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 1 Cor. 15:10a​
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Administrations in the 2nd Heaven & Earth:
​The Paradise Administration
Genesis 1:14-16
And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: [he made] the stars also.
The universe is filled with stars, planets, comets, meteors and other wonders of awesome beauty and magnificent power. The universe is so vast that even with todays scientific advances we still can not see to the very end of the universe. God placed all of these things here for man because man was the center of His creation.

Psalm 134:14
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully [and] wonderfully made: marvellous [are] thy works; and [that] my soul knoweth right well.
The word "fearfully" could also be translated awesomely. The human body is awesomely and wonderfully made by God. Man is the centerpiece and purpose for all that God is doing in Genesis 1 and 2. 

Psalm 147:14
He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by [their] names.

God gave a named to each of the stars.

Psalm 8:3-4
When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?

God's creation is a truly awe inspiring work that displays His power, majesty, and glory. Yet God's great work was the man He placed in the Garden of Eden. For God desired fellowship and God could no more have fellowship with the stars and planets than man could share fellowship with the animals that God asked Adam to name.

Genesis 2:20
And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.

Adam needed more than the animals. He required another like unto himself for fellowship and companionship so God gave to Adam a woman, Eve. 

Genesis 2:21-25
And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him. 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. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

God understood the need of Adam because He also had a desire for fellowship. Therefore God created man in His image.

Genesis 1:27
So God created man in his [own] image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

Like Adam with Eve, God could now have fellowship with man because man was made in God's image. Clothed in the righteousness provided by his Creator, man could now stand in the presence of God.

Genesis 2:25
And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

The word for "naked" in this verse is arumArum is also used in Genesis chapter 3.

Genesis 3:1
Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. 
And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden ?

The word arum means wise. It is used of wisdom in a good sense or a bad sense. The context is the key to telling you what kind of wisdom God is talking about. When it is used in a bad sense it could be translated crafty or subtil as in Genesis chapter 3.

The Devil was wise in a negative or bad sense. The wisdom of the Devil lay in ruins. The Devil corrupted his wisdom when he rebelled against God. However, in Genesis 2:25, when speaking of Adam and Eve, arum is used in a good sense.

Adam and Eve were wise and they were not ashamed. This word "ashamed" means to be disappointed in your expectations or a consciousness of disgrace. It is an internal feeling . In other words, Adam and Eve were wise, their judgments were righteous and they had no sense of guilt before God. There were no internal feelings of shame in them as they stood before and walked with God. They were righteous, living and acting on God’s words, having no sense of guilt, wrong doing or condemnation. 

​Man has to be righteous in order to stand in the presence of God. You cannot have a consciousness of sin and wrong doing while in God's presence and expect to find fellowship, consider Genesis 3:8

This time in the Garden of Eden was a tremendous time of sharing and fellowship. It was a time Adam and Eve spent with God and with each other in loving harmony and unity. God’s great desire was to have a family. A family He could love and care for. A family that would always look to Him for any need or desire that arose in their life. God built paradise for His family to have perfect fellowship and union with Him.

The perfection of Paradise ends with the sin of Adam. When Adam deliberately disobey's the words of God his fellowship with God ends. 

​Many theories have been put forth concerning the reason and purpose of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The simple and accurate understanding concerning this tree is freedom of will. True love and genuine fellowship require that each one involved be involved out of their own free will decision. The tree of the knowledge of good and evil only has one purpose and that is to give Adam and Eve a choice. They can continue to fellowship with God or they can walk away and take a different direction.

Whether we believe the account of Adam and Eve or not, we all know the decision that they made. For a full and detailed study of this administration see the series on the Fall of Mankind

The moment Adam sins in the Garden, the Paradise Administration ends. The remainder of the time Adam and Eve are still in the Garden is time that God takes to prepare them to enter a world that is now controlled by God's enemy, the Devil. This time of transition between administrations also sets a standard for the administrations that will follow. Between each administration there is a time of transition, a time for man to understand the change in the times, a time for man to adjust to the new situation.

Between the Paradise Administration and the Patriarchal Administration the point of transition is Genesis 3:7 through Genesis 3:24. It is during this time that God re-establishes a temporary fellowship with Adam and Eve, as well as prepares them for the things they need to know and understand in order to be blessed in a world under the Devil's dominion. It is also during this transition that God declares to the Devil that his plans to overthrow God will be defeated. God even goes so far as to tell the Devil just how he will be defeated.