The present spiritual war is the same warfare of the mind that Adam and Eve had in the Garden of Paradise. The evil spirit of Satan entered in and started to lie. Eve reasoned that the Lord God said of all the trees we can eat, “But of the tree of the Knowledge of good and evil thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” Genesis 2:17 KJV.
The sly serpent so sincerely looked at her and said … you shall not surely die. 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. And then, I’m sure he added a few more lies on top of that and Eve listened to the liar and disobeyed God. Then she gave to Adam and he followed along and did the same just like her. Now what a mess the outcome of that disobedience did. They even knew that God said the outcome was death…and they did it anyway. And who’d they blame? Adam blamed Eve and Eve blamed the Serpent.
Both had free will to choose… and now we see the nature of the “good and evil” knowlege was to blame others for your own actions. And why not? If the Serpent hadn’t lied to them, then they would not have done it. Right? Or did that just bury them deeper? Whether they ate it out of curiosity to see if they would be as gods knowing good and evil or because they always wondered what it would taste like, or because the Serpent just deceived them, they disobeyed God’s one command that had a death sentence attached to it.
What if they went to God first and asked him….saying, “The serpent has entered the Garden and he said that we won’t die if we eat of it? Is he telling us a lie? Or is he telling us the truth? I wonder what God would have said to them? I imagine the mere act of questioning him on whether he was telling the truth or the Serpent would be enough for some strong correcting…but what if Eve had just told the Serpent, be gone with you. I will not disobey my Lord God. And what if Adam said to Eve…I will not disobey my Lord God? Then, the Serpent would have failed.
This scenario is much like the one we are living today only we have liars coming at us from all directions like in the days of Noah and Sodom and Gomorrah. Our nature of free will is we are all responsible for our own decisions. The very same warfare is being played on our minds tempting us with all manner of lies left and right 24/7 and we are no different in nature but to look for some one or thing to blame for our poor decisions.
Now, if the Serpent entered the garden and he plucked a fruit and shoved it in Eves mouth and made her chew it and swallow it…then she could justifiably tell the Lord God…the Serpent forced it upon me. But, she could not, and neither could Adam.
So let’s fast forward to 2021. We are all responsible for what we choose to do. The Lord has fulfilled his promise to return and give his life for all who have sinned. He was crucified, descended into hell and conquered death and arose to tell that he had risen. He ascended to His Father, the Almighty God and was seated on his right side. Together they sent the gift of the Holy Spirit to reside in all who believe upon the Lord to guide, teach, comfort, and protect them for all their days and to have life eternal.
Meanwhile, we have the devil waging war throughout the earth telling us we now shall all die and we are nothing and there is no savior, there is no returning Christ so eat, drink and be merry. The same set of lies only more enhanced and more wicked. We are living in wickedness not just the evils of the serpent in the garden, but add in the evils of the days of Noah and top it off with the wickedness of Sodom and Gomorrah…and a bit of 2021 space based technology and we find we are in a total chaotic world whose sins have reached into the heavens and unless the Lord intervene to shorten these days… there shall be none saved.
We can see the devil shouting, “It’s my world and after this there is nothing, so sign your soul over to me and I will make sure you have fame, wealth, and power to enjoy your one time around.” Or whatever lie he is conjuring that will specifically tempt you.
Maybe the wicked one is just keeping you blind and luring you to follow along with nothing more than a promise of being happy owning nothing…that does seem to be the new pitch the satans are throwing around. Mask up, take a toxic jab and fall in line.
The Holy Spirit within us is like having a super power. We must ask the Lord to show us how to use it. For we have for the most part been told the only ones who had the power to use it for miracles were the twelve apostles and those days have passed. WHAT A LIAR AND GREAT DECEIVER THE DEVIL HAS BEEN! The Lord said, he would not leave us as orphans, and he would send the Holy Spirit to comfort us.
15“If you love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you. “A little while longer and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me. Because I live, you will live also. At that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.”
And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, “which,” He said, “you have heard from Me; for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, “Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” And He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority. But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
When we learn how to wield the full power of the Holy Spirit ….imagine how our lives will change and the Kingdom of God will appear through us so gloriously. For the Lord said, “If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.” Luke 17:6
PRAY AND PRESS INTO THE KINGDOM OF GOD!