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May 9, 2021 8:00 am
Soon a serious point is Dr. Tony Evans talked about the danger of downplaying the importance in disobeying God's sin brings consequences and that's why celebrating 40 years of faithful.
This is the alternative Dr. Tony author, speaker, senior pastor of Oakland Bible Fellowship Dallas, Texas, president of the alternative speeding can get you a ticket of felony could land you in jail today. Dr. Evans will talk about the consequences of disobeying God's laws and explain what we need to take the concept of sin very seriously. You want to turn to Genesis chapter 2 as we join him when you go to the store to purchase a device whether it's a tool, an electrical device you do so because you want that device to improve some aspect of your life or your home walk your vehicle. It is just to make something better or easier for you, but when you purchase an electronic device or tool or an appliance, you will see something on the box or sticker on the item. It will simply say warning read before using. And so we get these warnings in order to maximize the device that we have purchased is a device called life doing I get to live it, but I want to talk to you about a warning that comes with the device called life is a warning, often unread or when read on use creating a breakdown of the device called life.
It is with that understanding that we begin at the beginning when God first creates man against man. Time life.
I'm using the word device but I'm referring to life. You are alive. You possess life, but I'm sure that plenty miserable. Good testified if devices taught from the floor that because it was misused or a warning was not heated. Michelle you two verses in chapter 2 the Lord. Verse 16 commanded the man saying from every tree of the garden you may eat freely, but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not even for the day you eat from it you will surely die. That was the warning on the package called life. While this is the beginning of mankind. It was not written in the beginning Moses is the author of Genesis, Moses is living. Many generations after Genesis occurrence because that's the first man Adam with the first woman he Moses, many generations later he's in the book of Exodus, but he's one will Genesis and Exodus and Leviticus and Numbers, and Deuteronomy called the Pentateuch the first Bible.
The Bible was written by Moses, so Moses is recounting God's history and the history of mankind. Up until the point he's writing it in order to deliver it to the Israelites who he's the leader. He's the leader of the Israelite nation want that group to know the history of God with man so that they would have the information necessary to move forward as a nation and as a people to live a victorious life. So, to teach them how to live a victorious life. He reaches all the way back to the beginning to show them how history God story unfolds with mankind and how this principle I'm going to share with you today and beyond works itself out and wanted to get them to move into their future differently so doing with you and with what Moses was doing with them in day going all the way back to the beginning so that moving forward we can get life right and not continue to repeat the generational cycle that has gotten so many of us messed up the point that Moses is making the Israel that he picks up from what God told Adam was a very simple principle, and it is this sin brings consequences. Sin brings consequences and that's why it matters you and I live in a day when the words sin is been dumbed down. We call it. Mistakes bad habits that we want to be cool about it.
We just beside my bed sin in God's definition is disobedience and departure from the divine standard.
God sets the standard men depart from it. The Bible calls that sin treatment God and you may freely eat what about three do not eat it for you shall surely die the treatment. Now, what did the devil telling in verse four of chapter 3. The serpent said the woman, you surely will not die translation there will be no consequence. I know God said there would be consequences. But I'm telling you say slick if you eat from the tree in the middle of the Dodd don't worry about it.
God's talking smack talk annoyance that guy to nap until you see the fruit of the fruit tree is not going to God, says it will surely kill things that the surely will not kill you. So we back choice. So now we gotta talk about die die stop when you think about the word die you're thinking about a casket with a body of a deceased person think about with about that in the Bible the word die does not mean cessation of existence. We look at it that way, nor does it mean annihilation of existence.
That's not the biblical understanding of the word that the family room for the word in the Bible is separation cancel where I am now I want you to think the word not cessation or annihilation.
Would you think separation when you think of that occurs when something that should be connected is illegitimately separate when you see a body lying in a coffin. The reason the body is lying in the coffin is that the soul has separated from the saw the body, and since the soul is the core and essence of life have left the body, leaving the body on the ground in conference and the salt marches on to eternity that has been a separation that has occurred so that you shall surely die. Stay with me. You are going to experience an illegitimate separation. God said that you eat of it you will surely die. Not next week, not next month, not next year. On that day that will be an illegitimate separation that should not be that will occur, and his way gets nasty. Then it died a day to keel over that they don't know how to tax that day. Adam lived for hundreds of years after that soul was God uninformed about what he meant by that day does one day = long period of time, or did he mean what he said separation is death on that day a whole series of separations took place. That is a whole series of deaths took place. Number one spiritual death that used to walk with God.
The Bible says in the cool of the day we find him running from God, not walking with God shows an illegitimate separation spiritual death. The first family fight between a man and a woman took place where the Bible says and you will be with one another so that was a relational that did occur. The reason why people talk about marriage is because the separation event has occurred that created a scenario where their siblings became separated and came to label so there is a separation that occurs when were separations in turn works, separation is when you separated from you people commit suicide when they can't live with them when they are so out of sorts with their own to manage. The Bible says that Shane took over and fear took over in their emotional well-being will collapse and they were dissatisfied with themselves satisfied with themselves that separated them satisfy which of the relation of the separators that we find the chapter break is an environmental separation. The environment goes crazy so that no longer is there in the environment in which they live.
So that was a lot of people today. The sound of my boys are good that I physically didn't like the name but your circumstances and your well-being is dead. The relationships are dead.
People often say I just because there is an illegitimate separation that has occurred as a consequence of bike the wrong tree. The day away from it you will surely die the day go for information, independently of me, you don't know and it may taste good but you just bit death to just mention this one right. Verse six chapter 3 of the students without when the wolf saw that the tree was good for food.
When the woman saw that the tree was good for food will go to France and when the woman saw that the street that the tree was good for food. Okay, what's the problem with the couple problems you want.
When she saw the tree was good for food.
She seems pretty using this trick you just told the devil what God said about the tricks she knows about districts choosing to treat what the devil did was give her a different picture of the tree. She was now looking at the tree through his eyes, not to God and he painted a different look to make that thing look a little different than some worse than some worse when the woman verse six saw that the tree was good for food again. When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, which are absent three times when the woman saw that the tree was good for food of the problem. The problem is that the tree is not only good is also evil all the pointed out with good punditry told about the evil plot of trees, even though she knew about people punditry but thought so good she lost sight of the many of us have been flimflam because the gable was all of a sudden it showed up with a vengeance. When you and I live.
It's independently of divine revelation, a separation occurs, even though it looks good on the outside and they good in terms of its look and it's tasted all of that a separation occurs first from God, and that spends over everything else. Dr. Evans will come back in a moment with more of today's lesson, including the Bible's interesting parallel between sin and childbirth.
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Let's join Bible says in James chapter 1 verse 15 that when sin is conceived, it brings forth death. I mean everybody since has a heart attack or license photo books because it not using death only in that manner is using death in the sense that the life of God is separated and therefore it fleshes out to your circumstances. It says when students conceive some diets. So many of us are dead men walking because soon as claim control over us and what we do is we go to solutions to make us feel alive because I walking dead but I want to feel alive. I need drugs I need this situation the relationships I need this circumstance.
I need this opportunity. I need this job. I need this money now we have to question how many people with the people you are still reeling from a consequence of the sin took place years ago. It could be a financial bet your grandchildren can pay off your debts because you you spent based on what the world said not based on divine revelation so it could be anything but you still reeling from that good news is we go through the streets because God is a recovery program. But what he's trying to say is Moses of St. Louis people you will fall out old troop carrying the wrong tree into the future. You can change by the wrong fruit in the past, but you can change what you get me in the presence what are going in the future, and I'm not trying to hurt you when I'm trying to do is that you enjoy all that you have created for you. As with the warnings are. Otherwise, you shall surely die everybody on some level has experienced a separation separation with yourself. The relationship with resources God because of his nature any cable nonadjustable years but he's been loving enough to tell us we show you what the Bible says is not just about physical death. Moses talks to Israel in Deuteronomy chapter 30 verse 15 this is what Moses says to Israel seeing verse 15 I have set before you today life and prosperity and adversity so death equals adversity then go down and he says I call heaven and earth to witness against you today. Verse 19 I have set before you life and death. The blessing and the curse by life and death, he means the blessing of the person that is God's presence of God's absence so you can live under the blessing God's presence. You can live on the coach but guess what you choose says now you choose God has given you the freedom of choice with a warning label. Did you know when you get a device and it gives the warning label on it says don't do this is have the ability to do the ability to do it. Never been with a child around wet paint and says don't touch. Maybe you were the child around with me, don't touch something that was to touch it. Well the reason why is because you had a choice. God wants to give you the right to choose him, but he has it with a sticker if you don't I just want you to know to separate you will legitimately from something so by way of introduction, because that's all we've done today. I want you to avoid me to avoid us to avoid in the future on necessary consequences because we were impressed with the wrong tree with the wrong people in our lives, giving us information independently of God. Wrong influences in our lives, giving us information independently of the revelation of God because it look good.
Sounded good, and they were impressive, and then with Dr. Evans will come back in a moment with a great illustration to wrap up our message, so be sure to stay with us first so a quick reminder about that special offer. I mentioned earlier, if you can help us keep Tony's teaching on this station by making a contribution toward his ministry will say thanks by sending you on CD and digital download all six messages in this current series consequences along with the insightful booklet 30 days to overcoming emotional strongholds.
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Dr. Evans will explore how God builds one life at a time each of us with her own special purpose on this planet. I hope you'll join us. Right now though he's back with this final story for us amounts one day was looking through the whole father's house package was delivered to the phone. The most curious about what was in the package stared as the farmer and his wife opened the package and when they opened the package was a mousetrap. This is not a happy day for the mouse.
Having had the phone, and his wife just order a mousetrap. The mouse carries out side of the house and comes to the chicken. The mouse says chicken. I want you to know that the farmer and his wife just got a mousetrap chicken said oh I feel sorry for you. I feel sorry for you most about the good news for you understand for you the most.
I went over to the peak is a pretty farmer and his wife just mousetrap pics that I'm praying for you. All I can do is pray mouse went over to the Told cow and his wife just mousetrap counseling is more concerned to be concerned about that night. The farmer's wife heard the trapdoor out of bed and went over to the trap, only to discover that the trap caught the tail of the snake so the snake's tail is caught in the trap was that the wife got too close to the trap and this bit the wife poison up in the wife's body, wife to the doctor when the father to try to give her an adult and said whenever you take her back home safe houses and some chicken soup so the father when and found the chicken the chicken's head chicken spent the boiled chicken is chicken soup. The father still have the work why his wife was trying to become invited over some of his friends to watch wife while he had to work but got very bad bacon for breakfast porkchops for lunch today well while watching the news is that the farm is why when the file is why they came from the states.
Kind of great meals from the cow for the fall to attend as was done the mouse a mousetrap, it may look like the devil up too much got away with beating them the wrong tree in the alternative fertility celebrating 40 years of think things generous contributions of listeners like you