Series: Old School Faith
"Who told you that?"
September 13, 2020 | Mike Solorio
OLD SCHOOL FAITH II
“Who Told You That?”
This story is an opportunity for us to study how satan worked with Adam and Eve and how he works in our lives. When satan operates he doesn't do it in obvious ways, instead...he poses a question!
DID GOD REALLY SAY THAT
The devil is the master question asker. The only one who asks better questions is God!
Gen.3:1 - And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden?”
You cannot defeat your enemy until you have discerned your enemy.
The enemy hangs question marks where God has placed periods!
QUESTION: Where is satan hanging question marks over Gods promises in your life?
Genesis 2:16-17 - "And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; 17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”
The devil will not only hang a question mark on Gods "instructions" but he will also hang a question mark over Gods “intentions"
John 8:44 says "...there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies”
DISOBEDIENCE TO GOD, DISLOCATION FROM GOD
Genesis 3:4-7 - “You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. 5 “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” 6 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. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.”
We sew all kinds of covering for ourselves!
Genesis 3:8-9 - “Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. 9 But the Lord God called to the man,“ Where are you?”
QUESTION: Where are you?
Disobedience to God, Dislocates Us From God!
WHO TOLD YOU THAT
Genesis 3:10-11 - “He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.” 11 And he said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?”
SINS CONSEQUENCE, GODS COVERING
God doesn’t condemn them, He COVERS them!
Genesis 3:21 - "Also for Adam and his wife the Lord God made tunics of skin, and clothed them.”
Romans 5:17 (NKJV) “ –For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.”
John 1:29 (NKJV) “ –Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!”
Adam ate from the tree and there was death, Jesus hung on a tree and there was LIFE!