Saturday, November 27, 2010

The 'I am' Sign of the Times

New Age/old age. You can be as God!
Human pride loves this.

"Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, “Indeed, has God said, ‘You shall not eat from any tree of the garden’?” 2The woman said to the serpent, “From the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat; 3but from the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat from it or touch it [she added this], or you will die.’” 4The serpent said to the woman, “You surely will not die! [the lie from the Liar]5“For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

To this date, did Adam and Eve even know "good and evil"? When GOD created everything, He called it "Good!"

If that "lure" was a promise, did we really need this awareness so much to exchange it for severing our connection with a Loving God?

This photo shows, in the physical, a baby's life cord cut. Consider this in the spiritual realm: OUR SPIRITUAL LIFE CORD WAS CUT OFF - OUR LIVE SOURCE from GOD severed - SEPARATED.

Adam and Eve became 'alienated' from God - no longer connected, estranged. Who became their new 'source'? The Liar.

He's spoken of in the New Testament when Jesus confronted the Religious Leaders of the day: "You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies."

That's why we have a 'fallen nature - sin nature (separated from God), because the one who deceived Eve was the head 'fallen angel' himself. Crafty, prideful, jealous of God, rebellious, subtle, etc. The first death, murdered by spiritual deception and separation.

Because of this: The LORDGod made garments of skin for Adam and his wife, and clothed them. Where did the skins come from? Animal skins. Death had entered and Garden came under the curse, and all that was therein.

According to some ancient Jewish interpretations, the serpent walked erect and had the power to speak, as did all the animals in the Garden, so that it did not seem unusual to Adam and Eve when the serpent spoke.62 Views differ as to whether this was a snake inspired or manipulated by Satan, or was Satan himself,63 while others note that the serpent is described as one of the beasts of the field and so is not a supernatural being, but a real serpent.64 One commentator, in stating that the serpent was Satan, declares that though Satan lost his sanctity, he "retains the sagacity of an angel, and is wise to do evil."65 However the serpent may be seen in this passage, the serpent was later identified with Satan, one who tempted man to go against God's will and who lied about God's word.66 The woman, in believing the serpent, comes to the point of deciding the tree is good, whereas before, it was God who was declaring what was good; however, what results is not good but evil, and the serpent's wisdom leads to a curse and to death.67 The serpent becomes cursed above every beast (Genesis 3:14), and in tempting Eve to eat what she shouldn't, now he must eat dust, a reference to defeat.68

Sheol from beneath is excited over you to meet you when you come;

It arouses for you the spirits of the dead, all the leaders of the earth;
It raises all the kings of the nations from their thrones.

10“They will all respond and say to you,
‘Even you have been made weak as we,
You have become like us.

11‘Your pomp and the music of your harps
Have been brought down to Sheol;
Maggots are spread out
as your bed beneath you
And worms are your covering.’

12“How you have fallen from heaven,
O star of the morning, son of the dawn!
You have been cut down to the earth,
You who have weakened the nations!

13“But you said in your heart,
I will ascend to heaven;
I will raise my throne above the stars of God,
I will sit on the mount of assembly
In the recesses of the north.

14I will ascend above the heights of the clouds;
I will make myself like the Most High.’

15“Nevertheless you will be thrust down to Sheol,
To the recesses of the pit.

Isn't this why Jesus said, "… you must be born againfrom above"! WE are dead in our transgressions. Having been cut off from the real Source of Life!

"And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived:
for many shall come in MY name,
saying, I am _;
and the time draweth near:
go ye not therefore after them." Luke 21:8-9

What ARE YOU following: Are you believing the LIAR or the TRUTH?


"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly." Jesus John 10:10

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