1. Adam Hands The Crown Over To The Devil

The Lord created man in His image. Not because God looks like a man or as a woman. According to Luke 24:39 God does not have a body but He is an eternal Spirit Being (Jn 4:24). Adam and Eve were created eternal non-dying spirit beings. In that sense, it was impossible for them to cease existing. Adam had absolute dominion and authority with only one restriction, not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Everything that flew, swam, and crept was under the dominion of Adam. When that serpent being came into the garden, it too was under Adams feet of authority. Adam allowed this serpent (Heb. Nachash “poisoner”) to dialog with the woman (his wife) which is forbidden in Scripture. Even Christ didn’t talk with the devil, He would command the devil.

In that perfect state of control and dominion Adam allowed his wife to dialog with this creature who was under his authority and call God a liar and at no time in any of those stages of sin did Adam stop that being or his wife and he himself partook and his eyes were opened. It is important to note that he was not off picking fruit or something but was “with her” when she was deceived:

Genesis 3:6 “So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate.”

Paul the apostle also makes this very clear that Adam was not deceived:

1 Timothy 2:14 “And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression.”

Adam knew exactly what he was doing and as she chose to sin, Adam, who was with her, also chose to sin and to die because of his love for the for the woman (a type of Christ). But in doing this he literally handed to the devil the crown of spiritual power and dominion that he formerly possessed and placed it on the head of the Nachash. At that moment death reigned and Satan legally became the ruler of this world. From that point on 2Cor 4:4 denotes Satan as the “god of this world.” The word ‘world’ in the Greek is interesting, its the word “cosmos” which literally means “the world system.” Someone may ask, “Where in Scripture does it say that Adam handed the crown of authority to the devil?” The answer is in Jesus’ temptation in Luke 4:

Luke 4:5-8 And he led Jesus up and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the devil said to Him, “I will give You all this domain and its glory; for it has been handed over to me, and I give it to whomever I wish. “Therefore if You worship before me, it shall all be Yours.” And Jesus answered and said to him, “It is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God and serve Him only.'”

Author: Godfrey Gregg