THe story and sites of the Patriarchs of Israel

Creation & the Fall of Man

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- 4000 BC -

BEFORE ABRAHAM

The Beginnings

 

“Did God really say?”

 

This [Genesis 3:15] is the first prophecy of the Bible. It will finally be fulfilled when Jesus, the Messiah, in His 2nd Coming, casts satan into the pit at the end of the Tribulation and into the lake of fire at the end of His 1000-year reign on earth

GIHON SPRING

At Foot of Temple Mount

Jerusalem, Israel

Euphrates River

Tigris River

(1) The spring (headwater) of one of the four rivers, the Gihon, is located at the SOUTHERN foot of the Temple Mount in Israel and may be visited today.

 

(2) Also of interest is Ezekiel’s vision:

 

***“...I [Ezekiel] saw water coming out from under the threshold of the [4th] temple…the water was coming down from under the SOUTH side of the temple (Ezekiel 47:1 NIV)…”***

 

 (3) To the east of the Temple Mt. is an ancient town called Adam,

 

as though it were the place where Adam lived after he was driven east of Eden (Genesis 3:24 NIV) (Joshua 3:16 KJV).

 

    Could the Temple Mt. be where it all began [Garden of Eden] and where it all will end [4th Temple of the Millennial Reign of Christ]?

 

 

 God created all the things that we see on the earth and the sun, moon, and stars in 6 days, and rested on the 7th day. There has been nothing created except by Him, the Lord Jesus Christ. The part of that creation that He cherished the most, however, were the first man & woman, called ADAM & EVE, because He had made them in His own image, to be His own children & family. Unfortunately, there was a fallen angel, called Lucifer, who spoke through a snake and tempted them to not trust what God had said.

 Because they chose not to trust God’s word, they disobeyed and ate fruit from the tree that God had forbidden. Now they had to leave the garden, but God first covered them with clothes made with animal skins. It took the shedding of the blood of animals to cover them, which was God’s redemption picture of what He would do in the future to take away their sin.

  GOOD NEWS! God, in fact, already had an even greater plan than the shedding of the blood of animals in place for their redemption. Some day, He would send His Son, Jesus, to purchase back their right & the right of their descendants to be the family of God. The sinless blood of God’s Son would not just cover their sins, but would do completely away with them.

The first two sons of Adam & Eve were named Cain & Abel. Each of them built an altar to the LORD. Cain’s offering was the produce of the field, since he was a farmer. Because Abel was a shepherd, his offering was of a lamb (God’s redemption picture of the future sacrifice of the Lamb of God - Jesus - that would take away the sins of the world).

 God was pleased with Abel’s sacrifice, but not with Cain’s. This caused Cain to be so jealous that he slew his brother. The first death of a human was a murder. Cain could no longer live there and became a wanderer. Even then God had mercy on him and marked him, so that no one would kill him for his transgression.

Prophet-Pieces of the End-Time Puzzle Being Fulfilled NOW:

 

 

 

The Seed of the Woman

 

***(S) Genesis 3:15 "And I will put enmity between thee [the serpent] and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it [Seed of the woman - Jesus, the only virgin birth] shall bruise thy [satan’s] head, and thou shalt bruise his heel."***

Prophet-Pieces of the End-Time Puzzle Being Fulfilled NOW:

The Garden of Eden

 

   God put the first man and woman into a garden, so perhaps we were all meant to live in a garden. Before He created Adam, He said there was not yet a man to till the garden, so perhaps He meant for all of us to be gardeners. Since their return in 1948, the Israelis are rapidly cultivating all of Israel from desolation back to a beautiful garden-state.

 

When the Jew is out of the land, there is desolation; when the Jew is in the land, there is fruitful abundance, by which they bless all the world. Israel (perhaps learning from the Nabateans) developed the drip irrigation system, allowing needy countries to visit them and be taught how to produce food even in harsh climates.

 

A Messianic Sign, He's coming!:

 

***(I-Rebirth) Isaiah 51:3 NIV "The LORD will surely comfort Zion [Israel] and will look with compassion on all her ruins; he will make her deserts like Eden, her wastelands like the garden of the LORD. Joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the sound of singing."***

 

***(LD) Ezekiel 36:34-35 NIV "The desolate land will be cultivated instead of lying desolate in the sight of all [tourists] who pass through it. They will say, 'This land [Israel] that was laid waste has become like the garden of Eden; the cities that were lying in ruins, desolate and destroyed, are now fortified and inhabited.”***

 

From ancient times, rabbinical tradition has believed that “Adam was made from the dust of the Foundation Stone (of the world) on Mt. Moriah”, the outcropping of bedrock now covered by the Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mt.. There are some valid arguments for that:

 ***Location: At the place of the headwaters of four rivers: the Tigris & Euphrates Rivers that flow through what is now Iraq, the Pishon (location unknown), and the GIHON (Genesis 2:10-14 NIV).***

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