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This is OLD COVENANT of THE LAW by which we gain "knowledge of good and evil"
Ro 7:7 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.
The Tree of Life is the NEW COVENANT of GRACE
The two trees are analogues of the two covenants: the one leading "to death" (the law) and the other leading "to life" (grace)- there is nothing here about holograms or atoms or any of these things you are imagining out of thin air.
Originally posted by MrCobb
Look, to anyone listening; this is what the Eden analogue is trying to tell you (now, these are real people, but these real people are being MADE to act the way they are to tell you something important, to help you to understand who you are and more importantly, what you are becoming and most importantly WHO IS DOING ALL THESE THINGS:
This is what the Eden analogue is telling you, God is saying, "Hey look; I'm making you guys into something perfect. But right now you're in this transient state of imperfection because that's how things are made- through a process starting in imperfection, and ending in perfection. Now, right now you guys are "naked"- you're not perfect; not only are you not perfect, you aren't even aware that you're not perfect/naked. But trust me, you are. But you won't always be this way- I promise you you're going to be perfected, and you're going to love it.
But in the meanwhile, I need to teach you some things. First thing I need you to understand is that you're not perfect. To help you understand this, I'm going to reveal THE STANDARD OF PERFECTION: THE LAW (tree of knowledge of good and evil) and through this revelation, you're going to understand that you are currently imperfect. Now, when this is revealed, it may be troubling to you- in your desire to be perfect you may just jump the gun and start TRYING to MAKE YOURSELF PERFECT by your OWN HAND. But trust me when I tell you, this perfection can only come through MY HAND. And if you start "eating from the fruit" of the LAW in order to "make aprons" for yourself, and make yourselves perfect "in appaearence" you're just going to end up causing all kinds of grief and torment upon yourselves because THIS IS MY CREATION, not yours. I am the one doing these things- NOT YOU. You cannot "perfect yourselves" and it's just going to keep tormenting you over and over if you even try or THINK you need to try.
So, when I reveal to you that you're not perfect, don't get all tangled up in shame and torment, trying to "cover yourself" with your own hand. Trust me, I am going to bring you into perfection- just be patient, and don't worry about not being perfect- and moreover, don't listen to these snakes all trying to get you in a bind. These snakes are your OWN THOUGHTS don't worry about them or listen to them; it's just a "guilt reponse" of being imperfect- but does an unfinished sculpture feel "guilty" about not yet being done? Of course not, and neither should you.
This is what this analogue is telling you. Forget about the tree of knowledge in relation to your perfection- that tree is only showing you the STANDARD that you WILL be able to keep when I'm done. But for now, wait in grace and hope and watch Me work it all out. It's going to be a blast."edit on 17-11-2012 by MrCobb because: (no reason given)
This is what this analogue is telling you. Forget about the tree of knowledge in relation to your perfection- that tree is only showing you the STANDARD that you WILL be able to keep when I'm done. But for now, wait in grace and hope and watch Me work it all out. It's going to be a blast."