
Joh 17:23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.
But Adam had apparently already been that, then lost it. Adam, the man and woman were in a place they had never been, separate from God. When the voice of God was heard walking in the Garden it frightened them through to the core of their very existence, they had never heard such. They thought they were being pursued by a terrible angry beast that would destroy them with a glance. The very being shook their insides and they were literally beside themselves. Hide!!! was the only thing that made sense, lest they be eaten alive.
This fear shows up all through the scriptures as in the children of Israel not wanted God to talk to them: let Moses talk to God for us. Again in the decision to have a King over them, which God wanted to govern from inside their hearts, but mans fear wanted an external reign. I fear we may be doing the same thing separating the position and ability of our King from our position and ability.
became apparent that
the man and his wife
were not able to stay hid. So they came out trembling and confessed
all as God gently questioned them, and after the facts were clear he
expounded on what this meant and what they would suffer because of
it. During His discussion with them He wove hope and faith into every
bad result they had started by telling man he would eat the herb of
the field, and the woman would bare children. Even though things
would be harder, they could still survive. He also embedded the hope
of a messiah that would fix this mess.
Jesus came to restore Gods most treasured place, our hearts. He broke down the walls of fear and shame and invites you to become one with God the Father and Jesus Christ His son. No longer will you place Jesus in a separate place from you, that is not his wish.
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