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Friday, November 11, 2011

Ephesians 6:14a, 17
Stand firm.......... Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

Genesis 2:16-17
16: And the Lord God commanded the man, "You are free to eat from any tree in the garden;
17: but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die."

When God told Adam & Eve not to eat from the tree of the KNOWLEDGE of Good & Evil He was not telling them they should not eat an apple as we often see portrayed. The key to focus on in God's command was that it was the tree of the KNOWLEDGE of Good & Evil. God did not want man to have an understanding of Good & Evil. God never intended for mankind to think in those terms. He wanted them to remain innocent. Yesterday I wrote about staying innocent as long as you can. That is what God's plan for man was from the beginning. If people did not think in terms of right & wrong they would never know temptation, lust, desire, disappointment, hurt feelings, guilt, inadequacy, failure and the list could go on and on. All of these things people struggle with today are not a part of God's nature, character or way of thinking and feeling. That is why man died when they ate of the tree of the Knowledge of Good & Evil. Once those things were a part of their lives they could no longer dwell with God in perfection, the Garden of Eden. The way they viewed the world had been changed forever, it had been perverted. That is why their nakedness was now a concern to them. They had a sense of right and wrong and felt like being unclothed was not right and it made them self conscious. God had not changed in His view of Adam & Eve's bodies, it was their view that had changed.

Genesis 3:8-11
8:Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden.
9: But the Lord God called to the man, "Where are you?"
10: He answered, "I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid."
11: And he said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?"

No on told them they were naked. They now had Knowledge of right & wrong and it made them like God. Unfortunately, God never for man to be like Him and we prove everyday that we cannot handle it.

Genesis 3:4-5
4: "You will not surely die," the serpent said to the woman.
5: "For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."

Satan told the truth. Just remember, just because something is true doesn't mean you have to experience it. Guard your heart, mind, eyes, ears and experience. Remain as innocent as possible for as long as possible.

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