Doctrine Report

Doctrine Report

Deuteronomy 32.2 My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass:

This is the first mention of the word doctrine in the bible. We must consider that a doctrine is a teaching of standards. Deuteronomy is the 5th book of the Old Testament. Up to this point in the Holy Scriptures there have already been a lot of teachings, rules, standards set and a complete way of living for God has been re-established. My doctrine shall drop as rain signifies that the teachings of God will be poured out without measure, unable to be numbered. Genesis 13.16; John 3.34; Mark 4.24; Luke 6.38.

Genesis 22:17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; 18 And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.

Doctrine starts from the heart of God and it is taught from generation to generation down through the ages. It is established from father to son and on down the line. Whenever a false teaching enters a family’s genealogy the only remedy is for the father to question God and ask for truth.

John 8.26 I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him. 27. They understood not that he spake to them of the Father. 28. Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.

Proverbs 4th Chapter

1. Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.
2. For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law.
3. For I was my father’s son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother.
4. He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.
5. Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.
6. Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee.
7. Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
8. Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her.
9. She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.
10. Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many.
11. I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths.
12. When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble.
13. Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life.
14. Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men.
15. Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away.
16. For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.
17. For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence.
18. But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
19. The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.
20. My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.
21. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.
22. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.
23. Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
24. Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee.
25. Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.
26. Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.
27. Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.

The next place we must look to for answers is Isaiah 11.2

Isaiah 11:2 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;

–These are the seven spirits of God. These seven spirits are at the disposal of all men. All man needs to do is utilize them. Our next order of business is to address the first doctrine that was taught in the bible and then examine how that doctrine was regurgitated back to another created being. Then we will apply the seven spirits of God to bring about correction in the matter.

Genesis 2. 15 And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. 16. And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: 17. But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

This is the first doctrine from God to man.

Genesis 3. 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.

There is no mention of the man instructing the woman on the doctrine of Genesis 2.16-17 but it is clear by the dialog of Genesis 3.1-5 that the man fully explained and passed on this information to the woman, as she told the serpent the same doctrine that God taught to the man. This is genealogical doctrine, that is doctrine passed from one family member down to the next person or generation. This is pure first hand information from God passes on in the rightful order.

The issue that the woman should have recognized was the serpent separated the woman form the man.

I Timothy 2.13. For Adam was first formed, then Eve. 14. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.

There are instances in the bible that a person’s faith is so strong in God that we miss the importants of the situation, the tempting of Eve for example. If we apply the principles of Isaiah 11.2 would there have been an outcome like the event that occurred in Matthew 4.1-11 when Satan tempted Jesus.

spirit of the LORD: when you have the spirit of the Lord with you, no one, not even Satan can temp you out of the will of God.

the spirit of wisdom and understanding: allows one to understand the spirit of whatever is coming against the value of doctrine that one holds to. After all this is what keeps men and women of God connected to the Creator in the first place. A daily walk with God is not so much that a person wants to be close to God but more on the line that a person can’t be without God. In other words the reason that Christians were burnt at the stake willingly was not that they believed in God, it was the fact that they could not deny that God was true and real.

spirit of counsel and might: the Serpent attacked the woman without the approval of the man, this is in violation of the order of approval set in by God where the man is the head of the woman and Christ is the head of the man. All the woman needed to do was seek might through counsel of her husband. Sounds easy after the fact but how many times in your life have you prayed that you could have gone back and used the spirit of counsel. This could alleviate some of the repentance that we have to do.

spirit of knowledge: once you have understanding on a subject or an issue, the knowledge that you possess will guide you through other similarly occurrences or instance. If your knowledge base is not from God you are standing on the doctrine of man and not God.
fear of the LORD: when the term the fear of the LORD is use one can easily makeit clear by thinking of it this way, the fear of the LORD is the fear of being separated for the comfort of an everyday walk with God. Eve had no concept of not having God in her life as no human up to that point in history had ever been separated from the love of God. She became aware of the price that it cost her husband and the price that it cost Jesus.

This next session deals with the doctrine of the Shepherd. Read and watch.

Psalms 23 A Psalm of David.

1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

Genesis 22:17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; 18 And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.

Luke 1.35.

The LORD is the Good Shepherd. This shepherd is not born of the flock but of another shepherd. Let’s look at this next passage and discover something about our Good Shepherd.

The Doctrine of the Good Shepherd.

Isaiah 9.6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

The reader must key in on the fact that a child is born and a son is given!

John 3. 14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: 15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.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.17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

Luke 1.26 And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary.28 And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.29 And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.

This is the doctrine of the giving of the Son.

Luke 1.34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? 35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.

The Good Shepherd will rule his people forever His doctrine establishes this as truth. We know this to be doctrine because there is a key phrase in the passage. Luke 1.26 And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God. Can doctrine be any plainer than this? This is first hand information, a doctrine, a teaching from the Holy God Himself.

Let us focus on that Good Shepherd for a while. Psalms 23 tells us that the Good Shepherd leads us. What about when we stray or wander away from the leading of the Good Shepherd. Will he not leave the rest of the flock and search out and find the lost and then rejoice in gladness when he finds hm.

Luke 15.1 Then drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to hear him.2 And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.3 And he spake this parable unto them, saying,4 What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?5 And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing.6 And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.7 I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.

When you are at your darkest hour, your lowest point the point in your life when you feel you can’t get any lower just stop and go to your knees and pray with a sincere heart that the Good Shepherd will come to your rescue. He will come, but you have to stop wandering about. Let’s examine the security of the flock. In the flock the sheep get fed and they have water to drink, with a shepherd to lead them, a shepherd born, not of the flock but of another. In the flock the sheep make the sound “bah”, it is a bleat and is the cry of sheep or goat. The shepherd hears this cry and knows the sheep are close by. Any good shepherd will know how many sheep he has on hand. When one sheep wanders off the good shepherd will leave the flock and search out the lost one. Now we shift to the responsibility of the lost sheep. The first order of business for the lost sheep is to discover that he or she is lost. This is called a revelation and it can come when the sheep finds its self hungry, tired, wet from the rain, or just afraid, not being in the comfort of the good shepherd. The sheep must at once cry out to the good shepherd and have faith that he will come to the rescue. When the Shepherd leaves the flock who is watching over the fold?

Luke 23.46 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.

To confirm this faith in the Good Shepherd and the one that sent Him, let us look at the following passages.

John 10:11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.

John 10.22 And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter.23 And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon’s porch.24 Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly.25 Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father’s name, they bear witness of me.26 But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.30 I and my Father are one.

Also the Holy Spirit is the third part of this security.

Ephesians 1.3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;8 Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

This is the threefold security in the God head.

Remember back in Isaiah 9.6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: this was also declared to Mary in Luke 1.26 And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary.28 And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.29 And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.

This is referred to as the virgin birth. Was it the only virgin birth?

The Virgin Births

These are the stories of the virgin births as they happened on this earth and the marriages that followed.

The first virgin birth was a boy and he lived in a garden. Genesis 2.7. And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. 8. And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.

This man lived in this garden with no other of his kind.

(NKJV) Genesis 2.20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him. (Utilize the NKJV for clearity)

The second virgin birth was a girl. She also lived in a garden and this is her story. Genesis 1.26. Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27. So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

God makes it clear as light that the woman is from the man and not the man from the woman. Genesis 2.23. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.

Let us be clear on this next thought that God made both man and woman as read from Genesis 1.27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

As we have read about the first virgin birth let us also understand that in the span of six verses that there was a second virgin birth and a marriage took place.

Genesis 2.20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him. 21. And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; 22. And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. 23. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. 24. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. 25. And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

As we have entered into the first marriage we must now understand the God head as it applies to the man and wife. The man teaches the woman doctrine as he learns it from God. A simple definition of doctrine is a teaching with a standard behind it. The first doctrine found in the bible is…

Genesis 2.16 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: 17. But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

Exodus 24.12 And the LORD said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and I will give thee tables of stone, and a law, and commandments which I have written; that thou mayest teach them.

God teaches the man and man teaches the woman. We find an example of the man having already taught the woman the doctrine even though there is no mention of the man sitting the woman down and explaining it to her.

Genesis 3. 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:

The last few words of verse #4 is a lie (Ye shall not surely die). We know it’s a lie because God said “you shall surely die”. God means what he says and says what he means. What might be missed is in the teaching God gave to Adam. God mentions that if you eat it you shall die. The woman expands this teaching to add that if you touch it you shall die. The first act of sin is found in this next passage…

Genesis 3.5 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. 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. 7. And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. (saw touch and eat in one act). Thus the first teaching with a standard behind it was discarded.

The Third Virgin Birth

The third virgin birth was a boy. So far we have been boy girl boy in the study of the virgin births that have taken place on this earth.

In Luke 3.38 the genealogy of Adam ends with “son of God”; refers to direct creation of God not mingled with the nature of the world. (Note: this statement implies in no way that Jesus and Adam were brothers only that the son of God is a direct creation of God un-mingled with the flesh nature or the sin nature).

Luke 3.38 Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.

Luke 1.26 And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, 27. To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. 28. And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. 29. And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. 30. And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. 31. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus. 32. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: 33. And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. 34. Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? 35. And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.

Luke 3.38 Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.

Matthew 1.16 And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.

That is right the birth of Jesus is the third virgin birth. If we compare the first virgin birth and the second we discover a marriage followed. Let us apply the same principle to the third virgin birth, so let us expand the study to Acts 10. The House of Cornelius.

Acts 10.42 And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead. 43. To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins. 44. While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word. 45. And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost. 46. For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter, 47. Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we? 48. And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.

The Fourth Virgin Birth

Acts chapter 10 was not just the out pouring of the Holy Ghost but was the birth of the church. The birth of the church is the fourth virgin birth. Some teachings claim Acts chapter 2 is the birth of the Church. With all debate aside the birth of the Church took place in the Book of Acts. Now we must apply the first and second virgin birth together to get the first marriage. Let us also apply the third and fourth virgin births and get a marriage.

Revelation 19.6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. 7. Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. 8. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. 9. And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.

The true sayings of God are His DOCTRINES!

John 3.29 He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled.

Revelation 21.9 And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife. 10. And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, 11. Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal; 12. And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel: 13. On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates. 14. And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

Revelation 22.16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. 17. And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

Now let us look at a series of passages that are doctrines but are not of the DOCTRINE of God.

Let us re-examine the dialog between Satan and the woman in Genesis 3.

Genesis 3.1 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.

Yea, hath God said: the serpent was feeding the woman truth mingled with a lie and any time truth is mingled it is not truth any longer.
Genesis 2.16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

As we very closely examine this verse we find the discovery of the lie of Satan. Satan mingled truth of God, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat. The tree of the knowledge of good and evil was not of the Garden of Eden. In this instance Satan chose the very words of God to pervert the pureness of the very thought of God or to pervert the Doctrine of God. This proves that if you follow the pureness in the Word of God you will not be led astray. The very fact that Eve was led astray reveals itself in that she was seeking something that was not of the Garden when she was tempted. Not only was she seeking something not of the Garden but she was being tempted in the wilderness. This tree of the knowledge of good and evil was not of God, and anything not of God is in the wilderness.

The Tempting of Jesus

Luke 4.1 And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,2 Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered.3 And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread.4 And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.5 And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.6 And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.7 If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.8 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.9 And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence:10 For it is written, He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee:11 And in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.12 And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.13 And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season.

Just as Eve was tempted in the wilderness so was Jesus also tempted in the wilderness and so shall you also be tempted in the wilderness. When a lost sheep is tempted in the wilderness they must needs cry out to the Good Shepherd and He will find him or her. To cry out is the responsibility of the lost one weather it is a sheep or a man or a woman, the Good Shepherd will come and find his lost sheep.

Matthew 4.1 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.

Matthew 4.1 makes it clear that Jesus was led into the wilderness for the purpose of being tempted by the devil. Make no mistake on this (and we read it in Matthew 4.1-11, Mark 1.12-13 and Luke 4.1-13) If Jesus is going to be tempted than you will also be tempted.

Mark 1.12 And immediately the Spirit driveth him into the wilderness.13 And he was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan; and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered unto him.

The passage in Mark 1.12 specifies the time frame of immediately. Have you been in situation where it seems to have started immediately and without any warning? This is why we need to always walk in the way of the spirit.
A good study would be to expand these passages and glean what you can from Matthew 4.1-11, Mark 1.12-13 and Luke 4.1-13.

Acts 9.1 And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest,2 And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem.3 And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven:4 And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?5 And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest:

Matthew 15.1 Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying,2 Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.3 But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?4 For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.5 But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me;6 And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.7 Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. 10 And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand:11 Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.12 Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying?13 But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.14 Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.15 Then answered Peter and said unto him, Declare unto us this parable.16 And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding?17 Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught?18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:20 These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.

The conclusion of this matter is that there are three types of doctrines.

The doctrine of God.

The doctrine of Satan.

The doctrine of man.

The doctrine of God is pure and unmingled whereas the doctrine of man and Satan are mingled doctrines with untruths added and truths removed to form a new creation that is not of God and has its origins in the wildreness of the Garden of Eden. These untruths dwell in the wilderness. We must question all teachings and check them with the teachings that we read of in the Holy Scriptures. Please do not limit your self’s to the New Testament alone, as Jesus our Lord often quoted from the Old Testament.

Ephesians 4.14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

Ephesians chapter 4

John 8.26 I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him.27 They understood not that he spake to them of the Father.28 Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.

Exodus 24.12 And the LORD said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and I will give thee tables of stone, and a law, and commandments which I have written; that thou mayest teach them.

I Timothy 4.1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

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