Hello, all... and may you have peace!
May I make a reply? Thank you.
1. The "Tree" of the knowledge of good... AND bad... was just that: a means to know good (God; Life)... and bad (Death; Destruction). My Lord is the "Tree" of Life, which was 'planted' and 'cultivated' by my Father, JAH OF ARMIES.
John 15:1, 7
Revelation 22:1, 2 (please see NWT Ref. Bible footnote for verse 2, showing the TRUTH, a SINGULAR tree, and not plural trees...)
The Tree of the knowledge of good... AND bad... was also planted, not as a source of life, but a means to 'cut off' life, should it become necessary. For it is 'knowledge' of that which is NOT good, and thus NOT God and Life... but which is 'bad'... DEATH... that leads to destruction. Thus, when he/she ate, Adam and Eve, who previously did not 'know' bad... i.e., did not 'know' Death... DID in fact have their eyes 'opened'... and became 'like' God... 'knowing' good... and bad. KNOWING life... and now KNOWING Death. While they had always known Life... they now knew Death. Yet, it was only full spirit beings who knew both before that event, for Death, too, is a spirit.
2. What TRULY was Adam's 'sin'? Was it 'disobeying' and eating from the tree? No. While indeed, disobedience is a 'sin', such 'sin'... can be forgiven. However, Adam not only CHOSE to sin, but he then HID his sin... and LIED... thus, blaspheming against the spirit of my Father by attempting to FOOL Him and prove FALSE to His holy spirit (Acts 5:1-4). And rather than REPENT (not cease the literal act, for it was 'done'), but of the deceitful HEART CONDITION - unlike my forefather and brother David - Adam then blamed God AND the woman. (Genesis 3:12; 2 Samuel 12:12, 13) Adam's 'unforgiveable' sin, therefore, was NOT the act of his flesh; his sin... was his DECEIT, his failure to acknowledge HIS error, and his blaming of OTHERS for it.
Dear ones, you CAN sin... and live. That is a 'gift' from God. But you CANNOT sin, try to hide such sin from God, blame God and others when found out... and then expect to be shown mercy. If you have not ACKNOWLEDGED the sin, so as to ASK for mercy, so as to RECEIVE mercy... none will be given you. My Father's heart is LARGE... READY to forgive... but only those who HUMBLE THEMSELVES before His mighty hand and ASK for such forgiveness. Those who feel they have no NEED of humility before God, nor any NEED of His mercy, nor any NEED to be saved... like Adam... will not be.
3. Did my Father KNOW Adam would sin? Yes, He knew. Indeed, if my Father well knows "the inclination of man", if He knew 'sin [was] crouching] at Cain's door, if He knew that Solomon would take many wives, if He knows 'whatever things you are needing before ever you ask them,' then indeed, He knew the 'heart' of Adam. For the Son knows only what the Father has revealed to HIM... and he knew Nathaniel to be "an Israelite for a certainy in whom there is no deceit." He knew Peter would deny him. He knew Judas would betray him. Indeed, if my Lord was 'knowing them all' because he knew 'what is IN man', does not my Father know, too? For isn't it FROM my Father, that my Lord 'received'... ALL things?
In order for the TRUE seed of God to 'come to life'... a 'seed'... had to die. It is this way in the physical world as well. In order for a plant to grow, the seed must germinate... or die. True, in the larger sense, our physical bodies must undergo a death... be 'sown'... in order to be 'raised up'. But our Lord had to be 'sown'... also in order for us to 'raised up'. He was SOWN... killed, dead, buried... in the flesh... because of Adam's KNOWING death, knowing 'bad'... and selling such 'seed' into SLAVERY to Death. Adam lost a life; my Lord gave one. Adam GAVE a life; my Lord lost one. And eye... dear ones... for an eye. And a life... for a life.
A few weeks ago, my Lord prompted me to ask of you just what it was that God wanted from us. And he permitted to make a reply. He has now directed me to speak to you on just what it IS that makes us 'bad'... in the eyes of God. Is it 'sin', as in the weakness and error of the flesh? No, for we were 'sold' into such 'sin' and 'error'. My Father wells knows that. It is disobedience, in and of itself? No, for my Father knows that we are 'dust' and that the flesh is at enmity with the spirit, so that there is always a 'battle'.
The error, dear ones... and the SIN... that can cost us our lives... is BLASPHEMY against the Spirit, in that we follow ADAM... and try to HIDE OUR SIN, rather than follow my Lord and come into the LIGHT and have our works 'reproved'. If, however, we CONFESS our 'sin'... and simply ASK for forgiveness... it WILL be granted! Always has... always will. Even those who did NOT sin... begged for mercy... and received it!
2 Kings 20:5
My Father is not asking us to be perfect in the flesh, for He gave us One who fills that requirement FOR us. He is asking... that we be perfect... IN THE SPIRIT... in that we do not HIDE our spirit from Him... as did Adam. Adam DECEITFULLY attempted to hide what he had done... so that his 'sin'... which originates in the HEART... was granted a 'hiding' place... flesh as we know it today. A 'long garment of skin.' It is so we can 'hide' our uncleaness from other HUMANS, so that others cannot see it and judge us. We have gone so far, however, as to try to hide it from God, who sees ALL things, who EXAMINES the heart... and from whom, like Adam... we CANNOT hide. No matter WHAT we think.
Dear ones, we can try to fool one another, but trying to fool God is another story entirely. It is a form of blasphemy. And why do we hide ourselves from one another? Because, in our OWN uncleaness, we are always ready to judge another as unclean. We FORCE one another into hiding... by our hypocritical judging of one another. For NONE of us are 'clean'; not ONE of us. We are ALL of us sinners and in need of a ransom. How then can we judge one another? But... we do it. And in attempting not to BE judged, although we ourselves judge... we hide what we TRULY are... from one another.
You cannot, dear ones... hide from God. Best thing, then, is to not even try to. And when you hide from each other, you in essence hide from God. How so? Because 'to the extent you did it to the least of these [my] brothers, you did it to [me]', and how can you say you love God, whom you have NOT seen, if you are not loving your brother, whom you have seen?
The lesson: SPEAK TRUTH WITH ONE ANOTHER... ALLOW OTHERS TO SPEAK TRUTH TO YOU... and speak truth... with your whole heart, your whole mind, your whole soul and your whole strength... with God. For anything less... is a sin. Against your brother, and therefore, against God.
May the undeserved kindess and mercy of my God and Father, JAH OF ARMIES, and the peace of His Christ and Son, my Lord and Master, JAHESHUA MISCHAJAH, be upon you... if you indeed so wish it... to time indefinite.
A servant to the Household of God, Israel, and to all mankind, and a slave of Christ,