“And the LORD God took the man and put him into the Garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. 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 2:15-17

In my previous post, I AMBORN AGAIN II, I dealt with the sin of Adam: Treason, which resulted in spiritual death. You may revert to that post if you have not already read it. In this post, I shall be dealing with an aspect of spiritual death in the hope that it will spark up a hunger in you to search for truth from the bible. You shall know the truth and it shall make you free.

In scrutinizing the opening Scripture, two things are worth noting: in the day and then surely die. God made it so clear to Adam that on the very day he eats from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, he will surely die.

Interestingly, the deceiver told the woman, “… Ye shall not surely die” Genesis 3:4

Satan is a deceiver. There are several ways he employs his deceptive moves. He uses lies and even truth. He lies to deceive his victims and even when he seems to be speaking the truth, he does it in unrighteousness “… who hold the truth in unrighteousness” Romans 1:18


Yes! They surely died but physically walking about. That very moment, they changed. They were not again as they were before eating from that tree. What happened to them on that very day gives us a clue to what God meant when He warned them about surely dying.


Spiritual death or to be spiritually dead does not mean your spirit is out of you. A spiritually dead person is still a spirit having a soul and dwelling in a body. It means that something strange has occurred in one’s spirit. Something foreign has replaced an original component within the human spirit. Man’s spirit was originally empowered or given energy from God Himself. Spiritually dead therefore means that man’s spirit has disconnected from God and has been connected to the devil. Spiritual death is also Satan’s nature that is imparted into the spirit of man.

Adam doubted God. He questioned the genuineness of the Creator’s love and care for them. All these were as a result of the conversations they started holding with the deceiver. He presented a strange and foreign ‘good news’ to them.

“Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death or of obedience unto righteousness?” Romans 6:16

When Adam disobeyed God to obey Satan, he knew he was signing onto a trans-generational slavery contract on behalf of the entire human race. So on the day, Adam died spiritually, the whole human race yet unborn also died spiritually.

 “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned” Romans 5:12

Can you notice that? Through one person’s sin, death, sure death or spiritual death was imparted unto all.

“Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.” Romans 5:14

This spiritual death, Satan’s nature ruled and exercised full dominion over everyone without necessarily committing Adam’s sin. Each human being was born with Satan’s nature: spiritual death. This is why every human being must be born again

“Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; and deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.” Hebrews 2:14-15


The man became a partaker of satanic nature

Man’s eyes were opened

They saw that they were naked

They became fearful of the presence of God

They activated the ageing genes

Put into motion physical death

In conclusion, when man sinned against God, HE DIED SPIRITUALLY. Man acquired a new nature, Satan’s nature.

The only cure for this condition is to acquire a new nature through the new birth. When Jesus said you must be born again, he was laying to bare the most authentic solution to man’s predicament.

Are you born again? Do you want to be born again to get rid of your condition of spiritual death?

Please pray this prayer out now:

‘Lord Jesus, I come to you today. I am a sinner, I cannot help myself. Forgive me of my sins. Cleanse me with your precious blood. Deliver me from sin and Satan, to serve the living God. Today, Lord Jesus, I accept you as my Lord and my Saviour. Thank you for saving me! Now I know, I am born again!’

 If you have prayed this prayer in faith, you are born again, saved, a child of God.

John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name

1John 3:1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.

Romans 10:9-10 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart, man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth, confession is made unto salvation.

Acts 16:31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

If you will spend the rest of your days listening and speaking with him by studying the Bible and praying, then your friendship with Christ shall become permanent and intimate.

Let me also encourage you to start reading the bible for yourself. Start by patiently reading the 21 chapters Gospel of John.

Kindly let me know if this the all-important decision you have made to be born again by emailing me at abekahj007@gmail.com

Thank you also for reading and commenting on my previous posts, it gives me great encouragement. Kindly add your name to the comment so I can know. God bless you.