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. Genesis 2:17 KJV
We talked yesterday about the knowledge of good and evil and how God the Father’s instruction was not to eat from it. If you know anything about the Father it should be He does not change and this is why He can be depended upon and trusted. So since He does not change it is accurate today to say that He STILL does not desire His children to eat or partake from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The thing is many times this is done unintentionally by well meaning believers and preachers. Sometimes they do this because its what they were taught by the men of women of God in their lives and error begets error if not corrected. But we are not required to listen to or walk in error or man’s opinion. We are instructed and expected to walk in The Gospel the Good News because we are not Old Testament saints, we are New Testament believers.
I want to make something very clear here about being a believer. Being a believer does not just mean you believe. It means KNOWING that that is WHO and WHAT YOU ARE!!! You are a believer. Believing is actually your full-time job. Whatever you do for work is a part time job at best but your full-time job is being WHO and WHAT you are A BELIEVER or as the Word of God sometimes puts it in accurate translations your are a BELIEVING ONE.
So that those who are believing ones are being blessed in company with believing Abraham. Genesis 3:9 Kenneth Wuest Translation
Abraham was and is a ‘believing one’ and since the Bible calls Abraham the father of our faith that makes us a believing one as well thru Christ Jesus. I want to share a truth that Lord recently showed me. I noticed that in many cases when some preachers bring up the good that God has done for you based on the Word of God they will partner it with evil. Keep in mind in 99% of the cases this is not intentional, it just how people teach and tend to talk. Here’s an example: “When the doctor gives you a bad report, look to the Word. You get in trouble, look to the Word.” Do you see how the teaching puts in a person’s mind that evil should trigger a response with the Word? There seems to be a tying in of The Word which is good with evil: a disease, or a problem. This should not be. The Bible says the just shall live by faith and that we are to live with a confident expectation of good. Even deeper we are suppose to choose LIFE and be LIFE focused not problem or death or evil focused.
See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil; Deuteronomy 30:15 KJV
The Word says we have a choice then later it tells you to choose LIFE. We have to get out of this mindset of expecting evil too in this life when Psalms 23 says, “Surely(or ONLY) goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.” If the Word says it we can have it.
The desire of the righteous is only good: Proverbs 11:23 KJV
…but the desire of the righteous shall be granted. Proverbs 10:24 KJV
We must come to a place of seeing a life of only good and peace and prosperity. There are people in the Old Covenant that experienced this and we have a better covenant than they do. Look at what the Lord gave to Solomon and Jabez and they were not even born again.
But now the LORD my God hath given me rest on every side, so that there is neither adversary nor evil occurrent. I Kings 5:4 KJV
And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested. I Chronicles 4:10 KJV
You cannot tell me we cannot live a life of Heaven on Earth when I see it in the Word. To settle for anything less is to partially waste Jesus”s precious sacrifice and God the Fathers precious gift. Determine to HAVE LIFE and have it in SUPER ABUNDANCE!! This is what Jesus said He came to give.
I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. John 10:10 KJV
All the blessed to you! Shalom!!!