Still meditating on the book of Romans and God reveal something to me.
God is perfect, everything He does, said & created was perfect.
But I did find this: God created people to be virtuous, but they have each turned to follow their own downward path. Ecclesiastes 7:29 NLT
God created Adam & Eve in the Garden of Eden perfect. Two human being with an innocent mind & the natural nature of Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Self Control, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness & Gentleness – The fruit of the Holy Spirit(Galatians 5:22-23).
But something else was created in the Garden, something that God didn’t create, something that was not perfect.
The devil, already condemn and far from God, came to Eve & suggested she eat the fruit God commanded them not to touch, therefore disobeying God
I’m sure you have hard the phrase “Every action has a reaction”
I’m pretty sure the devil knew, exactly what he was doing when suggested to Eve to disobey God, he knew that if she obeyed him, this act of obedience to his suggestion would have a reaction in the long term.
What was this long term reaction?
The creation of human being with the nature to SIN, the devil’s own nature – Disobedience, pride, lust, lies, uncontrollable anger, hatred, grudges, envy, drunkenness, idolatry, fornication etc… The works of the flesh(Galatians 5:19-21)
It’s almost as if the devil sweet talked Eve into sleeping with him, then she became pregnant with his baby, a baby with the natural desire & nature to sin. This was also born inside of Adam.
Because of this, he has dominion over everyone who has not died spiritually (baptism in water) to their natural desire & nature, because they are his children/slaves.
But if a person chooses to follow the example of the Lord Jesus & his disciple in being baptized, they will be set free from the devil’s slavery; you will no longer be a slave to the wicked & sinful nature of the father of sin, as it is written – For he who has died has been freed from sin. Roman 6:7
Don’t you realize that you become the slave of whatever you choose to obey? You can be a slave to sin, which leads to death, or you can choose to obey God, which leads to righteous living. Roman 6:16 NLT
Note – Why do you think Jesus didn’t obey the devil in the desert when He was tempted by him?
There is power in obedience.
“Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices,
As in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice,” 1 Samuel 15:22
Think about it now, who are you a child/slave of? God or satan?
That’s enough of my opinion for now…
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Here’s Part 1 – Are you a slave or servant?