The goal in these short creation studies is to show the consistency between Genesis and Revelation.
Many people see the beautiful connection between the Tree of Life in Genesis and the Tree of Life in Revelation. They understand that what was lost in Genesis, was found in Revelation at the end of the age when the Lord returned to consummate His eternal Kingdom.
They know that the Tree of Life is not a literal physical tree in either place.
They understand the cosmic language used in Revelation is not literal. But they hold the cosmic language as totally stiff wooden literal in Genesis. Do you see a major inconsistency there?
Again, if the Tree of Life, which was created very early on in Genesis is NOT literal, why are the other things literal? Or is this telling a different story using metaphor and pictures?
In Genesis 4 we see Cain murder Abel. God asks Cain where Abel is and Cain says he does not know. So God says...
"And He said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood CRIES out to Me from the ground." Genesis 4:10
We have Abel's blood crying out to God from the ground. This is in Genesis chapter 4, pretty much the very beginning of the creation account. Now let's go to Revelation...
Most of us know that Revelation is John's vision of Israel's last days. It is a vivid and metaphoric vision full of symbols which depicts the horrors that would befall Jerusalem and the people in those last days. All of the events were said to be right at the door when John penned the letter sometime around AD62-65. Look what John writes in chapter 6...
"I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held. And they CRIED with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?" Revelation 6:9-10
Do we see the direct connection between Genesis and Revelation? There are martyrs who are crying out to God asking how long until they are avenged.
Remember in Matthew 23 when Jesus called out the Jews and told them that they were a "brood of vipers" and they were the "sons of your fathers who killed the prophets and wise men" and Jesus says that it spanned all the way back to the "blood of righteous Abel"?
Well guess what this means?
This means that Israel's last days judgement involved the blood of Abel. Abel's blood was crying out to God asking "how long God until you avenge me?"
Why would God avenge Abel's blood on Israel in her last days?
The answer is because Abel was one of the martyrs who's voice was crying out in Revelation and who Jesus mentioned when He predicted judgment coming upon them for the slaughtering of all these righteous ones.
Again, just another example of why Genesis and Revelation are directly linked.
Genesis is the beginning of Israel and Revelation is the end of Israel.
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