Did you know that a lie is the actual truth with added words? Some people call them rumors; but let’s be honest. A rumor is a lie that has no credible source. It arrives on a particular persons ear that it received from another person’s mouth and so on and so forth until it vanishes into thin air. However; a lie can tear up, tear down and tear through anything in its path. Leaving behind untold amounts of death and destruction that for some takes years to recover from if they recover at all. There is only one who can create such a lie that it brings such death and destruction upon the hearing believer that can leave them absolutely powerless to its grasp. And since the beginning the devil has played this game with mankind called, “How many lives I can destroy and eternally separate from God.”
The game began in the garden of God called Eden. Man has received the instructions on how to tend and care for the garden and the parameters to how far his freedom extends. There was only one freedom or pleasure that man was unable to indulge in that was the forbiddance to the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The Lord God and Creator commanded the man, saying, “You may surely eat of every tree of the garden, but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”
Now not only did the man hear this command from the Creator; the devil heard this as an opportunity. And from this encounter the devil began developing a plan to kill, steal, and destroy, the very life of the Creator’s masterpiece. The devil was fully aware of the command the man received and he knew it was impossible to separate the man from the command so he waited. Finally the wait paid off when the Creator brought forth the being from the man’s rib. Lurking around in the midst of the garden, the devil watched as the man slept and the surgery begin.
He heard the breaking of bone and smelled the stinch of fresh blood spread across the grass. Watching as the Creator squeezed together the man’s side and healing him with the very breath of His mouth and taking the bone and extra flesh from the male to create His next master piece but with more flesh and a longer mane on the top of her head. The devil watched as the Creator called the man up from his suspended state to open his eye to the very being that was created to look almost like himself.
Suddenly the male spoke saying, “This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman because she was taken out of Man.” The devil knew just what to call them and how to approach them but he needed the right time and opportunity to do so and that opportunity would be at the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The very tree that was planted by the devil. Here is where the lie becomes birthed into our lives.
The Devil approached the couple and asked the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” (If you noticed; the lie began with, “Did God actually say”) Then the Devil proceeds to say after the woman says, “God said you shall not eat neither touch the tree in the midst of the garden, lest you die.” The lie… “You shall not surely die. This is what the devil told the woman but the words were meant for the man because, the Creator told him that he shall not eat of the tree for in that day you shall surely die. The original target was the man and the devil used the woman to do what he would have never been able to do. Get the man to eat the fruit from the forbidden tree.
Mankind is now his own destruction and now has become so obsessed with living forever, but as long as sin remains on the earth death will continue to be the biggest fear that mankind will face. However, Yahweh has given this world His only Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life. Yeshua is the Christ the Son of the Living God and without Him all of mankind with continue to fall for the lie. The actual truth with added words.