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The Three Pillars: The Edenic Covenant

“This is what Yahweh says: ‘Maintain justice and do what is right, for my salvation (יְשׁוּעָה - yesh·ü'·äh) is about to come and my righteousness will soon be revealed.” (Isaiah 56:1) 
Salvation for who?
Those who keep from defiling the Sabbath 
Love the name of Yahweh 
Holds fast to My covenant.
“Blessed is the man that does these things!” What things? Holds fast to the Covenant.
The Edenic Covenant is the covenant that Yahweh made with Adam & Chavah (Eve) in the Garden of Eden. The Edenic Covenant is not explicitly called a covenant in Genesis; however, it is later referred to by Yahweh as a covenant in Hosea 6:7, “But like Adam they have transgressed the covenant; There they have dealt treacherously against Me.”
There were 6 laws of the Covenant: (1) To fill the earth with the influence and order of mankind; (2) to subdue the earth
to human uses; (3) to have dominion over the animal creation; (4) to eat herbs and fruits; (5) to till and keep the garden; (6) to abstain from eating of the tree of good and evil. However, one could argue that the heart of Edenic Covenant is really Yahweh’s dietary command to Adam to not eat from “the tree of the knowledge of good and evil” (Genesis 2:16-17). That command sets forth Yahweh’s promise as well as the penalty if Adam disobeys. Adam’s penalty for disobedience would be physical and spiritual death as well as a curse on the ground so that Adam would have to work harder to grow crops. One of the results of Adam’s sin was that he would have to toil all of his days until his death (Genesis 4:17-19). Adam’s sin broke this covenant with Yahweh and thrust mankind into an environment of sin. 
Yahweh rapidly made a second, covenant of redemption with Adam and Chavah (Genesis 3:14-24). Like the Edenic Covenant, this one is not explicitly referred to as a covenant in Genesis, but it is a significant promise that Yahweh makes to mankind. It is the first promise of redemption and the first promise of Messiah’s coming (Genesis 3:15). Here, only three chapters into this remarkable book, Yahweh is already giving us hope of a Redeemer. Genesis 3:15 is sometimes referred to as the protevangelium, the first announcement of the Full Message in Scripture. Yahweh’s promise to Chavah that the seed of the serpent would bruise the heel of the seed of Chavah and the seed of Chavah would bruise the head of the seed of the serpent, is the foretelling that haSatan (the Prosecutor) would wound Messiah on the gallows, but that Messiah would triumph over haSatan on that same gallows like Mordecai triumphed over Haman redeeming the Remnant of Israel.

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