Jehovah God took the man and settled him in the garden of Eʹden to cultivate it and to take care of it. Jehovah God also gave this command to the man: “From every tree of the garden you may eat to satisfaction. But as for the tree of the knowledge of good and bad, you must not eat from it, for in the day you eat from it you will certainly die.” (Genesis 1:15-17)
Adam had everlasting life in view. All he had to do, is not partake of the tree of the knowledge of good and bad. Other than that, Adam could eat from EVERY tree of the garden to satisfaction. If you are a Lover of Jehovah God, then I already know that you Love the Deep things of God. Jehovah God is a Revealer of Secrets. (Daniel 2:47)
The anointed cherub that was covering in the Garden of Eden started to grow a haughty heart and out of that haughtiness, he became vengeful and vindictive at the first human couple. Angels are moral agents and don’t have to ability to procreate, not as spirits anyway. Did the anointed cherub know something that Adam and Eve never knew? He certainly did. So he began to plot against them.
Now the serpent was the most cautious of all the wild animals of the field that Jehovah God had made. So it said to the woman: “Did God really say that you must not eat from every tree of the garden?” (Genesis 3:1) This angel well knew what command that Jehovah laid on Adam. However, Jehovah never laid the command on Eve. It was Adam’s Headship to guide his wife and Jehovah gave him some latitude. The angel then decided to tempt Eve by asking her the devious question at (Genesis 3:1) Notice Eve’s answer goes beyond what Jehovah commanded Adam. “At this the woman said to the serpent: “We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden. But God has said about the fruit of the tree that is in the middle of the garden: ‘You must not eat from it, no, you must not touch it; otherwise you will die.’” (Genesis 3:2-4) Jehovah simply commanded Adam, “but as for the tree of the knowledge of good and bad, you must not eat from it, for in the day you eat from it you will certainly die.” (Genesis 1:17) The “no touching” came from Adam and so did about the fruit of the tree that is in the middle of the garden. You will find this to be Adam’s downfall and why as you read and meditate on this Historic Account.
In order to build a Personal Relationship with Your Heavenly Father Jehovah. Look for Bible Principles in his word and biblical publications. Apply them to your everyday life as you make decisions of right and wrong. “Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you in due time, while you throw all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:6-7)
Next, the anointed cherub’s response to Eve is quite telling and his response gives us insight to what he knew at the time of his response to Eve. “At this the serpent said to the woman: “You certainly will not die. For God knows that in the very day you eat from it, your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing good and bad.” (Genesis 3:4-5) That Scripture is a two folded message. One, applied to the tree of knowledge is an outright Lie. However, if applied to the “tree of life” Adam and Eve would have partook of Jehovah’s Life Force and they would have gained ‘life within themselves”. Yes! Adam and Eve not only had everlasting life in view, but could have been ‘immortal agents’. Evidently, Adam told his Wife, not to eat of fruit of the tree in the middle, (non-specific) because the tree of life was also in the middle of the garden. Then he choose to go beyond Jehovah’s Command and telling her not to touch it, don’t walk by it, no, don’t even look at it. Therefore the cunning angel became a Satan, an Apostate, steering Eve away from the tree of life, to the tree of knowledge knowing full well it would mean everlasting death.
Not only did Adam and Eve have permission to eat from ‘the tree of life’ before they sinned, but they could have eaten from it after they sinned before they went hiding from Michael the Archangel as he was walking in the breezy part of the day. “Later they heard the voice of Jehovah God as he was walking in the garden about the breezy part of the day, and the man and his wife hid from the face of Jehovah God among the trees of the garden.” (Genesis 3:8)
Several things we can glean from the scriptures. One, if Michael is the voice and face of Jehovah God, it’s quite likely he manifested in the flesh as he often did as Jehovah’s Chief Messenger, the word of God. Second, if Michael manifested, it is possible that the anointed cherub manifested in the flesh and the Scriptures were speaking of him symbolically as a serpent due to his caution and his turning and twisting of Jehovah’s Word. Third, notice Jehovah’s response to his Only Begotten Son.
Jehovah God then said: “Here the man has become like one of us in knowing good and bad. Now in order that he may not put his hand out and take fruit also from the tree of life and eat and live forever,—” (Genesis 3:22) This scripture gives us huge flashes of Spiritual Insight.
1) Jehovah had to be talking with the Firstborn of All Creation (Michael) which means Godlike or One Who is Like God? It was at this instant of time that Michael understood that his God and Father was giving him an assignment which would end with the wonderful gift ‘life in himself’ if proven faithful. Michael was a mortal agent as the other angels are.
2) Notice the (—) at the end? What Jehovah was thinking, he did not say because Jehovah sincerely wanted to grant immortal life to Adam and Eve. Instead, Satan, Adam, and Eve forced his hand to withhold that GIFT. But not from others…… not the seed prophesied at (Genesis 3:15)
3) Here the man has become like one of us in knowing good and bad. Notice it doesn’t say like us as Apostates and Opposers of Jesus Christ falsely claim. The little devils speak just like their father… research it.. you will SEE “like ONE of us” Look up the Hebrew….
With that Jehovah God expelled him from the garden of Eʹden to cultivate the ground from which he had been taken. So he drove the man out, and he posted at the east of the garden of Eʹden the cherubs and the flaming blade of a sword that was turning continuously to guard the way to the tree of life.” (Genesis 3:23-24) Jehovah could not allow or drop His Divine Standard for Adam and Eve to partake of the tree of life and live forever in their imperfect and disobedient state. But there was Opportunity for them to do what is Right and partake of the tree of life, they simply choose not too….. Satan knew it and he purposely steered them away from the tree of life… even after they sinned! That is how Sinister Satan is!!
For the next 1,500 years, Satan had been trying to partake of that tree of life with no avail. Trying to make up schemes to get imperfect humans along with angels and their offspring to gain ‘Life within themselves”. But Jehovah guarded the tree of life and granted life to those called, chosen, and sealed. What Satan wanted so badly for himself… Jehovah gave to his Chosen Ones. Amen!
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