Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
June 14, 2018
Pastor Rick Kabrick
Decision # 1:
Decide, admit that you are a sinner and you need a Savior.
ACT 16:31, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you shalt be saved, and the same goes for anyone.
# 2. Who we marry in the human realm.
One marriage is in the spiritual realm that is the marriage to our Lord and Savior. The other marriage is in the human realm.
The nation as a whole is punished when that nation as a nation practices that which GOD commands the people of the nation not to do.
The authority is not from Paul, but from the Creator.
It is the Creator who sets the standards, not the state of whatever confusion one may be in.
Paul says, for I am not ashamed of the Gospel. I am not ashamed of what it says, forget the political correctness, PC is a tool from Satan.
Even though some people know GOD they live an alternate lifestyle out side of the one that GOD commands and therefore they will always seek to identify with some sort of cult that condones their lifestyle.
What we have is what we honestly believe is the best interpretation of the Word of GOD.
But we are always learning.
It’s very difficult for an honest seeker of truth to investigate the claims of each and every Church out there.
The LORD created the earth and everything in it, on it, above it, and below in the oceans, all of it.
Then day 4 God organized the Heavens, PSA 8 says GOD did it with HIS fingers. So GOD organizes the Heavens, and then HE sets everything in motion.
GOD created mankind in HIS own image, (this refers to the trinity to the attributes of GOD) in the image of GOD HE created them; male and female HE created them.
The Hebrew word for image is Tzelem
and it means a shadow, a representation.
GEN 2:7, And the LORD God formed man (Adam) from the (Adamah) dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man (Adam) became a living soul.
We meet man, not man but really mankind, human being He is called
He was made from
GEN 2:10-14, A river went out of Eden to water the garden, from there it parted and became four rivers.
The first is Pishon; it is the one which surrounds the whole land of Havilah.
The second is Gihon; it is the one which goes around the whole land of Cush.
The third is Hiddekel it is the one which goes toward the east of Assyria.
The fourth is the Euphrates.
The First River – Pishon
The word Pishon means increase.
God does not want our Christian lives to be one of scarcity and need, but rather a life of abundance.
The Second River – Gihon
Gihon means bursting forth.
JOH 4:14, Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
The Third River – Hiddekel
Hiddekel means swift, sure, fast…it speaks of an action like an arrow in flight heading towards it’s target.
Point is we are not to be aimless in our lives.
1CO 9:24-28, Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it. Therefore, I run the race not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air.
The Fourth River – Euphrates
Euphrates means fruitful. The first three rivers flowing in our lives fullness, overflow, and purpose and the result is the fourth…fruitfulness.
The Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep.
The Hebrew word for rib is say lah and it means more than a rib, it means a side.
The Hebrew word for rib is means more than a rib, it means a side.
Adamah was created as the human being, he had a feminine side and masculine side.
GEN 2:22, And the LORD God fashioned the rib that He had taken from the man into a woman; and He brought her to the man.
We have the Hebrew word for “woman” is אִשָּׁה
(isha). On the one hand it is connected with the word used in this section for “man”
(ish) but on the other hand it also like
the word “fire” שֵא
The letter hey means behold, we have seen in the LORD’s name in the OT 6800 times or so YHVH behold the hand behold the nail. This is the sacred tetragrammaton.
For ISH אִישׁ
We see the letter yod which is the hand, here it represents the seed of life from the LORD, the hand of the LORD.
GEN 2:24, Hence a man leaves his father and mother and clings to his wife, so that they become one flesh.
Out of man, the woman was created.
Ishah from Ish.
They are intricately paired to one another. A side of man is missing, a side that only the female can truly fill. The side that is the woman is only truly fulfilled when she is connected to a man.
When a nation condones any sinful lifestyle by making that sinful lifestyle the norm and the LORD’s commands the ab normal. Well that nation is in trouble, especially if it is GOD’s client nation.
Volition or free will, Freedom:
Marriage between a man and a woman. Because that is the only way for the next Divine institution:
If a nation wants to have stability and good citizens, the nation will support marriage between a man and a woman where the man is the leader in the home.