Ever Since the Beginning, when man was created by the Lord God, and gave him a command to not seek the forbidden, mankind has never ceased in his quest to reach the knowledge of the unknown.
Genesis 2:8 And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. 9 And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
Genesis 2:15 And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. 16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: 17 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.
To seek the forbidden is an ENTICEMENT or TEMPTATION!
Are we not all Tempted or Enticed to do that which we should not do?
(Feel free in the comments below to gice testimony how you were able to overcome the Temptation)
Eve ran into Temptation and was Enticed to enter into the rush and exilleration of rebellion and the taste of that which was forbidden.
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? 2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: 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. 4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: 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 Folks! Right here, Eve stood with the lust of the eyes in full effect, and was Enticed or Tempted to eat this fruit which was forbidden!
What would you do, faced with this situation, without proof, that which was forbidden, would truly bring about what you were told it would do? Would you believe the commandment, or would you doubt the validity of it?
At this cross roads stood Eve! Resist, or experience the forbidden! What an exhilaration of emotions! What a rush of adrenalin as the decision was made!
Genesis 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. 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 Command from God to not eat this forbidden fruit was VALID!
Mankind immediately was separated from their Creator, and their relationship with God was severed, and the LIE THAT THE FORBIDDEN WAS NOT REALLY FORBIDDEN, became an unreversable reality to Adam and Eve, and all Humanity that followed them, to this day.
In due time, the Son of God, Jesus of Nazareth was born, with the purpose and intent to restore to mankind what Adam freely gave Satan in the Garden of Eden. The rulership of all that the hands of God had made. Through Jesus' life, death upon the Cross, Burial, and Resurrection, a way has been opened, for mankind to enter once again into that perfect relationship with God, and once again bask in the peace of pure fellowship with the Lord God Almighty. Faith in the Blood of Jesus, now brings this truth to reality, in the New Birth, a new creature in Christ.
Even now, in this our day and time, the Temptation to experience the forbidden is a never ending battle for the minds of mankind, even Born Again Christians, who are indwelt by the Holy Spirit of God. That is because in the New Birth, the mind was not affected, but the Soul of Man is redeemed through grace, by faith in Jesus Christ.
Jesus is now in Heaven making intercession for all who believe, but he is coming back to receive all who believe to himself, that they may be with him forever and ever, Amen.
Many in this hour and time, seek information from sources that are not of God.
This is forbidden!
Deuteronomy 18:9 When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. 10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, 11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. 12 For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee. 13 Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD thy God.
Christians in these days, are being Enticed and Tempted to consult all these for information of the future, prosperity, love, jobs, and all other aspects of life. God forbids this activity from all who call on His Name.
JESUS WARNS US ALL!
Acts 1:7 And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.
None of us knows the time, or the day in which Jesus shall surely return. Keep yourselves in the Love of God, and stay away from that whidch is forbidden. The Internet, Social Media, and places of leisure and entertainment are packed full of Enticements and Temptations to play games to find out things in our future. These are Abominations to the Lord, and open doors into our lives through which Demonic forces begin to take control of different areas of our lives.............
Belive it or Not!