This page was created as a repository for nuggets of God’s insight and understanding that He graciously drops on His unsuspecting children. All of these posts are to be read with an ear to hear His intercession in repentance as described throughout THE JOURNEY.
In the garden, God gave no warning about the serpent, just the fruit of the Tree Of The Knowledge Of Good And Evil [TOTKOGAE]. This should trip your wires for what you think you know about God, repentance and His forgiveness of sin. If it doesn’t trip you up you are most likely still deceived in the guilt, blame and shame of that tree.
Have you noticed?
In the beginning,
God created the heavens and the EARth?
And the EARth was formless and void?
Then He created humanity and put a hEARt inside us?
Then Jesus admonished,
If anyone has EARS let him hear, the word the sower puts in our hEARt.
You can’t make this stuff up!!
God didn’t give us minds to think “for” ourselves.
We were breathed into,
given souls and minds,
so we could think about what He is saying to us.
1 John 4:4 says, “God is love”.
Rom 3:11 says, “No one seeks God”.
How could you possibly have love in you?
So every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit.
A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit.
If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?”
In forsaking the Tree Of Life, that is nourished in the Holy Spirit, there is nothing left to dine on but OUR perceptions of good and evil, right and wrong born of the Tree Of The Knowledge Of Good And Evil. The TOTKOGEA.
It is a meal of death as promised, and in that, we bite and devour each other as OUR perception of righteousness becomes the mark of godliness instead of Christ; who grants complete freedom to not listen at all, and pursue a belief that is wholly and totally dead. I wonder, if this a real important Ponder Stop?
The word, WORD in the bible is derived of many origins, perspectives, motivations, and states of being. Some human, most not. Some intellectual, most not. Though the words can be written, understanding is not available to all who can read, and though they can be heard, understanding only comes to those with ears to hear what the Spirit is saying.
If the Rhema is not sought of the Logos you are more than likely lost and without understanding. Eating and bearing the fruit of the forbidden tree. Maybe this is a real important Ponder Stop?
I offer encouragement to WORD UP!
Repentance and forgiveness are not the same thing.
Everyone in this world is forgiven! The Debt has been canceled!
Not everyone who has been forgiven this debt lives in repentance seeking to follow with, after and behind the intercession of the Spirit of Truth.
Why was the tree of the knowledge of good and evil warned about, but not the serpent who was going to instigate it’s consumption?
Are you listening for the The Father’s intent? He is making extra effort, right now, to call people to trust in the Holy Spirit, to listen for the Voice of the interceding shepherd, the only one who can lead us to Himself for the union He desires. Ponder that one!