Apple have many symbols, from a computer, a Towns nickname, and the forbidden fruit. Isn’t it strange how we associate these many symbols to a beautiful fruit that the CREATOR made for us to consume? This is not a summery on types or what you should look for in an apple, but what the symbol for the forbidden fruit represents and have you chosen it not knowing.
I was watching a pastor on TV when he made a statement that made me grab my Bible. Genesis 3 (TLV) 1 But the serpent was shrewder than any animal of the field that Adonai Elohim made. So it said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from all the trees of the garden’?”
2 The woman said to the serpent, “Of the fruit of the trees, we may eat. 3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God said, ‘You must not eat of it and you must not touch it, or you will die.’”
4 The serpent said to the woman, “You most assuredly won’t die! 5 For God knows that when you eat of it, your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” From there my spouse and I had a very heavy discussion, that revealed to me a great mystery.
Starting in Genesis 2:7 God made man, then planted a garden and placed the man there in which HE instructed the man, in verse 15. Then in Verse 16 Then Adonai Elohim commanded the man saying, “From all the trees of the garden you are most welcome to eat. 17 But of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil you must not eat. For when you eat from it, you most assuredly will die! Reading on you see how HE instructed the man to name all the creature, then later causing the man to sleep so He took a rib to create a helpmate for the man.
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From the end of chapter 2 to the beginning of chapter 3 there is no conversation with the CREATOR and the woman. Strange how did she know that she was not to eat of from that particular tree? There is nothing to suggest that she knew by osmosis, so we conclude that the man must have told her. Did the man embellish what the CREATOR said or did she do this on her own?
Now here is the mystery, we tell ourselves I would not have gone against the CREATOR, I would have just walked away from the serpent and not listen to him. You would say to yourself “There is no way I’m going to eat that apple”. This is a noble idea, but how many of us listen people in authority, be it a pastor, lay leader, or someone in your study group and take what they say as gospel or truth? or take what is said and embellish our own thoughts?
We need to be like the Brereans and test their words against what the CREATOR actually said. HIS word is life and truth, in which HIS spirit lives. HIS word says in the last days even the Elect will be deceived and many will come in sheep clothing. Let us (that’s all of us) discern what the Spirit is saying to us by asking the CREATOR through HIS Spirit to show us the truth, not mans head knowledge.
Please forgive me for I have eaten the apple in the past, but now I pray to do my due diligent to bring all words spoken, mine and others, before the CREATOR for the truth.