Do we call God a liar with our choices? Did Satan tell Eve that God was a liar in order for her to pick the wrong fruit? What choice of fruit are we picking as Christians? How do we combat picking the wrong “fruit” for our lives? Did Eve quote scriptures to Satan, as Jesus did in the wilderness in his hour of temptation?
Upon waking every day, we start making choices: to get up, what to wear, what’s for breakfast, and so on. Choices, it’s what we do…all day long. Don’t you think it’s kinda strange that Adam, in the garden, was only given choices by God? Well, he was. But also, he was given a “not to do” that was not a choice, not to eat of the forbidden fruit from the forbidden tree. You will notice that the only OTHER choice given to Adam and Eve was by the serpent. It was, and became, a bad choice. It wasn’t that they did not remember God’s words to them not to touch it or eat of it, because Eve did repeat God’s word to the serpent.
The woman said to the serpent, “We many eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.'”
And like Jesus in the wilderness fasting for 40 day and nights, when Satan presented him with a different choice than what Jesus knew God wanted him to do, Jesus quoted scriptures back to Satan, the serpent, using God’s words, just as Eve did. The difference was that Jesus did not succumb to Satan’s persuasive argument the first time, second time, or even the third time, even though he was tempted.
But, Adam and Eve, unfortunately DID succumb.
Well, you might say, they didn’t have any scriptures to quote from.
Well, yes they did. Not written, of course, but what is written scriptures but the spoken word of God, just as God’s word to them, Adam and Eve, in the garden was not to touch or eat of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Written or spoken, if God speaks, it is His word and it will not bend, break, or change.
But, you might say, wasn’t Jesus different than Adam? or Eve?
No, he wasn’t. Both were created by God, one straight from the ground, and one in Mary, Jesus’s mother’s womb. They were both directly created by God. They were and are the only two. Adam and Jesus were not created by man. Eve was created directly from the man, Adam. Every other person born on earth are from man, either from a womb or cloned. God created Jesus in Mary’s womb without a man’s sperm.
Jesus became the “seed of the woman” that God prophesied to the serpent, that old serpent Satan, when he brought a judgement to Satan in the garden, after he brought a judgement to both Adam and to Eve. You see, God did not blame the serpent alone for their wrong choices of disobedience made at that tree. He singled each one out for their own individual choice to go against Him, God. They each broke a word from God, and His word is law. But note this here, God will also singe each and every one of us out for our disobedience to His word, our crimes (sin) against heaven.
“And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.” Genesis 3:15 NKJV
Note the pronouns of “he” and “him” here; a person. You see, when the serpent, Satan, which means adversary, tempted Eve, he did essentially called God a liar.
“You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
Satan did the same with Jesus in the wilderness. Subtle, subversive, persuasive, and evil incarnate, Satan will always give us a choice that calls God a liar, himself the truth, even though he is the total opposite of truth.
When Adam and Eve decided to be disobedient to God, their father, they were essentially saying, with their actions, He was wrong, misspoken…a liar. We do the same when we disobey God’s word, choose a different path. Most of us don’t realize that a different path other than God’s will, is a choice given to us by Satan.
That is why Jesus was always one hundred percent obedient to his Father…God. Jesus, through disobedience, would never call his Father, God a liar.
The moral of the story…every time we as individuals are disobedient to God, we are essentially calling God a liar. Because God’s word is true. And we become the liars.
Jesus said this, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6 NKJV
Let God be the truth, and every man be a liar. Romans:3:4
Jesus was and is the living word of God…the truth. God is the truth. That is why God, Jesus, and Holy Spirit are one-in-the-same. They are truth! God can never lie, because truth can never lie. The truth will always be the truth whether we are obedient to it or not.
Jesus also said this. “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father in heaven. Matthew 7:21 NKJV
How many of us today, if we challenge ourselves truly, can say we are doing the will of our Father, God? I will tell you this…the first order of business in our lives to do the will of God is to accept Jesus Christ as our savior. This choice IS THE BEGINNING OF DOING THE WILL OF FATHER GOD!
If you have not, repent of your sins today, quit calling God a liar, and ask Jesus to come into your heart. If you say you don’t need Jesus and can go to heaven some other way, you ARE calling God a liar.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son, that WHOSOEVER believes in him shall have everlasting life.” John 3:16 in any version of the Bible.
If you are sincere, and accepted Jesus as your savior, he will come into your heart and give you eternal life with him and our Father God. And praise the Lord!!!
Please leave me a comment and tell me what you think. If you accepted Jesus please let me know so I can rejoice with you and the angels in heaven. Every time a sinner repents, the angels in heaven rejoice.
With love to you,
From Romance & the Homestead,
In my books, the Snowflakes Series, each of my characters learn that each of them are a unique individual created by God. Just as a snowflake is. Guess how many unique snowflakes are in a snow storm? Can’t guess? Well, no one can. Just as no one can guess the number of Abraham’s children. Why? God told Abraham that his children would be as the sand of the seas, and the stars in the heavens. It was God’s promise, His word to Abraham. If you are a Christian, you have been adopted into the body of Christ, and as such, because Jesus was a Jew, an Israelite, a descendent of Abraham, you are too! If you are not, you are still a unique creation of God. And God created you for a reason. That first and number one reason is to come to God through Jesus.
It is not God’s will that …any should perish, but all should come to repentance.
In each of my stories my characters have circumstances where they too have to make choices; to do God’s will, or not to. Just as we are in life. And as such, they have to deal with their struggles and the outcome of each choice, just as we do. Because that is what a Christian life is all about, trials in life where we have to make a choice. It is best to always choose to be obedient to God, even if we think the outcome is not going to be what we want.
In my first Snowflake story, The Love of the Caretaker, the main character, Molly, has some difficult choices to make, to give up the love of her life, Dance, rodeo champion, or be obedient to God!
Come find out what choices Molly makes and the final outcome of her choices in The Love of the Caretaker. And the hard choices Dance had to struggle with to come into the will of God and find true love.
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In book two of my Snowflakes Series, Sandy Iris has to make a choice of running from her past still, or confronting it. She certainly cannot bare her soul to the wealthy, and ultra handsome Lucas, or can she? Could she change her opinion of him? Could he of her? And what about that first kiss? Could it change everything? Could true love be in the air at the Jake & Jewel Ranch?
Come find out what choices Sandy Iris and Lucas make in, Journey into Love.
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In book three of Snowflakes, Cindy has led a troubled life, and rejected the same man twice. But when she is at her rock bottom, can she go back and bare her soul and trust the same man, Luke, whose heart she had broken twice, to give her a brighter tomorrow? One she has always dreamed of, but could never attain on her own? Was it God’s will to go back, or just her desperation? Would Luke ever give her the time of day again.
Luke certainly didn’t trust her and had good reason not to as he wondered what nefarious reason Cindy was back at the Jake & Jewel Ranch. Even knowing God required him to forgive her, he didn’t want to.
Come find out the hard choices Cindy and Luke had to make in their struggle if they were going to pursue the will of God for their individual lives and find true love.
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