As Adam ventures into the open planes of the garden, he can't help but notice that he is one of a kind. All around him is the vibrancy of life. With every step he takes, he witnesses a new miracle each time. Adam speaks to himself: “Indeed this is good.” As Adam learns about this life, he senses deep inside of him a part that cannot be seen: he is not quite sure what it is; all he can discern is a kind of longing, even that this time was ordained from before the foundations of creation.
It is the next morning. As Adam opens his eyes, he sees his Lord staring at him with a smile. “Come, Adam. Today I will introduce you to creation. What I am about to do is pass before you all manner of creation on earth. This is your duty, Adam: you will name every one of them.” God selects an open space in the garden. Adam, not quite sure what to expect, sees all kinds of creatures appearing out of nowhere. First, he names all manner of birds; then he names every herb of the field, all kinds of sea creatures and then finally God passes before him the animal kingdom. God notices that Adam is extremely concerned. And so God asks Adam: “Adam, look. All this I have given to you. Why do you look so sad?” Adam, not quite sure what to say, suddenly bursts out in revelation, “Lord, I am one, and I am alone. Is this good, Lord? Is it good that I will be alone?” Adam senses something in the deepness of his spirit, a sense of loneliness that cannot be expressed in words. God softly takes Adam's hand, looks deeply into his eyes with infinite compassion and simply says: “Look, Adam.” For the first time, Adam sees into a realm that cannot be expressed in human terms. Never has he sensed this sight before: everything around him disappears until it is only God and Adam. Saturated in a state of utter emotion, he lifts his head and beholds.
God asks Adam: “What do you see Adam?” With a sense of joy, Adam responds: “I see two, Lord.” “Yes, Adam, two.” God suddenly draws Adam's attention from this revelation. “What else do you see, Adam? “I see an olive seed Lord.” “Look deeper, Adam; look deeper.” “Yes, Lord, it is ready to be planted. Why this, Lord? What is the meaning of this?” “Consider the olive tree, Adam. Likened to the olive tree is a mystery, for as the olive tree grows and matures so shall all time mature and be fulfilled.” “When Lord? To what end, Lord?” “Look, Adam. I am the first and I am the last. I AM the great I AM. For now, much of this truth is not yet ripe unto revelation. As there are a time and season for everything under the sun, so shall you learn the meaning of this great mystery.” With this, God separates His hand from Adam and returns into the heavens. Adam, not sure exactly what has just happened, wanders around in the garden.
As far as he wanders, he can't help but notice, there are two of every a kind of creature under the sun: the lion and the lioness, yes, even the sparrows together in their carefully crafted nest. I am only one. Could it be that God loves the sparrows more than me? For look, even the sparrows sing a song of love. Here am I, alone... surely this cannot be good. With this thought, Adam falls into a deep sleep.
There is a gathering in the highest heaven of the highest order. No one is invited. Even Gabriel the great messenger has to descent for a while. For now, only the Godhead will gather. Never has there been such a meeting, not before all ages or even, yes, even through all eternity. For what is to unfold is the ultimatum of God’s intent. It is almost as if this is a time when God will conclude the purpose of His own existence.
Finally, it is decided: not only will God have a counterpart, but man will also learn from this. For as the olive tree matures, so shall man learn from this time on earth. Indeed, man will be enriched with life on earth and be united with us for all eternity. So it is concluded ... this is not good, it is not good that man should be alone. As God descends to earth, Gabriel joins Him. “Lord,” Gabriel speaks, “surely in the innermost part of my being is a sense of destiny glowing with purpose and intent.
Lord, it is as if this which you are about to perform is not only part of my existence and why I am created, but this is for sure – every created being will learn from this.” As God and Gabriel arrive at where Adam is resting, Gabriel notices God pause for a single moment.
“What Lord, what’s wrong?” God does not say a word, He just moves toward Adam slowly. He continues to stare at Adam. “Look,” says God, “indeed he is one ... behold, now he will be two, and surely, they will become one again, for by my hand they have been created.” With great care, God softly removes one rib from Adam. While He holds the rib in his left hand, God reaches deep down inside Himself with his right hand. Never has He reached so deep.In the one hand a rib, and in the other a force of light pulsating with untold glory and splendor. God carefully takes hold of the rib with both hands and speaks: “So be it. It is done! But far from finished.” “Finished, Lord?” Gabriel queries. “Is there actually
an end to this?” “No, Gabriel, the olive tree, when finished, will release its seed.”
“Truly I say unto you, there will be many.” “Many Lord? How is this possible?” Gabriel is not quite sure what God means by this. God sits down with Gabriel. “Look, Gabriel. Undoubtedly a tree springs forth from one seed. After becoming a seedling, it grows into a young tree. Only when the time is ripe unto harvest will it release its seeds. Even though they are many, yet look, they remain one.”
“One, Lord?” Gabriel asks. “Yes one,” God replies.
Finally, God looks directly into the eyes of Gabriel. “Look, Gabriel, the first seed will bear no fruit, therefore, this seed will have no other purpose other than to be cursed and cast aside to be burned, but My Seed Gabriel, My Seed will live into eternity and look, this tree will bear much fruit. For remember, a tree is known by its fruit.” Gabriel is not entirely sure what God means by the two seeds. Knowing God exceptionally well, he does not question God again.
Only time will tell the mystery of the olive tree.
It is the next day. Whilst Adam lies half asleep with his eyes closed, he senses something lying next to him. With eyes still closed, he moves his hand across this creature. First, he feels a soft, fragile and feminine hand. His heart starts to beat faster and faster. Finally, he feels a nose, a mouth and then suddenly jumps to his feet in pure ecstasy and declares:
“Behold, we are two, and I shall call you Eve, for you will be the mother of our kind and look, we will be one.” Without Adam knowing, God stands afar watching intently to see what will happen next. Adam gently helps Eve to her feet. The very first impulse is to utter these few but profound words: “I love you, Eve.” At this saying, God bursts into tears and withdraws to a place, a hidden place.
Adam embraces Eve as they start strolling through the garden. Adam then runs a few steps ahead, falls on his back on soft tender green grass, holds out his arms, and with a smile suggests that Eve lies with him. Eve falls into the arms of Adam, and with this, behold they become one!
Some of the angels standing by realizing for the first time part of God's intent. Even they are kept away from the fullness of this mystery. Only God will know, only God will know what it is like to be alone, and then become two, only to become one again. As the angels shake their heads in lack of understanding, God suddenly appears on the scene and speaks: “Look, they have become one.
Learn from this, learn and be wise. For now, even now you will know in part, but the fullness of this great mystery will unfold with the life of the olive tree.” With this God leaves the scene in a state of absolute majesty, followed by a trail of burning coals of glory, and dark clouds of splendor. All conceivable creation bows before the King of Majesty. For now, He will return to the Throne of Righteousness, to rule and to reign in the heavenly places.
God speaks with thunder, “Michael!” Within the blink of an eye, the angel of the north makes his appearance. “Look, Michael, I love you, but so do I love my whole creation.
You are my servant and you, even you, have no knowledge of mercy. Therefore, you will guard mankind, and report to me daily. Never, Michael, never will you leave them alone.
For behold, I will never leave nor forsake them. Look, Satan is lurking like a lion, seeking whom he may devour. As you know, Michael, Lucifer was only but a reflection of my brightness, for every precious stone was his adornment. He himself professed that He would exalt himself above the stars, and above the highest heaven, but you should know, Michael, without any command, the fist of righteousness struck him down and he fell to the abyss ... even as lightning. Remember Michael, you are to protect them at all times. But look, when they stand at the tree, the tree I forbid them to eat off, you shall stand aside, to see if they heed my words.
Even if your sword is ready to strike, yes Michael, keep your temper, for surely there will be a dragon, a dragon with seven heads. On this beast, you will unleash your fury. For now, your instructions are plain. Take precious care of my creation.”