Note: All Scripture quotations found in this article are from the text of the Authorized King James Version of the Bible.
Genesis 2:16 "And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: 17 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."
In Pagan Roman Catholic tradition, the fruit of the tree has always been said to be an apple, but in this article I will show why it was a supernatural grape.
It was a grape because it is the only fruit that the Bible forbids. Nazarenes were forbidden to eat grapes.
Numbers 6:3 "He shall separate himself from wine and strong drink, and shall drink no vinegar of wine, or vinegar of strong drink, neither shall he drink any liquor of grapes, nor eat moist grapes, or dried."
Some would say, grapes do not grow on trees, but in the very next verse we see a tree called a VINE TREE. Google Image "grape trees".
Numbers 6:4 "All the days of his separation shall he eat nothing that is made of the vine tree, from the kernels even to the husk."
Grape juice is also a type of Blood in Matthew 26:26-28 at the Lord's Supper.
Just like the grapes were forbidden to Nazarenes, blood is also forbidden throughout the Bible. Blood is forbidden...
Before the Law
Genesis 9:4 "But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat."
Under the Law
Leviticus 17:12 "Therefore I said unto the children of Israel, No soul of you shall eat blood, neither shall any stranger that sojourneth among you eat blood."
Acts 15:29 "That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well."
There are two miracles done in the Bible that deal with water turning into blood and water into grape juice.
One miracle happens with Moses and Pharaoh in the Old Testament.
Exodus 4:9 "And it shall come to pass, if they will not believe also these two signs, neither hearken unto thy voice, that thou shalt take of the water of the river, and pour it upon the dry land: and the water which thou takest out of the river shall become blood upon the dry land."
The other miracle is when Jesus turns the water into grape juice at the Marriage Feast.
John 2:9 "When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom,"
Now we go to Adam and Eve. Notice how there is no blood mentioned (only bone and flesh) in the below verse. This verse is before Adam and Eve took of the fruit.
Genesis 2:23 "And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man."
Also, notice that Jesus' resurrection body had no blood in it, only flesh and bones.
Luke 24:39 "Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have."
When we are Raptured, we will have a glorified body, but with no corrupt blood that enables us to die.
1 Corinthians 15:50 "Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption."
The context of 1 Corinthians 15 talks about Adam in verse 45. Adam had no blood, nor did Christ.
So where did Adam and Eve receive their corrupt blood that enables their body to die? It is possible that they had supernatural water in their veins before they took of the fruit. When they ate the grape, the water in their veins turned into blood, just like when Moses turned water into blood. Eating of the grape not only made their blood go bad so that they could die physically, but they also died spiritually and that is why one must be Born Again.
Effects of Grapes on the blood today:
The natural fruit sugars and minerals in the juice of a grape is said to rapidly assimilate into the blood stream. Medically, Grape Juice is known to be a purifier of the blood. By drinking this juice, the levels of nitric oxide are increased in the body which reduces the formation of clots in blood vessels. This reduces chances of heart attacks. It reduces the acidity of the blood, is an excellent blood builder and is useful in all cases of blood disorder, poor circulation, low blood pressure, Grape juice, devoid of any sugar helps purify blood and increase hemoglobin content in blood. The antioxidant supply and anti-inflammatory molecules in grapes is known to reduce the blood’s potential oxygen damage. Grape juice has also been proven to increase levels of glutathione in the blood.
It is obvious that the fruit on the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil was a supernatural grape because the grape in the Bible is forbidden and connected with blood.
If all the above information was not enough to convince you consider the parallels between Adam and Noah. God told Adam and Noah both to REplenish the earth. Adam had three boys, Seth, Cain and Able. Noah had three boys, Japheth(white), Shem(Asiatic) and Ham(black). God curses Adam's son, Cain. God curses Noah's son, Ham. One of Adam's son is a type of Christ, Able. One of Noah's sons is a type of Christ, Shem. Now here it comes, watch it. Adam and Noah were both naked when they sinned. Adam ate something from a vine tree and died. Noah drank fermented wine from the vine tree and got drunk. (Habakkuk 2:15)
In conclusion, the fruit that Adam ate was not an apple, rather a supernatural grape. When Adam ate the grape his circulatory system changed and he received corrupt blood that enabled his body to die. Also, consider that most people die because of problems with their blood. Adam not only died physically, but spiritually also. That is why you must be saved! Realize that you are a sinner and trust Jesus Christ today (Romans 10:9-13). If you do that the Bible says that you are Born Again and one day will receive a glorified body that has no corrupt blood (Philippians 3:21), so that you are not subject to die anymore.
Note: This article is not saying that grapes are bad today. It is showing that before the fall there was a supernatural grape tree that Adam was forbidden to eat from.