“And the LORD called unto Adam and said unto him: “Where art thou?‘ Genesis 3:9 / “Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come upon Him, went forth, and said unto them: “Whom seek ye?” John 18:4
Above mentioned Bible verses are interrelated. The question Jesus asked “Whom seek ye?” in the Garden of Olives is a follow up of the question God asked “Where art thou?” in the Garden of Eden.
“Where Art Thou?”
As soon as Adam and Eve had eaten the fruit of the tree of good and evil absolutely forbidden by God their eyes were opened. They felt guilt and fear and they made themselves breeches of fig leaves for they were ashamed. When the LORD called out to Adam “Where art thou?” Adam tried to hide himself for His Creator. Sin and death came into this world by the first Adam. God’s own, the man turned against Him by disobeying Him, and therefore man was now under the control of satan.
Whom Seek ye?”
A second Adam came, God’s Son, the Christ, Who would fulfill and finish God’s Law to bruise satan’s head. After Lord Jesus had ended the Prayer to the Father, John 17 He and His disciples went to Kidron Valley and in the Garden Lord Jesus saw the officers of the high priests and the Pharisees with torches and weapons. Although Jesus knew what was going to happen to Him yet He stepped forward and asked: “Whom seek ye?” They said they were looking for Jesus of Nazareth, “I am He, let these go their way.” With these words Jesus Christ fulfilled the Words He has spoken in the Prayer to the Father: “those that Thou gavest Me I have kept and none of them is lost”. John 17:12
Adam in the wonderful Garden of Eden was not able to resist the devil and believed satan’s lies. Lord Jesus without food in the wilderness forty days and forty nights did resist the devil, the father of lies and He said: in Matthew 4:10 “Get thee hence satan” (=go away from me satan). The devil tried to tempt Christ three times. The Saviour did not fall.
Eat from the Tree of Life
The Second Adam, Christ completely fulfilled and finished with His precious Blood the Law of the Father on the cursed tree of Golgotha, destroying satan’s work, like satan once destroyed God’s Work in the Garden of Eden. God obtained His own that once belonged to Him. Although satan’s work is totally destroyed it seems that mankind does not know what it means, this wonderful Blessedness and Salvation through grace. Science, politics non-governmental organizations, and multi-nationals are still enjoying the fruit of the tree of good and evil. That means manipulating God’s Truth and leaving out the very essentials. Still holding on to the evolution theory, which brought forth gruesome outgrows of, catholicism, new age and any other old eastern religion based upon works and traditions. The tree of good and evil cannot make fruit; it is a tree of death and destruction. The Tree of Life is the Fruit. Christ the Saviour is meant with the Tree of Life; He is the Life and He can restore life.
“Where art thou?” a question that makes us shiver. It means separated from the LORD and condemnation of death.