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The Beginning of Death

Worship & The Word / Pastor Robert Morris
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July 25, 2021 8:00 am

The Beginning of Death

Worship & The Word / Pastor Robert Morris

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July 25, 2021 8:00 am

Pastor Robert explains the origins of death and shares why we don’t have to fear it when we accept the free gift of God’s grace.

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Welcome to worship and the word fast revelers today were starting a series called the principles of first mention in this series. Pastor Robert unpacks how the first time a word is mentioned in Scripture is important because it often establishes oppressive pattern for a biblical concept.

There is so much to learn from first mission. So let's jump in now will talk about the principles of first mention the principles of first mention, I will explain you what this is theirs up what was called the wall in theology. The law of first mention means when something is first mentioned in the Bible you get an understanding of the definition of that word to be able to understand the rest of the Bible belt.

Sometimes my goal line for learn a little bit more about something to say that there's always something negative about everything nobody stop positive or stuff negative solid below swing about men look at the negative wonders what happens when any truth, any truth, whether it's prosperity or health are grace any truth.

Some people go too far with it so others back off of it. Such a same thing with the law. First mention, so there some the ghost very Merry too far with it and they take things out of context and they expected to time used talk about something it as a principal in Scripture, it has to be congruent with the rest of Scripture. So there people go too far. Some other people totally backed off. But let me just give you a few words here when we thought the law. First mention you also have to understand love context. The law of consistency in the law of congruency and award you have to keep in a context, it has to be consistent with the whole of God's word and has become a group of God's nature and character. There is my hopefully my seminary part for today. Okay I'll try to be funny or here a minute, but off just a few that are thunder sets solar 21 of them. The loss of first mention principles first mention and were taken from the book of Genesis door Genesis means beginning you may have even heard it used otherwise like you might've heard in your company in the genesis of this company.

In the beginning of this company safe though book begins with in the Genesis.

In the beginning was the work in the beginning, better factors. One other book of the Bible that begins with those three words. Also, do you know what, but that is John. In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God.

The word you got a book in the Old Testament book of the New Testament which, if you had only read two books of the Bible to try to get an understanding of all but those are probably too good books. Genesis to see how it all started in the public coming up to past and then to see John how Jesus came into the world and redeem the world so in the beginning so all of my messages are going out to start with the words, the beginning of what this first principle of first mention is not in the 2121 is nonexhaustive list case nonexhaustive list, but I decided I thought Holy Spirit led me to do this and so they be sensible, -1st, but will turn it to be positive arts.

But here's the title of the message this week. The beginning of death because death began in Genesis with family when sin came in the world. So the beer that 53 questions for RX is the first one.

What is the cause of death.

Now before you answer couple guys are answered, and I said see you in that short a short. The only problem is if you go down that road too much. They tried not to see him try to work on CN you focus on CN if you have the same good November surveillance from the same people will it's like when I used to you might risk your severest bill for professional golfer and we got up in a home where there was water all down the right side and he said what your swing thought of the soul.

Sedona in the water. He said you should never have a swing thought that begins with the word dump because you know what you're going to do. The water and approved in right three times with egg whites so I said, you should be thinking that it left you several positive so you don't want to go through life thinking don't see and don't send them sent an obviously we want to walk in righteousness, but I want to go to the cause of death, which is not really just CN but what caused Adam in the Pacific. Okay, so initially how to first mention the Bible Genesis 3 verse 16 says, and the Lord God commanded the man, saying, of every tree of the garden you may freely eat one of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die. This is the first time. First mention of the word die in the Bible and the word die die or die is in Genesis 6 deducts so this is when death comes in. God says that Dibrell never heard this word if you do this you will die you will cease to exist. You will die that notice to what he says you will surely die you will surely there's no doubt about it, you will surely die. Now, Genesis 3, verse four, the serpent, Satan shows up.

Watch what is this the serpent said the woman. You will not surely die. God said you will surely die. Things that you will not surely die. You will know seal the cause of death is which is the cause of sin also unbelief. They had a choice to believe God or to believe the devil they didn't CN and eat the apple until they believe that to see his mom trying to get your stamps, you have to focus on behavior focus on belief because your beliefs determine your behavior. If you believe that if you tie your blessed type believe it won't do it, no matter how much. Try to focus on. If you believe that if you walked in sexual purity in your marriage that you have a blessed marriage bill walking therapy because you believe it.

So it's your belief that determines your behavior. So what causes death is unbelief. Adam and Eve did not believe God they believed Satan say when even what were trying to teach our children to be good or to obey why we trying to teach them to obey or teaching them trying to teach them to obey because lesson we know some things that they don't know now.

Hope you get this analogy I taught all of my children.

Here's my daddy is trying to teach you to obey because daddy knows some things you don't know and that is doing this for your good and so I gave all through my children when they're young. This example I could say it back to the center of let's say that you're on one side of the street and daddies on the other side of the street and you're standing there and there's a parked car there and you want to come across the street, but daddy sees another car coming you can see the other car coming because the parked cars.

There and you start to walk and daddy says stop. I want you to stop because daddy can see some things that you can't save your listening your daddy can see some things you can't sink and he knows more than you know. That's why he's trying to get go to obey.

That's why he was try to get Adam and Eve to obey not just have obedient children, but because he could see what was down the road if I came out the street for their good detail what the root of death is which is the root of civic positive root of sin is not believing your father when your father says something you don't believe it. They're going to send them death as a result, unless the cause of death here squares not personally think what's the consequence of death. What's the consequence of best mouth.

So what is the real consequence but have Natalie and it's what God didn't want to happen. So when you read it to Genesis 322.

This is after he pronounced the other things the Lord God said, behold, the man has become like one of us to know good and evil, to know good and evil. And now, lest he put out his hand and take also of the tree of life and eat and live forever. Therefore the Lord God sent him out of the guard to be needed till the ground from which he was taken, so he drove out the man and he placed cherubim as an angel at the ease that's true. Actually it's plural at the east of the garden of Eden, and a flaming sword which turned every way to guard the way to the tree of life that he's serious about not letting them get to the tree of life includes angels with flaming swords, swords own far and that sounds like judgment does not judgment strikes. The reason was once they ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. They were separated from God spiritually they were in a fallen state for fading from the tree of life in that fallen state they were, would have remained in a fallen state separated from God for all eternity. That's why he said they begin from it that the trilogy we will rescue him away from the tree of life, so that only permit because Miller might like this and I gotta send my son to redeem by the way, the tree of life is in heaven and you can eat from it any time you woke in a redeemed state so you live forever in that state would be in relationship with God. So what happened the knowledge of good and evil. This might shock you, but God never wanted you to have the knowledge of good and evil, and yet today most of our choices. We try to choose what's right and what's wrong what's right and what's wrong numbers what's good and what's bad lesson, the choice is not what's good and what's bad choice.

There were two trees in the garden, the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge been evil which he said if you eat it go by so limitary with true trees work tree of life and the three best so much choice today is not good and evil much choice should be life or death.

In other words not is this house a good house to buy. Is this God's house for us. Will this tells me life for our family. Will his job not is a good or bad job. Is this God's job God reiterates this body weight that the forces life and death.

Deuteronomy chapter 30 verse 19 I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you that I've said before, you wife and death, blessing and cursing. Therefore choose life for both you and your descendents may live to. That's the choice is life and death's not good and evil as I was all of the tree of death. It's life-and-death now. I will take this a little further and talk you about. We raise our children yes to no right and wrong. Yes we do all the rights that we will teach them right will agree with that but what I told you moment go is what really trying to teach them to secure the horse.

The father you realize God to give a mistake.

God did not intend for you to live your life based on your knowledge of good and evil. He intends for you to live life based on his voice, walking and talking with God in the cool of the day. That's what Adam and Eve were doing before the fall. That was all they needed.

So we talk about raising children right and we need to but I want to talk to you just give you a clarification on the age of accountability, the age of accountability is we say yes when children know right from wrong. Well, that's not because you can say what I know right from wrong when there 345 years old and if I die then I will go to help/no I can remember saying my son James who has a strong will. I said that one time.

Don't touch that you would like this thing goes wrong is just but three years old when mom go to help the age of accountability limiting work comes from in Scripture. Other people talk about it that don't know working from Scripture only thing working from Scripture comes from Deuteronomy 1 and Numbers 14 is when God is talking about the children of Israel, going in the promised land. And this is what he said assisted Deuteronomy 1 here verse 39.

Moreover, your little ones. Your little ones and your children who you say will be victims today have no knowledge of good and evil not notice the word same as the tree knowledge of good and evil, but right, wrong, good and evil. They shall go getting there today him I will give it, and they shall possess it, and then in Numbers 14 verse 31 but your little ones you said would be victims, I will bring in, and I shall know the land which you discuss your little wonder children who have no knowledge of good and evil one from slip, but everyone else will die. So now I'm going to get there's another verse here that will show it to you and it's S&H. Let me clarify something. This is not the age of accountability. This is the age that God said, these people can go on the promised land and the people below this age who had no knowledge of the nubile. These been working on promised land. Beware of other sites cannot. Okay so this isn't the I jumped on building but this is the scripturally based on this is the principal, clarify one with me a list so here's what he says in verse 29 number four think the carcasses of you who have complained against me shall fall in this wilderness.

All of you who were numbered according your entire number, from 20 years old and above. Now I'm not saying they took on the list went but this is the scriptural relational your children who have no knowledge of good and evil, and I do believe and I jumped on the ugly God to just stop what I'm saying is, though, that I've seen people around that age of 20, 15 to 25. Let's say begin to make an adult decision is whether they're going to follow My firm's experiment we talk about the three phases of life and that's children, three categories, children, adolescents, adults, if you want to try to remember it's real easy to remember the ages because adolescents are teens so children are 12 and under adolescents 13 to 19 adults 20 and over I just say when your children start transitioning to adulthood. They're going to make a decision following you sing this thing will decide when they follow You did. Here's what happens though you give the transition to adulthood listening you get a knowledge that there's evil in the world's not when you're young you learn right from wrong. Get spankings is when you learn there's evil and you either pursue evil are you pursue God.

I do have a choice everyone of you have a choice is a life and death choice on so we got the cause of the punishment years last will take long. What's the cure for death. Well that's easy belief believe in Jesus. If the cause is unbelief than the cure is belief right now you need understand death came in the world by Adam and then Jesus brought life in the world, but let me show you Scripture and I wanted to jump. I have one Scripture, your guys Hebrews 927 the lunch understand death is a part like Hebrews 927 says it is appointed for men to die once a maybe you've never noticed this word wants it just said is that it is appointed for mankind. This was, to die want to say what's everything that disappointed that I want will let me ask you this question of NSW.

The students you have motives response. I said you know what the second death is saddled with the second that this weekly showing with the second that this revelation 20 verse 14 then death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death like a fire if the lessons that I didn't say that about people I was for another verse. Revelation 21 verse eight but the cowardly, the unbelieving, what was the cause of death, unbelief, the unbelieving, the abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second that now is like my resilient while not that list that I murdered. But alone government hourly young men unbelieving our government for you ever told a lie.

I guarantee you, you married and have IJ the question of the lot. Do these pants make me look bad. I know you lied because you're still here, so I did get out of the second death. Revelation 211 he who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

He who overcomes shall not be erred by the second death when he got overcome okay that base question, how do you overcome Revelation 20 verse six Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, they shall be priests of God and shall reign with him a thousand years. So I and I know it's getting deep resolve and come together. So how do you not be hurt by the second death or you you got over, Howdy overcome his grace or works what Jeremy works is you would make its price but Howdy overcome. We take part in the first resurrection. Once the first resurrection faster what you remember when Jesus is talking to Martha about Lazarus who died. John 1124 Martha said to him, I know that he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day that I will just second at the last day.

Here's what she's saying. I know he'll raise again rise again in the last resurrection. The last resurrection up for the last letter Jesus is answer. Hope this structure years with Jesus and Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection, not just I will be forever on the lives in the future, or that I was for all the Old Testament sites I am right now I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me, though he may die, he shall live here first resurrection is it's when you die to self as we take up your cross is when you're crucified with Christ and then you're raised to walk a new life in Christ Jesus is the first resurrection is when you believe in Jesus, Priscilla, when you will get saved is not to do good or bad, is to believe your father and your father sent his only son to die for. And if you believe you're raised for walk in life and when you get take part in the first resurrection.

The second death has no power over you Jesus that says the Bible says destroyed death and the fear of death, I told you about in the helicopter ride. I didn't have any fear this past year on mud that says SMI father's yearbook with I lost my mother. He lost his wife 65 years in the hospital those last 19 days we still talk about it.

She had no fear. She had joy.

She laughed.

She told us jokes. She was excited. She said to my sister Mary won't know to be okay with what's about to happen because I'm excited. She said my dad just days before she passed away. She said I've been waiting for this no fear of death, because Jesus is the resurrection and the life is the resurrection. What you take a moment to think about what Pastor and and listen with the Holy Spirit is saying to you if you want to connect with us or checkouts in the past rabbits and the messages visit Pastor if you haven't already, go follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter can be a part of your community. Thank you so much for joining us at the start of this new series next time. Pastor Robert is going to talk about the first time the atonement appears in the Bible and what that means for us. Until then, have a blessed week

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