YAHWEH certainly had great plans for the human race when HE formed and fashioned the heavens, the earth and the seas. HE provided food for all the animals, for the fish in the waters, for the birds of the air, and for the human race. YAHWEH put lights in the heavens to divide the days from the nights and let them be for signs, days, months, seasons and years. YAHWEH finished all these things before HE created the first of the human race. YAHWEH not only created the human race with similar flesh and form as the birds, fishes and the animals, but HE also created them in HIS own image. HE created the human race in HIS own image because HE had a very special plan for them. HE created them from the dust of the earth to give them the opportunity to become like HIMSELF. YAHWEH'S ultimate plan is to completely re-create them from a portion of HIMSELF instead of from the dust of the earth. They will then be part of YAHWEH'S glorious family! HE will re-create those who eventually come to understand and obey the following verse.

Deu. 6 (5) And thou shalt love YAHWEH thy Elohim with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.


When YAHWEH created the first of the human race from the dust of the ground, HE gave him the breath of life and the human race became nephesh (a breathing creature) He was also created with a very limited portion of the Spirit of YAHWEH which is HIS seven basic characteristics, attributes, or HIS very essence. {YAHWEH'S essence is the intrinsic (essential nature) or indispensable properties that serve to characterize or identify HIM. HIS essence (characteristics or attributes) is surely sevenfold.} Those basic seven (YAHWEH'S number denoting completeness) characteristics or attributes are: HIS Wisdom, HIS Understanding, HIS Counsel, HIS Might, HIS Knowledge, HIS Reverence, and HIS Righteousness. (YAHWEH'S unlimited amount of HIS Spirit transcends or exceeds all the laws of nature, but the natural spirit of man can only operate within the laws of nature.) The combination of the human physical passions and desires of man with that very limited portion of YAHWEH'S characteristics or attributes is called the spirit of man or human nature.

Both the man and the woman were called Adam.

Gen. 1 (27) So [YAHWEH] Elohim created man in HIS own image, in the image of [YAHWEH] Elohim created HE him; male and female created HE them. ...Gen. 5 (2) Male and female created HE them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.

The human race and the whole animal kingdom that YAHWEH created for them to subdue were created with temporary bodies. Those temporary bodies were made subject to death. However, because of YAHWEH'S plan to reproduce HIMSELF, the human race has a unique opportunity to escape a permanent death and become part of YAHWEH'S glorious family. This is derived from the narrated account of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.

The record of Adam and Eve is used as an example of the whole human race. Adam and Eve were not only an example of the human race, but at that time they were the whole human race. Adam and Eve had all the passions, desires and intelligence of all normal, average, healthy human beings. YAHWEH knew that their decisions and actions would be typical of all humans. HE knew that all humans would basically respond to HIS instructions the same way as Adam and Eve would respond. Also, the record of Adam and Eve is a perfect example that demonstrates that the human race will die because the human race chooses to sin .

Many people have been taught that Adam and Eve had eternal life at the beginning and when they sinned they caused the whole human race to come under the death penalty. Adam and Eve did not ever have eternal life! They chose to disobey YAHWEH and disobedience carries the penalty of death within the laws of nature. If they had not disobeyed YAHWEH, HE would have eventually refashioned or re-created their mortal or natural bodies with a portion of HIMSELF instead of from the dust of the earth. Also, HE would have eventually given them an unlimited amount of HIS characteristics, that transcend or exceed the laws of nature, and they would have lived forever. The whole human race is not under the penalty of death just because Adam and Eve followed a very sudden impulse or urge to sin and then sinned! YAHWEH in HIS infinite wisdom only used the example set by Adam and Eve as an example of the whole human race! The human race is under the penalty of death because they all sin! Even very great men of YAHWEH committed sins. As a good example, consider the patriarch David. He sinned when he fathered a child with Bathsheba, the wife of Uriah the Hittite. He also sinned when he had Uriah sent into the heat of battle to be killed so that he could have the dead man's wife for himself. According to the inspired book of Ecclesiastes, even the just men still sin!

Ecc. 7 (20) For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.

In the Garden of Eden, the fruit of the trees that was good for food for humans was used to demonstrate the need for the human race to live by YAHWEH'S word. This need is expressed in the next verse. {YAHWEH'S word is HIS Torah and HIS testimony, which HE was to give through HIS people, HIS prophets, and through HIS most Anointed One, the Mashiach (Messiah).}

Deu. 8: (3) And HE humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread [food] only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of YAHWEH doth man live.

If the human race would live by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of YAHWEH, YAHWEH would eventually give them a supernatural body! Also, HE would give them an unlimited amount of HIS Spirit, which transcends the laws of nature, and they would live forever! This is represented by the Tree of Life in the midst of the Garden of Eden. For the human race to willingly partake of the Tree of Life was the ultimate desire of YAHWEH when HE created them. HE did not want the human race to be robots. HE wanted them to choose to become part of HIS glorious family by choosing to partake of the Tree of Life instead of the tree with the forbidden fruit. However, as demonstrated in the Garden of Eden, the human race does not want to conform to YAHWEH'S thoughts nor to HIS ways. They continue to choose to follow their own thoughts and their own ways as was expressed in the book of Isaiah.

Isa. 55 (8) For MY thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways MY ways, saith YAHWEH. (9) For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are MY ways higher than your ways, and MY thoughts than your thoughts.

The tree with the forbidden fruit that was in the midst of the Garden of Eden was used to demonstrate the law of sin and death. The penalty of sin is death!

Gen. 2 (16) And YAHWEH Elohim commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: (17) But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

In the above scripture, the phrase "thou shalt surely die" means you shall cause death. The word "die" was translated from the Hebrew word "muwth" or "mooth." It is a causative verb meaning to cause to kill (die).

4191. muwth, mooth; a prim. root; to die (lit. or fig.); causative to kill. (Strongs)

The whole human race, as was demonstrated by Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, chooses to disobey YAHWEH. It was in the Garden of Eden that the human race first learned through experience that YAHWEH commands obedience and that disobedience is evil. Adam and Eve had already been told that the penalty for disobeying the commands of YAHWEH is death!

Gen. 3 (22) And YAHWEH Elohim said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the Tree of Life, and eat, and live for ever: (23) Therefore YAHWEH Elohim sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. (24) So HE drove out the man; and HE placed at the east of the Garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the Tree of Life.

As with Adam and Eve, all humans choose to be disobedient do both good and evil deeds. This makes them unfit to be part of YAHWEH'S glorious family. Therefore, they must wait until YAHWEH completes HIS ingenious plan for their redemption from their continuing sins to become part of HIS glorious family and live forever.

In the Garden of Eden, the serpent that deceived Adam and Eve was used to demonstrate the activity of the adversary of YAHWEH. Also, the serpent was used to demonstrate the adverse desires in the human race that cause them to rebel against YAHWEH'S laws and reject HIS testimony. The woman's seed was a reference to a remnant of the human race (the righteous remnant of YAHWEH'S people Israel) from which YAHWEH was to bring forth the Mashiach (Messiah). The serpent's seed is in reference to a remnant of the human race having the unrighteous spiritual remnants of Babylon and the continuing adverse desire to rebel against YAHWEH'S Torah and reject HIS testimony.

The serpent's seed bruising the heel of the woman's seed represents the enemies of YAHWEH putting the Mashiach to death and persecuting the righteous remnant of YAHWEH'S people. The bruising of the serpent's head represents the victory over all of YAHWEH'S adversaries by the Mashiach. This victory over the serpent, the adverse desires of the human race, and over death itself was to be achieved by the death and subsequent resurrection of the Mashiach. His resurrection was to take place after His vicarious death for Israel and for the whole human race to atone for their sins. This is alluded to in the following scripture.

Isa. 25 (8) HE will swallow up death in victory; and my Sovereign YAHWEH will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of HIS people shall HE take away from off all the earth: for YAHWEH hath spoken it.

The death penalty for sin has not been changed; however, after certain conditions are met, YAHWEH can and will transcend all the laws of nature by re-creating the human race. HE will give them an unlimited amount of HIS Spirit, HIS Passions, HIS Desires, and a supernatural body in a resurrection from the dead. They will then have supernatural powers. This will allow them to live forever! In the meantime, they all continue to incur death because they all continue to sin. When YAHWEH completes HIS plan for the redemption of the human race through the Mashiach, HE will resurrect from the dead those who love HIM and re-create them with a body that will not die. (Those who love HIM must admit their sins, repent of them, and accept the atonement that YAHWEH provides for those sins.)

The time is coming when YAHWEH'S complete plan of redemption through the Mashiach will be fully revealed to all people. YAHWEH acted out the Mashiach’s vicarious atonement in a parable while Adam and Eve were in the Garden of Eden. YAHWEH sacrificed animals and covered Adam and Eve with the skins. HE did not do this because the clothing that Adam and Eve made from fig leaves was unsatisfactory. HE was teaching the human race that their sins would be vicariously atoned for by the death of the sacrifice that YAHWEH would provide. The sacrifice of those animals in the Garden of Eden was only a temporary atonement. It was only a prophetic demonstration of the supreme sacrifice that YAHWEH would supply to pay the death penalty for the sins of the whole human race. (Later, YAHWEH had HIS people Israel act out the same prophetic demonstration of the Mashiach’s vicarious atonement by the ceremonial and sacrificial laws under the Levitical Priesthood.) The Mashiach is the sacrifice that YAHWEH provides to redeem them from the death penalty. YAHWEH'S ingenious plan includes raising the Mashiach from the dead and making Him High Priest, forever, after the order of Melchizedek. Also, the Mashiach is prophesied to re-establish the throne of David over the Kingdom of Israel with judgment and justice forever. YAHWEH will accomplish these things in the order and time frame that HE chooses.

Apparently, the human race by their continuing sin disappointed YAHWEH more than HE had anticipated. This is evident by the fact that YAHWEH was so disappointed in them that HE decided to destroy them from off the face of the earth. 

Gen. 6 (5) And YAHWEH saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. (6) And it repented YAHWEH that HE had made man on the earth, and it grieved HIM at HIS heart. (7) And YAHWEH said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth ME that I have made them. (8) But Noah found grace in the eyes of YAHWEH.

Because HE was pleased with Noah, YAHWEH saved him, his wife, his sons and their wives from the destruction by the flood. After the flood, which destroyed the rest of the human race, YAHWEH blessed Noah and his sons and told them to be fruitful, multiply, and replenish the earth. With only eight people being spared from the flood, one would think that they would have pleased YAHWEH for many generations, but Nimrod caused the human race to rebel against YAHWEH. He, the great grandson of Noah, gathered many of the people together in fenced cities for protection from the numerous wild animals that roamed the land of Shinar. He was their hero and protector. He organized the first kingdom of men and soon became a tyrant causing the people to rebel against YAHWEH.

(Legends and stories about Nimrod, his mother-wife, and her illegitimate son were developed into religious mystery practices. When YAHWEH scattered the people at the tower of Babel the people took the religious mystery practices with them. These practices have been scattered all over the earth and are still being practiced by millions of people today. Some of the names have been changed, but the practices are still an abomination to YAHWEH.)

Many years passed from the time that YAHWEH scattered the people at the Tower of Babel until the time of the great patriarch Abram, whom YAHWEH later named Abraham. Abram, through Shem, was a tenth generation descendant of Noah. YAHWEH told Abram to leave his kindred, his father's house, his country, and go to the land of Canaan. YAHWEH promised that HE would bless Abram.

Gen. 12 (I) Now YAHWEH had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will show thee: (2) And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: (3) And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

"In thee shall all the families of the earth be blessed" was a prophecy referring to the Mashiach through Whom YAHWEH would redeem mankind from the death penalty.

YAHWEH said that HE would make an everlasting covenant with Abraham and his descendants and that HE would be their Elohim. HE changed Abram's name to Abraham and promised to make him the father of many nations. Also, YAHWEH promised the land of Canaan to Abraham and his descendants for an everlasting possession.

Gen. 17 (I) And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, YAHWEH appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty El; walk before ME, and be thou perfect. (2) And I will make MY Covenant between ME and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly. (3) And Abram fell on his face: and [YAHWEH] Elohim talked with him, saying, (4) As for ME, behold, MY Covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations. (5) Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee. (6) And I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and kings shall come out of thee. (7) And I will establish MY Covenant between ME and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be an Elohim unto thee, and to thy seed after thee. (8) And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their Elohim.

YAHWEH said that HE would pass HIS covenant down to Abraham's son Isaac.

Gen. 17 (19) And [YAHWEH] Elohim said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish MY Covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.

Isaac's youngest son, Jacob, bought the birthright from his older brother Esau; he received Esau's blessing from their father too.

Gen. 25 (31) And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright. (32) And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me? (33) And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob.

Gen. 27 (36) And he said, Is not he rightly named Jacob? For he hath supplanted me these two times: he took away my birthright; and, behold, now he hath taken away my blessing. And he said, Hast thou not reserved a blessing for me?

Before Jacob died, he called his sons together to tell them what things would happen in later days. In the prophecy for Judah, he prophesied of the Mashiach to come. Gen. 49 (8) Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies; thy father's children shall bow down before thee. (9) Judah is a lion's whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up? (10) The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a Torah-giver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto Him shall the gathering of the people be. (11) Binding His foal unto the vine, and His ass's colt unto the choice vine; He washed His garments in wine, and His clothes in the blood of grapes: (12) His eyes shall be red with wine, and His teeth white with milk.

The covenants and the promises that YAHWEH made to Abraham were passed down to Jacob. YAHWEH changed Jacob's name to Israel. HE chose Israel and his descendants to be HIS people. It would be through them that YAHWEH would bring forth the Mashiach.