Opening Reading - Psalms 62: 1 – 8
Why a lesson like this? – Ever since man listened to the fallen angel Satan the devil, relationships have become a problem with man and God. All of us have been affected. We must understand therefore that for relationships to work the way they should we have to be reconciled to God, for this is how God made it from the beginning. In this lesson we will examine how we are all affected.
Psalm 82: 1 – 2, 6 – 7
Man doesn’t know that he wasn’t meant to die, death was added to the creation when man accepted the persons of the wicked. Man listened to Satan instead of God. As a result, all the foundations of the earth are out of course, nothing works the way it should. We fell like one of the princes (rebellious angels) let us see who the princes are in context.
Matthew 12: 22 – 24
Jesus healed a man and the pharisees said it was by Beelzebub (lord of flies) the prince of the devils that he had done this. Let us see who they were talking about.
Revelation 12: 7 – 9
This prince, chief of the devils is Satan, they are the angels who rebelled and fell from their position.
Here Jude tells us of their state and fate. The first broken relationship we have on record is between God and the fallen angels who are spirit beings. We see they are reserved in chains unto judgement in the lake of fire from which there is no return. Let us see what Jesus speaks concerning this chief of the devils.
John 8: 44
Satan is a murderer and abode not in the truth.
1 John 3: 4, 8
Sin is breaking Gods orders, commandments and statutes, the devil sinned from the beginning in heaven. Let us see how Satan fell.
Ezekiel 28: 13 – 17
Satan was created good and was perfect in his ways until his position, pride because of his looks and wisdom got the better of him and he corrupted his mind and led a rebellion. Let us look at the office and title before he fell.
Isaiah 14: 12 – 15
He held the title of Lucifer meaning light bearer, the one who would bring the word of God to man, but he got fired and his title taken away and is now Satan the Devil. Let us go back to the beginning before man’s relationship with God got corrupted.
Genesis 1: 26 – 27, 31
God set out the blueprint of what he was going to do, looked upon his plan of creation and behold it was very good. The Lord God then set to work.
Genesis 2: 7 – 9, 15 – 17, 21 - 25
The Lord God brings forth the male part of man from the dust of the ground, breathe into him the breath of life and the man became a living soul. He gives the man one command don’t communicate with Satan (tree of knowledge of good and evil) because we would die.
The Lord then performs the first tissue transplant, taking a rib from the man and bringing forth the female part of man and conducts the first marriage and the definition of marriage.
Genesis 3: 1 – 6
Satan opens dialogue with the woman who confirms man is forbidden to communicate with him and the penalty of death for disobedience. Satan convinces her man wouldn’t die but have the knowledge of God being gods themselves. It sounds great so Satan gives her a whole heap of knowledge which God didn’t intend for them to have. But for the record let us see what fruit she ate. (marker)
Hosea 10: 13
They ate the fruit of lies, we read he is the father of lies and very convincing too, he managed to persuade a third of the angels who are much more intelligent and powerful than humans are to follow him.
Genesis 3: 7 – 13
Satan gave them a lesson on sex education which left them feeling vulnerable and naked which they tried to cover up. The same is happening in our schools today through the education system, teaching our vulnerable children about same sex and non-binary relationships. When they heard the voice of the Lord, whom they both knew they had disobeyed, fear and dread came upon them and they tried to hide. Until the disobedience they didn’t know nothing about fear or modesty and having to hide away. The first deceit of the heart amongst man begins – the blame game! The Lord asked the woman what is this that thou hast done? You have allowed Satan to charm you to get to your husband, your head covering to yield up the position given to man by God and commit suicide.
1 Corinthians 11:3, 10
God lays out the order, the head of every man is Christ/Jehovah, and the head of the woman is the man: and the head of Christ is God (The Father Jesus) please note no mention of the holy ghost or holy spirit because the God head/God family consist of two persons, Jesus and Jehovah not three.
Can man hide from God?
Psalm 139: 7 - 10, 14
Where shall I go from thy spirit or where can I flee from your presence? There is no place to hide from Almighty God. The relationship between man and God has been broken.
Genesis 3: 14 – 21
The God of love must judge wrongdoing so passes sentence accordingly. Satan is cursed. There would be hostility between Satan and the priest nation Israel through whom the savior of mankind would come and hostility between those who serve God and those who follow Satan in rebelling. The Lord foretells of the law of animal sacrifice which is a temporary covering representing the death of Jesus Christ for sins.
Revelation 13: 8
Who is this lamb that was slain from the foundation of the world?
John 1: 29
This Lamb of God is Jesus who taketh the sin of the world.
Romans 6: 23
The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Romans 5: 12
The whole human race became sinful because the mother and father of humans disobeyed God. We are responsible for and held accountable for our actions, it is not us alone who suffers when we sin. When we haven’t got authority to enter somewhere it means access has been denied.
Genesis 3: 22 – 24
Access to immortality in the right side of the kingdom of God when willfully living a life of sin means access is denied.
1 Corinthians 10: 21
We cannot be partakers with God and the fallen angel Satan the Devil.
Children are a blessing from God which God ordained to be born in a stable environment in wedlock, life is sacred.
Genesis 4: 1 – 2, 6 – 8, 13 (Marker)
Adam and Eve were blessed with two sons Cain and Abel. Cain was a fruit and veg farmer while Abel was a sheep farmer. Both brought an offering unto God; Abel’s offering was accepted but not Cain. God points out the problem to Cain (SIN) and that Satan is trying to tempt him, but he must rule over his own mind and do what is right. He didn’t listen, it was premeditated murder, so God disinherited Cain. The anguish of so many families today when a family member kills another. Can you imagine the grief of parents?
Ephesians 3: 14 – 15
We are all family, one human family, so all this hatred and racial discrimination is people following Satan the liar and murderer getting their minds influenced by him instead of listening to God.
Genesis 4: 16 – 19, 25 – 26
Cain took a wife from among his sisters because Adam and Eve went on to have other children. We see this man Lamech one of Cain’s descendants was the first man to take to himself more than one wife. We also see that Cain’s descendants didn’t call upon the name of the Lord, but Seth’s did. So, when people say they are atheist then you know who is influencing their minds.
1 Samuel 1: 1 – 8
Elkanah took two wives and we see the problem, jealousy, favoritism, and provocation, the Lord acted. Elkanah just didn’t get it! Had he had one wife, this situation wouldn’t have happened albeit Hannah showed great faith and became the mother of Samuel the prophet. Let us look at another situation.
Genesis 15: 1 – 6
The Lord told Abraham he was going to have a son and we see from the beginning the protocol God set, a man and his wife.
Genesis 16: 1 – 4, 11 – 12
Abraham’s wife Sarai saw time passing and she wasn’t getting pregnant, so she came up with a plan. Abraham knew he wasn’t going to get no peace, but he should have stood his ground but instead consented and slept with Hagar the Egyptian. The Lord didn’t interfere and so Ishmael was born, and his character was foretold.
Genesis 17: 1, 15 – 16, 18 – 21
When Abram was ninety-nine years old God was ready to bring his plan of action into being. He made promises unto Abraham and gave him the covenant of circumcision for all who would come into this covenant by faith. God told him Sarah would bear him a son. Abraham started to plead Ishmaels cause before the Lord that he may be the son of the covenant. God says no, I will make Ishmael a great nation, but the covenant is going to be with Isaac. Indeed, Ishmael became the father of the Arab peoples through whom came Mohamed.
Genesis 21: 1 – 2, 8 – 12
The time came and Isaac is born, Ishmael started mocking Sarah and Sarah told Abraham get rid of him and his mother, he has no inheritance here. Abraham loves his son Ishmael and was well grieved, but God said listen to your wife now. Abraham shouldn’t have listened first time but now told to listen. How often we create grief for our own selves. (Samy)
Hebrews 13: 4
Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge. There is always a penalty for disobedience to God. How many of us have been born out of fornication, adultery, rapes? The brokenness of growing up without God, mother, father or both. This brokenness have followed us into our own relationships and at times leaving us feeling vulnerable, angry and insecure.
All of us have suffered simply because the human family became separated from God because of sin, the relationship must first be vertical then horizontal. All this talk about saving the planet is futile without our relationship with our maker being restored.
1 Corinthians 3: 16 - 21
The wisdom of this world is foolishness. (The Queen)
Isaiah 29: 16
Man influenced by Satan has turned everything upside down which God states is like broken pottery, no worth. What is the answer to all these broken relationships?
2 Corinthians 5: 20 - 21
Be ye reconciled to God (reconcile = restore friendly relations between) make one account consistent with another, especially by allowing for transactions begun but not yet completed.
Isaiah 53: 1 – 12
The Lord has paid the price for us to have peace, despite what may have happened to us but for us to have it, we must be reconciled to God through Christ who is our peace.
Colossians 2: 8 – 10
We can only be made whole, complete in Christ Jesus. (provide with the item or items necessary to make something full or entire)
1 John 3: 1 – 3
We shall be like God when he appears and everyone with this hope in him, purifieth himself even as he is pure.