was he a fallen man who has wretchedly "chosen' to side with his fallen wife?
Did Ahab do the same later on with his wife Jezebel? Access Denied
From the book of Genesis 3, the loss of power
there was a disconnect because of the loss of Power, The tree of Innocence
in the Garden. God said do not touch the tree of good and evil (the innocence) If the innocence
is gone then here comes the Independence[/i]
God said you can eat from any tree except this one. The reason
that some can't get hooked up with God is because you over think everything, overprocessing everything
everything,this causes you to you worship your mind , not God
Independence can stop you from having intimacy with God
on a spiritual level
or a deep relationship with another. because innocence requires a vulnerability and need and independence denies that you have a need
. "Access Denied"
The second tree in the garden was the tree of life..eternal life
God did not create anything that He didn't maintain the system.
Your body was not designed to die. even this was made to live eternal
The whole system works around the tree of life, like a battery that perpetuates the motions.
the serpent suggested to Eve that God is envious of her, Eve's desire was
Eve wanted to be like God, but she went about a right thing the wrong way....Jealousy! he used on Eve, since she wanted to be like God, so Eve's desire was not a bad one.
the same trick that was used in the garden was the same trick that was used in the temptation of Jesus. after 40 days in the wilderness tempting him to go about the right thing the wrong way. all temptation is; is trying to satisfy a legimate need in an illegitamite way. it was not wrong for Jesus to be hungry, but to get it by Divine methods. But Jesus shut him down by using "It is written" Man shall not live by bread alone'........................
You're not wrong to have the need
The oldest trick in the world is to go about a right thing the wrong way.
An icon of evil
the serpent is symbolic of evil as the bible suggest
The serpent becomes the icon of evil. and when you touch it, you have just opened up "Hell's Kitchen"..
The enemy still tries to use the same tricks today.
Jealousy! he used on Eve, since she wanted to be like God, Eve's desire was not a bad one
the enemy comes to threaten you with something he cannot do to you anyway, with
Today man is still trying to find a way to get to eternal life the wrong wayAccess Denied
But Jesus says "No man comes unto the Father except by me
" (quote: Jesus)
Except, by the blood of Jesus.
Jesus said unless you come through him like little children (paraphrased)
Adam and Eve hid, and there is a whole lot of people hiding today!!
the reason they hide because they are afraid, where there is no fear there is 'perfected love" because it is written that "perfect love, cast out all fear'
that their nakedness(vulnerability) will be found out. so man hides behind facades..
and that is what religion does covers you with the works...
a poor replacement for a lost relationship with God...
The Angel has locked up the way tree of life and
Man cannot get back to the tree of life in the state that he's in "Acess Denied"
Except by the cross... the blood of Jesus ..."Access Granted"
The power of the cross and the degradation of the human soul!!
excerpts from Bishop Jakes