THE FALL OF MAN; THE DAWN OF DARKNESS.

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WELCOME BACK FAMILY, WERE SO GLAD TO HAVE YOU HERE ONCE AGAIN.

HERE WE ARE DIVING INTO THE WORD TO DISCOVER WHO WE ARE IN CHRIST JESUS; GODS PLAN FOR OUR LIVES. WHAT DOES GOD WANT FROM US? WOW!!!!!! WEVE HAD A WONDERFUL RIDE SO FAR. WE ARE STILL ON THE VERY IMPORTANT, AND VERY DELICATE, QUESTION; WHY IN THIS WORLD DID JESUS COME?”, AND WE GOT AS FAR AS THE DEATH OF ADAM.”

IF YOU WITH US FOR THE FIRST TIME, YOU ARE WELCOME, WITH LOVE INTO THE FAMILY. MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME, AND SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS WITH THE REST OF THE COMMUNITYWE’VE GONE A BIT DEEP INTO THIS SERIES. SO, DO GO FOR OUR PREVIOUS POSTS; THERE ARE QUITE A LOT THAT WE HAVE DISCOVERED, SO FAR.

 

BACK TO THE QUESTION 

WE ARE STILL SPEAKING ABOUT WHY IN TH WORLD DID JESUS COME?  JESUS THE SON OF GOD. HE CAME, BUT WHY? FOR WHAT REASON? WHY DID HE COME? WELL, WE HAD TO START FROM THE BEGINNING TO UNDERSTAND THE STORY OF JESUS CHRIST, THE GOOD NEWS ABOUT JESUS.

 

BACKGROUND STORY

WHEN GOD MADE THIS WORLD, EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT. NO STAIN, NO CORRUPTION IN GODS CREATION. YES, ADAM WAS PERFECT, ADAM WAS INNOCENT. HE WAS PURE AND SINLESS. BUT THEN, GOD GAVE ADAM A SIMPLE COMMAND. GOD TOLD HIM THAT HE COULD EAT FROM ANY TREE IN THE GARDEN, EXCEPT FROM THE TREE OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL. THEN, GOD GAVE ADAM A COMPANION AND HE WAS HAPPY; HE AND EVE LIVED TOGETHER.

BUT THEN ONE DAY, THE DEVIL CAME AND BEGUILED EVE, AND MADE HER DESIRE TO EAT THE TREE. WHEN EVE ATE THE FRUIT, SHE GAVE SOME TO ADAM WHO ATE ALSO. THAT WAS WHEN MAN SINNED; THAT WAS WHEN HE BECAME SEPARATED FROM GOD.


DID GOD LIE?

WELL IN THE PREVIOUS SESSION, WE WERE ASKING THIS QUESTION “WAS GOD LYING WHEN HE TOLD MAN THAT HE WOULD DIE THE VERY DAY HE ATE THE FRUIT?” WHAT HAPPENED TO MAN WHEN HE DISOBEYED GOD? LET’S FIND OUT IF GOD WAS REALLY LYING.

GENESIS 2: 1617

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.

DID YOU SEE THAT? GOD TOLD ADAM (AND IM PARAPHRASING)

YOU CAN ENJOY YOURSELF WITH WHATEVER FRUIT, ANY TREE, YOU WANT. YOU CAN HAVE ANY DELICACY YOU DESIRE. BUT I JUST WANT YOU TO REFRAIN FROM EATING FROM THE TREE OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL. IF YOU DO, THAT VERY SAME  DAY, YOU ARE GOING TO DIE.”

HOWEVER, THE BIBLE DECLARED THAT AFTER ADAM SINNED, AND ATE THE FRUIT, HE STILL LIVED TO BE 930 YEARS OLD. YES HE DIED EVENTUALLY, BUT IT WASNT AS GOD HAD DECLAREDADAM DIDNT PASS OUT THAT VERY SAME DAY

SO, WAS GOD LYING WHEN HE DECLARED THAT ADAM WAS GOING TO DIE THAT SAME DAY.  NO HE WASNT; GOD CANT LIE. GOD WASNT LYING, ADAM DID DIE.

BUT HOW COULD HE HAVE DIED THAT VERY SAME DAY? THE BIBLE DECLARED THAT ADAM WALKED OUT OF THE GARDEN. HE LIVED, AND HAD CAIN, AND THEN ABEL, THEN SETH, AND MANY MORE(GENESIS 4: 1-2, 5). SO HOW COULD HAVE DIED THAT VERY SAME DAY? 

 THE DEATH THAT WENT UNNOTICED

YES ADAM DIED. IN FACT, THEY BOTH DIED; SPIRITUALLY. SPIRITUAL DEATH TOOK PLACE THE DAY ADAM AND EVE ATE FROM THE TREE OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL.

WHAT IS SPIRITUAL DEATH? SPIRITUAL DEATH IS SEPARATION FROM GOD. WHEN GOD DECLARED THAT ADAM WAS GOING TO DIE, HE WASNT REFERRING TO A PHYSICAL DEATH. NO HE WAS TALKING ABOUT A SPIRITUAL DEATH. THE BIBLE CONFIRMS IT IN EPHESIANS 2: 45

But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, 5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)

DID YOU SEE THAT? WE WERE DEAD IN SINS, THE GOOD NEWS VERSION WOULD SAY WE WERE SPIRITUALLY DEAD IN OUR DISOBEDIENCE.” SO THERE IS  A KIND OF DEATH CALLED SPIRITUAL DEATH.

DEAD SPIRITUALLY? WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

WHAT EXACTLY IS SPIRITUAL DEATH? IT IS SEPARATION FROM GOD. 

IN 1 JOHN 1: 5 THE BIBLE DECLARES THAT GOD IS LIGHT AND IN HIM THERE IS NO DARKNESS AT ALL. DARKNESS IS SYMBOLIC FOR SIN. SO IN GOD, THERE IS NO SIN. IF THERE IS NO SIN IN GOD, THERE IS ALSO NO DEATH IN GOD, FOR THE RESULT OF SIN IS DEATH. (ROMANS 6:23) THERE IS NO DEATH IN GOD, ONLY LIFE. JOHN 1: 4 MAKES IT PLAIN

 In him was life;  and the life was the light of men.

IN HIM WAS LIFE; LIFE COMES FROM GOD. THEREFORE IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD, LIFE IS MADE AVAILABLE. WHEN ADAM SINNED, ADAM WAS SEPARATED FROM GOD;HE WAS CUT OFF THAT LIFE. HE DIED AND JOINED THE DEVIL IN THE KINGDOM OF DARKNESS. SO, THAT WAS WHAT GOD WAS REFERRING TO; SPIRITUAL DEATH. THEREFORE, THE MOMENT ADAM SINNED, SOMETHING HAPPENED TO HIM SPIRITUALLY!!!!! HE DIED SPIRITUALLY. THOUGH HE WAS ALIVE PHYSICALLY, HE WAS SPIRITUALLY DEAD BECAUSE HE WAS CUT OFF FROM GOD. THAT EVENTUALLY LED TO HIS PHYSICAL DEATH.


THE BEGINNING OF ADAM’S END

BUT SOMETHING MORE THAN THAT HAPPENED THAT DAY.  WHEN ADAM SINNED, HE BECAME CORRUPTED. WHEN GOD MADE ADAM, HE WAS PLEASED WITH WHAT HE MADE. HE DECLARED, AFTER HIS FINAL INSPECTION, THAT IT WAS VERY GOOD”. BEFORE ADAM FELL, HE WAS PERFECT AND PURE. AFTER ADAM FELL, HE BECAME IMPERFECT. HE BECAME CORRUPTED WITH SIN.

WHAT IS SIN?

SIN IS MORE THAN JUST AN ACTION. I WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND THIS. SIN IS MORE THAN JUST STEALING. NO, THE THEFT IS JUST A RESULT OF SIN. BUT WHAT EXACTLY IS SIN? I WANT YOU TO THINK ABOUT IT. WHAT IS SIN? THINK ABOUT, BECAUSE WE ARE GOING TO DISCUSS IT IN OUR NEXT VIDEO. BUT TILL THEN, UNDERSTAND THIS;

  • MAN DIED SPIRITUALLY WHEN HE SINNED AGAINST GOD.
  • MAN BECAME CORRUPTED WHEN HE SINNED AGAINST GOD.

BUT WHAT IS SIN?

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

ASK YOURSELVES THAT QUESTION. AND PLEASE SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS, OPINIONS, AND/OR QUESTIONS WITH US VIA THE COMMENTS SECTION BELOW. WE REALLY WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU.

WE ONE COMMUNITY OF TRUTH LOVERS; WHAT TRUTH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE SUBJECT QUESTION? ANYBODY CAN PARTAKE AND CONTRIBUTE.

WHAT DO YOU THINK SIN IS?

 I HOPE YOU FIND THE ANSWER, BECAUSE WERE GOING TO FIND OUT IF YOU WERE RIGHT OR WRONG IN THE NEXT VIDEO.

DEEP IS GOOD.

AND REMEMBER, FOR US TO ANSWER WHY JESUS CAME, WE HAVE TO START FROM THE VERY BEGINNING. WE HAVE TO ANALYZE THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM. YOU KNOW, WHEN A FARMER HAS A SICK TREE TO SAVE, HE DOESNT START HIS DIAGNOSIS FROM THE FRUITS. NO, NORMALLY HE STARTS FROM THE ROOTS BEFORE PRESCRIBING MEDICINE FOR THE TREE. IN THE SAME WAY, WE ARE DIVING DEEP. WE ARE STARTING FROM THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM SO THAT WE CAN FULLY UNDERSTAND THE REASON WHY JESUS CAME.

WHY IN THE WORLD DID JESUS COME?

WE WILL BE BACK IN THE NEXT VIDEOBUT TILL THEN STAY BLESSED, WALK IN GRACE, AND WALK IN THE LOVE OF GOD.

GOD BLESS YOU.

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21 comments

  1. Hi Soul Ja,
    You are so right with this.

    Unbelievers would say God lies but it doesn’t occur to them that he meant spiritual death.

    And that’s why ever since man has battled with sins.

  2. HELLO SEUN, THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR COMMENT. AND YOU ARE RIGHT.

    YOU SEE, THE BIBLE NEVER CONTRADICTS ITSELF;THAT IS ONE OF THE REASONS WHY I LOVE IT SO MUCH. MANY PEOPLE MAKE SUCH MISTAKES A LOT; INTERPRETING THE SCRIPTURES IN ISOLATION. NO, GOD’S WORD COMPLEMENTS ITSELF. THEREFORE, IT IS NECESSARY TO INTERPRET THE SCRIPTURES WITH SCRIPTURE. OTHERWISE WE CAN ERR.

    MOST PEOPLE READ, INTO THEIR MINDS, WHAT THEY THINK THAT GOD SHOULD HAVE SAID, INSTEAD OF WHAT HE ACTUALLY SAID. WHAT HE SAID IS PLAIN.

    IF ONLY WE WOULD TAKE THE TIME TO SEARCH THE WORD, THERE WOULD BE LESS ASSUMPTIONS, LESS MISCONCEPTIONS AND MORE EFFECTIVENESS IN CHRISTIANITY TODAY.

    YOU KNOW, GOD’S WORD IS ONE BEAUTIFUL LOVE STORY TO THE CHURCH. IN IT, GOD LAYS OUT HIS “BLUE PRINT”, FOR MANKIND, FOR ALL TO SEE. MANY READ ABOUT IT, BUT SADLY, FEW UNDERSTAND IT.

    I WILL BE POSTING MORE ARTICLES, SOON, TO EXPLAIN WHY THE WORLD IS SO MESSED UP. WATCH OUT FOR THEM.

    QUICK QUESTION, WHY DID GOD PLANT THE FRUIT IN THE GARDEN IF HE KNEW THAT IT WOULD MAKE ADAM SIN? WAS GOD TEMPTING ADAM? WHAT DO YOU THINK?

    P.S DON’T MIND MY USE OF CAPITAL LETTER, THAT’S JUST THE WAY I AM. PLUS I ALREADY EXPLAIN A BIT, TO “VICKY”, UNDER MY FIRST ARTICLE

    THANKS AND GOD BLESS YOU.

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    1. Hi Soul Ja,

      All you’ve said is true. People take scriptures in isolation and twist it to mean what they want.

      I will definitely look forward to them.

      Hmm I think God planted it there so we could exercise our free will. Just like He said this is life and death; choose one.

      He isn’t a slave master like people think.

      No problem with the caps. I like it for emphasis.

      Thanks much. Amen and may he bless you too..
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    1. HELLO IPUNA, THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR COMMENT, I REALLY APPRECIATE.

      I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHAT YOU THINK; WHY DID GOD PLANT THE TREE IN THE GARDEN IF HE KNEW ADAM WOULD FALL FOR THE DEVIL’S TRICK? WHY DIDN’T GOD TAKE THE TEMPTATION AWAY?

      NO PRESSURE, JUST WANT TO KNOW WHAT YOU THINK.

      ANYBODY ELSE CAN ALSO ATTEMPT TO ANSWER.

      GOD BLESS YOU.

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  3. Something that my husband has always thrown out there as a question to ponder (based on the scripture, “many are called but few are chosen”: Why would God even create people\world if he knew few would be chosen or not make it to Heaven? Thoughts?

  4. DEEP QUESTION TAMARA,
    THIS TIME, I’LL LIKE TO LEAVE IT OPEN FOR THE COMMUNITY TO HELP US UNDERSTAND WHY GOD WOULD DO THAT.

    BUT HERE’S A QUICK RESPONSE TO THE QUESTION.

    “MANY ARE CALLED BUT FEW ARE CHOSEN”. THAT’S QUITE TRUE, BUT NOW WE HAVE TO ASK OURSELVES THIS IMPORTANT QUESTION; “WHO IS THE ONE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CHOOSING?”

    2 TIMOTHY 2:20-25 ANSWERS THE QUESTION BEAUTIFULLY (STUDY IT CAREFULLY, AND YOU’LL UNDERSTAND WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT). ALTHOUGH THERE ARE MANY DISHES IN A HOUSE, ONLY THOSE WHO MAKE THEMSELVES CLEAN WILL BE USED, BY THE MASTER, FOR SPECIAL EVENTS. IN THE SAME WAY, ALTHOUGH THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE IN THE WORLD, ONLY THOSE WHO ACCEPTS THE SALVATION OF JESUS CHRIST WILL MAKE IT TO HEAVEN.

    THEREFORE, GOD IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR PEOPLE NOT MAKING IT TO HEAVEN. ON THE CONTRARY, HE WANTS EVERYBODY TO BE CHOSEN; THAT IS WHY HE SENT JESUS CHRIST TO MAKE IT POSSIBLE. BUT YOU SEE, THE “CHOOSING” ASPECT OF IT LIES HEAVILY ON THE PEOPLE CONCERNED.

    HERE’S THE TRUTH; GOD INVITES, HE DOESN’T FORCE HIS GIFT ON ANYBODY (REVELATIONS 3:20). HE EXTENDS HIS GIFT OF SALVATION (LIKE HE’S DOING THROUGH H.J TRUTH) AND THOSE WHO ACCEPT HIM WILL COUNTED AMONG THE CHOSEN ONES.

    WHEN YOU ARE PANNING FOR GOLD BY THE RIVERSIDE, THERE’S A HIGH POSSIBILITY THAT YOU’D GET LESS THAN 10% OF THE AVAILABLE GOLD DEPOSIT. YET THE JOY OF FINDING ANOTHER NUGGET FAR OUTWEIGHS THE REGRET OF MISSING OUT ON THE REST. YOU CAN SPEND YOUR ENTIRE DAY PANNING UP AND DOWN THE SHORE, BUT THE HANDFUL/SACKFUL OF GOLD DEFINITELY MAKES UP FOR ALL WORK.

    IN THE SAME WAY, GOD CREATED THE WORLD HOPING TO GET EVERYBODY. BUT THE FEW WHO ACCEPT HIS INVITATION ARE ENOUGH REWARD FOR ALL HIS EFFORTS. EVEN IF IT WAS ONLY ONE SINNER WHO WAS SAVED BY JESUS, IT STILL WOULD HAVE BEEN WORTH IT (MATTHEW 18:12-14).

    THANKS FOR THAT BEAUTIFUL QUESTION, I HOPE THE ANSWER WOULD SUFFICE FOR NOW. ANYBODY ELSE CAN ALSO CONTRIBUTE TOWARDS THE QUESTION, BUT TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK TAMARA, I’D LOVE HEAR FROM YOU.

    GOD BLESS YOU.

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  5. HELLO WELLS (I LOVE THAT NAME)

    THANKS SO MUCH FOR THOSE KIND WORDS, WE’LL DEFINITELY BE LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AROUND.

    WATCH OUT FOR OUR NEXT POST COMING OUT IN A FEW DAYS; THERE IS STILL A WHOLE TREASURE CHEST TO OPEN. WE HAVE BARELY SCRATCHED THE FRINGES OF THIS WONDERFUL CHRISTIAN LIFE, IT IS A WHOLE WORLD ON IT’S OWN.

    GOD BLESS YOU.

    (angel)(angel)(angel)(angel)(angel)

  6. AAWWWWW, I’M SO TOUCHED BY THOSE 😃😃😃👼👼

    ANYWAY, YOU HIT THE NAIL RIGHT ON THE HEAD. GREAT ANSWER; GOD ISN’T A SLAVE MASTER. IF HE WAS THE WORLD WOULD STILL HAVE BEEN PERFECT BECAUSE HE WOULD HAVE FORCED EVERYBODY TO CHOOSE RIGHT. BUT YOU SEE, THAT IS NOT SO.

    GOD WANTS US TO BE SAVED, BUT HE WILL NOT FORCE US AGAINST OUR WILL. HE WANTS US TO CHOOSE HIM; HE WANTS US TO CHOOSE LIFE.

    MANY PEOPLE THINK, A LOT OF THE TIME, THAT WHEN BAD THINGS HAPPENS, IT’S PROBABLY THE WILL OF GOD. THAT IS NOT SO. IT WAS NEVER THE WILL OF GOD THAT MAN SHOULD DIE, OR SUFFER, OR BE CORRUPTED BY SIN. IT WAS THE RESULT OF ADAM’S CHOICE. GOD DID NOT FORCE ADAM TO OBEY HIM.

    THERE CONSEQUENCES, GOOD AND BAD, FOR ALL OUR CHOICES. SHOULD WE CHOOSE TO OBEY GOD, HIS BLESSINGS COME OUR WAY. SHOULD WE CHOOSE TO DISOBEY HIM AND WALK IN SIN, THE CONSEQUENCE IS DEATH (ROMANS 6:21).

    23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

    “DEATH” IN THAT SCRIPTURE ALSO ENCOMPASSES SPIRITUAL DEATH, “FINANCIAL DECAY”, MARITAL INSTABILITY, EMOTIONAL BURDEN, AS WELL AS MANY OTHERS.

    BUT JESUS SAID IN MATTHEW 11:28

    28 “Come to me, all of you who are tired from carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest.

    WHICH WOULD YOU CHOOSE, LIFE OR DEATH?

    I CHOOSE LIFE; I CHOOSE JESUS.

    WOW, IT’S BEEN GREAT TALKING TO YOU. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THAT CONTRIBUTION, GOD BLESS YOU.

    AND I LOVE YOUR BLOG, BY THE WAY. I FIND IT TO BE VERY CLASSY WITH LOTS OF GOOD INFO.
    http://www.mokrystal.com.ng/

    THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR THOUGHTS WITH THE COMMUNITY. GOD BLESS YOU

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  7. 😃😃😃HELLO FRIEND😃😃,

    THANKS FOR THE COMPLEMENTS, WE ARE HERE BECAUSE WE CARE. WE ARE HERE TO HELP OTHERS, AND MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE.

    DO WATCH OUT FOR MORE POSTS. YOU CAN ALSO SUBSCRIBE TO TO BLOG TO GET UPDATES ON NEW ARTICLES.

    THANKS, AND STAY BLESSED

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