Volume 1 -THE GARDEN OF EDEN - Adam's Creation and His
Volume 2 - NEW BEGINNING AND NEW WORLD ENVIRONMENT
3 - JOSEPH, EPHRAIM AND MANASSEH - A Foreshadow of God's
Agenda for Jew and Gentile
Volume 4 - CROSSING THE JORDAN RIVER - A Foreshadow
of Salvation for Jew and Gentile
5 - THE BOOK OF REVELATION - God's Agenda for the End
6 - THE SEVEN LETTERS TO THE SEVEN CHURCHES
7 - CHRIST IN THE TABERNACLE - A Foreshadow of
excerpt from Volume
4 - CROSSING THE JORDAN
RIVER - A Foreshadow of Salvation for Jew and Gentile)
chasm is a boundary (gulf) between light (immortal life)
and darkness (mortal death) that God set in place in Genesis
1:3-4. This chasm was set in place between Adam and
the kingdom of God when Adam was banished from the Garden
of Eden, so he could not access the Tree of Life and live
forever. God cannot allow fallen mortal man (separated from
God) to enter the Kingdom of God. He blocked the way into
paradise by stationing angels with flaming swords.
God cast Adam and Eve out of paradise due to their sin of
disobedience, it was a curse upon them. From that day forward,
they will suffer as they struggle to survive apart from
God. Adam will suffer painful toil as he works the ground
or works in the earth to provide for himself and his family.
Eve will suffer pain bearing their children. When comparing
a life where God was the source of all their daily needs
prior to their sin, to a sinful life struggling for daily
provision by the sweat of the brow and painful toil, the
curse is very apparent to all who struggle to survive.
3:17-24 (NIV) - To Adam he said, "Because you listened
to your wife and ate from the tree about which I commanded
you, 'You must not eat of it,' "Cursed is the ground
because of you; through painful toil you will eat
of it all the days of your life. (18) It will produce
thorns and thistles for you,and you will eat the plants
of the field. (19) By the sweat of your brow you will
eat your food until you return to the ground, since
from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you
Adam named his wife Eve, because she would become the mother
of all the living.
The LORD God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife
and clothed them. (22) And the LORD God said, "The
man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil.
He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take
also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever."
(23) So the LORD God banished him from the Garden of
Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken.
(24) After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side
of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing
back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life.
ground was cursed by God after He returned to the Garden
of Eden and confronted Adam and Eve about their disobedience.
When they were banished from the garden to work the ground
it began their days of suffering for their daily provision.
did not abandoned them while they tilled the ground and
struggled, the Holy Spirit strove with them and their descendents
to lead them in the paths of obedience and submission. But,
their restoration could not be complete until their debt
of sin was remitted, until then they remain mortals (subject
to death and belonging to this world). So, God provided
a way to temporally atone for their sins by the blood sacrifice
of animals. Of which, the skins were used as clothing -
verse 21. The blood of animals would suffice until the day
God provided an everlasting atonement through the death
of His Son, Christ Jesus. Their faith in the sacrificial
blood of animals for the atonement of their sins, would
open a way to have a reverent relationship with God. A step
in the right direction, so to speak. God would be with
them until Christ Jesus bore the sins of mankind on
the cross and paid their sin debt. After which, God would
be in them permanently! This is God's provision of
many years the descendents of Adam continued their descent
into total mortality and God was grieved He had made man
- Genesis 6:5-8 (KJV) - The LORD saw how great man's
wickedness on the earth had become, and that every inclination
of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time.
(6) The LORD was grieved that he had made man on
the earth, and his heart was filled with pain. (7)
So the LORD said, "I will wipe mankind, whom I have
created, from the face of the earth--men and animals, and
creatures that move along the ground, and birds of the air--for
I am grieved that I have made them." (8) But Noah found
favor in the eyes of the LORD.
2 - Chapter 1
for an in-depth study of God's decision to flood the earth.
flood changed the environment and man's struggle to survive
from the land greatly increased. The water canopy above
the firmament (sky) collapsed during the forty days and
night of torrential rain. Up until this time the water canopy
shielded the earth from the radiant heat of the sun, as
well as other types of radiation from the cosmos. After
the flood the heat from the sun created the equator edged
on the north and south by the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic
of Capricorn. The sea around the equator warmed and created
ocean currents which contributed to the warming of the air
above the sea and Trade Winds were energized by the warm
ocean currents. The polar regions iced over and Arctic wind
currents would now collide with the warm air currents creating
Jet Streams and caused weather phenomenon, as we know it
today. The weather patterns would then fluctuate and greatly
affect the earth and the ability to sow and reap from the
ground. After the flood, man would have to accept crop failures
due to droughts, excessive rain fall, hail, sleet, ice storms,
blizzards, floods, hurricanes, tsunamis, tornados, lightning,
1 - Adam's Physical
and Spiritual Environments and go to Chapter
4 - Adam's Physical Environment for an indepth study
of pre-flood earth's environment.
intensity of the curse after the flood increased and is
passed on to all generations until the day God restores
heaven and earth after the millennium - Revelation 21:1.
when disaster occurs due to nature's reeking havoc with
our lives, don't blame God. Blame sin!
chasm is an area of life man must cross through to get to
the other side where Christ is seated. The chasm between
earth and the kingdom of God was set in place by God. Christ's
death on the cross not only saves man and provides a way
to the other side of the chasm, His death delivers believers
from the curse of sin (chasm) because our sin debt was paid
and we were reconciled to God. However, satan attempts to
use the curse upon man as a boundary, attempting to get
believers to doubt God's Word and His promises. But, Christ's
death on the cross parted the chasm (the waters of affliction)
and through faith provides a way for believers to follow
Him to the other side where there's the promises of God.
Christ is the Way! By faith believers will be victorious
over the issues of life (trouble) because God has promised
such victory - Psalms 34:6-7 (NIV) - This poor man called,
and the LORD heard him; he saved him out of all
his troubles. (7) The angel of the LORD encamps
around those who fear him, and he delivers them.
(NIV) - A righteous man may have many troubles, but
the LORD delivers him from them all; (20) he protects
all his bones, not one of them will be broken.
(NIV) - The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears
them; he delivers them from all their troubles.
(18) The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves
those who are crushed in spirit.
Death Experiences for evidence of spiritual existence
after we depart this dimension of life.
cross the chasm into the kingdom of God, our spiritual souls
must be saved through re-birth by the renewing of our minds
through the Word of God. The carnal un-regenerate spirit
of man can't cross over!
death experiences prove that the spiritual dimension can
observe this mortal dimension, but the mortal dimension
cannot observe or in any other way sense the spiritual dimension.
So, don't be deceived by our inability to tangibly connect
with the spiritual dimension. Faith in the Bible is our
only tangible evidence to the spiritual dimension - Hebrews
11:1 (KJV) - Now faith is the substance of things
hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.