In order for Eve to be temped, which in turn led to both Adam Eve’s eating the fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, there had to be a catalyst. Without a catalyst, which was the archangel of cherubs, there would be no leaving Eden.
How long did Adam and Eve choose the fruit from the tree of life over knowledge?
No one knows, since there is no timeframe given regarding immortal beings, and the moment the fruit of knowledge was eaten. What is known is it would never have happened without temptation from an outside source.
Had it not been for that moment of the serpent, which was no beast, there would be no leaving Eden. Man would have remained innocent without learning about good and evil that came from eating of the tree of knowledge.
What is known is only the fruit of the tree of life was chosen every day, until the serpent, which was needed to fulfill God’s plan for man.
Yechezkel, which is Ezekiel, Chapter 28 writes of the catalyst needed in Eden. Verses 12 – 19 is when the archangel of cherubs leads the rebellion against God, and loses.
Among those verses tells us what happened to bring about the catalyst needed for man to leave Eden. The whole purpose of the two trees being there was the eventuality that the fruit of knowledge would be eaten. But outside force was required to make it happen.
- In Eden, the garden of God you were; every precious stone was [set in] your covering; ruby, topaz, diamond, chrysolite, onyx, and jasper, sapphire, carbuncle, and crystal and gold; the work of your drums and your orifices is in you; on the day of your creation they were established.
- You were a cherub of great measure, that covers, and I gave that to you; you were on the mount of the sanctuary of God: you walked among stones of fire.
- You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created until wrongdoing was found in you.
Based on the above verses, the archangel of cherubs was perfect until corrupted, which preceded the temptation of Eve. Eden was referenced for a reason, since it gives evidence that it was the archangel who was there to tempt Eve.
Based on the wording of Yechezkel, what happened in Eden makes greater sense, which is why I am including the verse now, rather than the start.
Bereshit, which is Genesis, 3, 1-6 is where temptation of Eve leads to temptation of Adam.
The first verse is particularly intriguing, when taken into account with the archangel of cherubs being there.
- Now the serpent was cunning, more than all the beasts of the field that the Lord God had made, and it said to the woman, “Did God indeed say, ‘You shall not eat of any of the trees of the garden?'”
The reason the serpent was more cunning than all the beasts was that it was no beast. And also notice there is no reference to the serpent being a beast. The serpent was more cunning as a result of being an archangel.
It was always God’s plan for man to leave Eden. But a catalyst was needed, which came as a result of rebellion in heaven.
Had it not been for the catalyst, there would be no leaving. God prepared the Earth for man, which meant it was always part of the plan that Adam and Eve would leave.