We are seeking to understand the evil of double mindedness, how it is occasioned by what the scriptures refer to as ‘eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil’. What really is the message of the biblical account of eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, what is this tree of the knowledge of good and evil, and how does one eat of it? Now, there’s a tree, and what you eat from a tree are it’s fruits. So, this tree produces fruits that are ‘the knowledge of good’ and ‘the knowledge of evil’. It was these fruits that Adam and Eve ate.
We have talked about how darkness comes over people, how people get blinded spiritually through repetition, and the observation of this repetition by the senses. We saw how a cycle of knowledge intake, belief, actions and results ends up producing a mindset in people. A tree grows out of a seed, and then bears fruits, and within those fruits are seeds that contain all it takes to reproduce that same tree. Knowledge is seed, when it is planted in the heart, it germinates as belief, then it begins to produce actions, these actions make up the tree, and when this tree is fully mature, it produces results, and these results are fruits. Refer to the parable of the sower.
To understand what this tree of the knowledge of good and evil is, we need to understand what the scriptures mean by ‘good’ and ‘evil’ here. This is going to be difficult to explain, because the English language lacks adequate words to correctly denote these realities, however, we shall seek to understand them by means of examples and explanations. I pray the eyes of our understanding be enlightened to grasp this truth.
Before we delve into that explanation though, I will love you to ponder over something. While God was making the earth, haven gone beyond the level of conceiving creation(knowledge and belief), and come up to the level of working out what He had conceived(actions), scripture records that after each action, corresponding to a conceived reality in the mind of God, scripture would say, ‘and God saw that it was GOOD.’ Now, scripture says that in God, there is only ‘YES’, there is not a ‘NO’ in Him. His words are yea and amen. It is written that there is no variableness or shadow of turning in Him. Please ponder on that for now.
(YOU ARE AS CHRIST IS. Ephesians 2:13-16, Galatians 2:18-20)
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