Friday | 07 October 2022
The multiplication of life

The tree of life symbolises the one Spirit and life that belongs to the fellowship of Yahweh, through which Their life is multiplied. Mankind’s predestination was to multiply the life of God to the creation, through offering, in fellowship with Yahweh. The tree of life is the provision for this mandate. The fruit of the tree of life, which is the ‘food’ that belongs to Yahweh Elohim and to the sons of God, is light and life. Joh 6:63. Eph 5:8-10. Adam partook of this spiritual fruit through his daily fellowship with Yahweh, in the Spirit, at the tree of life. Gen 3:8. Through conversation with Yahweh, during this agape meal, he received grace and understanding regarding the works that belonged to his mandate as a son of God.

The Lord God blessed man, saying, ‘Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it’. Gen 1:28. Furthermore, He charged man with the work of naming all the animals, and with the responsibility to tend and keep the garden. Gen 2:15,19. The Hebrew word for ‘keep’ in this passage of Scripture literally means, ‘to hedge about; to guard’. Of course, Adam had dominion over the whole creation. The only entity that he needed to guard against was Satan, who had fallen from heaven and was now walking about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. 1Pe 5:8.

To prepare a helper who was comparable to man, the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam. He took a rib from Adam’s side, with which He formed woman to be his helper. Gen 2:18,21-23. At this point, the woman was like a ‘clone’ of Adam, and was unable to bring forth children. According to God’s immutable plan, the woman was predestined to be the vessel through which identities would be multiplied. However, there was a delay between her formation as ‘woman’, and the Lord’s initiative to establish her as ‘Eve’, the mother of all living. Gen 3:20.

Further Study:
Daily Proverb:

Joh 6:63
It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.

Eph 5:8-10
For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), finding out what is acceptable to the Lord.

Gen 3:8
And they heard the sound 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 among the trees of the garden.

Gen 1:28
Then God blessed them, and God said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.’

Gen 2:15
Then the LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it.

Gen 2:18-19
And the LORD God said, ‘It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.’ Out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature, that was its name.

1Pe 5:8
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

Gen 2:21-23
And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. Then the rib which the LORD God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man. And Adam said: ‘This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.’

Gen 3:20
And Adam called his wife's name Eve, because she was the mother of all living.
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