Hi Roy, it is possible I am misunderstanding your previous posts, you seem to be saying that the knowledge of good and evil is the intellect that Satan planted into man.
Dear brother Paul
Please remember! I am neither a teacher nor a prophet and I have no desire to be one.
I standby what I wrote and I believe that is what the Spirit told me and I will try and clarify why I said it. I believe that the tree of knowledge of good and evil that Adam ate of, died with him before he could reach out and take of the tree of Life.
The tree of Knowledge and the tree of Life are God's own creation. Only God has the knowledge of good and evil and the knowledge of Life, He is Life. We are presently all directing our focus on that Life. That very Life came to us 2000 years ago, but the world was in darkness and could not comprehend it: "In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it."
But this is drifting away from your question, so let us return to it.
Before I go any further, please allow me to congratulate you for raising that point (well spotted) it shows that you are truly seeking God. Your spiritual eyes are truly opening, brother, keep up the good work. You have drawn my attention to something that had totally escaped me till now, that is the purpose of this forum, I believe, that we help and encourage one another and not pick on petty issues for pure arguments sake. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your help and encouragement.
All through God's Holy History Book (your Bible), if you read it as you would a beautiful love story and not STUDY it, you'll see that God tests man and sets certain obstacles in his path. You can read about it in the Book of Judges;("Now these are the nations which the LORD left, to test Israel by them (that is, all who had not experienced any of the wars of Canaan; only in order that the generations of the sons of Israel might be taught war, those who had not experienced it formerly). These nations are: the five lords of the Philistines and all the Canaanites and the Sidonians and the Hivites who lived in Mount Lebanon, from Mount Baal-hermon as far as Lebo-hamath. They were for testing Israel, to find out if they would obey the commandments of the LORD, which He had commanded their fathers through Moses. The sons of Israel lived among the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites; and they took their daughters for themselves as wives, and gave their own daughters to their sons, and served their gods. The sons of Israel did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, and forgot the LORD their God and served the Baals and the Asheroth
You can read about it in the Book of Job, too long an article for me to reproduce here. In fact you can read about it in every generation from Adam, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Joshua, Judges, Kings, to the sacking of Jerusalem. The story is the same. God puts man to the test. Sometimes man succeeds and on others he is an abysmal failure and it is then that he cries out to the Lord for help. You have seen it happen for the past 2000 years (the longest in man's history), you can see it happening today and very soon you are going to hear that cry for help, and this time louder than ever before but this time there is going to be no help, only Divine Reptribution.
But in the case of Adam as you have read, before he reached out and took of the Tree of Life, God stepped in and cast him out and placed His cherubim at the entrance with a flaming sword.
So why did God stop Adam from reaching up and taking from the tree of Life? Was it because God was afraid that Adam would become like Him as the father of lies, Satan, told Eve? No! Adam was dead, if he had reached up and taken of the tree of Life he would have condemned himself to eternal death with no hope of recovery. If he had eaten of it that eternal death would be our inheritance today, but through our God's abundant grace, mercy, and love for the world He created, all mankind (living and dead) can hope for reconciliation and eternal Life: "This is the promise which He Himself made to us: eternal life."
(1Jn.2:25). The tree of knowledge that Adam received died with him. Now this is going to be a bone of contention with sister Sarah so before that happens I am going to admit that what follows is an assumption, based on the information we have from all the accounts mentioned above I would hazard a guess and say it is a fairly accurate one. It is not the word of God since He has not made it plain in the way He has in some of the other accounts. I hold by what I said, brother, but I do not know the answer for sure, so accept it or leave it.)
From what I believe the Spirit is saying to me about it, is that God allowed Satan to use it to test Adam and Eve, just as He did in the case of Job. I can visualize Satan saying to God, "Oh yes, as long as there is nothing tempting placed before him to attract his attention, sure he'll obey you! But disclose the contents of the two trees to him and then see the result? To which God replies, "OK go ahead the tree is yours."
Please remember! This is pure conjecture on my part. For the correct answer you must ask the Lord within as I will be doing. He will deliver the true answer and He alone.
The only advice I can offer is to read, read and keep reading, page by page, cover to cover, over and over again and at each re-run you'll be shown more without the asking. In time you will have no reason to read it at all as the Lord will emboss it in your heart. If you don't understand something just ask; not me, not any man, ask the Lord seated within: "These things I have written to you concerning those who are trying to deceive you. As for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him."
But please don't be tempted to allow your God given gift of –INTELLECT- to STUDY His word which He has specifically commanded to be CLOSED. That is a grave sin of rebellion, a challenge to His authority and an attempt to usurp our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ's sole right. If you do fall for that temptation you will lose all the treasures your God has entrusted you with.
I pray this helps you in some small way.