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DIVINE PRODUCTION

God’s Force For Redemption

  1. Great Freedom

  2. The abundant fruit of creation.


God’s Tree

One particular area that God reserved for Himself and that was the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.


God Taught


STINKING THINKING


God Is A Producer

 15The LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.


17but 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."


Genesis 3

The Fall

 1Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the LORD God had made.

   

   He said to the woman, "Did God actually say, 'You[a] shall not eat of any tree in the garden'?" 2And the woman said to the serpent, "We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, 3but God said, 'You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.'" 4 But the serpent said to the woman, "You will not surely die. 5For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil." 6So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate. 7 Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loincloths.

 8And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden. 9But the LORD God called to the man and said to him, "Where are you?" 10And he said, "I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself." 11He said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?" 12The man said, "The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit of the tree, and I ate." 13Then the LORD God said to the woman, "What is this that you have done?" The woman said, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate."

 14The LORD God said to the serpent,

   "Because you have done this,
   cursed are you above all livestock
   and above all beasts of the field;
on your belly you shall go,
   and dust you shall eat
   all the days of your life.
15I will put enmity between you and the woman,
   and between your offspring and her offspring;
he shall bruise your head,
   and you shall bruise his heel."

 16To the woman he said,

   "I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing;
    in pain you shall bring forth children.
Your desire shall be for your husband,
   and he shall rule over you."

 17And to Adam he said,

   "Because you have listened to the voice of your wife
   and have eaten of the tree
of which I commanded you,
   'You shall not eat of it,'
cursed is the ground because of you;
    in pain you shall eat of it all the days of your life;
18thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you;
   and you shall eat the plants of the field.
19By the sweat of your face
   you shall eat bread,
till you return to the ground,
   for out of it you were taken;
for you are dust,
   and to dust you shall return."

 20The man called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living. 21And the LORD God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skins and clothed them.

 22Then the LORD God said, "Behold, the man has become like one of us in knowing good and evil. Now, lest he reach out his hand and take also of the tree of life and eat, and live forever—" 23therefore the LORD God sent him out from the garden of Eden to work the ground from which he was taken. 24He drove out the man, and at the east of the garden of Eden he placed the cherubim and a flaming sword that turned every way to guard the way to the tree of life.




Satan is only a force for failure.

Isaiah 14:12-15 (English Standard Version)

 12"How you are fallen from heaven,
   O Day Star, son of Dawn!
How you are cut down to the ground,
   you who laid the nations low!
13You said in your heart,
    'I will ascend to heaven;
above the stars of God
    I will set my throne on high;
I will sit on the mount of assembly
   in the far reaches of the north;
14I will ascend above the heights of the clouds;
   I will make myself like the Most High.'
15 But you are brought down to Sheol,
   to the far reaches of the pit.




Ezekiel 28:17 (English Standard Version)

17 Your heart was proud because of your beauty;
   you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor.
I cast you to the ground;
   I exposed you before kings,
   to feast their eyes on you.



  1. Recognition of God

  2. Delegation

  3. Stewardship - all of these issues are important and eternal, these have bearing on human history.

Proverbs 6:16-19 (English Standard Version)

 16There are six things that the LORD hates,
   seven that are an abomination to him:
17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue,
   and hands that shed innocent blood,
18 a heart that devises wicked plans,
    feet that make haste to run to evil,
19 a false witness who breathes out lies,
   and one who sows discord among brothers.



Satan’s real problem was with God!

  1. Authority

  2. Obedience

  3. Faithfulness


A Productive Order Is Righteous!

  1. Weaknesses to exploit

  2. Destroy Peace

  3. Destabilize Order

  1. Sowing doubt

  2. Seeds of discord

Genesis 3

The Fall

 1Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the LORD God had made.

   

   He said to the woman, "Did God actually say, 'You shall not eat of any tree in the garden'?" 2And the woman said to the serpent, "We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, 3but God said, 'You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.'" 4 But the serpent said to the woman, "You will not surely die. 5For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."


  1. Through Eve because?

  2. Adam had gotten his instructions directly from God.

  3. Satan created doubt – 1 Timothy 2:14

1 Timothy 2:14 (English Standard Version)

14and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor.



 8And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden. 9But the LORD God called to the man and said to him, "Where are you?" 10And he said, "I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself." 11He said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?" 12The man said, "The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit of the tree, and I ate." 13Then the LORD God said to the woman, "What is this that you have done?" The woman said, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate."



  1. Disorder

  2. Doubt

  3. Deception

  4. Deliberate Sin


  1. Separation

  2. Guilt

  3. Shame

  4. Condemnation

15I will put enmity between you and the woman,
   and between your offspring and her offspring;
he shall bruise your head,
   and you shall bruise his heel."

 16To the woman he said,

   "I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing;
    in pain you shall bring forth children.
Your desire shall be for your husband,
   and he shall rule over you."

 17And to Adam he said,

   "Because you have listened to the voice of your wife
   and have eaten of the tree
of which I commanded you,
   'You shall not eat of it,'
cursed is the ground because of you;
    in pain you shall eat of it all the days of your life;
18thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you;
   and you shall eat the plants of the field.
19By the sweat of your face
   you shall eat bread,
till you return to the ground,
   for out of it you were taken;
for you are dust,
   and to dust you shall return."

 20The man called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living. 21And the LORD God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skins and clothed them.

 22Then the LORD God said, "Behold, the man has become like one of us in knowing good and evil. Now, lest he reach out his hand and take also of the tree of life and eat, and live forever—" 23therefore the LORD God sent him out from the garden of Eden to work the ground from which he was taken. 24He drove out the man, and at the east of the garden of Eden he placed the cherubim and a flaming sword that turned every way to guard the way to the tree of life.



  1. Forced Departure From Eden

  2. Death Because Of Sin

  3. Labour For Production Was Increased

  4. Disobedience Brought Less Freedom


GOD IS A FORCE FOR REDEMPTION

15I will put enmity between you and the woman,
   and between your offspring and her offspring;
he shall bruise your head,
   and you shall bruise his heel."

Romans 11:28-36 (English Standard Version)

 28As regards the gospel, they are enemies of God for your sake. But as regards election, they are beloved for the sake of their forefathers. 29For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. 30For just as you were at one time disobedient to God but now have received mercy because of their disobedience, 31so they too have now been disobedient in order that by the mercy shown to you they also may now[a] receive mercy. 32For God has consigned all to disobedience, that he may have mercy on all.

 33Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!
 34"For who has known the mind of the Lord,
   or who has been his counselor?"
35"Or who has given a gift to him
   that he might be repaid?"

 36For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.



  1. The Seed Of The Woman Would Triumph Over The Enemy

  2. The Promise Of Salvation Is Fulfilled In Jesus Christ:

  1. Born of a woman

  2. Conceived by the Holy Spirit

  3. Seed (Offspring) of the woman

  4. Is the Son of God


    1. Covered man and woman

    2. Removed their sense of shame and embarrassment

    3. This animal sacrifice was the first offering of the innocent for the guilty

    4. Prophetic foreshadowing of Christ’s own death, after His time in the garden

    5. His (Christ’s) Innocence for our guilt

    6. By Faith, our nakedness or our own sins are covered with His righteousness

    7. When God looks at us, He sees Christ’s own righteousness


21And the LORD God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skins and clothed them.


Romans 5:20-21 (English Standard Version)

20Now the law came in to increase the trespass, but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, 21so that, as sin reigned in death, grace also might reign through righteousness leading to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.




  1. Grace of Favour

  2. Redemption

  3. Restoration

  4. Forgiveness By Faith

  5. Acceptance of our own responsibility

  6. He becomes our Overcomer of temptation

  7. He is our True example of Faithfulness and Promotion


Compiled By:

Pastor Rev. Stephen Coates

Church On The GO www.churchonthego.ca

June 28th, 2010


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