Learn the " Rhema ", life given word of God, not just the written word of God
INTRODUCTION: PSALM 91 will test your faith. It will test your relationships with God and how much you believe in Him. Psalm 91 has many promises of God. Like all promises from God they require faith in God in order to receive them. Verse 1 & 2 tells us the requirements to receive the promises.
Psa 91:1 KJV He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
We must “dwell”. In the secret place. Dwell not visit, check in, pass by. Dwell takes a pcommitment. Our dwelling is our home. It’s the place where we rest, eat, relax, and build relationships. Where is this ” secret place “, that we are to dwell in? ” in Christ Jesus ” is the secret place. The new testament states many times the phrases : ” in Him “, through Him, ” in Christ Jesus “. DWELL: make your home not just visit.
When we dwell” in Christ Jesus ” , we learn who we are ” in Him “.
John 15:4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
John 14:23Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
Heb 11:6 KJV But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
These verses explain what it means to ” abide ” in Christ Jesus. Unfortunately we just come for an occasional visit and then go about our usual business. It also talks about agreeing with Jesus. This takes meditating on the word and the help of the Holy Spirit to rightly divide the world . Remember we are in the New Covenant, the covenant of grace and not law. It is grace that helps us keep the law.
Psa 91:2 KJV I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
Here we see that the Psalmist is speaking to himself: ” I will say “. We can’t just keep it in our hearts. For it to become fulfilled, it has to be spoken. The bible is full of examples of this. Here are some examples. Mat 9:21 KJV For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.
Psa 23:1 KJV A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. Throughout Psalm23 the Psalmist is saying, declaring who the Lord is to him . He goes on declaring what his Good Shepherd does for him. Again in Psa 103:1 KJV A Psalm of David. Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. David is not just believing but praising and declaring all the Lord has done: forgives, heals, redeems, crowns, satisfies, renewed etc. He goes on and on. This is where we the church is coming up short. We believe but for the most part not declaring and when we do speak , we’re speaking “what is “, instead of what the Lord has done.
We believe, we declare, and then the Holy Spirit quickens: makes it become. We can’t be double minded. Faith is saying and believing the promises of God, no matter what our flesh says. These are promises of God. We must know, believe and declare them. We must be like Abraham: Rom 4:20-22 KJV 20 He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; 21 And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform. 22 And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.
Psa 91:3 KJV Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. ( promise ). surely: ( kjv ) no doubt, no unbelief. We see ” surely ” expresses faith not doubt or unbelief. One of the main reasons Jesus came is to be our deliverer, our Savior. By His sacrifice on the cross, He became King of kings and Lord of lord’s. When we believe in Him, we allow Him to deliver us, save us. The bible tells us: 1Co 1:30 KJV But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: we are given wisdom to not fall into the snares of the devil.
Psa 91:4 KJV He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. ( another promise when we dwell in the secret place )
Eph 6:14. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
Eph 6:16. Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
Joh 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
The more we know the truth; all that Jesus has done for us; the more we can be strong in the Lord. We will be covered with the armour of God and equipped to defeat the enemy.
Psa 91:5 KJV Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; ( another promise when we dwell in the secret place )
2Ti 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
When we focus on Jesus and His promises to us; our faith will increase and our fears will go away. It’s fighting the good fight of faith. It’s not easy to be fearless in the middle of a storm. Keep looking at Jesus and speak to the storm and it will subside.
Psa 91:6-8 KJV 6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. 7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. 8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked. ( another promise when we dwell in the secret place )
A thousand fall, ten thousand fall. Why not you? Because we are in the secret place- IN CHRIST JESUS. Always see and declare that you are ” in Christ Jesus “. When you asked Jesus into your heart to save you: you became ” born again “. So now Jesus live in you: Gal 2:20 KJV I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. This is what “Christian faith ” is all about.
Psa 91:9-13 KJV 9 Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; 10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. 11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. 12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone. 13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet. ( another promise when we dwell in the secret place )
Gal 3:13 KJV Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree.
Psa 103:20. Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.
Heb 1:14Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?
We are no longer under the curse of the law. We been redeemed. Psa 107:2 KJV Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy; Again it’s believing and declaring and then the power of God will fulfill the word spoken. Here we also are told that the angels are minister spirits that harken to the word of God. They are to help us defeat the enemy and bring forth the Kingdom of God.
Psa 91:14 KJV Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. ( another promise, when we dwell in the secret place ) name- Father, Daddy. Jesus: Jehovah is salvation
Rom 8:15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
Joh 17:26And I have declared unto them thy name,( FATHER) and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.
Psa 9:10 KJV And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.
When we know who God is; He becomes more real in our lives. He’s just not God anymore but our Father, our Daddy. When He is our Daddy, we receive His love and are able to grow in love of Him. There is a lot about the ” fear” of God; but the love of God casted all fear. 1Jn 4:18 KJV There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
Psa 91:15 KJV He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him. ( another promise if we dwell in the secret place ). Call: to cry out, proclaim
Rom 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
THIS IS HOW JESUS LIVED AS THE SON OF MAN. HE KNEW GOD WAS HIS FATHER AND THAT HE COULD CALL UPON HIS FATHER TO ANSWER HIM, DELIVER HIM, HONOR HIM. When we have a relationship with Jesus, we can be confident that our God will deliver us. !
Psa 91:16 KJV With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation. ( another promise if we dwell in the secret place )
HERE WE SEE AGAIN THAT GOD WANTS TO BLESS US WITH LONG LIFE. IT’S NOT GOD’ S WILL THAT WE DIE YOUNG. YOU CAN NOT FIND IT IN THE BIBLE. Jesus says: Joh 10:10 KJV The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. It’s the devil that is taking your fullness of life. Resist him by putting on the whole armour of God and he will flee. Believe and declare the will of God in your life.
Gen 1:1KJV In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
V1. Who created the heavens and the earth? God the FATHER, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. All three but one. Only one God because they are completely united. There is only one body of Christ but many members. Every ” born again ” Christian is a part of the body of Christ. Our born again spirit is one with Christ. That why 1Jn 4:17 KJV Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.
Gen 1:2 KJV And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
V2. What does darkness represent? Evil, sickness, fear, hate, murder, lack, etc.
What darkness is in the world today?
What darkness are you experiencing?
WHAT WAS THE HOLY SPIRIT DOING HOOVERING OVER THE FACE OF THE EARTH? WE SEE GOD THE FATHER ‘S ROLE AS WANTING LIGHT. GOD THE SON IS THE WORD SPOKEN. GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT IS THE POWER BEHIND THE WORD THAT PRODUCES THE LIGHT.
THE HOLY SPIRIT WAS THE POWER IN JESUS LIFE AS THE SON OF MAN. JESUS SPOKE WHAT WAS THE WILL OF THE FATHER AND THE HOLY SPIRIT WAS THE POWER TO BRING IT TO PASS.
Rom 8:11 NHEB But if the Spirit of him who raised up Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised up Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life ( quicken ) to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.
Rom 8:13 NHEB For if you live after the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.
Joh 6:63 NHEB It is the spirit who gives life. The flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and are life.
Gen 1:3 KJV And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
V3: WHAT WAS THE HOLY SPIRIT DOING HOOVERING OVER THE FACE OF THE EARTH? WE SEE GOD THE FATHER ‘S ROLE AS WANTING and believing in LIGHT. GOD THE SON IS THE WORD SPOKEN. Heb 1:2 KJV Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;
GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT IS THE POWER BEHIND THE WORD THAT PRODUCES THE LIGHT. THE HOLY SPIRIT QUICKENS – GIVES LIFE ; MAKES THE UNSEEN BECOME SEEN.
This is the way God operates: The Father knows and believes what is need to expell darkness. The SON declares ” light be ” and the Holy Spirit quickens – makes alive the word spoken.
THE HOLY SPIRIT WAS THE POWER IN JESUS LIFE AS THE SON OF MAN. JESUS BELIEVED AND DECLARED WHAT WAS THE WILL OF THE FATHER AND THE HOLY SPIRIT WAS THE POWER TO BRING IT TO PASS.
What was God’s solution to the darkness? LIght. How did God do it? God Knows, God believe, God declares, God quicken – makes alive. The Father believes, the Son declares, and the Holy Spirit quickens.
LIGHT DISPELS DARKNESS. JESUS IS THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD. WHEN WE ABIDE IN JESUS, WE ARE ABIDING IN THE LIGHT. The more we abide in Jesus, the more our light will shine.
God’s solution to the darkness in the world, is sending Jesus, the light of the world, into the world.
Jesus solution to the darkness in the world is declaring that we are the light of the world. We shine when we declare Jesus ; and all that He is and has done for us and who we are in Christ.
WHERE IS THE MOST SPIRITUAL LIGHT IN THE WORLD? ISN’T IN THOSE COUNTRIES THAT HAVE JESUS IN THEIR HEARTS. NO ONE IS PERFECT, NO COUNTRY IS PERFECT. BUT WHERE JESUS IS LIFTED UP, THERE IS MORE LIGHT.
Joh 8:12 KJV Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
Heb 11:3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
Rom 8:11 NET Moreover if the Spirit of the one who raised Jesus from the dead lives in you, the one who raised Christ from the dead will also make ( quicken )your mortal bodies alive through his Spirit who lives in you. The Holy Spirit is inside us waiting for us to believe and declare the word, so the He ( HOLY Spirit ) can quicken, make it come to pass.
Joh 6:63 KJV It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
Psa 33:6 KJV By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.
What would have happened if the word wasn’t spoken? Nothing, darkness would have remained. That’s why we must believe, declare and let the Holy Spirit quicken to bring it to pass. 2Co 4:13 KJV We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;
Gen 1:4 KJV And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
V4. What does God call light? Good! Jesus the light of the world. We are called to be the light of the world.
Joh 3:19 KJV And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
V5. What does God want us to do about darkness? He wants us to expel darkness. Anywhere satan has influence; God wants us to expel it and bring the Kingdom of God in its place. The blind ( darkness ) to see ( light ); captive ( darkness ) set free ( light ); leper ( darkness – unclean ) to clean ( light – clean – made righteous )
What does God want us to do about darkness? Act 26:18 KJV To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.
Gen 1:11-12 KJV 11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. 12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
V11-12. Here, God declares that everything should produce after its own kind. This directly opposes Evolutionary theory.
” their” kind : masculine- seed producing
V13. Not our typical evening and morning. The sun and moon weren’t made until the 4th day.
V14-19. What were the 2 great lights?
Now there is evening and morning. God also made other lights: stars.
V20. God had to create the sun and moon first, in order for all living creatures to survive.
V22-23 When God ” Blesses ” , He wants us to be fruitful and multiply.
V24-25. ” after their kind “
Gen 1:26-27 KJV 26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
V26-27. Joh 4:24 NHEB God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” First: man is made in the image of God; a spirit man.
2Pe 1:3-4 KJV 3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: 4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
Psa 115:16 KJV The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD’S: but the earth hath he given to the children of men.
Psa 8:4-6 what is man, that you think of him? What is the son of man, that you care for him? 5 For you have made him a little lower than the angels, and crowned him with glory and honor. 6 You make him ruler over the works of your hands. You have put all things under his feet:
Col 3:10. and have put on the new man, who is being renewed in knowledge after the image of his Creator,
Joh 5:27 He also gave him authority to execute judgment, because he is a son of man.
OUR IMAGE: US, MORE THAN ONE,FATHER, SON AND HOLY SPIRIT; BUT IN SUCH A UNITY THAT THEY ACT AS ONE.
LET US Male and female. : God has both male and female attributes. As male he supplies the seed for everything. His word is the seed to bring things to pass. 1Pe 1:23 NHEB having been born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, through the living and abiding Word of God. The female attribute of GOD makes things happen or appear. Rom 8:11 NHEB But if the Spirit of him who raised up Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised up Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you. We see here that the Holy Spirit gives “life ” to the spiritual seed as a female gives life to human seed.
Gen 1:28-29 KJV 28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. 29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
V28. What is God’s will for man?
Gen 1:31 KJV And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
V31. GOD MADE EVERYTHING GOOD. HIS PLAN IS GOOD. THE DEVIL TRIES TO DESTROY EVERYTHING THAT GOD HAS MADE. Joh 10:10 KJV The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
Gen 2:1-2 KJV 1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. 2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
What does it mean that God had finished from all His work and rested? God had a plan, a very good plan. He created a world just like He wanted it. Is the World like He wanted it to be, like He created it to be, like that today? No! What happened? What is God’s plan to restore His creation? To bring it back, like He wanted it.
Joh 19:30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, “It is finished.” He bowed his head, and gave up his spirit.
Jesus did all that He came to do. It’s now up to us to Know, believe, & declare and the Holy Spirit will quicken ( make it come to pass ) all that our Redeemer did for us. What are you believing, declaring and therefore receiving that our Redeemer did for you on the cross? Are you using the ” sword of the Spirit “? 2Co 10:3-5 WEB 3 For though we walk in the flesh, we don’t wage war according to the flesh; 4 for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but mighty before God to the throwing down of strongholds, 5 throwing down imaginations and every high thing that is exalted against the knowledge of God and bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,
Gen 2:3 KJV And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
V3:noes. Hebrews chapter 4. This chapter talks about entering God’s rest. We enter God’s rest by faith; believing all that Jesus has done for us by His sacrifice on the cross. We know and believe that Jesus died on the cross but we fail to know, believe and declare the results of His sacrifice. Rom 5:17 KJV For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.) We are righteous by faith in Jesus Christ ! Gospel : Good News
Gen 2:4 NET This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created – when the LORD God made the earth and heavens.
V4: Genesis 2:4 This is a more in depth account of God’s creation.
Gen 2:5-6 NET 5 Now no shrub of the field had yet grown on the earth, and no plant of the field had yet sprouted, for the LORD God had not caused it to rain on the earth, and there was no man to cultivate the ground. 6 Springs would well up from the earth and water the whole surface of the ground.
V5-6 : no rain. No man: God had to supply a environment suitable for man to live.
Gen 2:7 NET The LORD God formed the man from the soil of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.
V7 notes: God form man: the physical man. God breathed into physical man and man became a living soul ( being ).? Wasn’t man already made into the image and likeness of God in Genesis 1. God is Spirit and so man was already a Spirit. Here God is making man into a triune being: body, soul and spirit. God created man: the spirit of man into God’s image and likeness.
Joh 20:22 KJV And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost: Because of Adam and Eve sin, there Spirit died. Jesus came so that we could become ” born again “. Now we are made back into the image of God.
Gen 2:8-9 NET 8 The LORD God planted an orchard in the east, in Eden; and there he placed the man he had formed. 9 The LORD God made all kinds of trees grow from the soil, every tree that was pleasing to look at and good for food. (Now the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil were in the middle of the orchard.)
V9: Notes: What does the tree of life represent? JESUS
THE DEVIL WILL ONLY ENTICE US TO EAT FROM THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD & EVIL.
WE NEED TO EAT FROM THE TREE OF LIFE – JESUS – THE WORD OF GOD.
1Jn 4:9 KJV In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL, REPRESENTS THE LAW. THE LAW IS GOOD BUT WE CAN’T KEEP IT. IT DOESN’T GIVE US LIFE, ONLY CONDEMNATION. Rom 8:3 WEB For what the law couldn’t do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God did, sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh;
JESUS IS THE TREE OF LIFE.
Joh 15:5 KJV I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. NOTE : Phi 1:11 KJV Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.
NOTE : our righteousness is received by faith when we eat from the tree of life. This is how we receive grace.
TREES BARE FRUIT AFTER IT’S OWN KIND; APPLE TREES BARE APPLES AND ORANGE TREES BARE ORANGES. THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIl ; BARES THE FRUIT OF GOOD AND EVIL. THE TREE OF LIFE ; BARES LIFE. JESUS IS THE TREE OF LIFE. THE FRUIT THAT A TREE BARES ONLY BENEFITS US FOR A LIMITED TIME. WE NEED TO EAT AGAIN TO RENOURISH OUR BODIES. IT’S THE SAME WITH THE TREE OF LIFE. WE NEED TO CONTINUALLY PARTAKE OF THE TREE OF LIFE. JESUS IS THE TREE OF LIFE. THE MORE WE FELLOWSHIP WITH HIM, THE STRONGER OUR SPIRIT MAN WILL BECOME.
Rom 6:14 KJV For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
Rom 8:1 KJV There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
V2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus made you free from the law of sin and of death.
2Co 3:6 KJV Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life. THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL IS LIKE THE LAW: THE LAW IS GOOD BUT THE LETTER OF THE LAW KILLS. IT’S THE LOGOS OF THE WORD. WE NEED TO FEED ON THE TREE OF LIFE WHICH IS THE RHEAMA WORD OF GOD.
Gen 2:15 KJV And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
V15: Notes : God has us here on earth to take care of the Kingdom of God; to protect it from the enemy and help it grow.
Here in America and throughout the world, we see more growth in Muslim and other religions then Christianity.
Gen 2:16-17 KJV 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.
V16-17. Notes. What kind of death did they experience? Was it 24 hour day? That day they died a spiritual death. That’s why we need to be ” born again “.
Gen 2:19 KJV And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.
V19 : Note : Like man God formed all animals from the dust of the ground. It doesn’t say that God breathes life into them but it is implied. They becamed ” living ” (alive) ” creatures ” having a soul, living beings, nephesh inner being of man.
Gen 2:22 KJV And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
V22 Note : 1Ti 2:13 For Adam was formed first and then Eve. 1Co 11:8 For man is not from woman, but woman from man;
Why did God chose a rib ? Maybe because it left his heart more vulnerable?
Gen 2:24 KJV Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
Gen 2:25 KJV And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
GEN 3:1-31 Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? 2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: V3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
NOTE : V1-3. What was wrong with what Eve and the serpent said? Why is it important to know exactly (and believe) what God says? UNLESS WE KNOW WHAT GOD REALLY SAID WE CAN BE DECEIVED. IT’S IMPORTANT TO KNOW AND MEDITATE ON GOD’S WORD.
Actually the tree of life was in the mist of the garden, which they were allowed to eat. The devil will only tempt you not to believe what God says.
Why didn’t they eat from the tree of life? Why do Christians focus more on the “ tree of the knowledge of good and evil “ then on “ the tree of life “.
Gen 3:4 KJV And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
NOTE : V4. Another lie from the serpent. Did they die? Yes, a spiritual death. Their Spirit died and that is why we need to be ” born again “.
THE DEVIL IS A LIAR. HE ALWAYS MISLEADS US NOT TO BELIEVE GOD’S WORD. HE WANTS US TO BELIEVE WHAT HE SAYS. That is IDOLATRY ! What does idolatry mean to you ?
Gen 3:5 KJV For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
NOTE : V5. THE DEVIL WILL TELL US WHAT SEEMS GOOD & LOGICAL BUT IT WILL BE A LIE HE WILL TELL A PART TRUTH BUT NOT THE WHOLE TRUTH. HERE HE LEAVES THE BAD PART OUT. SOMETIMES, HE LEAVES THE GOOD PART OUT. We need to focus on not only John 3:16 but Joh 3:17 KJV For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. ACTUALLY THEY WERE ALREADY LIKE GOD. GEN.1. WHY DIDN’T THEY BELIEVED THAT THEY WERE IN THE IMAGE AND LIKENESS OF GOD? WHEN A BABY IS BORN, IT IS IN THE IMAGE AND LIKENESS OF THEIR PARENTS. THE BABY DOESN’T REALIZE THAT BECAUSE THEY ARE SO IMMATURE. IT TAKES TIME FOR THEM TO MATURE AND SEE THAT THEY ARE LIKE THEIR PARENTS.
Gen 3:6 KJV And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. NOTE : V6. WE ALL PROBABLY ASKED OURSELVES, WHAT THE BIG DEAL ABOUT EATING SOME FRUIT OFF OF A TREE?
THIS IS THE FIRST SIN, WHICH ENCOMPASSES MANY SINS: lust, DISOBEDIENCE, ENVY,PRIDE, greed, stole from God but the main sin was the sin of idolatry. God will tolerate all kinds of sins to a certain degree but HE will not tolerate idolatry . King David committed some great sins but he always believed trusted in God. Idolatry is when we put others words above God’s word. They believed the devil’s lie, instead of God’s truth. IDOLATRY :TIEING GOD’S HANDS : Psa 78:61 WEB and delivered His ( God ) strength into captivity, His ( God ) glory into the adversary’s hand. This is very hard to understand. My take on this is when we our in idolatry; God’s hands are tied. HE leaves us to ourselves since we have left Him as being our God and went after false gods. Most of the problems in the world today is a result of this. We ask ” where is God “? The fact is we left him. When we repent, He forgives and manifests His presence to us.
Gen 3:7 KJV And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. NOTE : V7. They were seeing with their Spiritual eyes; seeing in the Spirit. But now they are seeing with their physical eyes; seeing in the flesh.
NOW THEY ARE NAKED & ASHAMED. THEY TRY TO COVER UP THEIR NAKEDNESS.
Gen. 3:7 Naked: h5903. Eyrom erom. Not having God’s spirit in them.
Gen 2:25. Naked. H6174. Arom arom. Not having anything on their physical bodies.
Rom 5:19 For as through the one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, even so through the obedience of the one, many will be made righteous.
ADAM & EVE WERE CLOTHED WITH A ROBE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, “A SPIRITUAL ROBE”. THERE SPIRIT MAN DIED. THROUGH THE SACRIFICE OF JESUS AND OUR BELIEVE IN HIM; OUR SPIRIT MAN IS BORN AGAIN & WE ARE CLOTHED WITH THE ROBE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS.
Mat 22:11-14 NHEB 11 But when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man who did not have on wedding clothing, 12 and he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you come in here not wearing wedding clothing?’ He was speechless. 13 Then the king said to the servants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, and throw him into the outer darkness; there is where the weeping and grinding of teeth will be.’ 14 For many are called, but few chosen.” NOTE : Rev 19:8 KJV And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. At the great wedding feast, we must have on the free by faith wedding garment : the robe of righteousness received by faith in Jesus Christ.
Gen 3:8 KJV And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.
NOTE : V8. NOW BECAUSE OF WHAT JESUS HAS DONE ; WE CAN……….Heb 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. THIS IS TRULY GOOD NEW ! MERCY, MERCY, MERCY ! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
Gen 3:9-10 KJV 9 And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? 10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself. NOTE : V9 – 10. When we sin, we hide from GOD. This is one reason we fall into idolatry. We seek other things believing GOD is mad at us. His holiness makes us ashamed and fearful. This is why JESUS had to come and die on the cross for us. Now we can come boldly into the throne of grace. In Christ Jesus, we are cloth in His righteousness.
Isa 61:10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation, he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. Note : Jesus does it all , not us.
Gen 3:11-12 NHEB 11 And He ( God ) said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?” 12 The man said, “The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate.” NOTE : V11- 12. THE BLAME GAME : WE ALL COME UP WITH SOME EXCUSE. TODAY , IT’S : “I WAS BORN THIS WAY “. THAT MAY BE TRUE BUT THAT IS WHY WE NEED JESUS, OUR SAVIOR ; SO THAT WE CAN BE BORN AGAIN.
GOD DOESN’T WANT TO HEAR THE BLAME GAME. HE WANTS US TO CRY OUT TO HIM TO SAVE US. WHEN WE RECEIVE JESUS INTO OUR HEARTS, HE SAVES US. OUR PART IS TO CONTINUALLY ABIDE IN JESUS AND PARTAKE FROM THE TREE OF LIFE.
Gen 3:13 NHEB The LORD God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.” NOTE : V 13 Anytime we fail to put God’s word first, we are opening ourselves to be deceived. Eve failed to know and believe what GOD had said.
Gen 3:14-15 KJV 14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: 15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. NOTE : V14 – 15 A WOMAN DOES NOT HAVE “SEED”. THIS VERSE IS A Prophecy OF HOW MARY THE MOTHER OF GOD, “JESUS THE WORD THAT BECAME FLESH ” WOULD HAVE A VIRGIN BIRTH.
Rom 16:20 NHEB And the God of peace will quickly crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
Gen 3:16 NHEB And to the woman he said, “I will greatly multiply your pain in childbirth. In pain you will bring forth children. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you. Gal 3:27-28 KJV 27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. NOTE : For years , man ruled over women. Now under grace , male and female are one.
Gen 3:17 NHEB To Adam he said, “Because you have listened to your wife’s voice, and have eaten of the tree, of which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it,’ cursed is the ground for your sake. In toil you will eat of it all the days of your life.
NOTE : V17. WHEN WE BELIEVE SOMEONE ELSE ‘S WORD OVER GOD’S WORD, RESULTS IN A CURSE This is idolatry. I believe that it’s the number 1 sin. God can tolerate many sins but not idolatry. The book of Judges is a good example. Whenever the Israelites worshiped false gods; they were left on their own, and therefore open to all the curses of the devil. When they repented, God would once again bless and protect them. This is why mainly Why bad things happen. We as a nation and individually put other things ahead of God. There is less percentage of Christian today then there was 50 years ago. The number of Muslims and other false religions have been steadily increasing. We face many problems that mankind is trying to solve but can’t. God can easily solve these problems and wants to , but won’t because of idolatry. But – 2 chronicles 7:14
Gen 3:18 NHEB Thorns also and thistles will it bring forth to you; and you will eat the plants of the field. NOTE : Jesus had a crown of thorns put on His head. Why ? Remember, Jesus is our redeemer ! The grown was cursed and Jesus came to save and redeem us totally: body , soul , and spirit. His sacrifice on the cross was enough to save us and bring us to heaven. The crowing with thorns was for us to be free from fear , depression , anxiety , and whatever affects our minds.
Gen 3:20 NHEB The man called his wife Eve, because she was the mother of all living. NOTE : V20. We are all descendent of Adam & Eve.
Gen 3:21 NHEB The LORD God made clothing out of skins for Adam and for his wife, and clothed them. NOTE : This was the first sacrifice. What animal was slain? Ram : a male sheep.
NOTE: V21. NOW THE LORD GOD PROVIDES COVERING FOR THEIR NAKEDNESS. THE COVERING THAT THEY PROVIDED FOR THEMSELVES WERE INADEQUATE. WITHOUT THE SHEDDING OF BLOOD THERE’S NO FORGIVENESS OF SIN. Mankind is doing the same thing today. Until they receive Jesus as their savior, their sins can not be forgiven.
Gen 3:22 NHEB Then the LORD God said, “Look, the man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil. So now, let us send him out, lest he reach out his hand and take also of the tree of life and eat, and live forever.”
NOTE : V22. EATING FROM THE TREE OF LIFE, GIVES ONE ETERNAL LIFE. SOUNDS LIKE JESUS
Gen 3:23-24 NHEB 23 Therefore the LORD God sent him out of the garden of Eden, to till the ground from which he was taken. 24 So he drove out the man; and he stationed the cherubim at the east of the garden of Eden, and a flaming sword which turned every direction, to guard the way to the tree of life.
NOTE : V23 – 24. Now that they have sin, they are no longer righteous like God. They lost their intimacy with God. They are no longer in the image and likeness of God. On the other hand, when we receive Jesus into our hearts, we become ” born again “. Our spirit man is born again and we are restored into the image and likeness of God. God sees us as Jesus. We are in Him and He is in us. Now we can come bodly to the thrown of grace.