Chapter 58

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(The woman bought, accepted, believed his projected thoughts)


(Gen 3:1-5)  Now the serpent [Heb: snake] was more [a clear comparison in degree to other beasts] subtle [Heb: cunning (usually in a bad sense):--crafty] than any beast of the field [Heb: wild] 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? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

1.      (Eccl 3:18)  I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest  [make apparent to] them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts.

2.      Commentary: “And he said unto the woman” = How did the serpent, who was possessed by Satan, say? He “said” by mental telepathy, by the same mental communication mode that Noah effected in Genesis chapters 6-8 which resulted in the calm orderly procession of thousands of animals who marched two by two, into the ark.

a.      (Gen 7:8,9)  Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth upon the earth, There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah [so likewise Noah commanded the animals – by mental telepathy].

b.      telepathy = Dict: communication of one mind with another by some means beyond what is ordinary or normal.

3.      Commentary: How does God speak to us? What is prayer? How will we all soon have the same mind (thoughts), the mind of Christ? How shall we then communicate? Please note that the serpent/snake (indwelt by Satan - a spirit), without having as part of its anatomy the correct and necessary vocal cords, “said,” i.e., twice spoke interactively and communicated his ideas, his thoughts into the woman (Gen 3:1,4); however, the serpent/snake had not the physical ability to actually articulate words. Please also note the like example of Balaam’s ass (indwelt by the Holy Spirit - a spirit) that interactively “said,” and twice spoke with Balaam (Num 22:28,30). In both cases, how did these two very different opposing “spirits” convey their own thoughts, thoughts that are presently portrayed, or displayed in the Bible, like a picture painted for our understanding, in printed word-format, which is yet another code? They employed mental telepathy.

4.      Commentary: Incidentally, prior to the flood, the animals then ate no flesh for they were all herbivores until Genesis 9:1-3, when some of the animals, including man who was created on the same sixth day with animals, became carnivores. Man, who became an omnivore actually, was rather allowed more than commanded to eat flesh, alongside those other animals who were more urgently “constrained” (Mat 14:22) to eat flesh; those animals in particular to whom the serpent/snake was compared who themselves leaned, but to a lesser degree than the serpent/snake, toward being “more subtle” – which initself seems a restrained commentary on the state of man.

a.      (Isa 11:6,7)  [Prophecy in Scripture: during the coming thousand year Millennial reign of Christ Jesus on earth, it shall be as it was – before Noah, before Eve – a great peace] The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them. And the cow and the bear shall feed [Heb: to associate with (as a friend): companion, keep company with]; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw [Heb: stalks of grain] like the ox [i.e., all animals and man shall once again be herbivores; they shall eat no flesh].

b.      Commentary: Also, may we interestingly add, the serpent/snake and the ass were two very different animals. The serpent/snake in whom the spirit of Satan dwelt “was more subtle than any beast of the field;” he (or she) was an undomesticated wild beast, cunning and crafty leaning toward deceit; whereas the ass [Heb: a female ass (from its docility)] in whom the Holy Spirit dwelt, was a domesticated tamed loyal loving honest servant (Num 22:21-33).






good angels sent by God, and fallen angels (demons, unclean spirits, devils) sent by Satan


Commentary: “knowing good and evil” = Satan was the first car salesman. He sold or “beguiled” (Gen 3:13) (Heb: led astray, deluded, morally seduced: deceived) the woman into accepting the idea, into accepting the thoughts (“My name is Legion: for we are many” Mark 5:9), into accepting the “lying spirit(ref: 1 Kings 22:22,23; 2 Chr 18:21,22) that he inserted, that he introduced into her mind of being “as gods” by his willful act of not speaking the full pertinent truth, i.e., by not telling her all the relevant facts. Satan did not mention that the fruit of the tree standing before her of the knowledge of both good and evil, which are two very different opposing things derived from two very different opposing entities, was a single mingled and therefore an impure corrupted fruit. This circumstance was sort of like selling (convincing to own; ultimately, convincing to believe) an ignorant innocent alien from the planet Mars into purchasing an attractive beautiful automobile without telling him all the pertinent but negative facts: that he will need a key to turn it on, and thereafter, repeated fill-ups of gasoline to operate it, and a knowledgeable mechanic might come in handy.


(2 Cor 10:4-6)  (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal [Gk: fleshly] [“are not weapons of the world” NIV], but mighty through God to the pulling down [Gk: demolition; fig. extinction] of strong holds [Gk: castles; fig. arguments] [composed of thoughts] [“On the contrary, they (God’s thoughts) have divine power to demolish strongholds” NIV];) Casting down imaginations [Gk: thoughts], and every high [prideful] thing [“and every pretension” NIV] that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience [Gk: attentive hearkening, i.e. (by impl.) compliance or submission: obeying] of Christ [“and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ” NIV]; And having in a readiness to revenge  [Gk: punish] all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled [“once your obedience is complete” NIV].