Many times when this subject is talked on it comes across as attacking or self righteousness. Nothing
can be further from the truth in my post that I’m doing. It is one hundred percent out of love that I
have for many people. It’s also a couple of pages long, but please read it all the way through.
Genesis 3:1-5 – 1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” 2 The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, 3 but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must nottouch it, or you will die.’”
4 “You will not surely die,” the serpent said to the woman. 5 “For God knows that when you eat of it your
eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
They ate of the tree they were not supposed to and they now were not permitted to eat from the Tree of Life. They bought the lie of the serpent, which is you can become like God. There are religions based completely off the fact that Satan or the serpent was telling the truth.
Was he telling the truth?
Genesis 3:13- 13 Then the LORD God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?”
The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”
Well Eve now acknowledges she was deceived by the serpent, so I don’t think she believes he was now telling the truth. God is now punishing them so I don’t believe he thinks the serpent is right.
Genesis 3:16-20 –16 To the woman he said, “I will greatly increase your pains in childbearing; with pain you will give birth to children. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.”
17 To Adam he said, “Because you listened to your wife and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat of it,’ “Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat of
it all the days of your life. 18 It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the
field. 19 By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it
you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return.”
Once again is God interested in you becoming God or like Him?
Genesis 3:21-24 – 21 The LORD God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them. 22 And the LORD God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must
not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.” 23 So the LORD God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken. 24
After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life.
Isaiah 45:5 –5 I am the LORD, and there is no other; apart from me there is no God. I will strengthen you,
though you have not acknowledged me,
Isaiah 45:18 – 18 For this is what the LORD says—he who created the heavens, he is God; he who fashioned and made the earth, he founded it; he did not create it to be empty, but formed it to be inhabited— he says: “I am the LORD, and there is no other.
Isaiah 45:22 – 22 “Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other.
Isaiah 46:9 – 9 Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me.
God’s love came in the form that He couldn’t allow a sinful fallen man to live forever. Without the Tree of Life one doesn’t live forever.
It doesn’t appear that He is interested in us being God or like Him. However, He loves us more than we could ever know.
The plan for redemption was already planned just versus before God kicking Adam and Eve out of the Garden.
Genesis 3:14-15- 14 So the LORD God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, “Cursed are you above all the livestock and all the wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust
all the days of your life. 15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.”
God’s letting Satan know that He (Jesus) would crush his (Satan) head, and Satan would strike the heal of Jesus. Satan may have thought he had the Son of God beaten when He was crucified on the cross, but that turned into victory for everyone who is now willing to accept Him as Lord and His death to take the
place of theirs. His work…nothing of our own .
We might not be able to become God, in fact God opposes that pretty strongly. However, to be an heir
of the Lord and share in the Kingdom with Jesus, that has been stated.
Titus 3:4-8 – 4But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, 5 he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, 6 whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7 so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life. 8 This is a
trustworthy saying. And I want you to stress these things, so that those who have trusted in God may be careful to devote themselves to doing what is good. These things are excellent and profitable for everyone.
Galatians 4:6-7 – 6 Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.” 7 So you are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir.
God’s Word makes it clear that He alone is God and there is NO other. The Dead Sea Scrolls have proven the text hasn’t changed in the last 2,000 years, so we can count on it to be accurate. An opportunity to rule and reign with Christ as an heir, is an incredible opportunity and biblically accurate.