And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: 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.
GENESIS 3:2, 3
And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: 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.
TREE: TEST ADAM & EVE’S FAITH? ELLEN G. WHITE, CONFRONTATION, p . 12 The forbidden tree was as attractive and lovely as any of the trees in the garden . It was called the tree of knowledge because in partaking of that tree of which God had said, " Thou shalt not eat of it," they would have a knowledge of sin, an experience in disobedience . PSALMS 24:1 The earth [is] the LORD'S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.
And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not .
Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my S abba ths ye shall keep: for it [is] a sign between me and you throughout your generations ; that [ye] may know that I [am] the LORD that doth sanctify you.
And he shall speak [great] words against the most High , and shall wear out the saints of the most High , and think to change times and laws : and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.
WHICH COMES FIRST? GENUINE OR THE COUNTERFEIT?
God’s day of worship: Creation & before sin
Satan’s rival day of worship: At the arrival of sin & after creation
JOHN 17:17 [Truth: EXODUS 20:8-11]
Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
And Nadab and Abihu , the sons of Aaron, took either of them his censer, and put fire therein , and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the LORD, which he commanded them not . And there went out fire from the LORD, and devoured them, and they died before the LORD .
Do not drink wine nor strong drink , thou, nor thy sons with thee, when ye go into the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die : [it shall be] a statute for ever throughout your generations: And that ye may put difference between holy and unholy , and between unclean and clean ; And that ye may teach the children of Israel all the statutes which the LORD hath spoken unto them by the hand of Moses.
WILL THOSE WHO RECEIVE OF GOD’S WRATH BE DRUNK AS WELL?
Nations drink of the wine of her fornication
REVELATION 14:9, 10
Those who worship the beast will drink of the wine of God’s wrath
Nations have drunk of the wine of her wrath
The kings and inhabitants of the earth have drunk the wine of her fornication
WHAT WAS NADAB & ABIHU UNABLE TO DO AS A RESULT OF THEIR DRUNKENESS?
And that ye may put difference between holy and unholy , and between unclean and clean ...
They offer: Unholy as if it was Holy
LEVITICUS 10:1, 2
And Nadab and Abihu , the sons of Aaron , took either of them his censer, and put fire therein, and put incense thereon, and offered strange fire before the LORD, which he commanded them not . And there went out fire from the LORD, and devoured them, and they died before the LORD .