October 5th      Evil truth        Genesis 3:1-7

Evil questions the Word of God

    1. “Did God ACTUALLY say?”
    2. Evil takes what God actually says and twists it to deceive you and bring Evils plan to bear
  1. Evil lies about the Word of God
    1. “You WILL NOT surely die”
  2. Evil promotes the flesh
    1. “You will be like God, knowing good and evil”
    2. Telling Flesh it can have everything it desires is a powerful tool in Evils armory
      1. Ear tickling preachers
      2. New Age fakes
  • “Chicken in the Pot” politicians AND MORE
  1. It is hard for flesh to push aside Santa Claus!
  1. Evil tempts flesh to rebel against God
    1. “So 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,…” ESV
  2. Evil leads flesh to tempt flesh
    1. “and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate.”
  3. Evil brings pain to flesh
    1. “Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew they were naked.”
    2. You might wonder why this was painful
      1. It opened their eyes to the knowledge of good and evil
      2. They were aware of sin
  • They brought sin, pain and disease into their lives
  1. They were now accountable
    1. Before they were protected by their obedience and innocence
      1. Now that was gone.
    2. Evil brings separation from AND fear of God
      1. “The man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God…”
      2. God wants to be with us
      3. Sin separates us
        1. Jeremiah 5:24-25 “They do not say in their hearts, ‘Let us fear the Lord our God, who gives the rain in its season, the autumn rain and the spring rain, and keeps for us the weeks appointed for the harvest.’ Your iniquities have turned these away, and your sins have kept good from you.” ESV
      4. Evil is against you
        1. That Serpent of Old, satan – was NOT on Adam and Eves Side
        2. John 10:7-10a “So Jesus again said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them.  I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture.  The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy……. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”    ESV
      5. Evil is NOT Eternal
        1. Evil and good do not coexist in some kind of symbiotic relationship where they need each other.
          1. No Ying and Yang
          2. One day God will utterly and completely Destroy evil – And what we call GOOD today
  • Only Faith, Hope and Love will remain
  1. God is FOR YOU
    1. Galatians 1:3-5 “Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.” ESV
    2. John 10:10b “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”
    3. Romans 8:31-33 “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who