When you believe Satan’s lies, you will disobey God.
God made Man in His Own Image
6 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” Gen1:26-28
Adam was so intelligent that he named all the animals
19 Out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature, that was its name.
20 So Adam gave names to all cattle, to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper comparable to him. Gen2:19-20
God wanted man to be obedient as to eat of the best of the Land- te Garden of Eden
Life in God’s Garden
8 The LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there He put the man whom He had formed
.9 And out of the ground the LORD God made every tree grow that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
Satan then came and deceived Man to believe a lie that god was withholding what man wanted from him- to be like God. Remember, God created man like Himself- in His own image.
The Temptation and Fall of Man
1 Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?”
2 And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden;
3 but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.’ ”
4 Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die.
5 For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate.
7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings.
Satan deceive man and he fell
Although man was still physically alive after the fall, he became spiritually dead- hence the fear, hiding from god and escaped.
Satan had stolen man’s dominion from him. Little wonder when Satan tempted Jesus in the wilderness he boasted:’io had been delivered to me. Who did? Our first parents!
3 And the devil said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.”
4 But Jesus answered him, saying,
“It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.’ “
5 Then the devil, taking Him up on a high mountain, showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
6 And the devil said to Him, “All this authority I will give You, and their glory; for this has been delivered to me, and I give it to whomever I wish.
Ever wondered why you don’t feel like praying or going to Church when you have disobeyed God? The same reason why Adam and Eve ran from God when they heard his voice.
When you buy the lie of Satan, you will disobey God and forfeit your inheritance to Satan.
Satan is a liar and a Father of it. He uses thesame tactics today as he did then: ‘Deceive them to disinherit them.’ This is his motto.
We thank God for Jesus who came and clinched back our dominion. Col2:15 Dominion lost was regained when Jesu srose from the dead on the third day. And were were crucified with Him and raised together with Him and now seated with Him in heavenly places. That is the truth of the gospel. ( Eph2:1,6)
If you know Jesus as your personal Saviour, the old has gone and the new has come. You are a New Creeature in Christ. You are the redeemed of the Lord- redeemed from the power and manacles of satan and his cohorts. You are the righteousnes of God in Christ Jesus; an overcomer, set free for freedom. God is your Father and you are his child. No weapon fasshioned against you will prosper. All things will work together for you because youlove God and yuare the called according to His purpose.
Refuse to believe the lie of the enemy. If God be for youwho can be against you. You are blessed with every spiritual blessing in heavenly places. Youhave been chosen by God to be His trophy, His Ambassador, instrument of peace and reconciliation, His voice, His hands and feet, part of the royal priesthood, the holy nation, a tree of righteousness, a planting of the Lord, to radiate His glory, honour and praise here on earth.
Commit yourself therefore to obey the Lord in all matters because Goid has your best interest at heart. God is not trying to heide your blessin from you. He has hidden it for you. all youneed to do is seek His face and when you do you will find His grace which is sufficient for you to access your divine inheritance. He will open the eyes of your spirital understanding to know the hope of yor calling and your glorious inheriatance in Christ. and when you do youwillwalk in victory and not defeat. youwill be above and not under. God will fight your battles and youwill eat the best of the Land. Yes reagrdless of the canaanites that are in yor promised land, the land is still yours. God has given it to you. and every placetat the sloe of your feet shall tread belongs to you.
Do not let the enemy short-change you.
When you buy Satan’s lies
You disobey God.
and this is not wise.
Stan on the Word.
Doubt your doubts
and believe your beliefs
Do not doubt in public
what you heard from God in yor closet.
God’s ways are higher than our ways
His thoughts are higher than His thoughts.
so let us reamain in the narrow way
which leads to eternal life.
‘I thought you said, ‘Quote of the day.’
Well that was what I thought it would be but it has turned out to be a sermon. It is good to go with the flow. That is obedience to God as we have just heard. I trust you have been blessed.