1. How the dream began

Some time during the week of June 8th or thereabouts, I began to wonder “what would earth have been like if humans had never sinned?”  I would like to share some of my thoughts with you.

2. Humans would have been wealthy

Adam was a Gardener and was placed in the  Garden of Eden where he was responsible to:

  • till/dress/   the ground or to serve as a Gardener (Genesis 2: 5 & 15)
  • keep or preserve the Garden (Genesis 2: 15).

We see that Adam never lacked food.  However, he also had an assignment to extract the treasures that were hidden in the earth. These included gold, bdellium (pearl) and onyx (Genesis 2: 12). Scriptures mention other precious metals and jewels that God put in the earth for man’s use.

3. Why did Adam need wealth?

I believe that God intended earth to be patterned after heaven, like a miniature. Jesus told us to pray that God’s will or desire would be done in earth as it was done in heaven. If humans had never sinned, they would have lived forever. Death was never in the Original Plan. Therefore, Adam would have needed wealth for the following reasons:

a. for external ornamentation

  • God and the Angels wear jewelry (Rev 15: 6).
  • We read in scripture that Lucifer before his fall was opulently decorated. He was covered with precious stones – sardius, topaz, diamond, beryl, onyx, jasper, sapphire, emerald, carbuncle, and gold (Ezekiel 28 :13). 
  • Compare this with Apostle John’s description of the New Jerusalem in Revelation 21.
  • Scriptures further confirm that God’s original plan was for humans to be richly dressed and decorated. The High Priest’s garments patterned that of Lucifer. He also wore a breastplate with four rows of jewelry – sardius, a topaz, and a carbuncle (row 1); an emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond (row 2); ligure, an agate, and an amethyst (row 3); beryl, an onyx, and a jasper (row 4)  – Exodus 39: 10 – 13.

b. to build and decorate houses – there are gorgeous mansions in heaven.

c. to build beautiful and gorgeous cities

  • The New Jerusalem which descended from heaven to earth was made of pure gold and the walls were made from another precious jewel called jasper.
  • The foundations were decorated with 12 different precious jewels. These jewels were jasper, sapphire, chalcedony,  emerald, sardonix, sardius, chrysolite, beryl, topaz, chrysoprasus and amethyst.
  • God gave humans a priceless New Jerusalem which showed His intent for earth was to be patterned after heaven. This is the same way in which He gave Moses the pattern for the Tabernacle in the Wilderness. This Tabernacle was patterned after the one in heaven.
  • the gates of New Jerusalem are made from Pearl (Rev 21: 21).

d. to build streets – there are streets of gold in heaven.

e. to create work tools and other utensils

  •  the angel used a golden reed or staff to measure the New Jerusalem which descended from heaven. Reed is also interpreted as pen (Revelation 21: 15).
  • Heaven also has golden vials (Revelation 5: 8), golden censers (Rev 8: 3), golden crowns (Revelation 14: 14).
  • The use of golden utensils and utensils made from other precious metals such as silver and brass was patterned in Moses’ Tabernacle.

f. to transfer an inheritance to his descendants

  • God commanded Adam to be fruitful, multiply and replenish the earth. He was responsible for teaching countless generations of children how to preserve and explore the resources of the earth. They would have then gone on to make new discoveries about the treasures of the earth.

g. Other possibilities

The list is not exhaustive.  If humans had never sinned, Adam and his descendants would have used earth’s resources for:

  • space and under water exploration
  • scientific discoveries
  • discovery of the natural resources of the earth
  • other discoveries such as artistry, design and on and on.

My Prayer

Father, I thank you for your goodness and mercy to the humans that you created and placed in the earth for fruitfulness, multiplication and preservation of the earth and its resources. We have messed up, destroyed the earth and have not been responsible citizens.

Father, we lost much because of sin, but we humbly ask that you will show us how to regain what was lost.

Father, please be merciful to us. Show us the path of life in Jesus name I pray, Amen. Thank you Father.