These are just thoughts….Once again, I’m thinking about the construct and concept of death. Death is inevitable and that one guarantee for every single human. Death is fearful for most that they fear dying. Jesus conquered death at the cross and we await for the final judgement for Him to put death under His feet and toss it into the lake of fire (right alongside with Hades). Why do people fear death so much when the only thing that takes that fear away is simply believing in Jesus? Once again, what is death?
Is death created by God? Is death a angelic host that God uses for His bidding? Is death a concept to be coupled with fear? I mean, the two go hand in hand like love and faith. Disobedience of a commandment brought sin into the world which conceived death. So, what is Death? A physical entity to do Gods bidding or a concept?
I have been thinking about this since I last wrote about death, Adam and the very first Commandment of God. Do not eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. That was it. He ate and here we are, in a sinful fallen state until you accept with mercy and grace the gift of life from God through the death and resurrection of Jesus.
So I finally had gotten to the second half of Romans 5:12. “Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death passed to all men, because all sinned”. And thus death passed to all men, because all sinned. Wow. Think about that. Death passed to all men. At that moment of the transgression of the commandment from God, death passed over to all men. It was for the future of humanity that was not born yet and death already got to them.
The word here is diēlthen
(διῆλθεν) which basically means to pass over. Where have we heard that phrase before? We heard it when the angel of death passed over the Egyptians and Hebrew and those who did not put the blood in of a lamb over their door post, the first born male would die in the house. We already know all the typologies of the crucifixion of Jesus and the Passover event and how it coincided at the exact same time. There are patterns that God has established and these are called typologies.
Here is where it gets interesting. Paul using diēlthen (διῆλθεν) when talking about this to the Romans is the same exact word used in Exodus 12:12 when talking about the passover. Do you see the pattern here? Like I mentioned, we already know that the Egyptian Passover event and the crucifixion are one in the same and Jesus was the final Lamb of God to redeem Creation. So if the death of Jesus on the cross was to redeem creation from what Adam did in the garden, is there another connection to this?
There sure is. Right in Romans 5:12. “And thus death passed to all men, because all sinned.” God in fact “passed over(διελεύσομαι)” Adam’s DNA at that point in time to infect and affect every person after that, to be in need to have a redeemer. Jesus obviously fixed all that for those who accept His free gift. Paul even solidifies this thought a few verses later saying, “Yet death reigned from Adam until Moses, even over those who did not sin according to the likeness of the transgression of Adam, who is a type of Him who was to come.”
The first “Passover” in the garden was showing us that the entire human population from Adam to Moses was in grave danger and in need of a redeemer because of transgression of the commandment. It brought death to man and changed the DNA and makeup of the biology of a human from that point on. If you wonder if there is something in Scripture to prove this then look at the order of Adam being created and then look at Seth (post fall).
The second “Passover” event was for God’s people, the Hebrews, to show them that they physically need a redeemer and Moses would be a typology of Jesus, our final redemption. The firstborn male child would die at the hand of the firstborn of creation. Read Galatians 1:15-16, “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation, for by Him all things were created, those in the heavens and those on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through Him and for Him.”
So is there a third “Passover” event? I can’t say that Scripture says outright but to me it seems like there is. Death has no dominion over us once we become a new man in Christ. We put to death the old man of self and come to Jesus. Sin is to be put to death as we are baptized or immersed in His death. Now if we recognize and do this, the second death passes over us because we are sealed by the Spirit of God.
Now if we see the connection here to the fall, the Passover and the crucifixion, then it may be safe to assume that Adam’s transgression happened at a certain time of the year. This isn’t a “thus saith the Lord”, I’m just connecting little dots. Passover happened in the Month of Nissan on the 14th which was the first month of the year. Did Adam’s “fall” from his dominion over the earth happen at the same time? Was Creation the first month of the year? Did the crucifixion of Jesus fulfill the Egyptian Passover and redeem Creation? Absolutely. So did those two events that were on the same days, could they be fulfilling an original event? I’d say yes but that’s my opinion.
Jesus fulfilled everything perfectly and God has patterns. With that said, Nissan is the first month of the year on a Jewish civil calendar. This coincides with our March/April time frame. Jesus redeemed creation from what Adam did in the garden. The Passover was obviously connected to the death and resurrection of Jesus. Jesus was that Passover lamb. So is it safe to assume that Adam gave his dominion to Satan at that same exact time of year. Nissan 14. Patterns are everything to God and he will show us if we want to see it.
Now hypothetically speaking, if Nissan 14 is the fall of Adam and assuming Creation coincided with this time, Adam would have been on this Earth for 8 days when he transgressed. Now I understand the religious calendar the Jews have is different and they put September as the Jewish new year. The problem with this is that this calendar came out of Babylon and it’s not following the biblical timeline got put forth. God tells Moses and Aaron in Exodus 12:2 that “this month to you is the beginning of months”. Uh oh. What about the September Jewish new year that all Christians celebrate?
So back to it. Assuming this theory is close, Adam is 8 days old from creation. We don’t know how old he exactly is but I wrote a paper a few years ago theorizing how Adam was at least 13 years old when he was created from the dust, based on the age of accountably and puberty. Remember, he was created as a man and not a child or a baby. We don’t know his age or the timeline of the fall. We can only speculate based off of Scripture.
Before I get to the 8 day span of days here, notice the 14th of Nissan would be the 14th day of creation according to this theory. That puts the 14th on a Sabbath, the second Sabbath of creation to be exact. When I thought of this I said whoa, hold up! Then Jesus saying that He was Lord of the Sabbath made so much more sense. Adam fell on a Sabbath of all days. Is this why God stressed over and over to keep the Sabbath Holy? Is this why Jesus claimed He was Lord of the Sabbath to the Pharisees then reminded them about David eating the shewbread in the Temple on a Sabbath? I don’t know about you but it makes more sense now. One final thing, I actually wrote a few years ago that Jesus actually resurrected on the Sabbath but wasn’t seen until the first day of the week. Did He fulfill typology even on a Gregorian calendar. And remember, during Passover there were two Sabbaths that week with a high Sabbath.
“The phrase “the Lord of the Sabbath” is found in Matthew 12:8, Mark 2:28, and Luke 6:5. In all three instances Jesus is referring to Himself as the Lord of the Sabbath or, as Mark records it, “The Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath” (Mark 2:28). In these verses, Jesus is proclaiming that He is the One who exercises authority even over the rules and regulations that govern the Sabbath day.”
Now back to the 8 day span from Adam being created to the fall. Why 8 days? Let’s look at child birth. Implantation happens on the 8th day after conception and this is when a sperm meets an egg, then sparks fly – literally. “According to a study published in Scientific Reports, an explosion of zinc fireworks occurs when a human egg is activated by a sperm enzyme. The intensity of the sparks, scientists say, indicates the egg’s potential to develop into a healthy embryo.” Essentially, the real big bang with a flash of light. The real spark of life.
With all that said, after the fall, the the of them got there sentence handed to them by the Judge. Interesting that Eve received the pains of child birth. Was God, even through child birth, showing redemption through the spark of life with redeeming those 8 days of man that were lost, with child birth? I don’t know how to articulate what I’m thinking and seeing so I may have to go back through this and edit it. I do find it funny that the 8th commandment is thou shalt not steal. Technically the serpent stole Adam’s birthright on that 8th day. We also see circumcision on the 8th day of a birth of a male child.
I know I have gotten off course a bit so I apologize. So back to the original question, what is death? God allows certain angelic hosts and humans to do His bidding for Him. It does say “I will go over them” in Exodus 12 but that doesn’t exactly have to mean He physically did it. He controls everything. Example, if he says I will destroy America but uses say for example Joe Biden, He still did it at the hands of a man. He used the serpent in the garden, pharaoh in Egypt and Judas in these three cases. I would guess that he used an angelic entity to pass over labeled as the angel of death (Thanatos).
Just so you know, I’m going deep into the theology of death or thanatology. Why? I’m not sure but I’m feeling led to do it. It’s something I have never thought about.
Update: Nissan 14 was the Passover date as was the death of Jesus. So in that same line of thinking, it’s safe to assume that Adam’s fall happened on that same exact date. Only that this date was counted in days not months because they weren’t established yet. So if the Nisan 14 was the day of the fall of Man then that was 7 days after the Sabbath which would have put the day on the second Sabbath of creation. Not only that, the lamb was to be given on Nisan 10 and kept for 5 days until the 14th. Adam is typified as Christ as Eve is a symbol of the church. The church was birthed at the cross symbolically while having the side of Jesus pierced as Adam was put into a deep sleep to have his wife formed from his rib. Get it? Eve represented the Church typology and the Passover lambs were represented as the church ie we are sheep in Scripture. In this thought, Eve transgressed the same day as Adam. Eve is symbolized as the lamb kept for five days for the Passover. Was Eve taken from Adam’s rib on Nisan 10th, which is the 3rd day of the week? The third day got a double blessing during creation. And to this day, Jewish weddings are on the 3rd day or what we call Tuesday. The marriage and union of man and wife. The ultimate union of Christ and the church.
What am I saying? Eve could have been “built” by God from Adam’s rib on Nisan 10 on the 3rd day of the week. That’s if theory is true.