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Sunday, June 12, 2016

The Lion King pt 6 - (thorn tree)

Genesis 2:17  "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."

tree = H6086. ‛êts (ates) - From H6095; a tree (from its firmness); hence wood (plural sticks): carpenter, gallows, helve, pine, plank, staff, stalk, stick, stock, timber, tree, wood.

H6095. âtsâh (Haw-tsaw') - A primitive root; properly to fasten (or make firm), that is, to close (the eyes): - shut.

H6096. ‛âtseh (aw-tseh') - From H6095; the spine (as giving firmness to the body): - back bone.

We know from The Lion King III that the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, in Eden, was satan.  The knowledge of good and evil means "two" minded, or two-spirited, and hypocrisy, or simply to know good but to do evil.  There was no literal eating of "forbidden" apples.  Jesus Christ, the Tree of Life, or as the Shepherd, the great apple tree, is not a literal tree.  Satan was not a literal tree, either. 

In the Strong's Concordance, the word "tree" is "ets" in Hebrew, and it comes from "atsah", a primative root meaning to "fasten" or "to close" or "shut" the eyes.  The word "atsah" comes from the word "atseh", meaning the "spine" or "back bone".  So what we have is a torso, which we still refer today as the "trunk" of the body.  The trunk houses the spinal cord that connect to the brain.  The nervous system of the body consists of the brain, spinal cord, sensory organs and all of the nerves connecting the organs with the rest of the body.  Together, these organs have responsibility over controlling the body and communication amongst its many parts.  The brain and spinal cord form the central nervous system, or CNS, where decisions are made.

Your brain guards the pupils of your eyes, and it has a "blinking center" that controls the automatic nerve action of blinking.  Now you see the relationship between the Hebrew word "ets" with its root words, "atsah" and "atseh".  The trees are symbolic of people, hence "I see men as trees, walking" in Mark 8:24. 

Song of Solomon 2:3  "As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste."

The girl, representing the bride of Christ, in the Song of Solomon is comparing her love, the Shepherd, symbolic of Jesus Christ, to a great apple tree.  Think about it.  Jesus, the Living Word, is sweet to your spiritual stomach, or mind.  When you take of the truth of His Word, it fills you and you want all of it.  You also want to share it because it's so nourishing and good.  Christ is the great apple tree and His fruit is perfect and good.
Revelation 2:7  "He that hath an ear, let him hear what The Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the Tree of Life, which is in the midst of the paradise of GOD."

Luke 3:9  "And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: every tree therefore which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire." 

Luke 6:43  "For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit."

In the Garden of Eden, the Tree of Life was Jesus Christ.  The verses in Luke can be applied to our understanding of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, in the Garden of Eden, which was satan.  He is a double-minded, hypocritical being.  He cannot be both good and evil, bringing forth good fruit and corrupt fruit.  "Cast into the fire" is the destination for satan (Rev 20:10), his lieutenants, and those on dark ride no. "13".

Luke 6:44  "For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes."

Luke 6:45  "A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.

You know a man by his deeds and ye shall not respect persons in judgment (Deut 1:17).  Satan is physically beautiful and extremely intelligent.  He once held the title of protecting cherub.  If you judge people by the appearance, via carnal measurements and worldly standards, you'll end up loving the world and the things of the world.  This is a simple lesson that many Christians fail to understand, because they love to praise men and their words.  People love "great" teachers, athletes, business men, scientists and musicians, etc, but they don't praise GOD for the very gifts that allow such men to be seen as great in the eyes of mankind. 

Figs and thorns should take your memory back to the events in the Garden of Eden, even to the beginning of the original wheat and tare.  The tares are also the naughty, or bad, figs as spoken of in Jeremiah Ch 24.  The bramble should remind you of Judges Ch 9. 

Judges 9:15  "And the bramble said unto the trees, If in truth ye anoint me king over you, then come and put your trust in my shadow: and if not, let fire come out of the bramble, and devour the cedars of Lebanon."

The bramble is basically a spiny shrub or thorn tree.  It's not going to provide you air condition-like shade during the heat of the day, because it doesn't cast much of a shadow.  So the bramble is a liar, like satan, whose shadow brings only deception, confusion and hypocrisy.  In the Bible, the cedars of Lebanon are symbolic of GOD's children.  Now let's go back to the Garden of Eden.

Genesis 2:25  "And they were both naked, the man [Adam] and his wife [Eve], and were not ashamed."

In this verse, it is emphasized that "the man" Adam and his wife, Eve, were nude and not ashamed.  There was nothing for them to be ashamed of, for they hadn't "eaten" or "dined" with satan, yet.  Only innocent souls, such as children, can run together nude through a garden completely unashamed.  Adam and Eve possess no lust or perversions in their minds and hearts at this time.

There is no such thing as a literal, physical tree with a mind of hypocrisy and double-mindedness.  Trees do what GOD intended them to do; they follow GOD's laws of nature and are in complete submission to the ALMIGHTY. 

Genesis 2:16  "And the LORD GOD commanded the man [the Adam], saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:" 

Genesis 2:17  "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 3:1  "Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD GOD had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath GOD said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?"

serpent = H5175. nâchâsh (naw-khawsh') - From H5172; a snake (from its hiss): - serpent.

beast = H2416. chay (khah'ee) - From H2421; alive; hence raw (flesh); fresh (plant, water, year), strong; also (as noun, especially in the feminine singular and masculine plural) life (or living thing), whether literally or figuratively: -    + age, alive, appetite, (wild) beast, company, congregation, life (-time), live (-ly), living (creature, thing), maintenance, + merry, multitude, + (be) old, quick, raw, running, springing, troop.

The serpent, satan, is more subtil and cunning than all other flesh in the Garden of Eden.  He's even wiser than the wisest in the ways of the world.  Satan is slick and poses his question in a way that he can setup a trap for half-truths and deception.  He also speaks in the third person, including himself in "every tree of the garden".

Genesis 3:2  "And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:"

Genesis 3:3  "But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, GOD hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die."

touch = H5060. nâga‛ (naw-gah') - A primitive root; properly to touch, that is, lay the hand upon (for any purpose; euphemistically, to lie with a woman); by implication to reach (figuratively to arrive, acquire); violently, to strike (punish, defeat, destroy, etc.): - beat, (X be able to) bring (down), cast, come (nigh), draw near (nigh), get up, happen, join, near, plague, reach (up), smite, strike, touch.

Satan, the tree of the knowledge of hypocrisy and double-mindedness, is corrupt and his works are evil.  For a corrupt tree bringeth not forth good fruit.  Interestingly, Eve is the first to mention fruit.  The "fruit" from this tree, as a result of sexual intercourse between a woman and the leader of the fallen angels, satan, is a child (Cain).  Eve will partake of satan's lies and his seed, or sperma.  Fruit is also connected with seed.  There are seeds for sowing (in your mind), seeds for eating (for your physical body) and seeds for procreation.

Eve ended her sentence with "lest ye die", but we know from Genesis 2:17, GOD said "thou shalt surely die".  The phrase, "neither shall ye touch it" is new information to the reader, because they were not stated in Genesis Ch 2.  We're provided with more detail here to what GOD commanded Adam and Eve concerning the trees.  Let's analyze the phrase further and look at the Hebrew word for "touch", which is "naga".  It can mean to touch, or draw near, such as in Exodus 19:12.  Or it can mean to touch in a sexual manner or lie, as in sexual intercourse with someone, as in Genesis 20:6.   

Genesis 20:3  "But GOD came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, Behold, thou art but a dead man, for the woman which thou hast taken; for she is a man's wife."

Genesis 20:6  "And GOD said unto him in a dream, Yea, I know that thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart; for I also withheld thee from sinning against Me: therefore suffered I thee not to touch her."

Now, is it a sin to touch a tree?  Or is it a sin to "touch" someone other than your own spouse?  Which version are you going to believe?  Use some common sense here.  GOD's command to Eve was to not touch, or lie, with satan.

Genesis 3:6  "And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat."

good = H2896. ṭôb (tobe) - From H2895; good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well): - beautiful, best, better, bountiful, cheerful, at ease, X fair (word), (be in) favour, fine, glad, good (deed, -lier, liest, -ly, -ness, -s), graciously, joyful, kindly, kindness, liketh (best), loving, merry, X most, pleasant, + pleaseth, pleasure, precious, prosperity, ready, sweet, wealth, welfare, (be) well ([-favoured]).

food = H3978. ma'ăkâl (mah-ak-awl') - From H398; an eatable (including provender, flesh and fruit): - food, fruit, ([bake-]) meat (-s), victual.

pleasant = H8378. ta'ăvâh (tah-av-aw') - From H183 (abbreviated); a longing; by implication a delight (subjectively satisfaction, objectively a charm): - dainty, desire, X exceedingly, X greedily, lust (ing), pleasant. See also H6914.

H183. 'âvâh (aw-vaw') - A primitive root; to wish for: - covet, (greatly) desire, be desirous, long, lust (after).

The tree, satan, appeared pleasurable, pleasant and favourable for flesh/fruit, in the carnal sense.  He was "pleasant to the eyes", meaning lust in Eve's eyes.  The word "wise" in this verse refers to carnal knowledge, which is enlightenment in the occult through esoteric knowledge.  The real sin in the Garden was a satanic sex rite, an initiation, and the participants were satan, Eve and Adam.

Satan's not an actual tree and would never use a piece of fruit to tempt anyone.  To put it bluntly, a harlot doesn't tempt you with peaches from trees or pineapples from plants.  The devil's style and method of operation has been the same for thousands of years.  When you hear the WORD as a fable with a talking snake and sinful fruit, you've fulfilled 2 Timothy 4:3-4, and heathens mock you for good reason.  Because, honestly, you're Biblically illiterate and you've put your understanding of the WORD in the hands of indoctrinated men and their systems.  Satan will use things such as pride; perversion; lust; greed; drugs; sex; and fame, etc, to tempt you to go his way, to be a little god... a fake one.  For there is nothing new under the sun.  Satan is the bramble, or thorn tree, the counterfeit lion king.

The Lion King - pt 7 (Garden of Eden)
The Lion King - pt 8 (sweeter than honey)
The Lion King - pt 9 (false lion of Judah)

To be continued...

Mr baptist.