ADAM WAS NOT DECEIVED; SO WHAT HAPPENED (four)?

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Adam was not deceived

*4**      The Devil could not conceal his devious intention in Luke 4:5-7. 5) “And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. 6) And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it. 7) If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.” Note that Jesus did not differ on Lucifer’s claim to the ownership of the cosmos and the dominion of it. Where he was actually taking Jesus was to be ‘worshipped.’

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The word ‘worship,’ of verse seven is proskuneo (pros-koo-neh’-o) ‘1. to fawn or crouch to 2. to fall face down (prostrate) in adoration 3. a physical act of lowering oneself in humble submission with an attitude of utmost adoration or respect.’ Please, do try to carry out some research on the richest people of this world and you will find out that they, the very richest, are quite satanic. Lucifer, the god of mammonism, did give it to them! They have done the proskuneo before him, who desires it more than anything else in his derailed, evil life. Lucifer. Why, you would probably ask, the reason he took Jesus to the high mountain? He simply aped the Most High, which he is not; nothing would please the disillusionment of the warped mentality of Lucifer’s insanity than being worshipped on a mountain.

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Luke 4:9 “And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence:” The motto of the devil can be found in the scriptures. Jesus says in John 10:10, The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy:* He wanted to kill Jesus the same way he killed the first Adam. He wanted to steal from Jesus, the mandate and the anointing to save mankind. To have destroyed Jesus would have truncated His divine business. Satan craved the ownership of the Church. Thank God that Satan failed!

Matthew 26:24 “The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born.” Jesus gave Judas Iscariot an ample opportunity to rescind his cruel resolution to sell off his Lord and Master. He even told him the danger of his Satanic embarkment. Judas was as stiffnecked as Lucifer, his spiritual father.

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In conclusion, we see the reenactment of Eden intrigue in the garden of Gethsemane. Judas acted the Eden ophidian role of Satanism; he came to steal, to kill and to destroy. The same way God used Adam as an entrapment to sentence the masquerading Lucifer, so He used the villainous machination of Judas to engender the passion of the Christ, which resulting in the death of the sinless Christ, paved way for His resurrection and by extension, that of His bride, the body of Christ. Amen!

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Our minds are playgrounds for the operations of Satanism. He has an unchallenged access to our thinking faculties, where he drops any stupid notion that comes to him. It is this same thought realm, of mankind, he has continued to tread from Adam’s days to the future day of his incarceration. Satan will do anything to deprave us of the copious bestowal of our Christlike virtues. Keep away from satanic deception. Amen!

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Get Jesus initiated by getting born again: pray this prayer, believing it with all your heart. Say, Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!” (The Conclusion)

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ADAM WAS NOT DECEIVED; SO WHAT HAPPENED (three)?

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THE LAST ADAM: THE LORD HIMSELF!

*3* (…continued from part two…) Was Jesus alone in the descent into the darkness of the unknown valley of Hades? No! Christ, the uncreated Messiah, was his obbligato accompaniment.

Jesus without the Christ was a mere Adam. The commission of a sin brings you under the hegemony of the first sinner: Lucifer. Having been found in sin, Lucifer’s abode became the ‘shadow of death,’ which in Hebrew is rendered tsalmâveth (tsal-maw’-veth): ‘shade of death, that is, the grave (figuratively calamity).’  An absolutely mission impossible it is for any created being to engage Lucifer in his death enclave and defeat him, who holds the key of death. It will take the involvement only of “Christ, who is over all God blessed for ever.” Amen; [Romans 9:5] to bring the evil ruler of iniquity down on his knees. Amen!

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My imagination has raced me to the state of our pristine dad if he had not received and eaten of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. He would have been separated from the woman of sin. It is either God would have to come to her like He did, to save Cain, and be cleansed for a marital reunion, or gone away with Lucifer to build the city of sin, and be populated by the half-man, half-angel giants of the antediluvian age. But for an extant, sinless Adam it would have been a glorious spectacle!

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I see the sinless Adam busily at the business of his Father, and overseeing it. I see him as the unbelievable architect of engineering constructions. My inner eyes behold spectacular works of aesthetic arts all under father Adam’s directions and instructions. He will undoubtedly be holding occasional meetings concerning matters of the terra firma with the LORD God here on earth. Above all, Adam would have entered into the earthly office of co-creatorship with the LORD God! His children would, no doubt, follow suit. What glory!

Sadly, that was not to be.

Man’s every step calls for circumspection. Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Moses, David and Paul. Sarah, Deborah, Naomi, Ruth, Mary and Priscilla. They all walked with God. Paul warns in 2Corinthians 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.”

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It is a phenomenal truth: that which frightens Paul. ‘Lest by any means’ in the Greek is: mēpōs (or) mē pōs (may’-pos) it means: ‘lest, lest somehow, that perhaps’. The word ‘minds’ is noēma (no’-ay-mah): ‘a perception, that is, purpose, or (by implication) the intellect, disposition, itself’. ‘Corrupted,’ in the Greek is, phtheirō (fthi’-ro), meaning: ‘to shrivel or wither, that is, to spoil (by any process) or (genitive) to ruin (especially figuratively by moral influences, to deprave).’ The noun, ‘simplicity,’ haplotēs (hap-lot’-ace), means: ‘singleness, that is, (subjectively) sincerity (without dissimulation or self seeking), or (objectively) generosity (copious bestowal).’

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                 Jesus, no doubt, was au fait with Paul’s apprehension revealed in 2Corinthians 11:3, and knew of a fact that His sojourn on earth was purely in a representative capacity of the fallen Adam. We can get it right like Jesus did. Before the commencement of His ministry, when He was held by the collar of His shirt, and dragged into the wilderness, it was a reenactment of the Eden Garden all over again. Call Jesus a neophyte if you would, which is an excuse we often give for our various failures; He used the very words of scripture to deal with His temptation.

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Thrice the evil words of Satanic incursions came to Him to vitiate the perfection of His divine manifestation. Having used the express word of God’s mind, the Spirit of God could easily get Him to take His sovereign stand of “Get thee behind me Satan.” Satan was so useless that he could not take care of the garden he was left in, even by the time Jesus Christ came to the world. It had turned into an uncultivated wilderness! Jesus, ergo, had come to return us back to the Eden of bliss! Amen!

Luke 4:3, “And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread.” The tempter took Jesus back to the Garden of Eden with an intent to make Him eat according to his scriptural prompting just the same way he had prompted the eating of the forbidden fruit. Jesus spurned the Devil, on our behalf, in order to effect an amendment of Adam’s failure. Jesus succeeded. Amen!

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Get Jesus initiated by getting born again: pray this prayer, believing it with all your heart. Say, Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”    (…to be concluded…)

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ADAM WAS NOT DECEIVED; SO WHAT HAPPENED (two)?

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  Outcome of sin: vagrantness

(…continued from part one…)

*2)        What was to be your glory, Adam, following your perceived logical reasoning, ended up with a leafy toga of insanity. Jesus prayed for an alternative route to the salvaging of mankind. Seeing that God would not bulge, Jesus chose the divine will of the heavenly Father: the sanguinary death of the cross. Adam entered death and died a, miserably wretched, walking cadaver. Jesus died, rose up in victory to receive the deification of Lord of lords, King of kings even the Almighty. Follow not your heart, the traditional route of man’s presupposition, but the express word of God.

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Adam was not lured into the entrapment account of 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.” His intense focus on her woman of transgression, instead of doing Hebrews 12:2, “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith;….” turned out to be the bane of his failure. I believe it would be to his chagrin to recall his unguarded response of 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.” Realising his avoidable transgression, he probably hated what he did with his vocal cord and decided to send his voice to a monastery. No wonder none of his word, after the fall, was not given any scriptural recording.

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Once he tasted of sinfulness, the perfection of his human purity gone, he was made to understand 1John 2:15-17; 15) “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 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. 17) And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.” Why, Adam, would you attempt a deliberate sinfulness with all your sinless consciousness still intact? Why did you have to wait till the ebbing away of your life before coming to your senses? Sheer affront to God and His Divinity is what the act of sin truly is. Any commission of sin, no matter how inconsequential it seems, is a direct challenge to a war with the Most High! Adam’s love for a deadly woman plunged us all into the pool of miry putridity of sin.

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Truth be told? Adam should have cut ties with the erring woman the second she entered the evil world of sin. The pollution got heightened when Adam acquiesced to the woman’s invitation. Satan, the Devil, had got them! I can hear the devilish cackle of his victorious laughter.

Adam; empathetic with his wife, decided to become what she had turned into. Stupidity!

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Adam refused to garb himself in a demurrable state: for he had destructively decided not to sign a pact with the Spirit of qualmishness. He led himself astray.

What he did not understand was that, being the first to sin, his wife would have a controlling superintendency over him in the nature of sinfulness. If not for the grace of God which empowered him to rename her, Satan would have perfected a change of the divine marital order. Adam would have remained in a marital incongruity under his wife. In naming her he regained his federal, Adamic headship.

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Your peregrination through the valley of the shadow of death, Adam, was beyond your league. How could you deign to plunge into an embarkation of such odyssey? When David, in the 23rd Psalm, penned “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil:” it was based on the understanding of: “for the LORD art with me.” David was not alone in the trek. Was Jesus alone in the descent into the darkness of the unknown valley of Hades? No! Christ, the uncreated Messiah, was his obbligato accompaniment.

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Get Jesus initiated by getting born again: pray this prayer, believing it with all your heart. Say, Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”  (…to be continued…)

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ADAM WAS NOT DECEIVED; SO WHAT HAPPENED?

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1)          All it takes to get caught up in the discomfiting hideousness of transgression is a simple rejection of the express word of Jehovah, the Creator. Every intelligent being is created a free moral agent. God does not dither in stocking the intelligence of free moral agencies with the necessary knowledge to guard against inappropriateness.

It is clear that God knew that His grace would come to Adam’s rescue. He empowered him with dominion [Gen 1:26]; being the ‘dresser’ of the world [Gen 2:15]; the ‘keeper’ of it (Gen 2:15); more than enough of victuals (Gen 2:9) and the fifth is the knowledge to keep away from annihilating evil (Gen 2:17). A calculated study of these authorising items shows that Adam was actually given four tools of empowerment to enable him retain his sole dominion. ‘Dominion’ is the Hebrew râdâh (raw-daw’) ‘to tread down, that is, subjugate; specifically to crumble off.’ The word ‘dress’ in Genesis 2:15 is ‛âbad (aw-bad’) ‘to work (in any sense); by implication to serve, till, (causatively) enslave, etc.’ ‘Keep,’ of the same verse is shâmar (shaw-mar’) ‘to hedge about (as with thorns), that is, guard; generally to protect, attend to, etc.’

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The first part of Genesis 2:9 says “And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food.” Adam’s dominion makes him the sole determining worker. He is well equipped to protect Eden (as the ‘dresser’), and by extension the whole world, against any foreign invasion. Abundant food to strengthen, and for refreshment of his soul was available for his use. To ensure his eternal life of dominion, Genesis 2:17 says, “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.”

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God did put everything in his hands and under his control; it is just sad that the man threw all caution to the winds of carelessness. Adam was created to crush any opposition to the word of God. He should have tied the invading ophidism of Lucifer in knots and flung away. Four is the scriptural number of creation. On the fourth day was the creation of the lights of earthly illumination. Adam was sentiently and intelligently endowed, as the federal head of humanity. So, what happened to him? An unnecessary risk beckoned on him for a ride into obliquity. Stupidly, he decided upon this embarkation. Our pristine dad did not embrace the wisdom of God. He, unexpectedly, played God.

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“And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression” [1Timothy 2:14]. ‘Not’ is ou (oo) in the Greek, and it means: ‘the absolutely negative adverb; no or not; in direct questions expecting an affirmative answer.’ The verb ‘deceived’ is apataō (ap-at-ah’-o): ‘to beguile, cheat, that is, delude.’ Adam knew exactly what he was doing. He was not under any delusional mesmerism. He decided on the commission of hara-kiri, seeing that the woman had degenerated into a walking cadaver.

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Adam, you are not God. You should have done what your wife failed to do: waited till the cool of the evening when the LORD God came to fellowship with you as He was wont to. Yes, you are the lord of the earth, but the LORD God who did put you in charge will ask you to give an account of your action. This is why we need to be circumspect in every course of our earthly act, especially, the one that has to do with God.

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Get Jesus initiated by getting born again: pray this prayer, believing it with all your heart. Say, Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”   (…to be continued…)

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The Mystery Of Wedlock (1st part)

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The mystery of conjugal bond has an evincive appropriateness in Eve’s incapability to divorce Adam. It was the practical reality of the prototype union, lying equable in the bosom of the eternal Father, awaiting the historical Spirit-anointing of participatory wedlock between the Lamb and the Church, the annalistic representation of which will eventuate in the celestial realm of the seated Majesty.

The first woman was made exclusively for the man, his rib having been the main component of the creation of the woman. Rev. Chris Okotie, in his exegesis of the extraction of the rib, taught that only the rib looked curved enough to represent the rainbow which God used to make a covenant with man. In the same vein, going by this understanding of the rib connection, a binding conjugal relationship was bonded by the utilization of the man’s rib. Marriage covenant. The woman was made while Adam, the man, lay asleep just as Jesus, his prototype, would. His sinless sleep is a prophetic adumbration of the Calvary’s death of atonement leading to a lying in the tomb to a necessitation of the standing up of the Church. God, her Father-in-law, would, no doubt, have briefed her about her responsibility. She understood. When the temptation arose, she dutifully stuck with her husband.

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Eve did behave irresponsibly. She, nonetheless, deserves the proper encomiums for keeping God’s dream alive. God needed to enter into an everlasting relationship with a species of intelligent beings to prove Lucifer’s guilt and sentence to eternal hellish confinement. The first woman fell but she remembered her first love. She remembered the true unwavering love and its lavish engulfing radiation. There was no mistaking the reassuring dispositional affection towards her and the overpowering gentle attachment that she experienced during that walk with the most High. She would rather remain the follower of the God-ordained mortal dust of an Adam than to be a tiaraed goddess of the cosmos.

Lucifer’s beastly revelry would have known no bounds if his chicanery had earned him a triumphant conscription of the original Adamic female. She would have been his most perfect queen. Albeit it would not have made any difference to God’s intended purport, her apostasy would have afforded Satan an expediency to spread the potential importance of seeking spiritual aid from her esoteric deification.

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Satanic religious contraptions of trinity around the globe

The exclusiveness of the erection of a female for the man’s use highlights the legality of the union. The word ‘made’, in Hebrew, is bânâh (baw-naw’) in the book of Genesis 2:22 “And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.” Bânâh is an architectural term which means: ‘to build, rebuild, establish, cause to continue, to build a house (i.e., establish a family).’ Remember Jesus’ divine promise of Matthew 16:18, “….I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” The woman is God’s own building. She is God’s property; an institution created for the portrayal of God’s faithfulness. By the time God brought the woman to Adam he was already standing in the justified rectitude of the dominant ruler of the earth. His consent, as God’s representative, was needed for the consummation of God’s objective. The woman became Adam’s property. Man’s ownership of his wife cannot be viewed in a derogatory manner. He owns her the very manner Christ legally owns the espoused Church.

‘Woman’ in Genesis 2:22 is ishshâh (ish-shaw’): ‘woman, wife, female.’ With an understanding that the Church is the body of Christ it is apropos to analogize that the woman, as the husband’s body, does surround him, hence, his bodyguard. The Church guards the word of God. The Eden ishshâh was a strong woman. Her strength comes from her husband, the lord of the earth, who prefigures Jesus, the true Builder by whose power ‘the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.’ Amen! Knowing that He was leaving, Jesus had to empower His body with the pronouncement of Luke 10:19, “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”

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                               The rib is reminiscent of the rainbow covenant

We form a mystical bond by the token of the rib. The covenant makes the wedlock a great mystery. It is owed to God the covenant Keeper. God’s irrevocable involvement is the invincibility of the invisible stance of wedlock. Ephesians 5:30 reads, “For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.” The 31st verse reveals an earthly phenomenal, “For this cause shall a man leave his father and mot\her, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.” Verse 32 caps it with: “This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.”                                      

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Get born again. Say this sinners’ prayer, meaning it from your heart: “Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!   (…to be concluded…)

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