People get to that point in life where they judge possibilities based on what is presently obtainable, or based on what has been known to work in the past. They get into that mode where they feel that what the state of things currently are, is the best that can be achieved, and they begin to put down and kill everything that threatens the present set-up of things. We see these sort of things in all aspects of life, from ‘religious’ set-ups to political and world orders. This is where people depend on the five senses for direction. This is what it means to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
The cause of this is the serpent; what is also called the deceitfulness of sin. Let’s remember that sin is not the act in itself, but the decision that produces the act, just as righteousness is not the act in itself, but the decision that produces it. So, just like Peter on the mount of transfiguration, human beings are easily tempted to make idols out of experiences where prophecies or the revelations of God in the hearts of people, or dreams and visions in people’s hearts are transfigured from the unseen into the seen reality. Those points where God shows a glimpse of Himself to the sons of men, are usually taken by men, and attempted to be made into an ‘image’ to which the identity of God is given. These are ‘high places’ in life, and people erect ‘images’ on them, and ‘bow’ their heads to these images.
This is how people eat the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. And this is not restricted to just ‘high places’ in life, it is also applicable to ‘valleys’ in life. The tree of knowledge of good talks about the ‘high places’ but the tree of the knowledge of evil talks about the ‘valleys’. While people want to protect and preserve a ‘good’ experience forever, worshipping it as a god, they want to never have anything to do with an ‘evil’ experience ever again. An ‘evil’ experience here refers to something that didn’t work out as expected. In both cases, what people do, cuts them off from God, because both instances work with the senses and not the heart(spirit). Both instances create carnal people, which is enemity with God. ‘Real’ things flow from the heart, not the senses. Love, faith, hope and every other thing that branch out of them flow from the heart, not the senses.
YOU ARE AS CHRIST IS.