Now the serpent was more subtle 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? (Genesis 3:1)
PRE-AMBLE by Robert
I related the following statement “Too many go through their life’s journey forgetting or possibly not realizing one of our spiritual goals must be to reconnect with God spiritually,” in my last article “REASONING POWER” A KEY TOOL FOR GOD’S EFFECTIVE MESSENGERS”
This article reveals how we were separated and most definitely how and why we need to be reconnected to (God) our Father in Heaven. I related our receiving Salvation through Grace and Faith, places us initially in a relationship with Yeshua. And in that relationship, it will become clear as we continue working out our Salvation we will find it is the needle and thread by which we become capable of spiritually reconnecting to the Father through developing and deepening our relationship with His Son Yeshua. The needle represents acceptance of our newborn spiritual walk with a gentle heart, the thread is “God’s good-will to us, is the cause of his good work in us.“ God’s words coming to us through the Holy Spirit deepening our relationship with His Son Yeshua.
I believe we all know the story of Adam and Eve and what some call their fall into sin, for this article, I call it mankind’s separation from God. Matthew Henry (1662 – 1774) gives us an accounting of how it transpired and speculatively why. “Observe the steps of the transgression: not steps upward, but downward toward the pit.
2. She took. It was her own act and deed. Satan may tempt, but he cannot force; may persuade us to cast ourselves down, but he cannot cast us down, Matthew 4:6.
3. She did eat. When she looked perhaps she did not intend to take; or when she took, not to eat: but it ended in that. It is wisdom to stop the first motions of sin and to leave it off before it is meddled with.
4. She gave it also to her husband with her. Those that have done ill are willing to draw in others to do the same.
5. He did eat. In neglecting the tree of life, of which he was allowed to eat, and eating of the tree of knowledge, which was forbidden, Adam plainly showed contempt of what God had bestowed on him and a desire for what God did not see fit to give him. He would have what he pleased and do what he pleased. His sin was, in one word, disobedience, Romans 5:19; disobedience to a plain, easy, and express command.
OPENING PRAYER by Robert
Heavenly Father, bring our lives into unison with Yeshua’s teachings and guidance out of the darkness ahead. I pray Father not one believes they have all the answers and humble themselves before you Father. I ask Father that you release discernment and recognition unto all of our heads that we may be safe and strengthened as we go forward in Your name. Lord bring us insight and courage to stand as bright Beacons drawing many unto your light in the days and weeks ahead. Fill us with your wisdom that we might share it as your love and compassion for those lost, confused, as well lacking in their relationship with Yeshua. We pray this in your name Yeshua AMEN AND AMEN
OPENING STATEMENT by Robert
So when we look at the events just described, we can plainly see the enemies plotted moves to beguile both, first Eve and then Adam. It explains the actions done by both Eve then Adam. As Satan cannot force us, he can only suggest, tempt and wait. Matthew Henry (1662 – 1774) explains Satan’s course of action, which he continues to use against mankind holding them Eternally in death and destruction. “The woman being deceived by the tempter’s artful management was the ringleader in the transgression, (1Timothy 2:14). She was first in the fault, and it was the result of her consideration, or rather in-consideration.
As well it revealed those who sin will make an effort to draw others into their sin.
And we all know Satan makes sin appealing and gratifying for the flesh deepening the delusion of false peace and widening the gap between God and us. With that knowledge, you know Satan having been cast out of heaven was going to attempt to
influence as many as he can to separate themselves from God and build his kingdom of followers believing he is more significant than God. So because Adam and Eve were the Father and Mother of civilization Satan knew God was trying the obedience of Adam and Eve through forbidding them the fruit from the tree of knowledge. Satan plotted for their disobedience to separate them from God. Thus his plan, separate Adam and Eve from God, and the rest of civilization were
his for the taking. What Satan achieved in spiritually separating them from God was destroy their heavenly body which endowed Eternal life and introduced mankind to a fleshly body which ages, dies and through Satans constant temptations imprisons man to sin and spiritual death through what the tree of knowledge brought forward. And “God Said” What is this Thou Has Done?
God bid Adam go out; told him he should no longer occupy and enjoy that garden: but Adam liked the place, and was unwilling to leave it. Therefore God made Adam go out.
This signified the Spiritual separation and shutting out of him, and all his guilty race, from that communion with God. Which was the bliss and glory of paradise? But man was only sent to till the ground out of which he was taken. He was sent to a place of toil, not to a place of torment. Our first parents were shut out from the privileges of their state of innocence, yet they were not left in despair. The way to the tree of life was shut. It was henceforward in vain for him and his to expect righteousness, life, and happiness, by the covenant of works; for the command of that covenant being broken, the curse of it is in full force. We are all undone if we are judged by that covenant. God revealed this to Adam, not to drive him to despair, but to quicken him to look for life and happiness in the promised Seed, by whom a new and living way into the holiest is laid open for us.
To reconnect with God Matthew Henry (1662 – 1774) gives details from Paul’s letter to the Philippians what path we need to take and what our conduct should entail. “We must be diligent in the use of all the means which lead to our salvation,
persevering therein to the end. With great care, lest, with all our advantages, we should come short. Work out your Salvation, for it is God who worketh in you. This encourages us to do our utmost because our labor shall not be in vain: we must still depend on the grace of God. The working of God’s grace in us is to quicken and engage our endeavors. God’s good-will to us, is the cause of his good work in us. Do your duty without murmurings. Do it, and do not find fault with it. Mind your work, and do not quarrel with it. By peaceableness; give no just occasion of offense. The children of God should differ from the sons of men. The more perverse others are, the more careful we should be to keep ourselves blameless and harmless. The doctrine and example of consistent believers will enlighten others, and direct their way to Christ and holiness, even as the light-house warns mariners to avoid the rocks.”
Matthew Henry (1662 – 1774) details how mankind’s future in sin was laid out via Eve’s and Adam’s separation from God and subsequent punishments. “The woman, for her sin, is condemned to a state of sorrow, and of subjection; proper
punishments of that sin, in which she had sought to gratify the desire of her eye, and of the flesh, and her pride. Sin brought sorrow into the world; that made the world a vale of tears.
If the man had not sinned, he would always have ruled with wisdom and love; if the woman had not sinned, she would always have obeyed with humility and meekness.
Adam laid the blame on his wife; but though it was her fault to persuade him to eat the forbidden fruit, it was his fault to hearken to her. Thus men’s frivolous pleas will, in the day of God’s judgment, be turned against them. God put marks of displeasure on Adam.
1. His habitation is cursed. God gave the earth to the children of men, to be a comfortable dwelling; but it is now cursed for man’s sin. Yet Adam is not himself cursed, as the serpent was, but only the ground for his sake.
2. His employment and enjoyments are embittered to him. Labour is our duty, which we must faithfully perform; it is part of man’s sentence, which idleness daringly defies. Uneasiness and weariness with labor are our just punishment, which we must patiently submit to since they are less than our iniquity deserves. Man’s food shall become unpleasant to him. Yet man is not sentenced to eat dust as the serpent, only to eat the herb of the field.
3. His life also is but short; considering how full of trouble his days are, it is in favor of him that they are few. Yet death being dreadful to nature, even when life is unpleasant, that concludes the punishment. Sin brought death into the world: if Adam had not sinned, he had not died. He gave way to temptation, but the Saviour withstood it. And how admirably the satisfaction of our Lord Yeshua, by his death and sufferings, answered the sentence passed on our first parents!
CLOSING PRAYER by Robert
Heavenly Father hear these words grant us your patience that we may find our way on this narrow path you have provided. Bring us discernment that we would know your words interpret them with us as you have set them before us. Lord bring us to your walk, guide us, so we are walking in your light and only in your presence. Fill us with righteousness that we may stand against all temptations to veer from this narrow path. Bring us under your wings Father comfort shield and nurture us like the children we are. This we pray in Yeshua’s name Amen and Amen.
CLOSING COMMENTS by Robert
While I walk through several different places I look at those who surround me, being busy living life as they know it. We do not know the condition of the hearts and minds of these individuals. What comes to me out of all this information is the urgency by which we need to as Modern Day Disciples fervently heed God’s call to return to His Law. The question I pose here “Is mankind doomed?” The answer I keep hearing “they are if we let up for one second”. Can we save the world? “No,” however what the Holy Spirit brought to my attention was, the Lord sitting by the well waiting for the Samaritan woman to bring her into His light and Eternal walk offering her an opportunity to reconnect with his Father.
I see our well taking on many different appearances and locations. Our well is the character of our spiritual walk being demonstrated to the masses as a beacon shining in the darkness of this world. Our well is how much different we are to the sight of the secular world as they observe our journey daily.
When you think about where the masses are in their walk it is overwhelming, however, if we concentrate on deepening our relationship with Yeshua it becomes a reflection of Him sitting at the well waiting to serve those thirsting for the water which will quench their desires and open the door to reconnecting to God through a relationship with Yeshua. Which we just demonstrated how it works for us. What comes from the Holy Spirit are the words Yeshua spoke to the Apostles before He sent them out, “be as wise as a Serpent and gentle as a Dove.”
What I recognize from this information is how important it is to not stop growing in my relationship with Yeshua once I’m walking in the light of Salvation. I now understand what work out your Salvation really means to me and those who see God’s light shining through me. I see it as being spiritually reconnected to God my Father in Heaven. I see this information revealing what Yeshua was warning us about in John 8:55 Yet ye have not known him, but I know him: and if I should say I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep his saying. Then in John 14: 17 Even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth
with you, and shall be in you. Is the way to identify and acknowledge our reconnection with God. Thus knowing this, Matthew Henry (1662 – 1774) in his earlier commentary rings out loud and clear, We must be diligent in the use of all the means which lead to our salvation, persevering therein to the end. With great care, lest, with all our advantages, we should come short. Work out your Salvation, for it is God who worketh in you. With that, it becomes clear we must take our rescue into salvation through God’s Grace and our Faith as deep as we can lest we are found not reconnected Spiritually to God as described in John 8:55. In closing Do your duty without murmurings. Do it, and do not find fault with it. Mind your work, and do
not quarrel with it. By peaceableness; give no just occasion of offense. The children of God should differ from the sons of men. Here is why I am striving with all of my spirit and soul to reconnect with God, John 14:2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. v3. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself, that where I am, there ye may
Please, remember these articles are messages delivered by the Holy Spirit, to a humble servant, doing God’s bidding as a Watchman sounding the Trumpet warning God’s children of events to come.
God’s blessings, be with all His children as we work out our Salvation and
reconnect with Him Spiritually, in preparation for His Glowing light to shine through us in this darkening World. Blessings to all.