26 In this episode, I begin to discuss the concept of spirit, soul, and body. Adam and Eve were perfect when God created them, and they were one person with three distinct parts.
God gave Adam one rule do not eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, "Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die."
You know the story, Eve was deceived by the talking snake, but Adam sinned.
As soon as Adam bit the fruit, he went from spirit lead to being spirit dead.
1 Thessalonians 5:23
Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
"God is a Spirit and those that worship Him must worship in spirit and truth."
So the Lord God said to the serpent; Because you have done this, you are cursed more than all cattle, and more than every beast of the field; On your belly you shall go, and you shall eat dust all of the days of your life. And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.
In the whole chapter of Genesis one, God spoke everything into existence, and then God said the word and gave His dominion to man. Once He spoke the word, He gave Adam control over all of the earth.
God no longer had dominion over the earth; dominion belonged to Adam (and his descendants).
There are many things God designed with three parts.
(Since God is three parts: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit)
I further illustrated Adam and Eve were Three parts: spirit, soul, and body.
You can see water in three different "states" gas (steam), liquid (water), and solid (ice).
Something in Adam had to die when he ate the fruit, but it wasn't his body or his mind because the Bible says, in Genesis 3:7,10
Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew they were naked, and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings.
So he said, "I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself.
Notice Adam "knew" (his mind) his "body" was naked, and he was "afraid" and hid (his body) from God. Using the elimination process, you will discover Adam and Eve's spirit died when they ate of the fruit.
I will pick up this lesson in the next episode. Thank you for listening.