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Saturday, April 9, 2011

The Battle We Wage - Part 2 : The Fall of Man

The above video is awesome and tells the story so much better than I could.

God created the earth in beauty and He created man in his own image and likeness (Genesis 1:27) and  settled him in the Garden of Eden where He gave him charge of the land and all the animals ( Genesis 2:19) Then, he created woman of  man's own flesh (Genesis 2:22). They lived happily in the Garden of Eden where their every need was provided... God's only command was to not eat of the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. 

When Eve allowed herself to be swayed by the serpent and to disobey God and eat of the Tree of Knowledge, she also persuaded Adam to eat and original sin was born. Separation from God was born.

 This was the fall of man... every person born on this earth after, with the exception of  Jesus Himself and, by God's plan, Mary*, the soul He created as a pure and perfect vessel to bear the Son of God.. has been tainted by this original sin. (*please note that this is what my faith teaches me.. I'm well aware that other faiths do not believe this doctrine.. let us agree to respect each other's faith ;-)

Original sin makes us weak in the flesh. Original sin is what causes us to be susceptible to the siren call of evil. The devil is our mortal enemy.. his desire is to separate us from God forever.

This is the battle we wage.. it is a battle that is unceasing and goes on all around us daily, we will not see it with our human eyes, but with our spiritual ones. (Ephesians 6:12)

The purpose of  this little series I'm doing is to speak out on this sometimes unspoken of aspect of our spirituality. I hope to share with you my own formula for doing spiritual warfare.

Stay with me as this series has a few more parts to come.. hope you like cliffhangers ;-)

God bless you and may you shine brightly for Jesus!

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