WORLD 1 Cor 11:32 When we are judged by the Lord, we are being disciplined so that we will not be condemned with the world. [the world is condemned] Rom 5:12…sin entered the world through one man… [the world is sinful] Eph 6:12 For our struggle is…against the powers of this dark world. [the world is dark]
BODY Rom 6:6 For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with, Rom 7:24-25 What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? However, if you are ―born again‖…. 1 Cor 6:19-20 Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.
HEALTH Ps 38:3 Because of your [God’s] wrath there is no health in my body; my bones have no soundness because of my sin. Matt 9:35-36 Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. Rev 21:4 There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.
MIND Ps 26:2 Test me, O Lord, and try me, examine my heart and my mind; Rom 8:5-8 Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. 6 The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace; 7 the sinful mind is hostile to God. It does not submit to Gods law, nor can it do so. 8 Those controlled by the sinful nature cannot please God.
HEART Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?
JESUS CAN GIVE US A NEW HEART "A precocious 4-year-old was brought to the ER with a severe cough," a nurse writes. "She kept up a non-stop conversation while I was trying to assess her lung sounds. Finally, I said, Shhh, I have to see if Barney is in there.‘ The child looked at me and calmly stated, I have Jesus in my heart. Barney is on my underwear. "
NO WONDER WE LOOK FORWARD TO; Rev 22:3 No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him.
GENESIS 3:1 Genesis 3:1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, "Indeed, has God said, You shall not eat from any tree of the garden?"
"DID GOD REALLY SAY” NAS NAU "Indeed, has God said KJV Yea, hath God said, CSB "Did God really say ESV "Did God actually say, NET "Is it really true that God said, NKJ "Has God indeed said, YLT Is it true that God hath said, There is an insinuation that challenges whether God really would say something like that. ―Is God so narrow minded as to limit…‖
THE SERPENT IS YOUR “CRAFTY” ENEMY 1 Peter 5:8 Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
GENESIS 3:1, THE SERPENT Satan is our enemy, and is dangerous. The Bible calls Satan the serpent, a dragon, a deceiver, a roaring lion who devours, "Abaddon" and "Apollyon" which mean "destroyer" "Satan" which means "adversary"; and "devil" which means "slanderer.― Jesus called Satan a murderer and "the father of lies." He, Paul and John all called him the evil one―(1 Thess 3:3; 1 John 3:12). Paul said Satan was "the god of this age" (2 Cor 4:4), the ruler of the world system (Eph 2:2), and the leader of demonic forces of evil (Eph 6:10-12).
WHAT IN THE WORLD IS WRONG WITH OURWORLD?2 Corinthians 4:3-4 And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, 4 in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God."
ANY TREE? You must not eat from any tree in the garden?― You mean God is limiting your choices? That doesn’t seem fair.
EVE’S RESPONSE Genesis 3:2-3 "The woman said to the serpent, "From the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat; but from the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, You shall not eat from it or touch it, or you will die. But, Gen 2:16-17 says, ―The Lord God commanded the man, saying, "From any tree of the garden you may eat freely; 17 but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die.― NASU Eve subtracted from and added to God’s words.
SATAN SAID GOD IS WRONG "You will not surely die― The response of the serpent includes the infinitive absolute with a blatant negation equal to saying: ―Not – you will surely die‖ (Net Bible) Satan started by casting doubt, now he advances to outright denial. He still uses this 2 step approach.
THE 3 LUSTS OF TEMPTATION 6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom 1 John 2:16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. KJV
ADAM KNOWINGLY SINNED Rom 5:14…sin by breaking a command, as did Adam… 1 Cor 15:22…as in Adam all die… 1 Tim 2:14 And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner.
EVE WAS DECEIVED 2 Cor 11:3….just as Eve was deceived by the serpents cunning… Is it possible that Adam willing gave up his life to be with his gentile bride, as Christ did for the church? Eph 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her
THE FIRST RELIGION 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.Religion = the self righteous covering of theevidence of our sin
FIG LEAVES A little boy opened the big family bible. He was fascinated as he fingered through the old pages. Suddenly, something fell out of the Bible. He picked up the object and looked at it. What he saw was an old leaf that had been pressed in between the pages. "Mama, look what I found", the boy called out. "What have you got there, dear"? With astonishment in the young boys voice, he answered,….
THEY HID FROM GOD, SEPARATED Genesis 3:8…―and they hid from the Lord God‖ Separated from God. Isaiah 59:2 But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, And your sins have hidden His face from you so that He does not hear. Don’t let your sins separate you from God. Don’t step into eternity with your sins separating you from God.
THEY HID FROM GOD, SEPARATEDRomans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Revelation 21:8 "But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death."
"WHERE ARE YOU?" Gen 3:9 …."Where are you?" God does not need a little info from Adam? God seeks sinners; Rom 3:11….no one who seeks God. John 6:44 "No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him…. Luke 19:10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost."
WHAT IN THE WORLD IS WRONG WITH OUR WORLD? Gen 3:17…."Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life….
THE PROBLEM IS SIN RATHER THAN SINS Everybody seems to want to look at whats wrong with the world Without considering their own sin nature.
SIN RATHER THAN SINS If we could get people to see that we are all one people, one family of fallen sinners, and in the big picture, accountable to one God, then we might understand that… God is infinitely holy, just, and apart from sin. Death is the ultimate sign that we have sin According to the Bible there is nothing natural about death…
SIN RATHER THAN SINS " 1 Corinthians 15:21-26 For since by a man came death, by a man also came the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive… …26 The last enemy that will be abolished is death."
GARMENTS OF SKIN Gen 3:21 The Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife, and clothed them. The first religion wasn’t good enoughNone of them are, because; ―penalty=death‖
GARMENTS OF SKIN God didn’t allow man’s covering for sin Heb 9:22-28…without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness… 27…it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment, 28 so Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time for salvation without reference to sin, to those who eagerly await Him." [Rapture?, Biblical Holiday?]
TO GUARD THE WAY Gen 3:24…to guard the way to the tree of life. To guard the tree of life? There could not be 2 “ways” to eternal life. John 14:6 Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. Matt 26:39 My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will."
WHY IS THERE EVIL IN THE WORLD? Genesis 3, mankind chose to sin, and follow Satan Why doesnt a good God end evil in the world? He is going to! Matthew 12:36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. KJV So, a better question is ―Why dont I let God fix the sin problem in me?‖ ―Why dont I stop ignoring my sin condition, or trying to cover my sins with the fig leaves of religion?‖
2 Cor 5:18-19..through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting mens sins against them. [the world needs reconciliation]
GENESIS 3:14 “EATING DUST” Genesis 3:14 ―eating dust‖ The depiction of dust or dirt for food is typical of descriptions of the netherworld in ancient literature. In the Gilgamesh Epic, Enkidu on his deathbed dreams of the netherworld and describes it as a place with no light and where ―dust is their food, clay their bread,‖ a description also known from the Descent of Ishtar. These are most likely considered characteristic of the netherworld because they describe the grave. Dust fills the mouth of the corpse, but dust will also fill the mouth of the serpent as it crawls along the ground. IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament DLK, ―All these authors descended from Noah.
GENESIS 3:14 “EATING DUST” The idea of being brought low, of ―eating dust‖ as it were, is a symbol of humiliation. Net Bible
DEALING WITH THE SERPENT Eph 6:10-18 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devils schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.
GENESIS 3:14 “EATING DUST” Gen 3:19…For you are dust, And to dust you shall return.―… 1 Cor 15:47 The first man was of the dust of the earth…. Gen 13:16…I will make your [Abram] offspring like the dust of the earth… Gen 28:14….Your [Jacob] descendants will be like the dust of the earth… Could it be God is referring to the ―enmity‖?
DEALING WITH THE SERPENT Eph 6:14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.
THE SERPENT YOUR ENEMY Jude 8-10 In the very same way, these dreamers [false teachers] pollute their own bodies, reject authority and slander celestial beings. 9 But even the archangel Michael, when he was disputing with the devil about the body of Moses, did not dare to bring a slanderous accusation against him, but said, "The Lord rebuke you!" 10 Yet these men speak abusively against whatever they do not understand; and what things they do understand by instinct, like unreasoning animals — these are the very things that destroy them.
THE SERPENT, A TALKING SNAKE? NET BIBLE Notes, Many theologians identify or associate the serpent with Satan. In this view Satan comes in the disguise of a serpent or speaks through a serpent. This explains the serpent’s capacity to speak. While later passages in the Bible may indicate there was a satanic presence behind the serpent (see, for example, Rev 12:9), the immediate context pictures the serpent as simply one of the animals of the field created by God (see vv. 1, 14). An ancient Jewish interpretation explains the reference to the serpent in a literal manner, attributing the capacity to speak to all the animals in the orchard. This text (Jub. 3:28) states,
THE SERPENT, A TALKING SNAKE? ―On that day [the day the man and woman were expelled from the orchard] the mouth of all the beasts and cattle and birds and whatever walked or moved was stopped from speaking because all of them used to speak to one another with one speech and one language [presumed to be Hebrew, see 12:26].‖ Josephus, Ant. 1.1.4 (1.41) attributes the serpent’s actions to jealousy. He writes that ―the serpent, living in the company of Adam and his wife, grew jealous of the blessings which he supposed were destined for them if they obeyed God’s behests, and, believing that disobedience would bring trouble on them, he maliciously persuaded the woman to taste of the tree of wisdom.‖
FIG LEAVES If fig leaves with the first attempt by man to cover his own sinfulness; It’s interesting that the only tree Jesus cursed was a fig tree, the morning after the triumphal entry, on His way back to Jerusalem; Matt 21:19…he said to it, "May you never bear fruit again!" Immediately the tree withered. "John 8:44 "You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies."
GEN 3:20 Gen 3:20….Eve, because she was the mother of all the living. Moses’ commentary? Genesis 3:20-24, Adams faith and Gods provision are noted in these verses. God would save them and ensure that they would not live forever in this state. Adams faith is seen in his naming his wife Eve (lit., "living"). Thus Adam was looking to the future and not primarily to death. Eves faith is seen later (4:1) when she named her firstborn Cain because he was from the Lord. Bible Knowledge Commentary/Old Testament
GE 3:15, HER SEED IN HEBREW Ge 3:15 …her seed… Same word as in Gen. 38:9. 02233 erz zera` zeh-rah from 02232; KJV - seed 221, child 2, carnally + 07902 2, carnally 1, fruitful 1, seedtime 1, sowing time 1; 229 1) seed, sowing, offspring 1a) a sowing 1b) seed 1c) semen virile 1d) offspring, descendants, posterity, children 1e) of moral quality 1e1) a practitioner of righteousness (fig.) 1f) sowing time (by meton)
GE 3:15, HER SEED IN GREEK spe,rmato, spermato, noun genitive neuter singular common [UBS] spe,rma, toj sperma, n seed; offspring, children, descendants, posterity; perhaps nature (1 Jn 3-9)
GE 3:15, HER SEED Gen 3:15 And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head, And you shall bruise him on the heel.” Protoevangelium Ge 3:15, her seed in Greek spe,rma, sperma
MIND Phil 3:18-20…many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. 19 Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is on earthly things. So, having a ―mind is on earthly things‖ is an attribute of ―enemies of the cross of Christ.‖
THE SERPENT YOUR ENEMY He is extremely powerful (god of this world, 2 Corinthians 4:4), evil, corrupt, and opposed to you and your ministry. Good news; 1 John 4:4 You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. James 4:7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 1 Peter 5:8-9 Be self-controlled and alert…. 9 Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.
EVE WAS DECEIVED Slide #24? Eph 5:28 In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.
Isa 43:27 Your first father sinned; your spokesmen rebelled against me. NIV