Do you know what the first sin was that was committed after the fall? Some of you already do know, but for those who don’t, it is very eye opening.
Keeping in mind FRUIT came from THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL
JESUS IS THE TREE OF LIFE so this helps us to understand that lucifer is the tree of knowledge of good and evil and it was HIM who opened the eyes of Adam and Eve by what they ATE or rather what they PARTOOK OF AND LET INTO THEM.
For the sake of precepts, let’s say that anything we TAKE INTO US by watching, listening to and reading… Contains SEEDS and those SEEDS produce FRUIT in our lives for the good or the bad, depending upon the source. Lucifer took HIS FRUIT – knowledge of good and evil, offered it to Eve and she took it inside her when she willingly accepted it into her, so she now shared in something only known by lucifer and our Father, of course… That being, coming into the knowledge there was both GOOD AND EVIL on Earth. She lost her innocence at that moment and THEN… She offered some of what was in her to Adam and he as well, rebelled and disobeyed and therefore received the impure portion of Eve into himself and he became tainted… They then BECOME ONE FLESH IN SIN, where before the fall in rebellion THEY WERE ONE FLESH IN PURITY.
So… I am trying to keep this simple so you can see what really was birthed that day… That which is carried forth AS SEEDS, PRODUCING FRUIT, from generation to generation… Hence, the curse we are all born under.
The serpent was the craftiest of all the creatures the Lord God had made. So the serpent came to the woman. “Really?” he asked. “None of the fruit in the garden? God says you mustn’t eat any of it?” “Of course we may eat it,” the woman told him. [It is our choice to rebel] “It’s only the fruit from the tree at the center of the garden that we are not to eat. God says we mustn’t eat it or even touch it, or we will die.” “That’s a lie!” [Accuser] the serpent hissed. “You’ll not die! God knows very well that the instant you eat it you will become like him, for your eyes will be opened—you will be able to distinguish good from evil!” The woman was convinced. How lovely and fresh looking it was! [Evil is appealing to allure us] And it would make her so wise! So she ate some of the fruit and gave some to her husband, and he ate it too. And as they ate it, suddenly they became aware of their nakedness, and were embarrassed. [Shame always makes us want to cover ourselves] So they strung fig leaves together to cover themselves around the hips. That evening they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden; and they hid themselves among the trees. The Lord God called to Adam, “Why are you hiding?”And Adam replied, “I heard you coming and didn’t want you to see me naked. So I hid.” “Who told you you were naked?” the Lord God asked. “Have you eaten fruit from the tree I warned you about?” “Yes,” Adam admitted, “but it was the woman you gave me who brought me some, and I ate it.” Then the Lord God asked the woman, “How could you do such a thing?” “The serpent tricked me,” she replied.
BLAME AND SHAME GO HAND IN HAND…
When you just read the account in Genesis, did you see what was the subtle knowledge Eve was tempted with? It was the KNOWING OF GOOD AND EVIL. Once she came into agreement with lucifer by receiving what he offered her, her eyes were then opened that ADAM was both good and evil. Before she only saw the GOOD IN HIM. Then because she passed this knowledge onto him, he took it from her – received it [ate of it] he then saw her as being both good and evil, as well.
I hope you are getting this… Look what was born…. BLAME carried forth because of SHAME. This is why we must guard our hearts at all times and be so very careful who we come into agreement with. Because we now KNOW GOOD AND EVIL just like Adam and Eve, we too can be ensnared to partake and become an accuser of the brethren, resembling the accuser himself. Or rather producing his fruit, which is in opposition to Jesus, which is love.?
The temptation offered to us in these days is THE WORLD. Entertainment, News, Revelation, etc… Are all set before us as a snare to partake in, so that we too will accuse and blame.
Pure love to overlook the flesh deeds of another died that day. Very sad… So now the curse is we SEEK TO SEE THE EVIL IN EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING AROUND US when in truth, just like Jesus does with us ~ we are to LOVE ONE ANOTHER because LOVE AND ONLY LOVE COVERS A MULTITUDE OF SINS. Our sins and other’s sins.
This makes me cry… For some reason it breaks my heart in longing, to be in the original design of the Garden again, before my own eyes were opened to both evil and good. It is only by being born again, through the Spirit, that we may overcome and attain the very innocence of returning to our first appointment with LOVE.
I just have to show you again, by the Word, about blame… the first sin committed tells us everything.
The enemy did not even lie to them when he said they would not SURELY die, because they didn’t… falling and dying are two different things totally. Instead their eyes were open, just as Father told them what would happen, it happened. Spiritually they died when their flesh fell and the same holds true for us.
Before the fall, Adam and Eve loved one another regardless of their shortcomings or rather NAKEDNESS, but after they disobeyed the Lord they immediately wanted to COVER their shortcomings, even if it meant blaming one another and the serpent.
Because of rebellion, we all are not seeing clearly and it is only through the dying of self daily this curse no longer has a hold on us.
Why did Lucifer fall? Pride
What tactics does he use on us so that we partake in them with him causing us to fall? Blame
How does he keep us bound to the fallen state? Shame
Love is always a CHOICE?
I encourage you to go back and read the account in Genesis I shared, again. But, this time read it with Spiritual eyes to see, in order the glean the wisdom granted to you through the Holy Spirit. As you read again, understand that THE GARDEN in this story is THE WORLD and you, just as Adam and Eve were placed within the Garden, so are you placed within the World. Ask the Lord to show you how you have fallen and covered yourself, as you partook what the enemy has so subtly offered to you. Has it changed you? Do you no longer operate from a place of pure love, one to another to the point you are now in agreement with the accuser? Do you feel as if you have enough KNOWLEDGE about someone or something that you can even accuse them as your brethren?
I saw one of the most heartbreaking statements from a church leader no less, the other day. It said… “Let us not unify in love alone, but in Jesus…” This totally broke my heart for this person and I thought, he does not know Jesus at all. Jesus is love and we can never, ever separate the two. Anything done without love is done in vain for the glory of self. My eyes were open that day to the truth of so many people in the World today. Did I say anything or accuse him? No, I remained silent, as who am I to point out the weakness of another? However, I was promptly lead to intercede and pray all the more for this person and any others who do not KNOW, LOVE HIMSELF. For sadly, I know on that day, Jesus will say, “Depart from me, I NEVER KNEW YOU.” And to me, that is the most fearful thing I never want to hear.
Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. 1 John 4:7-8
It is my prayer that each one of you will experience the fullness of falling in love with Jesus.
May the Lord Bless You with His Love,
?Angela ~ Marked By Heaven