Did Adam and Eve Fall?
The Scriptures nowhere teach that Adam and Eve "fell". To fall implies an accident. When Adam and Eve disobeyed Jah, it was no accident! Jah clearly told them what would happen if they ate from the forbidden tree. The penalty was death!
When the devil (represented by the serpent) talked to Eve, he deceived her into eating the forbidden fruit by appealing to her five senses and to her vanity. However, Adam was not deceived. He ate of the forbidden fruit knowing better. He simply went along with his wife. This single act of disobedience on Adam's part cut him and all of his progeny off from Jah's Holy Spirit. His action, in essence, showed that he did not want to go Jah's way to eternal life (symbolized by the tree of life). Instead, he decided to determine for himself what was right and what was wrong - apart from Jah.
Adam's progeny has followed in his footsteps ever since. They too have taken the prerogative of deciding what is good and evil. To decide what is Good or Evil is Jah's prerogative! The tree of good and evil represented "Carnal Knowledge"! But as the "Tree of Life" represented the kind of "Spiritual Knowledge" that would have led to "Eternal Life" instead of a temporary existence, the forbidden tree had represented "Carnal Knowledge" leading to death - to cessation of even the temporary physical existence!
When Adam took the forbidden fruit, he took to himself the carnal knowledge - the production of the carnal knowledge of good and evil. He appropriated the prerogative of deciding what is good and evil - what is right and wrong - what is righteousness and what is sin. Adam took to himself the "Carnal knowledge" of the way of living that would cause evil.
In so doing he rejected revealed "Spiritual Knowledge” from Jah. And he disobeyed Jah! He rejected the "Government of Jah"! Had Adam taken of the tree of life, the world would be under the "Government of Jah" instead of Satan's.
At this point Satan enters the picture of mankind on earth. He appeared to Eve in the form of a serpent because there were no humans available for him yet (Gen. 3:1 and Rev. 12:9). He got to Adam through his wife! Where did Satan come from? Did Jah deliberately create an evil devil? Most certainly not! Originally Satan was created a great archangel, the cherub Lucifer. He was perfect in all his ways from the day he was created until iniquity was found in him (Ezek. 28:15). He ruled over angels. He led his angels into rebellion against the "Government of Jah" (2 Pet. 2:4).
Evil angels are temporary immortal beings, composed of spirit, they can die (Ezek. 28:16; Matt. 8:29; 25:41; Mark 1:24; Luke 4:34; 2 Pet. 2:4). Lucifer's rebellion and deception caused him to be on "Earth's Throne"! See Isaiah 14:12-14.
So, what actually happened in the garden of Eden was later to overwhelmingly affect your life! Jah had talked (preached) to Adam and Eve. This was on what today would be called "Friday" evening and through the "Sabbath".
Jah had said plainly, taking of the forbidden fruit would result in the "Death Penalty"! Jah had said, for disobedience "You shall surely Die"! Satan said, "You shall not surely die" - in other words, you are an immortal soul. Today people still believe the lie that they cannot die, they believe humans have "Immortal Lives" that live on in another world after death. Eve was deceived into taking the forbidden fruit. Adam was not deceived (1 Tim. 2:14).
Adam did not believe Jah! He believed Satan. Mankind has been disbelieving Jah ever since - and are believing Satan! When Jahoshuwah the Messijah came in human flesh He preached the Kingdom of Jah to many thousands. He was the Living Jah in human flesh! Yet only about 120 families, or perhaps 500 people altogether, actually believed Him (Acts 1:15; 1 Cor. 15:6).
What had happened?
Adam, choosing for all his family, the world, disbelieved Jah - disobeyed Jah - rejected revealed "Spiritual Knowledge" and eternal life through the tree of life - took to himself all carnal knowledge of the physical and material! He was only partly there mentally! He had made the choice that limited him to carnal knowledge of the physical and material. He had rejected the "Spiritual Knowledge" for a happy relationship with Jah and with fellowman. He had rejected "Eternal Life"!
Adam had "sinned"! He had disobeyed the explicit command of his Maker! He had rejected Jah's Love, Jah's government!
So what did Jah do?
"And Jah said....and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: therefore Jah...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 of life" (Gen. 3:33-24).
Jah shut up the tree of life! He barred access to His Holy Spirit, until the coming of the second Adam - Jahoshawah the Messijah!
And WHY? why did Jah refuse man access to His Holy Spirit, until the time of the Messijah? This has never been understood!
First, it has never been understood that Jah had shut off His Holy Spirit from mankind.
UNDERSTAND THIS! Jah refused human access to the "Holy Spirit" - UNTIL THE MASSIJAH, THE SECOND ADAM, should come and pay the death penalty for humans in our stead!
UNDERSTAND THIS! The Holy Spirit and gift of eternal life was not available to Adam's children. It was not available, even to Jah's called and chosen people, Ancient Jahzrael, except their prophets (who were part of the foundation of the New Testament Assembly, born out of due time) (Num. 11:29; 1 Cor. 15:8; Ephes. 2:20). Therefore all humanity were born with minds that were "carnal" - limited primarily to MATERIALISTIC KNOWLEDGE! And the carnal mind is HOSTILE (enmity) against Jah, and not subject to the Law of Jah - the way of out-flowing LOVE (Rom. 8:7).
People do not realize this, but their natural minds are HOSTILE against Jah! They do not want to hear about Jah! The things of Jah are foolishness to them. Those inoculated with higher education (MAN'S KNOWLEDGE), in their smug vanity feel superior, and look with disdain on the things or Spiritual knowledge of Jah!
But WHY? Yes, WHY did Jah cut mankind off so LONG? WHY wait over some 4,000 years for the Messijah, the second Adam, to come? And WHY, even then, to call only the predestined FEW?
What Jah is Creating!
Now we come to another important truth never understood in our time until now. Few know what Jah is creating! Creating is Jah's occupation. But what is He creating? He is creating righteous, perfect spiritual CHARACTER in His created beings!
This character cannot be created instantly by fiat - Jah will not do that! Why? This perfect jahly character requires the decision, the assent, the enforced willpower of the created entity, and often against self-desire or self-will. It is a process that requires time!
We judge and evaluate things by comparison. The Adonay Jah intended that man experience the fruits of the way He has chosen for 7,000 years, then compare those agonizing results with the healthy joys and inspiring lives of the next millennium - with Satan gone, with Jahoshuwah the Messijah and immortal Jahzarenes (saints) ruling - the earth then full of Jah's knowledge, as the ocean bed is full of water!
With Jah, a thousand years are only as a day, and a day as a thousand years (2 Pet. 3:8). The 7 days of the first and second chapters of Genesis were a “type” of the 7 millennial days of man, swayed by Satan. The coming millennial day is Jahoshuwah's "Day" and it's a Sabbath, it begins in the year 6,431 (2231 AD) from creation and shall end on 7,430 years from creation.
The Adonay Jah, in forming his "Master Plan" for working out His purpose here below - that of reproducing Himself through man - is accomplishing through us the most stupendous feat even the Great Jah can bring about! And through you and me!
Life by the Second Adam
Physical temporary existence came by Adam. But eternal inherent self-existent LIFE came by Jahoshawah the Messijah, the second Adam!
Once Adam had sinned, the "wages of sin was death,” "but the gift of Jah is eternal life through Jahoshawah the Messijah our Adonay” (Rom. 6:23).
The sun was made on the 4th day and was officially put into service on the 5th day, so was it mere coincidence that Jahoshawah the Messijah brought the light of truth out of the darkness of evil within the 5th millennium of creation? In Him was light. Yet most still loved darkness!
Jahoshuwah said, "upon this ROCK (JAHOSHUWAH) I will build my Assembly; and the gates of [the grave] shall not prevail against IT” (Matt. 16:18). The gates of the grave did not prevail against the Messijah and in time to come the Jahzarenes shall be loosed from the grave. The Assembly of Jah is the firstfruits of Jah's Salvation!
Jahoshuwah said plainly, "NO MAN CAN come to me, except the Father (Abba) which sent me draw him" (John 6:44). But those are the predestined people drawn during the Assembly age (Eph. 1:11-12).
The prophet Joel had prophesied, "And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh..." (Joel 2:28). The apostle Peter quoted this as being in a preliminary typical manner fulfilled on the day the Assembly was founded (Acts 2:16-17).
Notice this pivotal scripture. Peter had quoted the prophecy of Joel. The preliminary type of that prophetic fulfillment was occurring on that day of Pentecost - the foundation of the Assembly. Those whom Jah had called there asked Peter, "What shall we do?" after his speech. Peter answered: "Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jahoshuwah the Messijah for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy [Spirit]. For the promise is unto you, and to your children,... even as many as the [Adonay] our Jah shall call" (Acts 2:38-39). Only those Jah calls and draws to him may come to the Messijah during this Assembly age!
That is a BASIC TRUTH in Jah's Master Plan for redeeming humanity - for REPRODUCING HIMSELF - understood by almost no one!
Revised by the Elder of the Mount Zion Assembly of Jah, David Wray
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