Adam successfully stomped on the serpent’s head and prevented him from taking over Eden, but the serpent would not stop until he achieved his goal of world domination. He couldn’t beat Adam, but he saw that God made for Adam a partner to help him—the very first woman. Adam’s heart was so fixed on her that the serpent was able to deceive him through her, and Adam gave the devil his authority over Earth. God preserved Adam and his wife, preventing the devil from destroying them. And God put a curse on the serpent for his deception, so that the serpent knew the Seed in woman would defeat the seed of the serpent and end the devil’s revolution against God once and for all. Knowing his time was limited, the devil worked quickly to establish his kingdom on the Earth. He tempted Adam’s sons to follow after him. He deceived some of them, particularly Cain and his family line, but others remained faithful to the Lord. The devil even deceived more angels in Heaven to help him. Some of the angels left Heaven, came to the Earth and took women to be their wives. They started families and bore giant, superhuman children. This was the age of the Nephilim, the fallen ones. They filled the Earth with violence. Bloodshed was everywhere. There was no peace among men, only war. Many generations had passed since Adam and his wife had lived on Earth. Adam’s son Seth, whom he bore after Cain killed Abel, was the vessel for God’s chosen family line. He would use this genetic path to bring Himself into the world to defeat the devil. Seven generations after Seth, a son was born in his family line named Noah. The giants had nearly taken over everything by the time Noah was born. The condition of the Earth was so awful during Noah’s time that God determined to Flood the Earth and wipe out all life on it to put an end to the great suffering sin had brought upon it. So God told Noah to build an ark to save himself, his family, and the animals God had made from the destruction of the Flood. After completing the ark, Noah makes his way through the dangerous terrain of giant-infested Earth to collect animals to bring with him into the ark before the Flood. One of the fallen angels plots to destroy him at the end of his path…
Genesis 6:1-8 (NIV)
1 When human beings began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, 2 the sons of God saw that the daughters of humans were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose. 3 Then the Lord said, “My Spirit will not contend with humans forever, for they are mortal; their days will be a hundred and twenty years.” 4 The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of humans and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown. 5 The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time. 6 The Lord regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled. 7 So the Lord said, “I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race I have created—and with them the animals, the birds and the creatures that move along the ground—for I regret that I have made them.” 8 But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord.
Genesis 7:1-5 (NIV)
1 The Lord then said to Noah, “Go into the ark, you and your whole family, because I have found you righteous in this generation. 2 Take with you seven pairs of every kind of clean animal, a male and its mate, and one pair of every kind of unclean animal, a male and its mate, 3 and also seven pairs of every kind of bird, male and female, to keep their various kinds alive throughout the earth. 4 Seven days from now I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights, and I will wipe from the face of the earth every living creature I have made.” 5 And Noah did all that the Lord commanded
Trouble in Paradise
The war in Heaven is won; Michael and his armies were victorious. And as a result of their King’s great sacrifice, the Lamb slain before the foundation of the world, the creation of the material universe has been accomplished. The Lord chose Earth as the home planet for His children, and the first of them is named Adam. His body is made out of dust from the ground, but his inner being is far superior to even the angels in the spiritual universe. The Seed, or Son, of God—which is the Image of God—is in Adam. The Lord placed Adam in the Garden of Eden to maintain order there, and ensure that the Kingdom of God would be on Earth as it is in Heaven. The Lord told Adam not to eat the forbidden fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil—because in that tree is the seed of the serpent, the devil who is now an exile on planet Earth. The devil, now angry due to his loss in the previous heavenly war, seeks to take over planet Earth, beginning with the Garden of Eden. Now taking the form of a serpent, the devil causes Eden to be a dangerous place, and forbidden fruits from the tree have come to life to destroy Adam. Adam makes his way through the Garden of Eden to defeat the evil which had infiltrated it…
15 The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. 16 And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; 17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.”
Genesis 3:1 (NIV)
3 Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?”
Before the Foundation of the World
Before the creation of the material universe, the angels in Heaven are at war. Their once peaceful heavenly kingdom has been transformed into a nightmare as a result of the assassination of their King. The murderer, who would come to be known as the devil, has stolen the throne and attempts to rule over the angels in place of the One Who made them. Some of the angels support this tyrant, but others rebel against his revolution. The leader of the rebels is the famous Michael the archangel, who beginning with this campaign would become the chief general of the angelic armies. Though it seems that his King is gone, somehow Michael knows that He lives indeed and He is intentionally allowing the heavenly war for a greater good. Michael makes his way through the darkness which Heaven had become to face the devil and cast him out of Heaven into the material universe, specifically the small planet Earth….
Revelation 12:3-9 (NIV)
3 Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on its heads. 4 Its tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that it might devour her child the moment he was born. 5 She gave birth to a son, a male child, who “will rule all the nations with an iron scepter.” And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne. 6 The woman fled into the wilderness to a place prepared for her by God, where she might be taken care of for 1,260 days.7 Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. 8 But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. 9 The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.