‘When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and ate…’
The woman knows –by seeing – that the fruit can be touched without any harm to her –and that it is good for food. She also sees that it a ‘delight to the eyes’ –similar words as used in Genesis 2:9 to describe the trees made by YeHoWaH Elohim –‘pleasing to the sight/in appearance and good for food’. Again evidence confirmed by her natural eyes – the serpent thus strengthening her reasoning by way of the flesh. Two counts in favour of the serpent’s lie concerning God’s intention for them. Two things she has (so far) learnt by experience with her eyes of flesh. The serpent was right on both counts, then comes the third: fully aware of her design as an ‘ezer kenegedo’ the serpent dangles what appears to be a legitimate ‘good’ before her eyes of understanding: Continue reading →
Isaiah gives an interesting and relevant description that speaks clearly, I think, of Adam in Genesis. ‘… YeHoWaH will cut off from Israel both head and tail, … the elders and dignitaries (honorable men) are the head, the prophets who teach lies are the tail. Those who guide this people mislead them, and those who are guided are led astray (swallowed up/engulfed).’ Isaiah 9:14-16Continue reading →
This is very familiar church advice offered to abused wives throughout Western communities around the world. After careful consideration and proper exegesis, one could come to the conclusion that Eph 5:22 is not being used in its proper context. This however, is not the reason for this post.
I know there are many scholarly blogs and sermons written on the subject of violence in the church, this is just my take on the matter. I may not be a scholar but I’ve been given a sound and clear mind through my Saviour and He has given us the ability to reason.
I recently read Martin Gilbert’s “Israel – A History” which takes the reader through Israel’s history from the time Jewish people had lived in the land and were immigrating in the 1800s, right through and up to 2008.
I was particularly impressed with one of the four principles Ben Gurion intended would guide him in his leadership of the new state of Israel. Along with collective responsibility within the government, a strengthening of ties and working for peace for Israel’s national and international relations and maintaining a Labor majority in Government is the following statement: Continue reading →
1First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, 2for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. 3This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
Heavenly Father, we ask for Your grace to be poured out on New Zealand. We are petitioning You on behalf of the people of New Zealand. Thank you for the peace and tranquility that are part of our daily life in New Zealand. We pray for the leaders of New Zealand, for all who are in authority and we ask that they will lead in godliness and truth. Yahweh, you desire for all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of truth. Please change New Zealand to become a nation that serves you once again. Please soften the hearts of those in power and reveal to them who You are. Teach them to do good and love mercy. Please give them wisdom to rule as You would want them to. We pray this in the name of Yeshua. Amen
We need to understand what Eve was missing of YeHoWaH Elohim’s command, and what was added, as to why she was so vulnerable to being deceived. Please access the pdf comparison chart here from the last post. My comments will work their way down the chart.
Firstly the command was given to Adam. This may be a possible explanation as to why nothing happened when she ate of the fruit, the consequences only occurring after he himself ate. Scripture does say that she ‘fell into transgression’ but her ‘sinning was not like the transgression of Adam’ –her hand was forced so to speak – being tricked/deceived into breaking the command whereas his was a deliberate action.