Genesis 1:27 Human Beings Are Created In God's Own Image; Male And Female. What Happens in Genes
This is the tenth post in a series that began about one month ago, on March 14, 2018. Here are the first nine posts: blog1, blog2, blog3, blog4, blog5, blog6, blog7, blog8 and blog9. In this series, I have been explaining how specific events have prompted in me the creation of destructive belief systems, which have negatively impacted many areas of my life. I have also been sharing the new affirmations that I am declaring as I replace the old belief systems. This post was started April 2, 2018 and is about how precious my life is to God and why the Bible is so important to me. These two subjects have helped me survive the most inhumane, negligent, criminal and illegal abuse by family court judges in both TX and NM.
Similarities Bible Verbiage And Medical Exams.
Recently I recognized a pattern in the Bible that science has been using consistently in medical environments. The testing strategies used in the psychiatric and psychological medical communities, in order to map people's thoughts and personalities, is also used in the Bible. The court ordered abuse I've endured has included years of psychiatric tests, psychological tests and other intrusive physical tests. It is thru these experiences that i saw a pattern similar in the Bible.
Psychiatric and psychological tests ask questions with very similar words, in different scenarios, at different parts of the exam. There is a shuffling of words throughout the entire test. For example: Do I believe that apples are red? Do green apples exist? Do i believe there are apples of different colors? Do i believe that apples are only one color? These questions are separated by 50 or 100 other questions like, do i have a drug addiction problem. Each exam has taken me between 3 and 4 hours to answer the almost 800 questions. The answers are then fed to a computer, which then creates a psychological profile of my thinking patterns and belief systems.
(In March 2017 Judge Gerard Lavelle finally entered a reunification order based on there being NOTHING wrong with me. In 2.5 years of abusive and intrusive testing, NOT A SINGLE SHRED OF EVIDENCE to support the false allegations against me. As of April 22, 2018 it has been over 3.5 years since I've seen my child. Here is my petition to remove these judges off the bench!)
Having such an analytical brain means that as i experience events or read, patterns emerge consistently. These experiences have prompted a theory of why the Bible repeats itself. The characters and situations may change slightly, but the basic wording and the same lessons are repeated from cover to cover, very similar to the psychiatric tests that I've taken.
God Lives In Us And Thru Us. He Knows Us. The Bible Helps Us Know Ourselves. The Bible Helps Us Find Him Inside Of Us.
In my life, the Bible has been a tool to help me know myself better. It provides me a path to connect with God, who is a part of me. The Word of God has a special place in my heart because I understand that the power of the Most High, is part of me. My Mighty Father's strength, His kindness, His Forgiveness, His love, His entire self is encapsulated in human beings. We are His creation made in His own image. We are His and He knows us.
The question is, how well do I know myself? In between the unconscious lying to myself, the remnants of a facade I had, to keep appearances and the prior denials of my past decisions, I have been able to find my true, happy self again, thru His Word. By incorporating the Bible's teachings into my everyday life, I have been able to recover what had been buried in years of traumatic abuse by the father of my child and the corrupt judges.
Rereading the Bible has allowed me to regain my humanity as memories of my childhood adoration for the Word were remembered.
The First Time I Read Genesis As A Child.
When I read Genesis as a child, the language absorbed me into the pages of the book. I felt God's message thru the pages, speaking to my soul. I remember the feeling in my heart when I read each word out loud. I remember the feeling of peace when i recall the dream when I was called to be part of God's kingdom on earth. (Only as an adult have i been able to understand that i have always been part of God's kingdom and that I always will be.)
As a child with a Catholic grandmother, I interpreted this message as meaning that I was bound for the convent (blog6). In my prior blogs, i explain how this life path was cancelled right before I left home for the convent. This is the first time that I became angry with God. The second time I became angry with God would be almost 25 years later. In blog1, I explained how i was so angry at God that i yelled at Him blaming Him for the destruction of my entire life and most importantly blamed God for my child's horrific childhood abuse, at the hands of his father.
For me, highly emotional, fear based, severe traumatic events, like the 5 years of court war in my custody case, caused me to question not just my beliefs in God and my beliefs in who i am, a Princess in His kingdom, but also to question if there was a God at all. Satan has tested me quite cunningly. I wonder how many reading this, can agree that you too have been testing to the extreme?
God's Message For Me Was Full Of Questions.
From the first time that i read the Bible, I remember more questions than answers from the passages (more on this further down the post). I felt the words float in my mind, as thoughts who directly communicated with God himself. I remember visualizing my thoughts as envelopes that directly reached God and he answered with his own set of envelopes back to me.
These conversations with God have morphed a lot as I've aged. I have attributed the change in tone to the life lessons that I've learned, as the years have matured my understanding of this world. For example, in blog6, I detail the ways in which I was asked to conform to society's norms. I was taught that there are societal expectations for a young girl whose father is a Diplomat.
With time, I realized that as a child all I had done was learned about the world thru my parent's fixed perception of their world view. My difficulties reconciling what my parents' perception of what the world is and is not, with my perception of reality and God's role in my life has been on going.
On my homepage there is a video on the scientific study of the heart's functions, which aligns with spiritual teachings. Thru careful research I've been able to find scientific studies which support my world view. This has allowed me to trust in my heart's messages over the outside world's pressures. In this way, my understanding of this world has expanded as I've been able to reconcile medical research with Bible teachings.
When I Read The Bible Now, I Realize That Innate Curiosity For The World, With A Hefty Dose Of Optimism On A Foundation Of God's Word, Is All That Is Needed To Be Successful And Happy.
My conclusion at my age is that God inspired human beings to write the Bible with very plain wording that is easy for all to understand. Yet, this simplistic language is full of complexity. Every story, every advice, every passage has a network of words, people and situations, that reference each other throughout the entire work. Hence my comparison to the tools used by psychologists.
I've also realized that the world is full of much suffering, pain, sorrow and destruction. When we allow ourselves to be taken out of our God given reality and we immerse ourselves into this physical world, chaos begins to entrench itself in our lives. We are in this world, but not of this world.
While I experience my life as a physical existence with many moving components all around me, I am also a spiritual being with a soul, who also has a God given purpose to fulfill. It is my belief that sharing my past and my present struggles and describing how God's Word has been rescuing me from it all, this is all part of my God given purpose.
My Search For Answers To Bible Verses.
Those who have studied the Word realize that there is a first creation story in Genesis 1:27. Then in Genesis 2:7, God creates a new set of human beings. This information is not new. The reason for posting my views on these verses is because it is verses like these that caught my attention as a child. The more of Genesis that i read, the more questions that i had.
Why did God make two sets of male and female creations? Why did God create the second pair out of dust, removing the flight capabilities? What happened to the first creations? Why was the first female creation left alone? Where did the first male go? Why did Satan tempt the second female and not the first? Why did Satan tempt the female and not the male? Why were the last set of male and female creations placed under angel's guard inside of a secluded garden? Why were the first creations able to roam (fly) the entire Earth but not the subsequent creations?
These were some of the questions that i had for God that the local Priests were not able to answer. My decision to become a nun was to have these questions answered.
God Decided To Turn Over His Creations And The Earth To Men (Plural And No Mention of Creating Woman) Made In Their Image And According To Their Likeness.
Genesis 1:26 "Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth."
God is speaking to others. Who is He speaking to? Why do THEY agree to make man (and only man, no woman) in their image and according to their likeness? The purpose that God states for creating men, (plural) is to delegate the dominion of the created beings on the earth. But for what purpose? Why would God create animals and then decide that He wishes to delegate the tending of those animals? The verse is clear that the creations are originally many males and no females.
Before this verse, the earth is created and all animals are created for God and His people in heaven. Then, God decides to create a man (then men) to have dominion over what they have dominion. Why is there no mention of creating a woman for man? Why does God say to make them (all men) have dominion over the earth without women?
The Bible is always very specific and is always accurate. This verse completely leaves out the creation of a woman for the men being created to take dominion of God's created animals. (Zecharia Stichin's books provide hypothetical scenarios to many of my questions.)
Scripture Has Two Creations.
There are two creation stories detailing a second set of modified birds and cattle and a second set of modified human beings. Here is the original creation verses followed by the second creation in Chapter 2 of Genesis. Both new sets were different from the original creations.
Genesis 1:20 "Then God said, "Let the waters abound with an abundance of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the face of the firmament of the heavens." Could the first set of birds created fly as high up as the firmament? The second set of birds were created out of the ground and there is no mention of them flying across the firmament of the heavens. What happened to the first creation of birds, that God needed to create a new set of birds? What happened to these first created birds, for God chose to restrict their flight in their second creation? Why is God needing to create so many duplicates? Where is Satan in all of this?
Genesis 1:21 "So God created sea creatures and every living thing that moves, with which the waters abounded, according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good." The original creation has birds, sea creatures, and every living thing that moves in the fifth day, with cattle and creeping things were made in the sixth day.
Genesis 1:22 "And God Blessed them, saying, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let the birds multiply on the earth."
Genesis 1:23 "So the evening and the morning were the fifth day."
Genesis 1:24 "Then God said, "Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind: cattle and creeping thing and beast of the earth, each according to its kind," and it was so."
God only creates a second set of birds and cattle. The second set is created together even though originally they were created on different days, whereby lowering the bird's status. What did the first set of birds do to deserve the demotion? How did the first set of birds die? What happened to the first set of cattle? Why did God need to create a second set of cattle? Where is Satan in all of this?
Here is side by side the two creation stories of the two sets of animals:
Genesis 1:25 "And God made the beast of the earth according to its kind, cattle according to its kind, and everything that creeps on the earth according to its kind. And God saw that it was good." To recall, in Genesis 2:19 "Out of the ground LORD God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them."
The first creation has the beasts made of the "earth". The second creation story clumps both birds and cattle into one category and makes them of the "field" and of the "air". There is a definite difference in how the two sets of animals were created. Their purpose is also modified. Also, the "LORD God" title in Genesis 2:19 is different from the "God" title in Genesis 1:25. Why is there a difference in creator title?
It is clear that both of the first set of created birds and cattle are somehow destroyed and God then replaces them with modified capabilities.
Genesis 1:26 "Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." This verse is very important. The original intent of the statement is to create the first human being, a male. This decision is followed up by creating an entire set of human males, which are called man. There is no mention of a female creation.
Genesis 1:27 "So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them." In the first part of the sentence, God is successful in creating male human beings. Then, females are also created with the males. Here is the first mention of a female creation, after the decision to make man was made.
Genesis 1:28 "Then God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth." God is speaking to both male and female creations. God has blessed them. God has given them the order to multiply and has handed dominion over the earth onto them. Genesis 2:7 is a second creation story of human beings. What happened to this first set of male and female?
God's Female Creation Is Left Alone For An Extended Period Of Time. God's First Male Creation Dies? Disappears? Is Killed?
Genesis 1:29 "And God said, "See, i have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face on the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food." Again, God is instructing the set of human beings on food. Nothing is restricted.
Genesis 1:30 "Also, to every beast of the earth, to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, i have given every green herb for food; and it was so."
Genesis 1:31 "Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day." (31 days in January, 31 verses in Genesis.)
Genesis 2:1 "Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished."
Genesis 2:2 "And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done."
Genesis 2:3 "Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made."
Genesis 2:4 "This is the history of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens," The beginning of the second chapter of Genesis states that all of creation is finished. God's creation is not complete for long. The next verse supports the view, that there was only a female and no male on the earth for an extended period of time: This is the first time that the title of "LORD God" is made.
Genesis 2:5 "before any plant of the field was in the earth and before any herb of the field had grown. For the LORD God had not caused it to rain on the earth, and there was no man to till the ground;" Just after "God" was celebrating his work being finished, there is suddenly no more man alive. The "LORD God" begins restructuring the environment on earth. He creates additional sets of animals and human beings.
Genesis 2:6 "but a mist went up from the earth and watered the whole face of the ground." The LORD God creates a mist that waters the face of the ground, during the male's absence. Why was there no man to till the ground when God created male and female in His own image in the last chapter, in Genesis 1:27? What happened to the original male creation?
Did Satan have a part in this first male creation's demise?
God Creates A Second Male Human But No Second Female.
Genesis 2:7 "And the LORD God formed a man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being." Here, the LORD God only creates an additional man, but no additional woman. Also, in Genesis 1:27 "God" creates man. In the second creations, the title of "LORD God" is used to create the second set of birds, cattle and man.
Why does God not breathe life into the nostrils of both male and female? Why is God only replacing the male creation? Could something have happened to the first man, leaving alone the original female creation? How did the first male die? Why did the first female remain alive?
God created a second male and no second female because she survived whatever happened to the first male. During this time period that the first female is left alone, what is she doing with her time on earth? Who is she spending her time with? Did Satan befriend her? Did Satan tempt the first man to the point of killing him in order to go after Lilith?
I learned about Lilith, the first man's first wife and about how she became the earth's first demon after disobeying God. She refused to stay in the Garden living with the second created male. (The first divorce?) (apparently Lucifer was more her type)
The writings that i read describing Lilith say that she flew away from God's angels refusing to go to the Garden. She enjoyed flying over the face of the earth and would not be confined to a small patch of garden in the middle of nowhere. I do not know if the translations match the same verbiage used in Genesis 1:2 "The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters." Lilith apparently enjoyed hovering over the face of the waters as well. (She was created in God's image.)
It is my understand that Lilith had wings, could fly and had the powers of God, including the power to disobey God, much in the same prideful way that Lucifer did.
[The Old Testament was written for the Jewish people. Jews of that time period spoke ancient Arameic, a sort of modern day Hebrew. The Hebrew language has an entire belief system surrounding numerology. Keeping this in mind, I will mention that the first creation story is Genesis 1:27 and the second creation story is Genesis 2:7 (the 1 is gone).]
My Life (All Life) Is Precious And Important To God.
I hope the above referenced verses make you a bit curious. Curious enough to take out your Bible and read it again. Try having a conversation with God today, just to see how that would feel to you.
My conversations with God as a child included small white envelopes (my thoughts wrapped inside felt alive), which i imagined left me and floated up, somewhere. I imagined his answers as coming down to me, in very large fluffy, cloud-like bone colored envelopes. Over the years, my relationship with God has changed dramatically. Today, i can joyfully share that nothing leaves me when i sit to have a conversation with God. The conversations now look more like a calm, peaceful meditative time spent with me talking to God about my feelings, about my questions, about my gratitude, and most importantly always joking that yes, it's me again, the kid with all of the questions.
I now feel a true connection with a part of me, that is inside of me, that is pure and infinite love, unconditional understanding, unlimited patience and boundless peace. I have also come to understand that this connection to this source is indestructible and eternal.
When I meditate and feel this connection, I can understand how this source is very interested in my happiness and well-being. I feel something external to me, yet connected to me, as a part of me that just loves me back. There is something tangible in this love that i feel because i have felt it in my loving family and friend relationships.
Just as I feel my family's love, my friend's love, my cat's love, i even feel my plants' happiness, when i speak to God, i feel someone loving me back.
Moving Forward, Always Forward.
It is my opinion that the Bible is written, the way that it is written for the single purpose of teaching us how to connect with God. It is thru fellowship, pastors, priests, mentors, and other fellow believers that we learn to seek God to then learn to communicate with God and finally learn the truth about God.
God is real. God created me. God has a purpose for me. God loves me. God is inside of me. And in order for me to receive all of God's blessings, all i have to do is ask Him. God cherishes giving me my heart's desires.
I trust that this post will bring you closer to your Bible, which I know will then lead you closer to God. The closer to God, the more abundance, health and every kind of God that comes into one's life.
The more that i ask God about the blog's topics, i feel the same answer repeat back. I will continue with this series on spiritual growth, and i will also continue to publish the beauty posts. The health, beauty, wellness, makeup tips, secret DIY at home formulas, etc, will always be discussed at length during the monthly workshops.
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