Ever heard the joke of the boss and his stenographer?
No? Okay, here it is:
The boss calls his stenographer to his office on this fateful day. After dictating a letter at rapid-fire pace, he asks the young woman to read what she has typed.
“Well sir,” she starts. “Do you mind repeating what you said between ‘Dear Sir’ and ‘Yours’ faithfully’?”
In the same vein, people see God as the Boss Who called everything into being in a rapid-fire six days. Like the stenographer, we are liable to miss most of what happened in the Creation Story. We just want to grasp only what our minds can easily handle. However, unlike the stenographer, we don’t ask God’s Holy Spirit what He said between ‘Dear Sir’ and ‘Yours’ faithfully’. We don’t have the humility to do so. Instead, we hold on to the part we heard (and the part we didn’t hear right):
Adam is created.
He’s told what to do and what not to do.
He soon becomes lonely.
God creates Eve.
Eve’s tempted with the Forbidden Apple. (I really don’t know where this came from)
She gives Adam the fruit to eat.
They find out that they’re naked.
They are sent out from the Garden of Eden.
The good thing about walking with the Holy Spirit is that He’s able to increase the pace of your understanding to meet God’s standards. It isn’t God that is too fast, we are the ones that are too slow.
Now, let’s look at some parts of the Story and we’d find out what God is telling us.
Genesis 2:6 says,
“But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground. (KJV)”
Personally, I mulled over this verse for months. I knew there was a greater meaning to it because the Holy Spirit was keeping me on the verse. I knew there was a nugget there for me but I couldn’t put my finger on it.
The mist that went up from the earth?
The same mist would water the whole face of the ground?
Then, I was led to John 7:38-39 which says, “He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. But this spake he of the Spirit…”
Oh! We are getting somewhere.
If the mist came out of the earth (clay, MAN!) and then watered the face of the ground, surely, in the same way, anyone who believes in Jesus Christ would have rivers of living water ministering grace to as many that are thirsty. And this living water IS the Holy Spirit!
So, it is safe to say that Genesis 2:6 is talking about more than how God irrigated the Garden of Eden, but how the life of a normal Christian should be.
You were created for an overflow.
You are not getting the blessings in your life just keep on amassing and amassing wealth for yourself.
No! You were created to impart others.
You were created to touch lives. You are more than a cup of clean chilled water. You are a wellspring of life. God’s life!
The blessings that God has imputed into you are to the benefit and uplifting of others.
However, if you’re not yet satisfied with my explanation thus far, see this verse of the Bible,
“Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ. (Phil 1:6 KJV Emphasis mine)”
It’s showing the same principle again. From within to without.
The Holy Spirit starts His silent work in the life of the believer in the same way that no one knows that the gentle mist rising up from the earth is still the same mist that would end up watering the whole face of the ground.
No one knows that the same Spirit that caused the man who is hungry and thirsty for righteousness to run to Jesus for a drink (“If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. John 7:37KJV) would also cause rivers of living water to flow from his very own belly.
That is how the Spirit of God works. His silent work on the inside a believer would always end up bringing forth beauty on the outside. That’s how He works!
Okay, let’s get into deeper waters,
Genesis 2:7 says,
“And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. (KJV)”
Let’s play this in slow-mo:
God creates the man from the dust of the ground, but the man is as good as ordinary earth…which is not so bad, considering the fact that a mist somehow, somewhere had risen up from it to bring comfort to the face of the ground.
But God has more in store.
He breathes into the nostrils of the earthy man, the breath of life. And instantly, the man became a living soul.
In the original Hebrew text, the words that were interpreted as “the breath of life” would literally mean a raw, strong and fresh Divine Inspiration.
If only you cold grasp this profound truth.
You have the raw, strong and fresh inspiration from God Himself within you! In essence, it was until God gave you a part of Himself that you became a living soul.
The original Hebrew word that is translated as “breathed” would literally mean to inflate. That means, Jehovah God Himself inflated you with His raw, strong and fresh Divine Inspiration.
All that is within you is the very breath of God.
You are carrying God in you and you should be afraid of nothing.
You are carrying God within you and you are not permitted to be confused or suffer any lack.
You are carrying God within you and it’s a taboo for sickness, depression and fear to take over your body.
If only you knew. If only you knew!
I never planned this post to go this way. What I had in mind was to go in depth into some passages pertaining to Adam and Eve. All the same, I believe that God has shown you some truths embedded in just two verses of Genesis Chapter 2.
Why don’t you drop all the religion you’ve learnt and for once, ask the Holy-Spirit Himself to teach you His Word at the pace you are meant to be? Try this, not only for Genesis, but for the whole Bible and you’d be surprised with what God has in store for you.