When you read the story of Adam and Eve, what do you see?
With the guidance of the Holy Spirit, I see much more than an accurate historical description of the origin of the human race. And so should you!
Look, I’m not denying the fact that the Book of Genesis, especially the creation story should first of all be taken literally. However, I also believe that the Book of Genesis, especially the creation story is a kind of microcosm of the entire Bible. Believe me sincerely, you ought to be treating the book of Genesis with greater respect.
In a previous post, I told you how God inflated you with His raw, fresh and Divine Inspiration. Now take a look at this verse,
“And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him (Gen 2:20 KJV Emphasis mine)”
Did you notice the word ‘but’?
But for Adam there was not found an help meet for him…
The ‘buts’ seem to rear out their ugly heads in our lives every now and then.
When this happens, we start questioning ourselves and even God.
We point our accusing fingers at the Almighty God – our Creator – and we remind Him (as if He forgot) of His Promises to us.
But in the midst of all this, we seem to want to try and remember Genesis 1:31a,
“And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good (KJV)”
God saw all that He made and they were not just good, but very good!
Despite this, Adam apparently still had a ‘but’ in his life. He still had no help meet. Yet God had said that all that He created were very good. I’m sure, if you and I were to be in Adam’s shoes, we would have sulked all around the Garden of Eden mumbling something like, “God, I thought You said that all things created by You were good. Well, I think You are forgetting a little something here. Something like my help meet. I’m a little bit lonely down here. Hello!”
Do you know what I consider to be the most profound part of the story?
Genesis 2:18 says,
“And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him (KJV)”
This statement was made long before Adam felt the need for a help meet, and long before Adam even thought of feeling lonely. The truth is that long before Adam had the breath of God’s Life residing within him, God had long since solved Adam’s loneliness issue.
How do I know, you may ask? Well, Genesis 1:27 is the answer you need:
“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them (KJV Emphasis mine)”
Long before Adam was aware of his creation. Long before Adam had become conscious of his purpose in the Garden of Eden. Long before Adam felt the pain of loneliness and the necessity of a help meet, God had already provided Adam, not just a help meet but a family.
And where was the answer? Adam had been carrying it within him all along.
You know what?
The Spirit of God is an Auto-Creative Force. The Bible refers to Him as the Finger of God (Exodus 31:18, Luke 11:20). In essence, the Spirit of God is God’s ‘Hand’ – the way God works. And when the Spirit of God dwells within you, that Auto-Creative Force brings to being what you so desperately need.
God has inflated us with His Spirit. We have everything we need for success in life.
1 Corinthians 2:10-12 says,
“But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.
Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God (KJV)”
God has given unto us His very Life. Now that He has given us all we need, what else remains?
This is what God saw in us. This is the very reason why He called everything He created good. Very good.
Note that God did not form Adam’s help meet from the dust of the ground. He didn’t have to. God had already inflated Adam with His raw, fresh and Divine Inspiration.
All God had to do was to dull Adam’s sensitivity to the natural physical things around the man. And believe me sincerely, we all have a very restless and noisy flesh nature that needs to be quieted before we can identify what God has already deposited into us. We have to put our senses, our logic and our critical mind in our pockets before we can identify our answer that had been lying latently within us.
“And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof (Gen 2:21KJV)”
And then God simply took out of the treasures He had already deposited into the man and fashioned out what Adam needed.
“And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man (Gen 2: 22 KJV)”
The surprising thing is the fact that Adam also knew what had happened, as soon as He had seen his help meet. Note what Adam said in the next verse,
“And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. (Gen 2:23 KJV)”
Adam’s natural sensitivity might have been dulled, but his spirit man was definitely alert!
In the day of old, Adam’s challenge was one of loneliness; what is yours today?
Living life without a sense of direction and purpose?
Sicknesses and Diseases?
Whatever it is, remember all that God created is very good.
Remember that you have God’s Divinely Inspired Breath, which is the Holy Spirit dwelling within you.
And remember that the answer you are desperately looking for is within you.
It could be a flash of insight.
It could be an enlightening discernment.
It could be a sudden knowing.
Whatever it is, the answer has already been placed within you by God.
“According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue (2 Peter 1:3 KJV)”