Trust Is The Issue

In Genesis chapter 2, FATHER spoke:

15 Then the LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it.

16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat;

17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”

This is the first instance of FATHER speaking a commandment (a Divine rule) to man.  FATHER fully intended for man to trust HIM and abide by the rule set forth.  Adam knew FATHER and also knew that HE created Heaven and earth, yet in his own soul, he had the ability to distrust as well.  This commandment had not been challenged or distrusted so man had not yet seen the consequences of breaking this rule.  Adam was to soon find out the ramifications of distrusting FATHER when he and Eve were removed from the garden and direct fellowship with FATHER.

In Genesis chapter 3:

1 Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?”

2 And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat 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 has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.’ ”

4 Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die.

5 For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

The serpent appealed to man’s logic.  After all, there was no evidence of the ramification of breaking the commandment; nothing written, no history to assess, only FATHER’S Word.  Trust focuses on expected acts and events of the future.  It is closely tied to faith and belief.  FATHER has given us HIS Word to trust so that we will not die, but have everlasting life.  Is there anyone else with the ability or capacity to make such a statement?  Can the created supersede the Creator’s Word?  Who is more trustworthy than Jesus Christ, the manifested Word of GOD?  Who has a more pure motive for out best interest than the One Who created us?

There are many who claim or insinuate they are prophets, but can we trust their prophecies?  If their prophecies do not come to pass, they are false prophets and those who have closely followed them have generally received some form of damage in their lives.  We must be careful who we place our trust in even though they appear to be well educated or well informed.  They may have been somewhat successful in their predictions of past events but that does not make them a prophet.  After all, you have a 50% chance of picking a winner in any game.  We must place our trust and focus on FATHER’S Word and the Words given to us by The Holy Spirit.  I have been duped many times in the past by so-called prophets myself.  Some may prophesy and steer clear of saying anything that would directly challenge the written Word.  This is when we must rely on The Holy Spirit to be our witness, not our logic or flesh.

Jesus warned us of false prophets in Matthew chapter 7:

15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.

16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thorn bushes or figs from thistles?

17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.

18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit.

19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.

20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them.

Each of us has a responsibility to observe the fruit of those who lead us to believe they are prophets.  We must be fruit inspectors.  If the “prophet’s” word does not come true, or if he promotes a course of action as though FATHER directed it and it does not produce good fruit, then we must steer clear of them.  Jesus said to beware of them for there are negative consequences of following them.  I trust the Words of Jesus and you should too.

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