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Still from a film reading Genesis 2
ADAM & EVE (THE TRUE STORY)

 

Today, a poem is shared recalling Citizen Martin Luther King, Jr.  Surely, the legacy of Reverend King began in Father Adam, the inheritance of priesthood and service to a righteous Creator.  The first man was granted an unexpected rest, and perhaps, a vision of family, a sharing of unity and peace, and an image of his sons as life to overspread the earth.  For mankind, the lasting gifts of life all follow some form of death and release (we say, rest, sleep) that signals continuity and the fulfillment of eternal purpose.   There are to be multiple transactions of purchase through sacrifice (Psalms 50:  5, King James Version, KJV).  (See the film from 4thaluvofit @https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xxx7m-1iik&t=423s)

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Look down from heaven, and behold from the habitation of thy holiness and of thy glory:  where is thy zeal and thy strength, the sounding of thy bowels and of thy mercies toward me? are they restrained?  Doubtless thou art our father, though Abraham be ignorant of us, and Israel acknowledge us not:  thou, O LORD, art our father, our redeemer; thy name is from everlasting.  (Isaiah 63:  15-16, King James Version, KJV)

 

ADAM’s TIME OF SLEEP
[For Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 2017]

Supposing Adam dreamed
What do you think he saw
new formed, the shafts of time
And vision fearless still

Lives that do not matter?
His own sons wearing chains?
King Cotton and Jim Crow?
Mammon the Oppressor?

There was no darkness then
His mind the lamp light flame
His heart a candle glow
Sleep oozing like an oil

He drifted from command
Surrendering his sense
And body to be made
A new creation two

For names the beasts had come
Yet all as kinds and pairs
Sparking a vague regret
There was no vessel meet

And death would have to be
the tool to bring release
From agonies of fear
unutterable pain

And unnamed loneliness
Seed from the earth could be
Seed in the earth could not
And so must spring from he

A she whose work to sprout
A race of living seed
Bold heirs of breath and grace
An heritage from GOD

Awakening he saw
The one whom he must know
Oneness without sameness
To overspread the earth

It was his Son who came
With miracles of love
To die upon a cross
A testament in blood

Why do you pale or shrink
That other sons dreamed too
Who heard our father’s voice
And spoke sight to the blind

News of new creation
The coming of brief sleep
That we would overcome
That justice would prevail

That the liberty bell
Of life would sound and ring
Divine glory will shine
The Father’s face will beam

Anointed with gladness
His true sons will embrace
Crowned with honor and peace
Free at last, Free at last

Awake clear eyes receive
The earth made new our hope
Black and white together
Eternally alive

Unchanging, so diverse
The family of man
In the full strength of love
To study war no more

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©Michael Andrew Williams, 2017.  All rights reserved worldwide.

 

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

 

 

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In addition to teaching by the Holy Spirit on the creation of Adam, there are points shared, today, on the first Sabbath.  No information has been given believers through the Bible that indicates further divine action occurred following the creation of the female aspect of Adam that would establish existence and a sphere of life for any other kind of living creature than man.  Correctly understood, the GODhead displayed and revealed the Sabbath as a further aspect of eternal divinity through—and sovereignty over—all Creation.  The active presence we describe as Sabbath appeared, was manifested, and then proclaimed to be divine rest, acknowledgment, and rejoicing.  The Sabbath is a permanent aspect of divine order for the entire universe.  Therefore, the Sabbath itself is more than a brief or measurable time period; and pertains to exchange, interaction and process for the sacred matter and spirit substance that are the makeup of GOD.  Where mankind becomes joined to divinity through the imparted Spirit, correct embrace of the Sabbath also is seen as praise, thanksgiving, and solemn worship.  Consider again the following from the Bible, and the points appearing below:  1st Corinthians 2:  12-13, King James Version (KJV):  12 Now we have received , not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.  13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.  Also, 2nd Corinthians 6:  2, KJV:  2 (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee:  behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)

(1.)   Many Christian believers accept the teachings in accordance with the Scriptures that say the female aspect of Adam was made a living soul on the sixth day of Creation.  In the initial appearance of the male, before his being paired with the female for reproduction—as had been done with most of the animals—Adam was to be a companion to an eternal Deity who requires exclusive devotion (we say, Jealous).  The male acknowledged that the female was fashioned from his own material body, saying, Bone of my bone, flesh of my flesh; yet, did not describe the female as having come forth from his own spirit, by his own will, or by the spirit and will of GOD.  The divine fashioning and in-breathing of the female (called “Adam” by GOD; called “Eve” and “Woman” by the male) was completed before Sabbath as the highest and “crowning achievement” among the divine creative works.

(2.)  Many teach that the Sabbath is the only thing that was introduced or “created” upon the seventh day.  The first day following the Sabbath (some say, the 8th Day of Creation) does not appear a focus for divine revelation throughout the holy writings as does the seventh day.  Only the scheduling of circumcision makes the eighth day seem notable, because the ceremony is an entrance into ongoing covenant with GOD.

(3.)  The frameworks established for finite beings through the movement of objects as events (i.e., time and space) are used by divinity to supply awareness in the living with such features as balance, direction, focus, guidance, and stability.  However, the eternal purposes of divinity require that those living upon the earth be transformed to exist having immortality and incorruptibility.  With this in view, the Sabbath further operates to release mankind from mortality, with its strictures and structures for carnal existence.

(4.)  Many of the events that followed the seven days of Creation are not described in detail; and no calendar or timetable appears.  Even so, it is reasonable to assume (i.e., take it to be true without argument and debate, or extensive documentation, evidence, experimentation, observation, etc.) that things spoken of through the various accounts occurred through sequential unfolding that may be described using what we know as “time periods” (e.g., hours, days, months, years).  Thus, we assume once they were conceived, the children born through Eve arrived after a standard period of nine months.  Similarly, all other events in Scripture appear in line with their own peculiar development, growth, pacing and progression.

(5.)  Adam remained alive upon the earth for nearly 1,000 years; and served as an oral historian, a Patriarch (i.e., the chief authority and head over a family), a divinely-authorized and divinely-instructed high priest who was commanded to make offerings and sacrifices to GOD; and a living witness having testimony of divinity upon the earth.

(6.)  Acknowledging the pattern from divine Creation, a day is reckoned to last from one evening to the next, and a complete week is understood as having seven full days.  Sabbath-observance demonstrated by the Jews as a people in sacred covenant with divinity was maintained for a period of forty years (called, a generation in Scripture) as they prepared to enter the Promised Land.  Many features and practices of earlier covenants were restored then, including circumcision, offerings, and sacrifices.  Sabbath-keeping was then linked to more than the law that had been written in stone, and proclaimed to all the people by the voice of GOD.  Those delivered from Egypt were continually reminded of the terms for covenant through the pillars of cloud and fire, the Tabernacle, their regular activity for physical survival, and events in nature that made it their necessary daily work to collect and gather manna for food.  From the time of Moses to the present, sundown of the sixth day (Friday) until sundown of the seventh day (Saturday) has been acknowledged as sanctified (we say, set apart for sacred use).

By now you recognize the words I use to say, TO BE CONTINUED:  There is far more that must be said to fully shift your awareness regarding that that is holy (i.e. having the active presence, and eternal purposes of divinity).  For example, (7.)  Today is the first day following the first, ancient, eternal and timeless Sabbath.  It is in this day we call “now”, through the unity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit that a new creation is being put forth through birth, suffering, death, rebirth, resurrection, ascension, and atonement.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith and willingness to be granted spiritual maturity.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

New Disclaimer

I share some ideas, today, on the various creation stories that feature Adam and Eve, on divine revelation through utterance (the Word), and on the accuracy of a believer’s sacred knowledge.  A reader at thoughts.com requested I share my understanding of what are found by many to be conflicting and confusing accounts of Creation from the holy writings.  In accordance with the faith from GOD deposited within me, there are no contradictions or errors within the Scriptures.  GOD is a spirit, and we must worship him in spirit and in truth.  Saying the Scriptures are “the word of GOD,” we say, the Scriptures are put forth by a spirit.  The Scriptures, therefore, must be understood through spirit content, spirit process, and spirit substance.  When taken as a product of flesh (carnal, material, social beings), the Scriptures display multiple patterns and similarities among the accounts found there that some will attribute to human characteristics, human error, and human nature.  While there are multiple ways to apply, explain and relate the information shared through sacred documents only a narrow band of these acknowledge, describe and demonstrate divine consciousness, holiness, and eternal purpose.

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.  Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.  And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.  Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.  And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.  (1st John 4:  12-16, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  To Express the Fullness of GOD? (07/09/2015); The Words Are Spirit? (06/03/2015); Getting It Right About Angels (05/10/2015); Those Who Read? (02/17/2015); The First Book of the Bible? (11/20/2014); The Beginning of Wisdom? (11/21/2014); The Male, the Female, and GOD (02/09/2014); Destroying the Resurrected Body? (02/10/2014); Before Abraham Was… (03/14/2013); A Golden Ticket? (11/30/2012); And This Was Good News (12/01/2012); Before the Fruit? (11/10/2012); Why “Mysterious” (11/11/2012)

 

Many seek to read and study the holy writings as a narrative using chronological order, and having a beginning, a middle, and an end.  However, the intent and process of divinity is one of introducing permanent change and transformation of ones spirit content.  While the narrative can be absorbing, rich, and riveting, it is incidental and minor.  The narrative is only a device to foster spiritual focus (we say, attention), and generate an appetite for genuine sacred power.  Those who hear, who understand, and who submit to Christ are to be used as living stones for a spiritual house of GOD upon the earth.  Those in error, who want to introduce other architectural plans and blueprints, fantasies, and vulgar notions of beauty and symmetry also are willing to use foreign materials and non-biblical resources they have seen others display in houses and structures to promote philosophy, science, technology and the world.  Christian believers are challenged to operate having a new consciousness of GOD that is to gradually overcome their inner process that now upholds continuing arbitrary differences, complacency, denial, digression, inconsistency, irregularity, and straying from the path of righteousness. 

The Holy Spirit has encouraged me to understand that the books of Moses and other scriptures (e.g., Proverbs) have been developed from collections of oral histories and tribal legacies along with ancient ceremonies, mysteries (i.e., special knowledge shared only with those initiated), practices, rites, and rituals provided by divinity for a priesthood upon the earth.  Such facts as dates or names of persons, places, and bodies of water may have had more than one spelling, may have been lost, and may have become different from local group to local group among the tribes of Jacob that were challenged to escape assimilation and genocide within Egypt as a cosmopolitan empire.  In addition to introducing civil code (we say, a formal system for recording and publishing legal statutes) with a written covenant and ceremonial law, Moses began the work to transform the diverse tribesmen and a raw multitude into a polished nation before GOD.

Because our study is to gain knowledge about the attributes, character, nature, and power of the Creator and Savior who is divine, the Bible allows believers to discover and realize the existence of GOD as divinity appearing through thousands of events, occurring within thousands of lives, over the course of thousands of years.  So to speak, readers are provided a divine listening post and point of view where even the feelings and private thoughts of others are audible and visible.  Quotations and references to things spoken by others do not have to be by-the-letter, exact, and word-for-word.  It is the gist, and intent that must be conveyed.  Where multiple accounts appear, their effect is to be additive (edification; more information is being supplied through distinctive details).  The goal is not to have the peace that comes by arrogance, ignorance, neglect, presumption, or self-importance.  Rather, it is to acquire balance, certainty, fullness, maturity, peace of mind, and stability.

Information that seems absent or missing from Scripture accounts, in fact, are supplied through operations of the Holy Spirit.  Many of the facts that appear within the Bible are in the nature of abbreviations, suggestions, and a vocabulary intended to provide possible approaches, examples, guidelines, outlines for understanding, general principles, and useful terms; and are not to serve as an accurate and exact compendium of all sacred knowledge that a believer must rely upon for all truth.  Thus, there is no list naming all the children born to Adam and Eve; and, while the Egyptian name given to Joseph appears, such names do not appear for his two sons Ephraim and Manasseh.  There is much that can be dealt with as secular knowledge irrelevant to ones continuing in faith.  For this reason, readers should receive peculiar translations and versions of the Bible as aides and tools, never as idols and mandates. The reader’s need is less for accurate and exhaustive data, an ability to recall and recite obscure details of esoteric information, or the skill to amuse and entertain as would a court storyteller.  The divine intent is to provide information that lifts and maintains awareness on a cosmic scale for comprehension, discernment, exchange and revelation.

Revelation is accomplished by divinity acting to show or speaking to provide new and otherwise hidden perception as well as by reconfiguring consciousness to establish fresh comprehension or insight.  The process of divinity for salvation even includes groanings which cannot be uttered (Romans 8:26, KJV).  Sacred knowledge is not solely by the finite and mechanical operations of intellect (we say, logic, reason) or sense (e.g., seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting) within created beings and living creatures.  Flesh must be overshadowed by living Spirit.

There is much more I could say that readers should carefully consider and spiritually internalize.  (For example, for the sake of completeness, the things revealed through the Scriptures also must address preexistence, the conditions and events before the creation of heaven and earth.  Yet, how much must believers know for their salvation and eternal life established through grace, by faith?  It is consistent with conceptions of divinity as having all authority, knowledge, and power that Deity should exist being immortal and sovereign as well.  Additionally, that GOD would breathe and impart substance permanently existing within divine person into figures and forms set apart to become living souls is no less appropriate as a clear and legitimate explanation for the origins of human life than the acknowledgment that mankind is an outcome of operations by an exalted will to complete deliberate, directed action upon an object composed and constructed within the divine mind.  Where we trust GOD to have given us the answers we need through the Bible, we stop asking questions to get the answers we don’t need.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

 

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

Marriage for Adam and Eve, and sexual sin are topics, today.  Also, there is more on immortality.  The “Yahoo! Answers” writer using the ID “Dorian Black” (Level 2 with 499 points, a member since June 17, 2011) posted the following:

 

Were Adam and Eve even married?

The bible says sex outside of marriage is a sin.

 

THE BATTLE AXE:  Immortality (02/08/2014)—Since the beginning, the excellence of humanity was to be its intimate relationship with GOD, not its longevity.  Knowledge, life, eternal purpose, and truth are not to be destroyed because of sin; however, they are all being changed and transformed through operations of GOD in Christ.  Through law, intimacy is achieved as obedience where one puts aside their own will to affirm and carry out the will of another.  Intimacy as the sharing of what is otherwise hidden or secret is accomplished as communion, prayer and revelation.  Intimacy is achieved as love when one adds value, and unselfishly provides benefit to another.  Through Jesus Christ, intimacy is achieved as union where there is agreement, mutual consent, oneness, and sameness of spirit content.

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Have we not all one father? hath not one God created us? why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the covenant of our fathers?  Judah hath dealt treacherously, and an abomination is committed in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah hath profaned the holiness of the LORD which he loved, and hath married the daughter of a strange god.  The LORD will cut off the man that doeth this, the master and the scholar, out of the tabernacles of Jacob, and him that offereth an offering unto the LORD of hosts.  And this have ye done again, covering the altar of the LORD with tears, with weeping, and with crying out, insomuch that he regardeth not the offering any more, or receiveth it with good will at your hand.  Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the LORD hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously:  yet is she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant.  And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.  For the LORD, the God of Israel, saith that he hateth putting away:  for one covereth violence with his garment, saith the LORD of hosts:  therefore take heed to your spirit, that ye deal not treacherously.  Ye have wearied the LORD with your words. Yet ye say, Wherein have we wearied him? When ye say, Every one that doeth evil is good in the sight of the LORD, and he delighteth in them; or, Where is the God of judgment?  (Malachi 2:  10-17, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Traditional Marriage? (12/18/2013); GOD Enjoys Judgment? (12/19/2013); About Sabbath (10/16/2013); We Shall Behold Him (10/17/2013); Desire for Love? (07/05/2013); The Church as a Bride? (05/15/2013); How Do I Repent? (05/16/2013); A Second Adam? (03/25/2013); GOD Hiding in Plain Sight (03/26/2013); A Life Companion? (11/07/2012); On Asking Why (11/08/2012)

 

“Dorian Black”, here are some points Christian believers have been privileged to receive by operation of the imparted, indwelling Spirit:

(1.)  Initially, the being that was formed and breathed into by GOD was intended to be a companion to the Creator, and therefore was not regarded as “alone”.  The man was placed within a living sphere (the earth), and would be a caretaker of all it would contain.  With formation of the woman, the male and female were a single “person” before GOD; and so they shared a single name, Adam.  All other life forms had been paired, and were essential to one another for reproduction.  Similarly, Adam and Eve were to be fruitful, multiply, and replenish the earth.

(2.)  Divine law existed in the place of celestial presence (we say, heaven) as the expressed will of GOD (we say, the Word) before the creation of Adam.  Sin first began to operate among the holy angels as hidden opposition to the continued existence of divine law, later, became defiance, and further on, was recognized as open rebellion.  The spirit union of the pair proceeded from GOD, and in social terms theirs was an “arranged marriage.”  Their sexual joining was not an act of disobedience (some say, original sin), or transgression of the law; and was consistent with the divine design.

There is far more to be said, properly shared, and spiritually understood.  (For example, (3.)  Adam and Eve did not have to meet the same challenges as couples today where marriage also pertains to  birth rights, proper passage through growth and developmental stages, inheritance, rites of passage, social customs, and cultural traditions.  Increasingly now, only holy matrimony establishes the original covenant relationship between GOD and mankind—where the male and female become one flesh, and GOD is the other.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.  (1st Peter 3:  7, KJV)

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

Adam and Eve, arranged marriages, and the world system are topics, today.  Also, there is more on being good stewards.  A “Yahoo! Answers” writer using the ID “Anon” (Level 5 with 6,115 points, a member since March 7, 2013) posted the following:

 

Why don’t Christians practice traditional marriage as God intended?

Traditional marriage = arranged marriage. Did God give Adam a choice between Eve and other women? No, he did not.

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And he certainly did not require Adam to get down on one knee and ask for Eve’s permission.

 

THE BATTLE AXE:  On Being Good Stewards (12/16/2013)—(6.)  Stewardship pertains to all the resources for life from GOD, and not merely to money and finances.  Our abilities, intellect, skills, and talents come to us as investments from GOD, and should provide a return to GOD in such aspects as honor, glory, obedience, reverence, thanksgiving, and worship.  Believers in Jesus are to provide leadership as stewards in the home, the community, and the workplace.  (7.)  The work of a sacred steward is the ministry of a prophet and spokesperson from GOD, for the steward is an agent and mediator specially appointed to regulate and distribute from the divine supply.  Because believers receive from godly abundance, and are commanded to serve all who are needy, we are often shocked and shaken (as were the apostles of Jesus) to find that we ourselves do not have enough for all.  On the one hand, we know whatever we give, or spend in our work as stewards, is to be understood as “on loan” to GOD, and the Almighty will repay.  On the other hand, renewing our supply may not be done immediately, and according to any human payment schedule.  Thus, in addition to giving over material goods and resources to the needy, the steward must continuously practice and provide to GOD acknowledgment, attention to detail, dutifulness, faithfulness, gratitude, humility, longsuffering, patience, praise, truthfulness, and worship.  Believers are correct to challenge themselves, push themselves, and so far as possible answer every request.  Yet, believers are to avoid “beating themselves up,” and “charging GOD foolishly.”  Where we find ourselves with only five loaves and two fishes, and are unable to multiply and share with a multitude of thousands, our readiness to serve and act with faith is not to be reduced or weakened.  The miracles of feeding five and then seven thousand began with an act of creation to establish divine order (seating everyone in groups of fifty).  Just as when we began, our focus is to continue uninterrupted upon the spiritual gifts, and upon the eternal and unseen things.  We must not forget that, in the process of GOD, by giving to just one, a blessing may come upon all (see 2nd Corinthians 5:  14-17 and Romans 5:  12-17, KJV).  Also, see Proverbs 19:  17, James 1:  27, James 2:  15-18, Matthew 16:  9-11, Luke 6:  1-15 and 25-41, 1st John 3:  16-18, 2nd Corinthians 4:  15-18, King James Version.

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?  And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,  And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?  Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.  They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away?  He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.  And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery:  and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.  His disciples say unto him, If the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry.  But he said unto them, All men cannot receive this saying, save they to whom it is given.  (Matthew 19:  3-11, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  The Bible and Genealogy (09/10/2013); Why GOD Does Not Tell All (09/11/2013); Desire for Love? (07/05/2013); Errors of King Solomon? (06/13/2013); Salvation for Atheists (06/14/2013); The Church as a Bride? (05/15/2013); How Do I Repent? (05/16/2013); Family and Romance (10/13/2012); Why Courage? (10/14/2012)

 

“Anon”, here are a few points that have been useful for understanding of marriage among many Christian believers:

(1.)  Marriage as a social institution is defined and structured by the “world,” and is distinct from marriage and holy matrimony that conform to divine law, and sacred presence in relationship.  Mankind has created and developed the world as a system of interconnected beliefs and practices that make contact and exchange easier, permit communication, and promote survival.

(2.)  GOD, who is spirit, has created and put forth mankind as well as the material sphere for human existence (i.e., the earth), while mankind, not GOD, generates and puts forth the world.  Although many of the patterns, rules and standards that make up the world speak of GOD and spirit, they do so using the frameworks of time, space and finite awareness. 

(3.)  What the world calls the “marriage” of the male, Adam, to the female, Adam (as she was called by GOD), can not be properly understood using only the tools of the world—and the same may be said for family, incest, love, parenting and populating the earth.  Thinking after the world, many fail to realize that both marriage and divorce are emblems of divine authority (what GOD has joined together, etc.).  The world defines good/bad, real/unreal, right/wrong, true/false and many other aspects of its own existence centering only upon flesh (i.e., appetite such as hunger, thirst, sexual craving; sense such as hearing, tasting, touching; and mental activity such as desire, imagination, reasoning, recall).

There is far more to be said, correctly shared, and spiritually understood.  ( For example, (4.)  Eve—the name given by the male to the female—means “mother of all living.”  While Eve gave birth to her own kind, and first accomplished human reproduction in the earth, Eve was to be a “caretaker” of all, not the one to give birth to every species and kind upon the earth.  In fulfillment of divine purpose, Eve was to be a “life companion” to Adam, that would not separate Adam from GOD.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

 

New Disclaimer

A parable is used, today, to share points on the fall of Adam and Eve.  Also, there is more on knowledge of GOD among the holy angels.  A “Yahoo! Answers” writer using the ID “william” (Level 2 with 354 points, a member since September 30, 2013) posted the following originally asked at Yahoo Answers United Kingdom:

Why did god get so cross when adam and eve ate an apple?

I mean seriously it’s not like the raped or murdered anybody
if he didn’t want them to eat it he shouldn’t have put the tree of knowledge in the garden of eden

THE BATTLE AXE:  Does Satan Know? (11/06/2013)—The holy angels appear as divine instruments and spokespersons in prophecy; and may appear in forms that exhibit animal features, geometric polygons, or beings that fly using wings (see Ezekiel 10:  6-22, Genesis 28:  10-17 and Revelation 14:  6-12, KJV).  Confronting Jesus in the wilderness, Satan could not recognize the Son of GOD as someone he had seen before in the celestial presence, and so challenged Jesus to “appear” in his form as Son of the Highest.  Similarly, Satan came into the presence of Jesus, however, not in celestial form.  With this in view, believers are always wise to “try the spirits” (see Matthew 4:  1-11, Hebrews 1:  1-14, 2nd Corinthians 11:  13-15, 1st John 4:  1-6 and Revelation 22:  8-9, KJV).

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,  Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.  For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.  Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.  And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:  For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.  If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?  But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.  Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence:  shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?  For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.  Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous:  nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.  (Hebrews 12:  1-11, KJV)

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Why Jesus Used Parables (11/03/2013); Denying Baptism to Others (11/04/2013); Balaam (10/15/2013); About Sabbath (10/16/2013); Freewill is Finite (06/30/2013); GOD Intervenes? (07/01/2013); Words Spoken By GOD? (06/05/2013); Teachings on Judgment (06/06/2013); Those Who Never Heard? (06/07/2013); A Second Adam (03/25/2013); GOD Hiding in Plain Sight (03/26/2013)

“william”, here is a parable making a few points that help Christian believers understand the account of Adam (the single name given by GOD to both the male and female who existed before the Almighty as a single person):

Dad brought home a lovely box of assorted chocolate candies for mom on Valentine’s Day.  In celebration, she allowed each of her three little charges to choose from the assortment.  The next day, while she was out shopping, one of her boys decided he would have a sweet; so he went into mom’s room looking for the candies.  He reasoned that, she loved him so much she would want him to take freely of what dad had provided.  Besides, there were so many, she would still have plenty left.  He would only sniff out the mints; she probably would not miss one (or two); and, should she become angry, no one would ever trace the deed to himself were he careful to leave no trace of his having been there, and wash any residue from his hands.  After some searching, he found where the candies were “hidden” (i.e., stored to keep from melting, spoiling, etc.), carefully lifted the lid of the box, removed two stunners, and tried to carefully replace the tissues and wrapping paper as though they had not been disturbed.

Later, upon her return, mom went to her chocolates and found the box had been rifled.  She called the children to her, and asked what had gone on.  After several minutes of awkward denials and protestations of innocence, the matriarch “arbitrarily” declared that all would be on punishment (we say, lock down) until she would be told the truth concerning the “harmless” prank.  The children were sent to their room, where a pair of them insisted the culprit surrender himself.  As they heard their mother crying from her room, the innocents tried to explain why the game was up; that mom could see the stain of chocolate on his tongue, like they had done, and could smell the mint on his breath. 

The mother could have taken the chocolates with her, or eaten them all; and could have avoided leaving the candies as if bait or something to deliberately entrap her children.  Surely she knew, even from her own experience as a child, what could happen to luscious chocolates left unguarded.  Knowing her own children, she should have realized whether they all (or who would be the lone suspect that) might yield to appetite, and seek to gobble a treat from her treasure trove.  Had the offense remained only a simple filching of chocolates (i.e., taking what belongs to someone else without authority and permission—we say, stealing), the outcome might not have been a personal breakdown, maternal heartache and weeping.  No less important than a theft of unguarded chocolates, there also had been covetousness, deception, disrespect, dissembling, greed, impatience, lying, passive aggression, presumption, pretext, separation, trespassing into ones private space, and violation of trust.  A “hate crime” had been committed in the home.

There is far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually understood.  I trust this fragment will be useful.  Even so, be it unto you according to your faith.  Jesus is coming.  Grow in grace.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

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