By Carron Lake @ www.thelightoftheword.org

“Turn, O backsliding children, saith the LORD; for I am married
unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two
of a family, and I will bring you to Zion”
(Jeremiah 3:14).

Many of my brothers and sisters have been led to look at GOD’S Ten Commandments from a distorted point of view. And because they have viewed GOD’S Covenant Word from a distorted point of view, the enemy has made it difficult for many to open their hearts to hear The Truth of GOD’S Covenant Word to them. But GOD has not been caught off guard by the works of the adversary against the souls of men. For GOD knew beforehand what the adversary would do, to deceive men from following The Truth of GOD’S Covenant Word. GOD had planted The Seed of Truth in the heart of Adam and Eve in The Garden of Eden before they sinned against HIM and HIS Word, to be expelled from The Garden of Eden, that they might not eat of The Tree of Life and live in sin forever. It is only by understanding The Seed of Truth planted in the heart of man that we can comprehend GOD’S Covenant Word, Who has been given to all, who will receive Him.

What is This Seed of Truth that was hid in the heart of Adam and Eve before they sinned? To reveal The Truth of GOD’S Covenant Word, GOD made man in HIS Own Image to reveal The Truth of GOD’S Covenant Word to all. And for a long time the adversary has been trying to destroy the marriage institution, which is one of the means by which GOD revealed to man The Truth, which HE established in man before sin.

In revealing The Truth on the creation of man, Moses was led to write The Book of Genesis, which is the book of beginnings. In this book it is written that, “God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his [own] image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them” (Genesis 1:26, 27). This was an introduction in the creation week of when GOD created Adam and Eve. But in the second chapter of Genesis, GOD by HIS Word unveils more details on HIS creation of man, during the creation week. The Word said, “And the LORD God formed man [of] the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul” (Genesis 2:7).

At this point, GOD by HIS Word had established a hidden Truth by the creation of man, before He made the woman Eve. This hidden Truth could not be understood by Adam until he was ready to comprehend what GOD was revealing to him in HIS work of creation by HIS Word. After giving Adam the commands on the prescribed menu of what not to eat, and what foods were safe to eat, The Word said, “And the LORD God said, [It is] not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him” (Genesis 2:18).

Notice that The LORD God did not just create the female and brought her unto Adam to fulfill his need. GOD was concerned not only with the health of man by what was given him to eat, but was also concerned about his ability to comprehend, not just the physical things of creation, but also The Spiritual things, that would reveal the things of GOD, WHO has created all things by HIS Word. Many have eyes to see the physical things that can be seen, but they will clearly admitted to their blindness when they do not see the Spiritual Things of GOD through the things GOD has made.

Before making the woman Eve, The Word said, “And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought [them] unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that [was] the name thereof. And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him” (Genesis 2:19-20).

Notice that GOD has in mind to create a helpmate for Adam, but before HE does this HE presented the animals HE created to Adam to see what he would name them. But this was only the physical level. On the spiritual level HE wanted to see if Adam would discern the hidden Truth, which he could not have known until he saw the need for a mate after his own kind. By presenting all the animals, which had male and female for every kind in the presentation, after the presentation of the animals came to and end, Adam saw that there was not found among them a helpmate for him. And He was not designed by GOD to reproduce his own kind on his own, which is another hidden Truth that reveals to us something about GOD. For it is by HIS Word that HE created all things.

And once Adam recognized his need, it is written that, “…the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man” (Genesis 2:21, 22). Notice that GOD did not just go to the same source of dust, to create the woman and bring her unto Adam, to be his helpmate. No. Again GOD was revealing something about relationships, about HIS relationship to man by HIS Word through Whom HE has created all things. For The Word of GOD was not unrelated to GOD, He is The Son of GOD through Whom GOD made all things.

When Eve was brought to Adam, “…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. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh” (Genesis 2:21, 22). Notice that Adam recognized that Eve was made of his bone and of his flesh. She was made to be one with him, and he, to be one with her. And The Son of GOD was one with The Father in nature and likeness, because He is The Expressed glory of The Father.

It is placed in writing that, “God Himself gave Adam a companion. He provided "an help meet for him"--a helper corresponding to him--one who was fitted to be his companion, and who could be one with him in love and sympathy. Eve was created from a rib taken from the side of Adam, signifying that she was not to control him as the head, nor to be trampled under his feet as an inferior, but to stand by his side as an equal, to be loved and protected by him. A part of man, bone of his bone, and flesh of his flesh, she was his second self; showing the close union and the affectionate attachment that should exist in this relation. "For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it." Eph. 5:29. . . .” (The Faith I Live by, Page 251)

Paul wrote of, “Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so [let] the wives [be] to their own husbands in every thing. Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church. Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife [see] that she reverence [her] husband” (Ephesians 5:20-33).

As members of the body of Christ, The Covenant Word of The Commandments reveals this union between The Divine and the creation, which makes us one by the indwelling of The Seed--The Covenant Word of Life in man. For it is by His Spirit that we live, because we are joined together in life by Him.

Notice also that Adam and Eve were the first of their kind upon the earth, and Adam being the head of the human race, he was led to established a precedent that a man shall leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. But today this precedent that was well established from the days of creation that reveals the union of Life with the body, it is being challenged by both men and women, who are being led to change that precedent, even by legislation, to accommodate an alternative way, which is not of GOD, or of Adam. Adam had already recognized that he was not designed to reproduce life after his kind on his own. He needed a helpmate, who was one with him, to reproduce after his kind. And just as it was important for Adam to comprehend his need, to have a helpmate to reproduce after his kind, he also needed to comprehend a Truth that was at work in them, but was not yet apparent to him and even to those of us, who see not The Truth. That same recognition is need in every child of Adam, to comprehend that The Seed of Truth, Who sustains us all is GOD’S Gift of Life, even in us today; He said, without Him we can do nothing. If we are married to His Spirit literally for Life, even for Eternal Life, then what does sin, or even divorce means for one who has chosen to reject the union of The Spirit of Life in him, or her?

As it was stated in this study that there was a hidden Truth planted in the heart of man, which man could not comprehend without first seeing his need, to have a companion, who was one with him, to help him reproduce after his kind; The Seed of Truth, as it began to unveil The Truths of GOD in the heart of man, it would reveal that there were yet more things that man could not comprehend until he was brought to the place of spiritual growth in which he might understand what was being revealed to him. And many, who do not understand this hidden Truth, which is at work in man; they are making decisions that will affect their eternal destiny, because they are listening to the adversary, to eat of his fruit, rather than to obey The Commands given of GOD by The Voice of HIS Covenant Word, Who has given His Life that man might live by Him.

As it was stated at the beginning of this study, many have been led to look at GOD’S Ten Commandments from a distorted point of view. When GOD commanded Adam, saying unto him, “…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 2:16, 17). Was GOD being an unloving PARENT to the children HE created, by commanding Adam not to eat of the forbidden fruit? Was The Covenant Word given on Mount Sinai also given to Adam in The Garden of Eden?

After creating man, it is written that, “…the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.” “And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it” (Genesis 2:8, 15). And since GOD had given Adam a work to do, in dressing and keeping The Garden, which HE had planted, The LORD by Example established a precedent, a holy time of rest that HE would come and spend time with them. The Sabbath was that time set aside by GOD for HIS children to join with HIM in a day of fellowship.

In Testifying of His fellowship with man in the Garden of Eden, The Son of GOD Testified of His Father, WHO created all things by Him, saying, “Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth: While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world. When he prepared the heavens, I [was] there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth: When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep: When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth: Then I was by him, [as] one brought up [with him]: and I was daily [his] delight, rejoicing always before him; Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights [were] with the sons of men. Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children: for blessed [are they that] keep my ways. Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not. Blessed [is] the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors. For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the LORD. But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death” (Proverbs 8:25-36).

There must have been some time that had past for Adam and Eve to do their work of keeping and dressing The Garden, because Adam knew in the garden, when in the cool of the day that The LORD God would come to fellowship with them. The Son of GOD has revealed that He was brought forth before the highest part of the dust of the world was made. And this highest part, or the form of dust is man, whom GOD made by HIS Word, to be in The Image of GOD. The Son said that it was His rejoicing of not just being with, but in the habitable part of GOD’S earth; and His delights were with the sons of men. It was through Him that GOD gave to the sea HIS decree and gave the waters HIS commandment. The Son of GOD calls The Commandments of GOD His Ways, that as children, who are blessed to hear Instruction, we are wise if we refuse not His Instruction.

When Moses received The Covenant Word of GOD in him, and The Testimony written in Stone, to give and instruct the children of Israel, the written record of Scriptures says that, “…it came to pass, when Moses came down from mount Sinai with the two tables of testimony in Moses' hand, when he came down from the mount, that Moses wist not that the skin of his face shone while he talked with him” (Exodus 34:29). And according to the written record of Scripture, when GOD made man in HIS Image to reflect His glory, David was inspired to write of HIM, “Who coverest [thyself] with light as [with] a garment…” (Psalms 104:2). Adam and Eve wore a garment of Light for their covering, because of Him, Who was dwelling within them.

But, as it has been stated before, many have a distorted point of view against The Covenant Word of GOD, or The Commandments of GOD. Yet, The Word says, whosoever finds Him, finds life and shall obtain favor of The LORD. But he that sins against Him does wrong to his own soul. He said, All they that hate Him loves death. By sinning against Him, it is the same as divorce, or a tearing away of the body from The Gift of Life. For if many are been led to keep a distorted point of view against The Covenant Word of GOD, they are making decisions that will affect their eternal destiny, if they receive and believe not The Truth given of GOD in HIS Word. For The Word of GOD said, “I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every [branch] that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye [are] the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing” (John 15:1-5).

If GOD’S Covenant Word is The True Vine, then there must also be a false tree that works against GOD’S Word of Truth. Before sin entered into the world, GOD established with Adam by HIS Covenant Word a menu of the food he was free to eat. The menu was not only the physical food of fruit from the physical trees, but also The Spiritual Food from HIS Word of Instruction, Which is Life. But GOD also instructed Adam and said, “…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 2:16, 17). The fruit of this tree was both a mixture of good and evil. For it was through the prophet Ezekiel that The Covenant Word of GOD revealed the nature of this tree, which Adam was forbidden to eat of his fruit.

Many do not understand the reason why GOD forbid Adam not to eat of this tree of the knowledge of good and evil. For it has been the objective of the adversary to keep it that way, that he might accomplish his will in men, who are deceived to his plans. But The Covenant Word of Truth revealed The Truth to Ezekiel, and has instructed us in Wisdom and Understanding, that we might understand that this tree was the adversary, who rebelled against GOD and HIS Covenant Word. For The Word of GOD came to Ezekiel and instructed him on what to say to one, who was bearing the fruits of this adversary. The Word said to him, “Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thine heart [is] lifted up, and thou hast said, I [am] a God, I sit [in] the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet thou [art] a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God: Behold, thou [art] wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that they can hide from thee: With thy wisdom and with thine understanding thou hast gotten thee riches, and hast gotten gold and silver into thy treasures: By thy great wisdom [and] by thy traffick hast thou increased thy riches, and thine heart is lifted up because of thy riches: Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast set thine heart as the heart of God; “Behold, therefore I will bring strangers upon thee, the terrible of the nations: and they shall draw their swords against the beauty of thy wisdom, and they shall defile thy brightness.”

“Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone [was] thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. Thou [art] the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee [so]: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. Thou [wast] perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee” (Ezekiel 28:2-7, 13-15).

Without comprehending the whole picture, of what was taking place in The Garden of Eden, men and women today do not understand what Adam and Eve was facing, when they were led to sin against GOD and HIS Covenant Word. Many say that GOD did not give HIS Command until the time of Moses on Mount Sinai, yet it is revealed that Lucifer--the anointed cherub, who rebelled against GOD, and was found to have iniquity in him, and he led Adam and Eve to sin against GOD and HIS Covenant Word. According to John, “Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law” (1 John 3:4). How could Adam and Eve be led to sin if there was no Law to transgress?

When GOD made Adam on the sixth day of creation, did HE have to wait for him to learn twelve years of education, to communicate with HIM? And when GOD by HIS Covenant Word made the woman, and brought her unto the man, did she lack the ability to communicate with him, to understand that she was bone of his bone, and flesh of his flesh? When we read Proverbs chapter eight on The Word of Wisdom, we find that The Favor of GOD is HIS Covenant Word of Wisdom. For The Word of Wisdom said, “Unto you, O men, I call; and my voice [is] to the sons of man. O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart. Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips [shall be] right things. For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness [is] an abomination to my lips. All the words of my mouth [are] in righteousness; [there is] nothing froward or perverse in them. They [are] all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge” (Proverbs 8:4-9).

With the adversary in The Garden of Eden, seeking to establish his kingdom of darkness and error, in opposition to GOD’S Kingdom of Light and Truth, which is ruled by HIS Covenant Word of Life; the adversary, who was an anointed cherub, who was upon the holy mountain of God, and walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire, he declared himself to be a God, to sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas. This cherub, who was created by GOD is no different from a man, who is created by GOD, and would declare himself to be a God on earth, to present doctrines that are contrary to The Will of GOD’S Covenant Word of Life.

In The Covenant Word of Life given of GOD to Israel through Moses, the first three commands instructed them about GOD, to have no other gods before HIM, not even making a graven image, to bow down and serve that image, or taking GOD’S NAME in vain, to be called the children of GOD, and yet, live like the children of the adversary. HIS forth command dwelt with HIS Holy Time that is set aside for HIM to fellowship with man, and man with HIM And as The PARENT and The Nurturer of all living things, the fifth command dwells upon giving honor to parents, that our days may be long upon the land, which The LORD our God gives us. And if man were to populate the earth, which Adam and Eve were instructed to do, would GOD give to man, in an after thought, the laws that govern the relationship between the members of HIS family? No. For if there were no laws to govern the conduct of man in his relationship to man and to GOD, then there would be no just cause, to destroy the world because of the wickedness of man, if there were no Laws to love GOD and ones’ neighbor as himself, which is what Christ came to reveal to man of GOD. In giving the fifth command, and the last five commands that dwelt with man’s relationship to man, GOD give man instruction on how to deal with their fellowman.

Yet, as The Covenant Word of GOD was given to Adam, and from Adam to Eve, the question is being asked today, just as it was asked then, saying, “…Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: 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. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

“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. And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they [were] naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden. And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where [art] thou?” (Genesis 3:1-9).

In the evening of the sixth thousandth year, before The LORD commences a thousand years of Sabbath rest, many are listening to the adversary, to eat of his fruit of lies, to make void GOD’S Covenant Law of Life to their souls. And as Eve 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 and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. The same will be found of the five foolish virgins, who had lamps but no extra Oil to shine bright The Light of GOD’S Covenant Word through them. For David was inspired to write of That Covenant Word and said, “Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way. Thy word [is] a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. I have sworn, and I will perform [it], that I will keep thy righteous judgments” (Psalms 119:104-106).

When Adam and Eve ate of the forbidden fruit, they accepted the doctrine of the great dragon, who is that serpent of old that was rejected by the other worlds, but has deceived this world into accepting him as a god, to believe his doctrines, which are contrary to The Covenant of GOD’S Word of Life. Eve yielded to his lies, which were being born unto her understanding, to see the tree, as being pleasant to her eyes, and to desire his fruit to make her wise, which she accepted to distort her view of The Truth of GOD’S Word. She digested his lies, to follow a false way of understanding, which she shared also with her husband, and he did eat. As a result, The Garment of Light from GOD’S Covenant Word in them was rejected to be replaced with their nakedness, which will be the same for many, who will be without The Gift of Christ Righteousness, which He works in those, who believe in Him and live by Him.

When The Sabbath was come and Adam heard The Voice of GOD’S Covenant Word calling in the cool of the day, to fellowship with HIM, Adam and his wife went and hid themselves from The PRESENCE of The LORD God. It did not take long for the fruit of the adversary to bear in the heart of Adam and Eve. For they broke the first three commands by yielding to the adversary, who declared himself to be a God, to sit in the midst of the seas, to break the Covenant connection of Life between GOD and man. And they broke their fellowship of The Sabbath by hiding from The PRESENCE of The LORD God when HE came to dwell with them. Adam dishonored The LORD by blaming HIM for giving to him his wife, who was of his own flesh and bone. It is said, “For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one [point], he is guilty of all” (James 2:10).

But GOD has given to us HIS Covenant Word of Life, to accomplish in us HIS Will. For The Word of Wisdom says, “Blessed [is] the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors. For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the LORD. But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death” (Proverbs 8:34-36). Let us be like David, who prayed that The LORD take not HIS Spirit from him, and say, “With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments. Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee” (Psalms 119:10, 11). I pray that you my brothers and sisters will not be deceived by the adversary, who is warring against The Life of our souls. Open your heart to The Covenant of GOD’S Word, for He is Eternal Life to your soul. Amen.

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