FALLEN ANGELS: I THE LORD DO ALL THESE THINGS… FOR A PURPOSE! (part 2)
02-10-19 This message may be viewed live streaming video at www.tabernacleofmoses.org commencing today Sunday at 11:00 am, and repeated 24/7 for one week; thereafter, the video, audio, and study notes are archived.
The brightness of our revelations depends upon the correctness of our doctrines, our building blocks. We who are saved, redeemed, imputed for righteousness, born-again, are spiritually ascending and descending Jacob’s ladder. (Gen 28:12; John 1:51). God is Love. God is Thought. Thoughts are Life. God’s angels are His manifested Thoughts (His Words). God is a Spirit. Angels are His manifested Spirit. God is the eternal Spirit from which all things that are the entire manifested universe was/is being created. All S(s)pirits are God’s thoughts. You are a transitional part of God’s Spirit (Eccl 12:7); you will become either an eternal Heavenly Spirit, or an eternal fallen spirit.
THE TREE OF LIFE AND THE TREE OF DEATH
The Garden of Eden is a type and shadow, a parallel, of Heaven. Out of His thoughts, God created the Garden of Eden so that we who are imputed for righteousness (born-again) might commence upon the pathway of spiritual education ever mounting upward to maturity by experiencing, in our thoughts, a fundamental but escalating spiritual understanding of His formerly (before our salvation) inconceivable Heaven, i.e., the Garden of Eden is our kindergarten (Dict: G., lit., garden of children < kinder; child).
Hypothesis: 1. All the trees in the Garden of Eden were fruit trees.
2. All the fruit trees in the Garden of Eden were angels.
There are two very special fruit trees in the Garden of Eden, the tree of life representing Jesus Christ who is often biblically referred to as “the angel of God” [6x], and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil representing Lucifer Satan, who is an angel of God. (draw a picture of the two trees):
1. (Gen 1:11) And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
2. (Gen 1:29) And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat [Heb: food].
(Gen 2:8,9) And
the LORD God planted a garden eastward in
4. (Gen 2:15-17) And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it [Heb: serve it] and to keep it [Heb: guard: protect it]. (Gen 2:16) And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: (Gen 2:17) But [except] of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
5. Commentary: Hypothesis #1 is proven correct by Gen 1:29; 2:9,16. Hypothesis #2 is also proven correct by Gen 2:16, i.e., they could eat from/of “every tree of the garden,” meaning any or all of the fruit trees except “But” the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The balance of the all the fruit trees, other than the single denied fruit tree, were angels because their fruit was “for meat… and good for food.” As it was in Heaven, so it was in the Garden of Eden. Please note that the act of eating of is also receiving from.
KNOWING GOOD AND EVIL
(Gen 3:1-7) Now the serpent [Heb: a snake (from its hiss)] 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? 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: (Gen 3:5) For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened , and ye shall be as gods [Heb: angels], knowing good and evil. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
1. Commentary: Why did God form closed eyes in man? Adam and the woman seemed perfectly adapted to the exclusively spiritual aspects of God and the Garden of Eden (a type and shadow of Heaven) before their sin and their consequent fall from the Garden/Heaven. Answer: because God has a purpose in what he does. God knew they were going to sin before they sinned, He planned it so and He provided for it, in advance. That was the beginning of His purpose in us; ultimately, a “very good” purpose. What? You don’t really think that God was surprised by their sin… do you?
KNOWING, BUT NOT COMPREHENDING GOOD AND EVIL
(Gen 3:22-24) And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us [i.e., as one of the triune Godhead] , to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever : Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. So he drove out [Heb: expelled, thrust out] the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims , and a flaming sword [the double-edged sword of the logos/rhema Bible (Eph 6:17; Heb 4:12)] which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life [i.e., Jesus Christ].
1. Commentary: “as one of us” = “as” means “like” or “similar to” but it does not mean “same.” As one of us like a god (small g), but not a complete flawless God (holy G) because the man lacked something.
2. Commentary: “and live for ever” = to live in the eternally fixed state of knowing or being acquainted with good and evil – as a single unit (one fruit), but totally unable to ever comprehend any moral difference between good and evil, and thus living an evil impure defiled life with “occasional” good deeds. However, even “many” good deeds is still an impure defiled life and results in eternal separation from God… unless one becomes born-again and is thereby forgiven for their inevitable sins.
21:25) In those days there was no
king [no ruler to decree
order, i.e., right from wrong] in
3. Commentary: “Cherubims” = angelic service-beings with large wings (some perhaps a 20 foot span) and the hands of a man. Each of the cherubims had four faces, the face of a cherub, a man, a lion, and an eagle (Ezek 10:4). God rode upon the wings of a “cherub” (30x) twice (2 Sam 22:11; Psa 18:10), and dwelled between the “cherubims” (65x) often.
But thou, O Daniel, shut up the
words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end:
shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
(Rev 22:10) And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.