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Adam-The Original Man (Part B)

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September 12, 2022 6:00 am

Adam-The Original Man (Part B)

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September 12, 2022 6:00 am

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You become a Christian, God's plan to expand your development cannot happen without love, Joy says it's just got all this noise I don't want to hear it.

Your allowed playing sound in my head fight have Scripture knowledge. If I do miraculous things, but if I don't have love if I give my body to be burned is a moderate but I don't have love that separates us from the martyrs of false religion. This is cross reference radio with our pastor and teacher Rick Gaston.

Rick is the pastor of Calvary Chapel Mechanicsville.

Pastor Rick is currently teaching through the book of Genesis. Please stay with us after today's message more information about cross reference radio, specifically how you can get a free copy of this teaching. Now here's Pastor Rick with his study called Adam the original man in Ezekiel chapter 20 God present Satan in Scripture as a created being who serves God's purposes to God's glory to our benefit, he allows him this lease. Unfortunately from this end of things, but it had no time is Satan a threat to God. This is not God's first conflict to come this Adam and Eve creation there in Ezekiel 28 he talks about the perfection of Satan, who fell because he was full of himself in Ezekiel 2817 in the same section.

Speaking of the devil.

He says your heart was lifted up because of your beauty you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor. Your face got you in trouble. I cast you to the ground.

I laid you before kings, that they might gaze at you as a God conflict was not new to him. He had dealt with this already.

Would Satan waited Satan land here on earth. I believe that Satan was incensed at the creation of man viewed him as a competitor and that is when Jesus right says in Luke chapter 10 verse one and use of a very verse 18 and he said to them, I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven where to read and eventually corruption landed and flourishes in creation. To this day and this kind of perspective helps me understand my role in the present time, the role of saints and ants before me and the role that we will assume in glory because of what is going on right now and so we now return to Adam in this great distinction that makes him different and why why human beings are incredibly different. Not even a little bit incredibly different. You know they put a paintbrush and on an elephant's trunk and he doesn't know art and is so impressed with themselves and is more, this is more dumbness to do with elephants of my going to go into not appropriate and they pat themselves on the back and I got out of the café and like they've accomplished something as little tipsy elephants like us because animals have different levels of intelligence does not mean their rivals to us. Yes they have feelings animals can grieve this instinctive, it will pass only like five and they can grieve the death for sure, but is a short bit of time and you know you won't hear of a dog writing owed to Rex, you know, it just that you will see a dead cat lying on the sun now Can sit there and irritated dog. If he knows it can be gotten oriole sit out in the sun and just soak up the rays but he cannot appreciate when you look at that tree line is that not the most beautiful thing you've ever seen.

I wish I had an iPhone.

I can't picture and I texted to someone and yet you have people one of our brothers. His attorney blocked suddenly but I can't see you going to get to one of our brothers. It deals with people who are on the far side of the moon.

They really think animals need psychics massages in a mental way to psychologist Pat psychologist, had I known this getting a high school that's the direction I would've gone to milk them from every scent sure said that pooch right down what is the problem, owner, the dog thinks you're too ugly for him it's you know we laugh at this. Satan is not joking is taken them out and and they spend big dollars on things that just aren't right is that they're not right is very is tragic.

You know you have to invest like Lord, why do you have to make some sins comical really puts us in a bind because we can't laugh at it, which almost can help eyes to have a general strike in boot camp would tell jokes so you feed lastly punish specific evil right back to this God put himself into Adam filled the original man with the only God still doing it.

He still does this.

That's he's not she's God that does not change and so when it came to man. God put what was in himself into man, very personal way. He breathed into his nostrils. He put his spirit into man is is no other creature that we read about this happening with animals were formed by God without the breath of God.

Genesis 2. In contrast to the Genesis 27. In contrast with Genesis 219 makes that clear man was filled with God. But after the fall, he began to be filled with sin and to this day. You know that's the descendents distance displacement when it pours innocent but pushes out righteousness and so this is constant struggle by the churches all seeks to open our doors to combat this, and and it is very disappointing to have you know, but the poor word of God to people and still see some of them get taken out. Nonetheless, and so how did God treat Adam when he created him with that background again vent Genesis 219. If you will.

This was going to be the text tonight but it didn't carry the whole story.

I thought, but this is a very important part is is out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, every bird of the air and brought them to Adam okay just like he brings Eve to Adam he brought the work assignment to Adam to see what he would call them, not for God's sake, but for our sake of understanding how God works with us and how we develop in his presence and menaces and whatever Adam called each living creature that was essential. God is just enjoying this psyche is like. He gives his son a new toy or a new tool, something or you know, teaching them how to shoot and and just enjoying the limited illustrated for us and in Genesis. Joseph is bold, bold strength held by the mighty hand of God is a God is there holding the ladder as he strikes stretches the bow and then the time comes when he just lets the lad do it himself because the latter is now strong enough.

This was an intelligent man, Adam, it was not creative.

He was created with the language.

He was created with intelligence is not a caveman. It was mature, yet not expanded. There was still more to happen to him.

Unlike again the animals who function off of instinct man was created of triune composition. First Thessalonians chapter 5 verse 23 Paul giving a blessing.

He says benediction that is is is now made the God of peace himself sanctify you completely sanctify you all of you will what I what is me all of me. Your whole spirit, soul and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

So the body, the soul and the Spirit is love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength. All of you and so he gave man a body to make him earth conscious or creation conscious were not disembodied beings looking for swine to inhabit so we can derive some satisfaction some sense of fulfillment in this life we have a body to make contact with creation Genesis chapter 2 verse 15. I think illustrations than the Lord took Adam the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tended to keep it elevated and have a body couldn't do that and he gave man a soul to make him self-conscious and not self-conscious in a sinful way where is Satan becoming full of himself or no self accusatory in all their those that are just laden with guilt and they accuse of their choosing themselves inside, but on the outside. They accuse everybody else to get some relief. And that's not the idea so that he was self-conscious and necessity can interact with other men that he could think that he could exhibit qualities that weren't found in other beings as intelligent is as him and of course when of fallen man has a body of fallen man has a soul but a fallen man does not have a Quicken spirit spirit that is alive and so God can treat man as an intelligent being, because of the soul. And yet how many Christians whose spirits are alive are notorious for being thoughtless or you know in the end.

In the end you did you think that out. How many Christians people in love say they love the Lord don't want to learn about God don't want to sit under his word, they just want to say they just want to pray this will feel this want to be excited but don't let them have the have any downtime of that the be by themselves. Nothing electronic and think and meditate and consider this so much growth and meditation. I try to when I prepare for study at the door. My research and outlining and writing and thought I just go by myself and just sit outside even in the cold wrap up and I just get along and and three.

Read the chapters of the verses and am going over in this home with at least I think so gave man a spirit to make him God conscious soul makes him self or man conscious a spirit allows him to be God conscious. He can interact and talk with God.

But this allows man to be in harmony and friendship with God without the spirit alive out of the soul can be in harmony and friendship with men, but not God.

When the soul comes to life gets very selective about who can be in harmony with and which cannot be Genesis 2 verse chapter 2 verse eight, the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden and there he put man whom he had formed, and out of the ground. Verse nine, the Lord God made every tree grow that is pleasant to the. The sight and good for food, the tree of life was also in the midst of the garden and the tree of knowledge of good and evil pleasant to cite a dog thinks a tree is pleasant to cite one's got to go to a dog. They're all toiletries, but that was thinking is instinctive is not watering the tree care for dies or not we do and so you know you want to save these to some people, you know I the dog just did that in here is you dumb enough to bring a man that's why dogs and chart their unpredictable you never know the blight or the leave behind, though you got some choices are not pleasant in this. You know the bringing of the pants to bless I mean what is happened. God created man for harmony and friendship. And there was a greater purpose behind this complex mental exercise naming the animals and doesn't just you know and that's of this method that is more to it.

God had in mind. Adam was to discover that every animal that he named had a companion parable to him not to Adam to the other animal. He name so when he named this is a goat. This is a she goat this is a donkey. This is a Jack is that what it might not be technically true, but this is a donkey and this is the she donkey and then is after while he might be saying I'm tired after while you might be saying what I have and that might be at the moment that God said you see expand. This is not good for you to be alone. Adam man was created to be friends with God.

He was created to function and be friends with creation but is that it said no man was to develop Genesis 2 verse 20. So Adam gave names to all the cattle to the birds of the air to every beast of the field, but for Adam there was found no helper comparable to him, Lord God put him to sleep to deal with this now. God is going to bring the bride to Adam we get to Colossians will read about the bond of love. These things have worked their way into a marriage ceremony. I believe that the marriage ceremony is a covenant moment it is sacred before God is a serious time.

There's not supposed to be Frisbee floor throwing anywhere in the building. At that time, all eyes and ears should be open to the vows now, the two that are giving the valve are probably not listening. They're just repeating whatever I said what they're just lighter fibers. Baby you will be my wife and she's got got up so and there's nothing wrong with that as you go to something sinister running, then that's wrong what I mean is something wrong with this dynamic between the man and the woman when it is virtuous when it is chasing righteousness, so some of them. The marriage is a very sacred thing and we should. We must treated that way in the vows must be said, we want the married couples who been married to hear them yet again to come under the weight of having no other till death do us part in the whole church need to be quiet when that is happening except the men them. The man and the woman who was speaking and when that's not taking place.

Look what happens to a society, then coming up with a term specification.

Something about a different sex matters as well as another choice. This is more the brainwashing going on. Thisonly one kind of marriage between a man and woman anything other than that is perverted God develop now. Adam God created Adam mature but not complete. In this sense, every animal had its mate Adam alone was alone of all of God. Creation of of all of God's created beings when it came to one being like him.

There were equals in the Godhead there were equals in the field in the sky and the waters none equal to him and men and women, we are equal in value. We are distinct in calling and the world despises this and they are drunk with folly, trying to undo it and they despise us were sticking by all convictions and again why was Paul. I was why was Jesus. Why was Paul and Peter and John, why were they persecuted because they stop by what they said they believe, even when it was not what everybody else believe in so man was right in the middle between creator and creatures in God was going to do something about plan for expansion was love, and it still is when you become a Christian, God's plan to expand your development cannot happen without love twice as of this if you just got all this noise I don't want to hear it your loud playing sound in my head if I have Scripture knowledge. If I do miraculous things, but if I don't have love. If I give my body to be burned as a martyr, but I don't have love that separates us from the martyrs of false religion. Those those profits that Elijah had killed on Mount Carmel. They were martyrs they were zealous for their faith, but they had not agape had not the right love right relationship. This is what is supposed to make us different people were drawn to Calvary Chapel in the early years because of our love. That's makes you stop and seduce to have and if we do we can lose that a carted without love.

What are we just like every other religion or this is why the world hates Christianity, especially when Christianity is hypocritical. I need to speed up and saw a truck because there some other points. I do want to make out of all this, the greatest resource storm love in the universe we would think is darkness. You think that a space I think of darkness, with few speckles but love is the greatest human resource in the universe love tosses what is darkness going when when light turns on. Who cares, it's gone. Colossians chapter 1 verse 13 he has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the son of his love.

Love is what what was missing with Adam, he had nothing to love like himself. He had no come companion extraordinaire. One of my favorite times of my wife is working outside my companion. I do all the lifting she does all the criticizing of is that is were you right with me. This is married companionship not just going out to dinner. It's nice got to eat when it's wonderful, but there are other things to do and Eve was created to be Adam's friend is companion. That was the primary thing you do not need you know all the other things about a marriage will die. Given enough time, except that companionship except the memories and friendship. That's what we must invest in. And, incidentally, Eve is never referred to in Scripture without Adam. Adam is referred to without her but she is not referred to without Adam. Maybe there is somebody contemplating adultery, fornication, see what you cheapening to see what you taking in your marring what God is investing in from the beginning of time as we know it sanctified this. He put his blessings on this. He created this said boy just go to sleep for a minute you going to wake up to a big surprise, and thus the horror of infidelity and the honor of fidelity and Satan knows it and he hates that we are sentinels of these things so he attacks us. He looks for ways to break in. If we ever had a school is Calvary Chapel.

My goal would be to have girls over here and the boys over there now care they don't like it or not, because don't stir up love more waiting until it pleases is like getting up a big burden. The houses had reached the sting out of here okay well it's go finish this up so the plan was to place man in environment where he could exercise the power of choice with a friend and they had the body of Christ. He put he did not.

The tree did not come into play until Eve was there, not Adam and his companion were to stand together in obedience to God against that which God had forbidden and they failed and I am convinced that if we were given the same opportunity we would do the same thing and that's that's not the end of the story. The lessons that are delivered to us for our benefit. The Genesis record is not. When these meaningless reality shows. It's not a show over your scientific project, like the evolutionist would be a theory after theory and bad idea after another bad idea. It is the unchanging God, the on evolving God he doesn't change, but within his creation. He has things develop. There is evolution in creation, but there is not evolution of the species in creation. There are adaptations within the species. But that is not you know a monkey can can grow up early to her tail versus no tail. I guess that's is an adaptation perhaps but that is not a change does not then start clacking monkeys are dumb enough and I'm just look at and then and having clacking is just Aflac coming a document mass proper behavior is not in a thing to be learned without God's word man's proper behavior is not a thing to be carried out. Contrary to God's word man's proper behavior is not a thing to be learned from any learning institution outside of God's word and this is why so many of our Christians are being destroyed their learning about God outside of God's word and that is doomed from the beginning in their learning and by people outside of relationship with God, and it shows itself everywhere every day to every man that man is a sinner. God only has a solutions all the other religions of the world have the same solutions and none of them work. Earn it is their approach as opposed to grace so Jesus does for us by birth of grace.

What Adam should have provided to us by birth of inheritance graces. Now what is to be transferred from God to us from one generation to the next generation women study that's that's their their versus their flag verse. Each generation passing it on to the next generation. The Bible is another word for that is called discipleship. We've got many people in Christianity attacking the idea of discipleship reinventing other words, to take its place in other concepts and ideas in their all wrong.

Scripture is a beautiful blend of new and Old Testament in such a way that you can walk away from it strong and mighty in God.

Had Adam kept his first state of sinless perfection. We wouldn't be in this quest for Christian perfection. We are first Corinthians 1522 for as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. I just want to close with this verse. Again, these things are preserved and preserved for our Christian perfection. Colossians 310 I read it once and I have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge. According to the image of him who created so there is the original man held up beside us in Christ Jesus fraud with less move you've been listening to cross reference radio daily radio ministry of Pastor Rick Gaston of Calvary Chapel in Mechanicsville, Virginia. Pastor Rick is teaching from God's Word each time you tune as we mentioned at the beginning of today's broadcast is teaching is available free of charge at our website. Just visit cross reference radio.com that's cross reference radio.com would also like to encourage you to subscribe to the cross reference radio podcast subscribing ensures that you stay current with all the latest teachings from Pastor Rick you can do so@crossreferenceradio.com or search for cross reference in your favorite podcast app store.

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