After the great fall, the Serpent, Adam and Eve were subject to judgement which goes on to affect the rest of mankind. But God (Yahweh) in the end comes up with a solution; Jesus (Yesuah) – to help mankind. He does it step by step by using the prophets. (Hebrew 1:1) Note; when Jesus came, he preached and solved people’s problems. He was a perfect Doctor; through him we get a treatment for Satan’s bite (sin and its consequences). Every problem he solved pointed to the most important healing of all, which targets the spiritual side of us Adam messed up. Jesus brought about Salvation and forgiveness to build a bridge between God and mankind. That’s why He emphasised on believing, love, and obedience.
The fall of mankind was the beginning of questions which connect to our own hearts. And because we are made in God’s image we also ask questions, which are normally directed at each other. The words that come out of a person reveal who they are. However, when it comes to asking God, it is good to ask for wisdom, especially when we don’t understand the scriptures, or about any situation we find ourselves in. That’s why Jesus says, ‘ask and it will be given to you’… Mathew 7:7 (He doesn’t mean ask for anything that comes up in your mind). He means, ask according to God’s will.
Occasionally, we may find ourselves asking Jesus questions which begin with a why. Now a question that comes to my mind; why did God ask Adam first, considering it was Eve who sinned first? (And the Holy Spirit says, because God spoke to him first. He had that initial relationship with God, and he could have been adamant to say no to sin, and remind his wife of God’s commandment, but he didn’t. It was his first fatal mistake which went on to affect all humanity apart from Jesus).
Sometimes just like Adam and Eve, we play the blame game to cover our sins. Instead of taking responsibility of acknowledging our own sin and changing it or reading the scriptures, we sometimes give excuses. Sin has a way of making us crumble; Satan the master planner of all wrongs has a way of playing all kinds of tricks and lies on us, and will give us all kinds of reasons to convince us, it is okay. But God wants us to know the truth, and understand the Holy Scriptures.
The Effect of Adam’s Sin
The effect of Adam is so clear in our own lives, which the Bible says; birth pains, marriage breakdowns, stressful toiling etc, and then finally death. But before that we go through other zones of insecurity:
War zones of unhappiness, can’t seem to get enough, fear or no peace, confusion, feelings of emptiness or doubt, lack of understanding, selfish attitudes, weighed down by money problems, and to name just the few.