By: Brandon T. Ward
What happened in the Garden of Eden? Mainstream Christianity has taught us since we were a child Eve’s sin in the Garden was her eating an apple. Yet, the word apple is not found in the entire book of Genesis. This apple teaching is another tradition of man which makes void the Word of God. Deception in the church should come as no surprise to us. Satan has had a firm grip on the church since times of old and it has only gotten worse. Two-thousand years ago Paul would document the wickedness of Satan at hand, “the mystery of iniquity doth already work,” (2 Thessalonians 2:7).
Out of the seven churches in Revelation, Christ only approved of Smyrna and Philadelphia for the truth they taught. Do you know what truth that is (Revelation 2:8-10, 3:1-12)? Philadelphia possessed the Key of David which allows them to open doors no man can shut and shut doors no man can open. This is true for us today, as this is also prophecy for these end times. If we reference Revelation 12:9 we can document Satan will deceive the whole world when he is cast from Heaven to earth. The primary reason Satan is able to deceive the entire world is because of what the churches of today teach!
The truth we are about to discover has been locked away from us, however we can unlock this mystery with the Key of David through the help of Christ.
Before we start our Bible study, let us ask our Father for wisdom and understanding of His Word, in Jesus Name amen.
In order to, “Study to shew thyself approved unto God…” we must make sure we are “…rightly dividing the word of truth,” (2 Timothy 2:15). In order to accomplish that we must understand God’s Word uses symbolism, parables, figures of speech and nature, which adds a tremendous amount of information using relatively few words. Also, Christ would tell us another reason for this is not everyone is supposed to understand the whole truth of God’s Word. We are going to document this from the Mouth of Jesus Christ before we proceed with this study, it is that important. Open your Bible and turn to,
10 “And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?”
The disciples wanted to know why Christ taught with parables instead of explaining exactly what He is referring to.
11 “He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.“
From the Mouth of Jesus Christ, the mysteries of God’s Word are not meant to be understood by all. But the Elect will understand.
12 “For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.”
This is a reference to the parable of talents. If you are given a truth from God and you do not act upon it within yourself or share, it becomes useless and will be taken away from you, (Matthew 25:15-30).
13 “Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.“
Christ is explaining when a parable is given the people do not perceive His speech unless they have eyes to see and ears to hear. Rather, some have been blinded for their own good (Romans 11:7-8).
14 “And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:”
These are not only the Words of Christ, but it was spoken of long ago by the prophet Isaiah. Without a doubt, God designed His Word in this fashion so not all would understand the whole truth of His Word. Will you understand?
15 “For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.”
Most peoples eyes and ears are closed, they do not care about God or even try to understand Him. You have to put in work if you wish to understand His Word and if you do, He shall open your eyes and ears.
16 “But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.“
It was for the disciples to understand, but not the multitude. Do you have eyes to see and ears to hear? Just as it was in the time of Christ, the multitude of today still will not understand. However, those chosen by God will understand, pray and ask that your eyes and ears be opened.
With that having been said, let us now dig into the mystery surrounding the Garden of Eden.
“Trees” are symbolic of people. The trunk is the backbone which supports the body while the branches are the limps. The two witnesses are described as “the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth,” notice candles as well, because they bring forth light (Revelation 11:3-4). God called Himself as a “Fir Tree“ in Hosea 14 and Jesus Christ is known as the “Branch“ among other things (Zechariah 6:12).
Another example would be the Words of Christ, “by their fruit ye shall know them,” (Matthew 7:20). People do not literally put forth fruit, it is symbolic of their works and by that we are able to tell if that person is righteous or not. Every Christian understands this, yet they are still confounded as to the mystery in the Garden.
The book of Genesis documents two specific trees in the Garden of Eden, these are not literal trees (Genesis 2:9). We have the “Tree of Life” which almost every Christian recognizes as Jesus Christ. Then we have the tree of knowledge of good and evil which very few Christians have any understanding of. Common sense tells us trees have no thought process, they cannot be good nor evil. This tree is symbolic of an entity, that entity is Satan himself, he knew good and evil as he was created good, but became evil by sinning in the first earth age (Ezekiel 28, Isaiah 14). This is the same tree Adam and Eve were commanded not to eat of (Genesis 2:17). The account of Adam and Eve is in fact a parable, it is also a euphemism substituting a mild, indirect, or vague term for one considered harsh, blunt, or offensive, (which is probably why people started using the word apple instead of telling their children what really happened).
After Adam and Eve were created, “they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed,” (Genesis 2:25). If an apple or any piece of fruit was the subject why would we be concerned about the state of clothing upon their bodies?
Turn your Bibles with me to,
1 “Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?”
Let this be no great mystery to you, the serpent is Satan himself. He plays many roles in God’s Word. Revelation 12:9 documents he is the serpent “And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.”
Just as people do not literally put forth fruit, neither do serpents speak. This is symbolic for Satan, be not deceived!
2 “And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.”
This word “touch” is Strong’s 5060 and it means, “to lie with a woman.” When you “lie with a woman” it means you have sex. The serpent is Satan as we documented and he is going to sexually seduce Eve. Why? Because Eve is the bloodline which Christ the Savior of the world would come through. This would be Satan’s first attempt at polluting the bloodline so Christ could not be born into the world.
4 “And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:”
Satan is the father of lies.
5 “For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.”
Satan’s method of operation is deception. Adam and Eve would never be like God, but Satan was right about them knowing evil. When they touched Satan they knew good and evil for they sinned a great sin.
6 “And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.”
Trees cannot make one wise or dumb, they have no knowledge to give. This is merely a parable, a figure of speech. The word “pleasant” is Strong’s word 8378 and it also means “lusting.” Ezekiel 28:12-13 documents, Satan is “perfect in beauty,” very pleasant to the eye and he “hast been in Eden the garden of God.” Satan is the serpent, Satan is the tree of knowledge of good and evil and Satan literally seduced Eve into intercourse in the Garden of Eden. Let us continue to document that fact.
7 “And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.“
Adam and Eve’s eyes were opened as they now knew evil in addition to good due to their sin. Recall from Genesis 2:25, we were told they were naked and not ashamed. In that verse they were both virgins, they did not know what sex was, they had nothing to hide, nothing to cover up, innocent as little children. However, after the sexual act they realized they were naked and sowed fig leaves together to cover their private parts in an attempt to hide where their sin had taken place.
8 “And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.”
They hid themselves because they were ashamed of the sexual act they let themselves be deceived into by the father of lies, Satan.
9 “And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?
10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
11 And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?”
God already knew what they had done, but He wanted Adam to confess his sin.
12 “And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.
13 And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.”
“Beguiled” is Strong’s word 5377 and it means “seduce.” We already documented the serpent is Satan and he literally sexually seduced Eve. Do you understand what happens when you seduce a woman?
14 “And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:”
Serpents do not consume dust. This is a statement of degradation by God to Satan.
15 “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.“
Listen to the Words of your Father, He does not lie, he placed “enmity” that is “hostility” between what? Satan’s “seed” and Eve’s “seed,” which is Strong’s word 2233 meaning “child“. Satan’s “seed” and the “seed” of man is sperm (documented below). God placed a division between the “seed“, the literal flesh offspring of Satan and the literal offspring of Eve.
This is the first prophecy in the Bible. Satan’s “seed“, his children would bruise Christ’s heel which happened on the Cross, but Christ will bruise Satan’s head upon His return. Ultimately it will be the death blow for Satan when he is turned into ashes from within (Ezekiel 28:18).
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.”
Do you have eyes to see and ears to hear? God greatly increased what? Her sorrow in conception, her sorrow in bringing forth children. “Seed“, sperm brings forth children not eating an apple. We are talking about sexual intercourse. If she ate an apple God would have given her a tooth ache.
1 “And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.
“Knew” is yet another euphemism. Adam and Eve had sexual intercourse, the subject is she conceived. Eve had stated she received a child from the Lord, those where her words, God did not say that.
2 “And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.”
“Again” is Strong’s word 3254 and it means to “continue.” She continued in labor, and gave birth to Abel. Cain, Satan’s son and Abel, Adam’s son were fraternal twins, they were brought forth from the same labor. We will document that further from God’s Word. Check with your medical doctor, fraternal twins can come from two different fathers in one pregnancy, this is called “superfecundation“.
3 “And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD.”
Cain brought fruit of the ground as an offering to the Lord, but He did not bring his best.
4 “And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering:”
Abel brought his firstlings and the fattest of his flock as an offering before the Lord, he brought his best. Notice, Cain and Abel reached the age of maturity at the same time by their sequential offerings, documenting they were in fact fraternal twins.
5 “But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.”
The Lord was disappointed with Cain because his offerings were not his first fruits, they were not the best he had to offer the Lord. And so would be the Words of Christ, “by their fruits ye shall know them.” Abel’s fruits were good because he was of Adam, while Cain’s fruits were evil because he was of Satan.
Cain murdered his brother Abel because Cain was jealous; his fruits were not respected in the sight of the Lord. God would punish Cain dearly for this sin, cursing his ability to produce fruit from the ground, a curse which still lives with the children of Cain to this day.
Cain’s children push forth Satan’s evil agenda which we know as the negative in God’s Word.
In Genesis 5 Adam’s genealogy is given of which Cain is not a part. That is because Cain was Satan’s son not Adam’s son.
Paul would give us a second witness to the events in the Garden. Please turn your Bibles with me to,
2 Corinthians 11:2
2 “For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.“
The return of our Lord and Savior is the Great Wedding and we are to be a spiritual virgin for it. Paul would give us warning as Satan will appear first claiming to be Christ.
2 Corinthians 11:3
3 “But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.”
We previously documented the serpent is Satan, but let us do it once more. The word “serpent” is Strong’s word 3789 in the Greek and it means “especially Satan.” The word “beguiled” is Strong’s word 1818 in the Greek and it means “to seduce wholly” when you wholly seduce a woman it means you had sex with her. The serpent, Satan wholly seduced Eve thereby removing her virginity and impregnating her. This is the point Paul is convening to us.
Our third witness is Jesus Christ who also taught Satan brought children into the world. We can document that in Matthew 13 with the parable, tares of the field. Christ gave the parable to the multitude, but He explained the literal meaning of it privately to the disciples as it is not for everyone to understand the whole truth of God’s Word.
Before we dig into this parable we must make note of the word “seed” in this 13th chapter of Matthew. In the verses preceding 24 the word “seed” is “speirō“, 4687 in your Strong’s Concordance and it means,
Probably strengthened from G4685 (through the idea of extending); to scatter, that is, sow (literally or figuratively): – sow (-er), receive seed.
In those verses we can document the word “seed” is referencing seed for growing food. However, the word “seed” as spoken by Christ concerning the tares in verses 24, 27, 37 and 38 is “sperma“, 4690 in the Strong’s and it means,
From G4687; somethng sown, that is, seed (including the male “sperm”); by implication offspring; specifically a remnant (figuratively as if kept over for planting): – issue, seed.
“Male sperm, offspring!” This is why it is very important to use the Strong’s Concordance with your studies. We are not talking about vegetable seeds, sperm does not equate to vegetables and vegetables do not have offspring. We are talking about the very seed of man, sperm, not vegetable seeds friends. What is man’s sperm used for, what does it do, think about this for a moment.
A mans sperm plus a woman’s egg gives you a child in the flesh. This is extremely important, these are not my words but the Words of Jesus Christ. Can you hear the Words of Christ, can you understand His speech?
With that said, let us listen to the parable that Christ spoke before the multitude.
24 “Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:”
“Seed,” here is male sperm not vegetable seed. Do you have ears to hear?
25 “But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.
27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?
28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?
29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.“
We cannot gather up the tares as Christ said, or the good wheat will be pulled up with the tares, meaning innocent people could die. Tares look nearly identical to wheat as they grow in the field. The tares are only discernibly different when they put forth their fruit which is a vile poisonous seed. Just as Cain and Abel, they were both flesh and blood men, but when they brought forth fruit we could see Cain’s fruits were vile while Abel’s were righteous. Do you have eyes to see?
30 “Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.”
What we just read was the parable as spoken before the multitude.
34 “All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them:
35 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.“
As we have documented, Christ spoke in parables because it is not meant for everyone to understand the whole truth of God’s Word. This is the other half of the Key of David and God’s Elect will understand. Christ thought this subject was so important, He is going to give the literal meaning of this parable to those who have eyes to see and ears to hear. Pray once again asking God for wisdom and understanding.
36 “Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.“
Listen, Christ is about to give us the literal meaning of the parable.
37 “He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;
38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;
39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.”
40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.
41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;
42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.”
Those are the very Words of Jesus Christ. Remember, the word “seed” in these verses is “sperma,” we are talking about male sperm. Christ just explained to us Satan’s “seed“, his sperm brought forth children who live among the children of God in the world today. Because of their evil fruit, their works, they shall be gathered by the angels of Christ and cast into the lake of fire at the end of this earth age. It does not get any more plain than that.
Do you know them? Do you know who the children of Satan are?
43 “Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.”
The righteous children of God shine forth as we are the children of light. We ensure our lamps have oil allowing them to burn continually, providing the very light which dispels the darkness that has covered this “mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints,” (Colossians 1:26).
Has it been made manifest to you? Do you have eyes to see? Do you have ears to hear?