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103 Providence of restoration 2 day

  1. 1. God’s Providence of Restoration
  2. 2. What is God doing?
  3. 3. What should have happened?
  4. 4. Foundation of Faith God Word Adam Eve Archangel Creation Foundation of Faith Faith in the God’s Word Obey God’s Commandment Receiving God’s grace Vertical
  5. 5. Foundation of Substance Incarnation of the Word Perfection of a person’s character -> Holiness Horizontal God Word Word Proper order in the created world
  6. 6. Blessing in divine marriage Society Nation World Happy Family Adam God Eve
  7. 7. Principles of Creation Foundation of Faith Foundation of Substance Purpose of Creation Fulfilled God’s commandment Adam Growing period Perfection of character God dwells in the family Divine Grace + Human Will -> God’s Will
  8. 8. What did happen?
  9. 9. No foundation of faith or substance established God WORD Adam Eve Archangel Creation Lost faith in God’s Word Disobeyed Commandment Dominated by Archangel Developed Fallen Nature
  10. 10. Christ is necessary for salvation God Christ Man Satan “ I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by me.” John 14:6
  11. 11. Family Society Nation Good World Ideal Man True Love Ideal Woman Child Heaven on Earth The direction of history Family Society Nation Fallen World Fallen Man False Love Fallen Woman Child Satan Hell on Earth Restoration Salvation = Messiah True Parents God
  12. 12. How has God been restoring his children?
  13. 13. We are in the midway position Fallen People God Satan Good deeds Evil deeds “ I set before you this day, a blessing and a curse.” Deuteronomy 11:26-28 “ You are slaves to the one whom you obey – whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience; which leads to righteousness…” Romans 6:16
  14. 14. Foundation of Faith Original Responsibility Adam God’s Word 21 years Completion Stage Growth Stage Formation Stage Restoration Central Person 2. Offering 3. Time Period
  15. 15. The Principles of Restoration Foundation of Faith Foundation of Substance Foundation for the Messiah Offering Central person Time period Remove sinful nature And the Word became flesh Divine Grace + Human Will -> God’s Will
  16. 16. Restoration through indemnity An indemnity condition is what has to be done to restore something to its original position or state An indemnity condition is a reversal of the process which led to the loss of the original position or state
  17. 17. Restoration in Adam’s family Adam Satan God Cain Abel Adam Lucifer 1 John 3:12
  18. 18. Foundation for the Messiah Adam God Cain Abel Foundation of Faith (spiritual life) Foundation of Substance (removing fallen nature, righteous life) Satan Love God Love neighbour
  19. 19. Fallen nature Not seeing from God’s viewpoint Leaving one’s proper position Reversal of dominion Multiplying evil Restoring fallen nature Love Abel Receive God’s love through Abel Submit to Abel Learn God’s will from Abel and multiply goodness
  20. 20. Foundation of Faith “ Cain brought to the Lord an offering of the fruit of the ground, and Abel brought of the firstlings of his flock. And the Lord had regard for Abel and his offering, but for Cain and his offering he had no regard.” Genesis 4:3-5 Cain and Abel making their offerings
  21. 21. Foundation of substance The Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry, and why has your countenance fallen? If you do well, will you not be accepted. And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door; its desire is for you, but you must master it.” Genesis 4:6-7 Marry sister Mending fences
  22. 22. Failure in Adam’s family Adam God Cain Abel Foundation of Faith Foundation of Substance Satan Why did Cain murder him? Because his own deeds were evil and his brother’s righteous. 1 John 3:12
  23. 23. Noah’s family
  24. 24. What was God thinking? The LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the LORD was sorry that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart. So the LORD said, "I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the ground, man and beast and creeping things and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them.” Genesis 6:5-7
  25. 25. Noah’s Family = Adam’s Family Adam 1600 years 10 generations 8 members 8 members Cain Abel Shem Ham Noah Seth Japeth
  26. 26. Restoration in Noah’s family Foundation of Faith Foundation of Substance Foundation for the Messiah Offering - Ark Central person - Noah Time period - 40 days Remove sinful nature And the Word became flesh Divine Grace + Human Will -> God’s Will
  27. 27. Foundation of faith Central person - Noah Offering - the ark representing the universe Time period - 40 days flood Noah’s family to purify themselves and separate from Satan God said, “You [Noah] shall come into the ark, you, your sons, your wife, and your sons’ wives.” Genesis 6:18
  28. 28. Covenant with Noah God said to Noah, “Go forth from the ark, you and your wife, and your sons and your sons’ wives with you.” Genesis 8:15 Noah built an altar to the Lord and offered burnt offerings on the altar. And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth.” Genesis 8:20, 9:1 Mount Ararat
  29. 29. Foundation of substance Noah Ham Shem Abel One in heart Indemnity condition to remove fallen nature Cain
  30. 30. The incident in the tent Noah plants a vineyard He makes wine, becomes drunk and lies naked in his tent Ham sees Noah naked He tells Shem and Japeth to cover Noah Noah wakes up and curses Ham’s son Canaan
  31. 31. Test of Ham’s unity with Noah Noah Ham Shem Abel Felt ashamed Stirred up & multiplied sin Felt ashamed Covered with garment Rebuked Japeth
  32. 32. Abraham’s family
  33. 33. Abraham’s world Abraham came from Ur Ur was ruled by Nimrod a dictator with a personality cult Name means ‘let us revolt’ He built the Tower of Babel to challenge God Abraham’s father was called Terah. He was an idol maker Tower of Babel
  34. 34. Abraham and the idols Abraham discovers God Abraham and the idols
  35. 35. Abraham in God’s providence “ Now the LORD said to Abram, "Go from your country and your kindred and your father ’ s house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonours you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed." Genesis12:1-3
  36. 36. Abraham’s journey
  37. 37. Abraham, Sarah and Pharaoh Now there was a famine in the land. So Abram went down to Egypt to sojourn there. Genesis 12:10
  38. 38. The Fall Satan Eve Adam Humanity Creation
  39. 39. Restoration of Eve Pharaoh Sarah Abraham Lot Wealth Genesis 12:10-20
  40. 40. Abraham’s faith in God "Look toward heaven, and number the stars, if you are able to number them." Then he said to him, "So shall your offspring be." And he believed the LORD, and he counted it to him as righteousness. "I am the LORD who brought you out from Ur of the Chaldeans to give you this land to possess." But he said, "O Lord GOD, how am I to know that I shall possess it?” Genesis 15:5-8
  41. 41. Foundation of Faith Dove & pigeon Ram & goat Heifer God Abraham Central person Offering But he did not cut the birds in two. And when birds of prey came down, upon the carcasses, Abram drove them away. Genesis 15:10 “ Your descendants will be… enslaved and mistreated four hundred years.” Genesis 15:13
  42. 42. Abraham and Hagar Sarah was 76 Sarah offered her maid to Abraham Abraham slept with Hagar Ishmael was born Sarah offers Hagar to Abraham
  43. 43. Foundation of Substance Abraham Ishmael Isaac (Abel) (Cain) Jews Arabs
  44. 44. Hagar and Ishmael sent away
  45. 45. Second chance
  46. 46. God’s covenant with Abraham “ I am God almighty; walk before me and be blameless. And I will make my covenant with you.” Genesis 17 Descendants number stars of heaven Father of many nations Everlasting covenant Land of Canaan Sign of the covenant - circumcision Promises to Sarah Have a son Mother of nations
  47. 47. Restoration of Eve Abimelech Sarah Abraham Slaves Wealth Genesis 20:1-16
  48. 48. Foundation of Faith God Abraham Central person Offering Isaac Genesis 22:1-19 Absolute Obedience
  49. 49. Foundation of Substance God Abraham Isaac Esau Jacob (Abel) (Cain) “ Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples, born of you, shall be divided; the one shall be stronger than the other, the elder shall serve the younger.” Genesis 25:23
  50. 50. Restoration of Eve Abimelech Rebekah Isaac Wealth Genesis 26:1-16
  51. 51. Jacob restored Abel’s position Bought the birthright from Esau with bread and lentils Received the blessing from Isaac Isaac blessing Jacob
  52. 52. Foundation of Substance Isaac Esau Jacob (Abel) (Cain) Now Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing with which his father had blessed him, and Esau said to himself, “The days of mourning for my father are approaching; then I will kill my brother Jacob.” Genesis 27:41
  53. 53. Jacob’s ladder
  54. 54. Restores Three Blessings Man of character Establishes family with 12 sons and one daughter Acquires wealth 21 years in Haran with Uncle Laban Jacob leaving Laban
  55. 55. Foundation of Substance Jacob sent messengers before him to his brother Esau . . . [saying] “I [Jacob] have sent to tell my lord, in order that I may find favour in your sight.” Genesis 32: 3 And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, “We came to your brother Esau, and he is coming to meet you, and four hundred men with him.” Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed. Genesis 32: 6-7  Jacob divided possessions in two and sent gifts to Esau.
  56. 56. Victory over the Angel “ Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with men, and have prevailed.” Genesis 32:28 The Ford of Jabbok
  57. 57. Jacob wins Esau’s heart “ I pray you, if I have found favour in your sight, then accept my present from my hand; for truly to see your face is like seeing the face of God, with such favour you have received me. Accept, I pray you, my gift that is brought to you, because God has dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough.” Genesis 33:10-11
  58. 58. Jacob and Esau embrace But Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck and kissed him, and they wept. Genesis 33:4 Jacob and Esau reconciled
  59. 59. Foundation for the Messiah Abraham Isaac Jacob Twelve Sons Twelve Tribes Jewish nation Jesus
  60. 60. Preparing for the Blessing Foundation of Faith Foundation of Substance Foundation for the Messiah Offering Central person Time period Remove sinful nature The Blessing Divine Grace + Human Will -> God’s Will
  61. 61. Providence of Restoration Original state Fallen people God Grace Principle of restoration
  62. 62. Noah’s family represented Adam’s family Adam Seth Abel Cain Noah Japeth Ham Shem Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his generation; Noah walked with God. Genesis 6:9