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Giants in the Land

Let’s pray, shall we?

Heavenly Father,

Giants= those things in our lives that we have felt too small and powerless to confront. We often feel trapped and are afraid to make moves to advance. Giants can also come about as a result of us doing things that are permissible but not beneficial. Our habits can make or break us as far as walking in “victory”. Father, you alone know the giants that each of us must face in order to come into our promised land. Give us the tools necessary to gain revelation into our own strengths and to see our giant’s weakness. The truth is; we have all been given a measure of faith and it is our focus on YOU instead of our problems and weakness that determines the results of battles. Teach us to be a people mastered in the fine art of being GOD focused instead of drawn in to worldly thinking!

You our dearest Heavenly Father are the mightiest and largest power/principality in the heavens or on the earth. So, it we pit YOU against our giants they diminish and turn into ants! We praise you for pulling back the veil of lies and revealing the truth of Your wisdom, power and glory!! As children of GOD we have the same “spirit” that raised Jesus Christ from the dead on the inside of us. Our job is to go deeper into you, so that more and more of your glory can be revealed.

In the mighty name of Jesus we pray… Amen!

 

Overview of us studies up to this point:

We saw in the first chapter of Genesis that the foundation of our universe is not laid on inert and nonliving matter. Dead rocks have no concern with right conduct. But God, the personal source of our universe, does!

In the creation of man (Genesis 2) there is a reflection of God’s image, giving us ability to distinguish between good and evil, and extending to us the freedom to choose. In Genesis 3-4 we’ve seen the terrible consequences of Adam’s and Eve’s choice of disobedience. In seeing this we have learned that, in God’s universe, there are basic realities with which all must come to grips. Life. Death. Sin.

Now, in the preamble of the story of the Genesis Flood, we meet a world once again deeply divided and their hearts hard towards GOD!

 

 

 

 

Genesis 6: 1-4 MESSAGE BIBLE

When the human race began to increase, with more and more daughters being born, 2 the sons of God noticed that the daughters of men were beautiful. They looked them over and picked out wives for themselves. 3 Then God said, “I’m not going to breathe life into men and women endlessly. Eventually they’re going to die; from now on they can expect a life span of 120 years.” 4 This was back in the days (and also later) when there were giants in the land. The giants came from the union of the sons of God and the daughters of men. These were the mighty men of ancient lore, the famous ones.

Genesis 6:1-4 NEW LIVING TRANSLATION BIBLE

Then the people began to multiply on the earth, and daughters were born to them.2 The sons of God saw the beautiful women and took any they wanted as their wives.3 Then the Lord said, “My Spirit will not put up with humans for such a long time, for they are only mortal flesh. In the future, their normal lifespan will be no more than 120 years.”4 In those days, and for some time after, giant Nephilites lived on the earth, for whenever the sons of God had intercourse with women; they gave birth to children who became the heroes and famous warriors of ancient times.

 

What is Nephilim:


According to the Bible, before the Great Flood of
Noah’s Day – Evil Angels had forsaken their position
in heaven in order to materialize human bodies for
themselves – so that they could have sexual relations
with human women.  The resulting offspring from these
unnatural relations – produced a hybrid group of
Giants (Nephilim) that caused great violence upon
the earth of that time.  One wonders if these same
angels might have been “symbolically” tied and bound
in this area – to the “Euphrates” as part of their
punishment at that time.

 

 

 

God is always faithful and perfectly keeps HIS end of an agreement even though we all too soon lose focus and become distracted from our goal as Christian to reach maturity and we often lose cite what is most important and we change our minds as soon as the tide of our feelings move in a different direction.

We can see GOD is faithful and true to HIS promises because mankind continued to bountifully propagate and fill the earth. In addition while this was going on the rebellion that started in heaven long ago with Lucifer against the “throne of GOD” aka now fallen angel now called Satan and his band of 1/3 of heavens angels also now “fallen” had their eyes on the daughters of men.

Angles were not created for procreation by GOD and these fallen angels once again  found doing what is deemed un-natural and unholy in the eyes of GOD. They were mating with women of the earth because first of all they found them desirable but secondly because they wanted to disrupt and pervert the geneology of man to prevent the birth of “The Lion of Judah” which is Jesus Christ of course!

In the old stories of mythology lore we find these Nephilim giant of men born of the union between the sons of God and the daughters of men!

But GOD… preserved one righteous line of genealogy from Noah and his entire family in order to repopulate the earth.

Let’s define faithful, shall we?

  • True to one’s word, promises, vows, etc.
  • Reliable, trusted, or believed.

Does GOD sound like the place where you’d desire to place your heart and hopes?

Let us define distracted, shall we?

  • Having the attention diverted: As in having our hearts divided between loving GOD and the world!
  • Rendered incapable of behaving, reacting, etc., in a normal manner, as by worry, remorse, or the like; irrational; disturbed

Looking at the definitions between faithful and distracted can we not clearly see illustrated the vast difference between our natural state and GOD’s character?

Have you ever given thought to how it must be for GOD’s heart to be in love with humankind? What if you were in love with someone who was rendered incapable of behaving or reaction in a normal manner and that was prone to being irrational and disturbed? Would you feel secure? Would a relationship built on such a foundation have the necessary backdrop to produce good fruit in your life?

Let’s define perfection!

  • A perfect embodiment or example of something.
  • A quality, trait, or feature of the highest degree of excellence.

God does not ask us to do what only HE can be and live out. HE is perfection!

Let’s define mature!

  • Complete in natural growth or development, as plant and animal forms: a mature rose bush.
  • Fully developed in body or mind, as a person

Our response to GOD’s love for us deep inside the fertile ground of the human heart is a desire to grow and mature in the fruits of GOD’s Holy Spirit. God does not expect perfection of us but HE does desire maturity to come about in it’s season! Each of our fruit ripens in different seasons and stages of life; this is why we cannot and should not compare the garden of our inner lives with the outward season of another!

 

Although you and I may both are children of the Most High GOD (meaning a son or daughter). As far as plants go you may be an apple tree and I an orange tree and it is never wise to compare one fruit with another!  In speaking of children of GOD, I mean those that are repentant of their sin nature. Salvation is possible outside of the Church but not outside of Jesus Christ. ALL are members of GOD’s creation but not all are actually a son or daughter and in right standing with “The Father”.

Do you remember the story of David and Goliath? How did David defeat the giant?

Let’s read a bit of this text.

1 Samuel 17: 26-37 (The Message Bible)

26 David, who was talking to the men standing around him, asked, “What’s in it for the man who kills that Philistine and gets rid of this ugly blot on Israel’s honor? Who does he think he is, anyway, this uncircumcised Philistine, taunting the armies of God-Alive?”

27 They told him what everyone was saying about what the king would do for the man who killed the Philistine.

28 Eliab, his older brother, heard David fraternizing with the men and lost his temper: “What are you doing here! Why aren’t you minding your own business, tending that scrawny flock of sheep? I know what you’re up to. You’ve come down here to see the sights, hoping for a ringside seat at a bloody battle!”

29-30 “What is it with you?” replied David. “All I did was ask a question.” Ignoring his brother, he turned to someone else, asked the same question, and got the same answer as before.

31 The things David was saying were picked up and reported to Saul. Saul sent for him.

32 “Master,” said David, “don’t give up hope. I’m ready to go and fight this Philistine.”

33 Saul answered David, “You can’t go and fight this Philistine. You’re too young and inexperienced—and he’s been at this fighting business since before you were born.”

34-37 David said, “I’ve been a shepherd, tending sheep for my father. Whenever a lion or bear came and took a lamb from the flock, I’d go after it, knock it down, and rescue the lamb. If it turned on me, I’d grab it by the throat, wring its neck, and kill it. Lion or bear, it made no difference—I killed it. And I’ll do the same to this Philistine pig who is taunting the troops of God-Alive. God, who delivered me from the teeth of the lion and the claws of the bear, will deliver me from this Philistine.”

Saul said, “Go. And God help you!”

You see, David’s preparation for this moment of truth came from humble beginnings tending his father’s sheep flock! God knows just the type of preparation necessary to defeat the giants in our lives that are guarding to good GOD has for us in our promised land!

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Death Reigns

This lesson was actually posted on my website a few weeks ago from:

 Genesis 4: 1-26

 Genesis 4:1-26 (MSG) 1 Adam slept with Eve his wife. She conceived and had Cain. She said, “I’ve gotten a man, with God‘s help!” 2 Then she had another baby, Abel. Abel was a herdsman and Cain a farmer. 3 Time passed. Cain brought an offering to God from the produce of his farm. 4 Abel also brought an offering, but from the firstborn animals of his herd, choice cuts of meat. God liked Abel and his offering, 5 but Cain and his offering didn’t get his approval. Cain lost his temper and went into a sulk. 6 God spoke to Cain: “Why this tantrum? Why the sulking? 7 If you do well, won’t you be accepted? And if you don’t do well, sin is lying in wait for you, ready to pounce; it’s out to get you, you’ve got to master it.” 8 Cain had words with his brother. They were out in the field; Cain came at Abel his brother and killed him. 9 God said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” He said, “How should I know? Am I his babysitter?” 10 God said, “What have you done! The voice of your brother’s blood is calling to me from the ground. 11 From now on you’ll get nothing but curses from this ground; you’ll be driven from this ground that has opened its arms to receive the blood of your murdered brother. 12 You’ll farm this ground, but it will no longer give you its best. You’ll be a homeless wanderer on Earth.” 13 Cain said to God, “My punishment is too much. I can’t take it! 14 You’ve thrown me off the land and I can never again face you. I’m a homeless wanderer on Earth and whoever finds me will kill me.” 15 God told him, “No. Anyone who kills Cain will pay for it seven times over.” God put a mark on Cain to protect him so that no one who met him would kill him. 16 Cain left the presence of God and lived in No-Man’s-Land, east of Eden. 17 Cain slept with his wife. She conceived and had Enoch. He then built a city and named it after his son, Enoch. 18 Enoch had Irad, Irad had Mehujael, Mehujael had Methushael, Methushael had Lamech. 19 Lamech married two wives, Adah and Zillah. 20 Adah gave birth to Jabal, the ancestor of all who live in tents and herd cattle. 21 His brother’s name was Jubal, the ancestor of all who play the lyre and flute. 22 Zillah gave birth to Tubal-Cain, who worked at the forge making bronze and iron tools. Tubal-Cain’s sister was Naamah. 23 Lamech said to his wives, Adah and Zillah, listen to me; you wives of Lamech, hear me out: I killed a man for wounding me, a young man who attacked me. 24 If Cain is avenged seven times, for Lamech it’s seventy-seven! 25 Adam slept with his wife again. She had a son whom she named Seth. She said, “God has given me another child in place of Abel whom Cain killed.” 26 And then Seth had a son whom he named Enosh. That’s when men and women began praying and worshiping in the name of God.

Our highlighted discussion scripture verses  have been provided through the mp3 below, enjoy!

We will be back soon with added blog postings.

CainandAbelbibleStudy2

The Man and Woman Sin

 

I greet you in the name of Jesus Christ!

Now, let’s bow our heads and pray

Lord, show us how to resist the enemy in every area of our lives. Enable us to resist his lies by having a full knowledge of the truth of Your Word. Enable us to resist his temptations by knowing Your commandments. Enable us to avoid his traps by the knowledge and wisdom You give us. Thank You, Jesus, that You defeated the enemy when You were crucified on the cross and You have given us authority over him. Because of You we now have the power to resist the enemy, and when we do, he must flee!

Prayer Power Verse: James 4:7

Submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

This week’s lesson is based on Genesis 3:1-19

Genesis 3:1-19 (NLT) 1 The serpent was the shrewdest of all the wild animals the Lord God had made. One day he asked the woman, “Did God really say you must not eat the fruit from any of the trees in the garden?” 2 “Of course we may eat fruit from the trees in the garden,” the woman replied. 3 “It’s only the fruit from the tree in the middle of the garden that we are not allowed to eat. God said, ‘You must not eat it or even touch it; if you do, you will die.’” 4 “You won’t die!” the serpent replied to the woman. 5 “God knows that your eyes will be opened as soon as you eat it, and you will be like God, knowing both good and evil.” 6 The woman was convinced. She saw that the tree was beautiful and its fruit looked delicious, and she wanted the wisdom it would give her. So she took some of the fruit and ate it. Then she gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it, too. 7 At that moment their eyes were opened, and they suddenly felt shame at their nakedness. So they sewed fig leaves together to cover themselves. 8 When the cool evening breezes were blowing, the man and his wife heard the Lord God walking about in the garden. So they hid from the Lord God among the trees. 9 Then the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?” 10 He replied, “I heard you walking in the garden, so I hid. I was afraid because I was naked.” 11 “Who told you that you were naked?” the Lord God asked. “Have you eaten from the tree whose fruit I commanded you not to eat?” 12 The man replied, “It was the woman you gave me who gave me the fruit, and I ate it.” 13 Then the Lord God asked the woman, “What have you done?” “The serpent deceived me,” she replied. “That’s why I ate it.” 14 Then the Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, you are cursed more than all animals, domestic and wild. You will crawl on your belly, groveling in the dust as long as you live. 15 And I will cause hostility between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring. He will strike your head, and you will strike his heel.” 16 Then he said to the woman, “I will sharpen the pain of your pregnancy, and in pain you will give birth. And you will desire to control your husband, but he will rule over you.” 17 And to the man he said, “Since you listened to your wife and ate from the tree whose fruit I commanded you not to eat, the ground is cursed because of you. All your life you will struggle to scratch a living from it. 3 18 It will grow thorns and thistles for you, though you will eat of its grains. 19 By the sweat of your brow will you have food to eat until you return to the ground from which you were made. For you were made from dust, and to dust you will return.”

Adam was the first man — created by God, he became the father of the human race.

Eve was the wife of Adam, mother of the human race.

This text is rich and there are so many different directions we could go in but just because time limits us we must choose a few verses to use as a focal point. I am not picking on us women here by choosing the text below because the entire text clearly says that both Adam and Eve sinned and so did the serpent but the focal points of our study today will be more closely centered on Eve.

  

Genesis 3:1 (MSG) The serpent was clever, more clever than any wild animal God had made. He spoke to the Woman: “Do I understand that God told you not to eat from any tree in the garden?”

1.     Takeaway point

As I read this text in preparation for our lesson this week many things went through my mind. Like the fact that it sounds too wild to believe that a woman was speaking to a snake! But, what we must remember is that the serpent was clever and shrewd. You see, he wanted to make himself appear as if he were a natural part of The Garden of Eden. There were many snakes and serpents in the garden so it is not a surprise that Satan chose to take on the form of an animal that was a part of the natural habitat. The bible tells us that the serpent was one of the most beautiful animals in the garden (prior to the fall). The bible also tells us that Satan was the most beautiful angel in heaven before iniquity was found in him). So, it is not a surprise that he would choose this animal in the garden in order to speak to Eve.

Fallen angels or demons have certain “spiritual” qualities and we will go into some detail on this matter later on in our studies.

 The physical serpent was a created creature that had no defense against Satan’s attack. So it was used for “unholy” purposes.

Eve’s mistake was to engage in a conversation with the enemy and this was further compounded in that she lacked the fruit of humility. She allowed herself to be talked into wanting what GOD was only to possess. She also mistakenly believed that she could handle this serpent alone. Let this be a lesson to us! GOD paired us off into two’s and it is a commandment that we are to love the Lord our GOD with all of our mind, heart and souls and lean not to our own understanding in all of our ways we are commanded to acknowledge Him then He will direct our paths. So, GOD and Adam should have been with Eve before she entered into that conversation with the serpent!! A tri fold triangle is not easily broken!

Genesis 3:15-16 (MSG) 15 I’m declaring war between you and the Woman, between your offspring and hers. He’ll wound your head, you’ll wound his heel.” 16 He told the Woman: “I’ll multiply your pains in childbirth; you’ll give birth to your babies in pain. You’ll want to please your husband, but he’ll lord it over you.”

2.  Takeaway point

Why is it considered a sin to make choices that go counter to GOD’s Will? I wondered this for many years myself. You see, there are standards and GOD does not just do right things HE is righteousness. GOD does not just tell the truth HE is the truth. GOD does not just love HE is love. Why then would any good thing happen by us going against righteousness, truth, and love? To go against these fundamental building blocks of living is “evil” and GOD has the right to “judge” this state of affairs. Our disdain of being judged should only apply when someone other than GOD is typing casting themselves in this role! We can assess the facts of a situation and draw conclusions so that we can make changes in our behaviors but we are not to judge a person’s fundamental worthiness. Only The Word of GOD is sharp enough to “slice” between soul and spiritual conditions within a person. Our personal assessments cannot penetrate that deeply into the spirit which is timeless. When dealing with people we can see symptoms meaning behaviors that they display but that tip of the ice berg is only 10% the other 90% is submerged beneath the surface of the water and once again this is something that GOD along can deal with.

Psychology deals with fixing the mind but it is the heart meaning the “soulish” qualities of a person that needs to be realigned before re- aligning can take full effect for the good.

Our GOD created Eve for the main purpose of relationship to Adam. All of her “punishment” would fall into this area of life. GOD had created her with a special anointing to carry out her given task. In GOD’s mercy HE did not strip of the ability to relate altogether but there would be some hardship and pain involved in that process.  This is to cause her to learn to lean of GOD and to develop humility (as we discussed above).

Down the passage of time, the seed of the woman would be our Savior Jesus Christ!! GOD created a family line in which Jesus Christ could be born into the human race! Christ “crushed” the head of the serpent which means the authority he gain in the garden through the work done on “The Cross”!

Now that the work has been done on “The Cross” we can begin to redeem some of what was “lost” in the garden. In a marriage between two believers in Jesus Christ a man does not, should not rule over his wife under any banner but the love of Jesus Christ. He, the husband is also to submit himself to the Lordship of Jesus Christ! One that is in authority should also be under authority!! Least his rule become only a manifestation of his “fleshy” desire to dominate.  All things, even power that is derived from GOD walked out under the fruit and banner of agape love takes on a glorious countenance!  And once again man and woman become partners in life even though we walk out different roles. Christ was equal to His Father in heaven but while on earth he took on the form of a servant and made Himself obedient unto GOD even to the point of death. Men and women were created equally but in order to be in the perfect Will of GOD we humble ourselves to our own husbands in the spirit of worship and love of our GOD. We don’t need a two headed monster in our homes. It should be two hearts living in just one mind and that mind is the Mind of Christ!!!

1. What did the serpent ask the woman, and how did she respond? (3:1-3)

2. What happened when Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit? (3:6-7

3. What’s the problem with having “knowledge of good and evil”? 

4. What do these verses tell us about temptation and how to resist it? 

5. How does this original sin affect us on a daily basis?

6. What does the fact that Adam and Eve felt no shame before their sin and that they felt shame after their sin tell us about the effects of sin?

Man’s Original Blessedness

My Dearest Heavenly Father,
  
You are everything and the Author ( Alpha) and finisher (Omega) of my faith!
Thank you for entrusting me with your “Word”. Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in your sight. Bless every heart that encounters theses online studies and always prosper your “Word”.
  
In Jesus name we pray…
  
Amen! 
  
  
  
Genesis 2:1-25 (Today’s Reading Verses)
  
Highlighted Vesese for today’s discussion  (Genesis 2:15-22)
  
My Thoughts and Commentary :
  
God created Adam for purposeful and meaningful work. This is why he was placed in the garden!
When GOD  blesses us with increase we are expected to take good care of it or to be good stewards. We are not to take an attitude of ownership of the gifts that GOD bestows upon us but instead we are to love and appreciate the giver of these blessings even more than before. 
  
God commanded, or told Adam what he was to do in his new home. God said ” You can eat from any tree in the garden, except from the Tree-of knowledge of Good and Evil. Don’t eat from it. The moment you eat from that tree you’re dead.”
  
The woman was there with the man from the start as GOD created him, but at first GOD choose to allow her to live within Adam. But as Adam named everything else he became aware of the fact that he lacked a companion as the other animals had. 
  
Do you see how our GOD helps us to become aware of a need (inside of ourselves) before providing an objective/outer solution to our longing? Adam had to discover for himself that he was better off sharing his life with a companion.
  
Adam knew he had come from GOD and that he had “dominion” over the other life forms and the ground or Earth herself but within his new found companion “Eve” he now felt he belonged to a community and this expanded or made him fruitful in his soul because he was able to share his, love life and world with his “wife”.
  
intimacy Means allowing one to see into you. Genesis chapter 2 verse 25 reads.
  
The two of them, the man and his Wife, were naked, but they felt no shame. Naked means in every way, not just physically.
  
Takeaway Study points:  

 

  

  

  • What are some of the joys and frustrations of marriage?
  • What makes forbidden things so tempting?  
  • What did God put in the middle of the Garden of Eden? (2:9)
  • What did God say was not good? (2:18)

 

 

  • How did God create woman, and what was Adam’s response to her? (2:21-23)
  • What would be the result of man becoming united with his wife? (2:24)
  • What is one thing you can do to improve your relationship with your spouse or a good friend? 

 

 For our next bible study; our reading and Study reference” The Message Bible” will take us  to the book of JOHN so that we can began to tie our learning of the Old Testament foundations into our New Testament revelations. A through knowledge of both is necessary and essential to being able to properly discern the “Word” of GOD. 

Then we will come back to Genesis for chapters 3 and 4 before once again jumping to the New Testament in the book of JOHN.
 

Heaven and Earth “The Created Ages” Lesson 2

Allow me to open with a prayer from this point forward as it pertains to our Bible Studies.

 Please bow your heads along with me.

Heavenly Father,

Thank you for this day and the opportunity for your Holy Spirit to fully live and breathe in your earthly bodies. Father we invite your Holy Spirit into this lesson as HE is the Master Teacher. I am but the vehicle. Bless each soul that reads and participates in these lessons. Plant, and water each seed so that eventually they will produce “Holy” fruit that YOU may be gloried in this earth.

In Your Name JESUS we pray

AMEN!

 

I just want to say that our online Bible Studies can be as involved or as short as necessary. I am allowing the LORD to develop a format for the lessons as things progress. So, there will be changes and revisions to come in how these lessons are shared with you.

With that in mind, I will take each lesson and each day as a single treasure and allow the Spirit of GOD to direct me.

In order to condense these lessons because the details could swallow us up! I will take out a Key set of verses from our entire reading for that day and give some takeaway points for you to ponder.

I want you all to know that am humbled in the undertaking of the task of teaching GOD‘s Word on this level. I am obeying a command HE gave me two years ago in offering these studies. If you are a prayer warrior please pray for me! As I am anything but perfect. Yet GOD’s Word is. Enough said!!  I have done more bible research in the last few days than I ever have in my entire life. WOW, I’m learning and growing! It is true, when you set out to be a blessing, then GOD blesses the one HE is using in ways I could never have foreseen 🙂

Please feel free to share any insights that you may have here on this blog or by e-mailing me directly.

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If I make any mistakes kindly in the spirit of love bring it to my attention ( I would be most grateful). Typos could be an issue at times but at other times I may just have over looked or missed some important piece of information.

These lesson are not exhaustive by any means. If they were, we would never finish. The Word of GOD is suppose to constantly reveal new treasures.  We can never say it all!! We can go deeper still!

Remember, I am praying for each of you that GOD will perform HIS perfect Work in each of your lives:-)

Now, that I have expressed all of that without further a due here is the actually lesson.

As Genesis unfolds from our introductory lesson “Genesis 1:1-2” on yesterday, we encounter GOD reconstruction of the earth and HIS creating the first humans

Unless I say otherwise our lesson texts will always be taken from the Message Remix// Pause Bible.

Today’s Scripture Reading Genesis 1: 1-2:7

26 God spoke: “Let us make human beings in our image, make them reflecting our nature So they can be responsible for the fish in the sea, the birds in the air, the cattle, And, yes, Earth itself, and every animal that moves on the face of Earth.”
27 God created human beings; he created them godlike, Reflecting God’s nature. He created them male and female.
28 God blessed them: “Prosper! Reproduce! Fill Earth! Take charge! Be responsible for fish in the sea and birds in the air, for every living thing that moves on the face of Earth.”

 

Take Away Points:

 

   

As we can clearly see GOD first thinks then speaks all created things into existence.

This process has brought some confusion and doubt with the creation process but do we not think about things first, then we speak of them, then we follow through with physical action? In this way, we were created in HIS image and likeness!

It is sometimes difficult for us as humans to comprehend the personage of GOD and the things HE can do moves far beyond what is “reasonable” in our minds hence the arguments between science and the Biblical account of creation. GOD is very natural. So natural in fact that HIS naturalness is Supernatural! The things we can do as adults can be hard for a small child to comprehend and perhaps we may seem to have super-human strength ( to their little eyes) because in many cases we posses reasoning abilities and physical skills that far surpass our little ones current functional levels.

Jesus tells us that it is not possible to enter into the Kingdom of Heaven unless we become like a little child. 

If GOD were not head and shoulders above us in every way would HE engender our awe and worship?

GOD is not like man that HE would lie. GOD does not just tell the truth HE is the Truth!! 

It’s important to take note of the fact that GOD created an environment for Adam to live in before creating him (Adam). It shows the importance of order and responsibility. Man should secure a means of making a living and providing a home before marrying and having a family. This is the proper order, because this is the way GOD himself dealt with Adam and then Adam in turn modeled this for Eve. In today’s society we often move in the exact reverse of this ordering. Teen and adults engage in sexual relations, a child is the by-product. What happened to providing the proper foundation, ground work and order so that all parties can be fruitful and multiply? We can not be fruitful and multiply or increase when our security is breached before the basic needs of life are firmly established. . Children will always be insecure in a home where the relationship between the mother and father is not “solid”. We as adults will always experience deep seated insecurity as long as we lack understanding of our origins and beginnings. A firm understanding of the personage of GOD and our relationship to HIM is the only thing that brings lasting security.

Joy in the LORD must be something we constantly feast upon for without this kind of love in our souls we cannot obey HIS command to increase spiritually, mentally and physically.

Love the LORD your GOD with all of your mind, heart and soul! To do this, we must know HIM.

This is why one should give our hearts and minds over to the study of GOD’s love letter… The Bible!

These lessons are offered in this sweet “Spirit”. 

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