Saturday, June 15, 2019

Failure of Fallen Man (GL12)

     'Appreciating God's Love'

Gen 5:3  And Adam lived one hundred and thirty years, and begot a son in his own likeness, after his image, and named him Seth.
   Adam was created in the image of God, sinless and filled with love. After the fall of Adam, all his descendants were in Adam's image. Fallen Adam had free will from God and a mind knowing good and evil. His spirit has the good conscience of God's divine love, but his selfish flesh is carnal and worldly.

Sin of Jealousy
Gen 4:4-5  Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat. And the Lord respected Abel and his offering, but He did not respect Cain and his offering. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell.
    Out of pride, one of the three weaknesses of man, Cain was angry because God rejected his offering but accepted Abel's offering.

God Warned Cain
Gen 4:6-7  So the Lord said to Cain, "Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it."
    God told him that his offering was not acceptable because of his attitude. He had be to careful with his anger, which could lead him to sin. Anger can easily blind a person, which resulted to Cain killing Abel.
Eph 4:26-27  "Be angry, and do not sin": do not let the sun go down on your wrath, nor give place to the devil.

Flesh Stronger than Spirit
I John 2:16  For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world.
    Since Adam, men found the flesh much stronger than the conscience in the spirit of man, so sin abound.

Enoch Walked with God
Genesis 5:21-24  Enoch lived sixty-five years, and begot Methuselah. After he begot Methuselah, Enoch walked with God three hundred years, and had sons and daughters. So all the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty-five years. And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.
   Though men were no longer living in the garden of Eden, yet God came down to be with men. God out of His great love for men, was prepared to suffer the revolting, foul and nauseating sin of men.
   Enoch, in the midst of sinful men was able to completely submit his will to do God's will, which resulted to their blissful walk and fellowship, and developed his Oneness with God in divine love.

Depravity of Men
Gen 6:5-7  Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart.
    Men were so wicked for each cared only about his own interests. No God, no conscience, no love but the exploitation of each other. So God annihilated all mankind with the deluge, but preserved the righteous Noah and family to repopulate the earth.
Gen 6:7  So the Lord said, "I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them."

Last Days Christians are Wicked
2 Tim 3:1-5  But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!
    End time Christians have lost their love and fear for God and also their love for one another. They love the world and are captivated by the things therein. Their justifications of their covetousness and wickedness will result in all types of heresies, already now readily being accepted in many churches.
    Unless they repent, they too will be annihilated, for God will use the coming World War 3 to cleanse His church so that He can prepare the bride of the Lamb ready for Rapture.