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Being Born Again: Because The First Time Wasn't Good Enough, Part One

Do you ever wish that you could go back and change the outcome of a certain situation? Something that you would have done differently if given a second chance. Unfortunately, our lives are not equipped with a “Reset” button. We can't go back in time to alter unforeseen consequences that we may have witnessed or even experienced because of a lapse in judgment. Many of us have questions in need of answering for our own sense of closure on the subject. A few others may have hurtful words that they may want to take back or words that they may have needed to say to further express a deeper caring, sentiment, or emotion. When a moment is lost, it is lost. There are no chances for a do-over.

One example that comes to mind is that moment in the Garden of Eden. Life in the garden was perfect. Adam barely had to do any work to gather food that was needed for Eve and himself to eat. The trees and grasses were watered daily and always full of various fruits and vegetables ready to be harvested. The only thing Adam needed to do was to go collect it as it was needed. Which was stated in this scripture, “16And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: 17But 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.” In that warning, the Lord was trying to express the urgency of the situation because He wanted Adam to trust because the Lord loved Adam and he wanted to bless him in any way that He can to show Adam just how much He cared for him and that the Lord wanted to protect him from any danger that Adam may face. Adam did as he was told because he knew that the Lord was there for him.

The Lord also wanted to provide the perfect companion for Adam. When Adam was in a deep sleep, the Lord formed Eve from one of Adam's ribs. Adam awoke from his sleep and named her, Woman for she was taken out of man. Adam then knew his wife, Eve. The two became one. One mind, one spirit, one body formed and placed together by God to prosper in these new and formidable surroundings. They were well on their way to making it work until one day when Satan appeared to Eve in the form of a serpent while she was alone. Satan waited for Eve to be alone so that he could trick her into doing something so that he could put a wedge between her, Adam, and God.

To Be Continued