Genesis 3 Bible Study
THE SERPENT IS A SYMBOL OF LUCIFER THE FALLEN ANGEL NOW KNOWN AS THE SERPENT, THE DEVIL, OR SATAN. The word ‘subtle’ means wise, and here also you find this phrase ‘Beast of the Field’. The field in symbolism is the World Order, and this Beast is referred to as a living creature or being. An example is called up to memory as in Revelation 4:6., where there are 4 beasts around the throne, and this is symbolism of the marching orders of the Children of Israel.
Thus the ‘Beasts of the field’ and the field is the World (order), thus here is found this reference to some living creature, but someone also besides the Adamic Race, and the race from the Tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
“And he (the serpent) said unto the woman (Eve), Yea hath God said ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?”
Since Satan knew the knowledge which he used to proclaim, as the teaching of YAHWEH of the Heavens, and now of course his knowledge learned in rebellion, then he was here questioning just what Adam had heard from YAHWEH, and what Adam told Eve.
Turn to the New Testament, in II Corinthians 11:3., Paul is here speaking: “But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety (craftiness), so your minds be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.”
“And no marvel for Satan himself is transformed into an Angel of light.”
Paul is telling you that this one called the Serpent is also Satan, who did transform himself and now comes to tempt Eve as an Angel (celestial being) of Light.