July 22, 2021 New Generation Grace Ministry : Topic – Man disobeyed God
New Generation Grace Ministry
Thursday 22nd, 2021
Title: Man disobeyed God
(Genesis 3:1-7) Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, you must not eat from any tree in the garden’”? The woman said to the serpent, “We May eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say , ‘ You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die,’”. “You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will open, and you will be like God. Knowing good and evil. When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. Then the eyes of both of them were open , they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.
The serpent, devil tempted Eve, made her to think that God was the one telling them lies, by telling them that if they eat the forbidden fruits they will not die. The serpent made Eve to think that God was selfish for not allowing them to share the knowledge of good and evil. The devil made her to forget all the good things God made available for them in the garden , but made her to focus on the one God said they shouldn’t eat.
The devil continues to remain crafty , he is still in the business of deceiving people today. Even today he is still trying to lie to us by making us to live in disobedience to the word of God. All the things God hates are the things the devil likes. He wants us to go contrary to God’s word. He makes us to fall in trouble too, when we dwell on what God forbids instead of going after what God wants us to do . God has given us many good gifts and blessings which He has blessed us with, but we leave them, and continue to pursue those things that God forbid which leads to doom.
It was when Eve staged a dialogue with the devil , that was the time she failed. (Matthew 6:24) The Bible says we cannot serve two masters. We cannot listen to devil and also listed to God. Listening to the devil will cause us to Disobey God. Devil always want us to sin agains God , because he is looking for people that he will take to hell. He tempted Jesus also but, Jesus made him to understand that he couldn’t tempt his God. Jesus refused to dialogue with him.
(JAMES 4:7) Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. When we stage dialogue with the devil and he cause us to sin, we are going to bear the consequences. Remember when God came to them, all their excuses were not accepted before God. He did not let any of them go unpunished. Every sin must receive punishment. The devil is still telling us lies today that there is no hell fire, somebody was telling me that everything in the Bible is just parable, that God will not put anyone in hell fire because He is God of mercy. While the Bible tells us that Jesus is coming soon, the devil is telling people that Jesus is not coming, a lot of theories the devil has been giving people about second coming of Jesus. He doesn’t want people to read the Bible so they may know the truth. Please let us not believe his lies, as he deceived Adam and Eve he will not deceive us in Jesus name.
Prayers: Help me oh! Lord not to listen to the lying tongue of the enemy in Jesus name. Help me Father to believe in your words and not that of the devil in Jesus name. May you continue to guide my footsteps to glorify your name in Jesus mighty name.
Further Reading:Genesis (3: 8-24)