Back to the Tree of “One Voice” in the Garden
By Curtis Crews
Genesis 2:17: “But of the tree of the knowledge of “good” thou shalt not eat”
In the fall we exchanged “one voice” for a tree with “two fruits”. So the curse is to “know both”. That was our “independence day” when we moved away from complete dependence on God and began to decide for ourselves what was good and evil. We ate the right to choose and those choices have formed all the worlds systems. Our political systems, our educational systems and our financial systems are all based on this tree. As a believer its not likely that you would be tempted or deceived with the knowledge of evil but good is another matter.
Genesis 3:6: “And when the woman saw that the tree was good”
The greatest temptation is to choose good over God. Good will never satisfy God for it goes to the very heart of independence and self righteousness. You will find it progressively harder to walk with God and continue to eat from the tree of good. So the ultimate question is not is something good or bad (religious legalism) but rather what is the source of that information. Any information that your heart gives you is out of order if it does not originate from your spirit. The source of all mixture, measure, division and denomination in the body of Christ is the result of our continuing to partake of this tree. If you continue to eat from that tree then you remain in the permissible will of mixture. If something is offered to you as truth and it came from that tree then it isn’t truth even if it is accurate. Everything that comes from that tree is forbidden knowledge.
Matthew 3:10: (ESV) “Even now the axe is laid to the root”
We attempt to deal with the fruit of this tree, never imagining that Gods intent is to lay an axe to the root of it. If any part of us is joined to this tree on “that day” when it falls then we will suffer great loss.
Psalm 51:17: “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart”
In the fall we traded “voice for choice”. The path back to the heart of God is one of brokenness. By our invitation the Lord will begin to deal with us as sons and bring us to a place that we willingly yield our choice and learn to hear His voice. Only God knows what is good for me. I don’t know. I don’t eat from that tree, I have learned obedience, I live by a proceeding word from God. My heart has been broken and in contrition bows and waits before the Spirit of Truth. I have come back into my birthright which is to be one with the Father. One new man with one mind, the mind of Christ and One will the will of the Father.
Proverbs 3:5-6” “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths”
I am liberated from a heart that needs to understand. My new heart knows, trusts and worships Him. Its a pure heart that sees God in the whole of my life. My past, my present and my future are the fields of the Alpha and the Omega. This light of eternity now shines in my heart and I see the events of my life as though I were standing there looking back into time. That which is temporary is eclipsed by the “Sonlight” of who I really am. My body is my temporary housing and I no longer fear what has happened or will happen to it because who I really am is Spirit. I am the temple of King Jesus, I am hid in Him, I am untouchable, I am called and chosen before the foundation of the world, I am who my Father says I am. The life I now live is lived by the life of Another with whom I have become one. I am more than a conqueror. I can do all things through Christ. Its God that working in me both to will and to do. To Him be the Glory.
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