God created all things. Each is assigned its order and function. Adam and Eve were created to be God's family, to love Him, communicate with Him and as His household, they were given dominion and ownership of earth. The spiritual laws of God were set in place to protect the innocent from rebels. Since God is sovereign, His laws impenetrable, the only way His law would fail to protect is if they disobeyed the rules. This self-existing, all knowing, all powerful, Father of creation loved Adam and Eve as His children. Their intimate relationship with their Father made them absolutely untouchable as they were protected by His sovereignty.
His perfect law reflected His will concerning them and in fact all creation. God did not create men as puppets. They were created with a free will to make their own choices, yet given free access to inquire of Him for advice and counsel if they wished. As in any household, there must be rules however to maintain harmony. Perfect law is not oppressive nor does it hinder in any way. They were set in place by a loving Father to protect His creation from evil. You see, one of His highest ranking angels defected and became arrogant, full of pride, in fact wanted to be God. He was a threat to creation. He schemed to sway God's children both heavenly and earthly to follow him and receive him as father. That is why Father made the rule, "don't taste" of his fruit, "don't touch" or have a meeting of the minds with that one as he is a Tree of Good and Evil.
Side note: Did you know that the word translated as tree could have just as easily been translated as carpenter? To know that definition is helpful as we see Satan cannot create anything, he can only build from what God has already brought into existence. He can construct, not create. For those that like to study, the number for tree is 6086 in the Strongs Hebrew dictionary. The number for carpenter is 2796 and says its the same as the number 6086. The other definitions for carpenter by the way are, master craftsman, mason, engraver, and fabricator. However we choose to translate it, or which definition we choose to use, the point was, don't touch him, don't let him give you food for thought. Don't let your mind feed on his intellect. To do so would cause Adam and Eve to break the law of God, warp their thinking, ruin their relationship with their Father and put them outside the Kingdom, making them law-less. Although warned, they disobeyed.
Satan also swayed a portion of God's heavenly sons, the holy Watchers, the angels, causing them to rebel also. The previous blast discussed these fallen angels and how they crossed species by marrying the daughters of man, bringing the wrath of God on all that participated. Disappointed in man and sorry He even made them, He flooded the earth drowning all but 8 people. A pair from each species of animals, and fowl plus those used for sacrifice were also salvaged to start over.
The offspring born of the cross between angels and women were giants, wicked natured, half human, half spirit creatures. As the floodwaters covered the earth, destroying everything on the planet, these giants abandoned their bodies and were consequently confined to the supernatural. Confined that is unless they could share a body with an unsuspecting earthly being. They had to stay on earth as God said they were born here so here they would remain. Since the earth had been given to Satan by default on Adam and Eve's part, he in turn gave it to these evil ones to build a civilization suitable to their lifestyle. Being spirits they had to do this through the bodies of man. As we look around today we can see they have been quite successful! A society exists built on money, power and sex, not God.
The world today is actually in worse shape, and more corrupt than in the days of Noah. There are more people influenced and even possessed doing their bidding. For instance Sodom and Gomorrah look pretty trivial alongside the number of homosexuals on the planet today. Evil spirits with their unnatural appetites have completely taken over through man! There are more senseless killings and bizarre crimes than ever before. As we look around the world today it's amazing! There is just enough good allowed by the enemy to conceal their identity and hide their presence. Man as a whole is deceived and not aware they are in their midst. Their ways have become second nature to mankind. Men even encourage spirit guides. Books are written on loosing the giant within to succeed. Isn't that scary!
For this planet to be returned to mankind and for creation to be restored as in the beginning, we must be set free of these evil creatures and learn to live life differently, according to God's will. Since our knowledge has been influenced and our intellect shaped and molded by evil spirits for thousands of years, we must be changed back into God's image. To do this it is necessary to be able to recognize our evil opponents and discern their fruit operating through us. God is releasing knowledge that is beginning to open our spiritual eyes and line upon line, precept upon precept we are slowly coming into alignment with God's thoughts once again. Unfortunately it seems with the enemy's continuous harassment our actions are slower to conform to God's ways. We try, we fail, we repent and try harder. If we as humanity can see where we have allowed the enemy to use us and humbly repent for interacting with them, could it be that God will intervene, give us rest from our enemies?
If we choose the knowledge of God that is released for this end time and break free from false doctrines, the lies of the enemy, man's traditions and intellectual philosophies, could it be that God would help us? What if humanity in its entirety would begin to really comprehend that the world as it is now was truly shaped according to the will of Satan, making all its systems, political, banking, religion, education and culture good and evil like the tree or carpenter that constructed it and turn from it? Would it reverse the wrong choice Adam and Eve made? Would God see our obedience, our hunger for His Kingdom and approve? Would Romans 16:19-20 come to life for us?
19 For your obedience has become known to all. Therefore I am glad on your behalf; but I want you to be wise in what is good, and simple concerning evil.
20 And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.
The problem is not everyone is unhappy with the world's ways. The enemy sprinkles money on part of the human family, holds stardom out to others. It tantalizingly offers relationships based on lust, perversion and excitement that is to be void in the relationship of God's people. These satisfied ones are not crying out to God to give us rest from our enemies, they are happy with what they have!
How many does it take to get God's attention, for Him to hear our cries to be set free, bringing Malachi 4:3 to fulfillment?
3 You shall trample the wicked, for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day that I do this," says the Lord of hosts.
I really don't know that number, but I do know this. Only eight people were saved from the utter destruction that happened at the time of Noah. Lot and his daughters escaped Sodom and Gomorrah. Mattathias, his sons along with a few others defeated a large Greek force, setting free their city and repossessing their temple. Out of the thousands that left Egypt, only Joshua, Caleb and those that followed them entered the Promised Land at the time of Moses. All the above had something in common. They were unafraid of giants and not hindered by the odds, and above all, they trusted God to intervene. First in the natural, then in the supernatural. So it will be today.
Enough of us will begin to see the real culprits behind the world's problems, stop fighting each other and instead stand in the gap in prayer for those that are uninformed. Spiritual ears are beginning to hear the truth being released for this age, bringing many changes about today as the covenants of God are taught and understood. Humanity has, with the eye of discernment, begun to see the enemy and realize how badly assimilated we are into this world and its evil founders. Our understanding is being opened to recognize good and bad spiritual fruit. The fruit of our spirit man if we are connected to the Lord is found in
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
On the other hand, when evil spirits run our lives, possess our fleshly bodies, affect our minds, the fruit is much different as we read in verses 19-21 of the same chapter in Galatians.
19 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness,
20 idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies,
21 envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will notinherit the kingdom of God. (This is the nature of evil, never intended to be a part of man.)
Did you happen to notice at the end of the list of good fruit that it included self-control? This fruit, if cultivated within our minds, is a key to ousting these evil spirits from us. Let me give you an example. When the flood came and these spirits fled from their earthly bodies, some were in infancy, some were small children. There were adolescents, adults, the aged, both men and women. All these beings have personalities. The one shared factor, they are evil, and unnatural in behavior. Now let's take a grown man that throws a tantrum, beats his fists, screams and hollers, what are we looking at? An infant evil spirit found a home! These spirits hunger and thirst, but can only find fulfillment through a body. If that man would recognize how ridiculous he is acting and stop manifesting that baby spirit's tantrum, it would soon leave looking for someone that would allow it the freedom to live and be fed through them. Self-control!
We are not bad people, but the spirits that hold us captive are very wicked in nature. How many times have you heard someone say, "oh, I don't know why I did that"? They may really not know! In fact, after a while it most probably became hard for them to tell the spirit from themselves. The human will take on the nature of the evil spirit as full possession takes place. Let us take a look at these headlines for an example:
We may house many tenants and become a literal condo for the enemy instead of being a temple for God. As brought out earlier, these spirits may allow a certain amount of goodness to operate through their host to hide their presence, but they will eventually hunger to fulfill themselves, becoming quite apparent who they are.
Perhaps this blast will help us to understand the horrible things mankind is doing today. The enemy through man is lashing out as they know the end is near. Enoch, the 7th from Adam prophetically says it this way:
27 And he (Jesus) sat on the throne of his glory, and the sum of judgment was given unto the Son of Man, and he caused the sinners to pass away and be destroyed from off the face of the earth, andthose who have led the world astray.
28 With chains shall they be bound, and in their assemblage-place of destruction shall they be imprisoned, and all their works vanish from the face of the earth. (This world as we know it will be destroyed.)
29 And from henceforth there shall be nothingcorruptible, for that Son of Man has appeared, and has seated himself on the throne of his glory(our hearts), and all evil shall pass away before his face, and the word of that Son of Man(the knowledge of God) shall go forth and be strong before the Lord of Spirits.
So in closing, Adam and Eve gave the earth to the enemy who has built a society on it that reflects the nature of the adversary. Every day we innocently go off to school, off to work, off to shop, even off to play in the enemy's world. God says to be friends with it makes you His enemy. Now you know why! So be separate in your mind and heart, love the Father, and obediently keep His commandments. The original law is still in place you know, "don't touch, don't taste" of Satan's knowledge and be no part of his world, there's giants in the land.