The problem that some of the brothers had with this poem is in the first part, “Good and Evil are no more” They couldn’t see how Good and Evil are no more, but others of us had absolutely no problem with it except for trying to explain it to others who couldn’t see it. Well, the other day scripture after scripture just started coming to me and I just kept writing them down as they came. After receiving these scriptures, Excited, I then shared them with the Brethren who stated, “Well, you finally showed Good and Evil are no more by the Scriptures”, they too became excited as well, Praise Almighty God!
Now we know that in the beginning Adam and Eve TOOK of the Tree of the KNOWLEDGE of Good and Evil. Through this came one man Adam, sin entered into the World, and then came the Law which put all men under CONDEMNATION, wherein everyone took of the Tree of KNOWLEDGE of GOOD and EVIL, thus all were condemned.
Take a moment to imagine a nest of Bunnies in your back yard. Week after week you watch the momma bunny make her nest and produce these cute little baby bunnies. You watch the beauty of life as these bunnies grow and play in the safety of your backyard. One day as your watching the bunny frolic around their nest you see a Hawk land on your fence. The Hawk is now watching the same nest you’ve been watching. The only difference is the hawk wants to eats the bunnies.
In this scenario our first instinct is to protect the bunnies from the hawk. We perceive the bunnies as “GOOD” and the hawk as “EVIL”. We want to protect the Good from the Evil that we see. Our perception of this good and evil is throughout our world: the Lion and the Lamb, the Prisoner and the Priest; We cannot even watch TV without getting sucked into some plot of revenge or some series on bringing a trangressor to justice. This vision has continued since the fall of mankind. Everywhere we go we see Evil and Condemn it. Going to work in the morning; “She is speeding.” “That guy cut me off!” It doesn’t stop, our world is divided and we continue to propagate the fall of man. Our Government systems and our Religious systems are all built on a system of error, which is seeing things as good and evil, protecting the good and condemning the evil.
And oh, how men loved to use this to gain the authority over other men! How? By pointing their fingers at others who they called EVIL, thus they themselves gained an advantage over transgressors, and placed themselves in position of power over them; and this has become the way of the World, the SYSTEMS by which the World is run. How did this happen? Because every one continues to take of the KNOWLEDGE of GOOD and EVIL, thus all are shut up under this system of LAW.
Our Christian Churches have turned from their jobs to spread the truth of the Forgiveness of sin and have morphed into the “Keepers of the Moral Standard” i.e. the perceived “GOOD”.
“And the dead corpse (Jesus) from Sinai’s heat (the Law)
Burns beneath His Mercy Seat
OH Christian, Christian tell me why
You rear it on your Altars high?
The Moral Christian is the Cause
For the Unbeliever and his Laws.”
This will continue until man stops EATING from the TREE of KNOWLEDGE of GOOD and EVIL and starts taking form the TREE of LIFE.
There doesn’t seem to be a way out. How can we break free from constantly seeing the Evil and Condemning it. How can we break the Law that Binds us? How do we start eating from the Tree of Life in a society that continues to separate our world?
O wretched men that we are
Who shall deliver us from this body of Death?…
There is therefore now no condemnation
to them which are in Christ Jesus,
Who walk not after the Flesh(seeing Evil),
But after the Spirit(seeing all things as Eternal).
For the law of the Spirit of Life in Jesus Christ
hath made us free from the law of
sin and death. Roman 7:24, 8:1-2
For Christ is the end of the Law for Righteousness(right-standing with God) to everyone that Believeth. Romans 10:4
Finally the Faith of Jesus Christ came, wherein man no longer had to take of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Why? Because that is exactly what Jesus did, He REFUSED to take of that Tree. He knew the state man was in, but what He did, what He came to do was to CHANGE IT. He changed it by REFUSING to CONDEMN man, and by FORGIVING man. THIS WAS HIS LIGHT, HIS FAITH, HIS REVELATION, AND HIS WISDOM.
Every Worldly System of Government operating under the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil cannot stand in the Light of Jesus’ Revelation, His Faith. That is why they hate this particular Light, they hate it with a passion, the evidence is in what they did to our Lord.
John 3:17, “God sent not His Son into the World to Condemn the World, (That was already being done through the Knowledge of Good and Evil, man was doing a fine job condemning one another) but that the World through Him (through His wisdom of forgiveness) might be saved. (18) He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned ALREADY, (19) And this is the Condemnation, That LIGHT HAS COME INTO THE WORLD (through the Revelation of Jesus Christ, His Faith, His Wisdom) and men loved DARKNESS rather than LIGHT BECAUSE THEIR DEEDS WERE EVIL.”
This darkness that men loved was not deeds of
IMMORALITY; it’s not a prostitute’s darkness, it’s not a pimp’s darkness, a drunkard’s darkness, nor a thief’s darkness. Why is that? Because these types of people don’t hate the LIGHT, they love the LIGHT, Because the LIGHT is the FORGIVENESS of sins.
The darkness Jesus is referring to in that verse is none other than the Governmental darkness; this darkness is the REFUSAL TO FORGIVE!!! People who make their living from condemning. These people hate the LIGHT. WHY? Because Condemning is their business. They deal in EVIL Everyday and that is how they achieve their positions of power. You have someone come along like Jesus forgiving everybody and what would happen? They would be out of business.
Verse 20, “for everyone that doeth evil hateth the LIGHT, neither cometh to the LIGHT, lest his deeds should be reproved. (21) But he that doeth TRUTH (I am the Way, the Truth-viz. the forgiveness of sins) cometh to the LIGHT, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God (the Tree of Life). After so long a time men could finally cease to take of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil; Good and Evil could finally be a thing not to be reckoned with in the minds of men.
Gal. 3:23, “But before (This) Faith came, we were kept under the LAW, shut up onto the Faith which should AFTERWARDS be REVEALED.” (25) But after That Faith is come, we are No Longer under a schoolmaster (The LAW of Good and Evil).
Rom. 6:14, “Ye are not under the LAW.” Jesus took this law of Good and Evil off of us!
Gal. 3:10, “As many as are under the works of the law are under the curse.”
Gal. 3:13, “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of
the law being MADE A CURSE for us: for it is written, Cursed is everyone that hangeth on at tree.” Sin has lost its strength, Glory be to God. I Cor. 15:56, “The strength of sin is the LAW”
Rom. 6:14, “Ye are not under the law.” Rom. 6:18, “(YOU are) made free from sin.” John 8:32, “Ye shall know the Truth and the Truth shall make you free.” (from sin).
Heb. 9:26, “He appeared TO PUT AWAY SIN by the Sacrifice of Himself.” Hallelujah. Good and Evil are no more, Sinai’s trumpets cease to roar!!!
So how did Jesus do this? Look at these scriptures:
Rom. 5:12, 18, “As by one man (Adam) sin entered the World and death by sin; And so death passed upon all men, for all have sinned: As by the offense of one, judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the Righteousness (of/by the Faith) of one (man), the free gift (of Righteousness) came upon all men unto justification of life.”
This now is the state that Jesus placed everyone that believes in Him. It is simply imputed to anyone who believes in Jesus. We are now back as Adam and Eve were in the garden and we have two choices; we can take of the Tree of Life, or we take of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. We can have an eye that is single, or we can have an eye that is Evil. Look at this scripture:
Luke 11:34, “The Light of the body is the Eye: therefore when thine Eye is single, thy whole body is full of Light; but when thy Eye is Evil, thy body is full of darkness.”
What is it to have a single EYE and eat of the Tree of Life? It is to SEE THAT EVERYTHING THAT LIVES IS HOLY and NOTHING TO BE CONDEMNED. When you have this PERSPECTIVE you will see the LIGHT of all things, you will gain UNDERSTANDING and thus your whole body will be filled with LIGHT.
God’s Provided Way
A single EYE has to do with the Light, an evil EYE has to do with the Darkness. The men in the passage who loved the darkness had an Evil EYE, or an EYE of Evil, always beholding before them Good and Evil. People who had a single EYE had a body full of Light (Divine Revelation). People with the Evil EYE are eating of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. People with the single EYE are eating from the Tree of LIFE.
Having this understanding does not immediately release us from condemnation. Every day we continue to see the Evil and seeing it brings us to condemn it. It is not possible to eat from the TREE of LIFE when we are constantly beholding the Evil. God has provided us a way to break the chains. Even though we are still in our fallen flesh and the FALLEN FLESH(with The Law of Sin) is constantly battling with the SPIRIT(who gives us the perfect law of liberty), He has provided us a way out. When the Flesh Raises up to behold the Evil instead of Condemning it we are to Forgive it. We Forgive the Evil because we realize that we don’t see the world as God sees. That if we Judge a situation our judgment may be erred
Look, Jesus didn’t come into this World with an Evil EYE. (Mark 7:22, and Evil EYE). Then read, Matthew 20:15, “is thine EYE Evil because I am good?”
Pr. 23:6, 28:22, “He that hath an evil eye hasteneth to be rich”. Jesus didn’t come into this World to CONDEMN
the World. His message was FORGIVENESS (Luke 24:47), not judging Good and Evil, and then condemning. But if we judge we must forgive NOT condemn. His EYE was SINGLE, seeing everything that lived as holy. And that is what WE ARE TO DO! He finished it two thousand years ago, put it away, SIN, the LAW, CONDEMNATION and we are to do the same.
Now the hour is coming, in which all shall hear HIS voice, and they shall come forth, they that have done good-by refusing the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil and taking the Tree of Life; they shall come forth unto the resurrection of Life (Through Rom. 5:18), (and notice) they that have done Evil (continuously taking Knowledge of Good and Evil) unto the resurrection of DAMNATION, John 5:28-29. These people who are always putting the LAW on people, and condemning them, and refuse to take of the Tree of Life, cannot help but come up in the resurrection of condemnation. To take of the Knowledge of Good and Evil is to take from the Tree our Father told us not to take of.
In Closing I pray that Thine EYE be Single, that your whole body may be full of light.