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The Tale of Two Trees, Part 2

Sound of Faith / Sharon Hardy Knotts and R. G. Hardy
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February 1, 2022 7:00 am

The Tale of Two Trees, Part 2

Sound of Faith / Sharon Hardy Knotts and R. G. Hardy

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February 1, 2022 7:00 am

The greater tragedy: Because Adam died, we all die! Sin and death entered the world we inherited, and in order to restore our access to the Tree of Life now in Heaven, Jesus chose to die on the cross the tree of death.

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Greetings friends, new listeners and welcome to the sound of faith. I'm sure not thanking you for joining us today because we know Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. Today's message the tale of two trees begins in a beautiful garden. The original site of the tree of life today that garden meekness gone and the tree of life now stands in heaven because Adam and Eve disobeyed God and chose the wrong tree. Their sin brought death to themselves and other progeny but the second Adam, Jesus Christ, God, son chose to die on the tree of death, to restore us to the tree of life. This is the incomparable story of the tale of two trees. Now this was what God said he went on there. He went on to the woman and said and because of what you did. Now your sorrows of conception and childbearing are going to be multiplied. Somebody say all the latest and say thanks a lot thanks a lot, even a man because of this, you're going because you know we watch other animals in the animal kingdom give birth and they don't go through what women go through. Amen.

He said because of what you have done, you're going to have sorrow in your birth when you give birth the birth pangs will be greater. Amen. And he did not did not pass judgment on this is what he said to the serpent, you're going to be, you know you're on your your belly and your dusty rest of your time. Amen. But now here's what I want you to see in verse 22.

Let's look at verse 22 and the Lord God said, behold, the man is become as one of us. Are you catching these plural pronouns in my kitchen and I may see them in their okay so we have here we have a consultation among the Godhead. Amen. Among the God, the creator and the word of God and the Holy Spirit. They make up the Godhead and the Lord God said, behold, the man is become as one, to know good and evil to put forth his hand and take so the tree of life and eat and live forever. Therefore the Lord God. Wait a minute, he didn't finish his sentence grammatically. This is incorrect. He just stopped.

He says the name is become like one of us. Oh my goodness, you know what that means means they become like one of us. He knows good and evil. So if he reaches forth his hand and plucks a piece of fruit off the tree of life, and even then you know what the consequences are unimaginable. I will not even give life to them. I will not even be get. Have you ever been discussing something in talking about something and you're going along in your in your discussion you come to that point where you know about you see and recognize what you're about to say is able. You don't even want to think about it and you see you know I'm letting them go there and you just drop and let it hang in the air and that is exactly what's going on here. To the credit of the seders fracture something and put something in one of said base, said he would even think that way. So what are we going to do. Let's read the next verse and see what God said. Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden to till the ground from whence he was taken showing the man and he placed at the east of the cherubim's and a flaming sword which turned every way to keep the way of the tree of life.

So God said we got to send them out of the garden. Now these this here to me proves the fact that they had not yet look at what God said to work. We especially want to look at last, and also last and also so God said last. He put forth his hand. What does the word blessed me me in case he will get a clue, but we do something to go tree so mean to tree in the knowledge of good and evil tree eat of the tree of life we stop we can't let it happen. Amen. And so he drove the man out all the garden and that means now it's too late to eat of the tree of life.Joe Barton put flaming cherubim. There to keep them from the way of the tree of life, and I preached about this really in great detail at the reunion last last year and the message the way to paradise but to be tree in the question why he of the tree of life. First one didn't even bother to go was in the midst of all the trees we just himself.

If you read only believe it was a really gorgeous tree. I believe it was so beautiful and beautiful ocean may not know industries like that do you know you can bring forth two different fruit if you want peach Street view, 133. Come on, let's put ourselves in it in a garden and God said this is the tree of life and look at all these other beautiful trees.


Even if there was no tree of knowledge, we don't even know that here's the tree of life to do but I know I can only give you must think about speculation, but this is what I speculate. First the ball and importantly they had never known death but never known death. They never experienced death could not realize like we would realize how precious the tree of life is a section of death. They could not appreciate the tree is so they had no conception of death.

Amen. They had no knowledge of evil.

Knowledge of evil. They only knew going up to that point, they only knew God, and they could have no conception of what it would be like the disastrous consequences that would enfold many Kindle way back in the file cabinet of your brain and you go back to probably middle school. Amen. And you had a course in English called Greek mythology, they remember little bit about that now take to bring stuff like that. And when I'm preaching the Bible because I want you to know it's what it says it's a myth exactly that it submit it's not equal to the Bible nowhere near interesting.

Some of the things many remember the story of Pandora. Remember that and she was supposedly the first woman created and Zeus came and gave her we say box but was actually a jar but was a box gave her a box and told her whatever you do don't ever open this box ever ever ever ever open this box but they had created with her with something called curiosity and so eventually curiosity got the better of Pandora and what did she do. She opened the box and what came out all the details evil center that had plagued mankind. Amen.

So you can see that they had no idea of all the evil that was going to happen when the eight that tree and this was very clear that he was more subtle than every other beast of the field to get their attention then get them when discussing the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. He was able to convince them because they didn't understand that, and they did not understand evil amen and so he could persuade them to eat the wrong tree. He tricked them.

You shall not surely die.

Amen viewing on the screen you want to be like God. God created in his image and likeness. We meet some smart people in your life and even the smartest person that we can never be a genius you know even like maybe Albert Einstein or something. You know, in general, man only uses 10% of his brain. You can use the percent loss that you and your going to be like God and you will die does the same thing today. He tells people the same. You're not going to die and you're surely not going to go to hell know how people's what the devil tells people and some names that you would you go and have made no survey and you say to not charge people with people you believe in heaven. Why don't believe in hell.

Preaching is you and with they were just created by accident by randomness. Amen. This, amen.

We are just some chemical thing that all just perfectly.

While we are not the devil can convince you of that and what what does it matter what you do or how you live your life. You don't have a purpose of do what feels good. Not too long ago this thing was if it feels good do it feels good to me.

Well, that's your you believe in. This is what I believe is what people say what they believe.

They believe all these things and I think that's wonderful.

What is it based some imagination something that you contract your brain is you feel uncomfortable when I talk to you about about what the Bible says it is appointed unto men not really doing want to go to hell. Amen conflicts that Mike Dietrich and boy he's not a lot of experience.


He's still clicking people to listen to you about Satan. Satan is the Hebrew word becomes the Hebrew into English.

Satan only they face upon you all know that come regularly.

I'll try to make this real quick that the Hebrew language should ancient, I mean English comes out of all these other languages was an original ancient language and before letters and thereafter that they had pictures. Another words they had 22 letters in their alphabet today, but originally they were 22 letters that were 20 pictures pictures stood for something real weak week analogy by saying kids a written kindergarten. We say a is for Apple and we draw big picture of an apple. So we work on and making them understand A, but it's even more concise than that in the original Hebrew.

So not only does it was a written work pictures almost every Hebrew word originally has a three letter root.


So if we take the word Satan. We take out the valves now because the language is not written with valves we have left.

Just tell me in English what letters we have left Bastian and Tammy agreed that the three letters we have to work with. Okay, so why you want to know what to tell you is what the pictures look like the picture for S in Hebrew. It's pronounced sin or sin and that you know sometimes it's chin the shutdown's the SM really doesn't matter. It's the same word picture, and it's a picture of you can either think of it as flames like three things like this either flames.


Either way, it means the same thing about tea our food as flames devoured matter. So the word in Hebrew means were T this what they had to tease in Hebrew the final tease atop the cross. I told you… A few weeks ago, but this is this is another key in their alphabet.

What the picture is that the snake ready to strike. And it means snake.

The last one is and is knowing it's a fish swimming in water and that means life, not a dead fish. It's a living fish put it all together.

What is Satan mean the snake who devours life. The snake who devours life and this is what Jesus meant in John 1010, when he said the thief. Satan has come to steal, and to kill and to destroy but have come a slightly that's what he's after.

Amen. No matter how he calls the bottom line is that he is his nature will start before the young people will get this all the other things and so let's get something for them.

It's a story of a turtle and a scorpion on the side of the riverbank and this is a terrible swinger and he said to the total. How about if you give me a lie to the other side when you're back in the total are you crazy easy what you will do me saying no, listen to the Satan the scorpion well now why would I do that doesn't even make you by stating you and then you begin to think you do wouldn't do that in the total sense like that makes sense to me going. So the scorpion gets on the back of the tunnel and off they go about halfway and what did the scorpion do case all die in the scorpion sadly said I can help it.

It's my nature to sting his nature to kill Satan's nature to destroy. Amen and no because they chose the wrong tree. They chose death and now banishment. They are kicked out of the garden of God there kicked out of Paradise and now they're under these curses, curses, the ground is cursed to be thorns and thorns and thistles and weeds in the garden to get out the next few weeks. Mueller plant some tomato plants and flowers and all weeds and thistles and thorns and all that. Amen. It wasn't supposed to be that way until he wore his body down and dies and goes back to the wasn't supposed to be like that.

Amen. And here's the New Testament commentary on this target you will Romans the fifth chapter. Now it's a very long chapter but I'm only to read two verses and you might want to read it all when your own. To me these two verses say it all. In Romans the fifth chapter and we will begin with 12 wherefore, as by one man some icing. One man one man in Adam as by one man sin entered into the death by sin, and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned. You see, it was bad enough that many got kicked out of the garden.

It was bad enough, but now they were going to live forever, and they were going to die but he passed it down the hall.

His progeny his sons in all his daughters. This is the bad news folks, because Adam and I were all going to die because I died were all die because we see clearly here never alone. Please remember this, the wisemen said in the book of James. When lot is conceived, it brings forth sin and when sin is finished, it brings forth death. Amen. Every time every time. Amen. So now his sinful nature to all of us. That's why the Bible says in Romans 323 for all and come short of the glory of God. I don't care if her mama had you on the church pew. Amen.

David said it is sin. My mother conceived me in iniquity how misshapen my mother's womb. Amen. And it's all because of that stuff done. Verse 19 for as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners medians that can cause to be made sinners.

Amen something I think you hear is not what you would might enjoy hearing this, this little book the little book is the New England primer. This was the first book that was put in the schools. In 1777, the New England, the kids and I guess kindergarten first grade whenever the grade was I don't know, but this is the first elementary school book I mentioned a moment ago how that we take a is for Apple and B's.

Football C is for cat D is for dog kids, you know how to spell it off well that's what this was. I'm telling this book is amazing. Anyway, I'm not going to go to one point going to teach our kids the that now we are not high schoolers learn that this book was written in 1777, our country was only one year old. And guess what it says for NaCl diesel picture species of pictures here will small okay. ABC Hemingway or ABC okay Adam's fall we sinned all be beers for the Bible, having defined the Bible mind see Sears for Christ. Christ crucified for sinners he died for our nation was founded on the people you they choose Jesus will be torn up the be sent to the will be ridiculed and teaching kids the gospel. The gospel in all, I don't care how good you will have the shared DOT in nature. We all nature to live two years, nose, mouth, no, we inherited the sin nature.

Let's finish read in verse 19.

Halfway through reading, as by one man disobedience many were made whole by the pool on Jesus because we were all made sinners. And remember, death follows. So we all die, we die – we die physically between the 99 was still want to go back we die spiritually Bible tells us in Ephesians the second chapter and you trust meeting that did not.

You have no relationship no fellowship with him. The greatest amen so we were all made sinners in Adam. But in Jesus Christ we are all like maybe just give it to you like this chapter by one man, Jesus Christ. We are made like and we receive eternal life. Amen. What a marvelous story, the tale of two trees. Some of the most tragic words in the Bible are and he died lived to be 939 but he still died and he wasn't supposed to die. Why did he die because he chose the wrong tree, and he never ate from the tree of life. We can only imagine how superbly beautiful the garden of Eden was adorned with all manner of fruit trees and in the very heart of the tree of life, bearing 12 different fruits yet added. Many never ate from this luscious tree.

They chose the wrong tree and sin entered the world through their disobedience.

Sin never travels alone. It always brings death and God had to banish them, lest they should eat from the tree of life and live forever in their fallen state.

Today, that tree stands on the bank of heaven's Crystal see unattainable to fallen man but there is a second Adam, Jesus Christ, the son of God who came to him do what the first Adam did, but in order to restore us back to that garden of innocence and the tree of life.

He chose to die on the cross, the tree of death. There are dozens of interesting nuggets in this message and it would be an excellent addition to your spiritual library you can order the tale of two trees on CD for love gift of $10 or more for the radio ministry request SK 184 now to sound the faith PO Box 1744, Baltimore, MD 21203 or go online to sound the You may also work on MP3s to order by mail said your minimum love gift of $10 and mail to PO Box 1744, Baltimore, MD 21203 and request SK 184. Till next time, Mr. Sharon not saying

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