Adam will tell you that choice can be a tricky thing. And, he will further tell you that getting choice wrong, may have dire consequences. I am pretty sure Adam never looked at fruit the same way again after that fateful day. But, truth be told, Adam was a son, and sons have free choice.
How do we know that Adam had free choice? Well, the fact that he and Eve chose to eat the forbidden fruit, is a give-away. More subtle evidence is perhaps found in Genesis 1:28. It reads: “Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” You see God gave His son Adam, authority, power and dominion over the earth, when He shared His vision for the earth with Adam. He was empowered by the Creator of earth. God empowers those He commissions. He did it with Adam, and He did it thousands of years later when He commissioned His disciples.
Adam was commissioned to rule the earth, because it has always been God’s heart for His sons to rule the earth. If like Adam, one has been appointed to a leadership role, with all authority, power and dominion, you must by extension have free choice. The absence of choice renders you powerless, and in effect places you under a dictatorship and the rule of another. Adam was never meant to be in bondage in Garden, or subject to the forces of nature. Instead, nature was brought into captivity by Adam’s choices; which means Adam was in control, and nature was subject to Adam’s choices. Adam was in control until he chose to relinquish control and authority.
In Christ Jesus, we the sons of God, have won back our authority and dominion on earth. We have been endowed by the power of Christ to rule again as the sons of God here on earth. Our position grants us the power and freedom of choice. Let us submit this great gift to the Holy Spirit, and make choices worthy of the position bestowed upon us.