Adam is the effect of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. This tree is the first cause to produce the effect of what it is. Adam's nature now knows what is good and bad without the life of God. To Adam, God is not important. He thinks that he can live quite well with knowledge alone. So Adam becomes the second cause of a multitude of effects. He becomes the second cause of thousands of misconceptions, of lies and opinions that hold no water when tested by the eternal pressure of God.
Eternity bursts these skins. Let us consider the treading places of man and learn to walk softly. Why should we be the effect of a lie and then continually live in the effects of a liar? The law builds our life to the limitation of natural phenomena. We always are trained to think in terms of working to gain, of reaping what we sow, of knowledge giving us great gain, and of our natural temperament and personality being the cause of what we will now be.
We readily accept and believe the truths of cause and effect and readily fall at their mercy. We ultimately find ourselves to be the effect of the second cause who dictates and legislates to us on the basis of the first cause.
Jesus has eliminated the second cause completely and placed us into a position where we will never again be the effect of the first cause. We are now subject to God. Through Him, we have all power, subject to His Headship alone. In every realm we are more than conquerors.