To understand the future, you must understand the past. What will blossom in the time ahead, was a seed planted years back. A seed of rebellion, of knowledge, and of deception. The world may believe that they will and have awoken to it, but in reality its already growing. A future budding into a rancid concept of the past.
Notice how this idea was planted.
In Genesis 3: 1-7a it reads:
(1) Now the serpent was more subtile than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, has 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 has 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 does know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
(6) And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
(7a) And the eyes of were opened, …
The “tree of the knowledge of good and evil” is nothing more than poetic language. The tree symbolizes Gods Law, of which Adam and Eve broke.
Which then leads us to the solution to man’s sin and rebellion. God states in Genesis 3: 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:
Disobedience to God’s commandments forfeited the right to the tree of life (immortality). Now man’s only hope is the acceptance of Christ as their Savior and obedience to him (through the keeping of the Ten Commandments) to prevent sinning again and bringing the death penalty upon him (eternal death).
God gave an astounding choice to Israel (and to all of us today) in Deuteronomy 30: 19:
I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:
Man has made his choice today. He believes that its a shortcut to all knowledge, to all truth, and most of all immortality. He believes that he is good and that he can make himself better. That he will have the omnipotence over all, especially over his future and of the world.
So where does that leave us today?
Ecclesiastes 1: 9 answers:
The thing that has been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.