ADAM WAS NOT DECEIVED; IT WAS EVE THAT FELL. EVE WAS DECEIVED AND ADAM FOLLOWED HER BECAUSE HE LOVED HER.
The woman (Eve) did not fall by eating the fruit; eating the fruit was proof she has fallen. This was where the fall started; perception (Genesis 3:6). Do you know that when she ate the fruit, there was no effect. It was when he (Adam) ate that something happened?
Because the sheep only scatters when you strike the shepherd. The way God designed the spirit of a man was; the spirit of a man was supposed to have the highest level of ascendence in direct touch with the Spirit of God; the body would barely be an instrument of execution. The mind that consists of the will, emotion and the intellect would midwife the spirit and the body. These are just the platforms for the spirit to be able to operate with the body.
Now satan left them after the deception, the next time we hear him talking was in answer to a question God asked him.
Genesis 3:9 – God respected His own structure; when He came, He never spoke to the man until man gave him the permission to speak to the woman. When He came, He spoke to the man who had that seat of authority and Dominion. When He said Adam, where art thou?
God speaks spiritually; there was a position that you could see and look down to the earth and know that the man is seated there. It is that same position that the demons said, ‘Jesus, I know. Paul, I know. When we look into the spirit, all those who have dominion, we see that position. Where are you?’
“Adam, where are you?”
“You are lost!”
“Adam, who shifted you without pushing you? Who gained authority over you and make you to move? You left the place of power and yet, force was not used on you.” That is the power of deception.
Listen, are you seeing what satan did? They thought it was just a conversation, they did not understand the spiritual implication; “Adam, I checked the place of authority and you are not there, where are you?” This is the tragedy that came upon men. You need to learn this because he’s coming and he will use the same thing. Remember the structure; “What did God say? God did not mean what He said…” and he’ll keep coming to you everyday.
He knows that persistence is powerful: satan does not speak once. He uses words, men, things, pain; he’s still the one speaking. He will employ everything until he shifts you from that place. For as long as man did not cooperate with satan, satan looks powerless; “he was with them and could not touch them.” The power of satan is in your falling for his deceptions and participating in his lies.
Every time God comes to rescue you, the first question is; “Who told you? You have opened up your ears to another influence.” That means, in any case, whether you are restored or deceived; it is based on what you were told.
Understand the power of words because every word we hear does not profit us if we don’t mix it with faith. You don’t receive by your hands alone; the principal of receiving is by your mind. You only have with your hand but you receive with your spirit and mind.
– Apostle Joshua Selman at Koinonia on ‘COMPLETE DELIVERANCE PART TWO‘