In reading Genesis 1 and 2, you read the phrase, "and God said." This was God creating the world as we know it. Nothing came into existence without the phrase being spoken by God. John 1:1-3 enforces this in the phrase, "...without Him nothing was made that has been made." He wonderfully created the heavens and the earth by speaking them into existence. 

But then you'll notice a change in His method when you come to Genesis 2:7 — "And the Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and man became a living being." Here we notice God seems to purposely take a different approach to what He was creating. Instead of merely speaking man into existence "He formed Him." A wonderful and meaningful change in God's method. And He did not stop there God breathed into what He had formed. The powerful breath of God was sent into the dust-formed creature, and that breath made him something different, and uniquely different, in what God had already made. The plants, the animals, and others did not receive the breath of God but man did. 

This clearly indicates God had something different in mind. You will note the difference when the passage indicates that God "spoke to the man." He had not spoken to anything else He had created but to this special creation; God spoke to him. He intended to be able to communicate to this creature that He had made in His image and likeness. Something very special is going on here and this "talking to man" would be something that God wanted to continue within His creation. 

Does He still talk to us? Yes He does. And yes He desires to talk to him. But I am afraid man is not listening and many do not want to talk to God. This is the reason why our world is the condition of misery today. We are not listening to God. 

Pastor Gerry Holloway

Pastor Gerald Holloway is the Senior Pastor of Word for the World Christian Fellowship.

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