#7125 The American Wisdom Series
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Eve's Two Seeds

Understanding who the Kenites are, and identifying them is the important part in understanding the "Key of David." 

The book of Revelation chapters two and three discussed seven churches that will exist in the end times. Of these seven churches, only two had the "Key of David", and could identify the "blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan".

Those two churches are the churches of Smyrna and Philadelphia. They know who the Kenites are, and God blesses them for their understanding.

Before we look at the results of Eve's sin, we must understand what happened in the Garden of Eden, to cause this sin to come about.

Genesis 3:1, 2, 3 "Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he [Satan, as the serpent] said unto the woman, "Yea, hath God said, `Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden'? " [1] "And the woman said unto the serpent, "We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the Garden: 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.' " [2, 3]

The serpent and the trees represent men, and the reference to "beast" also includes men, in fact God called Himself the Evergreen tree, or fir tree in Ezekiel 31:8. Satan had many titles as we read in Revelation 20:2; "And He laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan," so Satan is the person called the serpent here in Genesis 3 because he was more subtle than any other form of mankind. He was created in the perfect pattern, full of wisdom and understanding as we shall cover in our study later.

When Satan asked the question to Eve, "Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the Garden?" He was not asking the question for the sake of inquiring, but to draw her attention to the matter, like the questions asked by a slick car salesman. The purpose of the question is to break down the resistance of the client so they will buy the goods. The key to overcoming the mental barrier of a person is by telling a series of half truths so they will accept what you say, where by twisting their mind so that they will go along with what they are trying to sell to them.

Satan's quotation of God, "Ye shall not eat of every tree of the Garden?" is stated in the form of a lie from what God actually stated in Genesis 2:16, 17. The exception to "every tree" was, "...but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat." This was Satan's first utterance of Scripture, and it shows from the start his opposition to God's Word. God's Word from the first earth age sentenced Satan to death, and that is why only he is called the "son of perdition.

Satan took God's Word "Thou shalt surly die", and in the confusion of twisting the Word of God, Satan states "lest ye die". By the way, are we talking about apple trees here, and apples as the fruit of Eve's sin? No, we are talking about the man Satan, and the woman Eve. The fruit that comes from the union of man and women are not apples, but children. Paul referred to this seduction of Eve in II Corinthians 11:3; "But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his suability, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ." In other words stay within the Word of God.

The word "beguiled" in the Greek is # 1818; "exapatao, from #1537 and #538, to seduce wholly, to beguile" and of course this is in reference to sexual union. The point Paul is making is that Christians should not lose their "virginity" as Eve did, by being wholly seduced by the serpent [Satan].

Genesis 3:6 "And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and the 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."

Are we talking about apple trees and apples here? 

Don't be silly; this is talking about a man

deceiving a woman into sexual relations, 

and her husband taking part with her also.

The seed from any sexual union bares babies, not apples. Once you get over this traditional nonsense of apples, then you can start to understand who the Kenites are, where they came from and what their purpose in the Scriptures is.

We are seeing the first prophecy concerning the coming of

the Messiah and His sacrificial offering made by his death

on the cross.

By the sexual act of Satan and then with Adam, Eve conceived two seeds and produced twins; Cain’s father was Satan, and Abel’s father was Adam.

This was the sin in the Garden of Eden.

Follow along with your, Strong's Concordance with numbers and the Smiths Bible Dictionary. Look up the word. "Kenite", # 7014; "Qayin, kah'-yin; (the same as #7013, with a play on #7017); Kajin, the name of the first child, also of a place in Pal. and of an Oriental tribe, Kenite(s)." Lets go to #7017; "Qiyniy, (I Chronicles 2:55 ), Kee-nee'; Patron, from #7014; a Kenite or member of the tribe of Kajin:-Kenite."

The name, "Kenite" is from the family "of the first child, and whose offspring were oriental", and we know from Genesis 4:1 that this first child was Cain. "And Adam knew Eve his wife: and she conceived, and bore Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the Lord." Eve was in a period of innocence here; and in the Hebrew text it states; "ish eth Jehovah". This literal version translates, "With the help of Jehovah".

Genesis 4:2 "And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground."
The Fall of Man.

When God formed Adam and Eve, He placed them in the Garden of Eden and He gave Adam only one rule to live by.
Genesis 2:8 And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. 9  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.

God's one rule for Adam (Chapter 2 verses 16 and 17)  "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.

Rule #1....thou shalt not eat of it; for in the day that thou shall eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

A added rule by Eve (Chapter 3 verse 2 and 3) Genesis 3:2  And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: 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.

Note: In chapter 3 verse 3 Eve added these five words to God's original instructions as recorded in chapter 2. (neither shall ye touch it,) She must have had some special, maybe private, instructions, either from God, or from Adam.

Rule #2, The 5 added words. ...neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die
Note: Eve did not quote Chapter 2 verse 17 correctly, she said,"lest ye die"  but in chapter two, God said, "thou shall surely dye."  

OK, So far we've learned, of 2 specific trees in the garden, one that was good for food; the tree of life, and also in the midst of the garden was the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

There were two trees in the Garden of Eden:---One was "The Tree of Life" (Jesus Christ); His fruit will lead you to ETERNAL LIFE! and the other was "The Tree of the Knowledge of GOOD and EVIL" (Satan); his fruit leads to ETERNAL DEATH!, even though some of it is good. Satan returns to earth, claiming he is God, five months before Christ's return. God is allowing Satan five months on earth as a test for us, to see if we who claim to be Christians really know the difference between What is HOLY and what is PROFANE!--- DON'T FORGET THAT SATAN IS A SUPERNATURAL ARCHANGEL We will be no match for him and his trickery with out "The Seal of God in Our Foreheads". He fooled and seduced Eve in the garden! Don't you be fooled by his good fruit, and worship him as God.--- Watch for the EVIL fruit! Don't have Christ return to find you have already been to bed with Satan! Will you remain spiritually true as a "chaste virgin" and wait for your bridegroom, Jesus Christ, or will you spiritually hop in bed with Satan when he comes to earth performing miracles and claims to be God?  
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There were two trees in the Garden of Eden:---One was "The Tree of Life" (Jesus Christ); His fruit will lead you to ETERNAL LIFE! and the other was "The Tree of the Knowledge of GOOD and EVIL" (Satan); his fruit leads to ETERNAL DEATH!, even though some of it is good. Satan returns to earth, claiming he is God, five months before Christ's return. God is allowing Satan five months on earth as a test for us, to see if we who claim to be Christians really know the difference between What is HOLY and what is PROFANE!--- DON'T FORGET THAT SATAN IS A SUPERNATURAL ARCHANGEL We will be no match for him and his trickery with out "The Seal of God in Our Foreheads". He fooled and seduced Eve in the garden! Don't you be fooled by his good fruit, and worship him as God.--- Watch out for the EVIL fruit! Don't have Christ return to find you have already been to bed with Satan! Will you remain spiritually true as a "chaste virgin" and wait for your bridegroom, Jesus Christ, or will you spiritually hop in bed with Satan when he comes to earth performing miracles and claims to be God?

There are two lessons to be learned here. One is physical, the other is spiritual.
I pray your SPIRITUAL EYES ARE OPEN!


Let's make a few observations
and learn a few things from the "Word of God", which is Jesus, Himself:

John 1:1  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.4  In him was life; and the life was the light of men .5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. 6  There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.7  The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.
8  He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.9  That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.10  He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.11  He came unto his own, and his own received him not.12  But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:13  Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
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.

If you want to be sealed of God? Then go get the unsealed scroll and here is what you do with it! Rev. 10:9 And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.

Yes, Get your Bible! The Word of God is spiritual food and must be eaten daily.

Our daily bread, the Word of God, is.the bread of life.

Jeremiah ate His wordsJeremiah 15:16 Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts.

Ezekiel ate His wordsEzekiel 2:9  And when I looked, behold, an hand was sent unto me; and, lo, a roll of a book was therein;      Ezekiel 3:3 And he said unto me, Son of man, cause thy belly to eat, and fill thy bowels with this roll that I give thee. Then did I eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness.

John ate His wordsRev 10:10 And I took the little book out of the angel's hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.


We need to take a short break right here and learn to see MEN AS TREES WALKING.
With our SPIRITUAL EYES open we'll see "Men as Trees Walking!

From Pamphlet #7027

"See Men as Trees Walking"

Christian, if you are going to get any benefit from reading your Bible, you had better have Christ spit on your eyes like the blind man from Bethsaida!

If Jesus Christ is your Teacher then you are never alone and you will always be able to "clearly see" the correct path to follow. It is by going to Christ and allowing the Word of God to anoint your eyes that you come to know the difference between the Holy and the profane, between the Tree of Life who bears good fruit and leads to life and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil whose fruit leads to death!

Mark 8:22-25 And he cometh to Bethsaida; and they bring a blind man unto Him, and besought Him to touch him.[23] And He took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when He had spit on his eyes, and put His hands upon him, He asked him if he saw ought.[24] And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking.
Christian, do you understand what Christ just did?
He first opened the blind mans spiritual eyes.(Verses 23 and 24) Then, in verse 25 he restores his physical sight.
[25] After that He put His hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly.
Has he opened your spiritual eyes?  
Do you see the men as trees walking?

If you don't, please pray that the Lord teaches you to "see clearly".

One of the first things a man or woman "sees" when touched by the Word of God are the two trees in the garden, the true Christ (Jesus) and the false Christ (Satan)! The rest are blinded according to Romans 11 and cannot discern the difference between the two Christs!

Romans 11:7-8 "What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded [8] (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear; unto this day." 

Do you see?
Trees are used throughout the Bible to symbolize people,

including the children of God, Satan,
Jesus Christ and even God the Father,
who likens Himself to an "evergreen" fir tree in Hosea 14:8.

When the blind man's spiritual eyes were opened he saw men as trees walking!

Do you see the men as trees walking?


OK,  back to our study,  Now, that we've established that the "Word of God" which is the good fruit that one of the two trees in the "Garden of Eden" bears, which Adam and Eve may freely eat, is Jesus Christ,  Let's find out who the other tree is.. Rev. 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

That wasn't hard, The other tree in the midst of the garden, the one Adam and Eve should not listen to (eat his fruit, thereof) is Satan. He would be the tree that leads to death!

That takes care of what (Rule #1) means.

Now how about Rule #2? the added 5 word rule Eve tells us about, from chapter 3 verse 3 ...neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.

We'll go to Strong's concordance to clear up this rule.

Gen 3:3  But of the fruit4480 H6529 of the treeH6086 whichH834 is in the midstH8432 of the garden,H1588 GodH430 hath said,H559 Ye shall notH3808 eatH398 ofH4480 it, neitherH3808 shall ye touchH5060 it, lestH6435 ye die.H4191

H5060 TOUCH
נגע
nâga‛
naw-gah'
A primitive root; properly to touch, that is, lay the hand upon (for any purpose; euphemistically, to lie with a woman); by implication to reach (figuratively to arrive, acquire); violently, to strike (punish, defeat, destroy, etc.): - beat, (X be able to) bring (down), cast, come (nigh), draw near (nigh), get up, happen, join, near, plague, reach (up), smite, strike, touch.

Now, we've cleared that up, Rule #2 means, Don't have sex with that second tree, it bears bad seed! But, it is apparent that Eve was seduced, i.e. did have sex! (I'm not sure exactly what Adam did or how he did it, but it is obvious from chapter 2 verse 25 and chapter 3 verses 6 and 7 that they both participated!)  I guess I'm not street wise enough, to know!

Genesis 2:25  And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

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. 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.

Yes, Tares were planted, right there in the fig grove!
What shall we do about it?

Live Link to->>> The Parables of the Sower and of the Tares

Matthew 13:24  Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: 25  But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. 26  But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. 27  So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? 28  He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? 29  But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. 30  Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

Mat 13:24  AnotherG243 parableG3850 put he forthG3908 unto them,G846 saying,G3004 TheG3588 kingdomG932 of heavenG3772 is likened untoG3666 a manG444 which sowedG4687 goodG2570 seedG4690 inG1722 hisG848 field:G68

Mat 13:25  ButG1161 while menG444 slept,G2518 hisG846 enemyG2190 cameG2064 andG2532 sowedG4687 taresG2215 amongG303 G3319 theG3588 wheat,G4621 andG2532 went his way.G565 

G4690
σπέρμα
sperma
sper'-mah
From G4687; somethng sown, that is, seed (including the male “sperm”); by implication offspring; specifically a remnant (figuratively as if kept over for planting): - issue, seed.

G2215
ζιζάνιον
zizanion
dziz-an'-ee-on
Of uncertain origin; darnel or false grain: - tares.

This is from the parable of the tares. Jesus said you had better learn this "Parable of The Tares" or you will not understand any of His parables!

Live Link to->>> The Parable of the Tares

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:  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.

We now know that the "Fall of Man" involved not only listening to what Satan says, but it involved his planting his seed/sperm in Eve.



That is why Paul talks about presenting the church as a chaste virgin unto Christ,
unlike Eve who was "seduced" by the serpent and lost her virginity to him!
2 Cor. 11:2
For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
The analogy is that you are to stay spiritually true as a "chaste virgin" and wait for your bridegroom, Jesus Christ.

Do not be like Eve who was "beguiled" by the handsome young intellectual preacher (Satan) in the midst of the garden!

[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.

beguiled = dexapataoex-ap-at-ah'-o Strong's #1818
From G1537 and G538; to seduce wholly:—beguile, deceive.

Let us continue with the discussion in Genesis chapter 3:
Genesis 3:4
And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
Satan has now brought the Word of God into question and after leading a twisted discourse he smiles at Eve
and tells her that God didn't really mean that you will actually die!

This is the first of many, many lies, for he is the father of lies (John 8:44).

[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.
It is their "spiritual eyes" that will be opened!

In other words they will become enlightened through the expansion of their minds!

You see, what Satan is saying is that you do not need God's Word to be your standard for right and wrong.


Did you know Eve had twins, Cain and Abel!

You never heard of such a thing, you say! 

Genesis 4:1  And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD. 2  And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.

Several things to make note of here. The word and used here makes these two statements separate and unrelated. Adan having sex with Eve does not relate to baring Cain. But what is related, to our understanding, is the statement from verse 2, "And she again bare his brother Abel.."

Gen 4:2  And she againH3254 bareH3205 (H853) his brotherH251 (H853) Abel.H1893 And AbelH1893 wasH1961 a keeperH7462 of sheep,H6629 but CainH7014 wasH1961 a tillerH5647 of the ground.H127

H3254 again
יסף
yâsaph
yaw-saf'
A primitive root; to add or augment (often adverbially to continue to do a thing): -  add, X again, X any more, X cease, X come more, + conceive again, continue, exceed, X further, X gather together, get more, give moreover, X henceforth, increase (more and more), join, X longer (bring, do, make, much, put), X (the, much, yet) more (and more), proceed (further), prolong, put, be [strong-] er, X yet, yield.

Eve continued, in labor, i.e. to do a thing. She also  bare Abel.  Cain and Abel were twins. Although with different fathers. Cain's father was Satan, Abel's father was Adam. Two different eggs, a different source of sperm for each egg!

Jesus also told us, who Cain's father was when addressing the scribes and Pharisees in 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.

There is something else Jesus told us in this verse, which is of great importance to us in this 21st century. That is where the children of Cain are today. You see this verse along with  
1 Chronicles 2:55  And the families of the scribes which dwelt at Jabez; the Tirathites, the Shimeathites, and Suchathites. These are the Kenites that came of Hemath, the father of the house of Rechab. tells us that the Kenites (Cain's descendants) survived Noah's Flood and are living amongst us today, in this 21st. century. (If Noah's flood happened at the very latest, 3000B.C. and 1 Chronicles was written only about 500B.C., 2500 years later, so we know Cain's descendants, the Kenites, survived Noah's flood.)  Is it any wonder the world is in such bad shape, in this 21st. century?

Strong's Kenites and Cain
1Ch 2:55  And the familiesH4940 of the scribesH5608 which dweltH3427 at Jabez;H3258 the Tirathites,H8654 the Shimeathites,H8101 and Suchathites.H7756 TheseH1992 are the KenitesH7017 that cameH935 of Hemath,H4480 H2575 the fatherH1 of the houseH1004 of Rechab.H7394

H7017 Kenite

קיני    קיני
qêynı̂y  qı̂ynı̂y
kay-nee', kee-nee'
Patronymic from H7014; a Kenite or member of the tribe of Kajin: - Kenite. 

H7014 Cain
קין
qayin
kah'-yin
The same as H7013 (with a play upon the affinity to H7069); Kajin, the name of the first child, also of a place in Palestine, and of an Oriental tribe: - Cain, Kenite (-s).

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Christ also told us when describing the 7 end time churches to John, (2 of which He found NO FAULT WITH) in Revelations 2:9   I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan. and Revelation 3:9  Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.  Those 2 churches had one thing in common, they knew who Cain's descendants are.  

IN THE OTHER 5 CHURCHES Christ couldn't say, He found no fault! (But, in those two churches Jesus found no fault.

Do you attend one of those other 5 churches, or do you attend one of the 2 Jesus finds no fault with!


Please make note: There are two separate posterities listed in the Bible. One for Cain (Genesis chapter 4) and a separate one for Adam (Genesis chapter 5) Adam's does not include Cain, but goes right to Seth.


When God confronted Satan, the serpent, God said, "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: 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."
Done what!, if Eve only ate a apple!
 

He "beguiled", seduced Eve!

2 Cor. 11:2
For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. [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.

beguiled
= d
exapataoex-ap-at-ah'-o Strong's #1818
Fro m G1537 and G538; to seduce wholly:—beguile, deceive.

When God confronted Adam and Eve He said, " 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.

What does conception and bringing forth children have to do with eating apples?

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"

Now, I may not be the smartest tree in the forest, but even I know that this was not their punishment for eating a apple, but had everything to do with sex and sperm/seed!
So get men's fairy tales out of your mind.

 OK, it is now time to "grow-up" and
mature in the Word of God.

From pamphlet #4150

 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?

Who is this serpent who was more subtle, meaning wise,
than any other living, created being, human or otherwise, in the garden?
... a literal "snake" standing upright like we see in the Bible story books?

Please!

Perhaps when we first begin reading the Bible
and have only gotten to chapter 3 of Genesis,
we might not be quite sure who this serpent is.

But if we read the whole Word of God,
there can be no doubt who he is and what he looks like.

Rev. 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.
That "old serpent" in the garden was Satan himself,
not disguised as a snake, but the creep is a "snake",
in the figurative sense, of course!

I've done business with some snakes before and they really are cunning and conniving.

Anyway, this old serpent has perpetuated a lie,
a tradition, about the "snake" and the "apple" long enough.

It is his plan to deceive a Biblically ignorant people with such trot,
"because it ministers to the acceptance of his lie, the hiding of God's truth,
the jeers of the infidel, the opposition of the critics, and the stumbling of the weak in faith."
(Companion Bible, appendix 19, last paragraph.)

Again in Revelation 20 we see who that serpent was.

He is to be bound during the millennium for 1000 years.

Rev. 20:2
And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
The apostle Paul also made it clear who this serpent was in 2 Cor. 11:3:
2 Cor. 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.
The Greek word for "serpent" is ophis, which means "an artful, malicious person; (figuratively a snake).

Satan was beautiful and charismatic and charming,
truly a glorious "angel of light" (2 Cor. 11:14).

Let's repeat Gen. 3:1.

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 that Satan is about to tempt Eve with God's Word.

He is quoting God!

Remember he tempted Christ in the wilderness with God's Word.

It is his MO, his greatest method of deception.

By misquoting and twisting the scriptures and causing people to believe the "letter" of what is written,
instead of the "truth" of what is written,
he is able to perpetuate mass deception on an uninformed populous.

[2] And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
Eve knew that she and her husband could freely partake of all the trees created for food.

She also knew that there was a special set aside "tree",
in a specific geographical location (in the midst of the garden),
that they had better stay away from.

[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.
Satan has now brought into question the Word of God.

So Eve, in her reply, omits the word "freely" (preceding 'eat thereof'),
adds the words "neither shall ye touch it",
and alters the certainty "thou shalt surely die"
into a contingency "lest ye die".

[4] And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
Satan now contradicts the Word of God and tells the first of many, many lies, for he is the father of lies (John 8:44).

Now we will go back and spend some time on verse 3,
documenting the true identity of the "tree of the knowledge of good and evil",
who dwelled in the midst of garden.

We will also examine the Hebrew origin of the word translated "touch",
because there is about to be a seduction in the fig grove. Don't miss it!

Let's talk about TREES.

Trees are used throughout the Bible to symbolize people,
including the children of God, Satan,
Jesus Christ and even God the Father,
who likens Himself to an "evergreen" fir tree in Hosea 14:8.

So before we go any further in the Word of God
we must learn to tell the difference between a "tree" and a "person",
between a tree trunk and the trunk of a person's body,
between tree limbs and human limbs,
between the branches of a vine and the people they represent.

It is in fact, with just a little observation,
very easy to make these distinctions.

It would serve a person well to do a study of trees in the Bible,
for there are many passages where trees are used symbolically to represent people.

You could start by reading the account of Nebuchadnezzar's dream in chapter four of Daniel
and the interpretation thereof.

It is a great example of "tree symbology".

However, we will focus on identifying the "trees" in the garden of Eden.

The following passage from the Book of Ezekiel will document without refute,
not only that trees are used symbolically in the Bible to represent people including Satan,
but specifically those persons present in the garden of Eden!

Ezekiel 31:3-12
Behold, the Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon with fair branches, and with a shadowing shroud, and of an high stature; and his top was among the thick boughs.
The Hebrew word for "Assyrian" used here is te'ashshur and it means "a box tree".

It represents Satan, a plain old box cedar who wants to become the greatest tree of all,
as we will see in a few verses.

[4] The waters made him great, the deep set him up on high with her rivers running round about his plants, and sent out her little rivers unto all the trees of the field.

Note: Waters also represent groups of people!

[5] Therefore his height was exalted above all the trees of the field, and his boughs were multiplied, and his branches became long because of the multitude of waters, when he shot forth.

You should start to get the sense that we are not talking about actual trees.

Verse 10 of this same chapter shows that this "tree" exalted himself above all the others.
Question: Can real trees do that?

Let's keep reading.

[6] All the fowls of heaven made their nests in his boughs, and under his branches did all the beasts of the field bring forth their young, and under his shadow dwelt all great nations.
Wow!

That must be some giant tree,
with a shadow big enough for all great nations to dwell under!

[7] Thus was he fair in his greatness, in the length of his branches: for his root was by great waters.

[8] The cedars in the garden of God could not hide him: the fir trees were not like his boughs, and the chestnut trees were not like his branches; nor any tree in the garden of God was like unto him in his beauty.

No tree (person) in the garden of God could compare in beauty to this one.
Trees = people.
Again, this is not difficult at all.
[9] I have made him fair by the multitude of his branches: so that all the trees of Eden, that were in the garden of God, envied him.
Of course trees can't envy other trees,
nor do they have the brains to know the difference between good and evil!

These are characteristics of people, not trees.

The trees are symbolic. Remember, trees = people.

Can you now "see" that Satan is referred to as a "tree" in the garden of Eden?

Remember, aside from the trees created for food,
there are two specific trees mentioned there:
1) the tree of life,
and 2) the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

It is ironic that no one seems to have a problem with the 

"tree of life"
symbolizing Jesus Christ.

Rev. 2:7
He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
But when we say that the
"tree of the knowledge of good and evil", i.e.

the tree with evil knowledge, is Satan, that old serpent,
the devil, they go "bonkers" and say,
"No, it's an apple tree!" Really?

The word "apple" does not appear in the entire Book of Genesis.

Let's now examine what Eve told that "glistening one", Satan, in the garden:

Genesis 3:2
And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
Eating physical food, nuts and fruits, is OK.

But it is spiritual food (bad fruit) that can kill your soul.

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

Don't you see that "life" is the subject in verse three? The consequence of eating "bad fruit" from a corrupt tree is "lest you die", i.e. death!

You can eat all the "bread" you want, but you better partake of the "bread of life" if you want to live forever.

Christ is that "bread". He is that "tree of life".

If you eat of the "leaven" of the scribes and Pharisees,
you'll die.

It's bad bread!

Beware!

Here is Christ's own words:

Matthew 16:11
How is it that ye do not understand that I spake it not to you concerning bread, that ye should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees?

Matthew 16:12
Then understood they how that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.

Christ said, "get your mind off of physical bread
and elevate your thinking to that which is important, i.e.
beware of the poison leaven of the bread of the scribes and Pharisees".

The same thought process must apply here to the trees in Genesis or you'll miss the point.

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.
But, you ask, if the tree of the knowledge of good and evil,
which is in the midst of the garden, is Satan,
what is the fruit spoken of here?

It is real simple. Fruit is that which is "produced" by a tree. Here is what Christ said:

Luke 6:43-44
For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. [44] For every tree is known by his own fruit...
Question! Is Christ talking about trees or people?

Good, you've got it!

So the instruction to Adam and Eve is quite simple,
"Do not partake of the fruit produced by the evil, 
corrupt, tree,

which is in the midst of the garden!"

In fact, don't even "touch" it, lest ye become seduced.

Finally, as background to understand that which is about to happen in the fig grove,
look up the Hebrew word that is translated "touch" in verse 3.

The word is naga and it means not just to "lay the hand upon"
but it is an euphemism for "to lie with a woman".

Check it out in a Strong's concordance.

John's Note: But, Make sure your concordance is not a corrupted one. It has recently been reported to me that, just as the Kenites have been corrupting our newer versions of
the Bible, the same thing is happening to the Concordance. 

Some reports I have received from people who use this  http://www.americanwisdomseries.com/  web site:
From Ronald N
Also you recommend Strong"s Concordance. I wonder if you know that there is over 50 versions. Same problem as with new versions of the Bible. I recommend, The New Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible Comfort Print Edition, Thomas Nelson Pub ISBN 0-407-2072-6. Also Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible Hendrickson Pub ISBN 0-917006-1. I also have one from Abingdon Press ISBN 0-687-40029-5, which is no longer available, I bought it used. I do not know if you want to give this info on your site. May God bless You with many more years of service.

Also From Ronald N
As for the Strong's by Abingdon press it was Copyright in 1890 by James Strong  Madison N.J. First Edition Printed April 1894 Thirty-second Printing 1974 and are no longer in print. If you can find a used one like I did then you will see it is the best and most complete Strong's there is. May God Bless you and keep your work with us until the 7 trump.

From Kirsten D
 I was just looking through your pamphlet #2531.  I had ordered a strong’s concordance and I am trying to match up some words. 

 I looked up #5060 touch and it doesn’t say anything about lying with a woman.

 I looked up beguiled #5377 and it just says different variations of to deceive.

 I looked up serpent #3789 (katab) and it talks about writing and engraving. 

 I just ordered two Strong’s Concordances.  I was planning on sending my son one so, I can show him some of the things you have brought to my attention.  This book was copyrighted in 2001 by Zondervan.  Is this a corrupted Concordance?  Which one do you have and when was it printed?  Do you know where I can get an older one?

Thank you again for all your help!  Your website is really amazing.

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Let's continue now in Genesis, repeating verse four, Satan's first lie:

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

[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.

It is their "spiritual eyes" that will be opened!

Again, we are not talking about eating apples that wake you up in the morning.

[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.
When is the last time you saw a tree
and said to yourself,

"you know self,
if I eat the fruit from this tree
it will instantly make me wiser.

I'll bet these are some kind of smart apples".

No, that which just took place in verse 6 of Genesis 3,
is not the chomping of an apple from a fruit tree.

There has been a seduction, 
the truth of which has been hidden for a long time

to those who don't know their trees,
to those who have allowed the deceptive stories 
of the traditions of men to blind their eyes,

that in seeing they don't see and in hearing they don't hear.

[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.
Their spiritual eyes were opened all right!

But why in the world do they now "know they're naked"?

You will find it is because of the SHAME they have brought upon themselves,
for disobeying God, yes, but in a much more perverted way than biting bad apples.

"And they sewed aprons together...".
Do you suppose these were itty bitty little aprons that they sewed together to cover their mouths
because they just ate bad fruit?

The stupidity of church tradition!

Stick to the Bible, along with a good Concordance, not some quarterly or
catechism
 propaganda!

[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.
Uh oh!

There's big trouble in the garden!

Adam and Eve hear their Father coming!

And now that they know good and evil,
they know what's coming is not going to be good!

I'd hide too!

Will you believe Christ or hang on to the apple tree teachings?

When we last left Adam and Eve they were hiding from the LORD God who was walking in the garden.

They had been in the fig grove with the 
"tree who had evil knowledge".

They were naked and unashamed when they went in,
but they were naked and ashamed when they came forth.

Why?

Satan had beguiled Eve, which is to say, he totally,
wholly seduced her.

That is why the apostle Paul would say in his second letter to the Corinthians,
that he had espoused them (the church) to one husband,
and he wanted to present them as chaste virgins to Christ.

But he was fearful that they would become
"spiritually" seduced,

even as Eve was 
"physically" seduced
by the serpent.

You see, Eve was a chaste virgin before Satan seduced her.

2 Cor. 11:2-3
For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
The subject is virginity.
[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.
Has your mind been corrupted with fairy tale stories about "apples" and "snakes standing upright"?

Or do you have the eyes to see and ears to hear the simplicity that is in Christ and His Word?

Or

Does Christ need to also spit in your eyes like He did
to The Blind Man From Bethsaida?

Have your spiritual eyes been opened?

Christian, if you are going to get any benefit from reading your Bible, you had better have Christ spit on your eyes like the blind man from Bethsaida!

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You must look up the word "beguiled" for yourself in Strong's concordance or a Greek dictionary.

The word is exapatao and it means "to seduce wholly".

Check it out.

You will also find later on, in verse 15,
that God will put enmity between Satan's seed and Eve's seed,
meaning their offspring, i.e. Satan's children and Eve's children.

That which has transpired here is explained, in "simplicity",
by the greatest teacher of all time, the Lord Jesus Christ.

Will you believe Him or hang on to the apple tree?

Cain and Abel were both Eve's sons, but they both were not Adam's, only Abel was.
Pamphlet #6227

Plain and simply,
like it or not,
believe it or not,
Cain was Satan's son, not Adam's.
Pamphlet #6228

Remember, since Cain was not Adam's son,
he is not listed in Adam's genealogy in chapter five.
Pamphlet #6232

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Special message to Christian parents: I am pretty sure this "APPLE IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN FAIRY TALE" started innocently enough, because mothers and fathers thought what really happened was too graphic for the young tender ears of their small children; But don't you see the danger?????! I don't know how long ago it's been since we started this fairy tale, in our Sunday schools, but we have raised generations of adults, even preachers, who believe that man's original sin was eating a apple! (Because God told them not to eat the fruit, they say, without bothering to check what fruit God was really referring to)
Don't you think, being the good parent that you are, you can find the proper words to tell little 7 year Sally, 11 year old Billy and 15 year old Kathy the truth.
Their understanding of the Bible and therefore, their eternal life, is very dependent of their knowing what happened  "IN THE BEGINNING"!

To study the Bible is the noblest of all pursuits; to understand it, the highest of all goals.
We pray that with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you accomplish both.


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