Project Bible 365 Day 66 Adam Before The Apple
Before I begin with this entry I want to make it clear that I am not sure if the fruit that Adam and Eve ate from the tree of good and evil was an apple. The Bible doesn’t say for certain. What the Bible does tell us is that it was a fruit… The important facts aren’t that they took a kind of fruit. What is important is that they took the fruit and by doing so they disobeyed the commandment of the Lord…
Secondly in this entry I would like to thank the Lord for allowing me to gain insight into this matter thanks to the good teacher, the Holy Spirit…
As I was studying genesis last night, I couldn’t help but feel sorry for God… The wonderful description of the way the earth was formed, the gentle and beautiful God gave man and woman alike the most wonderful garden…
Genesis 2:7-17King James Version (KJV)
7 And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
8 And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
9 And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
10 And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.
11 The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;
12 And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.
13 And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia.
14 And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.
15 And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
16 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
Genesis 3:1-6King James Version (KJV)
3 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?
2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
THE BLAME GAME
Genesis 3:10-19King James Version (KJV)
10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
11 And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?
12 And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.
13 And the Lord God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
14 And the Lord God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:
15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;
18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;
19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
It is often believed that if Eve was the only one who ate the ate the fruit , than of this I am certain that God would have destroyed Eve and would have created a new help mate for the Man we Christians know as Adam. What can we learn from the events in Eden?
- Don’t listen to the chatter of the devil. Oh if Eve would have lived in her faith of God, God would have supplied the spiritual fruit that would have filled her up overflowing with the true joy of the Lord. However Eve took her off the things of the things of God. Some may ask how could she have done this… Simple: The act of deception because of the devil. By Eve going to the tree everyday, the enemy was able to leach her slowly until she eventually gave herself over to physical feelings and hunger.
- God is a just God and because of this, he had to separate himself from the sinner because he is Holy and Righteous…
Genesis 3:23-24King James Version (KJV)
23 Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.
24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
How does disobedience separate you from God? The act of sin. The biggest deception that is ongoing in the church is this. Preachers are telling people within their churches that no one can live free from sin because Adam and Eve sinned. Although that’s true about them sinning what isn’t true is the first part. People must live free from all sin, there is no special treatment for anybody… Even though Eve didn’t feel a physical change right away the change happened within the soul. That’s why we must look at changing the heart and the intents of ours in order to live pure before God.
Isaiah 59:2King James Version (KJV)
2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.
Leviticus 26:16-21King James Version (KJV)
16 I also will do this unto you; I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.
17 And I will set my face against you, and ye shall be slain before your enemies: they that hate you shall reign over you; and ye shall flee when none pursueth you.
18 And if ye will not yet for all this hearken unto me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins.
19 And I will break the pride of your power; and I will make your heaven as iron, and your earth as brass:
20 And your strength shall be spent in vain: for your land shall not yield her increase, neither shall the trees of the land yield their fruits.
21 And if ye walk contrary unto me, and will not hearken unto me; I will bring seven times more plagues upon you according to your sins.