Man was breathed into by God Himself and this put him in a unique class to bring forth what God wanted. Man in Gods image tilling the earth and subduing it…till it became a global garden filled with the reproduced offspring of the new creation! Many sons and daughters of Adam and Eve would go forth and multiply. Fill the earth. Make it a global garden.
(Genesis 2:5) “Now no shrub of the field was yet in the earth, and no plant of the field had yet sprouted, for the LORD God had not sent rain upon the earth, and there was no man to cultivate the ground.” There was no man to cultivate the ground as God wanted. The word “culture” and cultivate have the same root. “Go make disciples of nations, teaching them…” cultivate nations…bring forth fruit…a harvest for God.
After man fell, the second Adam, Jesus came and took the place of the first Adam. One failed in a garden and the other overcame in a garden and then was buried in a garden and rose from the dead in that garden. The garden mandate is back in motion and the second Adam once again did what was done with the first Adam… John 20:22 “And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.”
Man is now once again made in Gods image, tilling the earth and subduing it…till it becomes a global garden filled with the reproduced offspring of the new creation! Many sons and daughters ‘born again.’ Go forth and multiply. Fill the earth. Make it a global garden.