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Genesis Chapter 3

(Genesis 3:1)
Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
  • Notice the subtilty in simply questioning and casting doubt on what God said to Eve
  • Notice also he said it to Eve, not Adam, who got the firsthand command and passed it to Eve
  • Was Adam absent? Nearby?
  • Did they know about the identity of the serpent?
  • Could other animals also talk?
(Acts 13:10)
And said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?

(2 Corinthians 11:3)
But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

(2 Corinthians 11:14)
And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.

(Luke 10:18)
And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.

(Genesis 3:2)
And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
  • So far so good
  • She seems neither surprised nor afraid that a serpent is talking to her.
(Genesis 3:3)
But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
  • She is literally thinking she is quoting God verbatim
  • He never said not to touch it. He, in fact, said the exact opposite
  • Eve is adding to the Word of God

ADAM CREATED, COMMANDED

(Genesis 2:7)
And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

(Genesis 2:15-17)
And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: 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.

WOMAN FORMED AFTER

(Genesis 2:21)
And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

(1 Timothy 2:12-14)
But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.

(2 Corinthians 11:3)
But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

(Genesis 3:4)
And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
  • The enemy knew the command also, as he was there in the Garden
  • One word is changed, added and the serpent subtly tells Eve she either heard God wrong, or misunderstood Him- but for sure anything that will get them to eat from THAT tree is what is necessary
  • Ask yourself........why would satan want them to eat from that tree? Why would he care at all anyways? What is that to him?
  • Is it possible that the serpent thought that he would win man over to his side and gain his allegiance?
(Psalms 37:32)
The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him.

(Ezekiel 28:13-15)
Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.

(Isaiah 14:12-15)
How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.

(Revelation 20:2)
And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,

(Genesis 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.

  • God said "thou shalt surely die"; He said nothing of the eyes being opened, being as gods, just dying
  • The name of the tree is the knowledge of good and evil, not "apple", cherry", "orange", "pecan"-which should have been a warning to them
(Genesis 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.

(Genesis 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.
  • It was edible, pretty
  • It was "desired" to make one wise, but the wisdom that comes from it is only worldly wisdom, not godly wisdom.....this was all in Eve's mind
  • Eve was deceived; Adam ate willingly, willfully,since he was given the command
(1 John 2:16)
For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

(1 Timothy 2:12-14)
But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.

(2 Corinthians 11:3)
But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

(Genesis 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.
  • The knowledge of nakedness is the first thing mentioned
  • The knowledge brings shame which must be dealt with
  • The fig leaves today are not the same as the Pre-Flood ones
(Genesis 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.
  • They are hearing the voice of the shepherd
  • The fig leaves are not enough to hide themselves totally, just their nakedness
  • They wish they could hide altogether from the LORD
(Proverbs 15:3[KJV])
The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good. (Job 34:21)
For his eyes are upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his goings. (Proverbs 5:21)
For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and he pondereth all his goings. (Jeremiah 16:17)
For mine eyes are upon all their ways: they are not hid from my face, neither is their iniquity hid from mine eyes. (Jeremiah 32:19)
Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for thine eyes are open upon all the ways of the sons of men: to give every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings: (2 Chronicles 16:9)
For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.

(Genesis 3:9)
And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?
  • Time to fess up.
  • God knows where they are at all times.
  • He still desires fellowship with the first couple, even though they have disobeyed.
  • This same pursuit continues today
(John 4:23)
But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.

(Genesis 3:10)
And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
  • Previously he would have heard the LORD'S voice and come to have fellowship
  • Previously he would not be afraid
  • Previously he did not know what nakedness was, which is why they never tried to cover it
  • Previously he would not have hidden
(Genesis 3:11)
And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?
  • "Where are you" is now "What did you do?"......more confession
  • Adam was responsible, so he is questioned first
  • Again, without someone telling them they were naked, they did not even realize it, without sin present
  • God repeats the command, and no place does it say again that they should not touch it at all
(Genesis 3:12)
And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.
  • Man blames both God and his wife. God gave her this wife, and she gave him the fruit
  • Adam claims innocence (not my fault), and guilt (that I did eat)
  • So in essence, "I ate and it is not my fault"
(Genesis 3:13)
And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
  • The LORD asks the woman second, to confess,because she was deceived, and Adam was not
  • The woman gets it right, but takes no blame for being deceived
(2 Timothy 3:13)
But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

(Genesis 3:14) And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:
  • No questioning necessary, because the enemy is already a fallen creature, sinful, evil
  • Asking any questions would have brought a lie anyways
John 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.

(Genesis 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 enemy will hate Israel (enmity between thee and the woman)
  • The enemy will hate Jesus Christ (enmity between thy seed and her seed)
  • The enemy will suffer a fatal blow at the Cross (it shall bruise thy head)
  • The enemy will attempt to deal a fatal blow to the Messiah, and fail (thou shalt bruise his heel)
  • While it is possible that the serpent thought that he would win man over to his side and gain his allegiance, it turns out the opposite result came out of the fall

THE ENEMY WILL HATE ISRAEL (ENMITY BETWEEN THEE AND THE WOMAN)

All throughout Jewish history, in the Bible and after it, the enemy has tried desperately to destroy her:

(Esther 3:6-10)
And he thought scorn to lay hands on Mordecai alone; for they had shewed him the people of Mordecai: wherefore Haman sought to destroy all the Jews that were throughout the whole kingdom of Ahasuerus, even the people of Mordecai. In the first month, that is, the month Nisan, in the twelfth year of king Ahasuerus, they cast Pur, that is, the lot, before Haman from day to day, and from month to month, to the twelfth month, that is, the month Adar.
And Haman said unto king Ahasuerus, There is a certain people scattered abroad and dispersed among the people in all the provinces of thy kingdom; and their laws are diverse from all people; neither keep they the king's laws: therefore it is not for the king's profit to suffer them.
If it please the king, let it be written that they may be destroyed: and I will pay ten thousand talents of silver to the hands of those that have the charge of the business, to bring it into the king's treasuries.
And the king took his ring from his hand, and gave it unto Haman the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, the Jews' enemy.

(Revelation 12:1-5)
And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.

ADOLF HITLER

As for the Jews, well, I can tell you quite frankly that one way or another we have to put an end to them. The Fuhrer once put it this way: if the combined forces of Judaism should again succeed in unleashing a world war, that would mean the end of the Jews in Europe. ...I urge you: Stand together with me ... on this idea at least: Save your sympathy for the German people alone. Don't waste it on anyone else in the world, ... I would therefore be guided by the basic expectation that they are going to disappear. They have to be gotten rid of. At present I am involved in discussions aimed at having them moved away to the east. In January there is going to be an important meeting in Berlin to discuss this question. I am going to send State Secretary Dr. Buhler to this meeting. It is scheduled to take place in the offices of the RSHA in the presence of Obergruppenführer Heydrich. Whatever its outcome, a great Jewish emigration will commence. But what is going to happen to these Jews? Do you imagine there will be settlement villages for them in the Ostland? In Berlin we were told: Why are you making all this trouble for us? There is nothing we can do with them here in the Ostland or in the Reich Commissariat. Liquidate them yourselves! ... Here are 3.5 million Jews that we can't shoot, we can't poison. But there are some things we can do, and one way or another these measures will successfully lead to a liquidation. They are related to the measures under discussion with the Reich.... Where and how this will all take place will be a matter for offices that we will have to establish and operate here. I will report to you on their operation at the appropriate time.[9]

THE ENEMY WILL HATE JESUS CHRIST (ENMITY BETWEEN THY SEED AND HER SEED)HIS PHYSICAL BODY MUST BE DESTROYED

(Matthew 2:16-18)
Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently enquired of the wise men. Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.

(John 19:15)
But they cried out, Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar.

(Luke 23:21-24)
But they cried, saying, Crucify him, crucify him. And he said unto them the third time, Why, what evil hath he done? I have found no cause of death in him: I will therefore chastise him, and let him go. And they were instant with loud voices, requiring that he might be crucified. And the voices of them and of the chief priests prevailed. And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they required.

HIS SPIRITUAL BODY MUST BE DESTROYED

(Acts 9:1-5)
And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest, And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem. And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven: And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.

THE BRUISING OF THE HEAD OF THE ENEMY

(Luke 10:18)
And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.

(Revelation 12:9)
And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

(Revelation 20:10)
And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

THOU SHALT BRUISE HIS HEEL

(Psalms 16:10)
For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

(Matthew 28:6)
He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.

(Mark 16:6)
And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.

(Luke 24:6)
He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee,

(John 20:1-10)
The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre. Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him.
Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre. So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre. And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in. Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie, And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself.
Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw, and believed. For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead. Then the disciples went away again unto their own home.

(1 Corinthians 15:55)
O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

(Genesis 3:16)
Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.

  • Pain in childbirth? Here is the reason. Women's physical issues? It starts here.
  • Eternal battle of the spouses in marriage? It starts here.
(Genesis 3:17)
And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;
  • He hearkened unto his wife instead of God He brought on the curse to the universe, the

Second Law of Thermodynamics

He was not deceived; Eve was, which is the greater sin-willful defiance not caused by deception

(Genesis 3:18)
Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;
  • The once lush greenery which was safe, easy to work with was suddenly going to become modified to be tough, thorny, difficult, arduous
(Genesis 3:19)
In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
  • Work will be hard, man will sweat in the heat of the day
  • Man will henceforth die, with a 100% death rate
  • Genesis 2:17 is fulfilled
(Genesis 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.

(Genesis 3:20)
And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.
  • Mother of all living, meaning she was not born, but created directly by God's Hand
(Genesis 3:21)
Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.
  • This was an animal sacrifice, before the command to eat meats, before the Law was given on sacrifices
  • For Adam and Eve to see this and have to wear this would have been a stark reminder of sin and death and the fall, the curse, the disobedience, the shame of nakedness, the punishment
(Genesis 3:22)
And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:
  • Mankind without God does not on his own know good and evil, he simply is unaware of it
  • This is one of the most merciful thoughts a loving God could have done, forgotten or not realized by so many
(Genesis 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.

(Romans 7:9)
For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died.

(Genesis 3:23)
Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.
  • If God had not decided to stop man from eating from the tree of life here.........
  • Man would have lived forever in this fallen state
(Genesis 3:24)
So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
  • God knew that man would forever seek to eat of the tree of eternal life and find the "fountain of youth" on earth, to seek immortality
  • Wisdom is currently our best "tree of life"
(Proverbs 3:13, 18)
Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding......
.....She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.

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