Christian Talk - Coffee With Christians 2 23 22 - Genesis 3
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Christian Talk - Coffee With Christians 2 23 22 - Genesis 3
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Welcome to Christian talk with Eric Thompson, a thoughtful podcast helping Christians navigate life. I'LL PODCAST for Christ. I bring faith, family political issues, using God's word, the Bible. The victory is ours. Let our light shine before others so they may glorify our father in heaven. Welcome to Christian talk with Eric Thompson. Hi, welcome to another Christian talk podcast. Thank you so much for joining me. It's February, twenty three, two thousand and twenty two. I got my copy because it's copy with Christians time. This is our money through Friday morning. PODCAST. You want to get hold of me at over to my website, Christian talk dot life, Christian talk a dot life. The reason why we can have discussions like this, we can have podcast, we can go to church services, we can go to evangelical outreaches is because of the word of God. The word of God, the Bible, is not just another religious book. It's not a book of good sayings. It's not a good book of logic. It says in Hebrews for twelve, for the word of God is living and active. It's sharper than any double edged sword. It pierces even to dividing the Soul in the spirit joints and morrow it judges the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight. Everything is uncovered and exposed before the eyes of him, to whom we must give account. That was thirteen. So, as we go through this podcast, everything that I'm going to share with you is based off of the word of God and I pray that the word of God will will encourage you, will convict you if needed, it will challenge you, because it's a living and it's active and it's going down even to your joints in Morrow. It's down in the deepest parts of you. And that's why we need to be in the word, because the word it goes, is in our mind, it's in our soul. The Holy Spirit then helps us to recall it and helps us to walk lives of victory. A Morning Psalm here is Psalm Ninety one, one through four. He who dwells in the shelter of the most high will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord my refuge in my fortress, my God and whom I've trust. He will cover you with this feathers and under his wings you will find refuge down in fourteen through sixteen. Because he loves me, says the Lord. Because he loves you and me. I will rescue him and I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name and he will call on me and I will answer him. I will be with him a trouble. I will deliver and honor him with long life. I will satisfy him and show him my salvation. The the most profound thing for I think, for us to remember on a regular basis, is that we are by far the most blessed human beings on the earth. If you are a Christ follower, born again, if you're adopted in the family of God, there's no greater position to be in. Doesn't go by your blessing in life is not based off of how much money you have, where you live, your job. No, it's it's when, for example, when Jesus Disciples, he sent out to seventy and they came back and they were going, yeah, we cast out demons and we were doing all this and we had all it was amazing, and Jesus said, that's not amazing, that's not that's not what you should really be excited about. Should be excited that your names are written in the book of life. The reason why God wants us in the word of God, the reason why God wants us in fellowship, is because it says in Matthew Fourteen Jesus said you are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a basket. Instead they put it on a stand and he gives light to everyone in the house. Proverbs for eighteen. The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of the dawn, shining brighter and brighter until midday. The reason why God wants us in the word, in prayer and he wants US understand our position in him, he wants US understand our our blessings, which will go over with and in Psalm one or three at the end, is because he wants us to be lights. Question is, today, are we are? Do we want to be a light, understand and impacting the culture, or do we want to try to hide under a basket? And the Lord would have us to to get get back out there and start making a difference. For his sake, you letting him use you and me to accomplish his will, because without Christ we can do nothing. So Ober in genesis three. That's that's to our our summary of a chapter. Today. We know in Chapter One and chapter two it dealt with that God, before time, created everything in his mind and then he said let there be light and he created time and he created the physical Earth, the Moon, the stars, the plants, divided the waters, sea and land, and then he created Adam in their likeness. And Adams job was to garden, to be over this perfect garden of Eden. And then after he was created and they came together as one and it's like, well then God rested. But what happened is we got into chapter two, is we realized that Adam for a season, I don't know how long, but he was gardening by himself, before God said, you know, hey, we he needs somebody, he needs an eve, but first let's bring the animals buy and see if there's any animals that he can kind of, you know, buddy up with, because everything up to this point was after their own kind. So he named all the animals and that's like okay. Well, no, he needs a helper, suitable. He needs somebody that's up his kind. So they put him to sleep, took a reb about formed eve and then they came together as one. But when we get over to chapter three, we're going to find out that Adam, who was told by God, you cannot eat of the tree of the good, the knowledge of good and evil, or you'll die. So obviously would have been his job to pass it on to eve. But even though they had everything, the fact that they couldn't do one thing was enough for them to fall. Now you may ask, why did God put a garden and why did he put a tree in there with the knowledge of good and evil? That will why? Why? If he didn't put the tree in there, they couldn't ascend, and then there would have never been problems, because that's what God chose to do. God chose to get glory through this whole this whole line of history. Here God is glorified in everything. And when he created everything perfect and said let it that, it's that, it's really good, very good, and then he and then he tells them, don't do this, and they did it, and then we see history from this point on. God Gets Glory when his people that he calls come to faith. Our lights make a difference. In the end, in revelation nineteen, though, Christ will restore everything back to perfect and there will be no sin, no devil, no death. But in the meantime we get to deal with what we're about to read here. So what happens? is now the serpent Lucifer more crafty, crafty than any of the animals. So he goes up to eat. Did God really say? Does that sound familiar? Have you heard it from your family members, people you know? Well, I know the Bible says. But so when the serpent says to did God really say, you must not eat from any tree in the garden? The woman said, which, by the way, no to the wise. We don't talk to the demonic world. We don't talk to people that are living carnal lives. We don't, we don't. We don't try to have conversations with people that are trying to trip us up. Look at Psalm one and then if you look at don't have fellowship with light, with darkness, and don't casp pearls before swine. So Eve shouldn't have been talking to the serpent once he said, did God really say? That should have been the end of the conversation. She said. Well, we can eat from the trees in the garden, we just can't eat from that tree in the middle, or will if we we can't touch it, or will die. So we can't eat it or we can't touch it. Well, God didn't say couldn't touch it, but that's how she that's in her mind, what she was thinking. So she's adding scriptures. What you don't do, you don't work, you do not add to God's word. Ever, we never say God says, and I think God meant. Well, the devil said, or the serpent eve, you're not. You certainly won't die. God's a liar. That's not true. In verse five, he says, because God knows that if you eat it, it's your eyes will be open and you'll be like God, knowing good and evil. So real quick. So God creates everything. Then Lucifer, or the devil the serpent tells eve, but God doesn't want you to that tree. Now He created all things but that tree. For some reason there's an opening there and you and he's not going to know what's going on and you're going to catch him off guard because that tree's like it's like a super powerful and and with the tree of life and that you'll be like God and forever. And he he can't. Oh, he would just be miserable if you did that. Course, that's not what's happening here. It is it's giving, it's giving the first people an opportunity to choose God his word over flesh. Well, verse six. Woman saw that it was, that the fruit of the tree was good and pleasing and also desirable for gaining wisdom. So she took and she ate it. So she first says, I can't do it, and then she does it. But then what does it say? Then she took some turns around or to her side, and she gives it to Adam and e ate of it. He ate of it too. So Adam, who was responsible for the garden for Eve, watches her eat the fruit that they were told would kill them, and then he ate it too. There's there's a couple different thing thinking on the thinkings on this, but the one thing we know for sure Adam advocated his responsibility, and so they both fell because of that. When God comes around, this is what happened. Adam blames eve. It's the woman you made she made me do it. And then what did he say? The serpent made me do it. He deceived me. So God said the serpent. Well, because you done this. Is Not because there's no defense from the serpent. He had no because he, Lucifer, was already kicked out of Heaven, but because he was loosers in the form of a serpent. He said, okay, well, as a serpent, serpent will be cursed above the livestock, crawl on its belly, eat dust all the days with life. But Hey, but, but, Lucifer, I'm going to put it, I'm going to put a hatred, a a tension between you and woman, in between your offspring, your your the world and hers. In some translations, your seed, well, sin with man creates pagan people, but her seed, eve, doesn't have a seed. So what he's saying there is your world is going to have a problem, and you're a problem with hurt child, which is going to come not from a human father, and he's going to crush your head. If you crush the head of a serpent, you kill it, but you're going to strike his heel in the process. So you're going to you're going to inflict pain, but he's going to crush your head. And their salvation for those in Christ, because he defeats death, he defeats Lucifer. He cast every death and Hades and and everything into eternal darkness in his final judgment. But to the woman, he said, because you've done this, you're going to have now pain and Chodbirth, a lot of pain, and then an interesting verse. Your desire will be for your husband to rule over your husband, but he'll roll over you. You're going to want to rule the relationship, but I'm going to have Adam do that. Tadam is said, well, you're going to now be, you're going to have to toil and you're going to be you're going to have thorns and thistles and you're going to have sweat of your brow and eventually you're going to return to the ground because, Adam, you were made of dust and you're going to return to dust. So you're going to die at them. You're going to live forever, no sin, but now you are going to die, you're going to age and you're going to die when you're going to return to dust. In the Lord God made the skins warm because they were naked. They were embarrassed. But then he, the Lord God, said a man has become like us, the Trinity, knowing good and evil. He cannot be allowed to reach out his hand and take from the tree of life and live forever with this sinful nature. Now, can you imagine being die as sinful, decaying person that can never die? So the loving thing God did as he banished him from the garden to work the ground which he had been you had been taken, so you can leave, Adam, you're going to get kicked out, and he put a huge chair them, Angel with the flashing sword going back and forth to keep at them and from eating from the tree a life. Let me give you a few thoughts on this in a second. But one of my two sponsors, my no brainer sponsors, do me if favorite write down pure talkcom. My wife and I, year and a half ago switched off of t mobile because they were expensive, they had over its charges, they were supporting causes we just just didn't agree with. So I say I'm a try, I'm a check them out. So I went to pure Talkcom, put in my same package I had with t mobile and I came to find out that, you know what, hundreds of thousands of people or are making the right decision every month so I did too, and what happened is they send me my sim cards, I put them in my existing phones, kept the same phone numbers. 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She would always want to go outside of God's order of things. You wanted to be the boss, who wanted to rule the relationships. Not Talking about work, at qualified woman at a job, but time about in a Christian marriage. So it says in Ephesians five twenty one, submit to each other and reverence of Christ. So here is, here is how you should live as Christians in a marriage relationship. Wives submit yourselves to your own husband's as you do to the Lord, for the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ as ahead of the church, his body, of which he is a savior. Now, as the Church submits, the Christ will also submit to your husband's in everything. No wives, here's the good news. It says in twenty five husband's love your wives, just as Christ love the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, to present her to himself as a radiant church, without staying a wrinkle, without any blemish, but holiness and blameless. Husbands, in the same way, you ought to love your wives as your own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. After all, no one hated their own body, but they fed and cared for their body, just as Christ does. The church EAVES Eve's desire to want to go outside of God's will, established the marriage relationship where Adam, because he didn't intervene, is responsible for the family unit. And he's responsible for loving his wife like he does himself. He's responsible for dying for his own will to make sure that the marriage could live. The weight, the the the proponderance of the of the weight of all this is on Adam. If Adam doesn't do those things, which I didn't early on in my marriage, and I know it's it's hard because it requires men to become more intimate and to become more selfless. But the struggle is if the man isn't loving and the wife isn't submitting, then the old nature's come out where Adam then will become distant and the wife will become controlling, and it's like, well, how that this doesn't this isn't this is hard. Well, it's hard if we're not in the word of God. Husband's love your wives, just as Christ loved the Church and gave himself. If Adam would have loved Eve, he wouldn't let her eat of the fruit and she may have been upset because she is being tempted, but they would have not died and she would have gone through pain and childbirth. This is a profound mystery. But however, it says In't what thirty three each one of you must also love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband. So that's what I get out of heat, out of genesis three is you don't talk to the demonic world. You don't talk to people that are that are doing evil. You don't. You don't listen to them. If somebody says, did God really say? Or God didn't mean that or the Bible doesn't mean it, you don't talk to him. People, some people like to debate. Well, I'm going to go on and try and convince some otherwise, no, you're not. I tried when I was young be prepared to give an answer for the hope. Not I'm going to get into parsing the Greek participles with some jerk on social media that's already been planning this and going on fifty websites with false information. So be we are to be gentle, we are to be peaceable people, we're to be prepared to give an answer the Gospel. We have to be able to get basic theological reasonings for people. But the whole goal, like we spoke about yesterday, was each day, Lord, give us our daily bread, forgive us our our sins, help us to forget people that sin against us yesterday. Help us not to give wreck, keep records of things, help us to find our peace and joy today, so at the end of the day we can say we did it for your glory, father and Jesus. We lifted you up and you drew people unto yourself, and because of that we have done our jobs as servants for a master that loves us and for a Lord that is helping us to navigate life. Hope that helps you through that. Hope that makes sense. If if you ever have questions about it, or if you want more clarity to semail me Eric at Christian talk. Don't life. But the last two things and will exit here. I like to remind US Philippians two. You should know this one pretty well. Imitating Christ, humility. Everything that we want to do in our Christian walk should be like Christ, where it says, therefore, if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, the Paul said, make my joy complete by being like minded, having the same love, being one in spirit, one of mind, doing nothing on a self as ambition or vain conceit in your relationships with one another. Have the same mindset of Christ Jesus, who, being in the very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used for its advantage, but rather he made himself nothing by taking on the very form nature of a servants, being made in human likeness and being found in appearance as a man. He umbled himself, being obedient to death even on across and that is the Ben that is the mindset that we are to have. Humility, love, sacrificial service to our king and in the end then we live lives that honor God. Is Christ followers. So thank you so much for listening. My other sponsor, mother. No brainers. My PILLOWCOM, my Pillowcom, same Promo Code. Is Pure talk. FLS. Get check out the pillows or, awesome, the blankets, the mattress topper, the sheets, the towels. Go to my pillowcom. When you check out, use a Promo Code fls to save up. The sixty six percent helps. It helps us keep going over here, my Pillowcom, Promo Code fls. And then you want to go again. 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