While understanding this string of events, it makes it a little easier to understand that it could have happened once before. This could be why God said He would not do it again. He made a promise to Noah, and because of that, Satan was off and running again. When the Hebrew children were held in Egypt for 400 years, this gave plenty of time for a minefield to be laid down in the promised land. It took Joshua about five years, with God's help, to get rid of all the mess in the promised land; the Nephilim.
Satan is continually active, and we should never forget that. When asking why God would command Joshua, or whomever, to kill every man, woman, child, and beast in a village, now it is clear. Eventually, the land was cleared of the Nephilim, but there are instances like Goliath and his brothers from Gath that were still there. Of the twelve spies that Moses sent into the promised land, only two, Caleb and Joshua, came back and said they could take the land. The other ten were scared to death. Numbers 13:33 states, “we were as grasshoppers in their sight”.
Just for added measure, remember that Jesus said the following in Luke 17:26: “As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the coming of the Son of Man”.
By the way, it looks like the process may have begun again. Maybe when “genetic testing” and “stem cell research” is talked about, they mean something else?
Now, back to our question. If Satan was defeated at the cross and Adam was redeemed, why does Satan continue or is allowed to continue his attacks. To what end? For what purpose now? To gain back what he believes is still his and was taken away from him; earth.
When first trying to understand the personhood of man, we look at the “blood” of man. We all understand that a Messiah would need to come to take the place of fallen man and take on God's wrath. However, some big questions need to be answered. One of the big questions throughout history has been, “was Jesus a real man”? There are three possibilities; yes, no, and sort of. Was He the "last Adam”? On that note, who was Adam? Who named his wife? Let us start with the easy one; Who named Adam’s wife?
Genesis 3:20 “And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living”.
Adam named her Eve because she was the mother of all living humans that were to come. God told them to replenish the earth and they were preparing to do so. If Adam named her Eve, what did God call her?
Genesis 5:2 “Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created”.
God called “their name Adam”. That is odd. Was Adam his last name and they were Mr. and Mrs. Adam? When peeling back the layers, we see it is not a male thing or a female thing; it is a blood thing.
In biology, the baby’s blood comes from the father. While the baby has DNA from both parents, and blood types from both parents (which comes from the DNA), the actual blood trail comes through the father. This is crucial in the system God put in place as we will see going forward. Well, wait, the umbilical cord is attached to the baby and the mother. False. The umbilical cord is attached to the baby and the placenta. The umbilical cord has two small arteries to transfer blood to the placenta from the baby and one major artery to flow blood from the placenta back to the baby. The mother’s blood never touches the inside of the baby. While there are many good medical sources, Dr. M. R. DeHaan puts it best in his article, “The Chemistry of the Blood”.
According to Leviticus 17:13, the blood is the life of the living being.
“And whatsoever man there be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, which hunteth and catcheth any beast or fowl that may be eaten; he shall even pour out the blood thereof, and cover it with dust. For it is the life of all flesh; the blood of it is for the life thereof: therefore I said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall eat the blood of no manner of flesh: for the life of all flesh is the blood thereof: whosoever eateth it shall be cut off.”
With that in mind, did Adam have blood? Of course, Adam had blood. The real question is not, did he, but whose? Just as He gave him all the other perfect body parts, God provided Adam with pure, perfect, and uncorrupted blood.
All Hebrew names have a specific meaning. Because they do, what does Adam mean? When breaking down the name Adam, it has two parts. Starting with the second part, the meaning of dam in Hebrew is blood. This leaves the first part “A”. In English, “A” is the first letter of the alphabet. The first letter of the Hebrew alphabet is Aleph. In Greek, the first letter is Alpha. This information is important in that Jesus said He was the “Alpha and the Omega”. In Zechariah 12:10, we see the Hebrew counterpart to Alpha and Omega; Aleph and Tau.
"And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn".
There are two letters not translated from the original language surrounding the part of this verse that says, "whom they have pierced”. They are the Aleph and the Tau; the first and last letters of the Hebrew Alphabet. If one were to read the part of the passage with this translated, it would read as follows:
“… and they shall look upon me (the aleph and the tau) whom they have pierced”
Jesus is eternally first in everything. In John 8:58, Jesus tells the Pharisees the following during a heated debate. “Before Abraham was, I am”. He is the first in everything, as well as the last.
Adam’s name means pure, holy, and uncorrupted, God provided, blood. When looking up Adam in Strong’s Concordance, it is defined as ruddy; a human being; to show blood; flush or turn rosy; be red. The best way to look at this is that the blood creates the color in the skin. When you see someone flush, they have a rush of blood to their head. When someone is dead, their skin is ashy because of having no blood flowing.
What about Eve? Whose blood did she have?
Genesis 2:21 “And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.”
While the woman was made from man, he was not her earthly parent. Note that Adam did not say she was part of his blood; just bones and flesh. Is it clear why God “called their name Adam”? They both had God’s blood.
In 1 Corinthians 15:45-47, Jesus is referred to as “the last Adam” and “the second man". Interestingly, Paul does not call Jesus the "second Adam”. He could not call Him that because Eve was the second Adam; albeit Jesus was the “second man” in the context for his comparison between earthly and heavenly. There were three individuals on this planet in human form with God’s blood; Adam, Eve, and Jesus. Therefore, in Genesis 5:3, the Holy Spirit makes it clear that when Adam had a son, he was after his own likeness and his image, not God’s. Adam’s blood was now tainted and his son could not be in the image of God in the respect of at least the blood.
This brings us to the importance of the blood being God’s. With pure blood, Adam and Eve lived in perfection. However when they sinned, their blood became corrupted. When they rebelled against God, they changed gods. Hence, throughout history, Adam’s blood has been passed down to us. Father to father, his blood in a corrupted state has been passed down to every human who ever lived. Because of this, we are born into sin because of corrupted blood. Therefore, the emphasis is on the blood as the saving element of Christianity. Therefore, Satan (Lucifer) knew he needed to taint the blood of the Messiah. This begs the question that has been debated since Jesus died on the cross; was He a real man?
The easy answer is yes. However, to save you hours of research, only a man could have taken your place on the cross; a man with pure blood. Jesus drained Himself of His glory to come here and take our place and absorb God's wrath upon Himself. To redeem us, He had to redeem Adam. Jesus had God’s blood when He was born to Mary. The Holy Spirit impregnated her; Joseph, Jesus' stepfather, did not. Jesus was protected from Mary's blood via the umbilical cord. He lived a sinless life. This kept God's blood pure. He shed that blood on the cross and died. All would have been in vain without the resurrection.
From His birth until his last breath, He was 100% man. The fact that He was 100% God as well, is very difficult for some people. He drained Himself of His glory (kenosis) to take on the flesh of a man. This does not mean He drained Himself of being God. Because He was in a fleshly body, He could have sinned. I stress "could have", but the good news is He did not. I contend that Jesus gave His authority to the Father because He would be in the flesh. This may further illustrate that Jesus could have sinned but did not. In John 5:19-20 and John 8:28-29, He says He “can do nothing of myself”. Would God say that? No, but Jesus would if He had given His authority to the Father knowing that there was a possibility He could sin. Jesus remained sinless hence redeeming mankind’s tainted blood; which is his life. After the resurrection, God gave all authority to Jesus; again.