Have you ever considered what the world would be like if humans had never sinned? Do you realize that every moment of every day our lives are being impacted by the consequences of sin? GOD told Adam and Eve not to eat of the Tree of Knowledge of good and evil(Sin) because if they ate it they would die. Some who read that verse carnally say “But Adam and Eve didn’t die when they ate the forbidden fruit, God only removed them from the Garden of Eden”, but Adam and Eve did die. They died on multiple levels.Level 1 – The Carnal Death: Adam & Eve both died. Adam died at age 930. God didn’t say if they ate the forbidden fruit that they would drop dead instantaneously, he simply said that they would die. Like a prophecy that will come to pass. Just like when God had David crowned as King; David didn’t sit on the throne of Israel instantaneously(spiritually yes but not physically), however, in God’s timing it was brought about. The spiritual death is first, and after the spiritual death, that which is spiritual will manifest in the physical realm.
Level 2 – The Spiritual Death: The spiritual death Adam and Eve experienced was immediate and instant. That’s why Adam and Eve hid themselves, because they realized they were no longer covered. They were no longer under God’s spiritual covering because they had sinned and that reality manifested itself in the physical realm in the form of Adam and Eve realizing they were also physically uncovered/Naked. Do you see how the spiritual and physical work in conjunction?
The Bible says that sin separates us from God(Isaiah 59:2), and if God is the source of all life, separation from God(life) is death. Take a tree for example: As long as a tree has its roots in the ground it’s living, it’s growing, and it’s bearing fruit. However, if someone were to pull the tree out of the ground from its roots and decided to lay the tree flat on the ground the tree would die. Would the tree decompose instantly? No, however, the process of death has begun in the tree, and day by day the tree with whither, its leaves will dry out and after some years it will be completely decomposed and turned back into ashes. It’s the same as us as humans. Once humans sinned we were pulled up from the soil that sustained our life. And like the tree, we didn’t die instantly, but the process of decomposition began. For humans that process takes 72.27 years on average since that’s the current life expectancy for humans globally. For trees, the process of decomposition can take between 46-71 years after it’s removed from the soul to fully turn to ashes.
So when man sinned we were removed from the soil which is God’s life and now we all grow old and die, but this was not the original design. Because before sin there was no death, there was no decomposition. There is a verse in the Book of Romans that touches on this subject really well:
“For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of [a]corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now.”
Because Sin/Death entered the earth now all of creation dies. Animals die, Plants die, and Humans die etc. Every single hour 200,000,000 of your skin cells die. Every day the average human loses 50-100 strands of hair. Everyday 300 Billion of your red blood cells die and need to be replaced. Every day you develop an odor and need to shower because of the breaking down of protein molecules, and bacteria in your body. Every day you get tired and you have to sleep and if you go too long without sleep you can “die”, every day you get hungry and if you go too long without eating you can “die”. Every day you get thirsty and if you got too long without water you can “die” And do you know why all this is? Because of SIN. Because man has sinned, all these different manifestations of death are made visible without our bodies every day. Every time you get hungry, thirsty, smelly, or tired it’s because of SIN and the death that came because of sin. Because if you don’t eat what will happen? “Physical death”. So the feeling of hunger is merely a consequence of SIN.
This is why Jesus said HE is the BREAD OF LIFE(John 6:35). If we spiritually eat the bread that is JESUS we won’t hunger anymore. That’s why Jesus said he would give us “LIVING WATER (John 4:14)” and with this, we will never hunger or thirst again. Does he mean we won’t be physically hungry? No this physical body will turn to dust and so will the bread the body eats. Remember at the beginning what I said about David, “We are crowned Spiritually first and then the fullness of it will manifest”
We have been anointed like David, we have been given the Bread of Life and The LIVING Water from Jesus, and now we must endure (Like David in the wilderness being chased by Saul) until it’s our time to be seated with Jesus on his throne (Revelation 3:21). In Closing: When we look in the earth we see all the consequences of sin. Do you know why a rose needs to grow thorns? To protect itself from death. Do you know why a sparrow flies away the moment you try to get close? Because it fears death. But when death is finally put under the feet of Jesus(1 Corinthians 15:25-26), and there is a New Heaven and New Earth how then will the creation look? Sparrows can let you get as close as they want because there is no more death, Roses no longer need thorns because there is no death to protect themselves from. These creations will all not need to conserve energy because there will be no limit on energy. All of creation can be in its fullness of life working each second to perfect itself without fear, going from glory to glory. Dogs will no longer shed their fur, cockroaches will no longer carry diseases, mosquitoes won’t drink blood to survive, trees won’t need thick and rough bark to protect themselves, and so forth. The Bible says all of creation groans, waiting for the Son of God to be born, because then creation will no longer be subjected to death. The Death that came as a result of our sin. Where there is no more death, there is no more fear, there are no more parasites; all of creation will take the form it was originally intended to be in before creation was subject to futility because of Sin.
This is the world that awaits those who believe in Jesus. If you have not repented and put your faith in Jesus, do it today. GOD has something beautiful prepared for his children in the world that is to come. There will be a New Heaven and a New Earth(Revelation 21:1).
GOD Bless you all who are in Christ Jesus.