Material of Bible School "The anointing of abundance and excess ", Kyiv
Сourse: "The Glory"
Part 2. Disobedience to the Lord Jesus
Lesson 15. Where did the disobedience of God come from?
The basic verse of this message: "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." (2 Chronicles 7:14).
Because of a lack of understanding of the essence of sin or what God calls sin, the believers basically formed their own idea of sin, which gave rise to many problems. We read some of the most common definitions of the word "sin".
Sin – action or thought, which, as a rule, is associated with direct or indirect violation of religious precepts; less - violation of the dominant moral and ethical rules, norms established in society.
Sin – actions, the commission of which harms a person, first of all, his soul.
Sin – an act that violates the covenants of God, His precepts, given in the sacred books or interpretations of His priests. From a non-religious point of view, this concept can also indicate the actions of a person violating social traditions and ethical norms of behavior established in a given society.
And now for a deeper understanding of the meaning of sin, one should turn to the Hebrew meaning of this word, since it in it opens the essence.
The word "sin" in the Hebrew translation often means "miss," "failure to target".
Hence, emphasis is placed on the existence of a God-defined goal or plan for man, a God of a certain mission, and evasion from it by man. From this definition, one can understand that the basic.
In the case of man, this is a deviation from Gods' defined mission.
1. The Fall of Man
Now let's read from Scripture the event known to us, as "the fall of man", and apply to it the already well-known definition of sin. Read: “…And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?” (Genesis 3:1). Let's stop and see to whom it was told by God. Read: “And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it” (Genesis 2:15).
The word "keep" in the context of this verse means: to suppress any actions of someone who is contrary to how God has already said or will say. “To keep” is a very specific task of God. And, in order that Adam could fulfill it, God first said this about man: “…let them have dominion…” (Genesis 1:26).
Attention! This is not what God was proposing to do to Adam. No. It was the mission of man on earth. This is what he had to do to be what he was created to be.
Read further: “And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die” (Genesis 2:16-17), or you will be separated from My presence in your spirit. These words of God are addressed to Adam from the fact that he is an eternal person, from the fact that he will have the eternal right to choose, and from the fact that in the period of eternity something can happen that will push him to transgress the will of God, that is, being disobedient to God.
Adam in the Garden of Eden, was constantly only in the presence of God, and did not think about how to obey God, he simply lived and was obedient to that which he received from God, everything that came into his life: the fruits from the trees let be the fruits, the light of the sun let be light, the dew on the grass let it be dew, let it be all that it is, and it appears. What is not from God, he did not know, he had no intention of eating from the forbidden tree, about which God commanded him (Genesis 2:16-17). Although some believe that from the moment when God forbade a man to do this, Adam was constantly tempted to do it. But it is not so. As light becomes bright in the presence of darkness, so is temptation in the presence of the tempter. Adam was not tempted by the presence of a word from God: “…thou shalt not eat of it…” (Genesis 2:17), because he had no reason, no reason to eat from the tree in the garden and also there were enough variety of fruits.
Question: “But in what exactly was Adam tempted?”
Now read on: “And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil” (Genesis 3:2-5). All the will of God was placed in doubt. This was a challenge to the domination of man on earth.
Question: “Had Adam heard Eve talking to the fallen spirit?” Yes. The appearance of darkness in the garden of Eden was noticed, Adam knew with whom Eve communicates, and knew what he should do, as called by God to reign on earth.
“And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat” (Genesis 3:6).
Now listen carefully, what I heard from the Holy Spirit: “If Adam did what he had to do as a man, he would not have transgressed the prohibition of God. The fall of a man was due to the fact that he did not do what he had to do, was not what he was created to be. Did not fulfill the mission assigned to him.”
And this is absolutely true:
Let us recall once again which translation of the word "sin" from the Hebrew word is "miss", "falling into the goal," or "not doing what one ought to do".
In relation to man, a "sinner" is someone who does something that is contrary to God's plan for him, therefore, obedient to someone else.
All people who live on earth are always obedient to someone. A person can not be disobedient to no one and nothing at all. Since man, as a spiritual creation, is unsure, he was created by God to be led by someone, and obedience as evidence. His will, speaks of the person he decided to be moved by: “Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?” (Romans 6:16).
And if we take into account that man is a non-sovereign spiritual creation, he can not be disobedient to anybody, man was created by God so that he can be led by someone or be always obedient to someone. I.e:
This means that any person who does not do what he should do can be called a "sinner" and his actions are sin. So, to sin - means to transgress someone by established will, rule, statute or law.
What Adam has done today is not considered a sin in the world, and it is sad to realize, but this is even among believers. For the most part, among sinners, fornication is fornication, adultery, murder, lying, stealing, that is, frankly manifested sinful actions. Adam did not do anything of what is considered an open sin, he simply did what God did not say to him: “…But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it…” (Genesis 2:17), so, he did not listen to His will. In the disobedience of man to the will of God for him was the first sin of man, which later became the basis for the sins of all the descendants of Adam: “…For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners…” (Romans 5:19), Or living outside His will and separated from God.
And now attention! It is written: “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9), And on the basis of this verse, born again, confessing sin and accepting forgiveness, forget about the most important, about the basic sin, about the sin on which Satan builds his kingdom, about the sin from which all the sins are drawn - about individual disobedience. It seems that the born-again is easier to repent of obvious sin and to continue to live as it seems right, leaving the base untouched. In Scripture, there is a vivid example of where to start and what is important to always remember, this example is presented in the story with the Pharisee Saul going to Damascus.
Question: "How many sins did Saul do before meeting Jesus on the road to Damascus?". Lots of. But the cause of all of them was disobedience to the Lord. And now we read what happened there: “And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest, And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem. And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven: And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks” (Acts of the Apostles 9:1-5). And now, be careful, what Saul will say will come from his understanding of what is important to God: “And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do?” (Acts of the Apostles 9:6).
Question: "What kind of sins did Saul confess before the Lord Jesus?" Only one - disobedience to the Lord, saying: "What will you tell me to do?". And from that time on, the Lord never once reproached him for everything he had done about His people. Further it is written: “…And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do” (Acts of the Apostles 9:6), or in what exactly you will be obedient, what is your mission. Attention!
The question that the Holy Spirit asked me: "Can a bird sin? Can a fish sin? Can a tree sin? ". I, without speaking out loud, I understand that thay can't. And why? And He answered thus: "They can not evade the specifics for them, from their mission, therefore they groan, as it is written: “For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now” (Romans 8:19-22)”
Before we move on to the next lesson, it's important to note.
Attention! Satan, like the angelic spirit, alone can not, without the participation and consent of a born again, make him disobedient to God's plan. A born-again person has the will, and in his life only what he himself either admits or sows. That is, in order for an event from Satan to take place in the life of the born again, the fallen spirit must exert various targeted pressure on him, forming various circumstances with the goal that the born again in his own words or actions should lead himself out of obedience to God and give place to the devil. This is what the Apostle Paul said about it: “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap” (Galatians 6:7).
How often you can hear someone do something, and then say: "I did not want to do this, but so were the circumstances." And, of course, the circumstances did not happen that way by themselves, there is someone who formed them using other people and with their help forced the person to do or say what will make him disobedient to the Lord.
And now be especially careful. Satan, using his tools: grief, persecution, cares of this century, seduction by wealth and other wishes, has an effect on a person in the natural physical world, doing this primarily through the senses: to see, hear, feel, smell and touch. That is, what he does and how he does is not hidden from the feelings of a person.
Satan's goal is hidden from the senses, but not his method and tools. Everything happens in the natural physical world in the sphere of a person's senses in order to make him disobedient to the plan that God has approved for him.
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