God Spoke Adam Into Existence – Genesis 1:26-27

The power to create comes from God’s inner being.  His dynamic, living, self-energizing, creative force of faith is released with His words.  In Genesis 1 alone, ten times the Scriptures tell us “God said,” as He released His faith to create day and night, the firmament, dry land, plants, and trees, the stars and planets, etc.  Hebrews 11:3 says, “By faith we understand that the universe was framed by the word of God, so that things that are seen were not made out of things which are visible.”

Man was created the same way.  God formed him from the dust of the ground ‘and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living being’ (Genesis 2:7).  Notice, it says, “God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, after our likeness…” (Genesis 1:26).  Just as He had spoken to create everything else, God spoke man into existence with His words, essentially saying, “Man, be our image.”  The ‘breath of life’ was contained in the words spoken into Adam.  Jesus said, “It is the Spirit who gives life.  The flesh profits nothing.  The words that I speak to you are spirit and are life” (John 6:63).  And Proverbs 4 says, “My son, attend to my words … for they are life to those who find them, and health to all their body” (verses 20,22).

Man “became’ when God’s words breathed the life resident within Him into the lifeless form of Adam’s body.  He had formed from the dust of the ground.  God’s faith-filled words instantly produced the eternal power of His own life, love, and dominion inside Adam – exactly like Himself.  Adam was created in the exact image of God: God’s son (Luke 3:38).

God made man a living, speaking spirit like Himself, filled with His own faith and covered with His glory (Hebrews 2:7).  The bible is a copy of the words God used to release His faith.  They are filled with His power, which is faith that works by love because He is love (1John 4:8).  God is a spirit (John 4:24), so Adam’s spirit was spawned from God’s own spirit.  God reproduced Himself.

God spoke again, and used His words to bring into existence THE BLESSING over mankind (Genesis 1:28).  Essentially He said, “Fruitful be!” and spoke over Adam and Eve words that gave them dominion over all His Creation.  THE BLESSING power from inside God had just been transferred.  It was the same power with which He spoke the earth and the universe into existence.  His first recorded words of creation were, “Let there be light” (Genesis 1:3), or “Light be!”.  Sunshine didn’t come until four days later.  So the light God spoke over His Creation was the light of His glory.  And He crowned man with that same glory (Psalm 8:5).  He transferred His creative BLESSING power onto man, giving him complete and total authority to use it to manage the earth.  That BLESSING and authority have been restored to mankind through what Jesus, the last Adam (1 Corinthians 15:45), did on the cross.  He annihilated the devil and took back man’s God given authority (Colossians 2:15).  Now that authority is yours in Christ Jesus (Matthew 28:18-20).

God spoke Jesus, the second and last Adam, into the earth the same way He created the universe and the first Adam: with His words.  After He found a man named Abram who would agree to partner with Him in a binding, blood covenant agreement, God spoke words into the earth that, out of the seed of His partner, One was coming who would bless all the nations of the earth (Genesis 26:4; Galatians 3:16).  God continued speaking about the coming One through the mouths of His prophets until, forth-two generations later, the WORD of God became clothed with flesh, supernaturally conceived inside the womb of a virgin girl through the power of God’s spoken Word (Matthew 1:17).  You too received words  about salvation in Jesus and were re-created in God’s own image.  You were made a new creature in Christ Jesus (2 Corinthians 5:17) the same way – through believing and speaking God’s words in faith (Romans 10:9-10).  You, like Adam and Jesus, your covenant blood Brother (Hebrews 2:11), are filled and crowned with God’s glory!!

Note:  This article was taken from the Kenneth Copeland Word of Faith Study Bible.

8 Replies to “God Spoke Adam Into Existence – Genesis 1:26-27”

  1. Why is it that God simply spoke light, animals, the heavens, and earth into being but used the dust of the earth to form man? Why didn’t he simply speak man into existence like he did for the rest of creation? What is the significance of using the dirt as a means of man’s existence?

    1. Good Morning Ella,
      I do not know the exact answer to that question. I can only give you my personal thoughts on the matter. I believe that He may have created Adam from the dust of the earth because our bodies will return to dust. He breathed into him His own spirit which will remain with us for eternity. From dust to dust…. Again, that is only my opinion and I cannot say that I have read about this in any particular article anywhere. Pray about it. Perhaps your Spirit can enlighten you in this area.
      Be blessed, Jan

    2. notice how when we age, we get wrinkles, just as time passes dirt dries and cracks. “God formed him from the dust of the ground ‘and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living being’ (Genesis 2:7). he in fact did speak us into existence but first had to form us as you would with clay, aka dirt or “dust” & water. he then breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and there was light. there’s also multiple religions that believe a very similar story so it makes sense.

    3. Verse 3 of Genesis says that God rested from all His work which God had created and made. You see this in Genesis 1 for instance, verse 16 says that God made two great lights, but if you look at verse 14, those lights were spoken into existence before being given a physical form. Everything was created by His word and then made…given a physical form to live on earth. Hebrews 11:3 let’s us know that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible. So it wasn’t just Adam who was given a physical form, but all things. “For by Him all things were created”, Col 1:16, and John 1:3 All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made. Also see verse 1 of John 1.

    4. Here’s the corrected version of your text:

      A very insightful question indeed: God was aiming to teach us the fundamental concepts of seed, soil, and growth. We represent the ground (dust), His word stands as the seed, and His breath embodies Life. In essence, we are an extension of Him, God created us in his IMAGE AND LIKENESS. Consequently, we cannot function effectively on this earth without the source of life. His breath is vital, signifying that our words should promote life, not death.

      Every word that escapes your lips is a seed with the potential to take root in your soul (the ground). If you repeat something frequently enough, it molds your reality because you begin to believe it’s true. Proverbs 18:21 The power of life and death resides within your tongue. Jeremiah 15:16, in the Living Bible, states: “Your words are what sustain me; they are food to my hungry soul.” Any words other than those from God serve only to kill, steal, and destroy not only your life but also the lives of others. Because they are of a foreign and can’t sustain your flesh. Joshua 1:8 Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Prosperity and success are found in Christ.

      The word of God remains a living seed, active for believers to employ in forging life experiences that mirror God’s existence. Without God’s word, the only legitimate seed designed for the human mind, our lives descend into chaos. Life is inherently spiritual, and as spiritual beings, we are to be sustained by it. Unfortunately, some individuals read the Bible primarily with their natural brains, void of the guidance of the Holy Spirit, resulting in confusion. The Bible is inherently spiritual, authored by a Spirit of Truth, the Precious Holy Spirit, for spiritual beings. God is a Spirit. John 4:24 God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”

      Certain challenges like Addictions, Cycles, poverty, sickness, and mental health often have spiritual roots, yet people attempt to combat them through physical means. Regrettably, numerous Christians merely proclaim their faith verbally. As stated in the Bible, you can identify them by their fruits. The word of God bears Fruits. There is always a transformation of his word. Your soul (the ground) will flourish and thrive in life (God’s breath) only when a proper seed, the word of God, is sown within it. The sole seed God deemed fitting to bestow “wisdom” upon your “brain” is His word.

      Jesus is the Word made flesh, who dwelled among us. However, accepting Jesus only is insufficient; one must plant the seed of God’s word in the soul (the soil) to rid oneself of the misinformation propagated by the education system, philosophy, industry, entertainment, entrepreneurship, Media, human philosophy, doctrines of men and so forth. This world system is designed to disrupt human life and push people away from God, progressively and deliberately.

      This topic is expansive, and there is much more to look into. However, remember that the word of God serves as a seed while your soul becomes the spiritual ground, the fruitfulness is the word of God will be seen. Your light – Jesus Christ in you will be seen. Man is a Spirit, that has a soul, and dwells in a body. The body is a mere vessel; its optimal function is dependent upon a renewed mind to be able to function by the word of God. The word helps resist the devil and conform to the world’s patterns. Even when practicing your faith every day, you are to use a seed (the word of God for whatever need), meditate on the seed until it bears fruit in your soul then patiently wait for the physical manifestation. Growth creates patience and trust in God. As long as you believe and it’s in God’s will, anything you ask in Jesus’ name will be done. You can’t ask if you don’t know what to ask for, you can’t know unless you know the word of God. There is no shortcut to the word of God.

      The Bible is full of signs and symbols; it’s essential to observe and understand them. Your question and observation were indeed profound and represent a significant aspect of learning the word of God. You are blessed.

    5. I was wondering the same thing! I have considered that because man was birthed in God, “Let us make man in our own Image,” and since God is a spirit , not a limited form, he had to create a form for man to exist as a tangible entity. He had to make a house for him to live in. The sea gave a shape to the sea animals . The earth gave shape to the earth animals and the fowl of the air were shaped in the air. But, man being birthed in God, had no shape. So God created one for him. But, these are just thoughts that I am pondering concerning the creation.

  2. When the words our are used I believe to be true.
    I also feel a big portion of the book was
    Hidden and rewritten by maybe someone around Constantine.
    Rewritten for the purpose of making laws

    1. God gave everyone a choice to believe or not. I chose to believe.
      It’s all a journey. Enjoy yours..

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