Knowing No Evil
By Wayne Bent
May 8, 2019
Messiah is a gift necessary to bring mankind back into the image of God. The image of God does not know evil. It only knows good. So the image of God (Messiah) is given to those who will receive Him so that God's image is restored to them.
Satan told Eve that if she would eat the forbidden fruit, she would then know good and evil. Previously Eve only knew good but when she disobeyed her instructions, she then "knew" evil. She had an intimate relationship with evil. It was then that she had to cover up so that good would not make her feel condemned. Also, she had to seduce Adam so that he would not make her feel condemned. But even so, this "evil" had an exhilarating effect on her. She must always feel condemned now and hide behind blame, but there was also some "feel good" to her flesh that went along with "knowing" evil.
What the anointing gave us was a deliverance from evil. This is what Yeshua said that we should pray for. He said, "Deliver us from evil." We were to pray to be not led into temptation. He came to cause us to cease from knowing evil. We were to be delivered from the temptation of our flesh. In this way we would not "know" evil anymore. It is written: Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy (Messiah)."
This is the outcome of being anointed with Messiah. One ceases from knowing evil. We know only what is that good and justice. "Conversion" is not the Spirit. Conversion is when we change direction. Conversion is when we no longer point ourselves in the wrong direction. But our anointing changes our spirit. We know not evil anymore. We "cover" ourselves no more. We "hide" ourselves no more. We are "guilty" no more. We "blame others" no more. "Temptation" draws us away no more. This is Messiah. It is the baptism where we "know" Messiah. We are intimate with the Life of God. We are married. Then it will be said, The Lord hath taken away thy judgments, he hath cast out thine enemy: the king of Israel, even the Lord, is in the midst of thee: thou shalt not see evil any more. Zeph. 3:15