True Knowledge of Self

Traps of the Enemy - False Education, Part 2

Three Angels Broadcasting Network

Program transcript

Participants: Dwayne Lemon, Lance Wilbur


Series Code: TKS

Program Code: TKS000015

00:30 Hello, my name is Dwayne Lemon. And I'm Lance Wilbur.
00:32 And we like to welcome you to another program with TKS,
00:36 a "True Knowledge of Self" where we get to know ourselves
00:40 from a biblical perspective.
00:42 We are so grateful that you joined us
00:44 again today for another session.
00:45 We are getting so deep into the word of God
00:47 as we are understanding
00:49 the role of true education versus false education
00:54 and how it effects people in times past.
00:56 We are looking in Bible times
00:58 but then we are also looking at it today
00:59 because they are several methods
01:01 of false education that are affecting society
01:04 and we are specifically because our program
01:07 is geared towards reaching those especially
01:09 in our urban communities and urban societies.
01:11 We know that hip-hop culture, RnB culture,
01:14 this is one form of "education" that comes to many individuals
01:19 upon which we have to find out is it true education,
01:21 is it false education, is it knowledge of self
01:24 or is it a true knowledge of self
01:26 and that's the reason why you are joining us again
01:28 and we welcome you.
01:30 Lance, we've been talking so much
01:32 about the Book of Daniel.
01:34 We've been looking at Daniel's life,
01:36 we've been looking at Nebuchadnezzar,
01:38 we looked at the fact that as soon as the Israelites
01:41 as they came into slavery in Daniel Chapter 1
01:44 that we found that Nebuchadnezzar had
01:46 for lack of better turns of modus operandi.
01:48 He had, he had a means of how he was going to
01:51 try to take away
01:53 the various stands and positions
01:55 that the Israelites held and to mold them.
01:57 And Nebuchadnezzar wanted to get the cream of the crop.
02:00 He wanted to start with the best
02:01 as we saw in Daniel 1:4.
02:03 And here it is that one of his first methods
02:06 of trying to take away the true education
02:08 was by introducing false education.
02:10 And we learned in previous sessions
02:12 that Ecclesiastes 1:9
02:14 it says "That which hath been, is that which shall be,
02:16 and that which is done is that which shall be done
02:19 and there is no new thing under the sun."
02:21 History has a tendency to repeat itself
02:23 and so we find ourselves in a circumstance today
02:25 even in our day
02:26 where individuals through the means of false education
02:29 are being pulled away
02:31 from understanding God and His truth
02:33 rather than drawing closer towards it.
02:35 And so it is that we looked in our last session
02:37 about this idea
02:38 and we looked at true education what is that,
02:40 false education what is that
02:43 and then of course kind of seen how does that fit today
02:46 in urban society.
02:47 How does that fit today in urban culture
02:49 and when you talk about urban society and urban culture
02:52 you can't help but to address the things
02:54 that are surrounding that society
02:56 and we know that the hip-hop culture
02:57 is very, very huge in that respect
02:59 and that's the reason
03:00 why we've been talking along that vein.
03:02 But I know that you, you know, you've grown up
03:04 in the public school system as well.
03:06 You introduced different concepts and principles
03:09 of false education when you were going through your journey
03:11 and I wanted to know if you can kind of build
03:13 on some of those experiences and how it affected you.
03:15 All right.
03:17 So I mean, I had a little different experience
03:20 in regards to the public school system.
03:22 I mean, I absolutely hated school
03:24 and everything associated with it.
03:26 So I treated it more like a,
03:28 you know, a social connection and network
03:31 rather than taking any actual academics seriously.
03:35 I had the capabilities to do it but other than athletics
03:40 and social interaction the class--
03:43 there was always a few classes here and there
03:44 that I thought were important and I attended
03:48 but, you know, homework on time,
03:50 being on time, skipping school,
03:54 going to school leaving early,
03:57 you know, all kinds of crazy things I can--
04:00 I mean, I could tell story after story after story
04:02 my experience in school
04:04 especially getting up to high school.
04:06 Obviously elementary those things
04:07 are not even in your mind but as you get older
04:10 and more devious these things come into play.
04:12 So yeah, you see everything.
04:14 All right, you have all now
04:17 you are in a more multicultural setting
04:19 than you probably have been
04:21 in your local neighborhood schools
04:22 and you have people from different sides
04:24 of the town and different locations,
04:27 sometimes different cities, swapping students,
04:29 they had this program swapping students.
04:32 So, you see every possible thing going on in the school,
04:37 during school hours.
04:39 I mean, you are getting into,
04:41 you know, I used to sell drugs in school.
04:44 You know, I would sell all kinds of things in school.
04:46 You know, that we would steal things in school,
04:50 we would drink and smoke in school
04:53 and there was sex going on in school.
04:55 All of things.
04:57 Anything, anything you can think of
04:58 is going on in school
04:59 and that becomes now the focal point
05:01 and kind of the education aspect
05:03 is like a bio-product with something on the side.
05:06 So you don't realize
05:07 that you are actually getting indoctrinated,
05:10 you are kind of getting oriented
05:11 into this me first mentality
05:15 and then now in the social interactions
05:18 its kind of playing itself out
05:19 is being encouraged at every level,
05:22 it seems at every stage.
05:24 And you get this me against,
05:27 you know, them, me against the world kind of thing
05:29 where the administrators and the disciplinarians
05:35 become your enemies
05:36 and I mean, it gets to the point where to me
05:41 school became just a place of,
05:44 you know, I didn't take it seriously at all.
05:47 I eventually dropped out of high school.
05:48 I got to the point where I dropped out of high school
05:50 again as I shared in my testimony
05:53 I picked the street life over
05:57 the only thing that kind of kept me in school
05:59 which was the athletics.
06:01 The, you know, the organized athletics.
06:03 So once I made that decision in my mind
06:05 school was absolutely of no important
06:07 so I dropped out.
06:09 I did however go and I get my GED,
06:12 I mean, I understood kind of the importance
06:15 and at least that, you know, you should get your diploma
06:18 and, you know, I figured out there was a GED program.
06:21 My girlfriend who is my wife,
06:23 wife now she was my girlfriend at the time
06:25 she went this program-- you know, nonprofit in the city
06:28 so actually started going to school
06:31 just prepare to pass a test.
06:34 Oh, man, I thought that was way more practical
06:37 than the other side
06:38 and I was going to school for four hours a day working,
06:40 you know, in the city
06:42 and, you know, I thought I was doing what I had to do.
06:44 So in two months time
06:45 I was able to get my GED instead of,
06:50 you know, spending four years in high school.
06:52 So it was just to me I did not enjoy school at all,
06:58 so it's something that I never took seriously
07:00 but at the same time I did not realize
07:03 the impacts that all of those classes
07:05 that I did sit through
07:06 and all of those interactions that I did have with the staff
07:09 and the teachers and the administrators
07:11 and all the other shady things that you see from top to bottom
07:14 was kind of feeding the monster if you will
07:18 and played out in my life
07:19 and in my every day life because you are spending,
07:21 you know, six to eight hours a day
07:24 with these teachers and these people
07:27 in developing these relationships
07:28 and you being taught
07:30 and indoctrinate to such an extent
07:31 that it definitely impacts you whether you like it or not
07:34 or whether you know it or not.
07:35 Now did you see any type of connection
07:37 between this form of education that you were getting in school
07:42 and then of course the education
07:44 that started to come to you through hip-hop culture
07:46 because I remember you said, you know, you started reading,
07:48 you started learning some things
07:49 even though you did-- you kind of hated reading.
07:51 At first you were doing more listening than reading
07:54 but either way you were receiving education.
07:57 Is there a connection between the education
07:59 you were receiving in school
08:01 and then the education that you started to get
08:03 when you were really stopping to embrace hip-hop culture?
08:06 Well, at first the contrast was what now you are
08:09 being delivered in the street.
08:10 The street education and the street knowledge
08:12 and the science and all this from the brethren
08:14 and the places and the people and the music
08:17 and the culture is coming in
08:20 and now you are looking at the institution,
08:23 you know, the school and the system as suspects.
08:26 Now all together it becomes even more corrupt
08:29 because now you are learning things
08:30 outside of the system
08:32 that you now believe the system has been
08:33 deliberately keeping from you.
08:35 So they are deliberately keeping you in ignorance
08:37 and deliberately propping you up to fail
08:40 or to just be either a good member of their system
08:44 or become something that's discarded
08:47 and goes to jail or just get becomes
08:49 somebody that an undesirable if you will.
08:52 You know, you kind of opening up
08:53 something here that I think is very powerful
08:56 for our viewers to take a look at as well.
08:59 You, you are talking about,
09:01 you are in one entrapment already
09:03 which was this false education that you were getting
09:07 through the various things you were taught and exposed to
09:10 in the public school system.
09:11 Then comes this other form of education
09:14 and of course is the education of knowledge itself
09:16 and as you are coming into this education
09:20 it's more appealing, it seems more intelligent,
09:23 it seems more attractive than what you are currently in.
09:27 So it made it almost easy for you to say
09:29 let me break out of this and start embracing
09:31 this form of education.
09:33 Now this is powerful.
09:35 One evangelist one time he talked about the devil
09:36 and he said that the devil is a great trapper
09:39 and what he does is he will set one trap here
09:43 but then what he will do is
09:44 he will go ahead and set another trap here.
09:48 So when you are dealing with the kind of creature
09:49 that's hard to catch
09:51 what they will do is they will put a trap here
09:53 and when the creature goes near it
09:55 and they will make this trap somewhat obvious
09:57 so that the creature sees, oh, that's a trap
10:00 and then it will try to run away from this trap
10:03 to another trap that is far more subtle.
10:07 And they will run from one trap, bang
10:09 and fall into another trap.
10:11 And so it is that we find that when we look at hip-hop culture
10:13 and the type of education of knowledge of self
10:16 that comes to an individual we've already shown thus far
10:19 and we are gonna magnify it even more
10:21 that this is a form of false education.
10:23 It's taking us away from true education.
10:25 And it was interesting that
10:27 they played a role of being the more attractive
10:30 quite honestly trapped
10:32 because there is still a false form of education.
10:34 And now the comparison
10:36 there was the start contrast initially
10:39 but now looking at it it's the idea that both
10:46 were feeding the self-exultation.
10:49 So both were propped up
10:51 to generate in me and produce in me the idea
10:54 that I'm the most important individual
10:58 in my existence
10:59 and that my well being and the well being of my family
11:03 and my loved ones, my success is dependent upon me
11:07 excelling and the weaker individuals,
11:10 you know, decreasing and getting out of the way
11:12 and becoming extinct.
11:14 And but here is where it gets just so amazing
11:17 because you have one trap system here
11:20 which is false education
11:21 but then you have another fall of false education
11:24 but this one appears better and therefore you say,
11:27 hey, well, this is better than what I have here
11:29 so let me go to that which is better.
11:31 Now, viewers, this is a very powerful point again
11:34 because you know how it is.
11:35 We try to take the practical lessons
11:37 of what we are discussing.
11:38 The practical lesson is remember
11:40 that the greatest enemy of best
11:43 is that which is called better.
11:46 Better is typically the enemy of best.
11:49 When God gives us something
11:50 that is the best form of education
11:53 we ought to do everything within us fear,
11:55 influence, power and ability to embrace the best
11:59 because what can happen is just like
12:01 what Brother Lance is talking about.
12:03 He was in a bad situation he found a better situation
12:07 but better was still the enemy of best.
12:09 And as a result of that
12:11 he just found a better way to receive false education
12:14 which is gonna lead to the same end result
12:16 which is not-- a lack of acknowledging of God
12:20 is gonna lead to self-exaltation,
12:23 is gonna lead to a life of selfishness
12:26 and it ultimately will accomplish the goal
12:28 completely opposite of true education
12:30 which is it will lead to a loss of eternal life.
12:33 And so we find that when we read John 17:3
12:37 "This is life eternal, that they might know
12:39 thee the only true God,
12:41 and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent."
12:43 That form of true education which is the mental, physical,
12:46 spiritual development of an individual
12:49 so that they may faithfully serve God
12:51 and serve their fellow men.
12:54 This is the kind of
12:55 true education, the best education
12:57 that God wants His people to receive
13:00 and it should be our life work to see Father,
13:03 how can You make this real for me in my life,
13:05 in my situation, in my circumstance.
13:08 Lance, where-- you were talking about true education
13:12 but where did it really come from?
13:14 Where does true education find is beginning from,
13:18 you know, let's say a biblical stand point?
13:19 Right.
13:21 Where would we find the true education
13:22 is in its origin or in its beginning?
13:23 Again we want to go to the Bible and we want--
13:27 when we want to find the origin we begin at the beginning.
13:30 Find the earliest point in the Bible
13:32 that addresses this particular subject
13:34 and it addresses just
13:36 as many other subjects are addressed
13:37 in the very first book of Genesis
13:40 and we are gonna look at Genesis Chapter 2
13:43 and looking at Genesis Chapter 2
13:46 this is Genesis 1 and 2 is before the fall.
13:49 We kind of addressed the fall already in a previous episode
13:51 we are gonna address it again in a few moments.
13:53 But the fall comes in chapter 3.
13:55 So Genesis 1 and 2 is God's creation in perfection.
13:59 Everything God evaluates and He says it's very good.
14:03 The earth is without sin, there is no death,
14:06 there is no sickness, there is no sadness,
14:09 there is no suffering of any kind.
14:10 Everything is perfect including man,
14:13 all of those relationships
14:15 that we talked about were broken
14:16 and man's relationship with environment
14:17 and his health all of that was nonexistent.
14:20 It was all pristine and perfect.
14:22 Even though the war had begun in heaven
14:25 it had not penetrated the realm of God's creation on the earth.
14:28 And so this was the scene and this is the backdrop
14:31 to Genesis 2:9 for the origin of true education.
14:36 Genesis 2:9 says,
14:40 "And out of the ground made the Lord God
14:43 to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight,
14:47 and good for food, the tree of life
14:51 also in the midst of the garden,
14:53 and the tree of knowledge of good and evil."
14:59 So we see here that God created or provided
15:04 a means by which man can eat and live.
15:09 Man needs food and water to live.
15:13 And so God creates this organism,
15:14 this physical being, man is a spiritual being,
15:18 he is a mental being
15:19 but physically he needs nutrients
15:21 and He provides him with every kind of food
15:24 and the end result of man
15:28 taking from that which God has provided
15:31 is access to the tree of life.
15:34 In this tree of life now
15:35 access to that tree of life is choosing God,
15:38 choosing that life in that eternal life
15:44 that we discussed that only God can provide.
15:46 So if man access that which God provided
15:49 he was given a reward
15:51 and that reward was that eternal life
15:53 and that tree of life was what he was provided with.
15:57 But in contrast to that there was the tree
16:00 of the knowledge of good and evil.
16:02 It's something that God explicitly commanded
16:04 that man should not eat of,
16:07 they could eat of every tree of the garden.
16:09 He provided them with abundance
16:10 that we probably know nothing about
16:12 and variety that we probably know nothing about.
16:15 But there was one thing
16:17 very, a very simple instruction,
16:19 God said, there is a tree there you can eat everything
16:23 except that one tree.
16:25 Don't eat it because if you eat it
16:27 you will die.
16:29 If you eat it you will die.
16:30 And some people say well, that's kind of, it seems,
16:34 you know, kind of arbitrary or corrupt.
16:36 Why would God do that?
16:38 Well, there was one heaven we remember.
16:40 Sin has already come into the universe
16:43 and literally everything is at stake.
16:46 God has allowed His creation to express the free will
16:49 to choose to follow God
16:52 or choose to follow something else.
16:54 Satan if it's that or yourself or what have you
16:57 and so God in His simplicity,
17:00 you know, He is beyond reason
17:03 and beyond our comprehension yet
17:05 He makes everything so simple.
17:07 God in His simplicity reduced the whole entire world
17:11 and the whole entire conflict to one simple choice.
17:15 And man was there and he could choose God
17:18 symbolize by the tree of life or choose himself
17:21 and say, you know what, I need
17:23 that thing that God says I shouldn't have.
17:26 And that essentially is the temptation
17:28 when we are talking about this battle or the war
17:31 between true and false is at times
17:34 we think we need something that God deliberately told us
17:37 to stay away from because it will destroy us.
17:40 And we find ourselves indulging in that
17:42 which destroys us and destroys those around us.
17:45 Now question, was this a big test
17:49 or was this a small test?
17:50 I mean, it can be semantics.
17:53 I mean, essentially it was big in the sense
17:56 that everything depended the future of humanity
18:00 and the earth depended upon this choice.
18:03 At the same time it was small and simple meaning
18:07 there wasn't thousand laws.
18:10 They could have everything they needed.
18:13 There is one thing that they don't need,
18:14 in fact they will be harmful for them
18:17 and God said don't touch it, don't eat it.
18:19 So it was small in the fact that was simple
18:22 in my estimation
18:23 but it was big in the fact that it really determine
18:26 oh, what's the big deal they just ate a piece of fruit.
18:29 Well, the big deal is they chose themselves over God
18:34 and that is immense.
18:35 Now you know the reason why that's important
18:37 and I asked this question because I see it as something
18:40 when God says of every tree in the garden
18:46 you may freely eat,
18:47 freely, that means that mangoes,
18:50 apples, I mean, you name it
18:51 its loaded with everything.
18:53 He says, only one tree,
18:54 He says, that just I don't want you to touch it.
18:56 Don't, don't, don't, don't eat from it.
18:58 Don't eat from it. Don't eat for your benefit.
19:00 Not to keep something from you, for you benefit.
19:03 For your benefit, small test and yet here it is that
19:06 that's exactly where they failed
19:07 and it brought sin into the world.
19:09 Now this is interesting
19:10 because when you read Luke 16:10
19:13 the Bible says, "He who is faithful
19:16 in that which is least is faithful also in much,
19:21 but he who is unjust in the least
19:24 is unjust also in much."
19:26 Adam and even were created full grown adults.
19:29 They didn't grow up from childhood to adult.
19:31 Now there is a differential.
19:33 When a person is born into this world as a child
19:36 they go through something called development
19:39 and they develop and they mature
19:42 and then ultimately they become adults.
19:44 Adam and Eve are created, they brought into this world
19:46 and they are full grown adults.
19:47 So therefore even though they did not have to develop
19:49 or mature to adulthood
19:51 they had to develop or mature in character.
19:54 And as a result of that
19:56 that's why God allowed a small simple test
20:00 for the purpose of developing character in them
20:03 to say, listen, of every tree go ahead and eat it
20:06 but this one don't eat from it
20:09 and there was nothing to pull at them
20:10 because they had everything available to them
20:12 freely other trees.
20:13 So this is a very power thing.
20:15 The least or the smallest test
20:17 and here it is that they still failed.
20:19 And could be friends that,
20:21 you know, many of times we face test,
20:22 we have various pop quizzes of life
20:25 that come our way
20:26 but if we can't learn to get victory
20:29 and to access God and His power
20:31 over the smaller tests of life
20:34 what makes us think that we are prepared
20:37 for the larger tests of life.
20:38 In other words, if a man or a woman
20:40 wants to really gauge
20:41 how strong they are in the Lord don't look at the big victories
20:44 that you had last year or the year before,
20:46 look at the little tests that you face everyday.
20:49 And the question is how do you deal with those tests?
20:51 Are you faithful in that which is least
20:54 because if you can learn and cultivate the habits
20:57 of being faithful in the little things,
20:59 the little duties of life and even the little trials.
21:02 If you can bear them right then it positions us
21:05 that we will be faithful even in the larger things,
21:10 the larger trials in our life.
21:12 So God is teaching us a lesson
21:13 even as we are looking at this study.
21:15 So, Lance, here we are, we are asking
21:17 where did true education began?
21:19 I would imagine that the true education
21:21 must tie into the tree of life and certainly not the tree
21:23 of the knowledge of good and evil.
21:25 So how do we see this more
21:27 because, you know, some people maybe thinking
21:29 that the tree of life represents true education,
21:31 how is that so?
21:32 Where did you get that from?
21:34 How would you have somebody see
21:35 that especially from the biblical perspective?
21:36 Again we will walk through a few verses here
21:39 and see if we can bring this to light.
21:40 I want to start in the Book of Proverbs
21:43 and in Proverbs 1:7
21:46 there is a verse here that we are going to build
21:48 and add some more verses to
21:49 so we can get a clear understanding.
21:51 In Proverbs 1:7 it says, "The fear of the Lord
21:56 is the beginning of knowledge,
21:59 but fools despise wisdom and instruction."
22:04 Now I want to read another verse
22:05 to kind of, to make a connection here.
22:06 So it says, "The fear of the Lord
22:08 is the beginning of knowledge,
22:10 but fools despise wisdom and instruction."
22:13 I want to turn over to Proverbs 3,
22:16 and Proverbs 3:13 it says,
22:20 "Happy is the man that findeth wisdom,
22:25 and the man that getteth understanding."
22:27 So there's a happiness, a joy involved.
22:30 We talked about that joy before in John 15.
22:33 There is a happiness involved here.
22:34 So the idea that God gives instruction,
22:37 the idea that God provides wisdom
22:39 or gives a command if you want to call it that
22:42 is not designed again for oppression or suppression
22:47 or hiding things or keeping things from us.
22:50 It's designed for our benefit, our happiness.
22:53 So in the instruction of God whether it's a commandment,
22:58 whatever you want to call it, the wisdom that God provides us
23:01 the knowledge and the instruction
23:02 that God provides
23:04 it makes us happy if we follow it.
23:06 But we saw that in contrast in Proverbs 1,
23:08 "Fools despise wisdom and instruction."
23:12 It's foolish to reject that which God is providing
23:16 for our benefit and happiness.
23:17 And literally the word wisdom and knowledge
23:19 are directly associated with education.
23:22 So therefore we are seeing this that when God provides
23:24 a form of education to us,
23:26 to build us up and to develop us
23:28 we can see it's a blessing if we follow
23:31 but it's foolish if we deny it.
23:32 In fact, when hip-hop culture in the Five-Percent Nation,
23:35 a Zulu Nation, Nuwaubian Nation,
23:38 the analog, the nation of Islam talks about
23:40 knowledge, wisdom and over standing.
23:42 You know, its plain words on the understanding
23:45 but they get that idea
23:47 and that principle from the Bible.
23:49 So, you know,
23:51 it's kind of taking from the Bible
23:53 and then spinning it.
23:55 And we are seeing what the Bible is saying
23:57 without the spin.
23:59 And the spinning we find that was always
24:01 a manifestation of the character
24:02 Satan wasn't it? Right.
24:04 Because in Matthew 4 he would go ahead
24:05 and he was an instrument in tempting Jesus
24:08 but did Satan quote the Bible.
24:09 He did but he put a spin on it.
24:12 So we find that the origin even of using the words
24:14 of God to accomplish our own agendas
24:16 that that is not a faithful handling of the word
24:20 but that's actually that
24:21 and I'm gonna call it "satanic spin"
24:23 that can be used the ultimate release
24:25 to deception and destruction.
24:27 So I want to nominate
24:28 the connects of the tree of life
24:30 so we are still in the Book of Proverbs,
24:31 we are in chapter 3
24:33 and we are looking at verse 18.
24:35 It says, its talking about wisdom now, all right.
24:37 And it's referring to wisdom in the feminine, right.
24:40 Just like we referred to a nation as she
24:42 or a car or a boat or something like that, right.
24:46 So it is referring to wisdom now
24:47 as a feminine and it says,
24:50 "She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her
24:55 and happy is every one that retaineth her."
24:58 So now-- That's the connection.
25:00 So wisdom is now connected to the tree of life
25:04 and this is what provides happiness.
25:05 So the thing that God wanted to provide
25:08 His creation in the very beginning
25:11 is that happiness, that joy,
25:13 that and essentially what that is,
25:15 is a perpetual last thing eternal
25:19 presence in relationship with God,
25:22 no separation, living,
25:24 literally living with our creator.
25:27 And this is what God promises to restore at some point
25:30 when He deals with sin and its sincerity
25:34 we will be talking about that in future episodes.
25:36 Right.
25:37 So I think is a clear connection there.
25:38 I want to go to another book in the Bible of Deuteronomy.
25:42 We talked a little bit about Deuteronomy,
25:44 we know that that was Moses delivering his final sermons
25:47 to kind of summarize the whole entire agreement
25:51 of God with his people.
25:53 Everything that God has done for them
25:54 and what God requires of them as he transitions out
25:57 and Joshua transitions in
25:58 and they go into the Promise Land.
26:00 So we are looking at Deuteronomy
26:01 and we are looking at chapter 30.
26:04 Deuteronomy Chapter 30
26:06 so we can, you know, kind of tie in
26:08 and give bookends to besides here the tree of life
26:11 and how it connects to true education.
26:13 Deuteronomy 30:19, 20,
26:18 "I call heaven and earth to record this day against you,
26:22 that I have set before you life and death,
26:25 blessing and cursing, therefore choose life,
26:30 that both thou and thy seed may live.
26:33 That thou mayest love the Lord thy God,
26:36 and that thou mayest obey his voice,
26:38 and that thou mayest cleave unto him,
26:40 for he is thy life, and the length of thy days,
26:44 that thou mayest dwell in the land
26:46 which the Lord sware unto thy fathers,
26:48 to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them."
26:52 So that idea and that connection
26:55 God is the source of life.
26:56 He provided access to that source of life
26:58 in the very Garden of Eden
27:00 but they had a choice to make, life or death,
27:03 God or self. That's right.
27:06 And so we find then that
27:07 you're, you're connecting the tree of life
27:10 because the tree of life was a source of wisdom,
27:12 it was a source of knowledge.
27:14 It was designed as a medium
27:16 to bring out the point of an education
27:18 that God wanted to give
27:19 right there in the beginning before sin
27:21 was even in this world.
27:22 And this is what God wanted to impart unto man
27:25 and this gives us the true knowledge of God
27:28 which helps us have a true knowledge of self.
27:31 We want to thank you all for joining us.
27:32 This study is gonna-- is already deep
27:34 but it's getting even deeper as we prepare
27:37 our hearts to go into the next session.
27:38 So we want you to stay tuned, this is getting very exciting
27:41 because very few individuals have ever connected
27:45 true education with the tree of life.
27:48 We want you to tune in and come on back with us
27:50 and always remember to bring a friend
27:51 and until the next time remember Proverbs 2:6,
27:54 "It is the Lord that gives wisdom
27:56 and out of His mouth
27:57 comes knowledge and understanding."


Revised 2015-11-02