2. Gods Plan

So the whole world was hopelessly plunged into darkness and death. Though Adam and Eve didn’t physically die for many years later it was spiritual death that came first as God had warned them, “In the day that you eat you shall surely die.” Death means separation from God. They didn’t know death but they knew God had said “No” and when they disobeyed God death reigned in their spirits and in their bodies. Their spirits, the part of them that was eternal, and the part of them that knew God was now filled with darkness and death was reigning in them, yet in Genesis 3 where the fall took place, in verse 15 God gives the first light of messianic prophecy where he foretells of the “Coming One” (Heb. Haba):

Genesis 3:15 “And I will put enmity (war) between you (Satan) and the woman (Israel), and between your seed (Mankind) and her Seed (Messiah); he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.”

This verse is very important to remember because it is the first mention of God’s scarlet thread of redemption as the promises unfold throughout the history of Israel (The Old Testament) and end on the cross of Calvary when the blood of the lamb of God is shed. So Genesis 3:15 is the starting point when God first releases from His mouth the promise that one day Messiah will come and make everything better. All ages were waiting for Him.

So Adam and Eve plunged the whole human race into darkness by disobeying and taking into themselves that fallen nature and taking into themselves all that the tree personified which was the very rebellious nature of Satan and from that point on this is the epitaph of man:

Isaiah 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, everyone, to his own way; and the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.

Romans 3:23 All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

The whole human race is categorized as those who seek their own way. In Romans 8:2 Paul talks about “the spiritual law of sin and death.” So when Adam and Eve sinned, at that moment they were naked, lost, in darkness and had spiritually died, they are limited, and in a whole new realm, slaves of their senses and have the rebellious nature of Satan dwelling in them but at this point, something happens.

Author: Godfrey Gregg