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Pamphlet #6212 Genesis KC 4-2

Let "us" make mankind in "our" image, i.e. all the races of mankind. Except for the forming of one particular man in the white race.

Editors note: We'll discuss the except for one particular man in Pamphlet (Live Link to-)>> #6215.
We now come to the sixth day.

Sixth day living creatures brought forth

Genesis 1:24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.

Genesis 1:25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

Sixth day man (MANKIND) created

Note: This is not to be confused with Genesis 2:7 where God formed the individual man
" 'eth-ha adham") Adam and his help meet Eve to become the grand-parents of Jesus Christ (God himself in the form of His only begotten Son) to provide a way for mankind to still salvage their souls.

Genesis 1:26 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.

The words (us) and (our) in verse 26 refers to God and we/us, who are still in heaven in our angelic, celestial bodies after having been removed from the 1st earth age, when God destroyed it due to Lucifer's overthrow attempt, waiting our turn to come to earth to be born of woman in flesh and blood bodies.
The Hebrew word translated "man" in Geneses 1:26 is " 'adham" = mankind, male and female.

In the manuscripts it is not preceded by the definite article 'eth and so it does not refer to a specific person, i.e. the word " 'adham" means human being or mankind, and no gender is implied.

This is not the forming of that one individual man we call Adam as described in Genesis 2:7. That man is " 'eth-ha adham" and it means this one man in particular. Who along with his help meet Eve were to become the great grand parents of Jesus Christ.

This is an extremely important point to understand in order that you may fully comprehend the events in the next few chapters.

If you have a Companion Bible it will document it for you.

And so God said, let "us" make mankind in "our" image.

The words "us" and "our" refer back to Elohim, which is to say God
and the host of heaven, or God and us/we angels.

It does not say that man just looks like God, does it?

Keep that in mind as we continue.

I ask you now to draw upon that which has been discussed earlier.

Remember in the "world that then was" that Satan rebelled and drew one third
of God's children away from Him (Rev 12).

God sentenced Satan to death at that time, but rather than sentence everyone else,
He destroyed that earth age and instituted the plan of salvation, for this earth age.

He did not destroy His children.

Now I ask you, where did you come from?

Where were you before you entered your mother's womb?

You came from God.

Where you have been awaiting your turn to be born of woman as a flesh and blood human being into this earth age.

You were with God, of course!

And when your flesh dies, it gets buried six feet underground,
or cremated (ashes to ashes or dust to dust,
it doesn't matter, you're done with it!) and you (your soul) "returns" to Him in a celestial body as we had during the 1st earth age.

This is simple. Ecclesiastes tells us what happens when we die, when the silver cord is severed:

Eccles. 12:6-7
Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern.
In other words, when you die.
[7] Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.

After all, this death of the flesh is only a shadow of the real death; the death of your soul.

see the 23rd. Psalm
And so we return from "whence we cometh".

Do you also remember that we discussed about how simple
and easy many scriptures and passages would be to explain if those who taught weren't
"willingly ignorant" of the "world that was" and the events that transpired there?

Knowing what we've just learned,
could you now explain how it is that God named the prophet Jeremiah
before he entered his mother's womb?

Of course, he was with Him. God knew him. He says so.

Jeremiah 1:5
Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.
Can you understand how our Father could say He hated (which means to love less by comparison) Esau and loved Jacob, while they were still in their mother's belly (Rom 9:13)? Of course, He knew how disrespectful Esau was from before.

And finally, can you now understand what the apostle Paul means in Ephesians 1:4 when he says that God's elect were chosen before the foundation of this world, meaning the "katabole" or "overthrow"?

Of course, they stood against Satan and earned the right to have God interfere in their lives and use them as He will.

Now, read Genesis 1:26 again paying particular attention to us and our. Can you now see that it is we, you and me, who were with God when He made mankind. We are the host of heaven!
Genesis 1:26 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.

Our Father knows all of His children, the good and the rebellious.

See Live Link to=>> study #6213 Do you suppose that you look like yourself?
As you did in your celestial body during the 1st earth age before God created your flesh and blood body in this earth age

Live Link to a TOC of all our studies of Genesis below:
Short studies of the first 11 chapters of the book of Genesis and chapter studies of the rest of Genesis

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