Adam was created 100% an Immortal being with a body to live in a material world. He was a god on earth reigning in the stead of The Almighty God Himself… Genesis 1:26 “And 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.”
True Humility is being what God wants; who God wants and doing things how God wants… John 5:19 “Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.”
True Humility is being like God.
Man’s disobedience in the Garden of Eden because of Adam’s Sin nature made him incapable of fulfilling his Worth/Value; True humility. Genesis 2:17… “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.”
Man was built as His Vessel of blessings but that same Man He had to curse… Genesis 3:17 “And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;” and to Eve He said .. Genesis 3:16 “Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee”
And subsequently drove Man out of His presence in Genesis 3:24 “So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree”
The curses and the eventual driving-away of Adam and Eve from the Garden were a result of the implication of the disobedience. God said Adam will die when he eats of the tree but the death God was referring to was the death of his spirit. So Adam died spiritually, Adam lost is immortality and became mortal like the animals he was meant to rule. God does not relate with animals and tress. The Bible says God is a Spirit (John 4:2… “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”).
Our relationship with Him must start from the spirit, manifest in the flesh and end eventually in the spirit. It became impossible to relate with God. For us to fulfill our Worth/Value, we need Him to help, guide, guard and instruct us on how the three core values are to be carried out on His behalf Alone. The when’s, how’s, where’s, of our Worth/Value are with God…Romans 8:14 “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.”
God regretted making Man…Genesis 6:6 “And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart…” hence God attempted a remake history with the Noah’s flood.
What Value or Worth is a “dead” product to us?
Imagine a TV that never work, a refrigerator that never works, a fan, a car, a pen, etc that never works? It is off no value and will be discarded. Let’s look at the Scripture…Matthew 5: 13 says … “… but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
What about the fig tree that had no fig (no worth or value) in Matthew 21:18-19… “Now in the morning as he returned into the city, he hungered. when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away.
What about the branch that does not bear fruit (the worthless branch) in John 15:1(a)… “Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away”
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