Sermon note (3rd svc)By Pastor Prince
God loves us even as He loves Jesus.
The house of God is not a building. Wherever we are, the body of Christ is.
Where 2 or 3 gather, there He is, in the midst of us.
The Lord was always there with the Father.
God’s dream for men-
God said to Himself it is not good for man to be alone.
Abraham – the father, we are the seeds of Abraham
God spent more than 10 chapters talking about redemption. When He talked about creation it was 1 chapter.
It takes 4 gospel writers to talk about the life of Jesus.
God does not put redemption as a afterthought.
Redemption in the history of the world happened after creation but it is not afterthought. Creation is the servant of redemption.
You are blessed when you study redemption.
Heaven is focused on redemption.
God’s interest is not in creation. Creation has fallen. Eden was before the fall. When men fell, his body is not the same. God did not design for man to die and grow old before the fall.
The Lord is young! We have a young Father!
The rapture is the blessed hope.
Hope – the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ!
God never meant for men to die. God gave men free choice. Free choice cannot be free choice if there is nothing to choose from.
When God gives, God gives, He never takes it back.
The bodies of men are fallen bodies. If God said eat meat u better eat meat.
It is important when God consult Himself, He said it is not good for man to be alone.
Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it. And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat;
And the Lord God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.” Out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature, that was its name.
Man’s crown of glory is someone in the dust now. Animals are no longer afraid of men.
God’s idea is marriage.
So Adam gave names to all cattle, to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper comparable to him.
And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man.
Rib means near to the heart. God put Adam to sleep.
The best way is to enter into rest.
God build woman dedicatedly
Women came from man’s side
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.”
Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
God breathed into woman a special grace. God breathed. Woman has the grace to influence.
Influence is more important than headship.
“For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church. Nevertheless let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.
Mystery does not mean something hidden. Something hidden in old testament. Once hidden now revealed to those God is calling.
Long before the fall, God has in mind redemption.
We are time-bound people.
God’s first intention in creating is to save!
Redemption is His first thought.
The things that are impossible with men are possible with God!
Every movement of Jesus is for a divine purpose.
Jesus is showing men, in creation there is no hope.
Jesus sent the blind man to wash his eyes at the pool of the “Sent One”
When you see Jesus as the One Sent, He was sent, He was not created. Jesus came in the flesh. He took on flesh. That imply deity
Just share your testimony. The one with argument never win the one with testimony
Find the way of redemption for ur health.
God’s original dream is for woman to be a joy to man.
Adam and Eve had golden glory around them. When they fell, the glory gone.
Jesus comes for us first. Rapture is not second coming. When rapture happen, we don’t see Him coming. We are with Him up there looking down.
Bright and morning Star is the first star that appears. When it is sill dark, the bright and morning Star appeared
So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings.
If u know something is wrong, u speak out. Speak in a way authoritative but not scream or shout.
Once u give God up, man starts to look for other sources. Man is created to have Master.
You are not master of your fate. Submit to God! He can bring omnipotent to your fate.
First question – God asked man where are you?
Fig tree –
The system of self-righteousness
Without the shedding of blood there is not forgiveness.
Fear came in because Adam sin against God.
Whatever it takes, don’t allow yourself to fear.
If you are afraid of someone, it is a matter of time u will hate the person.
Perfect love cast out fear.
And He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you that you should not eat?”
Then the man said, “The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate.”
Conscious makes you blame other people.
Adam blamed 3 people.
Husbands, come to a place where is nobody’s fault even you think you are right. In a relationship just say sorry. The one who say sorry first, right or wrong, is the winner.
Strong is the person who can say i am sorry.
There is always something we can learn.
There is a place where you acknowledge, blame yourself (not in condemning way), because it is forgiven.
Haters will always hate. Those who love u will love u.
And the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?”
The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”
So the Lord God said to the serpent:
“Because you have done this,
You are cursed more than all cattle,
And more than every beast of the field;
On your belly you shall go,
And you shall eat dust
All the days of your life.
And in the process of time it came to pass that Cain brought an offering of the fruit of the ground to the Lord.
We are blessed and satan is cursed.
If you believe in horoscopes and other of his things, u r touching his things.
Jesus at the cross, Jesus crushed satan’s head. Satan crushed Jesus’ heel.
Genetic manipulation. God sent a flood (Noah Ark)
The true seed of David will be revealed.
Then to Adam He said, “Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it’:
“Cursed is the ground for your sake;
In toil you shall eat of it
All the days of your life.
Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you,
And you shall eat the herb of the field.
In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread
Till you return to the ground,
For out of it you were taken;
For dust you are,
And to dust you shall return.”
Abel brought blood.
God was the first one who brought blood offering.
Jesus the Lamb of God took our sins.
God came to Cain. “If you do well”
1 John 3:10-12
The Imperative of Love
In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest: Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is he who does not love his brother. For this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another, not as Cain who was of the wicked one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his works were evil and his brother’s righteous.
Whenever you bring your lamb, you bring Jesus and God said our works are righteous
Trusting in the sacrifice.
Sin and sin offering is the same word.
Genesis 4:7 (YLT)
Is there not, if thou dost well, acceptance? and if thou dost not well, at the opening a sin-offering is crouching, and unto thee its desire, and thou rulest over it.’
And being in agony, He prayed more earnestly. Then His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground.
His blood has redeeming power!!
His blood redeemed us! Wherever we go is a blessed ground!
You are redeemed!
Live life love
Live life protected
A blessed life is live life for Jesus!