Before Adam and Eve
By: Rick L. King
June 14, 2012
The Bible tells us that God is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. God knows all things. I had an interesting observation recently.
God created Adam and placed him in the garden. He was placed there by God not by Adamís choice. God then created Eve. God knows the beginning and end. God knew ahead of time what was going to happen. He knew what Eve would do. He knew what Adam would do as a result. Since God knows everything then this was no surprise to Him. I believe this was all part of His plan. Let me say why.
Lucifer was in Heaven placed there by God. Lucifer rebelled and wanted to be like God. He wanted to run things. He thought he knew better. Well, we know what happened to him. He got booted from Heaven and was sent to earth with a final destination of Hell.
Here is the observation. Adam, Eve, nor even Lucifer went to Heaven or were in the garden by their choice. They were placed there by God. They started out having the best that was possible for any person or spirit. They started out in beautiful fellowship with the Creator of all things.
I believe that because God was all knowing that He wants people in Heaven that choose to be there. He wants people that want Him and love Him and know that there is nothing better for anyone than being in Heaven with Him. God had a plan before Adam and Eve. He knew that they would sin. He knew that man would sin. He made a way for man to be forgiven of all sin. He also put man in the devilís kingdom even though they were forgiven of sin. He put man in the situation where he must constantly make choices. He could choose to serve the devil or he could choose to follow Jesus even though there would be trials and tribulations and much suffering along the way. Man gets saved and has a taste of God and realizes just how great and good that He is. He spends his life on earth longing to be with God. He finds little by little all that the devil offers is no comparison to what God offers. He has to keep choosing things that bring life and sow to the spirit instead of his flesh as he has realized that it is only through Godís Spirit that he really has life. He has totally chosen God. He has looked at all other options and knows that there is nothing greater than Jesus or the Lord God Almighty.
Because of these choices when it is his time to leave this earth, he is welcomed into Heaven. He learned to make the right choice. He did not make them automatically. God now has people in Heaven that have chosen to be there. They have seen the false and chosen the true and real. God no longer has to be concerned they will want to take over and run things as Lucifer had done. They gladly trust the Lord and allow Him to be God. Instead of being placed in the Garden automatically when created or born as was Adam and Eve, the Garden is the destination for all that have learned on earth to not yield to the devil and have learned that obedience to God is the greatest thing possible.
Unlike Adam, Eve, and Lucifer, which started out on the positive, we start out on the negative. We spend our life to become a zero so that we can then become a positive and be in Heaven with the Lord. Interesting plan that God had, that really works too. We wonít want to be in control when we get to Heaven as we found out on earth what happens when we are. We are never satisfied nor are we complete. We learned that we are only complete in Him alone.