Adam and Eve Before The Fall

For a Time, Adam and Eve had Dominion Over Creation and Relationship with God

The period of time Adam and Eve enjoyed their relationship with God without sin is unspecified. But for a time, they walked with God in perfection, uninhibited, freely communicating with Him, free of fear, no sin, no sickness, no evil and no distractions. In a reference in Isaiah 51:3, foretelling the future of the city of God, Zion, it says that God will make “...her desert like the garden of the Lord; Joy and gladness will be found in it, thanksgiving and the voice of melody.”

Imagine a sunny, cloudless day, no breeze, birds twittering and the sweet sound of a woman's voice singing happily and melodiously. It's the stuff of dreams and fairy tales, but it did happen, once upon a time, and it is promised to be a reality again in the future.

Adam and Eve had the dominion, power and authority over all of God's creation. They stood guilt-free before God, knowing God was Almighty. Adam knew from Whom he came, and so did Eve. There was no struggle for equality, there was divine order. God had blessed them, and had given them a commissioning, so to speak. “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth. See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food. Also, to every beast of the earth, to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food.” (Genesis 1:28-30)

Everything was in the capable hands of Adam and Eve. This was God's idea, and God saw everything that He had made and everything that He had done and it all met with His approval. “Indeed it was very good.” (1:31)

As long as they lived within the established orderliness, they enjoyed stability and tranquility. Both Adam and Eve loved God, and knew that God loved them. One can imagine laughter, and exclamations of awe as new tastes were discovered, new sights were seen and new things were discovered. God must have delighted as His children discovered daily the many wonders of His creation. His focus of the universe is still the earth, and His object of affection and love is still mankind, for whom He has given everything necessary to live life abundantly.

Written by: Pete Miller