The Fall of Adam and Eve

Standard

THE FALL OF ADAM AND EVE

Genesis Chapter 3

Focus 3:1-13, 23, 24

In creation we learned how powerful our God truly is. In the fall of Adam and Eve(the fall of man) we will learn how loving our God is and how He is always showing His “mercy” and His “grace”.

Adam and Eve were living in a mutually fulfilling companionship with each other and [in fellowship with God]. They lived in the most beautiful place on Earth at that time. ALL their NEEDS were met.

As we go through this lesson there are some questions we should ask:

1.) What happened to God’s creation?
2.) What happened to our fellowship with God?
3.) Why is there such a gap in the ideal world of Adam and Eve and the world we live in now?
4.) Why is there so much “evil” and “violence” in this world we live in?

The Garden of Eden could not have contributed in any way to the fall of mankind! Those that say changing one’s social environment will make a better person are proven wrong from the beginning. God will prove this again in the time of the Millennial Kingdom. It’s not so much the environment we live in but the fact of the sin nature of mankind.

It is impossible to over emphasize the importance of the things that happen in these verses. There are basically two different views of humanity.

1.) Mankind is basically good. He may do some bad things but inside everyone has a good nature and we just need to educate mankind and show people how to let the good in them control their behavior. Sadly most of the world believes this.

2.) The truth is, that man has a sinful and evil nature. We may do some good things on occasion but we are sinners by nature as well as practice and we need the saving “GRACE” of God to change our sinful nature and replace it with the Nature of Jesus Christ. The Bible says we must “MUST” be Born Again.

Joh 3:3  Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

SIN is not a minor mistake! Sin is a DELIBERATE decision which always brings death and destruction of man and his surroundings.

*****Our Text:

Gen 3:1  Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
Gen 3:2  And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
Gen 3:3  But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
Gen 3:4  And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
Gen 3:5  For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

Now who is this serpent?

We find that Satan can take on shape of other things:

2Co 11:14  And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
2Co 11:15  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.

We should know this very well because we have many of his ministers behind our pulpits today in our day. Satan could not have just appeared to Eve. He had to use whatever was available at that time. That true serpent must have stood up on two or even maybe four legs and was supposedly a magnificent animal at this time. We can believe Adam and Eve were in awe of all God’s creation. This serpent was being used of the Devil, Satan.

The Bible points this out in the Book of Revelation:

Rev 12:9  And the great dragon was cast out, [that old serpent], called the Devil, and Satan, [which deceiveth the whole world]: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

Rev 20:2  And he laid hold on the dragon, [that old serpent], [which is the Devil, and Satan], and bound him a thousand years,

The Apostle Paul even wrote of this serpent:

2Co 11:3  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.

We can be certain this was Satan, the Devil at work. We should not equate the behavior of this one serpent with any creature of the present world.

***What is “subtil”?

Here are some words to think about:

Deceitful; treacherous, Sly; artful; cunning; crafty; insinuating.

The only chance Eve had was to depend and believe all the word of God. The word of God is the only weapon we have to stand up to the Devil!

***What is doubt?

To waver or fluctuate in opinion; to hesitate; to be in suspense; to be in uncertainty.

When we waver on God’s word and do not take it literally, we are an open door to the wiles of the Devil.

***What is a lie?

To utter falsehood with an intention to deceive, or with an immoral design.

The Bible says of Satan:

Joh 8:44  Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. [He was a murderer from the beginning], and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. [When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it].

We can see that Paul, Moses, John and our Lord Jesus are all referring back to this verse in Genesis 3.

Eve knew the truth but she was not convinced SHE HAD TO OBEY THE TRUTH!

When Satan said: “did God really say”:

The effect of this was to cause doubt in God’s word. Eve may have gotten the word from her husband Adam but it was still the word of God. God speaks to us through His written word in our day. It is still the Holy Word of God!

Satan insinuated that a loving God should and would not withhold anything good from the people He created. Satan said this would have been selfish of God not wanting to share knowledge.

Eve made the sad mistake of trying to reason with the Devil. We have all made this same mistake and old Satan has not had to change his tactics in over 6000 years. The truth is most of us do not take the time to read and study God’s word for ourselves but depend on our Pastors and Preachers to tell us what the Bible says. We are an open book of disaster when Satan comes at us in full force.

The word “Devil” comes from the Greek word “diabolos” which means slanderer, false accuser.
The word “diabolos” comes from another Greek word “diaballo” meaning to libel or accuse.

The word “Satan” comes from the Greek word “satanas” meaning accuser, opponent.

We can see these descriptions fit this evil, vile person, who rejected God and was thrown out of Heaven.

ALL SIN is based on doubting the word of God! We can believe the Bible because the Bible really does say what it says and God means what He says.

Jesus Christ defeated the Temptation of Satan with only the word of God:

Mat 4:4  But he answered and said, [It is written], Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

Mat 4:7  Jesus said unto him, [It is written again], Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

Mat 4:10  Then saith Jesus unto him, [Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written], Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

We should notice that it is Satan that had to leave the scene:

Jas 4:7  Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Jas 4:8  Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

We submit to God first by believing Him and then obeying His word!

God says:

Eph 6:11  Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Eph 6:12  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Eph 6:13  Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Eph 6:14  Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
Eph 6:15  And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
Eph 6:16  Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
Eph 6:17  And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
Eph 6:18  Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

These words may have been written by Paul but he got them from the Holy Spirit.

IF WE ARE TO DRESS IN THIS MANNER THEN WE CAN EXPECT A WAR WITH SATAN AT ALL TIMES. If we try to dispute what the Bible says we will be just like Eve and we will lose to Satan every time.

You see Eve corrected Satan by saying we can eat of all the trees but this one in the center of the garden. God said it would cause us harm and that we could die and she added(neither shall we touch it). There was a pretty good chance Adam actually had to touch this tree as he was the caretaker of all the trees in the garden. It was his job to dress the trees in the garden.

We can see the Devil was trying to destroy the sovereignty of God in the eyes of Eve. What Satan was telling Eve was that God just would not punish “SIN”. In our day there are many who still preach against the judgment of God and a literal HELL but we can see from the very start that judgment is a truth of the Bible.

Questioning the word of God leads to greater sin. Eve was tampering with God’s word. There are those today that come up with version after version. They are also tampering with God’s word. They are no different than Eve and it all leads to “SIN”.

What we need to ask ourselves is, what was Eve doing near this tree of death. We seem to always get into trouble when we go to places we should never be. There may not have been a temptation on this day if Eve had been dong what she was supposed to be doing instead of being near this tree.

What we see is once Eve says these things Satan then goes for the kill.

(“Ye shall not surely die”)

SATAN IMPLIED THAT GOD WAS A LIAR!

(“ye shall be as gods”)

THIS IS THE SAME THOUGHT THAT WAS THE DOWNFALL OF LUCIFER.

When we ignore the word of God we make gods of ourselves. We make our own selves to be better or smarter than God. The truth is when we ignore the word of God we jeopardize our selves and everyone around us. This is the beginning of every false religion that exist:

1.) The Mormon teach that what God is man can become. They believe that Adam was a god. If this were true then God is a sinner and no better than we are. The Bible says Adam was only a creation of God!

2.) The World Wide Church of God (Armstrongism) believe they all will become gods. Those that believe this way have already made themselves smarter than God!

3.) Buddhism teaches the 8 steps for the soul to reach Nirvana where they will be reunited with Brahman. (A false god)

4.) Hinduism teaches that reincarnation will continuously take you to a higher and higher plain of existence. (Until you become a god)

5.) All cults deny the deity of Christ or a literal Hell or the Immortality of the soul or the Holy Ghost. (To deny anyone of these things is to deny the God of the Bible).

The vast majority of modern day translations are really MUTILATIONS OF THE WORD OF GOD!

Satan was telling Eve that she did not need God. She would not need the Cross, and she would not need the blood atonement. You can save yourself.

This friends is the [Doctrine of works]. Many too many people still believe this today.

The Bible says emphatically:

Eph 2:8  For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Eph 2:9  Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Salvation is by “Grace”, but this repulsive to the natural man for they are always seeking some “glory” for
themselves. They want to “buy” their way in, in some form or fashion. They want to maneuver their they into
Heaven.

Every sinner will go through the “cross” or they will burn in Hell.

Jesus said:

Mar 7:21  For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,
Mar 7:22  Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:
Mar 7:23  All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.

A wise man wrote:

Pro 4:23  Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

If we will look into our own hearts we will all agree to the truth of this word of God.

What was Satan doing in the Garden of Eden?

What we know:

Isa 14:12  How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
Isa 14:13  For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
Isa 14:14  I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
Isa 14:15  Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.

We also know:

Eze 28:6  Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; [Because thou hast set thine heart as the heart of God];

Eze 28:13  [Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God]; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.
Eze 28:14  Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
Eze 28:15  Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.

From Peter we know:

1Pe 5:8  Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
1Pe 5:9  Whom resist stedfast in the faith, [knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world].

We can see that it was Eve the Devil had set his sights on and she was not prepared and since his fall from grace
everyone that calls on the name of the Lord will be his target. We must have and wear the armor of God as
defined in the Book of Ephesians.

Isaiah wrote:

Isa 53:6  [All we like sheep have gone astray]; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid
on him the iniquity of us all.

That Him is the Lord Jesus Christ!

*****Our text:

Gen 3:6  And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
Gen 3:7  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.

The Apostle John wrote of the steps our flesh takes in regard to sin:

1Jn 2:16  For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

As we follow the path of Eve, we will see it is just as John wrote.

(The Look) The woman saw the tree. We can see it was the lust of her eyes that began her downfall. This probably a beautiful tree, maybe the most beautiful in the garden but it had been set aside by God Himself.
(The food) The fruit of the tree was good and pleasant to the satisfying of the flesh.
(The desire) Eve filled with lust was filled with the pride of a chance to be as wise as God.

This is human reasoning substituted for the “clear commandment of God”.

ALL GOD’S COMMANDS ARE CLEAR!

THIS IS THE ESSENCE OF SIN!
SIN IS NEVER SATISFIED!

See she then gave some to Adam. Adam was not deceived. He knew exactly what He was doing and he was a
willing partner in sin.

1Ti 2:14  And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.

From this time all the way through the day we live in, lost mankind would determine for themselves what is good
or evil based on their own reasoning. We know it is true because we witness it every day and we see it from the
very first couple on Earth.

God alone has the right to determine right or wrong because it is He, and He Only that can save!

According to modern philosophy, mankind is his own god.

The Bible says:

Psa 82:1 God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods.

This is talking about all those that reject the truth of the word of God.

THEY CHOSE TO MAKE THEMSELVES THE CENTER OF THE WORLD!

God says:

Rom 12:3  For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

You see Adam and Eve had declared their independence from a Holy and merciful God. (SHAME ON US)

God still sits on the throne no matter what we think!

All they learned was, what it means to be disobedient, guilty, full of shame, and most of all alienated from God.

IT IS THESE TRAITS THAT ARE PASSED DOWN FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION!

Satan still uses this method on all sinners because it continues to work on everyone he attacks all these years!

Did man create God(in their minds) as evolution teaches, or did God create man which is the truth?

*****Our text:

Gen 3:8  And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.
Gen 3:9  And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?
Gen 3:10  And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
Gen 3:11  And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?
Gen 3:12  And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.
Gen 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.

Gen 3:23  Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.
Gen 3:24  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.

THE CONSEQUENCES OF SIN WERE IMMEDIATE AND IRREVERSABLE! However, praise the Lord, they
were not beyond forgiveness.

HOW CAN GOD FORGIVE US?

Notice now Adam and Eve are afraid to hear the word of God. Most of the world is like that now, they are afraid
that God’s people will tell someone about Jesus and they might possibly believe. If we are to have true freedom of
religion let’s open up all the books and let all the preachers preach and all religions teach and see where the people
will go.

My God says His word will never come back void:

Isa 55:11  So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

Let the truth of the word of God free. I can tell you why the world denies the word of God. It is because they know
IT IS THE TRUTH, and they just like Adam and Eve are afraid of God’s word.

But we must notice, IT IS GOD THAT “STILL” DESIRES FELLOWSHIP. HE CAME SEEKING THE MAN AND
THE WOMAN.

The presence of God made them feel guilty. When God spoke it caused them to fear and have shame.

To deny sin in the face of God is wrong. They were no longer in harmony with God. THEY KNEW THEY WERE
SINNERS. They attempted to cover their sin themselves. In fact it seems that they were ashamed of each other.
We see that they each made their own clothes. This is a man made effect of sin. THIS IS WORKS! Our WORKS
will not restore us to fellowship with God. We know as Christians we have to come under the Blood of Jesus to
remove that guilt and shame.

WE CANNOT HIDE FROM GOD!

Peace with God comes from the blood of Jesus at the foot of the cross! We have access to it if we bow and pray.
We will then and only then rise back up in fellowship with God with peace again in our hearts.

ADAM AND EVE HAD DIED THE SPIRITUAL DEATH!

Psa 139:7  Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?

We cannot escape the truth of the Gospel of God!

The “works” theology has been passed down from generation to generation. Cain brought the “work” of his own
hands to sacrifice to God. (Arminianism) Not in the Blood!

The Bible says:

Rom 3:23  For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
Rom 3:24  Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
Rom 3:25  Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
Rom 3:26  To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.

Eph 1:5  Having predestinate us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
Eph 1:6  To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
Eph 1:7  In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

Eph 2:7  That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
Eph 2:8  For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Eph 2:9  Not of works, lest any man should boast.

SIN WILL CAUSE YOU TO LIE TO GOD:

Ananias was caught lying to God when he didn’t have anything to gain but maybe some bragging rights.

Act 5:3  But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land?
Act 5:4  Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.

SIN WILL CAUSE OTHERS TO SIN:

1Co 5:5  To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
1Co 5:6  Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?

1Ti 1:19  Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck:
1Ti 1:20  Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.

SATAN WILL CAUSE YOU TO BELIEVE A LIE: (walking in your own trespasses)

Eph 2:1  And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
Eph 2:2  Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:

THIS IS THE STATE OF ALL MANKIND:

Eph 2:3  Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.

Rom 8:6  For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
Rom 8:7  Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

THE HEART OF MAN WAS NOW DESPERATE AND DECEITFUL AS WAS HIS SONS:

Jer 17:9  The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

(The Blame) When we have done wrong and we know we have, sometimes, we don’t know what to do about it. In
most cases we just ignore it and suffer the consequences of it. Adam laid the blame for his own sin squarely on his
wife and then on God. He said that the woman “which you gave me” caused this problem of sin. Adam claimed no
fault for himself but he did not deny that he knew the truth.

There is no excuse for sin but there is another thought. God had told Adam and Eve to go forth and multiply and
replenish the Earth:

Gen 1:28  And God blessed them, and God said unto them, [Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it]: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

A reason he ate the fruit could have been that he was aware that he might lose fellowship with his wife in her fall.
Adam wanted continued fellowship with his wife. Adam loved his wife. If Adam stayed in a sinless position he
would not have been able to have fellowship with his wife. His bride who sinned. So in order to be identified with
her in her fall Adam voluntarily and deliberately took of the forbidden fruit. Eve gave Adam the fruit but Adam
was not tricked into eating it but out of his love for her he ate the fruit willingly.

Rom 5:14  Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.
Rom 5:15  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.

This in typology is exactly what Jesus Christ did. Out of His love He took all our sin, so we could live. He took all
our sin so He could live, bleed, and die for His bride, the Church. Adam was a shadow of the second Adam in
Jerusalem. The second Adam laid His life down at Calvary for all our sin.

The Bible says:

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

1Co 15:45  And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
1Co 15:46  Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
1Co 15:47  The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.

Adam and Eve had made their choice. That choice has affected every living soul to be born on this Earth since.
Therefore there is the need to be “Born Again”, “Washed in the Blood of Jesus” and “Made alive by the Holy Spirit”
(regeneration)

The Bible says:

1Jn 5:4  For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
1Jn 5:5  Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?
1Jn 5:6  This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth.
1Jn 5:7  For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
1Jn 5:8  And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.
1Jn 5:9  If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son.
1Jn 5:10  He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.
1Jn 5:11  And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
1Jn 5:12  He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
1Jn 5:13  These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

God says I tell you these things THAT YOU MAY KNOW!

This is the only way to be restored to fellowship with God!

Notice the serpent was not permitted to reply at all. Satan had shown us an example that he would continue to use
until the Second Coming of Christ.

Though Eve tried to blame the serpent, she had lost to him because she had not relied on God’s word. This why we
as individuals all need to know the word of God.

Ephesians chapter six tells us of the armor of God. Through Eve would come the “seed” of God’s promises. From
that “seed” redemption would be provided both for the woman and for the man.

Verses 14 through 22 are not part of this lesson but there are some highlights we should see:

1.) The curse on the snake tells us why he has no legs and why he crawls as they do and why people have such
fear and revulsion for them.

2.) Verse 15 tells us the fight of good versus evil will end with [good being the victor].

3.) Verse 16 tells us why a woman goes through so much pain at childbirth.

4.) Verses 17 and 18 tells [why man will work to supply his own food] and battle all the obstacles that make it hard
to do so.

5.) Verse 19 tells us [it is appointed for all men once to die] and return to the dust we are all made of.

6.) Verse 20 tells us that [it is Eve who is the mother of all human beings].

7.) Verse 21 tells us that [without the shedding of blood there will be no redemption of sin and therefore no
fellowship with God]. This is what God did. When we read further we will see that Able brought a lamb for
sacrifice so I believe this represents the Lamb of God.

(to continue on with the lesson)

With the entrance of sin into the world, the life styles of Adam and Eve were permanently changed. How true this
is throughout all time.

SIN IS NOT A MINOR THING!

All sin separates us from God and all that is good in this world and in the world that is to come.

The cool of the day was replaced with the sweat of the brow. The sentence of death was fatefully established upon
all creation. Adam and Eve knew about good and evil but not in the way Satan had promised.

THE AGE OF INNOCENSE CAME TO AN ABRUPT END!

The access to the Tree Of Life was removed. It had to be this way. God showed “His Grace” in doing so. First He
provided garments of animal skins to clothe them. In that way God showed them He would not use their shame
to make them suffer more.

You see they had sinned against God but [it was God who took the initiative to begin redemption]. Some innocent
animals had to die to provide that clothing. BLOOD WAS SHED!

Heb 9:22  And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.

God sent them from the garden away from the Tree Of Life. You see if Adam or Eve or anyone else had access to
this tree they would have been locked forever in a condition without God. They would not have had a chance to
make that “individual” choice for to live forever with God. They would have been condemned from that point on.

Joh 3:16  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, [that whosoever] believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Those in Hell now will never again know the fellowship of God no matter what some religions teach. There is no
amount of praying and no amount of money that can get you out of Hell once you go there. Any that would have
eaten of the Tree of Life would have been in that same condition.

God’s next work would begin the age of redemption to bring mankind back to restored fellowship through “His
Grace”.

The human family had tried to make themselves the center of God’s world through rebellion against God. God
simply will not allow this to happen.

The Bible says:

Rom 3:23  For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Rom 6:23  For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Rom 10:9  That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
Rom 10:10  For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Lets Pray and pray for all those that do not know God!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s