Creation’s Contradiction Riddle
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GENESIS 2 AND 3
Let us now look at Genesis 2 and 3 and compare them with Genesis 1. We have noted that the 1 2 3 7 Genesis 1 Creation pattern without Yahweh’s name will fail under man’s implementation. While a Genesis 1 Creation may be and is “good,” it fails within the church because it is effected by man. From the Garden, man has proven that when he seeks to effect the heavenly, the results are failure and ruin. And while chapters 2 and 3 may be different from chapter 1 and filled with sin and curses, with Yahweh’s presence at least it will work and bring the ultimate needed results. You will understand all of this better as we go along here. Let us begin our comparison with that transition verse, Genesis 2:4:
This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that Yahweh God made the earth and the heavens.
First, again, Yahweh’s name is given/used here for the first time in the Bible. And of course His name will continue to be used throughout this differing Creation account. Also, you will notice something else very unique. Beginning Genesis 1, there is the identifying creation order of “the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1 opens, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth,” and continues on to explain that unfolding creation. Then at the completion of this six-day creation process, in Genesis 2:1 there is the like bookend conclusion: “Thus the heavens and the earth were completed, and all their hosts.”
But, at this transition into the differing Genesis 2 Creation account, we find Yahweh God’s first proclaimed flip (the product thereof addressed in The Revelation of the Millennium, page 3). Here, instead of creating “the heavens and the earth,” He flips this and now begins this next account with making “the earth and the heavens.” And again, we note that God made the heavens and the earth, and Yahweh God made the earth and the heavens. So what is all of this telling us?
Addressed in the above linked writing, we see that the original creation per Genesis 1 took place at Tabernacles. This is widely accepted. Thus, the beginning of time and creation started with Tabernacles being the first of the year. But, when the sons of Israel were to come out of Egypt, an important change was noted. Instead of Tabernacles being the first of the year, a like flip had taken place and now Passover was acknowledged as the beginning of the year: “This month shall be the beginning of months for you; it is to be the first month of the year to you” (Exodus 12:2). However, we also note in page 4 of that writing that in order for the new heavens and new earth to be created—the pure kingdom of heaven on this earth—there has to be another flip back to the Genesis 1 Tabernacles-first calendar. This contrast of two beginnings is even noted among the Jews today where they have both the civil calendar that begins in the original month of Tabernacles, and the religious ceremonial calendar that begins in the flipped month of Passover.
Given this way of Yahweh God to flip things, what then might He be doing when in Genesis 2:4 He began another Creation account entirely different from Genesis 1 through 2:3, and when introducing it clearly and distinctly flipped the heavens and the earth? To begin answering this, let us continue to lay out the differences between these two Creation accounts.
First, what is the order of Creation in Genesis 1? Here is what we find in general:
Day one: created light
Day two: separated the water and dry land
Day three: created vegetation
Day four: created the sun and the moon and the stars
Day five: created the creatures of the waters and the air
Day six: created the creatures that walk on the earth, and created the man and the woman
Now, what do we find in the Creation order in Genesis 2? First, verse 5 tells us that there was no vegetation on the earth and no rain. Then verse 7 immediately tells us that Yahweh God made the man from the dust of the earth. So, He made the man first in this Creation. Next, in verse 8 Yahweh plants a garden toward the east and causes every tree to grow. So, here we see the man being made even before vegetation; and, there are no animals of any kind yet. Next, after Yahweh acknowledges that it is not good for the man to be alone, He then makes the beasts and the birds and brings them before Adam to name them (verse 19). Finally, Yahweh God puts the man to sleep, takes out a rib, and forms the woman (verse 21-22). So the Creation order here is:
And by the way, there are no fish.
That is all there is in this second Creation account. There are no specific days, not once does it say it is good, and the order has no relationship whatsoever to the account in Genesis 1! Then in chapter 3 where Yahweh God continues to be identified, the serpent deceives the woman and she eats from the forbidden fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Adam listens to Eve and eats of it as well. Their eyes are opened, they see that they are naked, and they cover their loins with fig leaves. Yahweh God then curses the serpent, the woman, the man, and the ground. Next, He makes garments of skin for Adam and Eve and drives them out of the Garden. Chapter 3 then ends. So again, what is Yahweh God setting forth in this most evident and clearly most important Creation contradiction riddle? And again, either the Bible is flawed and thereby it is not His word, or these contradictions are indeed riddles and thus have important and valuable meaning and truth.
To unravel this, first, we have seen that Genesis 1 is a stacked 1 2 3 7 pattern that the church was given so as to bring forth the fruits of the kingdom. Again, that would be 3,000 years in “days” 5, 6, and 7, and then rest on their 8th day, their Sunday sabbath rest. But as we have seen, this 1 2 3 7 Creation pattern will fail for man, and Yahweh is not with them—through His Son. His Son came to this earth, and gave them the restored kingdom—the restored Garden. BUT, He left! That, is certain trouble for the kingdom and kingdom man, and certain failure—a failure that began within four days after He left, effecting the abomination of desolation and beginning the great tribulation of the church, even the great and terrible day of Yahweh that must be reversed by Elijah (Malachi 4:4-6). (Click here for more on this.) It is because of this certain failure of the church up to now that demands that those days be cut short from three to two, Elijah prepare the way for Immanuel, and He come and bind Satan and fulfill that which the Body of Christ has utterly failed to accomplish. Victory!
So, how does this relate to Genesis 2 and 3 that is a distinctly different Creation account, is filled with sin and failure and curses and loss, YET possesses Yahweh’s name? A hint to this is found in the sons of Israel, as Yahweh determined that He would indeed go with them into the Promised Land, as well as evidenced in the following important verses.
In Romans 10:13, we read the oft-quoted verse: “for whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.” But how many people know today whose name, even what name, we are to call upon. It says, “call upon the name,” so it is important that we know what name to call upon. Would you not agree? If we do not know the implored name to call upon, then how can we make that plea? Of course Christians call upon the name of Jesus, which is actually Yahshua, and it is in His name that we find what that name is. And what is it? It is Yahweh. Yah-shua is actually Yahweh-shua, or Yahweh Savior. The Son has within His own name the name of the Father.
So how do we know that this is the name that we are to call upon? Very simple. That statement which Paul made is in fact a quote from Joel 2:32, which states: “And it will come about that whoever calls on the name of Yahweh will be saved; for on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem [the kingdom of heaven] there will be those who escape, as Yahweh has said, even among the survivors whom Yahweh calls.”
So, we find that Yahweh is salvation. And this is confirmed elsewhere as well. In Isaiah 43:3 we read, “For I am Yahweh your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.” And in verse 11 He repeats, “I, even I, am Yahweh, and there is no savior besides Me.” And though we do not find the name of Yahweh in the New Testament, for reasons we have already noted, again in reality we do indeed find it in the Son, Yah-shua. And most importantly, He prayed to Yahweh: “Holy Father, keep them in Your name, the name which You have given Me, that they may be one even as We are” (John 17:11).
So we see that the Creation testimony of Genesis 2 and 3 is that which will indeed bring the perfect kingdom, effected by Yahweh who is salvation. Though for 2,000 years, consistent with Genesis 2 and 3 it looks like a mess, it will in the end lead to salvation in the larger corporate fulfillment. Yah-shua, even Immanuel, will indeed come on the seventh day and go with us into the Promised Land. Yahweh-Savior will be with us and accomplish what kingdom man has utterly failed to do. Let us examine this amazing order and fulfillment further.
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