As you have seen, the elements that make up the Garden of
Eden story can be telling us much
more than the traditional story presented like a fairy tale. In the same way, the results from this
redefined story also gives us more to consider. While it is true that this fall separated the spiritual relationship between man from God, this separation also manifested itself on the physical plane as well. This is what we are going to understand next.
which is has already been, and what is to be has already been; and God requires
an account of what is past Eccl 3:15
The implication from this scripture tells us that God in his
domain is outside of linear time. From his perspective, all of mankind's history
on the linear plane is already finished! It is not that God simply contemplates
what he is going to do, it has already been done. This is why the Bible's
recorded prophecies are 100% accurate. It is actually the entire recorded
history of mankind
from beginning to end.
As you project this idea further you are left with the
realization that if God's domain exists outside of linear time and is complete
within itself, then we who are are in this earthly plane are separated by time
as well as space from the eternal realm: heaven. This would be the definition
for a dimension. If both are existing simultaneously , Heaven and Earth are
This idea is even strengthened by the words of Jesus. As Jesus
stood before Pilot at his trial, He was asked if he were a King. A baited
question Jesus answered very carefully,
" My Kingdom is not of this earth..."
Jesus was not proclaiming himself to be an alien! The Greek word "Kosmos" for our English word world, literally means the ordered arrangement of this entire material universe! That my dear reader is the description of a dimension. Jesus was saying that HIS KINGDOM was not of this DIMENSION!
Missing the mark is a mid-evil archery definition for a once commonly used word,
Today the word sin is associated with judgment on a persons moral character. This however is
inaccurate from the original intention. To miss the mark is to help define the concept of parallel
dimensions. The Bible says that we, (everyone who is a resident on this linear earth) have missed
the mark and that we will receive the reward of that missed mark, death. (Romans 3:23) It has
nothing to do with our moral character because entrance into God's dimension does not depend
upon an individuals actions.( Eph 2:8) Are you, like many surprised to hear that? Our entrance
into heaven, the correct dimension, depends upon faith in God's graceful provision, Jesus Christ
as the Lamb of God. The term Sin, was used in describing the fact that we are all a part of this
second rate fallen dimension. Because of that, we are destined to follow and live by this
dimensions standards. We in our own strength, and good intentions cannot find a way out. We
are helpless to escape. Events in the Garden of Eden created a
literal paradox by one man, Adam, that literally put a rip
into the space time continuum. It is only logical then to realize that the same
but opposite of the Eden event would have to happen to undo this paradox. It is
also logical to realize that only one person could accomplish that for the rest
of us and that would be God himself. Only the creator would have the kind of
power to overrule time and space.
At the end of the movie Armagagedon, the hero made a decision to sacrifice his own life in order to save the rest of the world from an oncoming comet. Mission accomplished! He dies but the whole earth is saved. Anyone would realize that this man would be immortalized and honored forever for such valor and personal sacrifice. That is exactly what Jesus the Messiah did for us and yet the world scoffs in unbelief and settles for every other alternative. Sin means to miss the mark. That Mark is God's perfect kingdom and his ways, existing in the eternal realm and translated out as the tree of Life. Adam and Eve chose the other tree, The tree of knowledge translated into a lesser dimension. We were stuck in this dimension until God himself came and undid the paradox at Calvary. In this parallel dimension created by the fall in Eden, our environment changed from the original intention provided for mankind by God. In addition to a physical change in this lesser dimension, our physical bodies also changed from the perfect intended one God provided. We will next see that blood was a part of getting us into this mess and another blood would get us out as a means of fixing this paradox..
Mankind was made to be eternal and live with God in his perfect eternal realm. The wrong choice put mankind into this lesser linear dimension as a "quarantine" bound by time and destined to a physical death. Understanding this, it is only logical to see that mankind's physical nature changed to fit the new environment
We will now look at some scriptural evidence to this change
in regards to blood. Before the fall, Adam said of Eve when she was created,
" This is now bone of my bones and flesh
of my flesh" Genesis 2:23
Blood was not mentioned because it probably was not included at that time. There is evidence that this mortal linear existence is bound by a physical blood system The Old Testament Law states:
"For the life of the flesh is in the
Life here means the frail mortal life, it is bound by the
existence of a blood system. Blood is the
only dietary law carried over into the New Testament times that remained forbidden to consume.
After his death and resurrection, Jesus told his disciples as they first saw him thinking he was a ghost:
" Look at my hands and feet. It is I
myself! Touch me and see: a ghost does not have flesh
and bones, as you see I have." Luke 24:39
In His resurrected bodily form, Jesus proclaimed he had a
physical nature and not just spirit but
that this did not include a blood system. This omission is significant as Paul further defines this
same thought for us to understand.
"...that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God: neither does corruption inherit
incorruption. Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the
dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on
incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 1 Corthians 15:50-53