In the garden (of eden) satan said If they ate the fruit “they would not die” ….and they didn’t die- right away.
The death process started that day but they didn’t just keel over dead that very day.
One of his tricks today is to say “Look they were fine nothing happened” ……he points to those who seem to have no consequence and uses it to press you to go ahead and do that thing you KNOW BETTER than to do……
So why did God let the forbidden fruit be RIGHT THERE? They had him and they had all they needed. It was the one thing they could not have and they did it anyway. Why?
How can we be IN the light if we don’t agree with Light? From the beginning of Time Man has had the power to choose….
to be in agreement with Darkness ….or agree with Light. Jesus rules the Kingdom of Light. Satan lives in the dark and will take everyone he can with him.
“This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all.”
1 John 1:5 NKJV- Laura Grace