When man sinned the door to the tree of life was closed and was guarded by
angels with flaming swords but the Lord Jesus opened the door again. The fight is not
between flesh and blood but between darkness and light. Youll see that Gods
heart goes out to man and so when man cries because he is oppressed by sin, God listens.
Here we see how the devil knows where to attack. Satan knows our weaknesses and
whats inside and thats why he went to Eve. The Bible says the woman is the
weaker vessel. Eve said something that God never said. God said,"You must not
eat," but Eve said, "You must not touch." There was something where Eve was
not satisfied. You may not add on or take away from Gods word. Satan will always
attack where we are weak. Satan knows where the weak door is.
The devil knew he could use the snake because it had
characteristics he could use and Satan knows what characteristics in us he can use. In
verse 6 it said that Eve wanted to be wise. It was not a good wisdom, it was evil and
crafty. People and children think they are wise and clever but it is poison. Sometimes you
are not wise enough to discern. We parents are proud. You think your child uses the Bible
so well but it is subtle. They have an answer for everything. Often its the mother
because she has a soft spot for the child. The word from the Bible they speak does not
bring life. A child that argues with the parents is often inspired by evil. If a child
honours the parents on the word it is often a child that honours the Lord. Some children
make the first comment and it is evil and they say it differently to Gods word. That
is not Gods wisdom. In your mind you translate what they have said into racism. Be wide awake and see if this comes from God.
It is not only children but also between husband and
wife. The wife can be very subtle. She says, "Father we should love our
children." but you allow the child to do evil. A storm causes havoc but not a drop
and that is what a wife can be like. It is just a drop but it causes wrong. The mother
says,"The child is a teenager. Dont be so strict." You say that in your
heart. The mother cries crocodile tears and the devil knows what to do. The devil will
always tempt where there is weakness. But in those difficult situations, hold on to
Gods word. That will save you.
If Eve had held onto Gods word and said what God
had said the devil would have had no power over her. The devil will try everything in his
power. You say you cannot any more. David says,"Many a time I was afflicted from my
youth but I cannot leave God."
The devil tried to plunge mankind into sin. He uses
subtle and blatant things. He will come with drugs. He wont tell you itll kill
you. Hell say it opens your mind but then you are addicted. The devil knows what
happens after sin. He knows the sadness and despair that comes into your heart. He hounds
you with it and you despair and you become depressed. We dont feel it in the
beginning but afterwards it will haunt you.
A child sins and at school their work goes down. That is
what the devil wants - to destroy you. If you eat that sin you die. Today we say it is
white and then its black and then theres grey and we love that. Thats why
angels guard the garden and you cant go in. A person reacts and you translate it
into your own words and it is something that person never meant. We can go on and on.
If Eve had not argued with the devil, it would have been
better. I can only overcome by Gods grace. We need Gods word. We need the
grace of God to overcome the craftiness of Satan. They had the enemy of Goliath. We cannot
stand against the Goliath in our strength. What did David do? He needed his stones which
was the grace of God. We heard these weeks about being humble and repentance. It is how
you go about it and when the grace reaches you. Human craftiness can never stand against
the Goliath. So when we come against Goliath, we need Gods grace but you go home and
add your bit to Gods word. How did David have the strength to overcome a giant? Keep
your heart clean. I can only stand against the giant if I have the grace of God, keep my
path straight and keep my path pure. The devil knows if there is something wrong and then
he plays with you like a cat with a mouse.
A person that has missed the grace of God starts to find
fault. But if you eat of that fruit, you will fall into that sin. A person that
doesnt pray takes his cellphone and he is drawn to the pictures and sexual
connotations of what is written. You know when you are alone, Satan gets you. If you are
idle, Satan gets you. You sit at the mission, what do you do for God? What I do keeps me
Eve and Adam suffered for their sin. She experienced pain
that God never intended and Adam sweated. Its a sorry state when God sends you away.
And it was because your heart was deceived. God said,"You have to go." and he
closed the gate. Adam and Eve had to leave paradise and a walk with God.
Repent from what is wrong. That is all God expects. God
knew that one day man would have access to the tree of life again. We can experience that
paradise on earth that Adam and Eve experienced in the beginning. The bible says he who
overcomes can partake of the tree of life. If you want life in abundance come to the Lord.
Can Christ do that work in my life?