Rev 18:4  And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

Joh 6:39  And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.




Gen 2:17  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.

E:1 GOD’S Divine Will – Directives To Obedience
Act 5:29  Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.
GOD gave Adam clear “Directives” when HE placed him in the Garden of Eden.
See >> ADAM & EVE. <<

It was not an opportunity for selection of a Preference as when GOD brought the newly created animals to him for naming. At that “Opportunity” GOD brought the newly created animals to Adam as a Possession of Mankind’s Dominion and Permitted him to Choose a name according to their Nature utilizing his Spiritual Intuition and his Spiritual Knowledge which was Spiritual Wisdom, given to him through his Spiritual Fellowship with GOD, and Worship and Right Relationship to GOD.


A Commandment, Not A Choice
GOD did not simply place Man in the Garden and then tell him not to sin. He was exact in HIS Directives; in HIS Commandments; in teaching Mankind Obedience whereby he would maintain his State of Blessedness which is the Progression to Spiritual Perfection.

GOD told Adam not to eat the Forbidden Fruit of the Interdicted Tree, it was not a choice, it was a Direct Order, an Injunction and a Commandment. A Commandment is to be Obeyed without the use of Discretion. A Commandment is GOD’S Will. GOD gave man a Will and gave him the Choice of Obeying HIM. Choice does not Negate the Commandment. Making a Choice involved the act of Choosing; the voluntary act of selecting or separating from two or more Options, that which is Preferred; or the Determination of the Mind in Preferring one thing to another. GOD gave Man the Rational Will to Obey HIM with the Commandment to do the Will of the Sovereign LORD of his Life and of his Earthly Dominion. Man’s responsibility was to Believe, Trust, Depend and Obey GOD. Man, however, did none of these things but the complete opposite and caused his downward descent into the Kingdom of Darkness and the World of Sin.

Man’s only choice, in Reality, was Life or Death. To obey GOD was Life. To Disobey God was Death. The Liar, Satan – the devil, told them otherwise. The Lie of godhood deceived Mankind into thinking he could depend on and sustain himself.

Joh_8:44  Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

Note: Although GOD created Mankind as a Rational Being, HE did not Presume HE would know Right from Wrong. HE informed and taught Man what was Right, what was Wrong and what HE expected of him. GOD Explained there would be Negative Consequences if Mankind did not Obey HIS Commandments and HIS Directives. The Consequences, if he Disobeyed the Divine Cosmic Law of GOD, was Death, the Loss of Life and all that Sustains it and all that Consist within it.

Act_17:28  For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

Col_1:17  And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

Mankind may not have known exactly what Death was but he knew it would be the Negative Result if he Disobeyed GOD; he knew GOD did not Desire him to have, use or eat of the Fruit of  the Interdicted Tree; he knew GOD did not want him to Die; he knew it was the Antithesis to Good; that it was Diametrically Opposed to GOD’S Will and that the “Act of eating of the “Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil” and using his Self Will was in Opposition to GOD’S Will and would not Please GOD as his Sovereign LORD. See the Series – >> Unbelief & Disobedience << 

Good & Better
At this time in Man’s Experience, he had a “Knowledge of Good and Better” because he had experienced Life with and Life without Eve, meaning the time before she was created by GOD, and the Quality of his Life afterwards. So he had a sense of Comparative Choice, Relationship and Relativity. He was not totally ignorant of Comparative Reasoning, he was created a Rational being as Evidenced in his naming of the animals which to this day carry their names except for “newly discovered” animals which still, however, Conform to Species, Branch, Class, Genus, Family, Group, Order, etc as presently determined by Mankind’s Science of Zoology, including those animals which have become Extinct.

You Must Choose
Most individuals have a sense of right and wrong but each must Learn what GOD Considers Right & Wrong and each individual has to make their Choice to Follow CHRIST and to Obey GOD’S Will. See the Articles – >> You Must Choose. <<  and Relationship & Relativity

The first step is to Believe and Trust in GOD instead of the World which Supports the Carnal Concept of Life and Living, the Antithesis and the Diametric Opposition to the Spiritual Concept of Life and Living, Given and Supported by GOD. See the Series – >> The Carnal Deception <<

You Can Not Serve Two Masters
Mat 6:24  No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

CHRIST, the Lord taught the utter impossibility of “Loving and Serving the Carnal World” with the Carnal things influenced by the Lusts of the Mind and Flesh and “Loving GOD and the Spiritual things of GOD” with the Spiritual influences of the HOLY GHOST/SPIRIT at the same time. In other words, a Man of the Carnal World, a Man with a Carnal Mind who Lusts after the Carnal things of the World, cannot be a Disciple of CHRIST, a Person with a Spiritual Mind or a Child of GOD, a Believer. He who gives his Heart, Love or Friendship to the World Robs GOD and becomes the Enemy of GOD, the True Possessor of all Life and all that Consist. See >> Whom Will You Serve? <<

Jas 4:4  Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

Rom 8:7  Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

Enmity is the Quality of being an Enemy; the opposite of Friendship; it is ill will; Hatred; unfriendly Dispositions; Malevolence. It expresses more than Aversion and less than Malice, and Differs from Displeasure in denoting a Fixed or Rooted Hatred, whereas displeasure is more Transient. There is Enmity between the Kingdom of Light. and the Kingdom of  Darkness which is comprised of the >> Two Divisions of Mankind. <<

Gen 3:15  And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

The Carnal Enemy and Adversary of Man, the devil, the prince and god of this World, has the Power of Death which is the Culmination of Wickedness and Iniquity, the Spiritual Enemies of Mankind which result in Death, because the End Result, the Wages or Reward of Sin is Death.

Jas_1:15  Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.

Rom_6:23  For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Sin, the cares and lures of the World, and every Spiritual Enemy are the devices the devil uses to beguile Mankind and he causes “blindness” in the mind of the Unbeliever, his Victims, who are those who are without the Protection and Shield of the HOLY GHOST/HOLY SPIRIT. 

2Co 4:4  In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

CHRIST came into the World to bring Light into the World; and to Judge and Destroy the devil. HE became Incarnated; was Born of Flesh & Blood; made Man; made under the Law; Fulfilled the Law (of Moses); Abolished the >> Old Covenant << and Ushered in the Spiritual Dispensation and the >> New Covenant << which is called – the >> New Testament. <<

Heb_8:13  In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.

Heb_8:7  For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second.

Mat_26:28  For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
Mar_14:24  And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many.
Luk_22:20  Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.

The Mercy of GOD – The Spiritual Dispensation
During the beginning Stages of the Spiritual Dispensation CHRIST Performed HIS Ministry, Healing the sick; Healing and Binding up the Broken-hearted; Teaching the Nation of Israel’s Lost Sheep the Commandments of GOD; and Teaching the Truth of the Gospel of the Kingdom of GOD/Heaven to the poor. CHRIST came to Partake and Suffer Death as the Son of Man and as the SON of GOD to Resurrect from the Dead Conquering Death and Sin; Ascended to HIS Throne; led Captivity Captive, giving Gifts to HIS People; and to Destroy him that had the Power of           Death, that is the devil (Satan).

Gal 4:3  Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world:
Gal_4:4  But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law.

Luk_4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

Joh 16:11  Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.

Luk 4:18  The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
Luk 4:19  To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

Heb 2:14  Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;d.

Psa_68:18  Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them.
Eph_4:8  Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.

See >> CHRIST To Destroy the Devil and the Devil’s Works << | >> The Eternal CHRIST << | >> The Works of CHRIST <<

You Can Not Serve GOD & Mammon
In snatching at the shadow of Earthly things, Man loses Substantial and Eternal Blessedness which is Continual Progression to Perfection in GOD and Joy Everlasting. This was Demonstrated by CHRIST when the young rich Man came to CHRIST and asked what good thing he should do to have Eternal Life. He was under the Influence of the Law of Moses, the Law of Works and he wanted to find out what he could do to Effect Eternal Life, which no man can do except CHRIST. He was willing to do just about anything except the only thing he Could do which was to Give up All and follow CHRIST.

Mat 19:16  And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?
Mat 19:17  And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.

Mat 19:21  Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.
Mat 19:22  But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.

The young rich man had the desire to hear CHRIST and Obey HIS Commandments until it interfered with his Love for his Carnal Riches and his Lifestyle. He had to choose between GOD and Mammon and although it “sorrowed” him, he chose not to follow CHRIST or sell his possessions. He had his Version of Truth and Reality of himself as being “on the right road” but inwardly or intuitively he knew he lacked something or he would not have sought CHRIST. He believed CHRIST knew the Truth but when he heard it, he could not Obey HIM, he believed it demanded too much of him.

He had a Carnal Mind and his Carnal Reasoning stipulated why he should not follow CHRIST. He could not give up his Carnal Worldly riches. To give up what CHRIST dictated would mean Renouncing his Carnal Possessions; his Worldly Status; his Influence; his Reputation; his Self Image; his Comfort; his Future as he saw it, and suddenly, Eternal Life was not the Priority of his Life anymore. He interpreted what he thought was Right and decided to Hold on to his Riches and chose the Act of Self Will and the Carnal Concept of Life – Mammon.

Mat 19:24  And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

Delusion – The Carnal Deception
Luk 16:13  No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

Mankind was beguiled because he had Listened to the serpent whose Concept of Life was in complete Disharmony with GOD’S Concept of Life for Mankind. Adam/Mankind contemplated an external source of information, and developed the Concept of Two Possible Realities in his Mind that were Diametrically Opposed. One was the Truth and the other was a Lie, a Carnal Deception.

Gen 3:4  And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:

See the Series –
>> The Carnal Deception’s Series’ Segment  – Unbelief/Delusion <<

Adam & Eve had limited information but the information they had was sufficient if they had remained in GOD’S Will; if they had kept their Belief in GOD, and was in Obedience to GOD’S Will. But as Biblical History has shown, Mankind did not Believe or Rely on GOD, did not Depend on HIM but on themselves and did not Obey HIM.

See >> Unbelief  and Disobedience <<

They made the wrong Decision and the wrong Choice when they disobeyed GOD. In doing so they chose another Master to serve. CHRIST has stipulated we can not serve two masters, we will serve one and despise the other, Love one and hate the other. See  >> Rulers of the Kingdoms <<

Gen 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.

See  >> Whom Will You Serve? <<

The Lie of Godhood
Mankind was lied to by the serpent (the devil). He told them that GOD had lied to them, had ulterior motives for telling them not to eat of the Fruit and if they ate the Fruit they would be as gods which implied they would be in complete control of their Life. He told them they could be their own Master (as a god/godhood) and create their own Reality. Man decided to interpret what he felt was Right for himself, to be his own Authority, not based on what his Creator had taught him but from what he had heard from another External source and he decided to Exercise his own Will.

Gen 3:5  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.

Sin – The Corruption of Life
Man created his own interpretation of what was Right according to his own Mind, Will and Purpose and consciously decided to disobey GOD. We can not Profess Love to GOD and Deliberately Choose to Disobey, Disrespect and Dishonor HIM. Man had in fact Renounced GOD as their GOD, Master and LORD. The Scriptures do not Depict any further Action from GOD at that particular moment in Time. The Scriptures do dictate that after their sin had taken place
“their eyes were opened”, imiplying it was the Operation of the Act of the Sin, the Operation of the Fruit or both as a Singular Action and knew it to be the result of Loss and not Gain.

Gen 3:7  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.

What happened to them appears to have been a Logical Moral Digression, an Operation that followed the Sinful Act. After they ate the Fruit their Reality became Infected with Sin and Corruption which was the Depravity; Perversion and Deterioration of Truth, Moral Principles, the Loss of Innocence and Purity and the Loss of Integrity of the Reality of Truth, Good and GOD. See the Series >> the CARNAL DECEPTION  Parts I – VI <<

Corruption of Truth and Reality
The Reality Mankind had known became defiled by the Corruption of Sin as their eyes became opened and began to know the Duality of Good and Evil. Prior to their sin, they had known only Good in their Innocence, after sin the concept of Singular Reality became Corrupted by Duality which was added to their Concept of Life and they realized the serpent had lied to them through Deceit, a Malefic Act to Ensnare them. These things became known to them through the Operation of their act of sin and/or the Operation of the Fruit and its Seeds of Sin. They may not have known what “you will surely die” would entail, but after their sin, they Anticipated it and Feared it; they had Lost their Joy and their Peace which was replaced by Fear (being Afraid) and Enmity.

Fear is a Painful Emotion or Passion excited by an Expectation of Evil, or the Apprehension of Impending Danger. Fear Expresses less apprehension than dread, and dread less than Terror and Fright. The Force of this passion, beginning with the most moderate degree, may be thus expressed, Fear, Dread, Terror, Fright. Fear is accompanied with a desire to avoid or ward off the expected Evil. Fear is an uneasiness of Mind, upon the Thought of Future Evil likely to befall us. Fear, then, is the Passion of our nature which excites us to provide for our Security, on the approach of evil which was Evidenced by Adam & Eve hiding themselves from GOD among the trees.

Gen_3:8  And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.

Gen_3:10  And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.

See >> (Sin) The Corruption of Joy <<

The Loss of Joy
Instead of anticipating GOD’S visit in Joy, as in the past, they waited in the Painful Expectation of Fear. What was innocent became vile and they began to know the “Seeds of the Interdicted Fruit”: Guilt; Nakedness; Fear; Shame; Secrecy; Blame; Lies; Error; Deviant Emotions and Passions; Opposition; Pain and Suffering; and the opposites to all they had known prior to their sin.  Some of these “Evil seeds” almost totally Annihilated the Good because of Corruption, where there could be no Co-Existence of the two just as there can be no Communion between the Light of Holiness and the >> Darkness of Sin; << The Kingdom of Light & The Kingdom of Darkness; the CHRIST or the devil. >> You Must Choose. <<

2Co 6:14  Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

See >> Rulers of the Kingdoms <<

Before sin, Mankind only knew Love, Joy, Peace, its Fruits and its Seeds. After the Corruption of sin they hid themselves from GOD in Fear. They no longer knew the Singular Reality of Truth, Blessedness and complete Joy, their Minds were enslaved by their sin and they were no longer Free. They had become the Servants of sin and they were in Bondage to sin.  

Joh 8:34  Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.
Rom 6:16  Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?

1Pe 4:17  For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?

There was not a choice or preference to be made in Adam’s situation when he was given the Directive and Commandments, so it was clear Rebellion; he disobeyed GOD’S orders; HIS Commandment not to eat the Fruit of the interdicted tree; he resisted GOD’S Commandment and followed his own Self Will. Making a decision or selecting a preference is to bear in advance, in the mind, Affections or Choice or to regard something more than another or to Honor or Esteem one thing Above Another.

Contempt of Authority
GOD gave Mankind a Will and told him to obey HIM, to Honor HIM as HIS Sovereign LORD. To Disobey HIM meant to Dishonor HIM. This is what was placed in Mankind’s own  Power. Choosing to Disobey is Contempt of Authority; in this situation the Authority was GOD and Adam & Eve esteemed Satan more than GOD. They chose to Believe the serpent so they could Pursue their Self Will and their Self Purpose, which they valued higher than GOD’S Purpose and Will, for their own Personal Selfish Gain.

They wanted to Appease their Lust “to Know” and the Lust for “godhood”. Contempt, in Human Law, is disobedience of the rules and orders of Authority, which is a Punishable Offense ranging from Pecuniary fines of a Civilian to a Soldier being shot and Killed for not following a Superior Officer’s orders, especially on the Battlefield. Adam’s offense was comparatively the equivalent of all the above and Man received the Death Penalty for the Sin of Disobedience and all it entailed.

Rom 6:16  Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?

Commandment vs Choice
GOD did not place two choices in front of Adam and Eve and Command them to Choose one. GOD impressed upon them that the particular “Tree and its Interdicted Fruit” were to be avoided and said, Danger! Do not Contemplate! Refrain! Do not Eat! Elude! It is Sorrow! It is Death! That was an Injunction!

The penalty of sin, death and the consequences which caused the alienation from GOD, was not for choosing an alternative, but for Unbelief in GOD and for refusal to Obey GOD as the Sovereign GOD and LORD; for the sin of disobedience; for choosing to Obey the devil (Satan) and in Principle chose him as the god of his World which also made them guilty of Spiritual Adultery which is Idolatry. He who commits sin is a servant/slave of sin and Man’s mind became enslaved in the World of sin; Spiritual blindness; Perplexity and Confusion. This was the beginning of the influence of the devil’s Power of Darkness over Mankind.

2Co 4:4  In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

Luk 22:53  When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched forth no hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.

The sin of disobedience of Adam and Eve caused all of Mankind to be born Spiritually Dead in Sin; Born into Slavery; Born in Bondage to Sin; having Minds that are Naturally (Carnally), ignorant of the Holiness of GOD; being the servants of the devil; having their Minds Blinded by him; Living a Carnal Concept of Life in ignorance and in Spiritual Blindness and Darkness until Called into the Spiritual Light of CHRIST.

The Mercy of GOD
Joh 3:16  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

GOD in HIS Infinite Mercy and Grace sent HIS SON into the World to bring Light into the World to Save HIS People, HIS Children. HE came to give HIS People Light that they may be delivered from the Power of Darkness and after Spiritual Conversion through being Born Again of the HOLY GHOST/SPIRIT and throughthe Rebirth, Regeneration and Restoration of the SPIRIT of GOD, Indwelling within us, we are Reconciled to GOD and Translated into the Kingdom of HIS dear SON.

Col 1:13  Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:

Joh 12:46  I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.

The Gospel of the Kingdom of GOD/Heaven Preached during the Ushering in of  the Spiritual Dispensation by JESUS CHRIST turned the Minds of Mankind from the outward Carnal Ordinances of the Old Covenant to the inward Spiritual Principles of the Gospel of GOD/Heaven, the New Testament, that we may Worship GOD in Spirit and in Truth.

Joh 4:24  God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

See the continuing Part of this study in GOD’S DIVINE WILL (Thy Will Be Done) – >> The Perfect Obedience of CHRIST. <<