Forbidden Fruit

FORBIDDEN FRUIT

Adam and Eve

Genesis 2: 15-17.

And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the Garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.  And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But 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.

 

What was the fruit that Eve ate in the Garden of Eden?

 

I believe it was a grape. Why, it says in Genesis 2:16-17, and the Lord God commanded the man, saying, of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But 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.

 

Adam was the first man that God created, and he was very special. He was created “in the image” of God Himself.

God planted a beautiful garden, the Garden of Eden. It had beautiful trees with delicious fruit – everything a person would need to eat. Right in the middle of the garden were the “tree of life” and the “tree of the knowledge of good and evil.”

 

And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden to maintain it and to keep it.  And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But 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. Genesis 2:15-17

 

Adam was all alone in the garden with no one to help him. So, God put Adam into a deep sleep and took one of his ribs and formed it into a woman to be Adam’s wife. Adam named her “Eve.”

 

Of all the animals God created, the serpent was the most tricky and deceitful. He came to Eve and asked, can you eat all the fruit in the garden?  Of Couse she replied, except the” fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil that we cannot eat. God says we must not eat it or even touch it, or we will die.”

 

“That’s a lie!” said the serpent. “You won’t die. God knows very well that when you eat it you will become like Him, you will know good from evil!” Eve looked at the fruit on the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and saw that it looked fresh and delicious. She thought the fruit would make her wise like the serpent said it would.

 

Satan’s main and only motive is to be like the Most High Isaiah 14:14, hence asking Jesus to worship him. His method of leadership is to rule like God. John 8:44 outlines this by saying Satan speaks from his own resources, opinion, idea, mind, hence encouraging Eve to think away from God in the garden, which she did, just as he told Jesus if thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread. Luke 4: 3.

 

She saw the fruit of the forbidden tree was good Genesis 3:6 and decided for herself that it edible. Satan wants all to think like he does individually, self-sufficiently and independently from God. Hence, unity is good for Christians because God’s way is not Satan’s way. What you’ve described are the fruit of Satan’s ways; investigate his motive and method and you will see a much bigger picture of what he is capable of.

 

The bible tells us not to be ignorant of Satan’s devices. So that tells us

Eve was convinced. She picked the fruit and ate it, and she gave some to Adam to eat, too. The fruit did not make Adam and Eve wise, but they did realize for the first time that they were not wearing any clothes. They were embarrassed and made themselves skirts of fig leaves.

 

Why is the vine tree for a Nazarite “forbidden fruit”? The vine tree is obviously forbidden fruit because it’s a type of blood fruit. The vine tree, grape juice, represents blood. The Bible, says He shall separate himself from wine and strong drink, and shall drink no vinegar of wine, or vinegar of strong drink, neither shall he drink any liquor of grapes, nor eat moist grapes, or dried. All the days of his separation shall he eat nothing that is made of the vine tree?  Numbers 6:3-4b.  According to the above passage, Vine tree bears the forbidden fruit of knowledge of good and evil, the forbidden fruit.

 

And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.  Matthew 26:26    And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; For this is my blood of the new testament. Then grape juice is a type of blood.

 

The forbidden tree and grape juice is forbidden to the Nazarite; but, if grape juice is a type of blood, then blood should be forbidden. So blood and grape juice are inseparably connected.  But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.  Genesis 9:4

 

Furthermore, it’s forbidden in the New Testament.  Not only under the law, and before the law, but after the law–before the law in Genesis 9:4, the blood is forbidden; under the law in Leviticus 17, blood is forbidden; and under grace blood is forbidden.  For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things; That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood.  Acts 15:28-29a.

 

God Was Angry

 

Later that day, God was walking in the Garden of Eden. Adam and Eve were ashamed of what they had done and afraid to face God, so they hid in the trees. But God knew they had eaten the forbidden fruit. Adam tried to put the blame on Eve, and Eve tried to put the blame on the serpent, but God was angry with all three of them.

 

God punished the serpent by cursing his kind. They would forever have to crawl on their bellies in the dust and be enemies of mankind.

God punished Adam and Eve, and all their descendants, by making their lives hard. No longer could they live in the perfect world of the Garden of Eden. Men would have to struggle and sweat for their existence. Women would have to bear children in pain and be ruled over by their husbands. Adam and Eve were thrown out of the beautiful Garden of Eden forever.

 

Lessons learned

 

This is more than a story about the first man and woman; it is a story about all of us. Adam and Eve thought they would get pleasure and wisdom from eating the forbidden fruit, but they got neither. Their lives were ruined because of their sin.

 

We may know right from wrong, but sometimes, like Adam and Eve, we give in to temptation and convince ourselves that doing wrong is actually a good thing. Also, like Adam and Eve, we often find that doing wrong gets us into trouble and has other bad results.

 

Blood was forbidden before the law Genesis 9, under the law Leviticus 17, after the law Acts 15. That blood is typified by grape juice. Therefore, grape juice is forbidden to a Nazarite. And grape juice comes from the grape, and the grape is said to come from a vine tree.

 

“This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee

 

When the ruler of the feast had the water that was made wine–now there’s water turned into grape juice. John 2: 9 -11.  In the New Testament, grape juice is a type of blood. When Christ shows up, the first thing He does is turn water into grape juice, and then He says grape juice is a type of blood.

 

But the first sign that affects the land of Egypt is in Exodus 4:8. And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe thee, neither hearken to the voice of the first sign, that they will believe the voice of the latter sign. And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe also these two signs, neither hearken unto thy voice, that thou shalt take of the water of the river, and pour it upon the dry land: and the water which thou taketh out of the river shall become blood upon the dry land.

 

Now let’s get this together. In the Old Testament, before the law–under the law–after the law–blood is forbidden. In the Old Testament, grape juice from a vine tree is forbidden to a Nazarite.

So it’s a picture of getting life from water.  And the first life in the Bible, in Genesis chapter 1, came from water. The Lord said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life.

So the first thing Moses does is take that water and turn that water into blood.

Now, water, grape juice, and blood–those three things right there–are connected inseparably in the word of God. Those things are right in there; there’s no way you can get those things apart. Water is going to grape juice, water is going to blood, blood and grape juice are connected.

 

And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.Genesis 2:23:

Christ coming in the room in the resurrection. Luke 24: 39.  Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones as ye see me have. The resurrection body has no blood. Neither did Adam.

 

First Corinthians 15. It has flesh and bones, it has a circulatory system-but there’s no blood in the system! First Corinthians 15:50: Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God. Your blood can’t get in. You’ll have glorified flesh and bones, but no blood.

Verse 45: So it is written, the first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. Then Adam, when he was made, had flesh and bones but no blood. Christ, when He arose from the dead, had flesh and bones but no blood. At the Rapture, you’ll have flesh and bones but no blood.

 

Question

 

How, where and when did Adam and Eve got their blood? I believe that they got it from their mouth gate when they ate the forbidden Spiritual fruit which means blood.

 

There’s a fig tree in that garden, there is tree of knowledge of good and evil.  There is a tree of life; there is fig tree in the garden. Genesis 2: 9.

When the Lord drives Adam and Eve out of the garden, Genesis 3:18, he says, Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee.  In the above passage there are thorns and thistles, a fig tree, a tree of life, a tree of knowledge of good and evil.

The trees went forth on a time to anoint a king over them; and they said unto the olive tree, Reign thou over us. And the trees said to the fig tree, Come thou, and reign over us.  Then said the trees unto the vine, Come thou, and reign over us.  Then said all the trees unto the bramble, Come thou, and reign over us. Judges 9: 8-14

And what is olive oil a picture of in the Bible? A type of the Holy Spirit. Therefore, the tree of life is an olive tree.

The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor. He has sent Me to heal the broken hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed. . .. Luke 4:18

 

The Lord told Adam, Be fruitful and multiply. He told Noah, Be fruitful and multiply.

He told Adam, Replenish the earth. He told Noah, Replenish the earth.

 

Adam is naked; Noah is naked. Genesis 9:20-21. And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard: And he drank of the wine, and was drunken;

That’s what Adam did. So, what they took was a grape because obviously that’s a supernatural tree with supernatural properties. But it is a grape tree. And from henceforth, forevermore, drunkenness and nakedness are always associated.

 

Genesis 19:31–32 tells us that Lot’s daughters believed there would be no man for them and no children. This may be because they saw the destruction of Sodom and believed they were the only people left on earth. They were trying to preserve the family line. Why did Lot have sex with his own daughters? He got drunk. Yes, his daughters conspired to get him drunk, but Lot willingly drank and, when he was drunk, he lost what little control and common sense he had Genesis 19:30–38, and this is the final step in Lot’s backsliding. The lesson we learn from this is, when a person has too much to drink, he does not make good choices and loses control of his morals and operates out of the sinful, carnal nature.
Habakkuk 2:15 Woe unto him that giveth his neighbour drink, that puttest thy bottle to him, and makest him drunken also, that thou mayest look on their nakedness.

If people want to take each other’s clothes off, they get them drunk first to quiet their conscience. Genesis chapter 2; chapter 3. Unfortunately, drunkenness is the commonest sight us see in society these days.  May God help His people.

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