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Whom Do Men Say That Adam Is
Part 2

1 Timothy 2:13-14 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.  And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.

Lets now talk a little about Eve. Eve wasn’t just anyone, she first of all was Adam’s wife, his mate, his best friend, she was Adam’s confidant, she was his intimate. Other than God the woman was the most trusted member of those Adam fellowship with. She owed her very existence to Adam for she had been taken from his side; she was bone of his bone and flesh of his flesh.  And as Paul tells us She was Adam’s glory.

This was the chosen vessel of the serpent to corrupt Adam, -- the trusted source of impeccable credentials.  She was an angel of light sent forth by the prince of darkness to deceive if it were possible even the very elect. 

But there was also something else afoot in selection she had sat where he sat. She had eaten at his table and had heard his worlds 

Speaking of the Second Adam:

John 13:18 I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the scripture may be fulfilled, He that eateth bread with me hath lifted up his heel against me.

Speaking of the First Adam:

She that eateth bread with me hath lifted up her heel against me.

Psalm 41:9 Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.

And in this aspect of Eve having been intimate with Adam she knew his uprisings and down settings, she knew with certainty where the master would be at a certain time and where even he went when he sought the Lord.  This kind of knowledge was the power that Balaam had over the Children of Israel’s, and ultimately Balaam used this knowledge to sell out the people of God. In like manner Eve used this same knowledge to sell out Adam, howbeit not for 30 pieces of silver as Judas had sold his master for, the first Adam was sold out for probably a half a dozen pieces of fruit, or about the equivalent of a bowl of potage.

Balaam may have believed that he was not trying to fix his personal problems but prevented God from abandoning his people (The Midianites) and nation but in fact his acts brought this one man brought swift destruction upon his entire nation race and peoples.

Likewise Eve though in her fevered sin laden mind she believed she was trying to fix her personal problems and preventing God from abandoning her and God raising in Adam another people. But what she in fact was doing was not selling out the fate of Adam alone, she like Balaam did not cease from her madness of willingly selling out the fate of a nation yet in her loins, her offspring, and the fate the world and all mankind for all time.

This is the true magnitude of what was done that day. We could say that Eve was not herself , she had become possessed of sin in every sense that one can be possessed by a demon. This was the chosen vessel that the serpent sent. A vessel that I repeat that was considered an impeccable source, and that Adam loved as he loved more than his own soul.

I want you now to recall that with Christ the second Adam that after the mount of temptation the bible says the serpent left Christ for a season  The enemy simply did not give up as some may preach to this day – he simply employed more devious stratagems in his attempt to corrupt the son of man. He simply employed Eve the trusted vessel – the angel of light to speak his words. We need to now see that during Christ’s ministry as the Messiah, as the anointed heir apparent to the throne of David, from the point that the devil left him, the serpent then sent in his surrogates. In other words from that day forth all those around Jesus continually offered or asked Jesus to take the throne of David.  How so? It was in his being called and recognized as the Messiah. It was in Christ being called the Son of David. These names had implicit rights that He could have assumed. And all that were around him expected to assume those implicit rights.

It was in the questions that Pontius Pilot asked Jesus. It was in the rage of the Pharisees, and Priests. Do not think for a minute that if Christ would have assumed the throne that these men would have not bowed to their Savior. Their rage was that Christ was not the warrior king that was to free them from the yolk of Rome and put them in theocratic rule over all that had originally been promised to Abram.

John 10:23-25 And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon's porch. Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly. Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of me.

Further is was on the lips of all of Israel that Jesus was the Christ and the Messiah so that when Jesus as Jesus rode into Jerusalem on the donkey there was incredible pressure exerted on Christ to take the throne that day.  And we can say by the testimony of the Gospels that these same words were continually on the lips of Christ’s blind and carnal disciples.  We see them as they fought continually about their positions in Christ’s earthly kingdom. And at what one might consider the Holiest point of His ministry; during the last supper the disciples fought among themselves as to who would be on the left and right hand sides of Christ literal earthly throne. And even after the resurrection the question came up once again Wilt thou at this time take your kingdom?  To which Christ said: No.

For over three decades I have heard preachers time and time again proclaim that Christ at any time could have taken what was rightfully His. (And they mean His earthly kingdom.) They say that Christ could have taken the throne of David at will. And all will say a hearty Amen to this. And with this same earthly sensual logic these same preachers tell us that it is not Christ’s will that any of us should be poor. That it is not Christ’s will that any of us should be sick, and that Christ has given this world into the hands of the Church so that we can rule and reign with Him here and now.

What I am going to say now has been a mystery, and I cannot expect anyone to understand it except that the Father has given it to them.

It is utterly false that Christ could have taken the throne of David at anytime. As He had forsaken his natural father, mother, sisters, brothers, houses, and lands, and made Himself of no reputation. So too did Christ forsake his inheritance as the Messiah and Heir to David’s throne. He forsook Jerusalem, He forsook the palace of Herod, He forsook the royal lands, and he forsook all those that would have been His servants that at His word, He forsook all that would have sworn instant allegiance to Him.  And this is the point on which the devil goaded and tempted Christ almost daily to seize upon it.

How could this have been sin? How could this have been wrong if He was the Messiah? The answer is simple it was sin because it was NOT the will of the father at that time.  If there ever was a person that we could say every promise in the book was His, that would have been Jesus Christ – and yet none of these things were His for the claiming, for the confessing, or for the taking as our friends who teach the Word of Faith message insist that they were. Consider alone the words “Physician heal thyself.” And realize that even after Jesus rose from the dead and Christ was in no less than His glorified body – which was indeed without spot or wrinkle that these wounds remained.

Remember on the day that Simon Peter rebuked Christ and said that He should not die, and Christ turned around and rebuked Satan for speaking through Peter’s mouth.  What I am trying to convey here is that Peter was not the only one voicing the devil’s siren song for Christ to take matters into his own hands and to seize that earthly natural kingdom for himself.  The devil was using almost any mouth that could speak to tempt to trick to divert and to chide Christ into sinning. He was tested on all points – Hopefully now you can see this a little more clearly.

I will now speak to the nature of sin as to what God has seen fit to reveal to my feeble mind and senses. In the life of Eve sin converted Eve from being a Adam’s loving wife, Adam’s helpmeet, Adam’s comfort, Adam’s support, submissive, kind, humble, meek lowly of heart, not self seeking, in short a little loving lamb. In a matter of moments sin transformed the woman filling her with deceit, manipulation, haughtiness, arrogance, she became forceful, proud, self-seeking, in short she was converted from a tender lamb into a roaring lion seeking whom she may devour like her father the devil.    

The revelation from the tree of the knowledge of the tree of Good and Evil made Eve into a raving lunatic – Yes, she had gotten the knowledge that she had so coveted – knowledge to transform and corrupt the world around her to her own personal whims. But there came also a terrible price with that – the knowledge of sin and death –her own.  Filled with fear, filled with an almost demonic rage her love of Adam faded, her love of the Father faded, and any gratitude she may have had for her life and the garden that they had been place in vaporized in a matter of moments.

The effect of sin on Eve can be rightly compared to the effect of Heroin on a Heroine addict, or cocaine on a cocaine addict or crack on a crack addict.  People who have become the servants of these drugs routinely steal and kill their loved ones for a fix. Eve in her sin fevered state knew she was lost – however she did not seek to protect Adam with her undying love, she sought instead to use him as a bargaining chip to try to preserve herself.

What is the nature of sin?  I would propose that like faith it is invisible, yet its manifestation can be clearly seen by men.   I would therefore propose that Sin has a spiritual counterpart that effect far more than we would ever realize and the removal of those sin stains is not the simple assent of descent of confession of the mouth as is commonly preached in this day by the all too many who make themselves willing surrogates of the serpent, by carrying forth his word.

For example in Exodus in the consecration of the priests and the holy vessels

In Exodus 29:10-14 They Aaron and his sons lay their hands on the head of the first Bullock and impart their sin into it    (In the Law one could only impart sin when they laid hands on something.) Eyeball to eyeball they then killed the Bullock that bore their sin before the Lord by the Door of tabernacle of the Congregation. They then applied the blood to the horns of the altar with their finger – God said: “It is the Sin Offering.”

Now you would think that the sin question would have been dealt with here once and for all, but look again

The next passage Still in Exodus 29:15 – 18 (The ram of the burnt offering) Thou shalt take a ram . . .  Aaron and his sons again lay their hands on the head of the ram and impart their sin and iniquity. (I thought the sin offering took it all away – no it didn’t) Aaron and his sons then slay the ram and sprinkle the blood around about the altar (They are consecrating or cleansing the altar) And then they burn the whole ram as a burnt offering unto the Lord which is a sweet savor an offering made by fire unto the Lord.

The question comes; where did the sin come from for the priest to impart directly into the bullock if the Priest already did a sin offering?  Now after the priest doing this twice you would think that the sin question would have been dealt with in his life forever, but look again the would be priest again imparts sin from himself  into the sacrifice.

The next passage Still in Exodus 29:19 - 46 Then thou shalt take the other ram (The Ram of consecration) – and Aaron and his son’s shall put their hands upon its head (they are still imparting more iniquity and sin) – and thou shalt kill it and take the blood and put it upon the tip of the right ear, put it upon the tip of the right thumb, and put it upon the right great toe. – And them sprinkle the blood on the altar and round about. And thou shalt take the the blood that is upon the Altar and the Holy anointing oil and sprinkle it upon Aaron and his garments and upon his sons –and he shall be hallowed, his garments his sons and their garments.

We can see the blood in action in this passage. Upon the tip of the right ear that all that we hear may be from the Lord. Upon the great right toe that our walk may be continually before the Lord. Upon the right thumb that all the works of our hand may be of the Lord.

The blood of the Old Covenant could only be applied on the outward parts.

Paul says that the Old Covenant was week through the flesh but the New Covenant through Christ we were given the blood to drink so that that it might go into our inward parts circumcise our hearts and renew our minds.  This is why this is a better covenant because the blood is applied to the root of the problem in us.  

Now those who read this entire passage they know that even with a triple offering that is imparting sin into three separate sacrifices that the sin in that priest is by no means gone for scripture says that the priest was to do this for seven days 21 times the priest was to lay his hands on a sacrifice eyeball to eyeball – while at the same time keeping himself separated and pure.  – We are all called to be kings and priests unto God we are all called to this kind of cleansing, we are all called to dedicate our lives fully to Christ as His servant and the servant of no other – but this is so far a field from the microwave and fast-food salvation that is taught and preached this day. 

Is it any wonder that no one ever gets cleansed, is it any wonder that no one gets changed (converted as Christ used the word.)  Instead of moving from faith to faith and glory to glory the church moves from corruption to corruption and sin to sin and the movement and activity is deemed as change. People ask why don’t we have the power of God, why are Christians sick and dying – this is the answer – they are filled with sin and corruption or in the words of Christ their light has become darkness.

Sin is a spiritual force but the force of sin is not God or the Holy Ghost.  We have seen of read testimony how time and again the spirit of this age as it is sometimes called anoints with sin evil man and women like the National Organization for Women – a relative small group that for two or three decades have been able to name national policy at will. The Green Party and Environmental groups, Liberalism, the Nazi’s or WWII, and Islam of today, what these all have in common is they are ideologies, they have been “Anointed“ by the prince of darkness and for a time they were given power to enslave and to conquer. This is some of the power of sin.

In a few specific verses Sin is called leaven, (but in the rest of scripture leaven can not be rightly interpreted as sin.)  The power of leaven is that it effects and transforms all it comes in casual contact with until the whole loaf is overtaken with it.

In the 1970’s so much of the preaching made out sin to be a personal choice, and a poor choice of people of bad taste. These were days when heavy moral relativism was taught in high schools and collages and “I’m Okay and You’re Okay was one of the top selling books. The church of that day was a bunch of “Go along, get along kind of fellows” willing to compromise almost any of their core beliefs in order to show the world that we really are a people of love and understanding.  So the S-word was dropped from preaching and the altar calls and instead friendship with Christ was lauded.

2 Corinthians 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship (or friendship) hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

The body of Christ is in such dire condition in this hour that being yoked together with unbelievers many times is the same if not better than being yoked together with carnal and utterly corrupt believers,  those who have either discipled themselves to some particular set of teachings, or to some ministry and receive their salvation and justification from such.

1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

Note that John does not say if we walk in darkness we are to have fellowship with one another and while we do that we receive cleaning.  Nor does the apostle suggest that if we accept our selves for who we are we are to have fellowship with one another and receive cleansing. And we can say with some certainty that nowhere in the bible is it suggested that if we walk with the ungodly and fellowship with worldly believers

Old time preaching went something like this: You are a sinner and God can not fellowship with you. You will die and go to hell because you deserve such from a Righteous and Holy God. All of this is true but God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but come to everlasting life. What must I do to become saved you must surrender your life to Christ, give yourself to him and follow him. Christ can not fellowship with you as you are because you are filled with sin and iniquity.  So you must forsake all that you have and are in the world you must give up all your worldliness, and you must seek him in deep repentance day and night until you are changed within and without. Then you can have fellowship with him and serve him.

But all of this was done away with so that acceptance by the world could be gained. Instead “Love the sinner and not the sin.” became the rallying cry.  And “You can’t judge.” Became the watchword thereby allowing all who desired to continue in sin perpetual cover within the church 

So how does all this sin and fellowship stuff relate to Eve? I want to put a small thought in your mind for the moment that had the first Adam acted from like Christ the second Adam and put Eve on notice that she had corrupted herself the story would have been a lot different. The problem is that Adam tried to continue in fellowship with Eve after he knew full well what she wanted him to do. And empowered by sin and empowered by the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil she over time bested the man and he submitted to her wiles.

2 Corinthians 11:2-4 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.  But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.

It is no less than the Paul the Apostle that makes the assertion that Eve is not only a type of the followers of Christ, but that the Eve’s corruption was something on the order of what was occurring with alarming frequency to believers while Paul and the Apostles were yet teaching.

As we mentioned in some detail in part one Adam was not without sin.  But the sin that he committed was not unto death.  Instead of rearing up Eve that she might come into the fullness of God that Adam had experienced Adam placed himself between Eve and God as her Priest into God. And this was the fundamental error that came upon the children of Israel under the hand of Moses and ultimately destroyed them as a people. And also was the fundamental error that struck the early church sometime during the second century and ultimately brought about their rejection. And to this day in every church this same corrupt order of men acting as priests between men and God is observed.

So now let us examine the testimony of Eve.

Genesis 3:13 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.

This verse tells us a few things it tells us that after the serpent beguiled her that she “I (singular) did eat”.  Compare that now with the biblical record in Genesis 3:6

Genesis 3:6 . . . and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
7   And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.

Note that in this verse that after she gave it unto her husband and that “he (singular) did eat”. She had eaten already her eyes had been opened previous to this even but after they had both eaten both of their eyes were opened and both knew that they were naked and both sewed fig leaves together and made themselves aprons.

Genesis 3:13 And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done?

Note here that God did not turn to Adam and say: “Why didst thou not defend the woman?” Or “Why didst thou not guard the woman, for the moment thou left her uncovered thou knewest the serpent would come and beguile her?”  I have heard this sentiment preached.  To do so is to find fault with God who knew the truth before he turned to Eve and demanded an accounting of what she had done.

So lets now look now at what Eve did. To put this as plain as I can Eve allowed herself to become an emissary or agent of Satan. Scripture does not say that she was deceived into doing this act, let us be clear she had been taken in temptation, but then she willing in turn became the tempter, allowing herself to become a very powerful and effective weapon in Satan’s arsenal. She was after all Adam’s wife, and his mate his intimate.  She was a trusted believer, she was a member of Adam’s fellowship, she part of him body soul and spirit.  Beloved of Adam’s every bit as Isaac was loved by Abraham.

I have no idea what really happened that day in the garden so while what I have written below is nothing more than a guess and should not be treated as anything more than rank speculation on my part.

At first Adam did not know what Eve had done and how that she had utterly corrupted herself.  The sweet trusted holy woman, the love of his soul that had left him hours earlier was now gone forever. And what now approaching him was a woman filled with deceit and deception. After having tasted of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, Eve no longer had a goal of walking with God, being wholly pleasing to her husband, and going on the quest for the tree of life. Now her heart and soul was on fire filled with envy, wrath, hatred, lust, and deceit. The urges that cried out from within she had never felt before, and were probably almost uncontrollable.

Eve comes over to Adam with something wrapped up in leaves her face is flushed and she’s excited like he has never seen her before. 

Adam being perplexed asks “Is everything is well with your soul?”

Eve speaking uncharacteristically assertively laughs while doing a pirouette. “How do you like the new me?”      

“What happened to you? What do you mean by “new me”?”

Eve tersely replies. I’m not dead! Look at me Adam I have never been more alive.

Still puzzled Adam asks. “What do you mean by you’re not dead. Anyone can plainly see that you are alive.”

“No Adam, I am more than just alive.  I now can see so many things that I never saw before. How stupid we have been. We’ve been doing everything the hard way instead of seeking dominion over this bush we should exert dominion.”

Eve then proceeds to go over to a bush by where Adam is working. She grabs the bush by its branches and rips it out of the ground breaking off several branches as she tries until it tears free from the ground she then puts it on the ground a few feet away and kicks dirt over its roots.

Adam is horrified/ “You have hurt it. You have hurt a creation of God.”

Eve dusts off her hands and says: “It will grow. It always has, and always will.”

Looking angrily up now at Adam Eve says: “Do you know what your problem is?”

“No what?”

“You are too weak and tender hearted. Look around you. We have been here now for x number of months, and look at how little you have gotten done. If you want to impress God you are going to have to show him that you can get the job done. God has obviously given us this impossible task to perform because he is a hard task master. He wants us to keep this garden for him because he wants to take from us what he did not grow and if he is not pleased with our work he will take these stones and will raise up other workers to tend this garden in our stead.”

Adam is stunned by Eve’s angry outburst. “You must be sick woman sit down and I will pray for you.”

Eve steps away from the man’s reach. “I’m fine I’ve never been better. You just don’t get it. God has been using us all along.”

“Where did you hear that from? Have you spoken with the serpent?”

“And what if I did or didn’t speak with him? What are you going to do about it Adam? Are you going to leave me if I did?”

No. Adam replied quietly. “You know I would never leave you. But you shouldn’t talk to the serpent he is filled with hate and evil and he wants nothing more than to hurt us.”

Job 31:32-34 The stranger did not lodge in the street: but I opened my doors to the traveller.  If I covered my transgressions as Adam, by hiding mine iniquity in my bosom:  Did I fear a great multitude, or did the contempt of families terrify me, that I kept silence, and went not out of the door?

Note here that Job is implying that the reason Adam decided to sin was for his wife’s fellowship, and more particularly Job had fear of her contempt. What Job says here is that Adam should have not been cowed by Eve, he should have not kept silent and that Adam should have left her to find God and see if God could help her?

2 Timothy 2:16-17 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. And their word will eat as doth a canker:

1 Timothy 6:4-5 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.

Had Adam walked away that day things might have been greatly different.

When Eve ate of the fruit and she received knowledge – this was the first lying sign and wonder recorded in the word of God.

It was not a lying sign and wonder because the event in itself was false. Eve really did receive a good dose of the knowledge of good and evil.  It is a lying sign and wonder because it was an attestation to a lie – That her eating of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil was good for her and not evil. And that because she yet lived and spoke she had not crossed from the path of life to the path of death and corruption.

Matthew 6:22-23 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.  But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!

Christ is talking here about light and revelation that comes from the knowledge of good and evil.  And when your revelation or enlightenment comes from your corrupt understanding how great is your darkness. Once Eve was overthrown Christ is implying here that she no longer had the ability to discern between light and darkness everything that she said and did was now corrupt.

John 3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

Adam was still filled with light and what once Eve had loved now she now hated. She had to make him like her. She felt compelled to corrupt him as she had been corrupted realizing that she would have been left alone in sin and possibly be destroyed by God and she could not let that happen.

So if Adam did not bite Eve’s sales job, and if Adam did not bite on her little demonstrations of the power of her new found knowledge, -- Eve still  had a back-up plan.  She knew then it came down push and shove the bonds of Adams undying love for her would carry the day. So As I initiated earlier what kicked in was what was later spoken of Christ the second Adam -- She that sat at bread with me raised up her heel against me. 

Job testifies of that day in saying  Did the contempt of families terrify me (as Adam), that I kept silence (as Adam), and went not out of the door (As Adam)?

What is Job really talking about here? He is speaking about his wife that fell in sin and bitterness against the Lord. –  This is the woman that spoke to Job with all bitterness and contempt and said the words of Satan.  “Curse God and Die.” But Job says He was not cowed by his wife like Adam. Job is telling us He sinned not, and he walked away from his wife, and his intimate. He recognized she had become a corrupted and untrusted source and the man Job spoke no more with her lest he would be taken in her sin.

Eve no longer a lamb chaste and pure moves in after her initial failure to convert Adam to darkness and she employs her new found of female wiles but once again it appears that Adam did not bite.  But then Eve plays on Adams fears and deals out to him large doses contempt and according to what I see in Job at that point the Man Adam caved in ,and succumbed to her demands to partake of the fruit..

Genesis 3:6 . . . and (she) gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

And this is why God knowing exactly who did what goes directly to Eve.

Genesis 3:13 And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done?

And we know from the Apostle Paul that Adam was not deceived by the serpent and that it was the woman that transgressed.

1 Timothy 2:13-14 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.  And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.

So if Adam was not deceived he made a choice with his eyes wide open.

But unlike Moses Adam could not stand up to so great a temptation.

Hebrews 11:25  Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;

Adam chose pleasure for a season with Eve rather than walking with God and working alone on the path to the tree of life.

Again Job says: Had Adam walked but away from Eve how things might have been different.

The church of this hour regardless of what denominational flavor you select has been largely constructed not by revelation of the Holy Spirit but from fruit of the tree of corrupted earthly knowledge. – Despite the glowing things that men will say of themselves and other men’s ministries these ministries have been built on a foundation of corrupt human knowledge rather than on the word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the father. These ministries do no develop a deep abiding relationship with God, -- instead they seek to develop a dependency on the minister and his ministry. This is the Sin of Adam. It is engrained very deeply into the human soul and that is why we see it over and over again in virtually every church and fellowship.

In light of what Eve did consider the words of Paul the Apostle:

2 Corinthians 11:2-4 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.  But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.

Paul the Apostle makes the assertion here that Eve is not only a type of the followers of Christ, but that the Eve’s corruption was something on the order of what was occurring with alarming frequency to believers while Paul and the Apostles were yet teaching. 

Who then is the trusted source in the Church? – The one with the impeccable credentials. Do people not implicitly trust their pastor, their teacher, their preacher and when these corrupted preachers speak corruption, lies, hatred or anything other than Christ what do we do? We wink at their sin, we wink at their words, and in so doing we become their enabler, enabling them to continue to speak and minister to an audience, others we give our tithes offerings and gifts and enable these corrupt men to preach to others on radio TV or out in the evangelistic field – they tells us that in so doing we reap of their shelves – but in truth Christ himself will make us partake of their sin and corruption and there fore we will also be made to be partakes of them in hell.        

2 Corinthians 11:13-15  For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.  Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

Certainly this also applies to what Eve did to Adam she appeared to him as one bearing revelation and understanding while her heart was filled corruption and all manner of deceit. 

Galatians 1--9 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.

In our day there are 10,000 gospels being preached by preachers by books written by people that have long been dead, in tapes, videos and TV and on the Internet. We accept every word we hear as truth, from the trusted sources we chose. There is no discernment there is no judgment, there is no rightly dividing the word of truth. Long ago the devil stopped visiting the church and its myriad of denominations. He does not have to visit anymore, he does not have to carefully watch over the people of God, because there are 10,000 Eves with another 100,000 Eves waiting in the wings all who are willing to work as the serpent’s agent to carry his deception for him and corrupt all that they come in contact with. It is my earnest cry that the eyes of your understanding might be opened. That you will return to the Lord and seek him until you develop a personal relationship with him and can hear from him on your own. That you would open the word of God and have the scales removed from your eves and read what is there instead of hearing the programmed voices of what you have been taught to believe and finally that you would have so great a love for those around you that you can no longer let them perish in the night.   

Colossians 2:3-5   In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words. For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ.

Colossians 2:17-19  Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ. Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen (heard from God himself, or his hands have handled concerning the word of life), vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind, And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God.

Matthew 24:4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.

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Last year among several powerful things in scripture that the Lord opened up to me, He showed me what took place during the temptation of Eve in the garden. As profound as that was with Eve being dawn away by her own lust and utterly corrupting herself, sadly the story of what took place in the garden did not end with the fall of Eve, what was to occur only began there.

The fall of Eve was in fact, only the first act of a three-part tragedy that condemned the entire human race. In looking back now it should have made me suspicious when both secular churches and fundamentalist churches agree that when Satan ensnared Eve that, that was the end of the story.

In Church as a young believer I was taught that this was the end of the story, in bible school I was taught that this was the end of the story but it was not. The enemy had a far greater fish to fry than Eve, it was Adam that he was truly after and at the moment I do not expect you to be able to see that.  The Lord only showed this to me a few days ago and I am only starting to see to far reaching implications  

Adam was the son of God – Jesus was the son of God

Eve was taken from Adams rib –Adam said she is now bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh

The Church is the Body of Christ we partake of his flash and blood that we might have His life within us

When we were lost in sin he gave himself for us that we might become his bride

When Eve was lost in sin Adam did not give himself for her instead he considered his fellowship with her in sin was worth more than his fellowship with God Adam like Esau despised his birthright.  What Adam was supposed to have done was to redeem Eve by giving himself for her like Christ did for the Church. And because Adam chose her fellowship in sin the entire race because of the act of one man was brought into sin

Romans 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:

So why then does not Paul say by Eve sin entered into the world?
It is because Adam was the son of God he was the prize not Eve. And in the case of the second Adam when Simon Peter denied Christ thrice – he fell into sin but it did not end Christ’s call to save the world what Peter did was the enemy trying to get to Christ Jesus probably heard Simon Peters words and the Pharisees and the Priests speaking the words of Satan more than likely derided Christ telling him that his quest as the messiah was now over. And that all his disciples even Simon Peter had denied and forsaken him and that he should curse God and die. See Christ was the prize not Simon Peter

Romans 5:15-17 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.  And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification. For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)

Not once but six times Paul tells us that sin entered into the world by one man – and that man was Adam

Romans 5:18-20 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:

What was Adam’s offense? Most people would answer eating of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. But his offense was that he continued in fellowship of Eve after he knew she had been corrupted – when instead Adam should have sought God’s help

1 Corinthians 15:22  For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

Far from automatic if we are found to be in Christ we shall be made alive.  All are in Adam, but it takes conversion in the full biblical sense for us to be IN CHRIST. Hence Christ words about being born again, born of the Spirit.

1 Corinthians 15:46-48  Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.  The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven.  As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.

It is only through the revelation of Christ as the second and Last Adam, that Christ’s relationship and actions with the church that the first Adams actions and lack of actions that we can see into the origins of the fall. You will not find any of this in books or in commentaries.

As bad as things were the day that Adam and Eve fell from grace, with the man Adam and the Woman upon on the ropes, the devil having successfully supplanted the man not one but twice taking his birthright, and then taking away from him dominion of all of creation the devil was not able at that time to fully implement his plan for the man and the woman yet lived and he knew all too well that it was through their seed that he was to be undone

Rest assured that God was not stunned that Adam had fallen and He did not wring His hands knowing not what to do. Before Adam dropped the pit from the fruit God said: “I so love this man Adam I shall redeem him.”  And God set in motion the plan of redemption.

Redemption began immediately with Adam and Eve being removed for their own personal safety from the garden. God in His mercy prevented Adam and Eve from entering into eternal death by partaking of the tree of life after having eating of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.  For in their corrupted state if they would have partaken there would have been no room for redemption – but instead in God’s mercy blocked them from eternally destroying themselves. And in their sin fevered minds their objective quickly turned to the tree of life in a vain hope that by partaking of its fruit it would counter react the effects of sin and death. But sin is not a physical thing along as we have already mentioned it has a spiritual aspect that is written within ones heart and soul. And no more than the tree of life could erase sin and death from Adam and Eve so also the stains of sin and iniquity that are in all of us are not merely erased upon one’s judicial salvation.  For we are all called to be kings and priests before God and in the Law of Moses we are given some idea of the cleansing that was necessary to make that which was unclean clean, that which what profane righteous that which was unholy holy and fit for the Master’s use – yet why is this not taught or mentioned this day in any quarter? It is because the trusted vessels that we have hired to ….hear the voice of God for us, the seek God for us, to read the word of God for us, and to teach us God’s ways – In reality these men and women do not know God. They have never heard His voice, nor seen His shape they are in fact only one of us filled with sin and carnality.

We know the state of the Church has been in freefall for some decades now. And until we can make a break with these ever increasingly corrupt preachers and hard wire ourselves into Christ and become his disciples alone -- nothing will change. This is a call for the Church to get off it’s drugs – that is the books, the tapes, the tele-teachers and tele-evangelists the study notes and the endless meetings that are designed to keep the soul busy but leave the spirit empty.  We need to go cold turkey – reading the bible and meditating on the word of God for ourselves an hour or more a day. And we need to begin praying, waiting on God, and privately worshipping God for an hour or more every day.  If God undertakes we will begin to be convicted over past sins and our current smarmy dealings. 

Many this day teach that even the slightest hint of conviction is in fact the condemnation of the devil. That is complete utter nonsense. Pray tell why would the enemy want you to clean up your life and for you to the place were you can hear from God for your self? If you feel the least twinge confess it to God, put it under the blood and if it is something you are doing walk away from it.

First God is very reluctant in the current atmosphere to dispense the so-called power gifts, because of the potential of misuse on a global scale with radio and television. The answer is the same as in the death of the pastors wife it is not that Gods arm is shortened, it is not that God can not heal, it is the proclivity of sinful and evil men to use any given healing as evidence to justify their teachings and doctrines, and it is that anyone being healed today can end up traveling the circuit trafficking upon the Gospel – and then burning in hell for having been healed.

In the words of Christ it is better to live a godly life with one eye one leg or one arm than to get healed and made whole and live a corrupt and sinful life. The latter end of that house is worse than they former end.

Matthew 5:28-30 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

Who gets all the girls and the worship and adoration of the corrupt Christian masses? A) The broken up deformed man?  Or B) A man perfect to look upon in every way that has been made rich by preaching about his healing and his being delivered?  The answer is the church loves winners, the church of this hour is success orientated and loves and lauds stories of the triumph of the human spirit.  And all of this is a complete 180 of the Gospel.

Matthew 18:7-11 Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh! Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire. And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire. Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven. For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.

And what do you suppose those offences against the little one’s are? Jesus does not enumerate the offenses here. Jesus said: “It is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather (or blind) than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.”

Jesus is flat saying here it is better to go through life halt and righteous than be healed and because of that healing fall into sin.  Jesus is saying it is better to be lame all your days and live righteously God, than to be healed and in that healing fall into sin. And finally Jesus says it is better to be never healed of blindness blind and righteously serve the Lord than to be healed and with you sight become filled with covetousness of all the things you had never seen and filled with lust for all the women you had never seen

The offenses that Jesus enumerates on are those of the Pharisees. The Chief is hypocrisy, which causes offense in their hearers. Jesus says their eyes are filled with covetousness and lust.     

The process of being a priest unto God is one of deep cleansing.

-- the tree of life is instead offered to overcomers those in Christ who have had their hearts circumcised  -- those are then safe to receive eternal life rather than eternal death as the devil had hoped.

This also has serious overtones to the state of the Church in this day.

1 Corinthians 11:29-31 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body. For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep. For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.

If the power of God that was present in the day of the Apostles was present here today tens of thousands would b struck dead in  a single day,

Ezekiel 9:3-5  And the glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the cherub, whereupon he was, to the threshold of the house. And he called to the man clothed with linen, which had the writer's inkhorn by his side; And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof. And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity:

For if the departure of the lords presence among the corrupt and sinful children of Israel was great and terrible how much more fearful shall be the day of His returning to the vineyard to deal Justice to its inhabitants and keepers?

I see by the spirit the Lord Jesus Christ in great indignation and with great wrath coming suddenly into his temple and beginning with the elders purging the place of all who are unrighteous and unholy.

Years ago someone began preaching that it was only the mercy of the Lord that His presence was being held back in our day. It is not the mercy of the Lord that he withholds himself from the “Church.”   For every decade there are millions of more souls that have Gone to hell because the church has persisted in its sin and not repented.

Deuteronomy 31:28-30  Gather unto me all the elders of your tribes, and your officers, that I may speak these words in their ears, and call heaven and earth to record against them. For I know that after my death ye will utterly corrupt yourselves, and turn aside from the way which I have commanded you; and evil will befall you in the latter days; because ye will do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger through the work of your hands. And Moses spake in the ears of all the congregation of Israel the words of this song, until they were ended.

I now can see clearly that at least Paul the Apostle knew that after his death and the other Apostles that the “Church” would utterly corrupt itself and that the “Church would turn aside from the way. Moses here prophesies what shall befall the backslidden unrepentant children of God in the LATTER DAYS – These words are clearly to us upon whom the ends of the earth have come. 

Deuteronomy 31:16-18 And the LORD said unto Moses, Behold, thou shalt sleep with thy fathers; and this people will rise up, and go a whoring after the gods (Become the disciples of Preachers ministries and teachings other than the words of Christ and the apostles) of the strangers of the land, whither they go to be among them, and (The Church) will forsake me, and break my covenant which I have made with them (Through Christ Jesus). Then my anger shall be kindled against them in that day, and I will forsake them, and I will hide my face from them, (This is where the church is today) and they shall be devoured, and many evils and troubles shall befall them; (And  Christ Said in the end the sorrows and evils shall be greatly multiplied – that is because the people will not repent)  so that they will say in that day, Are not these evils come upon us, because our God is not among us? And I will surely hide my face in that day for all the evils which they shall have wrought, in that they are turned (Made themselves disciples of ) unto other gods (Preachers ministries and teachings other than the words of Christ and the apostles).

Deuteronomy 31:25-27 That Moses commanded the Levites, which bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD, saying, Take this book of the law, and put it in the side of the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, that it may be there for a witness against thee. For I know thy rebellion, and thy stiff neck: behold, while I am yet alive with you this day, ye have been rebellious against the LORD; and how much more after my death?

To this day there is a book that is in heaven that is a witness against the Church and all the evil and sin they have committed against the Lord that hath redeemed them and that book is the Lamb’s book of life. As the books is opened seal by seal judgments are poured out fro sin – against sinners and the lost? No they are poured out against defiled believers and their corrupt preachers teachers and ministers who have led them astray.

Deuteronomy 1:34-36 And the LORD heard the voice of your words, and was wroth, and sware, saying,  Surely there shall not one of these men of this evil generation see that good land, which I sware to give unto your fathers. Save Caleb the son of Jephunneh; he shall see it, and to him will I give the land that he hath trodden upon, and to his children, because he hath wholly followed the LORD.

The entire Church of our day the fundamentalists the Evangelicals the Pentecostals and the Charismatics have all been cast aside for their sin and iniquity – there has not been a Caleb that wholly follows the Lord among all of them (myself included.) What I speaking of here is not that the church made some wrong turn in the last 40 years though they did but that Generation upon Generation the church and its corrupt leaders have sinned grievously before the Lord.  And that he final payday for all that sin and iniquity is neigh upon us.

Deuteronomy 7:14-16 Thou shalt be blessed above all people: there shall not be male or female barren among you, or among your cattle. And the LORD will take away from thee all sickness, and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which thou knowest, upon thee; but will lay them upon all them that hate thee. And thou shalt consume all the people which the LORD thy God shall deliver thee; thine eye shall have no pity upon them: neither shalt thou serve their gods; for that will be a snare unto thee.

Above is a favorite  “Promise” that is confessed and claimed by millions everyday yet it this same passage.

Deuteronomy 7:3-4 Neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son. For they will turn away thy son from following me, that they may serve other gods: so will the anger of the LORD be kindled against you, and destroy thee suddenly.
None confess and claim this

Judges 2:11 And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD,

Judges 2:15 Whithersoever they went out, the hand of the LORD was against them for evil,

Judges 3:7 And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and forgat the LORD their God, and served Baalim and the groves.

Judges 3:12 And the children of Israel did evil again in the sight of the LORD:
Judges 4:1 And the children of Israel again did evil in the sight of the LORD,
Judges 6:1 And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD:
Judges 10:6 And the children of Israel did evil again in the sight of the LORD, and served Baalim, and Ashtaroth, and the gods of Syria, and the gods of Zidon, and the gods of Moab, and the gods of the children of Ammon, and the gods of the Philistines, and forsook the LORD, and served not him.
Judges 13:1 And the children of Israel did evil again in the sight of the LORD;
1 Samuel 12:19 And all the people said unto Samuel, Pray for thy servants unto the LORD thy God, that we die not: for we have added unto all our sins this evil, to ask us a king.
1 Kings 11:6 And Solomon did evil in the sight of the LORD, and went not fully after the LORD, as did David his father. (And Not fully as Caleb)
1 Kings 14:22 And Judah did evil in the sight of the LORD, and they provoked him to jealousy with their sins which they had committed, above all that their fathers had done.
1 Kings 15:34 And he did evil in the sight of the LORD, and walked in the way of Jeroboam, and in his sin wherewith he made Israel to sin.
(Once the sin mold was cast once the tradition of sin was created Israel could not separate itself from it and it is likewise true that the sin mold that was cast with Constantine and the Roman Catholic are such deep traditions among Catholics and Protestants neither can separate themselves from these sins.)
1 Kings 16:19 For his sins which he sinned in doing evil in the sight of the LORD, in walking in the way of Jeroboam, and in his sin which he did, to make Israel to sin.
1 Kings 16:25 But Omri wrought evil in the eyes of the LORD, and did worse than all that were before him. (Historically the Church was in a certain level of sin for centuries because of the orthodox Roman Catholic and Protestants Churches but in this day with Kenneth Hagan and his clones they have repeated moved the bar of sin teaching men greater sin and defilement before the Lord.) I am not suggesting that the “OLD TIME SIN” was better I am only saying that it was held in check at a certain level, it included certain things as did the sin of Jeraboam.

I can trace this through the whole Old Testament and in the Prophets but I will stop here. Old time sin is called in our day the long standing traditions of the Church or a given denomination. The sin of most preachers and ministries was not generally hailed in their day, but coupled with our ungodly reverence of dead preachers and our slavish worship of men’s words, sayings, and traditions, add a few hundred years and you get an aura of mystique over this person or ministry that none can resist to quote and or fall down and worship these men and ministries and become their disciples. The words of Wesley, Spurgeon, Finney, Moody, did not bear the authority while they yet lived as they do a hundred or so years after their deaths.

Romans 15:18-19 For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ hath not wrought by me, to make the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed, Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.

Why does Paul the Apostle say that he dare not? The dare not implies that if Paul would speak of what Christ did in others, or preached what Christ had taught others there would be unwelcome consequences – ie no mighty signs and wonders no power of the spirit of God – So in his ministry Paul says by preaching what God wrought in Paul and what Christ taught Paul he was fully preaching the Gospel – Because the Gospel is what God has wrought in you and taught you.

There is more to the Apostles not just quoting from each other, consider this we know that Paul the Apostle sat under the feet of Gameliel – but yet Paul never says: “You know back before I was saved Gameliel used to say . . . And it is so true, I think Gameliel had some real truth and insight . . .

Realize that Paul knew the teachings of all the great Rabbis. He knew probably every Jot and tittle in the Talmud but Paul never quotes from any of that. 

John the Apostle had been a disciple of John the Baptist and other than where The Apostle John felt that it was only necessary to quote from John the Baptist as he identified Jesus as the Christ, and John the Baptist sending disciples to verify before Jesus was the Christ before his death. The Apostle John never says: “You know when Jesus spoke on this John the Baptist used to say this . . . And now that I look back to John the Baptist I see that he really had some life changing truths and insights and if it had not been for John the Baptist’s teachings I probably would not be where I am today.”

John 5:33-36 Ye sent unto John, and he bare witness unto the truth. But I receive not testimony from man: but these things I say, that ye might be saved. He was a burning and a shining light: and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light. But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me.

It appears that the Pharisees and the Priests and the Lawyers sent to John the Baptist to verify whether Jesus was the Christ. And it appears in this passage that that John indeed bore witness that Jesus was the Christ. But Jesus does a most curious thing here instead of embracing the witness of John, speaking of the attesting witness of the Father with signs and wonders, citing the Law of Moses “For out of the mouth of two and three witnesses shall every word be established.” and then demanding a just verdict from his hearers Christ backs away from what would be asserted as his rights and privileges. 

Instead laying claim to the kingdom Christ tells us that John the Baptist – the greatest of all prophets testimony is stricken on the basis that he is a man and all men are corrupt whether thy are prophets believers or preachers.

Instead Christ MADE himself of no reputation – this was a continual thing not just when he began preaching in Galilee. Jesus did not hire promoters or Ad men. Jesus did not send runners before him talking about a miracle ministry coming to town. Jesus did not spend time reciting “His” healings and miracles in order to build faith in his hearers. There was no professions, no confessions and no one was claiming any promises. This is not to say that in places Jesus found no faith – but he could have preached and testified over that with his 12 witnesses – instead Christ walked away from all those types of practices and made himself of no reputation in other words every place was the first place and the first time and what the father was pleased to do was exactly what He was pleased to do. Jesus did not preach that God owed every man healing deliverance and material riches as is custom in our day.  Israel did not come out to Christ like the corrupt children in the wilderness demanding signs and wonders and thus TEMPTING GOD.

Exodus 17:2 Wherefore the people did chide with Moses, and said, Give us water that we may drink. And Moses said unto them, Why chide ye with me? wherefore do ye tempt the LORD?

Deuteronomy 6:16 Ye shall not tempt the LORD your God, as ye tempted him in Massah.

Matthew 4:7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
Do you think that Christ spent his time praying and demanding of God that He heal and perform sign and wonders so that Jesus would look good? Jesus spent all that time praying and waiting on God because he lived in and walked in a continual relationship with the Father.

1 Corinthians 10:9  Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.
Paul suggests here that there were those in his day in the Church that tempted Christ and were destroyed of serpents. What do you suppose is happening in this day when the people are taught to demand of God and tempt God. It is unseemly that a servant would mouth of to his master and dictate what he expect his master to do and not do for him.  Either such a person is not a servant at all or id they are they shall be punished

Luke 12:47 And that servant, which knew his Lord's will, (Which all of our faith Pharisees boldly proclaim.)  and prepared not himself, neither did according to His will, shall be beaten with many stripes.
What is Christ speaking of here? What is Paul speaking of when he talks about believers and churches being destroyed by serpents? You have been severely lied to by preachers teachers and evangelists and except that you repent and cry out to god for mercy and cleansing you shall be made to be partakers of these ungodly peoples sin and you will be cast into hell and destroyed with them (the devil and all of his angles of light.)

And Jesus then ups the standard for him and his disciples – The witness of the Father with him being pleased to bear witness with sign wonders and diverse miracles. Jesus strips out for himself and his disciples the possibility of our bearing witness of ourselves and our ministries.

But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me.

With this body of verses spoken by Christ and the Apostles we can clearly see one of the requirements of ministry in the Ekklesia.  It is not just required for the so-called power ministries alone. Unlike what has been preached for the last hundred or so years it was not just required of the Apostle to have this kind of first hand knowledge of God, it was not just required of the prophet, and it was not just required of the evangelist.  

This type of relationship with Christ was required of the least unto the greatest of believers. We have all been called to be kings and priests unto him. Not to be kings and priests over each other. So in the Gospels and Epistles we see that not only the “Power ministries” But the pastor and teacher are required to have seen and handled of this knowledge of God themselves before embarking in ministry. The Church is in the state that it is exactly because of men do not wait on God and do not come into a vital relationship with him but instead they self-ordain themselves or receive their ordination from other men.

If Paul did not resort in his teaching to quoting from the Babylonian Talmud and his renowned teacher Gameliel who was considered the greatest of rabbi’s, then we should not quote from books of worldly wisdom or corrupt bible scholars either. We should also refrain from using the works of bygone preachers and bible teachers.  So then what should we do to teach the word of God we should use the Bible of Christ and the Bible of Paul the Apostle and lay His word before Him day and night seeking illumination of the Holy Spirit so that we could confess with them that which our eyes have seen and our ears have heard concerning the word of life – that speak we unto you.

2 Corinthians 10:12 For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.

2 Corinthians 4:5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.

Paul says here that we are not to preach ourselves – our names, our ministries, our traditions.

So many Evangelists and Preachers recount their personal experiences of the power of God coming down upon them making themselves the center of the event and receiving the praise and adoration of men.

Their words are in direct contradiction to what the Apostle John said: “That which our eyes have seen, which out hands have handled concerning the word of life”(That would be Christ) that speak we unto you. In so doing these are all antichrist because they put themselves and their ministries in the place of Christ and receive adoration and praise of men in his place. Note also Paul like Christ came not to be served or submitted to but to be a servant even as Christ had.

1John1:1-3  “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;
For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us; That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you.

John 3:11 “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, we speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen . . .”

Acts 4:20 For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.

This lack of seeing, this lack of a first hand knowledge of God’s power and the lack of personal experience is exactly why some shun teaching on these subjects.  And I might add that this limitation of experience of men causes them to preach and teach a limited and a stunted Gospel. We are required to see Him, and to know Him, in order to be able teach of Him.

1 Corinthians 2:12 Now (that) we have received . . . the Spirit which is of God (in us) that we might  (Have the possibility to) experience the things that are freely given to us of God, which things also we speak . . .which the Holy Ghost teacheth interpreting spiritual things to the spiritual. 

This passage is speaking of experiencing something beyond looking up words in Strong’s concordance, beyond finding something in the notes in your Bible’s margin, beyond reading sermons by DL Moody, Charles Spurgeon, Charles Finny, or John Wesley, this is talking about opening a direct channel to hear from God Himself.   The question in this verse is: Not what did you read in some book? Nor what have you been taught by a man living or deceased?  But what have you spoken that the Holy Ghost taught you? If we are at all to succeed in Christ we have to overcome the filtering that we have been taught. God has something more for us in this day and hour. Something more than pre-packaged Church services and messages based on the teachings of men from 15 generations ago.

Matthew 11:4 Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see:

Here we catch Jesus commanding the disciples of John to speak only that which they have seen and heard.

Returning now to the First Adam and the Garden. We were last speaking of How God loved the man and set about a plan of redemption for him immediately. The immediacy was necessary to prevent Adam and Eve from using the tree of the knowledge of good and evil to obtain the tree of life and thereby enter into eternal death. 

The Man Adam when he was placed in the garden was to: Dress the garden and to keep the garden  -- In particularly the man was charged with keeping the way to the tree of life. 

So that upon his eviction The Lord sent in an angel to guard the way of the tree if life to protect the tree of life from it’s former protector.

We need to understand The rest is that God in his mercy prevented the man and eve from partaking of the tree of life –

Genesis 3:21-24 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them. And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. 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.

In Genesis 3:21 Concerning that plan of redemption we see that God covered them with the blood before they even left the garden. When they were kicked out they were not forsaken God still visited and spoke with them. God forward looking in the Plan of redemption taught Adam and Eve that even though they had sinned unto death they could still receive a measure of forgiveness and covering through the sacrifice of animals in their stead, the sacrifice was offered on an altar and Adam and Eve communed with God on the meal and they took with them the coats of skins when they left the garden. The coats of skins were more than mere clothing they were a sign of a covenant with God.

Do we know what animal was slain and what kinds of skins God clothed Adam and Eve with? I think we do. I think it was a lamb and Adam and Eve and their offspring plodded the earth dressed up as little sheep. How can I say this with any degree of certainty? 

Revelation 13:8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

When was the foundation of the world? Was it not just prior to Adam and Eve leaving Eden and their loosing the chaotic order of men in the world?

This is followed up in the story of Cain and Able.  Able was a shepherd of what? Sheep. Able offers the sacrifice as prescribed by God to Adam and Eve before  they are even tossed out of the garden. Able sacrifices his Lamb on a stone altar as God had demonstrated, to his parenets. Able probably communed with God that is he partook of the sacrifice, and his sacrifice was accepted. Able did not and his sacrifice was rejected. It has been preached for centuries that Able invented the sacrifice and the Altar.  But this is not true at all, and in order to understand this plan of redemption and God’s love for men we need to see the Father himself acting proactively in behalf of the stricken man and his wife. And once we see this it changes all that we read.

2 Corinthians 4:7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

That is to say we are all of the red earth as Adam and within our clay we have a hid treasure – I would say that is that each of us is born with the pneuma of God within us that is the breath of God that is our spirits and within man everyone knows God in the just and unjust in the saved and unsaved. There has been some discussion in the word of a God gene. Something that draws men to morality and God. I believe that in the evil corruption of the world that there will be those that will attempt to cut out that gene (probably wrongly identified as such) But who with surgery or worldly wisdom can remove one’s conscience, even the spirit or breath of god that is in him.

John 1:9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
John the Apostle tells us that everyone is born with that true light or breath of God

Man has made it a business of preaching the Gospel to people intellects. They have made it so that we are to persuade men and reason with them that they might intellectually see the value of salvation and following after God. All these are flat wrong and this is why we have so many tares among us.

1 Corinthians 2:12-14 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

Paul here is talking about preaching and teaching in particular the preaching of the Gospel to the lost is speaking spiritual things to that spirit of the breath of God that is in another and if that is touched within someone it will cause them to rise up and follow after Christ as opposed to intellectual assent that will only do things for convenience sake. One is seeking to true conversion the other is going alone for personal reasons without ever having any real change.


1 Corinthians 1:25-27 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;

What is the foolishness of God? What is the weakness of God?  Is it not the earthen vessels that He chooses? Paul speaks of that when he is weak he is strong Paul tells us that Gods power is made perfect in weakness but the church preaches and teaches the opposite. 

In the day of the Apostles there were not many wise man after the flesh – today the church is filled with professional Levites that are highly educated with the wisdom of the world and have received ordinations and degrees of men.

In the Day of the Apostles there were not many might among men today the church is filled with famous athletes, Christian rock stars, Christian celebrities, Christian captains of industry, etc. All of these are given place above the laity.

In the days of the Apostles it was almost unheard of that any of nobility were saved – that is because they strictly followed Christ’s commandment that they were to preach the Gospel the poor. In our day since the 1970’s the church has made a concerted effort to preach the Gospel to the rich and now to make all believers rich. And because of this the church has signed its death warrant.

BUT GOD hath chosen the foolish things of the world the poor the sick the lame the halt to confound the wise BUT GOD hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the mighty.

And so I can say: Thus saith the Lord that the Lord shall raise up another body, a body composed of the poor, the weak, and the foolish, those who have not defiled their garments with the love of the world and the things of the world. And these shall confound that which has come to call itself the Church. These shall be used to bring down this corrupt Church that has exaulted itself above the stars of the heaven. And lo this arrogant daughter shall be brought down and even ground to powder before the Lord and cast to the four winds.     

Isaiah 29:9-11  Stay yourselves, and wonder; cry ye out, and cry: they are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink.  For the LORD hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered.  And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, The word “Deep Sleep” in the Hebrew is NABU – the NABU Spirit of God. This same Nabu Spirit of God fell upon Adam and Eve was spoken into existence This same Nabu spirit of God fell upon Abram in a great fear of darkness. 

The Hebrew Interlinear reads thus: “Wait and wonder! Blind yourselves and be blind. They are drunk but not with wine. They slip but not with liquor. For (what) has poured out on you (is) the Nabu spirit of Jehovah and it has closed your eyes. The prophets and your heads the seers has He covered and the whole vision has been to you the words of a sealed book 

Exodus 4:10-11 And Moses said unto the LORD, O my LORD, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue. And the LORD said unto him, Who hath made man's mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the LORD?

The same Lord that has the power to cause the blind to see has the power to make those that see blind so seeing that they may see not.

Mark 4:12 That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.

John 16:25 –29 These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: but the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father. At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you: For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God. I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.  His disciples said unto him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb.

God keeps his truth hid to protect it. He doesn’t want it tampered with, so he kept some things even hidden from his 12 Disciples in parables and proverbs – where is this vast repository of God’s wisdom in what we call wrongly the Old Testament.

Genesis 15:9-18 And He said unto him, Take Me an heifer of three years old, and a she goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon. And he took unto him all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid each piece one against another: but the birds divided he not. And when the fowls came down upon the carcases, Abram drove them away. And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him.

Since I spent some time working on the above passage in the Greek Septuagint some time ago I will include what I found in translating it. 

Genesis 15:12  Peri de eliou dusmas ekstasis epepese  to Abram kai Idou phobos skoteinos megas epipiptai auto

Genesis 15:12 And about sunset a trance fell upon Abram and lo! A great gloomy terror falls upon him (Interlinear margin)

Genesis 15:12 Peri((Around or about) de (and also) eliou (The sun)  dusmas (the Setting [of the sun]) ekstasis (Hebrew the  Nabu spirit of God) (Literally Ecstasy To be beside oneself – one that has been separated that is full of God, inspired or gifted with power.) epepese (to fall upon) to (Yet) Abram kai (and) Idou (Lo!) phobos (Fear, Terror) skoteinos (a shroud of darkness) megas (wonderful or powerful) epipiptai (To fall upon)  auto (moved upon)

Genesis 15:12 Greek Translation: And about the setting of the sun a prophetic ecstasy fell upon Abram along with the likeness of a terrifying great veil of darkness.

Genesis 15: 13-17 And the Lord said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years; And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance. And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age.

So while Abram is engulfed with the Nabu spirit of God (GR.Ekstasis Prophetic Ecstasy)  a dark veil of fearful darkness comes over Abram and God begins to speak what was to befall the Children of Israel.

As it was with Abram so is it with his children.  Abram was called to be a stranger and a sojourner in the land, and so shall they be. And even when Abram went down to Egypt because of famine in a faithless act, so too shall  the children of Israel. And even as God had bailed out Abram from bondage and death so God in the future bails Israel out from bondage and death.  And as God lead Abram out of Egypt with spoils and God shall also lead Israel out with spoils.  Now do you suppose that there is no relationship between what Abram did and what happened to his family several generations later? I think that Abram knew that the sins of his faithlessness was carried down to his sons.

Do you suppose that what happened to Adam and Eve in the garden had any bearing on what happened later with Cain and Able? I think that Adam and Eve knew that their sins followed them out of the garden and were carried down to their sons.

Just three generations later the Children of Israel were drawn to Egypt by their faithlessness like their father had been.  But they had not been left without witness. You had better believe that Abram made known the word of the Lord to Isaac and Even Jacob when he was a small child. And if Abram cared for his children I am sure he gave them a warning with the sternest admonition – whatever you do, do not go down to Egypt. Not for flood, not for fire, and not for famine. Do not go.

If God warned Adam and Eve in the garden “For in the day that thou eatest  thereof thou shalt surely die.” Adam and Eve had prophecy; they had a prophetic warning, which they did not heed. They probably felt pretty special in the garden; after all they were children of the king. And they may have felt that if they did God would wink at their sin.

And maybe Abram was feeling pretty good with God showing up and promising him a kingdom, wealth, divine protection, and as many decedents as the sand of the sea.  And maybe Abram felt very special and that if he did sin God would wink at it.

I’m here to tell you that there are a lot of Christians that are feeling petty special these days; Laodicean special. Not because they have had dreams and visions of God promising gifts and ministries. Nor are they feeling pretty special because an angel of the Lord appeared to them and told them that they have been chosen for some special task. –

There have been no sign in the heavens no wonders, no voice from heaven but there have been false preachers or false teachers and false evangelists by the dozens telling these believers that they can and need to love the things of the world and Jesus will give it all to you. They have been told to the can and need to love mammon and Jesus will make you rich beyond your wildest dreams – and that He really wants to too. They have been told that they can and need to make themselves disciples of any man or denomination. They have been told that bad old conviction is only for ungodly sinners and that any fear of God is of the devil and best of all that our drinking buddy Jesus has got us all covered wink wink so not to fear.

Jesus prophesied against every one of these very things – He warned us against them all – and yet we take the persuasive arguments and the craftiness of men over Christ’s own words to our peril.

Consider what Adam and Eve lost and consider now what you stand to lose. The call that has gone out is not Christ’s “To take up your cross and follow Him.”

The call is clearly another gospel.

2 Corinthians 11:3-5 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.

Paul saw or day and feared.

Galatians 1:6-8 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.

Matthew 24:4-6 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. 6And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
Christ saw our day and warned of people preaching and teaching all manner of Gospels in his name and deceiving many that is to say that in our day he saw most “believers” as deceived tares.

Christ foresaw that all the work the church has done for the last hundred or so years to be accepted and loved by the world shall fail. – We are not there yet.
Matthew 24:9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.

Christ foresaw a day when in the Church because of such deep abiding sin and iniquity that the love of many of the beleivers would wax cold – We are not there yet.

Matthew 24:12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

Matthew 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come

As unlikely as this sounds; the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Apostles shall be restored and preached in all the world for a witness with all signs all wonders. And those that preach this shall be slain for their witness. And in the book of Revelation we read of their number 144,000. In our day the church has become the largest mission field in  the earth boasting 3-4 billion members.  144,000 does not lend itself to one man for every church to turn the hearts of the children back to their father for there are hundreds of thousands of corrupt churches all over the earth,. It is two witness to a city, a county, or a region and all the lost believers that are contained therein.

What is it going to be 144,000 John the Baptists crying out to a stiff necked heard hearted unrepentant people saying repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. It is like the day of the Apostles when they went to the Jews first and then preached to the gentiles so I see these preachers of righteousness going into churches and preaching repentance and the power of God some shall indeed repent but most won’t and most shall seek to drag these out of their churches and have them slain. And I see that after the church rejects the Gospel these preachers shall turn to the lost particularly the poor the sick the lame the halt and shall perform great signs and wonders as witness against the corrupt churches and their followers. 

And only after the Lord has sent out his prophets and holy men and this generation takes the fullness of the blood on the hands of their fathers for slaying the prophets and the apostles and believers throughout all time – then shall the end come and the final judgment of the evil and corrupt church.