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June 22, 2021 2:00 am
After Satan's crash and burn, he took his evil scheme to the earth and began to ensnare the first people God made. In the message "Falling Hard; Recovering Strong," Skip shares some vital lessons about dealing with life in a fallen world.
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Strategies to get you to think of what God said is the truth that he, Satan will tell you the whole truth.
God can't be trusted. His word can't be trusted, and if his word can't be trusted, then you might as well replace the Bible. Whatever you feel is right for you. At that time make it up as you go along.
So will take and will change the term in our cultures become very good at taking old sins and giving them new name. God's word equips and empowers you to live well in a fallen world, that's what you'll discover today on connect with Skip Heitzig escape explains what happened when Satan took his screen from heaven to earth. You can defend yourself against them at the end of today's program Skip his wife when share while living in obedience to the Lord is key to a joyful satisfying life. The key is always right and confess before God. The faults that we all have ones are made aware we bring up before you brought the key point bring it to somebody else to confess your sins one to another, your faults one to another and there's really healing and that you Skip the millennia. If you want to hear more.
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I think okay Genesis chapter Skip Heitzig starts today's you and I grew up with nursery rhymes, nursery rhymes, see medicine enough, but if you ever stop to look at the words when you do, you discover that some of the more macabre downright disturbing Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water Jack fell down and broke his crown and Jill came tumbling after. No little Jack was not a king.
This was not a king's crown that he broke that's an old English word for his head so your singing about a kid about a skull fracture.
It's raining, it's pouring the old man is snoring he went to bed with a lump on his head and didn't get up in the morning. He didn't get up. Why did you get up.
I'm guessing he died in his sleep. Some intracranial bleeding, some hematoma, some bad thing happened. Robert… The three men in the tub body want to go there. Then there's a nursery rhyme about an egg that turns into scrambled eggs for a king.
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall Humpty Dumpty had a great fall and all the kings horses and all the kings men couldn't put Humpty back together again. That was a great fall but that is a service set up for something I want you to look at that is not a nursery rhyme. It is not a fairytale it's a real story about a real stall and the repercussions of that we are still feeling to this very day.
The story of Adam and Eve in Genesis 3 and it's a real story about a real man and a real woman with a real experience. It is in biblical history. I want to underscore that because whenever you get to the first few chapters of Genesis in the New Testament whenever it's spoken of, or treated, whether it's Jesus or Paul or anyone else. They always referred to it not as mythological or allegorical, but always as literal historical reality.
Jesus referred using marriage as the topic and went back to Genesis 3 and went through what happened between Adam and Eve.
So if this isn't right and Jesus is in right of Jesus is in right then your believing somebody you didn't tell you the truth. Also Jesus all genealogical records go back to Adam in Luke chapter 3.
There is name after name after name and it goes all the way back to Adam's genealogical record is traced to Adam, then you get to the book of Jude that single chapter book in the New Testament were in Jude verse 14 it talks about the biological record of Enoch. Listen to what it says. Who was the seventh from Adam, so we are dealing with the back story behind why everything in the world is so bad is because of the fall that happened was in Humpty Dumpty was out on this wall.
It was Adam and Eve set on this wall and they had a great fall. They fell hard, you might say he bombed.
This was the first Adam bomb Adam really really bombed out and we are bummed out because of Paul, refers to this in the fifth chapter of Romans. When you want to just kinda show everyone why it's so bad he goes through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, so that death spread to all but one man he was referring to is this man Adam and he makes a contrast between the one man, Adam, and the one man, Jesus who came to fix it all. So the entire world and all of humanity was affected ever since. What were doing a series crash and burn. The premise of it is we want to learn to fly by looking at those who fell, we want to get good lessons from bad examples so you know the story so well you know it so well and typically when I teach this and I have taught her to many occasions I I outline that you always want to give an outline to hang your thoughts on. I typically outline it according to the people involved or the plot that unfolds, but what I want to do is jump right in and outline it based upon the principles that we find. I want this to be very practical and there are there are warnings that are written about in Genesis chapter 3, to give you five of them to give you five useful lessons, five warnings to keep us from falling like these two.
And here's the first choices will be challenged. Whatever good choice you make will be challenged. Verse one now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made.
And he said to the woman, has God indeed said, you shall not eat of every tree of the garden and the woman said to the serpent, we may eat the fruit of the trace of the garden, but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, you shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die. Then the serpent said to the woman you will not surely die for God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing good and evil. Eve is immediately challenged by Satan. Shortly after they are created in the garden. Adam and Eve there now enjoying this new relationship of marriage in the garden and she is? She's alone. Obviously, Adam is gone off somewhere naming animals somewhere exploring the garden, God is made, but he's not there and help me back will see but Eve is is questioned by Satan by this being we looked at in part last time and she tells the reason why she has chosen to obey God because God said something this what God said this is what I'm obeying because God said this to which he counteracts it sink. I didn't say that. So just look at this a little more carefully because the Bible tells us in second Corinthians that we are not ignorant of Satan's devices.
I wish that were true of all of us. We are not ignorant or we are not unaware of his speed so let's look at some of the scheme because this is the conception of deception, swear all begins and you will notice that first of all, Satan challenged God's love verse one has God indeed said, you shall not eat of every tree.
Now in that question. There is an implication, this being Satan is implying. If God loves you. Why would he keep you from enjoying yourself. Why would he dare keep away from you. Something that would bring to you happiness.
Sound familiar. You've heard that God is a God of love. Why would he ever not allow you to have joy. Why would he keep you in this marriage is not happy here. Go get out of it whatever makes you happy you try the same with Jesus Christ when he took them to a high mountain and tempted him Saturday, since you're the son of God. Why are you hungry, how can your father be so loving that he would neglect the needs of his son turn these stones into bread to make a bakery writer.
You could put a Panera bread stand right here in the wilderness. Why would your father keep you from that three challenges God's love. Notice in verse 40 challenges God's word soon as he says listen this is why, because God said this, he says in verse four we die, your neck and I got segregated. Either you're not gonna die. In other words, he's calling God a liar. This is a direct attack on God's word. Satan get you to question God's blueprint God's Word, the Bible does things outdated. This will work and in my situation. The Bible will work in real life you have to go to the secular world to get real help.
It's good to believe. On Sunday, but I never forget a couple who came to one of the services some years back I know about this to somebody who attends her all the time, was there that day right behind them and he overheard her turn to her husband as I was teaching and said oh my goodness she actually believes this book literally. I so I'm glad you got that message because it's true. I do, but it was such a shock. Satan challenges God's word.
Third thing I want you to notice you challenge God's truth.
Verse five he says well you know, God knows that in the day that you eat of it your eyes are going to be opened in your to be like God, knowing good and evil. Now Satan is suggesting something here to be like God. God knows that God doesn't like competition actually sort of speaking autobiographical his own experience as he said I will be like the most high, and he is still sort of reeling from that same God doesn't like anyone to be his equal.
He won't tolerate that God knows if you eat your going to be just like God. Now let's just cut to the chase here. Satan is a liar. That's what Jesus said in John chapter 8 Satan is a liar and the father of lies and he lies about two things, principally God's character and God's word who God is and what God has said in his strategy is to get you to think that what God said is the truth, but that he, Satan will tell you the whole truth.
God can't be trusted. His word can't be trusted, and if his word can't be trusted, then you might as well replace the Bible with whatever you feel is right for you. At that time make it up as you go along.
And so will take and will change terms around in our cultures become very good at taking old sins and giving them new name. Even the word sin that I just mentioned.
Try seeing if that's tolerated.
What a fun little experiment talk about sin tomorrow at work. Just bring that up to say hey I just want you to know that God says that sin and you shouldn't do that.
The strike try that out. See how far that conversation will last their new terms for old sins. There's a book that's been put out a few years ago I grabbed a snippet of it called the officially politically correct dictionary and handbook. Some of it was written tongue-in-cheek summit was written based on just pure research the term promiscuous or immoral, is now simply sexually active. When is the last time you heard anyone being referred to as immoral or promiscuous just sexually active instead of dishonest person is ethically disoriented differently honest a drug addict is a person with a pharmacological difference. That sounds like like you earned that if you're drunk you just chemically inconvenienced sobriety deprived stealing and looting is now nontraditional shopping. What are you doing shopping a serial killer. Somebody was socially misaligned one with difficult to meet needs well puts a whole new spin on the 10 Commandments set of thou shall not kill, thou shall not be socially misaligned instead of thou shalt not steal, do not be a tradition, a nontraditional shopper but some were all going to be challenged when you put the steak down in the ground that says who you are and what you believe your faith is to be Challenger positions are to be challenge your love for God will be challenged.
God's love for you will be challenged. Jesus and the Bible says don't marvel of the whole world hate you so you just gotta know that going in and you have to you have to be prepared for how you're going to deal and manage that kind of challenge are you going to meet it like the old saying if you fail to plan you plan to fail. So when you are challenge what even to do to meet it.
The Bible says in Proverbs 22.
It's the prudent man that sees danger and takes refuge so what you going in is you take on the take up the full armor of God. It says you cling to the truth Jesus that you will know the truth. The truth will set you free.
Satan will say oh no, God wants to put you in bondage all make you free.
Just know that he'll do that going in. When you get up in the morning put on the full armor of God before you go out the door so choices will be challenge there's a second warning comes from our text allurement does not mean entitlement. In other words, just because something looks good, doesn't mean you should have it verse six so when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and it was pleasant to the eyes and a tree desirable to make one wise. What's wrong with any of that, she took of its fruit and ate.
She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate this forbidden fruit. Whatever it wasn't. We don't know what it does what I thought was an Apple ice is an old kind of a legend that comes from a few Latin words so people think it's an Apple and there's even a legend that says that Adam choked on his Apple. That's why men today have an Adams Apple I kid you not. This is gets nuts so we don't know what kind of fruit it was but whatever it was, you know I would be tempted by an Apple a mango yeah whatever was to ease. It was attractive in every conceivable way was attractive physically, nutritionally educational good for food, pleasant to the eyes desirous to make one wise.
That is what I want. It looks good. I wanted to listen to this and see how closely these verses parallel in the New Testament.
John writes in first John chapter 2 was not the world, neither the things that are in this world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the father is not in him for all that is of the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, the pride of life is not of the father but is of the world and the world is passing away, and the lust thereof, but whoever does the will of God abides forever. Look how closely those parallel she's always good for food. Lust of the flesh, she saw that it was pleasant to the eyes. Lust of the eyes she saw that it was desirous to make one wise, the pride of life. Maybe just kind of like check check check firing on all cylinders for Eve, it just looked good and she felt looks good to have. It's like the woman I had told you about. I think in previous times about this gal. She was married to a cheapskate.
Her husband said whatever you do when you go out you are not allowed to buy anything for yourself.
Unless you ask my permission. Some men still do that today. But this guy was just a miser right so she went out and she said I'm going shopping and her husband reeled arounds are you going what could going shopping is not nontraditional shopping there were American stealing is going shopping. He says you going windowshopping, you will look you will not by God.
It is, I got I know honey she comes back couple hours later with a baguette and a brand-new dress. Husband said I thought I said you not to buy anything. She was honey, I know, but I tried this dress on and it looks so good on me and I was tempted.
He said you were tempted you should've said get the behind me Satan she was I said that when he got behind me said you know it from the back. It really looks good to the same Eads cravings, blurred what she saw and she looked at it and she kept looking at it and she gazed upon it, and in so doing, she ignored God's warnings about it so he's look offset God's law. She got I have to have Proverbs 23 says, do not look on the wine while it is read when it sparkles in the cup, when it swirls around smoothly at the last it bites like a serpent and stings like a viper. In other words, there's lots of pretty things in this world that will hurt you. They look good.
They seem good. They feel good, but they're not necessarily good.
And before you think I'm entitled to it. I deserve in the me tell you something, we are entitled to whatever God gives us whatever God God knows what you need he knows your needs. He also knows your grades is promised to meet your needs, not your grades that Skip the message from the series crashing now, let's head into the studio with Skip line as they share why living in obedience to the Lord is key to a joyful satisfying life gave warning hard heart to heart life that is so true, and we must remember that whatever price we think will pay percent of the actual price is borrowers.
It's more costly Skip what can we do to make sure our hearts don't harden against obeying God and living a life set apart for him will and of course you're talking about Adam and Eve in the garden and they had a pretty good in the garden.
They stayed when they kinda had it made. They had so much of their disposal. But you know it says in Galatians.
Don't be deceived, God is not mocked.
Whatever a man sows, that will he also reap. And we have to remain teachable. We can't even write off criticism because God can use critics for our benefit. I think of David into my when he was leaving Jerusalem. In the interim I was cursing him and you know his David's Mensa list, you know, get rid of McComb is not a note. This could be from the Lord items they need to hear this site and I think that if we were that open to him when we get a criticism, a letter comment that before we write it off. We would just say Lord is there some truth in this, that I need to hear.
I think that kind of evaluation would would deflate us a little bit.
Yet we all have blind spots and and I've gotten criticisms in the past. Being a pastor's wife. It happened and my general protocol.
As I come to you and I guess someone said that STC that in my life and giving it a chance. You know to really and then I'll go to a good friend like you know a mentor and asked them the same thing. Do you see this in my life and so having an open heart is that of a hard heart by something comes that you can kinda chew on it for a little while and maybe you know like you could been waiting just for someone to say that you will honey yeah now that you mentioned a kind it is true. So it is the key is always confession right now to confess before God faults that we all have once are made aware we bring it before him. You brought up a key point to bring it to somebody else to confess your sins one to another, your faults one to another and there's real healing and that and if you and sending out. Unfortunately, the people won't always allow a forgiveness was not that easy. You can just compress and move on. You can and if they don't let you God will but find a trusted brother, sister, friend, mentor that you can have a conversation with Skip in my hand this conversation with my neck stealing your faith can help this difficult message is coming to you and ethics going just call 819 to 1918. For this to connect with get back time/Downey.com/Downey thank you to again tomorrow as to continues to examine journey from flying high to falling into idolatry, showing biblical wisdom to help you stay ready for Satan's attacks and temptations and so Skip presentation of connection to God through ever-changing time