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So Robert is asking, did God literally invisibly walk in the garden? Genesis three eight.
And Genesis three eight, I’ll just read it. This is just really quickly it says, and the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day. And Adam and his wife hid themselves in the presence of the Lord among the trees in the garden. So here we see God, the Lord God, walking in the garden in the cool of the day. And yes, Jesus is God. First of all. You can see that very clearly if you just studied out John one one through three in verse 14. Jesus absolutely is God and he is Creator. And I do believe this was Jesus walking in the cool of the day to meet Adam and Eve. I think Jesus met with them on a regular basis because they could be together face to face with God. However, when sin was introduced, it separated us from God. And you see that very clearly in the book of Isaiah, chapter 59, verse two, where it says, but your iniquities have separated you from your God and your sins have hidden a space from you. And so basically, it is sin that iniquity which is sin.
It’s, you know, breaking of God’s law that has separated us from God. That’s why we can’t see God face to face now. That’s why we have this distance between heaven and earth. And that’s why when Jacob in the Old Testament, he had a dream that there was this ladder going down from heaven and earth that the angels are going up and down on it. Jesus is called this ladder because Jesus is that bridge that is trying to bring heaven and earth, us long sinners, back into a right relationship with God. And that’s why the cross is so important as that peace that bridges heaven and earth, that bridges us to God. It gives us that access to God because, yes, we’ve all sinned, all have come short of the glory of God. But again, it is through Jesus Christ, through his sacrifice, that allows us to have access to God and to again have eternal life. So I hope that answers your question. And do I believe God was literally, visibly audible? Yes, I think so. And just like when Jesus Christ returns and we see in one the lines four, it will be a visible, audible event, you will see God, you will hear Jesus, and we will literally be in heaven once again by his grace.
Yeah. And I think this is something that we so easily miss in the Old Testament. And why the Old Testament just seems so far from us because we think, oh, yeah, just there’s this God’s just speaking to people by visions and that’s it most of the time, and sometimes that is the case. And the Bible be very clear and God appeared to so and so in a vision or spoke in a vision. But actually, I would say most of the time God is speaking to people in the Old Testament, it’s actually in person. And it might be in the person. The angel of the Lord, which is Tina, was sort of indicating that was Christ, that was Christ in person. And Paul has a verse on this, colossians two Nine. And speaking of Christ, he says, for in Him dwells all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. Jesus is the bodily manifestation of the Godhead. And before he became human, he was in the bodily form of an angel, or what we would call an angel. And actually, angels look a lot like humans every time or often when angels are described in the Bible, they’re described as looking like a man.
And and that’s how they’re often like, look at the story of Abraham and it’ll talk about how three men approach and speaking to them, and Abraham recognizes one of them is God. How did he recognize he was God? Because he had seen him before. And so when we start realizing this, that God is in person, meeting with these people in the Old Testament, in person with Moses, in person with Samson’s parents, just go down the list, it gets so much more exciting. And then we realize that’s Jesus again, now, Jesus isn’t some guy that just shows up. Now in the New Testament, he was always the God of Israel. He was always the God of those people in the Old Testament, always there in person, even. I mean, just like God comes down at the Tower of Babel to look in person. So God is untouchable.
Sorry. And that’s so interesting you say that because we look at the Book of Isaiah where it says his name should be called Emmanuel god with us. And you look even at the Book of Daniel, chapter three, when Shadow, Agmak and Bendigo are in that fiery furnace and Nebuchadnezzar, who is a heathen, was not a Jew, he says, I see the form of a fourth man who is the Son of God. He himself recognizes divinity. And so I think it’s such a good point you bring up there, because Jesus really is God with us. God is in the bodily form with us. That’s his role as far as the Godhead. And he shows us what God is like. And again, that’s why the theme of the Bible, a lot of people are like, the Bible has all these different things and there’s contradictions. I’m like, no, if you look at it from COVID to cover, you see the theme of the Bible is Jesus. From Genesis to Revelation, jesus is in everything, everywhere. And if you see that, you start falling in love with the God of the Bible, which is, of course, Jesus and his Father in heaven.
Yeah, Jesus says you search the Scriptures because you think in them you’ll find eternal life. But these are they that testify of me?
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