Genesis 3:1-24. The Fall.
1-5. The Nachash: procuring man's death, in Adam.
Genesis 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?' "
The serpent = the shinning one = Satan. This was Satan's first utterance. He knows from the start his opposition to God's word. For it is God's Word in the first earth age that sentenced Satan to death, and that is where his name "son of perdition" comes from. Satan is out to foul up the entire plan of God for the ages, which was to make way for the Christ child, whereby all of God's children can be drawn back to Him.
When Satan asked the question to Eve, "Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?" He was not asking the question for the sake of inquiring, but to draw her attention to the matter. This was much like the method that the slick car salesman, or vacuum cleaner salesman uses in breaking down the resistance of the client. He uses the questions to force the person to agree with him. So, within the questions is the key to overcoming the mental barrier, and allowing half truths to be accepted, and twisted the mind of the person to accept a lie as the truth.
Satan's quotation of God, "Ye shall not eat of every tree of the Garden?" is stated in the form of a lie, from what God actually stated in Genesis 2:16 and 17. The exception to "every tree" was, "...but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat." That tree [man] is Satan.
2 And the woman said unto the serpent, "We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
Misquoted from God. He had made an exception. She did not eat an apple. Heb. 'ets= tree-prime:= backbone-'atseh = closing of the eyes spiritually, and opening the eyes to the way of the world. See Isa. 61:3
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.' "
This sentence is added by Eve. Touch = Heb. naga = Euphemism to lie with a woman. See 2 Cor. 11:2,3. "Lest ye die" is a misquote.
4 And the serpent said unto the woman, "Ye shall not surely die:
Satan's second utterance. Contradiction of Gods Word.
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. "
The foundation of Satan's second lie: The immanence of God in man.
Genesis 3:6. The Tree of knowledge. Eating of it.
Genesis 3:6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food
("Lust of the eyes"), and that it was pleasant to the eyes ("Lust of the flesh"), and a tree to be desired to make one wise ("Boastful of life"), she took of the fruit thereof (i.e. the fruit coming from Satan's mouth, = lies), and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
Satan is the most beautiful created being that God ever created. Ezekiel 24 tells us that Satan was the most beautiful tree to be desired. Eve took of that fruit of Satan, which is another way of saying that she lost her virginity through the sex act, and Adam also played the game with Eve and Satan.
They both partook of the same fruit.
Genesis 3:7-. Effect on both: Adam & Eve.
-7. Human provisions: man-made aprons.
Genesis 3:7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked;
They knew before, but their knowledge now received a new meaning. Adam became "naked" by losing something of God's glorious likeness
and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
Man-made covering. To girt themselves. Not napkins. This is the root of the parable of the fig tree, see v.15.
Genesis 3:8-12. God's inquiry of Adam.
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.
No "quest for God" in the fallen man.
9 And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, "Where art thou?"
The first question comes from God to the sinner in Old Testament. First question in the N.T. of the seeking sinner "Where is He?" Matt.2:2.
10 And he said, "I heard Thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself."
God Himself walked and talked with this first man of the Garden of Eden. Adam had the glory, and mercy of contact with almighty God. God loved Adam so much that He formed this special garden just for him and his wife Eve.
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?"
He knew. This was not a question to get information.
The law that existed at that time consisted of only one thing; "Don't eat of that one tree". Don't mess around with Satan.
12 And the man said, "The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat. "
Characteristic of fallen man, implying blame to the Lord God as well as to his wife.
We see that not much has changed in the past six thousand years. Adam was responsible because it was he that was placed in charge, and given instruction to not mess around with Satan.
Genesis 3:13. God's inquiry of Eve.
Genesis 13:13 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."
This is the same reason that Paul used in his concern about the end generation. He worried that the Church, or body of Christ would not understand that the false Christ will come disguised as the true Christ. They would rather hear and believe fairy tales then the truth of God's Word. Are you ashamed to talk about what happened in the garden of Eden with a friend? If you are, my friend, you have serious problems for you are living in a time when all prophecy of this age will come to a conclusion, and you will be deceived as Eve was.
Eve stated just as Paul quoted her; "The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat." Eve had intercourse with Satan and lost her virginity. From that union came Cain, the father of all Kenites. Learn the truth.
Note: 13 in Biblical numerics = Apostasy; depravity and rebellion
Genesis 3:14. Sentence of the Nachash.
Genesis 3:14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, "Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:
This is God speaking to Satan. God is cursing Satan above all living creatures. This is a figure of speech, meaning you are the lowest thing of all creation.
Genesis 3:15. Promise of the Seed.
Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel."
Satan has seed = children. See Matt.13:37,38. Still holds true to this day. This was a warning.
Christ's heels were nailed to the cross. They denote the temporary suffering of the Seed, and the complete destruction of Satan and his works. Head = vital part, Heel = lower part. This is the first promise of prophecy.
Genesis 3:16. God's sentence on Eve.
Genesis 3:16 Unto the woman He said, "I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee. "
This is God's instruction to the woman. Did God say that He would give Eve a tummy ache for eating too many apple seeds? No; the word in any language that you translate it in, is "conception". To "conceive" is to be impregnated with a child. This places the woman's position in the home under the man. According to where you're at, work things out for yourself. If momma's happy, everybody is happy.
Genesis 3:17-19. God's sentence on Adam.
Genesis 3:17 And unto Adam He said, "Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, 'Thou shalt not eat of it:' cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;
God reminded Adam that he partook of Satan also. Satan can appear to man in the flesh as he wishes to appear. God gave Adam and Eve only one law, and that was to stay away from Satan. Man has had to grub out a living ever since. See 4:17. When the sweat pours on your forehead, while painting, working the garden, or at work, you can thank father Adam.
18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;
The sign of the curse. What else what was brought forth is not stated; but the word may include all kinds of noxious insects, &c., as well as poisonous weeds. Not the fruit of paradise.
19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return. "
This verse paints a bleak picture for mankind, and the destination of the body that our soul is housed in, is the dust of the earth that it is made of.
Genesis 3:20. Effect on both: Adam & Eve.
Genesis 3:20 And Adam called his wife's name Eve (= Life, Life-spring); because she was the mother of all living.
Only because Christ the Living Word would come through her. If you are not in Christ you are dead. Remember Adam & Eve were not the first human beings. See 1:27
Genesis 3:21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.
Genesis 3:22-24-. The Tree of Life. Expulsion from it.
-24. The Cherubim: preserving mankind's life, in Christ.
Genesis 3:22 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:"
This is the documentation that the "Tree of Life" is Jesus Christ. The price that had to be paid first was Jesus Christ's death on the cross, then after the shedding of His blood, all mankind can take freely of Him and have eternal life. Only by the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, and His living as a man, then His sacrifice on the cross could eternal life be offered to man.
Clearly shows the nature of man. Salvation was not available at that time.
23 Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.
God's purpose for Adam, from the beginning was for Adam to till the ground [Genesis 2:5]. Because of Adam and Eves sin, God took them out of the paradise of Eden, and brought them to a place where he till the ground.
24 So he drove out the man;
Notice the failure of man under every dispensation.
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.
Final note on this Chapter.
The "way" is the path that the Christ, the "Tree of Life", would come by. That path was through the womb of Eve, and her daughters down to Mary. It is the Cherubim's that would ultimately protect that way, with the "flaming sword" which is God's word, from the onslought of fallen angels, who came to earth to breed with woman, and destroy all woman's seed. This is what caused the flood of Noah's time, as God said in Genesis 6:7.
Genesis 6:8 we read; "But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord."
Genesis 6:9; "These are the generations of Noah:
[This is Noah's family tree, history].
Noah was a just man and perfect in generations,"
Noah's perfections "perfect in generations" in the original Hebrew text is "Tamim", and means "without blemish as to pedigree". In Noah's day all flesh was blemished or contaminated by the blood of fallen angels, except Noah and his family, Noah's family had a pure "pedigree".
"Tamim" is a technical word for bodily and physical perfection, and not morality; Hence it is used of animals of "sacrificial purity". Genesis 6:9 does not speak of Noah's moral perfection, but tells us he and his family alone preserved their pedigree to keep it pure, in spite of the deceptions and pressures by the fallen angels and their offspring to destroy the "way of the Tree of Life" [Christ] from coming into the world.
Have you been robbed of the simplicity of God's teaching, and the parables that are to give us understanding of His word. Those people [the Kenites} will rob you even of your living [through usury] if you allow it. However even more dangerously, they will infiltrate into your denominations and interpret God's Word into their tradition and false doctrines, which in these days will cause you to be deceived.