If you clean out the cob webs, your faith will work better!
Before Adam transgressed the commandment, God spoke directly to him.
“Then God said, ‘Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion...over all the earth...’” (Genesis 1:26)
“Then God blessed them, and God said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion...over every living thing that moves on the earth.”(Genesis 1:28) God spoke words transferring authority on earth to man.
Two Trees—Man’s Right to Choose
“And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, ‘Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.’”
Daath: Hebrew word for knowledge in Genesis 2:16-17: perception, knowledge, skill, discernment, understanding, wisdom. This is knowledge that comes through the five-sense realm where natural reasoning takes over all decision making.
“Well, what’s wrong with that?”
This is a terribly degraded position from God’s original intent where Adam heard directly from God. Adam’s sin opened the door to the satanic realm of darkness to influence mankind on earth. Our generation has seen the rise of ungodly men who continually desire to remove God’s goodness from schools, government, business, entertainment, and so on.
The Apostle James reveals there is wisdom that does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, and demonic. (See James 3:13-18)
“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10)
The Born Again Man—Christ in You the Hope of Glory
You are a spirit. When God speaks, He speaks to your spirit, especially through the scriptures. To live and prosper in God’s fullness of authority, you have to hear from God...on the inside. Practice every day walking in God’s presence, meditating on scripture. This is called abiding in Him. This is called fellowship.
“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind...” (Romans 12:2)
This is how we develop ourselves to hear from God inwardly, rather than relying on the five-sense realm for answers and direction. Before Christ, you were depending on your senses and earthly wisdom to tell your soul what to do. Now, as you develop in walking in the spirit by faith in God, your inner man becomes illuminated with life and tells your mind, “Go here,” or “do this.” (See Isaiah 30:21) That is being led by the Holy Spirit!
This is that...which God spoke to Moses:
“But the word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, that you may do it.
‘See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil...choose life that both you and your descendants may live...’”
(See Deuteronomy 30:14-20)