THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE - REVELATION

THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL

A dream revelation reveals what the spiritual impact of knowledge is in the spiritual realm.  For those familiar with lucid dreaming, well this was one of those dreams.  It simply means that it feels more real than it to be just a dream.  In fact, I was dreaming a normal kind of dream then suddenly I could feel a dimension shift taking place and found myself in a different dream and depth altogether.

THE DREAM:

The dream was short, but with a powerful and lasting effect.  I was as you could say warped into another dimension.  I found myself within a dark cloud of mist that was a living being, yes a demon.  He was huge, about the size of a house.  I could feel his spirit vibes attack my inside; the darkness penetrated my body and damaged my inner core.  Before I could clearly focus what is going on and where am I, the thing started to laugh at me and spoke with a loud voice.  I turned around, more out of confusion, but then, I caught sight of his eyes.  Staring with a sharp, cutting look right into my soul, I felt like I had no hiding place, no way to keep a secret from him.  His power was almost overwhelming.  He said in a somewhat amused and confident voice; “Yes, you people did want to eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil!  It is now your own fault that I am aloud to be send against you people!”

Still standing in the middle of this demon, meaning he has me surrounded at all sides, I turned around and scanned the area around me in a 360 degree fashion.  To the west, I saw God.  He was standing there waiting for me.  He was as kind and loving as always.  He did not say a word, neither to me nor to the demon, but yet He was right next to the demon.  If I were to walk towards God, the moment I exit the demon, I will enter within the Glory cloud of God.  God spoke to me by means of internal knowledge, meaning He made no sound, but I could understand His every thought.  I understood that He will not move an inch until I’m save within Him, but He will not pull me out of the demon either.  It’s on me to first decide what I want to do then set course in His direction.  I also understood that God did let the demon know that although he may attack me, he is not permitted to take my life or damage me to such an extend that I could loose my life.  That is why God was waiting without moving, if the demon did not comply then God will come into the demon and get me out of there Himself, and that will not be a pleasant outcome for the demon, because in that process, he will be destroyed.

So I started to walk in the direction of God.  On my way, for some unforeseen reason, I decided to look upwards to heaven.  In that split second of time I got the idea to search this demon spirit while I’m within him.  I tapped into his knowledge base.  The next moment I was zapped into history, all the way back to Adam and Eve.  There was that day two trees in the garden of Eden, the tree of life (God) and the tree of knowledge of good and evil (this spirit, yes, he was there that day when Adam and Eve disobeyed God).  Two trees, two spirits and two people who disobeyed.  I then jumped back and forth in his history (his memory), I could see how all people were cursed because of one man (Adam) and how most people could step into God by one Man (Jesus) and be released from this curse that the spirit boasted to me about.  I did also see how “us people” according to him has unleashed wars, poverty, sickness and all the curses spoken of in the bible, unto ourselves (just like he said), because we chose knowledge over a simplistic love for God.  In our disobedience, we showed a lack of faith in God as the one and only Creator who also just happened to love us more than we could ever understand.  I gained an internal understanding of how that knowledge made us produce weapons, people power, an over population in targeted areas, meaning poverty and rivalry among people.

At just two steps away from God, I woke up.  This dream came as a total shock to me.  I mean, for years I’ve been telling myself not to eat from the tree of knowledge.  In my own belief system, I was the last person to be attacked by this spirit.  Sometimes I think of myself as being as dumb as dust, how on earth could God allow “bad tree” to come up against me?  Well I though long and hard on this question.

A few weeks prior to this dream, I got message that God will grant me my knowledge and education that He promised me about a year ago by the mouth of a prophet.  One night, I heard an Angel talking to me about this and giving me a little book with the message that God has granted me education and I must keep the book as proof of His promise.  When I’ve fully decided what I want to study, then I must just let God know and He will adjust my tuition.  So I decided that I wished to be taught more of the things of God, I would really love to know all about Him, even up to His favorite color, food, pastime, event, just everything about Him.  But,….. but then,…. I got it into my head that I needed a job (career) to earn income to get me out of some sticky situations.  Now there is where I went wrong.  I also got it into my head that I need formal pastoral education to get up to par with the pastors and spiritual leaders of our time.  Again, wrong.  This kind of education (after putting on my long hard thinking cap) was not for the core purpose to love God more in a childlike manner, full of faith and hope on her Hero.  This kind of knowledge would push me to the threshold of the scribes and Pharisees that Jesus so often rebuked for the hardness of their hearts.  Remembering that Jesus Himself was not formally schooled in the scriptures nor did He became wealthy by His skill in carpentry work.

I take my spiritual warfare seriously, I have to, and there is just no other way.  This event blatantly told me that if I wish to stay a force to be reckoned with in the spiritual, then I have to comply with the laws of it.  This evil spirit may and will have full authority over me and surrender me powerless if I disregard his power, strength and tactics.  God was serious, so should I be, so should you be.  If God states that to have simplistic childlike love and faith is the only narrow path to take, then you can count God to be Truthful and all other avenues will place you behind enemy lines.

SCRIPTURES

Tree of Life

Gen 3:22-24

22.    And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: 23.  Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. 24.  So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.   (Gen 3:22-24)

Rev 2:7

7.  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.   (Rev 2:7)

 

Tree of good and evil

Gen 3:1-5

1.       Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? 2.  And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of 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 hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. 4.  And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: 5.  For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.   (Gen 3:1-5)

Dan 4:10

10.  Thus [were] the visions of mine head in my bed; I saw, and behold a tree in the midst of the earth, and the height thereof [was] great.  (Dan 4:10)

 

The two trees in the garden

Gen 2:9

9.  And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.  (Gen 2:9)

Matt 6:24

24.  No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.   (Matt 6:24)

Study

Eccl 12:12

12.    And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books [there is] no end; and much study [is] a weariness of the flesh.   (Eccl 12:12)

Prov 9:10

10.    The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy [is] understanding.  (Prov 9:10)

1John 2:20

20.  But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.  (1John 2:20)

Rom 4:4

4.  Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt.  (Rom 4:4)

Finance

Matt 6:31-34

31.  Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? 32.  (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. 33.  But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. 34.  Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day [is] the evil thereof.   (Matt 6:31-34)

John 6:27

27.  Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.   (John 6:27)

Love God

Matt 22:37-38

37.   Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38.  This is the first and great commandment.  (Matt 22:37-38)

Rom 8:28

28.  And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to [his] purpose.   (Rom 8:28)

Hos 6:6

6.       For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.  (Hos 6:6)

Mic 6:8

8.  He hath showed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth Jehovah require of thee, but to do justly, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with thy God?   (Mic 6:8)

1John 4:7

7.  Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is begotten of God, and knoweth God.  (1John 4:7)

THE PRAYER FOR SALVATION

Joh 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

If you wish to receive this Love of God and be one of His very own children and want to go to heaven for ever; if you wish to be free; if you wish for Jesus to help you with everything in your life; and if you do not belong to Jesus Christ yet, pray the following saying the words out loud:

Lord Jesus Christ, I welcome You as my Lord and Savior. I invite You to come live in my heart. I ask and thank You for the forgiveness of all my sins. I ask to teach me about You and Your ways. Thank You Lord that I now belong to the Kingdom of Heaven. I receive You now. In Jesus Name, Amen.

Celebrate, you now belong to the Kingdom of Heaven and are a rightful child of God Himself!!



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tlpoague 5 years ago from USA

Another wonderful hub! I really needed this today. The voices of life are overshadowing the voice of God. I will continue to pray for you and I am looking forward to reading more hubs. :)


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Marliza Gunter 5 years ago from South Africa Author

tlpoague...I wish to tell you that I can feel God's love for you, He is smiling, and He looks at you in a way that says that you are so precious to Him.

While reading your comment and picking up on His presence, this came to mind:

Prov 27:7

7. The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet. (Prov 27:7)


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lifegate 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

Marliza,

Interesting and detailed dream. Thanks for sharing!


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Marliza Gunter 5 years ago from South Africa Author

Lifegate..thanks for the visit and comment..yes..it makes one think, if one is not in God (God's Will) then where are we? This dream showed me there is only "with God" or "without God", there is no gray areas in between. :)


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Highvoltagewriter 5 years ago from Savannah GA.

Very thought provoking, for this is something I struggle with all the time...knowledge verses faith and trust in God!


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Dave Mathews 5 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

Marliza dear sister in Christ; surely you have received God's revelation about the two trees. Eve chose wrongly because Lucifer knows how to twist God's words to serve his evil purpose. God permitted Lucifer to test Job to his limit short of death too, and Jesus too was tested as you have been tested, except Jesus had a very special test to complete to prove Himself as the Son of God, by going the extra mile and being crucified and being resurrected.


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Marliza Gunter 5 years ago from South Africa Author

Highvoltage...so nice to see you here, I always appreciate your visits..yes..this hub was meant to be thought provoking, and not everyone can admit to the fact that they have inner struggle on this issue of knowledge verses faith in God...thank you for your input. :)


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Marliza Gunter 5 years ago from South Africa Author

Dave..what a pleasant surprise..yes..and today we all have the resurrection through Christ and has crossed over from death to life..in another point of view, we did already conquer death the day we gave our hearts, souls and life to Jesus. For now we live in Jesus and death can now only take our physical body's, what that is no worries, cause Jesus promised us a brand spanking new body without pain, rimples, or blemishes.. :) Blessings to you friend.. :)


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bettybarnesb 5 years ago from Bartlett, TN

Hey Marliza Gunter: Nice to meet you. You definitely have a heart for the people of God. Your anointing is "outreach." Truly enjoyed your work. Looking forward to reading more. Be Blessed


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Tamarajo 5 years ago from Southern Minnesota

"we chose knowledge over a simplistic love for God" this quote really clarifies that event in the garden.

Your dream revelation gave some useful visuals to communicate a spiritual truth.


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Marliza Gunter 5 years ago from South Africa Author

Betty..welcome to my hubs and thank you for your comment..hope to see you some more here..many blessings.. :)


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Marliza Gunter 5 years ago from South Africa Author

Tamarajo..always a pleasure to have you here..yes..a simplistic love for God..that is my message..when people discuss the bible too much and become law and religion orientated, then it is no longer a lovely, wonderful simplistic relationship that makes God smile...if your husband or wife goes on and on over house rules and regulations, then you would not enjoy that person as much as just being a free spirit and in love...sending hugs and blessings.. :)


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memoreton 5 years ago from Blaina South Wales UK

We must talk, I've had dreams where I have been fighting demons. I even had dreams where I was in a situation and place and was praying accordingly, and then, I see my prayer answered on the news on TV! I'd love to chat to you more.


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Marliza Gunter 5 years ago from South Africa Author

memoreton...yes, for sure we should talk..I would like to hear about those dreams you had..ps..dreams are not always dreams, sometimes it is your spirit in a warfare and your mind is calm enough to pickup on what's happening in the spiritual realm...in my own spiritual warfare, I do the most of my successful fighting while I'm asleep...if I feel a heavy dark tension suddenly on me and it does not go away, then I go to sleep, by the time I wake up the darkness is gone and I can feel light glowing from me with a strange inner joy..(meaning I'm happy and don't know why..)


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memoreton 5 years ago from Blaina South Wales UK

I will message you on facebook


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Marliza Gunter 5 years ago from South Africa Author

memoreton...ok..I'm on GMT +2 time zone.. :)


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drpastorcarlotta 5 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

I love the prayer of salvation at the end of your Hub!! Reaching the lost at any cost is always GREAT for God! Voted- awesome!!!!!!


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Marliza Gunter 5 years ago from South Africa Author

Hi Pastor Carlotta..nice to see you here..yes..since my hub on the prayer for salvation, the salvation prayer will be included in all my hubs..did you read that hub..it was a decision that I made that made God joyous.. :)


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Alexander Mark 5 years ago from beautiful, rainy, green Portland, Oregon

I'm not sure what to think of someone lucid dreaming and it was interesting that you understood how God saves us in that you had to walk to him and the demon was not able to kill you, but you took your eyes off God to look around while you were in the midst of danger, and then you received knowledge. Hmmmm.

Criticism aside, your message is great and I agree. We should not depend on a worldly life and education to make us better Christians, but focus on God and doing what he has us doing - and we all have talents that he wants us to use for him (even if it means that we should go to college and seminary!). I also do not believe in a formal education being the answer.

On a side note: Spreek je Afrikaans daar? Ik ben van Holland, maar ik heb hier en daar gezien dat Afrikaans bijna de zelfde taal is.

Voted up sister.


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skye2day 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains

Marliza Hello 'sista' Thank you for sharing your God given insight into Our Sovereign God. May God Bless you and keep your well full of HIS Fresh Living Uunning Water my sister in Christ Jesus. I love you and I am grateful for all your teachings and writings. It is evident the Holy Spirit moves in you to touch hearts and souls. You keep on sweet precious gem that you are. I just wrote 2 hubs on dreams I have had over 2 months. You many find them interesting. They had messages to share to All creation. Anyway God is showing me much. Love n hugs to you. You keep on In Him.


free1here 4 years ago

What do you think of this:

Pastor Joseph Prince says that the law is the tree of the knowledge of good and evil


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Lady Summerset 4 years ago from Willingboro, New Jersey

Greetings again,

Enjoyed the revelation and knowledge of an awesome God. Lucid dreams leaves marks of knowledge that cannot be physical remove. Thus, our learning to operate in them supernaturally does have its learning curve! LOL! That's why I like the fact that you said in the dream that God stood near but did not interfere! So like a mother who encourages her toddler to walk! Awesome!


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Marliza Gunter 4 years ago from South Africa Author

Lady Summerset, yes you are so right, that is exactly how God is. I call it "learning to ride your own bicycle", you have to fall sometimes, and will get hurt, but God raises His children with love and freedom, thats why He will be there, but not always interfere. Many christians do not understand this freedom that God gives them to make their own choises and mistakes in life. If a child draws a picture and the picture may not look like a professional Picasso, will I then tell the child that it is a ugly picture and rebuke the child? No, for I love the child and understand that through life experiences, practise makes perfect. Such life experiences, was once told me, to never forget that this too is a Gift from God, because there may be many people in this world that may not have the knowledge of the experiences that you went through. More or less, that why Jesus also had to experience poverty, weakness, tears, fear, laughter ect. so that He will be today a perfect priest before God to be able to intercede for us.

Thanks again for visiting my hubs and leaving a comment, I always appreciate peoples thoughs on my hubs.. :)

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