REGAINING UNITY WITH GOD
REGAINING UNITY WITH GOD
Genesis 3:5 –the serpent, satan is saying:
“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.”
This is one time the devil told a partial truth. When they ate, they disobeyed. It wasn’t the eating, but the decision to eat, and disobey, that caused the change. They did become “as gods”. They became gods unto themselves in their own minds. Before this, they wouldn’t consider disobeying their Lord and Creator. They didn’t even look at the tree, and it didn’t appeal to them before the devil pointed it out, causing them to look into themselves for the selfish desires that lay dormant as they were devoted to the will of their God.
But, after that, their own desires became foremost in their minds, instead of the Lord’s will for their lives, when they didn’t have any worries or concerns, when they were at perfect peace, because they knew the Lord had no reason to be discontented with them. They were truly one with their God.
Verse 6 says:
“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.
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.”
Immediately, even at the consideration of sin, the fruit looked different to her. She looked at it for the first time, having thought to disconnect from total obedience to God, and she saw the beauty of the fruit for the first time.
When we look away from God, and even consider sin, things will turn into “Technicolor” and look desirable, as we look through our own eyes of desire instead of desiring only God’s will.
In verse 22 of Chapter 3, God said:
“ 22 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:
23 Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.
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.”
At this point, Adam and Eve had made themselves enemies of God. Instead of talking to Him every day, as they did before, they are hiding from Him.
They knew “good and evil”. They looked at themselves instead of God, and they became sensitive to the good that was in them and the evil that was growing in them.
They felt fear for the first time, whereas before, there was no fear. Previously, there was no negative or evil feelings of any kind, because they were one with God. One with their Creator, and they knew His feelings as their own.
God couldn’t let them live forever in this state…disconnected from Him, and focused only on the satisfaction of their own desires, and being gods unto themselves, knowing good in themselves, and becoming puffed up for it, and knowing evil within themselves, and using it for their own good. He had to fulfill the plan to bring them to that one-ness with the Father, but it would have to be through another route.
They had forever broken that direct bond w
ith their creator, by deliberately refusing His will for them.
But Jesus Christ, truly God and truly Man, did live in perfect union with the Father. He is the only One who is and was truly one with the Creator, because He IS the Creator.
As He became the Substitute for us, we can, through Him, become one again with the Father. We can regain that calm, peaceful unity with our Creator through Jesus Christ, who is the One Mediator between God and Man. This is why He brings peace to our hearts, as we live again in that Garden, in one-ness with Our God, able to speak to Him through the Holy Spirit in total peace.
But, this is only accomplished when we not only accept Jesus as our saviour, but also, unite in Will with Him and Our Father. We can no longer want our will for our lives, but only the Will of Our Lord.
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