Adam, the lawless one


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. 

21 thoughts on “Adam, the lawless one

  1. I believe it is a mistake to equate the act of being human, before the fall, with being wholly bad and utterly opposed to God. God made us in his own image; we were made to reflect him, not to oppose him. The fall WAS significant, because it is the first time that mankind made a choice to distrust God’s goodness; up until that point, they had no reason to be ashamed. God had declared his creation good. Yes, since then, all men are born sinners, and inherently rebellious, but that doesn’t mean there was never any good in the first place. If God made us in his image, he would not have made us only evil, because he is holy and good. God’s breath is in us and his image imprinted on us. It was our free choice that we misused, and we did indeed fall from trust in God. But humans were not always evil – what would God’s motive be in making us that way? We always had the potential to be evil, through our God-given free will, but always had the choice to trust in God, too.
    The devil is a real entity, and the hearts of men are separate creations.

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  2. My suggestion would be: if you hear something said to you that conflicts with what the Bible, God’s word, says, those words are not from God. What Jesus says will always line up with what he has said before, and so I think it is dangerous to take things like these as purely metaphors or to trust other sources of information more than the word of God. You will end up being led away from the truth.

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  3. Thanks for sharing your thoughts… God created man in His Own Image… God Himself has free will and is Holy and Righteous and only chooses good, He gave man a soul… a mind and a will… Man was not born holy or righteous and does not have the ability to only choose good. I dont think adam ever stood a chance to only do good. Nobody but God is good.

    I saw this scripture in Isaiah that I thought was really interesting…

    I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things.

    Isaiah 45:7 KJV

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  4. I have learned in my walk w Jesus that His words have deep spiritual meaning and mean much more than taken face value. He gives us understanding the more we seek truth.

    I believe Christ Himself is the Word of God and seeking Him for truth and understanding is the best source of information and is what it means to be a disciple. God bless. 🙏🏻

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  5. You Tatiana are exactly right! You see the Tree of Life was never in the Garden….it was in the midst of the Garden. This word here, the midst is the word for divide, sever, this is the firmament, it divides the waters below from the waters above…and it is JESUS himself who walks on it! HE is that TREE of LIFE. The firmament was often pictured like this, like a big cover, like a garden enclosure. Adam is that self righteous devil, satan, who accuses, that anti christ son of perdition that had to be nailed to the CROSS. It was the only way we could ever be free. JESUS severed us from ADAM forever on that CROSS, and we are truly free from the flesh. GOD BLESS

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  6. Really? I was thinking that also, but haven’t looked up that word yet!

    When I think of the firmament, I picture two different oceans joining but staying separate… idk if you’ve ever seen a picture like that? It’s pretty amazing!

    Thanks for sharing that! I’m going to look it up! 🙏🏻

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  7. Awesome post.. lots to chew on here.. it kept reminding me of how the blind man opened his eyes and saw men were as trees walking. Thinking of how to be grafted in Christ, we must be cut off and dead to the first tree and how that first tree is the self. Thinking of how we are all so fallen short and we are our own worst enemies, that He came to save us from ourselves. I remember Jesus told me a few yrs ago that the tree of knowledge of good and evil was the law. I also sae a vs somewhere in the OT how a mans mouth is an open schepture/grave and the venom of snakes is in his lips. Also ur post reminded me of how there was a book I had to read in middle school and it was about how man is the most dangerous beast.

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  8. What scripture is that about seeing the trees? I never heard that before but it sounds familiar…

    What you said about the tree being the law… makes a lot of sense… I was thinking the same recently… I have this picture in my head of like a piece of paper that is black down the middle and white on one side… have been seeing that as only 2 players… law and grace. Flesh and Spirit. God and man…. idk if I’m explaining it right… but just like a million different ways to describe 2 things always… I wouod love to know more about that book you read. Lol

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  9. Do u mean this one? Its from Mark 8:22-24,

    “And he cometh to Bethsaida; and they bring a blind man unto him, and besought him to touch him. 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. And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking.”

    I always find it interesting when Jesus used His own spit, or He would blow on people..from Himself is the water of life, n breath, all pointing to His Spirit.

    I believe u are right abt there being only two players. Its all abt the separation between flesh n Spirit. Wish I cld remember the name of the book but it had something to do with hunters looking for the most dangerous beast alive and it was man.

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  10. I was also thinking that mans (carnal) law is different than Gods law… adam being the lawless one I see as being “without spirit”… without Gods law… different than being the law as in tree of knowledge.

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  11. Love that abt how lawless is the same as being without Spirit. I was thinking abt the man of sin on the throne as his own god, and has his own laws. Agreed abt how the carnal law is different.

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  12. See I think Peter’s father was at one time a high priest and he was ‘Known.” That is why he had such a hard time with the flesh…..Simon bar Jona…Heard the FATHER, the DOVE, that revealed who JESUS WAS! Son of the SPIRIT! But SIMON PETER I think was the son of a high priest, Simon Ben Camithus…who came before Caiaphas. And this name Camithus, has in it as I understand a word meaning “FLOUR.” Now what did JESUS say to Peter……..satan wants to sift you like wheat……….

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  13. That’s pretty cool! Recently I was struggling a lot w pride/ anger/ etc… Jesus told me “the enemy is like a roaring lion looking to devour you”… I understood that the enemy is within me… that it IS me. That my own heart is like an autoimmune disease that turns against me and attacks me…

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  14. I think the firmament is within every person… I was reading genesis 1 and saw about creation like what you posted awhile ago… in the beginning (in Christ/ on the cross) God created the (new heaven) and the (new earth)… how gen 1:1 is a picture of the new creation… also… I think in hebrews it says the word of God (Spirit) is sharp and powerful to divide soul (flesh) from Spirit… Jesus is that firmament of division.

    A few months ago I woke up understanding that flesh and Spirit are layered… not linear… one behind the other… not one after the other…

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  15. Yes indeed, a firmament is a beaten hard, difficult hot work, it’s like a plate made thin that covers everything. So yes the Sword, HE is the WORD that can divide and cover too…sever the flesh from the SPIRIT, all made new because Jona the Dove has two tides. Uncovers all to destroy -Ebb and then covers us with a new garment-Flow. Where two meet. Can two walk together? Only in JESUS…..

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  16. We are not in the image and likness of God. We are in the image and likeness of Adam. He lost his glorified body when he sinned. Jesus rose from the dead on a glorified body.

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  17. Hey! I wanted to thank you! A lot of times the stuff you write about goes way over my head but also you have been planting a lot of seeds of truth and I started asking Jesus to teach me about things you have written. He just gave me understanding of how all have died and all have risen in Him and I’m really blown away. I just wanted to thank you so much and encourage you in your blog. ❤🙏🏻❤

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  18. Thank you Tatiana…I really appreciate it..it is pretty lonely out here sometimes….I am glad the LORD is showing you some wonderful things and I pray that HE continues to Bless you and guide you. I find this very difficult at time and I struggle even with the things the LORD gives me. It would be so much easier to just “tow to party line” so to speak, but I can never go back that way. The LORD has a path for me and I must walk in it and that path will not be popular or liked and I am ok with that. But I will tell you it was very hard at first not to want approval from people. But I love JESUS more. Keep trusting the LORD. You are in my prayers.

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