THE RESULTS OF THE FALL.
What were the results of the Fall? Firstly, let us read verses 7-14.
Have a look at these points. Satan said, “Your eyes will opened (spiritual eyes) and you will know the difference between good and evil.” verse 5.
There was a mocking fulfilment, immediately!
Their eyes certainly were opened and they knew!..But what an eye opening! And what a knowing!
They both knew they were no longer
naked. Nor were they innocent!
Now we notice the first appearance of shame..they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves aprons.We can thank God for the sense of shame He put into the nature of man. It has saved mankind from many repeated acts of evil. Christians need not to live with shame..Jesus took it!
Note: there was evidently change in the body. In Roms 8:3 we read Christ came in “sinful flesh”, that does not mean that Christ came with sinful flesh or that he was in any way infected with sin.
What does it mean the “likeness of sinful flesh”? It means that Jesus did not have about His body the Pristine Glory, The original glory of unfallen man in Eden.
Before the fall there was a radiant glory about the bodies of Adam and Eve..which was their resplendent covering.
They were bathed in the glory light of their communion with God.
Moses also experienced the same Glorious light when he came down from the mount of God. His Face shone! Exodus 34:30.
But immediate upon the fall..the Glory departed.
“And they knew they were naked”
Next, there was a tragic “Inward” change. There suddenly sprang into their consciousness a strange war within, where there had been peace, love and joy. There came the terror of a newly awakened Conscience.
So with the first sin came the first fear..they hid from God!
That war between good and evil still continues. We fight everyday as satan” tries” to deceive and cause us to sin.
The battle goes on in our mind, will and emotions. We battle guilt, shame, bitterness, resentment, revenge and anger and sin more, which leads to sinful, words and actions. Our will must be surrendered to the Lord and our minds renewed by the Word of God.
Stay in close communication with the Holy Spirit. God will fight for you!
Always keep in your mind that this war was won at the cross of Calvary..Satan is a defeated foe.
All you need to do is..
“STAND STILL AND SEE THE SALVATION OF THE LORD”..
Man becomes alienated from God.
The reign of Spiritul Death had set in and beside all this, man is now expelled from the Garden wherein is the tree of Life.
The ground is cursed man is given headship over woman and God provides clothes for them to wear.
Yet amidst the Judgement God remembers “Mercy” and the first great promise of the coming Saviour is given.
Here in Genesis 3:15 is the promise
“THAT THE SEED OF THE WOMAN WOULD BREAK THE HEAD OF THE SERPENT.” Jesus is that seed..Satan is defeated foe, he is doomed!
“AND THE DEVIL WHO DECEIVED THEM WAS CAST INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE AND BRIMSTONE..AND SHALL BE TORMENTED FOR EVER AND EVER!