Shall mortal man be more just than God? Job 4:17
Sharing my understanding of adam and what people call the fall of man…
I used to believe in the “fall of man”… the more I ask Jesus about things, the more I understand that there have always only been 2 players… God and man, Spirit and flesh, Christ and adam.
I’ve been thinking about adam a lot lately… wondering what he fell FROM? I used to think maybe adam was born with the Spirit, and lost it when he ate from the tree, but that doesn’t make sense to me anymore. adam always was the way that he was.
Adam was made a living soul by the breath of God… he was born in the flesh with his own will… what is our own will? Mans will is the flesh. The flesh opposes the Spirit. It is anti- christ.
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? Genesis 3:1
In Genesis 3 it is written that even before adam or eve ate from the forbidden tree, the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field. The serpent is mans own heart. Eating from the tree was not just an act of disobedience… it was a revealing of the heart that was already inside of man…
Adam is the lawless one. Adam is the man of sin. Adam is the son of perdition. Adam is the antichrist. He is the beast and the false prophet. Adam opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God. Adam sits in the temple of God (his heart) showing himself to be his own god. I say “adam” but what I mean is YOU. And ME. And ALL of humanity. We are all adam. Adam is the flesh. He is the heart of all men.
God told adam “dont eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil.” Recently the Lord told me “there was only one tree in the garden”… I was thinking that maybe that meant the tree of life was the only tree in the garden but now I understand the opposite. Adam didn’t just eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil… adam WAS the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
In the same way that Jesus told people “go and sin no more”… Telling a person to stop sinning is telling them that they have to die. Literally. Sin is not a verb. It’s a noun. Sin is a person and his name is adam. Every human on the planet is born in adam and as adam. With his heart and his spirit… When Jesus says stop sinning, He’s saying that you have to die… you must come to the cross to be crucified. To stop sinning is to cease to exist as a human. Everything that we are as humans IS sin. its not what we do… its who we are. It doesn’t matter how good it looks on the outside. That’s why we all must be born again.
The whole world is guilty before God. We are all born in the flesh. Even adam.
So often we try to look for a villian… a devil, or a demon, or some kind of outside influence… someone to blame for why we are the way we are… but the truth is that evil and sin all comes from within our own heart. And those willing to see themselves with eyes of truth and humble heart will go to Jesus to be changed.
There is no condemnation in Christ. None. Zero. I used to think this meant there was no condemnation for people in Christ and everyone else was condemned… but the more I get to know Jesus, the more I understand that there is no condemnation in the person of Christ. I’ve never seen Him condemn anyone. He condemned sin on the cross where He bound Himself to adam and poured Himself out. Gods justice is not to punish people for their wrongs… it’s to change people into new creations.
Satan only means “the adversary”… who (or what) opposes the Spirit? It’s the flesh. The heart of man. The heart that is inside of us is our own worst enemy. It deceives us constantly and prophesies to us falsely. From the beginning adam was in the flesh and there was no truth in him. He was a murderer from the beginning. A man made with his own will… unable to eat from the tree of life.
Jesus really levels the playing field. Theres not one person who is better than the other. The heart inside us is our own worst enemy… it may manifest differently outwardly, but inwardly we all have the same beast spirit and must be born again.
Learning about my own heart and being able to see myself with eyes of truth (and no condemnation) has helped me to understand the cross much more deeply and understand why Jesus came and what He saved us from. The cross has become so much more beautiful to me. Gods love is amazing.
What Jesus did for humanity is more beautiful than we can possible imagine.