Man was created at the beginning to be in a state of innocence, this freshness in mind and spirit helps to run on God’s program which is the word of God –the tree of life. He never wanted man to run on another principle, but there was the serpent in the garden –and even now in the garden of our hearts. How can we be restored to the original life of having the faith that pleases God? Follow through.
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? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: 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. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: Genesis 3:1-4
God had beautifully created everything and place them in their position, but God needed someone to guide and be lord over all He made on the earth, so He made man and gave him dominion. This dominion was predicated upon a principle –he was to live by the Tree of Life. This is not a difficult exercise because the man was made in a state of innocence. There was no reasoning in him, no other law known, all he could do was say “yes” to God because he was feeding on the tree of life –the word of God. This is the state of a baby when born. He knows nothing from his beginning, but as he progresses in life, he begins to receive instruction that molds his life into whatever he would become. Adam and Eve were in this state. They were innocent, thus, when the word of God comes to them, there is no reasoning in them, they know no other law except the word of God –they are simply perfect in themselves –perfect until the Serpent came.
The serpent sowed a seed by thwarting the word of God, he dislocated the word of God and misinterpreted it to Eve, and no sooner than they realized, they saw themselves operating by another principle that is not God’s. The Serpent made sure to tell them that the word of God is not as true as they think it was. Meanwhile, in their initial state of innocence and feeding on the word of God, their response was faith, but when the Serpent came, logic came in, and till today, because dominion has been lost, we think God is incapacitated to do things for us. This is not physically alone, even spiritually. The problem is knowledge. The devil fed them with the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. As good as it looked to Eve, she forgot that it has an element of falsehood to it, and that evil is the reason everything is spoilt today. The first time the mind of man was contaminated was when Eve listened to the Serpent.
The limitation of faith is knowledge. The mind of man is powerful, you can become everything that is conceived therein. You probably won’t feel any symptoms until you are told that you have a terminal disease, and you will begin to nurse death. Everything that the word of God is given for is to correct the knowledge the Serpent sowed to us.
Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. Hebrews 11:2
The devil is busy distorting your mind and shifting your focus from the word of God because he knows the power of the mind –the essence is to fight your faith. Yet, scripture says God framed the world by His word through faith, to tell you that there is nothing you can achieve with God in this life outside of faith. Scripture says, without faith, it is impossible to please God. You need to understand that everything of God is by faith –up to your salvation, up to you receiving the baptism of the Holy Spirit. You need to be a child with God to enjoy Him, but when you grow in knowledge, you limit yourself. God has perfected praise in the mouth of babes.
To have perfect faith, you need to begin to mold and build your mind with the word of God; faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. You need to keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it flows the issues of life. And diligence should be about the word of God, for if we diligently seek God, we will find Him. Friends, there is nothing impossible with God, but you need faith to see the word of God alive in you.
The sacrifice Christ made on the cross is a contract, the contract is not binding if you don’t accept it. There has to be an acceptance for a contract to remain binding. Christ has offered a sacrifice, but people are not saved today, because their guilt has made them believe there is work to do to be saved. The Bible already told us that we are saved by faith, and not by works, but when we listen to the Serpent, we fight against our salvation. If you believe the word of God in your heart and confess it in your mouth, you will soon begin to see the outcome in your life. The sum total of your life is the conglomeration of what you have deposited in it over time.
Everything is possible with God for a man that can have perfect faith. Faith does not make sense to human reasoning, in fact, when it begins to make sense to your carnal mind, it is not faith. Scripture gives us an injunction: if we are carnally minded, the end result is death, but if we walk in the Spirit, we would have life and peace. Choose today the path to thread.