Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The tree of knowledge (Its devastating truth)

Why do some people prosper and others struggle at things? Ever hear the saying “they tapped into the vein?” Even if you don’t believe there is a God, you can tap into this vein. Believing God created everything isn’t necessary. Religion is man-made. Jesus spoke of no religion, only relationship. Relationship within a body of believers. That doesn’t change His principles though. Wither you believe in God or not, it doesn’t change God. He is Who He is. The word of God is true. Many people use the principles without even knowing they are contained within the word. Share and share a like, do good, give etc all come from the word. In the world today you hear or read people are calling it “Karma”, when really it’s again in the word; you will reap what you sow.

People who tap in to a principle of God’s word and apply it, prosper. The principles, precepts, statues and law are all apart of God’s creation. He created all things with His character.
 [Jhn 1:1-3, 14 KJV 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. ... 14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.]
[Gen 1:3 KJV And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.] Each time God spoke (His word), His character became creation. The very promise of “give and it shall be given unto you” is part of His creation. When people tap into His character (principles), they begin to flow in His current. It, whatever “it” is, works.

[Heb 11:3 KJV Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.] God uses His creation to explain His spiritual meaning. [Rom 1:20] [Gen 2:9 KJV And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.] Two natural and two spiritual. We still have all four trees. Those that we see and build from, those that produce fruits are the two natural trees. The tree of the knowledge of good and evil is mankind and the tree of life is Jesus Himself. This is a long study if you don’t know the trees. You can email us with questions and we will get back to you.
However there is a great deception in all this. God made man in His image knowing both good and evil. We as humans tend to evil and have to be taught good. The conscience of a human is the part of good set into us by being created in the image of God. This is why you have some “good” people and some that just go the way of evil. But this good isn’t good enough to have a real relationship with God. It’s a self-righteousness. Your purpose in life isn’t to tap into His character flow and have a “good” life. God is good and anything that is really good (by God’s standards, not mans) is from God. You can tap into His goodness and be hell bound. You can tap into many of His veins (precepts, statues, laws and principles) and miss the whole purpose of you being born. Oh but you’re a good person. But are you the bride?

When you tap into the light, darkness flees. When you live in darkness, you struggle. Walk into a dark room without light. If you’ve never been there, you’ll use every one of your senses to protect you as you wonder around in the dark. Same thing in life. You will go to schools, join clubs, watch movies, attend events and on, wondering what you like, don’t like and how you want to live your life. From birth until you die, you’ll search for purpose in your life. You’ll reach for more and more things to bring a sense of success. You’ll ask yourself what your life means. You’ll wondering if this is it or as the saying goes “try to live life to its fullest.” But you’re wondering around in darkness until you reach His light. Each vein you tap into brings a “sense” of good to your conscience. Helping a stranger out. Donating to a charity. Even going to church and accepting the Lord as your personal savior will bring a good feeling. We are the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. You’ve tapped into some of His character, even proclaim Him to be Lord of your life; where is the cross then? Jesus said if you believe on Me as the scriptures have said out of your belly shall flow rivers of living water. If you believe He is your Lord, why don’t know Him? He said without holiness no man shall see God. That you need to take up your cross and follow Him. What about repenting of your sin and being baptized in Jesus name and filled with the Holy Ghost; evidence of speaking in tongues as the bible teaches.

[Mat 7:21-24 KJV Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:]

The devastating truth is that we as the tree of knowledge of good and evil can justify ourselves as good enough. We can prosper, we can be called a good person and do many works in the flesh. We can believe that we are loved just the way we are and saved. I’ve had people say to me that they are a good person, period and that’s enough to go to heaven. Or they have an understanding with God. But the word of God doesn’t back that up. [Isa 64:6 KJV But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.]

God has made Himself available to you. But it will always be on His terms, not yours. Jesus is the greatest love of all and He offers more than this world could ever comprehend. But He said if a man isn’t born again of the water and the spirit, he will in no wise enter into the kingdom. He has a covenant that He has terms to. If you want to be His bride, it’s more than just tapping into character creation. It’s tapping into His heartbeat. The only way to do that is faith in His word through obedience.

I personally love Truth and I don’t like being lied to. We offer search for Truth classes for this very purpose. The lies are out there and only the word of God can dispel a lie. As long as you have breath and a willingness to pick up your cross, you can learn how to become the bride of Jesus.

Submitted by: Tina Marie