Ever since God created Adam and put him in the Garden of Eden, we know that God has always had our blessing and prosperity in mind.  Why do I say that? Simple; God could have put Adam in the middle of the desert somewhere and told him to eat dirt.  But instead, He put Adam, and later Eve, in the best spot on earth.  He gave him all kinds of beautiful plants that were pleasant to look upon, and trees that bore plenty of good fruit for them to eat.   And God came down and talked to Adam on a regular basis.  He made life easy for Adam and Eve, in that everything they could possibly need was there for the taking, and they didn’t even have to scrounge for it.  They couldn’t have had life better.  And there was only one rule to remember: don’t eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.  How much easier could it get?  This was one of those “and God said” things, which we can read about in Genesis 2:15-17; 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. 

         Now if Adam and Eve would just obey that one simple rule, all would be well for them forevermore.  And they did for a while, until one day Satan came to Eve and talked her into disobeying God.  We don’t know exactly how long Adam and Eve were in the Garden before this happened.  It could have been quite a while, but most likely the devil didn’t wait long to work on them.  And we read about it in Genesis 3:1-6;  Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?  And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:

But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.  And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:  For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.  And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

            Both Adam and Eve were aware of the fact they were not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil,  Eve said so.  And of course, God himself told Adam directly.  So there was no way either of them could say “I didn’t know”. I’d like to point out something that nobody seems to pay attention to; Satan will not always come to you disagreeing with you.  In fact, here he came to Eve, appearing to agree with her, in saying, “Yea, hath God said…?”  And he didn’t even put a twist on it, but rather just conveniently left out an important point.  Most people would never listen to the devil in the first place unless he came agreeing with them on some point.  So once he gets a “hook” in you after coming in agreement with you, then he starts reeling you in, like we see here.       

             It was only after Eve pointed out to Satan that she knew they were not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, that he told her an outright lie and said,

 “Ye shall not surely die.”  And then he started making the lie look attractive to her.  So she wanted the fruit, and she ate of it, and gave also unto Adam.  The scripture seems to indicate that Adam was present with Eve when Satan was talking to her. Yet, surely he would have know what that fruit looked like, unless Eve might have peeled it or somehow made it look different, and gave it to him later.  We can speculate, but we just don’t know because the Bible doesn’t tell us. 

            But this we do know; God said they were not to eat of it, and they both knew it!  So when Satan said, “Yea, hath God said..?”, one or both of them should have said, “Yea, God HATH said” and that would have been the end of the matter.  But they didn’t.  And that same action has caused people of every generation a lot of heartache, right up to and including today.

            For example: the Holy Bible says there is one way to the Father and salvation, and that is by Jesus Christ.  You can’t get to Him by Grayhound, by Plane, or Train, by Mohammed, or Buddha, by Krishna, or any other way, by golly.  Hath God said?  Yea, God HATH said.  Why do we look for another way?  There isn’t any!  And why do we look elsewhere for healing?  Did God say He heals us? Yes, in may places.        

            The Holy Bible says in Psalm 103:2-3, Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;  By that we see God forgives all our sins and heals all our diseases.  Tell me, how many is all?  Does that only mean a portion of our sins?  And does it mean we have to go running to the doctor to be healed, or, are we simply doing what Adam and Eve did, all over again? 

            As plainly as God has said, and He couldn’t have said it any plainer, still, the devil comes and asks us, “Yea, hath God said?”  And guess what?  We say, “Well, I thought so, but I’m not sure”.   Or, “I thought my sins were forgiven, but then again, I’m feeling pretty guilty today.”  Or, “I thought I was healed, but if so, then why am I sick?  Why, after all these prayers, am I still dealing with this?  I have believed God for healing for a long time, and still it isn’t manifested yet.”

         I know the answer.  Whosoever is stumbling with the question “Yea, hath God said?”, has not settled the question in their heart.  I have the correct answer for you.  Pay attention, or you’ll miss it.  Here it is;

            Yea, God HATH said!          

             Isn’t that simple?  God told you, now when are you going to believe what He said?? And don’t just believe Him, but act on it!  The devil is nothing but a liar, plain and simple.  Whatever line he is trying to feed you, tell him what God said, and leave it at that, and walk away.  Don’t try to reason or argue with him, because you can’t, any more than you can negotiate with a terrorist.  It can’t be done.  Even the Lord Jesus didn’t try to reason with him.  Rather, He told him what the Word of God said, then, told him BE GONE!  Why did He do that? The devil was trying to get Him off the Word of God, to disobey it, and he’s trying to do the same with you.  But Jesus didn’t fall for that one, and don’t you do it either!  If God said it, then the matter is settled and closed.  Understand???           

            When you need anything from God, search out what His Word says about it.  That’s His will, and there’s no way around it. When you pray concerning that need, remind God what He said about it in His Word.  Talk to Him!  Let Him know you know what His Word says, and that you agree with it!  He’s not trying to hide things from you!  NOT AT ALL!  He put everything you’ll ever need in this life in plain sight in His Word for you to find.   And that’s His Word to you to stand on until you see it manifested.  When will you see it? when you believe it, and not a minute before.  When the devil comes saying, “Yea, hath God said..?”, and he surely will, that’s your cue to say, “Yea, God HATH said, and that settles THAT!!!”