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The Broken Family

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January 25, 2021
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Pastor Robert begins the Blessed Families series with a message about how the very first family brought brokenness into the world, but through Jesus every person and family can discover redemption.

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  • ROBERT MORRIS:God did not curse them,
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  • He told them about the cursethat they brought on themselves.
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  • That's what happened.
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  • God said, “Now let me tell youwhat happened because of what
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  • you did because I toldthat you would die
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  • and this is how death hasresulted in your life now.”
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  • ♪ ♪
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  • ROBERT: We're beginninga new series
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  • called “Blessed Families”.
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  • “Blessed Families”,and I just want to say to you,
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  • no matter what your situationis, whether you're married,
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  • single, widowed, divorced -no matter what, God's gonna
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  • speak to you, because we'regonna go into God's word.
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  • But, I want to talkabout the family.
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  • I'm gonna talk abouthusbands and wives.
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  • I'm gonna talkabout children.
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  • I'm gonna talk about,I don't even know
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  • how to say this correctly.
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  • I really am praying the Lordgives me some insight on this,
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  • but we're gonna talkabout grown children.
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  • But today we're gonna startwith “The Broken Family.”
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  • And the reasonwe have to start here
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  • is because we all camefrom a broken family.
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  • Even if you came froma good Christian home,
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  • your parents were still broken.
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  • Even if they didn't separateor divorce, they're broken.
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  • We're born broken,because we all came
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  • from the first broken family,which is Adam and Eve.
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  • God put Adam and Eveon this earth,
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  • and there was somethingthat happened
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  • when they fell that affectsyou to this day.
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  • We all have biological DNA,
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  • biological geneticcharacteristics.
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  • We all have that in our body,the biological characteristics
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  • that we get from Adam and Eve.
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  • We also got somespiritual DNA from them,
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  • some spiritual geneticcharacteristics
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  • that cause us to actand think a certain way.
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  • We got that from the fall.
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  • So, I'm gonna actuallyshow you today
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  • the three results of the fall -
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  • when they fell, what came intomankind and what affects us
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  • even to this daythat we need Jesus
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  • to help us with, all right?
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  • So, let me makethis statement.
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  • Even though there were onlytwo people on the earth
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  • in Genesis 3, Adam and Eve -Cain and Abel came in Genesis 4.
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  • Even though therewere only two people,
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  • I want to say it this way.
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  • Every person on the earth,
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  • and I know thatwas only Adam and Eve,
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  • but every person on the earthbefore the fall
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  • was in a perfect relationshipwith God and each other.
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  • And in just a few verses,every person on earth
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  • was in a broken relationshipwith God and each other.
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  • That's what happenedat the fall.
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  • So, Genesis 3,look at Verse 1.
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  • “Now the serpent was morecunning than any beast
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  • of the field whichthe Lord God had made.
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  • And he said to the woman,“Has God indeed said,
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  • “You shall not eat of everytree of the garden?”
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  • And the woman saidto the serpent,
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  • “We may eat the fruitof the trees of the garden,
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  • but of the fruit of the treewhich is in the midst
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  • of the garden, God has said,“You shall not eat it,
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  • nor shall you touch it,lest you die.”
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  • Then the serpentsaid to the woman,
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  • “You will not surely die.”
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  • Notice he completelymisquotes God, completely.
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  • No, you're not gonna die.He contradicts Him.
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  • “For God knows in the dayyou eat of it
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  • your eyes will be opened,and you will be like God,
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  • knowing good and evil.”
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  • So when the woman saw thatthe tree was good for food” -
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  • three things that she saw,and I want to point
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  • those out in a littlemore detail in a moment.
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  • “That the tree was good forfood, that it was pleasant
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  • to the eyes, and a treedesirable to make one wise”,
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  • those three things,“she took of its fruit and ate.
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  • She also gave to herhusband with her.”
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  • Just want you to know,Adam was right there beside her
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  • while the devilwas talking to his wife,
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  • and never did anything about it.
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  • So, don't ever say, men -well, you know, the women,
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  • ‘cause you were right there.
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  • “With her, and he ate also.”All right.
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  • Now, let me show youa Scripture and then
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  • we're gonna go back to Verse 6.
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  • 1 John 2:16, “For allthat is in the world”,
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  • now watch these three things,“the lust of the flesh,
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  • the lust of the eyes,and the pride of life -
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  • is not of the Father,but is of the world.”
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  • Now, commit thoseto short term memory -
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  • the lust of the flesh,lust of the eyes,
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  • so you've got lust in both,so you've got flesh and eyes,
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  • and then pride.
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  • “The lust of the flesh,the lust of the eyes,
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  • and the pride of life.”
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  • Now, go back andlook at Verse 6. Watch this.
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  • “So when the woman saw thatthe tree was good for food”,
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  • that's the lust of the flesh,
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  • “that it was pleasantto the eyes”,
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  • that's the lust of the eyes,
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  • “and that it was a treedesirable to make one wise”,
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  • that's the pride of life.
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  • See, Satan doesn'thave any new tricks.
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  • And, it's the samething from Genesis,
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  • all the way to 1 John,to Revelation.
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  • This is one book.
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  • So, I just felt like I justhad to point that out, so.
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  • All right, so what happenedwhen Adam and Eve fell?
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  • Three things enteredthe world when sin entered
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  • the world that stillaffect us to this day.
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  • Here's number one: shame.
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  • Their first response, oncethey had sinned, was shame.
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  • Now, we're justgonna keep reading,
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  • so we stopped at Verse 6.Look at Verse 7.
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  • “Then the eyes of bothof them were opened.”
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  • Watch the first thing they knew.
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  • “And they knew they were naked,and they sewed fig leaves
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  • together and madethemselves coverings.”
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  • They made them themselves.
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  • That's important, ‘causewe're gonna see later
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  • that what they made didn't work.
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  • “And they heard the soundof the Lord God
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  • walking in the gardenin the cool of the day,
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  • and Adam and his wifehid themselves from
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  • the presence of the Lord Godamong the trees of the garden.
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  • Then the Lord God called toAdam and said, “Where are you?”
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  • So he said, “I heard Yourvoice in the garden,
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  • and I was afraid, because..."So, why did he have fear?
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  • It's because he had shame.
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  • “Because I was naked,and I hid myself.”
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  • And He said, “Who told youthat you were naked?”
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  • And by the way, the answerto that question is,
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  • no one had to tell him.
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  • He had a realization of shameonce sin came in the world.
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  • Shame came in when sin came inthe world. Immediately!
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  • It's the very firstthing they felt.
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  • When sin came in, theyfelt shame immediately.
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  • And, I'm sitting herereading this,
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  • and who were they hiding from?
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  • I mean, they werethe only two people.
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  • They had already seeneach other naked.
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  • The only other living thingson the earth were animals.
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  • I mean, were the monkeyspointing and laughing?
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  • I don't care ifthe dog sees me naked.
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  • You know?It's an animal.
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  • I mean, it's just crazy.Here's the point.
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  • They were hiding from God,listen, and each other.
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  • That they were ashamedfor the first time ever.
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  • They were ashamedof their nakedness.
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  • I can remember when I grew up,I was very skinny growing up.
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  • I've overcome that.[Laughter]
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  • If you have a difficulty,I can teach you how to...
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  • fried chicken and Blue Bellwill take care of it,
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  • at the same time.All right, so let's go on.
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  • Okay, so the point is,I remember I was always afraid
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  • that someone was gonna - now,some of you can relate to this,
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  • but I was afraidsomeone was gonna walk
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  • in when I was changingand see how skinny I was.
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  • I don't know if any of youcan ever relate to that.
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  • Now I'm afraid they're gonnawalk in and see how fat I am!
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  • But anyway, different story.But, there was the shame.
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  • Now, I'm not talking abouta normal modesty
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  • that we should have,but the shame.
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  • That came with the fall.
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  • And so, they make themselvesclothes to cover their shame.
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  • Look on down, Verse 21,watch what God does.
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  • “Also for Adam and his wife,the Lord God made
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  • tunics of skin,and clothed them.”
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  • So, they make for themselvessomething to cover ‘em,
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  • but God then makes somethingto cover ‘em temporarily,
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  • obviously untilthe blood of Jesus.
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  • But, I want youto think about this.
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  • Maybe you've never thoughtabout this before.
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  • God made these Himself.
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  • He made them from animal skin,therefore He had to shed blood.
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  • The only thing that willcover shame is blood. That's it.
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  • This is already a type and ashadow of a blood sacrifice
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  • that His Son was going to make,all the way back in Genesis 3.
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  • This shame, this nakedness,this isn't something
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  • that's in the natural,it's in the spiritual.
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  • That's what I wantyou to pick up on.
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  • Look at these verses, and again,the spiritual meanings.
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  • Revelation 3:18, “I counselyou to buy from Me
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  • gold refined in the fire.”
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  • Now, He's not talkingabout gold, by the way.
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  • He's talking about His word.
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  • His word is more preciousthan gold and silver. Okay.
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  • “That you may be rich”,now watch this,
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  • “and white garments.”
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  • He's not talking'about actual clothes. Watch.
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  • “That you may be clothed,that the shame
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  • of your nakednessmay not be revealed.”
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  • He's not talkingabout literal clothes.
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  • Here's another verse to showyou for sure, Isaiah 61:10.
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  • “For He has clothed me withthe garments of salvation,
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  • and He has covered me withthe robe of righteousness.”
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  • It's the only thing thatwill cover shame
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  • is righteousness.
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  • But, please let medistinguish between
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  • righteousness andrighteous living.
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  • Righteousness meansright standing with God.
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  • The only thing that willtake care of your sin
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  • and your shame is to bein a right standing,
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  • right relationship with God,and the only way you do that
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  • is through Jesus Christ.
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  • But what we do manytimes is think,
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  • if I can just overcome this,if I can start living better,
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  • if I can quit falling to this,then I won't have shame.
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  • You can do, and weshould live righteously.
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  • I'm not sayingthat we shouldn't.
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  • But, I'm telling you thatthat won't take care of shame.
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  • The only thing thattakes care of shame
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  • is Jesus Christ.That's it.
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  • Righteousness beingdeposited into your account.
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  • You also need to know this,
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  • sin was taken out of everyperson's account
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  • in the world when Jesusdied on the cross.
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  • He died for the whole world.He died for the whole world.
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  • Are you following me?
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  • God's already takencare of your sin.
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  • If you'll just believe in Jesus,
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  • then He will depositrighteousness,
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  • His Son's righteousness,in your account.
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  • The problem I've noticedis that since I've gotten saved,
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  • I've stillmade mistakes.
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  • How many of you have,you know, blown your top,
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  • or lost your cool,or said things
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  • you shouldn't have said,or made some mistakes,
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  • or somehow donesomething that you should not
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  • have done,since you got saved?
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  • Can I see your hands?
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  • Every campus, every campus,put it way up high, keep it up.
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  • Now, look around at allof the sinners
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  • that go to Gateway Church!
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  • Okay, here'sthe reason I did that!
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  • Because Satan tells you thatyou're worse than anyone else,
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  • and that you've blown it,and you know better,
  • 00:11:36.221 --> 00:11:38.056
  • and you've got the power of Godnow, and the Holy Spirit,
  • 00:11:38.156 --> 00:11:40.458
  • and you shouldand you shouldn't.
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  • No one else dealswith this stuff.
  • 00:11:41.659 --> 00:11:43.595
  • You've been saved 20 years nowand you're still dealing
  • 00:11:43.695 --> 00:11:45.497
  • with this stuff.That's called being a human.
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  • That's what it's called.
  • 00:11:49.200 --> 00:11:50.835
  • And God loves you,and He's already forgiven
  • 00:11:50.935 --> 00:11:52.871
  • all of your sin, and He's putHis Son's righteousness
  • 00:11:52.971 --> 00:11:55.473
  • in your account,and that's the only way
  • 00:11:55.573 --> 00:11:57.275
  • you'll ever get over shame.That's it.
  • 00:11:57.375 --> 00:11:59.410
  • So, that's the first thingthat came with the fall.
  • 00:11:59.511 --> 00:12:00.879
  • Here's the secondthing: blame. Blame.
  • 00:12:00.979 --> 00:12:06.317
  • All right, so we stopped atVerse 10, now look at Verse 11.
  • 00:12:06.417 --> 00:12:09.988
  • “And He said, “Who toldyou that you were naked?”
  • 00:12:10.088 --> 00:12:12.090
  • We read that first part.
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  • “Have you eaten from the treeof which I commanded you
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  • that you should not eat?”
  • 00:12:15.760 --> 00:12:16.995
  • Then the man said”,watch Adam's answer,
  • 00:12:17.095 --> 00:12:20.231
  • “The woman...”You see the blame?
  • 00:12:20.331 --> 00:12:26.204
  • And look, he blames twopeople with one statement.
  • 00:12:26.304 --> 00:12:29.307
  • “Whom You gave tome to be with me.”
  • 00:12:29.407 --> 00:12:31.543
  • [Laughter]
  • 00:12:31.643 --> 00:12:33.912
  • “She gave me of the tree,and I ate.”
  • 00:12:34.012 --> 00:12:36.748
  • And the Lord Godsaid to the woman,
  • 00:12:36.848 --> 00:12:38.850
  • “What is thisthat you have done?”
  • 00:12:38.950 --> 00:12:39.984
  • The woman said, “The devilmade me do it.”
  • 00:12:40.084 --> 00:12:42.854
  • [Laughter]
  • 00:12:42.954 --> 00:12:44.222
  • That's where that sayingcame from, right there, Eve.
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  • “The devil made me do it.”Do you see the blame?
  • 00:12:47.892 --> 00:12:50.728
  • Neither one of them tookresponsibility for their sin.
  • 00:12:50.829 --> 00:12:54.499
  • Neither one of ‘em!This is a result of sin.
  • 00:12:54.599 --> 00:12:57.001
  • This is what happenedwith the fall.
  • 00:12:57.101 --> 00:12:59.070
  • This blame that you seein your children -
  • 00:12:59.170 --> 00:13:02.674
  • blaming someone else for it,putting blame on you,
  • 00:13:02.774 --> 00:13:08.146
  • or whatever.
  • 00:13:08.246 --> 00:13:09.180
  • No, no, no, you said I could,
  • 00:13:09.280 --> 00:13:10.648
  • or whatever it is?That came from Adam and Eve.
  • 00:13:10.748 --> 00:13:13.051
  • That came from ourspiritual parents.
  • 00:13:13.151 --> 00:13:15.687
  • That's where wegot this from.
  • 00:13:15.787 --> 00:13:17.422
  • Adam's answer is incredible -the woman that You gave me.
  • 00:13:17.522 --> 00:13:26.331
  • I was doing' finewith the chimpanzees.
  • 00:13:26.431 --> 00:13:28.333
  • [Laughter]
  • 00:13:28.433 --> 00:13:31.636
  • Everything was going'great until she showed up.
  • 00:13:31.736 --> 00:13:36.574
  • Isn't that amazing howwe blame each other?
  • 00:13:36.674 --> 00:13:39.410
  • Here's another thingabout blame,
  • 00:13:39.510 --> 00:13:40.879
  • and I want youto think about this.
  • 00:13:40.979 --> 00:13:42.947
  • Most of the time,we'll say this.
  • 00:13:43.047 --> 00:13:45.483
  • It's not my fault,or it's all my fault.
  • 00:13:45.583 --> 00:13:51.422
  • Either one,they're both wrong.
  • 00:13:51.522 --> 00:13:54.726
  • They're both wrong.
  • 00:13:54.826 --> 00:13:56.728
  • But, we're both tryingto put blame somewhere,
  • 00:13:56.828 --> 00:14:00.064
  • and this is a resultof the fall.
  • 00:14:00.164 --> 00:14:02.867
  • It's not my fault.You don't understand.
  • 00:14:02.967 --> 00:14:05.336
  • Or, think about this.
  • 00:14:05.436 --> 00:14:06.838
  • How many people livein bitterness toward others
  • 00:14:06.938 --> 00:14:10.275
  • and toward God,which is what Adam did?
  • 00:14:10.375 --> 00:14:12.844
  • It was her faultand Your fault.
  • 00:14:12.944 --> 00:14:16.047
  • You know, my bossdidn't promote me.
  • 00:14:16.147 --> 00:14:18.683
  • And God, you know, I hearabout this blessed life,
  • 00:14:18.783 --> 00:14:21.686
  • but you know, I'm not living'it, and so apparently,
  • 00:14:21.786 --> 00:14:25.657
  • something's wrong with me.
  • 00:14:25.757 --> 00:14:27.825
  • Don't live with blame!
  • 00:14:27.926 --> 00:14:29.727
  • It's crazy tolive with blame.
  • 00:14:29.827 --> 00:14:31.262
  • When you live with blame,let me explain something to you.
  • 00:14:31.362 --> 00:14:34.499
  • Let me tell you whereblame comes from, okay?
  • 00:14:34.599 --> 00:14:37.902
  • It comes from aperson named Satan.
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  • And there's another word forblame, and it's called accuser.
  • 00:14:41.139 --> 00:14:46.511
  • Revelation 12:10, “Then Iheard a loud voice
  • 00:14:46.611 --> 00:14:48.713
  • saying in heaven,“Now salvation, and strength,
  • 00:14:48.813 --> 00:14:51.049
  • and the kingdom of our God,and the power of His Christ
  • 00:14:51.149 --> 00:14:54.285
  • have come, for the accuserof our brethren..."
  • 00:14:54.385 --> 00:14:58.589
  • I'll tell you in a momentwhy I underlined “our”.
  • 00:14:58.690 --> 00:15:00.491
  • “The accuser of our brethren,who accused them
  • 00:15:00.591 --> 00:15:03.561
  • before our God day and night”,he never stops,
  • 00:15:03.661 --> 00:15:10.034
  • “has been cast down.”
  • 00:15:10.134 --> 00:15:11.169
  • So, Satan's the accuserof the brethren.
  • 00:15:11.269 --> 00:15:12.770
  • Okay, so I've made thatstatement a lot --
  • 00:15:12.870 --> 00:15:14.872
  • Satan is the accuserof the brethren.
  • 00:15:14.973 --> 00:15:17.141
  • For the first time in my life,and I've been studying
  • 00:15:17.241 --> 00:15:19.844
  • the Bible a long time,I saw the word “our” this week
  • 00:15:19.944 --> 00:15:23.448
  • when I was studyingthis passage.
  • 00:15:23.548 --> 00:15:24.949
  • Here's why I thinkthat's important,
  • 00:15:25.049 --> 00:15:26.684
  • “the accuser of our brethren.”
  • 00:15:26.784 --> 00:15:28.753
  • Before you accuse someone,you need to remember,
  • 00:15:28.853 --> 00:15:31.956
  • that's your brother,or that's your sister.
  • 00:15:32.056 --> 00:15:36.427
  • And, you need to remember thatwhen you accuse someone else,
  • 00:15:36.527 --> 00:15:40.898
  • you're actuallyacting like Satan.
  • 00:15:40.999 --> 00:15:44.802
  • That is what Satan does.
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  • Satan is the accuser of ourbrethren, our brethren.
  • 00:15:46.871 --> 00:15:54.412
  • There's too much accusationgoing on in the body of Christ
  • 00:15:54.512 --> 00:15:56.948
  • right now, insteadof love and forgiveness.
  • 00:15:57.048 --> 00:16:00.551
  • All right, so here'sthe third thing.
  • 00:16:00.651 --> 00:16:02.754
  • First is shame,the second is blame.
  • 00:16:02.854 --> 00:16:05.623
  • Here's the third resultof the fall: fame. Fame.
  • 00:16:05.723 --> 00:16:12.230
  • Now, this isn't likewanting to be famous,
  • 00:16:12.330 --> 00:16:14.632
  • it's wanting to be recognized,wanting to be acknowledged.
  • 00:16:14.732 --> 00:16:19.437
  • It's that insecuritythat all of us have,
  • 00:16:19.537 --> 00:16:23.741
  • that we need someoneto recognize us.
  • 00:16:23.841 --> 00:16:26.677
  • Now, we're gonna get downto where I'm gonna show you
  • 00:16:26.778 --> 00:16:29.747
  • where I get this from, butremember, we ended at Verse 13.
  • 00:16:29.847 --> 00:16:34.385
  • Verses 14 and 15,God announces the curse
  • 00:16:34.485 --> 00:16:38.456
  • that came on the serpentbecause of what he did.
  • 00:16:38.556 --> 00:16:41.659
  • Verse 16 announcesthe curse that came on Eve,
  • 00:16:41.759 --> 00:16:44.962
  • and Verses 17 through 19announces the curse
  • 00:16:45.063 --> 00:16:47.331
  • that came on Adam.
  • 00:16:47.432 --> 00:16:48.566
  • The reason I'm saying this,we start to Verse 30.
  • 00:16:48.666 --> 00:16:50.234
  • We're gonna pick upat Verse 20,
  • 00:16:50.334 --> 00:16:51.569
  • but I want you to knowwhat was in between.
  • 00:16:51.669 --> 00:16:53.404
  • Let me say anotherthing too, by the way.
  • 00:16:53.504 --> 00:16:55.039
  • You want to get yourtheology straight.
  • 00:16:55.139 --> 00:16:57.975
  • God did not curse them,He told them about the curse
  • 00:16:58.076 --> 00:17:02.080
  • that they broughton themselves.
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  • That's what happened.
  • 00:17:04.382 --> 00:17:05.616
  • God said, now let metell you what happened
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  • because of what you did, ‘causeI told you that you would die,
  • 00:17:07.251 --> 00:17:10.988
  • and this is how death hasresulted in your life now.
  • 00:17:11.089 --> 00:17:13.057
  • And we're gonna gointo some of these,
  • 00:17:13.157 --> 00:17:14.725
  • because unfortunately,some people are still living
  • 00:17:14.826 --> 00:17:18.596
  • under those curses,which Christ came to redeem us
  • 00:17:18.696 --> 00:17:20.865
  • from those curses.So, all right.
  • 00:17:20.965 --> 00:17:23.167
  • So, He announces that, again,Verses 14 through 19, okay?
  • 00:17:23.267 --> 00:17:28.739
  • Watch what happensas soon as He finishes,
  • 00:17:28.840 --> 00:17:31.275
  • as soon as God finishesannouncing this, Verse 20.
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  • Watch what happens.
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  • Genesis 3:20, “And Adamcalled”, Adam called,
  • 00:17:35.646 --> 00:17:39.550
  • “his wife's name Eve,because she was the mother
  • 00:17:39.650 --> 00:17:43.354
  • of all living.”
  • 00:17:43.454 --> 00:17:44.989
  • Now, what you'reprobably thinking is, well,
  • 00:17:45.089 --> 00:17:47.158
  • that's not so bad, but let'sdive into this a little bit.
  • 00:17:47.258 --> 00:17:50.962
  • Eve, by the way, means life,so the mother of life,
  • 00:17:51.062 --> 00:17:54.365
  • mother of living.Okay, so what's wrong with this?
  • 00:17:54.465 --> 00:17:59.303
  • Well, you have to remember,this is after the fall
  • 00:17:59.403 --> 00:18:01.672
  • Adam gives her this name.
  • 00:18:01.772 --> 00:18:03.241
  • God did not give herthe name Eve, Adam did.
  • 00:18:03.341 --> 00:18:05.643
  • But it was after the fall.It's when Adam was a sinner.
  • 00:18:05.743 --> 00:18:08.246
  • Before the fall,which is Genesis 2,
  • 00:18:08.346 --> 00:18:11.749
  • the chapter endswith Adam saying about Eve,
  • 00:18:11.849 --> 00:18:17.054
  • “This is bone of my boneand flesh of my flesh.”
  • 00:18:17.155 --> 00:18:21.392
  • You're part of me.He says, you're part of me.
  • 00:18:21.492 --> 00:18:25.129
  • We're together.We're one.
  • 00:18:25.229 --> 00:18:27.765
  • After the fall, he says,immediately when I fall,
  • 00:18:27.865 --> 00:18:32.670
  • you're Eve.Let me say it another way.
  • 00:18:32.770 --> 00:18:36.941
  • He labeled her,and he labeled her as separate
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  • and distinct from him.
  • 00:18:41.279 --> 00:18:44.315
  • He said, your purposeis to bear me children.
  • 00:18:44.415 --> 00:18:49.887
  • Her name was not Eve.God did not name her Eve.
  • 00:18:49.987 --> 00:18:54.225
  • A lot of people don't know whather name was before, but I do.
  • 00:18:54.325 --> 00:18:56.894
  • Scripture tells us.
  • 00:18:56.994 --> 00:18:58.462
  • I'm gonna read it inthe Old King James first,
  • 00:18:58.563 --> 00:19:01.599
  • and then I'm gonna read itin the New King James,
  • 00:19:01.699 --> 00:19:03.067
  • ‘cause New King James translatesit literally, okay?
  • 00:19:03.167 --> 00:19:06.204
  • Here's Old King James.
  • 00:19:06.304 --> 00:19:07.872
  • Genesis 5:2, it'srecounting the creation.
  • 00:19:07.972 --> 00:19:10.741
  • “Male and female createdHe them, and blessed them”,
  • 00:19:10.841 --> 00:19:14.579
  • we're talking about“Blessed Families”,
  • 00:19:14.679 --> 00:19:15.980
  • “and called their name Adam,in the day they were created.”
  • 00:19:16.080 --> 00:19:23.521
  • Okay, so what doesAdam mean in the Hebrew?
  • 00:19:23.621 --> 00:19:25.489
  • It's Adam.It does not mean man.
  • 00:19:25.590 --> 00:19:27.925
  • People think it does.It means mankind.
  • 00:19:28.025 --> 00:19:30.494
  • Genesis 5:2 inthe New King James says,
  • 00:19:30.595 --> 00:19:32.430
  • “He created them male andfemale, and blessed them,
  • 00:19:32.530 --> 00:19:34.332
  • and called them Mankindin the day they were created.”
  • 00:19:34.432 --> 00:19:39.937
  • Okay, I want youto think about this.
  • 00:19:40.037 --> 00:19:44.342
  • It says God makes the two one,and what God
  • 00:19:44.442 --> 00:19:49.313
  • has joined together,let no man separate.
  • 00:19:49.413 --> 00:19:53.751
  • But immediately, when sincame in the world...
  • 00:19:53.851 --> 00:19:56.187
  • before sin,Adam says, we're one.
  • 00:19:56.287 --> 00:19:59.690
  • We're one flesh.
  • 00:19:59.790 --> 00:20:00.891
  • “You are bone of my boneand flesh of my flesh.”
  • 00:20:00.992 --> 00:20:02.960
  • We're one flesh.
  • 00:20:03.060 --> 00:20:04.028
  • As soon as sin comes in,he says, you're separate,
  • 00:20:04.128 --> 00:20:07.865
  • you're different.You're separate from me.
  • 00:20:07.965 --> 00:20:09.967
  • And he labels her and says,this is your purpose.
  • 00:20:10.067 --> 00:20:16.674
  • Ladies have been strugglingwith this for 6.000 years,
  • 00:20:16.774 --> 00:20:21.312
  • since Adam did this - is myonly purpose to be a mother?
  • 00:20:21.412 --> 00:20:25.916
  • Now, most ladies love beinga mom, and they're created
  • 00:20:26.017 --> 00:20:29.754
  • to be great moms.They love it.
  • 00:20:29.854 --> 00:20:32.923
  • But, I'm here to tell you,that's not your only purpose.
  • 00:20:33.024 --> 00:20:35.726
  • I'd like to tell yousomething else, too.
  • 00:20:35.826 --> 00:20:37.094
  • That's actually not evenyour highest purpose
  • 00:20:37.194 --> 00:20:39.830
  • or highest calling.
  • 00:20:39.930 --> 00:20:41.632
  • [Applause]And let me tell you why.
  • 00:20:41.732 --> 00:20:43.734
  • All the ladies areclapping right now.
  • 00:20:43.834 --> 00:20:45.169
  • Praise the Lord!
  • 00:20:45.269 --> 00:20:47.338
  • Yes, I told youI was finished.
  • 00:20:47.438 --> 00:20:48.339
  • I told you we'renot having any more.
  • 00:20:48.439 --> 00:20:49.707
  • [Laughter]
  • 00:20:49.807 --> 00:20:52.009
  • Okay. All right.
  • 00:20:52.109 --> 00:20:54.645
  • So, I've got tothink where I am now.
  • 00:20:54.745 --> 00:20:58.215
  • That joke was not in the notes,but it worked out well.
  • 00:20:58.316 --> 00:21:00.851
  • [Laughter]Okay.
  • 00:21:00.951 --> 00:21:02.920
  • So, it's not yourhighest calling.
  • 00:21:03.020 --> 00:21:06.023
  • I have actually said,in like,
  • 00:21:06.123 --> 00:21:08.759
  • preaching onthe family and marriage,
  • 00:21:08.859 --> 00:21:10.261
  • I've said our highestcalling is to be a husband
  • 00:21:10.361 --> 00:21:12.330
  • and a father, for men,and our highest calling
  • 00:21:12.430 --> 00:21:14.398
  • is to be a wife and a mother.I've said that.
  • 00:21:14.498 --> 00:21:17.201
  • I don't believethat anymore.
  • 00:21:17.301 --> 00:21:19.103
  • Let me explain something.
  • 00:21:19.203 --> 00:21:20.371
  • Your highest calling is not tobe a husband and a father.
  • 00:21:20.471 --> 00:21:22.473
  • Your highest calling is tobe a child, a child of God.
  • 00:21:22.573 --> 00:21:28.379
  • And if you'rea good child of God,
  • 00:21:28.479 --> 00:21:30.147
  • you'll be a goodhusband and father.
  • 00:21:30.247 --> 00:21:32.650
  • If you're a good child of God,
  • 00:21:32.750 --> 00:21:33.818
  • you'll be a good wifeand a good mother.
  • 00:21:33.918 --> 00:21:35.820
  • You see what I'm saying?That's our highest calling.
  • 00:21:35.920 --> 00:21:38.689
  • So, in understanding that,that plus what else
  • 00:21:38.789 --> 00:21:42.560
  • I'm about to tell you,you need to know
  • 00:21:42.660 --> 00:21:44.028
  • that every personhas a calling,
  • 00:21:44.128 --> 00:21:46.230
  • and every personhas gifts from God.
  • 00:21:46.330 --> 00:21:47.732
  • Galatians says there's nomale and female in Christ.
  • 00:21:47.832 --> 00:21:50.735
  • So, why would you thinkjust your husband
  • 00:21:50.835 --> 00:21:53.504
  • has a calling from God,and your calling
  • 00:21:53.604 --> 00:21:55.740
  • is just to bethe wife and mother?
  • 00:21:55.840 --> 00:21:56.774
  • This is why some womensuffer from depression
  • 00:21:56.874 --> 00:21:59.577
  • when the kidsare grown and move out,
  • 00:21:59.677 --> 00:22:01.946
  • because it's like their purposehas been fulfilled,
  • 00:22:02.046 --> 00:22:04.515
  • their calling is over.That's not your calling.
  • 00:22:04.615 --> 00:22:07.585
  • 1 Corinthians says that“God gives to each one gifts,
  • 00:22:07.685 --> 00:22:12.690
  • different from others butfor the benefit of all,
  • 00:22:12.790 --> 00:22:16.360
  • but to each.”You're an each.
  • 00:22:16.460 --> 00:22:18.963
  • Male or female,you're an each.
  • 00:22:19.063 --> 00:22:20.531
  • So, every person has a giftand a call from God.
  • 00:22:20.631 --> 00:22:24.502
  • You need to knowwhat your purpose is,
  • 00:22:24.602 --> 00:22:26.470
  • because that will fulfill you.
  • 00:22:26.570 --> 00:22:28.172
  • And what Adam did immediatelywas he labeled her,
  • 00:22:28.272 --> 00:22:31.208
  • and immediately therebegan to be this competition
  • 00:22:31.308 --> 00:22:34.779
  • and this separation betweena husband and a wife.
  • 00:22:34.879 --> 00:22:37.548
  • That's why I say we allcame from a broken family.
  • 00:22:37.648 --> 00:22:40.785
  • Now, they stayed married.
  • 00:22:40.885 --> 00:22:41.886
  • There wasn't anybodyelse on earth, you know.
  • 00:22:41.986 --> 00:22:43.954
  • [Laughter]
  • 00:22:44.054 --> 00:22:46.924
  • But there was a breaking.
  • 00:22:47.992 --> 00:22:49.360
  • Do you see this breaking?Immediately!
  • 00:22:49.460 --> 00:22:51.095
  • Before the fall, just go backand read Genesis 2, 3, and 4.
  • 00:22:51.195 --> 00:22:53.931
  • Before the fall, Genesis 2,the very last part of it,
  • 00:22:54.031 --> 00:22:56.634
  • he says, “You are bone of mybone and flesh of my flesh.”
  • 00:22:56.734 --> 00:22:58.702
  • You're one flesh with me.
  • 00:22:58.803 --> 00:23:00.404
  • And as soon as the fallcomes, he says,
  • 00:23:00.504 --> 00:23:01.872
  • you're not Adam anymore.
  • 00:23:01.972 --> 00:23:05.176
  • You're not Adam,you're not Mankind - you're Eve.
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  • He separates himselfimmediately and he labels her.
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  • And this labeling happens,and then it goes to our kids,
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  • because our kidsthen want to be noticed.
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  • You go to Chapter 4,Cain and Abel.
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  • Abel is noticed for hisoffering and Cain is not,
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  • and Cain eventually killsAbel because of it.
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  • You can see it in your kids.
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  • You can see a spiritof competition.
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  • You say to one kid,“You did great.”
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  • The other kid says,“What about me?”
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  • This attention, this desirefor attention, came.
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  • So, what's the answer?
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  • What's the answerfor the shame, the blame,
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  • and the fame thatall of us fall to?
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  • The answer is Jesus Christ.
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  • In Acts 3, the wholecontext is Jesus,
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  • so you need to know that.
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  • It's gonna talk aboutthe seed of Abraham,
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  • but the seed of Abrahamis referring to Jesus,
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  • and all you got to do is readActs 3 and you'll see it.
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  • Matter of fact, we're gonnaread Verse 25 in a moment,
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  • and Verse 26 and evenbefore, about Verse 21,
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  • tells you Jesus, okay?
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  • But I want you to look atthis verse, and the Lord gave me
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  • the title, “Blessed Families”for this series,
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  • and then as I'm studyingfor this message,
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  • I see this verse, and I think,wow, that's pretty cool.
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  • Acts 3:25 says, “And in yourseed all the families
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  • of the earth shall be blessed.”
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  • “All the families...”not all of the people,
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  • all of the families.
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  • “All of the families ofthe earth shall be blessed.”
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  • They are blessed families.
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  • So, it's not just that weput our trust in Jesus
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  • for our salvation,but we continue to put our trust
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  • in Jesus for the shame,and the blame, and the fame.
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  • ROBERT: God really does wannabless our families
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  • and I know what it's likefor a family to be messed up.
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  • I know what's it's likefor a child to go away from God
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  • or to just notknow what to do.
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  • God what do I doin this situation?
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  • I know what it's liketo have marriage problems,
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  • Debbie and I'vegone through that.
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  • But I want you to know thatJesus Christ came to bless
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  • the families of the earthand that includes your families.
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  • Hey I love you so muchand I appreciate you watching.
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  • I wanna remind you, I wannacontinue this series next time.
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  • I'll see you then.
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  • ANNOUNCER: We're so glad youjoined us for today's program
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  • on Blessed Families.
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  • Be encouraged and confident thatGod really does have a plan
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  • for your family,
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  • no matter where you findyourself today.
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  • Every family is different.
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  • With their own wins, struggles,and personalities,
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  • but what's the secret to havinga truly happy home life?
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  • In this five-part series, PastorRobert talks about God's design
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  • for families, and how to live inHis blessing.
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  • You'll learn how to go frombeing a broken family
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  • to being a blessed family,and how to experience
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  • all that God has planned foryour marriage and for
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  • your children.
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  • You'll also discover thelife-transforming benefits
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  • of being adopted into a newspiritual family.
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  • For your gift of any amounttoday, we want to send you
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  • Don't let another day go bywithout living in God's
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  • very best for your family.
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  • Be sure to call or visit usonline today to request
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  • these resources, and startapplying the principles
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  • from God's word for a moreunited and blessed home.
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  • And while online atPastorRobert.com,
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  • you can share your prayer needswith us,
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  • or let us know what God has doneas a result of applying
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  • these truths from His word inyour life.
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  • digital download.
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  • We look forwardto hearing from you,
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  • and as always, we thank you foryour generous support
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  • of this ministry.
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  • ♪ ♪
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  • ANNOUNCER: Living your best lifeisn't about having a dream home,
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  • wonderful kids,or the ideal job.
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  • It's about changesin your family, health,
  • 00:27:08.552 --> 00:27:11.055
  • and relationships.
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  • When God changes your heart,you'll discover
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  • that there is so muchmore to life.
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  • With humor, passion,and clarity,
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  • Pastor Robert presents,
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  • "The Secretsof Living Your Best Life."
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  • ♪ ♪
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