Eden In The Beginning.
Eden In the Beginning.
But, was it the only beginning?
We begin this essay with a short summation of [Eden In the Beginning Part 1], and continue with [Eden In the Beginning Part 2] in the interest of condensing it's size. This essay has also been edited for clarity.
Summary Of Eden In the Beginning Part 1.
Was There A Global Garden Of Eden Prior To Genesis?
The Hebrew Scripture states that humankind was created of the dust of the ground (Genesis 2:7), and a little lower than the angels (Psalms 8:5). Thus, we are made of visible matter, and we will die (Genesis 2:17, Ezekiel 18:4). However, angels are made of invisible material, thus they are immortal (Psalms 148:1-6) but not eternal (Ezekiel 28:17-19, Malachi 4:1-3).
The ETERNAL CREATOR first made the angels (Nehemiah 9:6, Psalms 148:1-5), and then with their assistance the physical universe was created (Genesis 1:26, Job 38:4-7). At some point in time after that, there was a failed rebellion in Heaven (Isaiah 14:12-14), led by Lucifer to unseat The ETERNAL CREATOR and SOVEREIGN of the universe, indeed it's own Father, and take His place as the new ruler of the universe.
The word "Lucifer" is a Latin word and means "the bright and morning star." The Hebrew word "heylel" (hay-lale') is [Strong's #H1966, / #H1984] and also means "to be boastful, to be praised, be commended, to make a fool of, to act madly, act like a madman". Originally, it was to be Heylel's job to bring truth and light from our CREATOR. We will call Lucifer, the chief angel who is our adversary, Heylel. The Hebrew word "Heylel" is the same spelling as the English word "Heylel". It is pronounced in Hebrew as "sa-tan" [Strong's #H7854], and it simply means: the adversary.
What happened when Lucifer (Heylel) tried to take control of the universe and replace the CREATOR? We cannot say for sure, but our solar system gives many clues as to what happened. Since there is only one ETERNAL CREATOR who controls all energy and matter, Heylel was doomed to failure right from the start, and was cast out of heaven down to the earth (Isaiah 14:12-16, Ezekiel 28:15-16). The second verse in the first chapter of the Hebrew Scripture states...
(Genesis 1:2) (KJV) And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.
The English word "void" comes from the Hebrew word "bohuw" (bo-hoo) #H922 in Strong's and means an undistinguishable ruin. The two English words "without form" come from the Hebrew word "tohuw" (to'-hoo) #H8414 in Strong's and means to lie waste, a desolation of surface. (Isaiah 45:18) tells us the earth was not created "without form" and again: He is the only CREATOR and SOVEREIGN of the universe.
(Isaiah 45:18) (KJV) For thus says the ETERNAL, who created the heavens, who is CREATOR, who formed the earth and made it, who has established it, who did not create it in vain (tohuw), who formed it to be inhabited. "I am the ETERNAL, and there is no other."
In (Psalms 104:30) (KJV) we are told that the ETERNAL sent forth His Spirit and renewed the face of the earth. It was not created in tohuw, bohuw, an undistinguishable ruin, and without form, but it had become that way. Since it had become an undistinguishable ruin between the prehistoric creation and our present creation, something gigantic must have happened.
Evidently there was a one sided struggle for control of the universe when Heylel rebelled, which destroyed the earth in sort of a pre-historic war. We cannot know this for sure because we were not there. However, there are clues that indicate that there was a struggle of mighty proportions that had taken place before the time of (Genesis 1:1), when the CREATOR refashioned and reformed the surface of the earth.
What are some of these clues? If you look at the surface pictures of the Moon or Mars or Mercury for example, you see their surfaces are full of craters and scattered debris. The only thing that could have caused these craters and strewn about boulders, would be to have been struck with meteors of various sizes, which could have been the result of the angelic rebellion led by Heylel.
Craters on Mercury and the Moon.
Craters on Mars and the Earth.
We have all seen the pictures that NASA has taken of the surface of the Moon and Mars and Mercury. Their surfaces are filled with craters, and there are many sizes of rocks scattered all around. In fact, there are many large craters on earth such as Crater Lake in Oregon, or Meteor Crater in Arizona.
What could have caused these things? No one can say for sure, but there had to have been a source for the materials that devistated the surfaces of the Earth, Moon, Mars, and Mercury. I have read scientific speculation that there was originally another planet in our solar system. If that is true, then it may have been destroyed in the rebellion for power, when Heylel tried to overthrow the ETERNAL CREATOR and SOVEREIGN of the universe. That would account for a lot of things that took place in our solar system.
The asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
Something was destroyed, which left a trail of destruction, that besides causing the devistation we see on the moon and planets, would also account for the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. It could also account for some of the moons around some of the planets, and the comets that circle the sun. It could certainly account for the sudden destruction of prehistoric life, including the dinosaurs and all animal and plant life.
That could also account for the fact that the book of Genesis begins with the earth in utter confusion and disarray and covered with water. Moreover, where would the water come from? The Hebrew Scripture states that humankind began with the creation of Adam and Eve and that Heylel, the adversary, influenced them into disobedience. Heylel has been influencing mankind ever since into making wrong decisions. Man became so corrupt with evil and sin that the CREATOR had to destroy them with water, an earth covering flood (Genesis 6:7, Genesis 7:11). We're told how it happened in Noah's time, so too, it appears to have happened before the book of Genesis opens. See: (Amos 5:8, Amos 9:6, Psalms 104:6)
Eden In the Beginning Part 2.
Lucifer And The Rebels Are Cast Down To A Destroyed Earth Prior To Genesis.
The Anointed Cherub led its army up into heaven, but they never reached the Throne of their CREATOR, as the Commander of the Army of the ETERNAL (Joshua 5:13-15) led the remaining angelic beings into battle to put down this rebel army. There was a great war, in fact since angels are called stars (Judges 5:20, Job 38:7), this war was in a sense, a real "Star Wars". The story of this rebellion was told, in part, by the prophets Isaiah and Ezekiel:"
(Ezekiel 28:15-17) (KJV) 15Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. 16By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of the ETERNAL: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. 17Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.
(Isaiah 14:12) (KJV) How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
(Isaiah 14:12) (YLT) How hast thou fallen from the heavens, O shining one, son of the dawn! Thou hast been cut down to earth, O weakener of nations.
Here are two Scriptures that say Heylel was cast down from heaven to earth, but are there any that show where it would have its headquarters? Yes, there is in fact, a whole chapter devoted to the time that Heylel is being sent back down to earth. Zechariah is given a vision of the event and records it for us. Since Heylel was the greatest being the ETERNAL ever created, then its rebelling against its CREATOR would be the absolute greatest evil and wickedness. Heylel was so evil that it brought a curse to the earth.
(Zechariah 5:1-4) (KJV) 1Then I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a flying roll. 2And he [the ETERNAL] said unto me [Zechariah], What seest thou? And I answered, I see a flying roll; the length thereof is twenty cubits, and the breadth thereof ten cubits. 3Then said he unto me, This is the curse that goeth forth over the face of the whole earth: for every one that stealeth shall be cut off as on this side according to it; and every one that sweareth shall be cut off as on that side according to it. 4I will bring it forth, saith the SOVEREIGN of hosts, and it shall enter into the house of the thief, and into the house of him that sweareth falsely by my name: and it shall remain in the midst of his house, and shall consume it with the timber thereof and the stones thereof.
In the vision the one speaking with Zechariah is the ETERNAL Himself proclaiming that He is sending this curse along with Heylel who is being cast back to earth. The curse is for those who did and will follow Heylel rather than the ETERNAL.
Many people think that the angels have no gender, and that there are no males or females. They do have gender, there are males and females, but they cannot have sex and reproduce because they are spirit. To see that they do have gender the angels in the paragraph below are females.
(Zechariah 5:5-6) (KJV) 5Then the angel that talked with me went forth, and said unto me, Lift up now thine eyes, and see what is this that goeth forth. 6And I said, What is it? And he said, This is an ephah that goeth forth. He said moreover, This is their resemblance through all the earth.
So, this basket coming down from heaven is filled with all of the Iniquity of the land. Let's see what this great iniquity looks like.
(Zechariah 5:7-8) (KJV) 7And, behold, there was lifted up a talent of lead: and this is a woman(#H802) that sitteth in the midst of the ephah. 8And he [ETERNAL] said, This is wickedness. And he cast it into the midst of the ephah; and he cast the weight of lead upon the mouth thereof.
Thus we see that the great wickedness and iniquity that is being cast down to earth is a woman. Dear friend, do you grasp what the ETERNAL is telling us? He is telling us that the greatest angel He created: the Day Star, Lucifer, Heylel, the chief angel that led the rebellion, and who was the single Anointed Cherub that Covered His Throne is...female. He is telling us that satan is female! Let's finish in Zechariah then we will look at other Scriptures that will help us to understand this monumental unthinkable mystery.
They had wings like the wings of a stork.
(Zechariah 5:9-11) (KJV) 9Then lifted I up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came out two women (#H802), and the wind was in their wings; for : and they lifted up the ephah between the earth and the heaven. 10Then said I to the Angel that talked with me, 'Whither do these bear the ephah'? 11And He said unto me, To build it an house in the land of Shinar: and it shall be established, and set there upon her own base.
Several things to check out in this verse. First of all the English word "woman" in verses 7 and 9 both come from the Hebrew word "ish-shaw'", #H802 BDB and means: 1) woman, wife, female a) woman (opposite of man) b) wife (woman married to a man) c) female (also of animals).
Example depictions of angels.
It is a curious fact that nearly all of the images of angels, whether they are statues or pictures, portray angels with the wings of a stork. Scripture makes a point of comparing the wings of these two fallen angels to the wings of a stork. Why would the ETERNAL want to inspire Zechariah to make that point, unless it was to show to us that all of our pictures and statues of angels are patterned after these fallen angels? The woman, Heylel, was being transported to her place in Shinar, which is Strongs #H8152 (Babylon), where her temple would be built. To learn more about angels, see the essay "
More About Heylel.
Listen to the words as you read the following description and then you decide if the description fits a man or a woman?
(Ezekiel 28:12-13) (KJV) 12Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king [#H4428 / #H4427] of Tyre, and say unto him, Thus saith the ETERNAL SOVEREIGN: Thou, who sealest up the measure of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty, 13thou wast in Eden, the garden of the ETERNAL. Every precious stone was thy covering: the sardius, the topaz, and the diamond, the chrysolite, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the carbuncle, and the emerald, and gold. The workmanship of thy tabrets [#H8596 / #H8608], and of thy pipes was in thee: in the day that thou wast created were they prepared.
The English word "king" #H4428 is from #H4427 and together mean "to reign, to ascent the throne, royalty, king, or queen". So this king or queen is perfect in beauty and wore precious stones and emeralds with gold. Sounds more like a queen to me. In addition, this being was created with tabrets and pipes as part of itself, so that She made music when She walked. The English word "tabrets" #H8596 is from #H8608 and together mean the femenine form of, to play or sound the timbrel. See: (Psalms 68:25, Nahum 2:7).
In (Genesis 2:18-20) The CREATOR created a help meet for Adam. The English word "help" in Strong's is #H5826 and Gesenius' Hebrew-Chaldee Lexicon states for #H5826 "The primary idea lies in girding or surrounding". So that a help meet covers the one she is helping since Gesenius' states that word #H5828 is also a female helper. It would seem to me that the ETERNAL is telling us something of a deeper nature in the next verses than it would appear on the surface.
(Ezekiel 28:14-16) (KJV) 14Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of the ETERNAL; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. 15Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. 16By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of the ETERNAL: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.
(Isaiah 14:11-12) (KJV) 11Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee. 12How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
(Isaiah 14:13-15) (KJV) 13For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of the CREATOR: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: 14I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. 15Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
After that allegory, speaking of how Lucifer was the bright and morning star, because of its iniquity, Lucifer was cast down to the earth.
(Ezekiel 28:17) (KJV) Thy heart was lifted up because of thy beauty; thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I have cast thee to the ground, I have laid thee before kings, that they may behold thee.
To quote part of verse (Ezekiel 28:16) "therefore have I cast thee as profane from the mountain of the ETERNAL, and have destroyed thee". The English word "destroyed" comes from the Hebrew word "abad #H6" means "to be lost, wander away", or "be sent away". It means "gone" like she is "out of here". It does not mean "gone" like she is dead, but "gone" like she is not around here and here being heaven. However, Heylel will not exist forever and we will cover that later.
Isaiah 14 gives the same scenario, but in a slightly different context as the scene fades back into portraying the human king. Nevertheless, remember that the wicked king was under her influence to do the things he did.
(Isaiah 14:12-17) (KJV) 12How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! 13For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of the ETERNAL: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: 14I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. 15Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. 16They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; 17That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?
Heylel Brings Destruction.
When Heylel ascended to Heaven, She came face to face with the epic power of the ALMIGHTY ETERNAL CREATOR, the Mighty One of Israel! That awesome power must have shocked Her, who must surely had thought she had a real chance to overthrow her CREATOR. As the ETERNAL brought Heylel back to this earth She undoubtedly knew the extent of her great defeat. All her plans and schemes had come to nothing, she never had a chance to implement any of them.
A main point to keep in mind is that even though Heylel is strolling the earth as the adversary of humans, it is for a reason. This life is a test (Deuteronomy 13:1-5) and the ETERNAL is allowing her to test us with deception; as such Heylel is our adversary, but the ETERNAL DOES NOT HAVE ANY ADVERSARIES. HE IS IN TOTAL CONTROL. The ETERNAL allows her to try to deceive us with deceptions, about other 'gods', with liturgical books such as the [New Testament]™ book of deception, that state they have power to solve problems the Almighty cannot solve, such as offering followers salvation, in return for worshiping an idol, such as the self-proclaimed 'son of god' hanging on people's necks, walls, and places of worship.
Keep in mind that there are not any problems that the ETERNAL CREATOR that created the universe cannot solve and fix. Regarding salvation King David states in (Psalms 51) that ALL SIN IS AGAINST the ETERNAL. A wrong can only be forgiven by the being it is against, therefore since all sin is against our CREATOR only He can forgive it. To have Him forgive your sin, pray as King David did in (Psalms 51) and then do not sin that sin again; that is called repentance. 
When we read in Scripture that Satan was brought back down and confined to the earth, those words cannot convey the terrible consequences resulting from this battle, which were catastrophic. THE EARTH LAY IN TOTAL RUINS. Scientists confirm that a great destruction once happened on earth, and have said the earth must have been hit by a huge meteor, which completely destroyed most plant and animal life including the dinosaurs. Imagine the tremendous power and energy unleashed by this "Rebellion", which began in heaven, involving untold numbers of angels, and then raged through space to finally climax in our solar system!
There may have been planetary collisions resulting in debris ranging from dust, to monumental sized rocks swirling through space. Thus we now see all the planets and their moons are pitted with all sizes of craters. Then there's the astroid belt, which scientists say is the remains of a pulverized former planet, which is now just a mass of gigantic space debris orbiting around the sun.
Heylel and her angelic demons were now confined to a ruined planet She had caused by her war of rebellion. The planet Earth was no longer an exotic place of verdant lush vegetation with abundent animal life, but was now a wasteland covered in water and dark heavy clouds. These fallen angels became wandering demons roaming on the face of the deep, where the raging waves of the sea endlessly fomented their shame. Thus, for some period of time all was quiet and the rebellion had been crushed.
The Perfect Creation.
(Genesis 1:1) (KJV) In the beginning The CREATOR created the heavens and the earth.
The original Hebrew words, written by Moses, imply a perfect creation. The ETERNAL reveals Himself as the CREATOR of perfection, light and beauty. Every reference in Scripture to a completed phase of the CREATOR's Work describes the condition as 'very good', perfect. Then the angelic rebellion occurred with its destructive ruination and...
The CREATOR is the author of life, of beauty, and perfection. Heylel brought only darkness, ugliness, imperfection, and violence. Verse 1 shows the creation of a perfect, glorious and beautiful earth. Verse 2 reveals the result of the sin of the angels upon the earth.
The earth was without form, and void;
and darkness was on the face of the deep.
The words 'without form, and void' are translated from the Hebrew words 'tohu and bohu'. A better translation is 'waste and empty' or 'chaotic, in confusion and in a state of decay'. The word 'was' [Strong's #H1961 - hayah], is elsewhere in Genesis is translated 'became', as in (Genesis 9:26). In other words, the earth, originally created perfect and beautiful, had now become chaotic, waste and empty, like our moon, except earth's surface was covered with water.
David was inspired to reveal how the CREATOR renewed the face of the earth: 'You send forth Your Spirit, they are created; and You renew the face of the earth' (Psalms 104:30).
For a period of time our world stayed buried in a dense blanket of gases, smoke and water. Oceans covered the whole Earth. There was no longer any dry land. The atmosphere was so clogged with clouds and tiny bits of dust, that no light could reach the seas. We don't know how long this condition lasted, but finally the day came when the ALMIGHTY CREATOR was ready to take the next very important step in His plan, which was the bringing forth of mankind, made in His image, to eventually become His children, to be born into His Family, after His kind!
There are several other planets besides Earth swinging around our sun, and probably there are many more out there around other suns in the universe. However, as far as we know, Earth is the only planet the CREATOR chose and prepared to be the home of mankind patterned after His image. From my reading of His Word, and thinking about His great love and child like heart, I suspect that He is more human-like than we imagine.
The Face of the Deep.
Then one day, a little over six thousand years ago, the Spirit of the CREATOR moved upon the face of the deep waters, now covering what had once been a global paradise. Remember, that at this time the universe had long since been in existence, along with our solar system, which now lay in ruins.
On the first day of reforming earth's surface, the CREATOR cleared away the smoke, gases, and matter that filled the skies. Thus light came through to Earth for the first time since Heylel and her demons were cast back from heaven. He called the light "day" and the darkness He called "night" (Genesis 1:3-5).
On the second day the CREATOR produced a vast layer of fresh air over the Earth causing much of the water vapors to sweep upwards to form a firmament above.
On the third day the CREATOR gathered the waters together in one place, causing dry land to appear, which He called Earth He also created verdant vegetation that covered the earth as an array of herbs yielding seed, and trees yielding fruit in a world that was now suitable to support animal life.
On the fourth day the ETERNAL set the sun and moon to rule the day and night and to set time by. They set the years and the appointed times (mow'eds, Feast Days Strong's #H4150).
On the fifth day the ETERNAL created every sort of sea animal and every kind of bird. The CREATOR looked at them with pleasure, and blessed them all, commanding them to Multiply and restock the oceans and the skies.
Looking on at the spectacular scenes that appeared when the CREATOR began His re-creation of the earth, we would be awe inspired at His power and love for us, in creating such a wonderful environment for us to live in.  Beautiful planted valleys and hillsides appeared where there had been waste. Fish of every color and shape now swam in pristine lakes and rivers. Birds were given life to sing and add the splendor of their colors to the earth. From the CREATOR's Words animals appeared to carry out their unique part of His beautiful Creation.
On the sixth day all was ready for the addition of the crowning Glory of the the ETERNAL's Creation. So The Mighty CREATOR spoke in front of the righteous angels [the Sons Of The Mighty One] (Job 38:7), and said...
(Genesis 1:26-27) (KJV) 26And the CREATOR said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. 27So the CREATOR created man in his own image, in the image of the ETERNAL created he him; male and female created he them.
The physical creation was now complete. The CREATOR had created a pair of humans to fill the world with human creatures made in His image. Human creatures made in the image of the ETERNAL, with the ability to develop a perfect righteous character, later to be born into His Family and no longer be just an image of Him, but to be like Him as He is. 
On the Seventh Day after working for six days on reshaping the earth setting His great plan into motion, the CREATOR rested and blessed the seventh day. He sanctified it as a set apart time, a Sabbath, to be a memorial forever so that mankind would never forget Who had given them life!
This is a special day that mankind could come before the ETERNAL CREATOR in Holy Communion, to learn His ways, be Loved by Him, and Love Him in return as His children. That very first Sabbath was also the first day of Adam's life when the ETERNAL took the man He had just created, and walked with him among the animals and the beautiful landscape, to introduce Adam to all that He had created.
That is how the ETERNAL set in motion, His plan of producing a family of His Kind, on this planet He called Earth, in a garden He called Eden.
The Garden of Eden.
Our Father the ETERNAL CREATOR and SOVEREIGN of the universe, created two humans in His image and after His likeness. He made them (male and female) and commanded them to multiply, and fill the earth after their kind. The CREATOR gave this first human couple a part of Himself, a part of His pure loving spirit, and placed them in the Garden of Eden to enjoy each other while producing children. They had His spirit that He created in them, similar to His own, filled with His love.
But notice that while the originally created Earth was a global paradise, filled with wonderful amazing and magnificent animal and plant life, looked after by his angels, due to the angelic sin of rebellion, Eden had now been reduced in size to a garden. Adam and Eve were alone in the Garden of Eden when Heylel appeared and beguiled them into disobeying our Father, as it had done to a host of angels before, thus destroying His free flow of love. The ground, and the first two humans were cursed, and forced to leave the Garden.
The first chapter in recorded human history begins in the Garden of Eden; this place which today is largely regulated to the status of myth, was the place of man's birth. It was here that Adam was created from clay and became a living soul. It was here that Eve breathed her first breath to become the mother of all living people. It was here that our first parents walked in the Garden in the cool of the day, and talked to their CREATOR and loving Father, personally, face to face! It was here that the ETERNAL instructed our parents in His ways and delivered His life giving Spirit to the world for the first time.
Take note that Adam and Eve talked to the Father and learned the right way to live. Down through history the ETERNAL has talked to many humans, including: Adam, Eve, Enoch, Noah, Shem, Abraham, Moses, and many others, some of them face to face. He told them of the right way to live and be happy. They learned that if they obeyed Him, and worshipped Him, that He would protect and bless them. This way of life has become known as living the Abrahamic Hebrew Faith.
The point is that whoever or whatever a person obeys as a way of worship is their "Sovereign", or their 'god' (to use a word from the Babylonian Mystery religions).
Since the ETERNAL is a spirit being, when He has talked to humans, and if they believe and obey Him, He is thus their SOVEREIGN; and we should believe Him because He cannot lie, and He never changes.
By the same token since Heylel is a spirit being and talked Adam and Eve into disobeying their CREATOR, Heylel became Sovereign: their 'god' or more correctly their 'goddess'. With no proof or anything to back her words, Heylel deceived Adam and Eve into THINKING AND FEELING that the CREATOR was wrong and that She was correct!
That is how Heylel works, in the IMAGINATION AND FEELINGS of men or stated another way, Her kingdom is in the minds and imaginations of humans. Heylel works by altering human feelings, and through Machiavellian deceptive psychological mind manipulation. Notice this statement from the book SHE:
How thinkest thou [Holly] that I [She] rule this people? I have but a regiment of guards to do my bidding, therefore it is not by force. It is by terror. My empire is only of the imagination of man.
False Religion And Its 'god'.
As a spirit being, Heylel is more powerful than humans. She tricked Adam and Eve into believing Her statements. Since they followed the words of Heylel rather the CREATOR's, they worshipped Heylel and thus She became their 'god'.
After they sinned, Adam and Eve were forcibly removed from Eden, just as Heylel and her fallen angels had been forcibly removed from Heaven.
(Genesis 3:22-23) (NIV) 22And the ETERNAL CREATOR said, The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever. 23So the ETERNAL CREATOR banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken.
Heylel (the adversary) had only told half truths in her lies. Adam and Eve knew the good as taught them by the CREATOR Himself, and they now came to know evil as a result of their sin of rebellion, by which they had made themselves like the ETERNAL! But, Adam and Eve were not 'gods'! Heylel had lied to them! In a very limited way they became like the ETERNAL in that they knew good and evil, and now they had to pay the great price of being denied the Tree of Life!
In great shame Adam and Eve were cast forth from Eden and were now left alone in the cruel world governed by Heylel. Under this rule, the perfect beauty and harmony of the ETERNAL's Creation was once again corrupted.
Cain the Son of Adam.
Our first parents went out into this hostile environment to begin living the rest of their lives and to wait for the death sentence to be carried out. It was into this world that their children were born. One of these children would affect the entire course of human history from the day of his birth, right down to this present time!.
The Way of the ETERNAL was well known to our parents in Eden, which they had learned directly from the ETERNAL Himself. But Cain, Adam and Eve's first child, began to develop a rebellious attitude towards his CREATOR. This attitude inflamed by Heylel was brought to a head on a particular day when the brothers were to make offerings to the ETERNAL.
It was Cain that Heylel used to further her plan for the destruction of the human race. The next step in founding her counterfeit religion came about as a direct result of one of the most famous events in human history, the first murder!
Instead of repenting of his first sin, Cain was now deciding for himself good and evil! His intense jealousy of his brother's righteousness and relationship with the ETERNAL turned to murderous hate. "The ancient rabbinical traditions say the murder of 'righteous' Abel occurred on Nisan 14 the day that would be chosen in the future Babylonian Mystery Religion for the death of the human sacrifice for all of the sins of mankind".
Cain was marked and driven from the presence of the ETERNAL spreading his contempt and hate into the coming generations. From that time onward Cain would not be known as a son of the CREATOR, but a son of Satan. The word "satan" is translated from the Hebrew "satan" and means "adversary or accuser". The same distinction would be noted throughout history for anyone teaching or practicing the teachings of the 'goddess', Heylel.
As Adam's first born, Cain was the "crown" prince, and would have inherited the kingship of the world from Adam. However, this changed the instant he murdered his brother. Cain went out from his family and set himself up as a deity. He would now spread his hate of the ETERNAL in the form of a counterfeit religion over the earth"! This primitive Mystery Religion was originally the worship of the serpent, meaning Heylel herself.
Heylel and her "fallen demons would now help the self-proclaimed 'god', Cain, to teach his perversions to the world. It was to be a system of human deity worship mixed with astrology, which Her demons, knowing the universe, taught Cain's priests. "Cain became a great leader of men into wicked courses. He taught men to rebel and to wage war. He taught them to make idols of gold, silver, gems and pearls. He taught them the religion of Heylel using her "magic", which he called the "Mysteries of the Sun, Moon, and Stars of heaven". Cain was the human leader, but Heylel used her power and influence over him to do Her bidding.
Eve, however, maybe unwillingly, was represented in her son's religion as the Great Mother of the Mysteries. Eve was symbolized by the moon, which would later become a most important part of the later Babylonian Mystery Religions after the flood.
You may be thinking that this discussion is getting off the deep end. But, (Genesis 3:1-14) gives us the story of Adam and Eve obeying the words of the adversary rather than the Words of their CREATOR. Make no mistake about it, when they disobeyed their CREATOR and obeyed Heylel, they were worshiping Her rather than Him! The focus point for this is: if we disobey the ETERNAL we are automatically obeying Heylel, whether we are aware of it or not. If a person disobeys the Fourth Commandment (Exodus 20:8) then that person is worshiping at the feet of Heylel.
Quoting from Eleanor Rae: It is as though we suffer from chronic amnesia. Our human story has been erased, made invisible, due to historic nearsightedness, while the misinterpretation of data has encouraged our forgetfulness. We have forgotten the prehistory of the 'goddess' tradition that marks the evolving religious consciousness of our species. There continues to be a strong resistance to taking our prehistory seriously, as though to render it impotent through general negativity, disbelief or an apparent need for "proof". To some, that the 'goddess' tradition could ever have existed simply boggles the mind as well as the heart!
But Joseph Campbell, mythologist and religious historian, speaks of the multiplicity within the 'goddess' tradition as "syncretism". The 'goddess' is polytheistic because Heylel appears cross-culturally under different aspects with different names and a variety of dialects. Her aspects simply cannot be subsumed under one title, therefore within Her diversity, Heylel is the Original Blessed Trinity.
However, Heylel is real and Heylel does influence humans as she did Adam and Eve.
Heylel as the Feminine Divine.
Heylel has been here from the beginning. Adam and Eve obeyed Her rather than their CREATOR. Her presence was contemplated by our ancestors, slowly, experience by experience. They began gathering the words and images that have come together with the revealing of Her proper name "Heylel" in (Isaiah 14:12). In the meantime, we continue to move towards the process to look for images and words that history has preserved for us concerning the feminine image of Heylel in this yet-to-be-finished mosaic.
Why do we need to have a finished mosaic of Heylel and her character and being? Think about it a moment. Heylel is our adversary and to put it bluntly, She wants us dead. Why, you may ask? Because She is trying to hurt the heart of our loving, kind Father who created everything. Only if we are aware of Heylel and her character, can we know where She is coming from, in order to avoid the potholes and pitfalls She has placed in the road of life.
For example Heylel has palmed herself off in some literature as "Mother of the World", "The Madonna", and the nurturer of humans. Nothing could be further from the truth. If we know that fact, then we do not have to be deceived by it, or any institutions that apply that analogy to themselves, by teaching 'idol worship' or 'baalism' or 'trinitarianism'. This is a pitfall for us humans, as we were created with a need to worship, and a mother image is more comfortable to us. However, this is a wrong usage of our need. We read in Psalms:
(Psalms 51:11) (KJV) Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.
The word "holy" comes from the Hebrew word "qodesh" (Strong's #H6944 / #H6942) and means "sanctified or set-apart as clean and not polluted". Whereas the English meaning for "Holy Spirit" (New Oxford Dictionary) is "in 'Christianity' the third person of the Trinity; 'god' as spiritually active in the world". Thus we see that the most obvious place to find references to Heylel would be in the person of the "Holy Spirit". This is simply because this is where the feminine "god/ess" has already been experienced in Judeo-Christian verses and tradition. I [Eleanor Rae, the author being quoted] would further propose that we look at the "Holy Spirit" as the feminine "god/ess" in the trinitarian context, because I desire to remain within the TRADITION AND THE FEELINGS found there".
Rae goes on to suggest that a woman can evoke her own feminity by praying to Heylel, 'The Madonna'. Accordingly, Heylel is alive and well on planet earth and we need to be constantly on guard to avoid Her traps.
Moreover, Rae states that "artistic expression has long been understood as a medium for the unconscious".
See, I am the most beautiful creature ever created.
What Rae is saying is that an artist painting a picture may not be aware of the subconscious demonic influence; for example the picture of an angel may be beautiful, but both the artist and the viewer be totally unaware that the angel's wings in the painting are of the stork wings of a fallen angel or other demonic figures. Remember, that when the CREATOR created Heylel, she was the most beautiful creature He had created. The point here is that demons are not necessarily ugly in appearance, even though their motivations and actions are.
Heylel asks, "Who am I? "take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts" (2 Peter 1:18-19). You worship me in your ignorance. You earthlings are so unaware of my power and cunning. I tell you who I am, it is I, "Who is the image of the invisible El, the firstborn of every creature" (Colossians 1:15-16).* Although I have even autographed the end of my [New Testament]™, you still do not understand and you will not believe, although I now tell you: I am [Heylel]". (Revelation 3:14, Revelation 22:16).**
Note: Let's examine who was the firstborn of every creature, that is in the image of the invisible ETERNAL CREATOR, and who is called 'the Bright and Morning Star':
Who Is 'Firstborn Of Every Creature'?*
(Genesis 1:26) (KJV) And the ETERNAL CREATOR said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.
The 'us' and 'our' here, refers to the host of angels pre-existing man's creation.
(Job 38:7) (KJV) When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of the ETERNAL CREATOR shouted for joy?
The sons of 'God', the Angels, witnessed the creation of the physical universe which also pre-existed man's creation.
(Genesis 3:22) (KJV) And the ETERNAL CREATOR said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever:
Again the 'us' knowing 'good and evil' reflects the pre-existence of "God's" heavenly host and provides ample evidence that the Angels are the elder brothers of Mankind.
Who Is 'The Bright And Morning Star'?**
(Isaiah 14:12) (KJV) How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!.
See, as I told you before, I [Heylel, Lucifer, Satan], am more cunning than any beast in the field, therefore, most still will not believe, although I have told you who I am.
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 Young's Literal Translation of the Bible.
 The Living Bible (TLB) states verse (Zechariah 5:6) best: "What is it"? I asked. He replied, "It is a bushel basket filled with the sin prevailing everywhere throughout the land".
 Since Lucifer (Heylel) was the most powerful angel only the Almighty, The Mighty One of Israel, could push her into the basket and bring her as prisoner back to earth.
 Strong's and in Brown Driver Briggs Hebrew Lexicon #H802.
 The Holy Bible, Darby's New Translation, electronic version from QuickVerse.
 Outdated reference.
 See the article: "The Wonderful World Of Tomorrow".
 Other than being summoned to a staff meeting notice Satan was not staying in heaven, but was on earth walking to and fro (Job 1:6).
 Op. cit., Conder p2.
 If Joe does wrong against Tom, Joshua cannot forgive Joe, only Tom can because the wrong was against Tom. However, if the wrong involved the breaking of a Commandment of the ETERNAL, such as say, Joe slept with Tom's wife, then jc cannot forgive that sin, only the ETERNAL can. In fact there is no sin that jc can forgive.
 See the article: "Is Blood Required To Atone For Sin"? I think you will be surprised.
 (Isaiah 45:18) For thus says the ETERNAL, who created the heavens (He is SOVEREIGN!), who formed the earth and made it (He established it; He did not create it a chaos, He formed it to be inhabited!): I am the ETERNAL , and there is no other.otter
 Mystery of the Ages, H.W. Armstrong, p62, softcover.
 op. cit., The Bible Story, p6.
 'erets (eh'-rets) From an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land), Strong's #H776.
 The sun and moon had been created aeons ago with the rest of the universe.
 (Isaiah 37:16) (GW) CREATOR of Armies, SOVEREIGN of Israel, you are enthroned over the angels. You alone are SOVEREIGN of the kingdoms of the world. You made heaven and earth.
 The English word "Eden" is the Hebrew word "Eden" in (Strong's Concordance #H5730, #H5731, #H5727) be soft or pleasant; and to live voluptuously". This is the way the CREATOR had planned for His children to live.
 Outdated reference.
 Because the ETERNAL is love, His Scriptures are filled with examples and ways for humans to live together in peace, happiness, and love. These examples have always been applicable to human life and they are also applicable here in the 21st century.
 See the article: "What Is Your Concept Of God"?
 From a conversation between Holly and Satan on how he rules over the kingdoms of men. Satan states that he rules only in the thoughts and imaginations of humans. SHE, by H. Rider Haggard, 1884, Penguin Books Ltd, London, England.
 op. cit., Conder p4.
 "Religion is believing in and worshiping a superhuman controlling power or powers, esp. a personal 'god' or 'gods", New Oxford American Dictionary. Overall, religion is believing and obeying ecclesiastical beliefs, of origins other than that of the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament, Tanakh).
 At some set time, Cain and Abel brought to Adam, as the priest of the family, each of them an offering to the ETERNAL. The ETERNAL would thus try Adam's faith in the promise and his obedience to the remedial law; He would thus establish a correspondence again between heaven and earth. The worship of the ETERNAL is no novel invention, but an ancient institution. It is that which was from the beginning; it is the good old Way (Jeremiah 6:16). That is a good thing for children to be well taught when they are young, and trained up in worship services, that when they come to be capable of acting for themselves they may, of their own accord, bring an offering to the ETERNAL. Cain and Abel were taught the correct way to make an offering from childhood. This was not the first offering given, but the first offering that went awry. Cain brought an offering with Abel. Perhaps, to a stander-by, the sacrifices of Cain and Abel would have seemed both alike and good. Adam accepted them both, but the ETERNAL, who sees not as man sees, did not. The ETERNAL had respect to Abel and to his offering, and showed His acceptance of it, "but to Cain and his offering He had no respect". When Cain saw his offering did not meet acceptance, Cain's displeasure at the difference the ETERNAL made between his sacrifice and Abel's was apparent. Cain was very wroth, which presently appeared in his very looks, for his countenance fell, he carried ill-nature in his face, and the show of his countenance witnessed against him. This anger bespeaks his enmity to the ETERNAL, and the indignation he had conceived against him for making such a difference between his offering and his brother's. He should have been angry at himself for his own infidelity and hypocrisy, by which he had forfeited the ETERNAL's acceptance; and his countenance should have fallen in repentance and holy shame. But, instead of this, he flies out against the ETERNAL, as if He were partial and unfair in distributing his smiles and frowns, and as if He had done him a deal of wrong. Note, It is a certain sign of an non-humbled heart to quarrel with those rebukes which we have, by our own sin, brought upon ourselves. The foolishness of man perverts his way, and then, to make bad worse, his heart fretteth against the ETERNAL (Proverbs 19:3). Note, (1.) It is common for those who have rendered themselves unworthy of the ETERNAL's favor by their presumptuous sins to have indignation against those who are dignified and distinguished by it. Matthew Henry's Commentary, Electronic Version on QuickVerse.
 The ETERNAL determines what is good and what is evil; humans decide whether they will do good or do evil.
 op. cit., Conder p5; Ginzberg, The Legends of the Jews, Volume 1, pp. 62-63.
 op. cit., Conder p5.
 ibid., Conder p5; Ginzberg, The Legends of the Jews, Volume 1, pp. 116, 125..
 op. cit., "the amalgamation or attempted amalgamation of different religions, cultures, or schools of thought". Oxford Dictionary.
 Created in Her Image, by Eleanor Rae and Bernice Marie-Daly, The Crossroad Publishing Company, New, NY, 1990. p pp. 52-53.
 Divine means "of, from, or like 'god' or a 'god'," op. cid, New Oxford American Dictionary. Note that the word does not mean SOVEREIGN or anything related to the ETERNAL CREATOR and SOVEREIGN of the universe. It is always totally referring to the false 'god' idol. In this case, Lucifer was the angel that covered and tried to overthrow the ETERNAL and take His place. Lucifer is immortal, but not eternal. However she does have tremendous power over humans. Personally, I try not to use the word if it is referring to the ETERNAL. A better word to use when refering to the ETERNAL, would be Holy. See: (Leviticus 19:2).
 op. cit., Rae p. 9.
 ibid. Rae pp. 27-28.
 ibid, Rae p48.
 (Zechariah 5:9) speaking of the ETERNAL sending of Satan back to earth.
 Other Biblical Names And Titles Of Satan:
Abaddon [destroying angel], as found in (Revelation 9:11)
Angel of the bottomless pit, in (Revelation 9:11)
Apollyon [destroyer], in (Revelation 9:11)
Accuser of our brethren [complainer against those who believe in God], (Revelation 12:10)
Adversary [opponent], (1 Peter 5:8)
Angel of light [messenger of light], (2 Corinthians 11:14)
Antichrist [opponent of the Messiah], (1 John 4:3)
Beelzebub [the dung god, ruler of the demons], (Luke 11:15)
Belial [worthlessness], (2 Corinthians 6:15)
Day star [light-bringer, daystar, son of the morning] (Isaiah 14:12, 2 Peter 1:18-19)
Dragon, Great dragon, Serpent of old, (Revelation 12:7-9)
Enemy [the hateful, hostile one], Wicked One [evil one], (Matthew 13:38-39)
Firstborn of every creature (Colossians 1:15-16)
god of this world [god of this age], (2 Corinthians 4:3-4)
Great fiery red dragon [serpent], (Revelation 12:3)
Lucifer [morning star], (Isaiah 14:12)
Morning star, (Revelation 2:28, Revelation 22:16 [See: Angel [a spirit being], also Called Morning Stars, and sons of God] Job 38:7)
Man of sin [man of offence], son of perdition [son of destruction], (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4)
Murderer, Liar [a falsifier], Father of lies, (John 8:44)
Power of darkness [power of obscurity], (Colossians 1:13)
Prince of the power of the air [ruler who has authority over air], (Ephesians 2:1-2)
Rulers of the darkness of this world [world ruler of obscurity in this age], (Ephesians 6:12)
Ruler of this world [prince of this world], (John 12:31)
Serpent [snake], (Genesis 3:1, 2 Corinthians 11:3)
Tempter [the tester, one who entices], (Matthew 4:3)
Thief [stealer], (John 10:9-10)
Wandering stars (Jude 1:13.