We were created eternal beings and as such will exist throughout eternity. Death never means to cease from existing. Death means separation.
The two seeds from the center of the garden produce a heart (soul) in man. The forbidden seed produced a corrupt heart. The tree of life produces a perfect heart. Both hearts need nourishment to grow. The old heart continues to eat from the world, the flesh and the devil. The new heart feeds from the word of God, prayer and the walk of faith.
Lot partook of the tree of life by faith but never developed that tree in his own life. That seed gave him a new heart that wanted to do right but he learned to quench it and fed the old heart.
God removed the physical tree of life because if they had eaten of it after eating death they would have continued in a body with two hearts for eternity. Today we can only partake of the tree of life by faith since Adam and Eve’s expulsion from the garden. We are no less secure in the family of God even Lot who has a righteous soul but he will be a spiritual dwarf.
The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.
When Adam and Eve’s soul died their spirit also died which means it was also dark and demonized. When we are saved we pass from death unto life, from darkness to light and from the family of Satan to the family of God.
Trivia seekers want to know what kind of fruit was the tree of the knowledge of good and evil; one said it was a banana because it had appeal, another said the problem was the pair on the ground but I believe it was more like a tomato filled with seed and had to be propped up because it cannot stand on its own strength. Now seriously what difference does it make? They ate out of rebellion that was the problem then and now. The solution then and now is to trust in the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation.
God created man and put him into the Garden of Eden to adorn it for his glory, personal pleasure and to fellowship with him. Satan stole man’s heart and God expelled man from the garden into the world controlled now by Satan because of man’s rebellion.
There are two contests between the Saviour and Satan, moral and numerical. Jesus wins the moral battle unquestionably but Jesus said most go down the broad path and few take the narrow path so how does Jesus win that one? The answer is quite simply that even Satan is helping because 60-70% of those conceived do not come to the point of accountability and though they never get saved they are safe from the destruction of hell.
Once the S&D virus began to spread the L vaccination ceased to be available. In rare instances the F&B vaccine was available but the government gave no assistance and in many instances hindered any distribution of the F&B vaccine claiming it to be of no value and even claiming that there is no S&D virus. Only a couple of people knew life without the virus and they never did much to give out the F&B vaccine.
The S&D virus caused some immediate death and some slow death but everyone died of the S&D virus and now it had spread to everyone on the planet. In these last days many individuals and groups that meet together that have received the F&B vaccine but only a few of these go out and distribute the only cure for this sure death from the deadly virus. Most are content to live with the status quo.
Had the first couple eaten of the Tree of Life (the L vaccination) there never would have been Sin and Death (S&D virus) in the world.
What kind of fruit was on the tree? Some say it was an apple others it was a banana because it had (a peel) appeal but the real problem was the (pare) pair on the ground. The S&D virus only affected the physical life but the rebellious act affected and ended their spiritual life and cut off their soul from any fellowship until Jesus stepped in to slay an animal and cover their sins until He could pay for them.
There is a fountain filled with blood
drawn from Emmanuel’s veins;
and sinners plunged beneath that flood
lose all their guilty stains.
Have you plunged beneath that fountain?