Restoration of Man to Man

Creation of Man

Genesis 1:27,28 - "So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him: male and female created He them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, 'Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.'"

  1. God spoke to Himself to create man - man's spirit is God's own spirit essence.
  2. Man was a he/she spirit - male and female in one spirit being - did not have a body yet.
  3. God blessed the he/she and gave them dominion over all He created.

Genesis 2:7 - "And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breathe of life; and man became a living soul."

  1. The Lord God formed the body of man of the dust of the ground.
  2. He then breathed the he/she spirit into the body of the man and fused the spirit of man to the body.
  3. The breathe of life coming into the body created the living soul - blood was the result.

The Living Soul.

A. Life of the flesh is in the blood - the blood carries oxygen (breath) to every cell of the body.

B. God breathing into the nostrils of man's body was His infusion of Himself, His essence, into the body.

  1. God breathed the he/she spirit - Father's essence - into the body.
  2. God breathed life into the body - the blood of the Son - produced blood in the body.
  3. God breathed breath - Holy Spirit - into the body bring it to life.
  4. Man then became a living soul (breath).

Creation of Woman

  1. God determined that it was not good for man to be alone but man was unified in himself - he did not know he was alone.
  2. God still addresses man as 'man' not Adam.
  3. God decided to divide the he/she spirit into man and woman.
  1. God had given dominion of His creation to man, so He brought His creation to man for him to exercise his dominion and name it.
  2. God gave his man a name - Adam - shifts focus from God and His creation to creature and his God.
  3. Adam names creation and finds no helpmeet for himself - he knows he is alone.
  1. God took a 'rib' bone from Adam's body - this bone genetically matched Adam.
  2. The marrow of bone produces the blood of the body - all the genetics of the body can be found in the bone.
  3. God put the 'she' spirit into the 'rib' bone and made woman.
  4. 'God brought her unto the man.'

  1. Adam declared who and what woman was - bone of his bone, flesh of his flesh.
  2. Adam named this creation - woman - because she came out of man.
  3. Adam pronounces the marriage covenant - lays down the law of marriage.

  1. They were naked and not ashamed - no hidden agendas - naked body, mind, and spirit - full relationship with each other was possible because they were bone to each other.
  2. This is 'bone' relationship - basis for the most fulfilling marriage.

What is a 'blood relationship? - True Family Relationships.

  1. Blood by parentage - brother, sister, son, daughter of same father/mother.
  2. Blood by love - friend which is loved as own soul.
  1. Brother 251 'ach prim. word, a brother (used in the widest sense of literal and affinity).
  2. Friend 7453 reya from 7462 an associate (more or less close) :- brother, companion, fellow, friend, husband, lover, neighbor, x (an-) other.
  3. Friendly 7462 prim root, to tend a flock, ie. pasture, to graze; gen. to rule; by extens. to associate with (as a friend) :- keep company with.
  4. Friend 157 'abah prim. root, to have affection for (sexually or otherwise) :- (be-) love (-d,-ly,-r), like, friend.
  5. Sticketh 1695 dabeq from 1692, adhering :- cleave, joining.
    1692 dabaq prim. root, to impinge, ie, cling, adhere, to catch by pursuit. He laid down His life for us; we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
    1. Love 26 agape from 25 love, ie. affection or benevolence; spec. a love feast :- feast of charity, dear, love.
    2. Love 25 agapao to love (in social or moral sense) :- (be-) love(-ed).
    3. Life 5590 psuche from 5594 breath, ie. spirit.
      5594 psucho prim. verb, to breathe (voluntarily but gently).
    4. Friends 5384 philos dear, ie. a friend, fond, ie. friendly, neighbor.

    Loved as Own Soul

    1. Soul 5315 nephesh from 5314, a breathing creature.
      5314 naphash prim. root, to breathe; pass. to be breathed upon, ie. fig. refreshed.
    2. Knit 7194 qasher a prim root; to tie, phys. (gird, confine, compact) or ment. (in love, league) :- bind (up), (make a) conspire (-acy,-ator), join together, knit, stronger.
    3. Loved 160 'ahabah fem of 158 and means the same :- love.
      158 'abab from 157 affection (in a good or bad sense) :- love (-r).
    4. Loved 157 'abah prim root, to have affection for (sexually or otherwise) :- (be-) love (-d,-ly,-r), like, friend.
    5. Jonathan loved David and initiated and sealed the covenant between them.
    1. Jonathan layed down his life for David to protect David's life from Saul.
    2. The covenant between them was expanded to include their progeny - which was fulfill by David in II Samuel 9:1-13.
    1. Ruth gave the same death pledge as Jonathan's in I Samuel 20:13.
    2. This is a love covenant - Ruth loved Naomi as her own soul - she committed her life to Naomi.

    "Love thy neighbor as thyself." Leviticus 19:18
    - Who is thy neighbor?

    1. A neighbor is one who shows mercy on another - the Samaritans were a predjudiced race (hated by the Jews) yet he showed mercy on a Jew.
    2. This Samaritan cared for people - he nurtured and paid for the recovery needs of the wounded man.
    3. Therefore a neighbor is one who loves people as himself.
    1. A neighbor is the child of thy people - in other words - children of your country.
    2. The Lord wants people to love all the people of their country-ethnic background.
    1. A neighbor is the stranger among you.
    2. Neighbors include foreigners living in the land.
    1. Father's will is that we love our enemies - then we are children of God truly.
    2. Jesus commanded us to be perfect in love like God the Father is perfect.

    Perfect love

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    Last Updated: May 23, 2011
    Text Written 6/28/95