Grace Bible Church
Pastor Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
Friday May 17, 2013
Guest Speaker: Rick Kabrick

Instead of living your life planning, plan instead to simply spend your life living in the plan that God has for your life.

Also He [God] has placed in their [mans] heart or their being a longing, desire for eternity, without which [the desire], man could not find out the work which God hath made from the beginning to the end.

Why are you where you are,

Operation blame game begins and this is something man would master for sure.

This is still man’s philosophy in the sinful state.

Adam did not know fear of any kind…until he sinned.

There is a very definite correlation between sin and the resulting fear.

The place where you truly stop being afraid is not being fearless regarding the details of life…but it is when you are no longer afraid of death.

ROM 5:12, Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.

“He [the Lord Jesus Christ] shall bruise your head. and you [Satan] shall bruise [crush] His heel.”

1 Pe 2:24, and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the Cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed.

2 Co 5:21, He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

Judgment is always the alternative of grace.

Any man who is judged by God has had opportunity to avoid that judgement!

GEN 3:16, To the woman God said, “I will greatly multiply your pain in childbirth, In pain you will bring forth children; Yet your desire will be for your husband, And he will rule over you.”

Adam called his wife Eve, which means giver of life.

If man had eaten of the tree of life in his sinful state he would have been perpetuated forever in a sinful state and could not have been saved.

The only way to make volition the issue is to get man out of the garden and to give him another tree on which he can use his volition.

So the tree of life became a tree of death (eternal life without God)
and man would now believe upon a yet to come tree of death (the Cross) to give them eternal life.

Virgo – the virgin – the story of the Virgin Birth of Jesus Christ, the promised Messiah.
Libra – the scales – the judgment of Jesus Christ on the Cross to pay for the sins of the world and satisfy the Justice of God.
The two brightest stars in the constellation have names that mean the price that’s deficient and the other… the price that covers the defiency.

Scorpius – the scorpion – Satan
Sagittarius – the archer – the Redeemer’s victory over Satan at the Cross.
Capricornus – the goat – the sin offering that was needed.

Aquarius – the water man – showers of blessing from Heaven from the Good news of salvation through faith in Christ. Water represents the word of God.

Pisces – the two fish – pointing in opposite directions symbolizing a priest interceding for the believer, a foreshadow of Jesus Christ.
Aries – the ram – Christ as the sacrifice for sin and then the Conqueror.

Taurus – the bull – The Redeemer who will return.
Gemini – the twins – this represents the dual nature of Christ in His Hypostatic-union.
Cancer – the crab – eternal security.

Leo – the lion – The Lord Jesus Christ as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah who returns to rule in the Millennium and cast the devil into the Lake of Fire.

GEN 1:14, “And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years”.

Adam’s name means man, earthly,

Seth, means he who is appointed.

Enosh, means mortal, frail, or in a miserable state

Kenan, which means sorrow.

Mahalalel, which means the Blessed God is with us.

Jared means shall come down or shall arrive from above.

Enoch, which means

teaching or preaching.
Methuselah which means his death shall bring about.
Lamech means those who are despairing.
Noah means to bring relief or to comfort.

Virgo – the virgin – the story of the Virgin Birth of Jesus Christ, the promised Messiah.

Libra – the scales – the judgment of Jesus Christ on the Cross to pay for the sins of the world and satisfy the Justice of God.

Scorpius – the scorpion – Satan

Sagittarius – the archer – the Redeemer’s victory over Satan at the Cross.

Capricornus – the goat – the sin offering that was needed.

Aquarius – the water man – showers of blessing from Heaven from the Good news of salvation through faith in Christ.

Pisces – the two fish – pointing in opposite directions symbolizing a priest interceding for the believer, a foreshadow of Jesus Christ.

Aries – the ram – Christ as the sacrifice for sin and then the Conqueror.

Taurus – the bull – The Redeemer who will return.

Gemini – the twins – this represents the dual nature of Christ in His Hypostatic-union.

Cancer – the crab – eternal security.

Leo – the lion – The Lord Jesus Christ as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah who returns to rule in the Millennium and cast the devil into the Lake of Fire.

Adam’s name means man, earthly,

Seth, which means he who is

Enosh, which means mortal, frail, or in a miserable state.

Kenan, which means

Mahalalel means the

Jared means

Enoch, which means

Lamech suggests despairing, depressed, for Lowering; for Humiliation.

Noah is derived from nuach, which means

He couldn’t go to the TOL. Here is the deal, If man had eaten of the tree of life in his sinful state he would have been perpetuated forever in a sinful state and could not have been saved.
He would have lived forever in the state of spiritual death. There would be no salvation issue at all.
Verse 22 – “the man is become as one of us.” This means having one characteristic that the Godhead has;

knowing good from evil.
“and now … lest he take – if man takes of the tree of life in a sinful state he is then perpetuated and would live forever in a sinful state and volition no longer becomes an issue in the human race.
Man was launched into the AC, after sin which was from man’s free will or volition,
…volition must also be the issue to resolve the angelic conflict.
And the only way to make volition the issue is to get man out of the garden and to give him another tree on which he can use his volition.
That tree will be the tree of death, the Cross. But first of all he had to be cut off from the tree of life, and he was.

The Cross is only an issue as long as man does not possess eternal life. If man possesses eternal life in a sinful status well then the Cross is not an issue.


So by remaining in the garden and being perpetuated by the tree of life the salvation issue of man would be destroyed. Man would depend upon the tree of life rather than on the tree of Calvary.

So the TOL became a tree of death (eternal life without God) and man would now believe upon a yet to come tree of death (the Cross) to give them eternal life.

If man had been perpetuated in a sinful state, what would God’s attitude be toward him forever? Judgment! So the tree of life had to be put out of man’s reach… and the tree of death had to be brought into man’s reach so that man could, through his free will volition, believe on work done on the tree of death the Cross…for eternal life.

 
Adam had already made his choice but his children and theirs and so on would have to make their own choice as well.
In order to turn cursing into a blessing man must be removed from the place where he can perpetuate the curse. If man remains in the garden the curse is perpetuated.

Man must leave the garden in order that cursing can be turned to blessing by means of the tree of death, the Cross.

Then as a result of regeneration man will occupy a position higher and better than anything he possessed in the garden.

So Man becomes a winner through grace. Because you see it was God’s grace that took Man out of the garden.

 I think we can all note times in our life when God took us out of a place or a situation or a relationship, and in the long run we see it was for our own good through His grace.
So after the fall Adam would remember the things that the Lord God taught him in the garden. And the man and woman were reconciled to God so the He continued to teach them.
Satan looked at all this with great interest and disdain.

One of the things that the Lord God the Lord Jesus Christ taught Adam and that Adam taught Cain and Able although Cain rejected it was the Gospel message.
And Adam taught Seth and Seth taught to his son and on it went.
Now there was a probably a form of writing, these were not cavemen, but one thing that was there for the purpose of training aids was the stars.

After the fall one thing that was needed and was continually taught was the star Gospel…

For this is how God would continuously call out to mankind as a sign, a path to follow that would reconcile them to God as well.

So powerful is the witness of the stars to bring a person to God and to Salvation that Satan has attacked it constantly.
Satan influenced many to become the astrologers (star followers or stargazers) of Babylon to adopt astrology instead of the truth of the Star Gospel. And that lie has continued ever since.

 

 

 

Astrology is Satan’s counterfeit for life guidance. Satan’s counterfeits are always self-oriented.

His message through astrology is that you have this internal clock, which began with the star and planets alignment at your birth, and so they govern or guide your life.
Satan makes it sound complex and people study it in fact convince many not to make a move without first knowing what the stars say.

Satan says that if you apply this astrological information properly, you can do life on your own, you don’t need God. You don’t need to be accountable to God. You can do it by honoring Satan.
Not needing God…not needing to have access to all of His Knowledge and Power not needing to follow His commands… well that’s been Satan’s tactic since Eden.

So The 12 main chapters of the Star Gospel are told by these constellations or groups of stars: Here’s a quick look:

The two brightest stars in the constellation have names that mean the price that’s deficient and the other… the price that covers the defiency.

Water represents the word of God.

The Bible says that God knows the names of the stars.
PSA 147:4, He counts the number of the stars; He gives names to all of them.

God revealed the stars and their message to man from the beginning.

The Lord warned of the danger and the result of worshipping the stars, sun and moon knowing Satan was behind that worship. The warning still applies to this day.

DEU 4:19, And beware not to lift up your eyes to heaven and see the sun and the moon and the stars, all the host of heaven,

and be drawn away and worship them and serve them, those which the Lord your God has allotted (divided) to all the peoples under the whole heaven.

There are 3 minor constellations that are associated with the 12 major constellations all for the telling of the story of salvation.

They were not intended to be worshipped or used for predictions for our life. The stars served simply as memory aids before Scripture was available.
Satan has simply counterfeited the story with astrology…and quite successfully to many.
GEN 1:14, “And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years”.
So the names of the 12 major constellations and the three minor constellations for each of the major ones and the alpha, beta and gamma star names enhance the constellation names, filling out the story in even more detail.

When you think about it is any wonder that God would do it like that in such spectacular style?

Why wouldn’t God write the story of redemption the theme of the entire universe in a place the whole world could see?
Wouldn’t He put that story everywhere in our lives?
The Ark is a type of Christ, the sacrifice, the marriage rituals, the temple, even the names of the first ten patriarchs tell the story. And that’s a fascinating little study. We frequently use the familiar term, gospel, or good news. But the Salvation message is of course throughout the old testament.
The Bible is a message system: It’s not simply 66 random books penned by 40 random authors over thousands of random years.
It is an integrated whole system in every detail which is evidence of its supernatural engineering.
I am convinced that we will not fully understand the Scriptures until we are studying under the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ Himself them in the millennium and then in Heaven.
He will not only interpret each of the passages for us, He will interpret the words; He will even interpret the very letters themselves; in fact, He will even interpret the spaces between the letters! MAT 5:17-18, “Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill. For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished.

So God would tell the Gospel story which would be handed down through the generations. We get a glimpse of this in Gen Ch 5, where we have the genealogy of Adam through Noah.

This is one of those chapters which people tend to skim as they read through Genesis…after all it’s simply a genealogy from Adam to Noah.

But there is more to the story, for there is more than just names but also what the names mean for there is a story…the story told in the names of the first ten patriarchs.

You see by naming the children names they were also carrying on the message of the Gospel.
For example the name Methuselah comes from muth, which we have seen before, it is a root word that means death; and from shalach, which means to bring, or to send forth.
The name Methuselah means, his death send forth or shall bring. So apparently Methuselah’s who Enoch was given a prophecy of the coming Great Flood, and was apparently told that as long as his son was alive, the judgment of the flood would be withheld.

But as soon as he died, the flood would be sent forth. And, the year that Methuselah died, the flood came.

It is interesting that Methuselah’s life was a symbol of God’s mercy in forestalling the coming judgment of the flood.
So it is fitting that his lifetime is the longest in the Bible. This speaks to us regarding the extent that God goes to show His mercy.
So if there is such significance in Methuselah’s name, let’s look at the other names of the ten patriarchs to see what may lie behind them. There ten from Adam to Noah. Ten the number for perfection, in fact perfect completion

So we start with Adam…

As the first man made from the earth, that seems straight forward enough.
Cain murdered Abel and then about 135 years later Eve gave birth to Seth. Adam lived for 937 years.
Seth
So Adam’s son was named
Eve said, “For God has appointed me another seed instead of Abel, whom Cain slew.
Enosh
Seth’s son was named
It is from the root word anash, meaning to be incurable, a wound, grief, sickness, or wickedness. It was in the days of Enosh men began to defile the name of the Living God. Enosh lived 905 years,

Kenan
Enosh had a son named Kenan lived 910 years
Ma-ha-la-lel
Kenan’s son was Mahalalel, from Ma-ha-la-el which means blessed or to be praised;
El is a name used for God.
Thus,
Often Hebrew names include El, the name of God, as Dan-i-el, “God is my Judge”, etc.
Jared
Ma-ha-lal-el’s son was named Jared, from the verb yaradh, meaning shall come down.

Jared’s son was named
He was the first of four generations of preachers. In fact, the earliest recorded prophecy were accredited to Enoch, which amazingly enough deals with the Second Coming of Christ.

Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, “Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,
To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against.” Jude 14, 15
The book of Enoch is referenced in the New Testament.
Methuselah
Enoch was the father of Methuselah, who we have already mentioned.
Enoch walked with God after Methuselah was born. Apparently, Enoch received the prophecy of the Great Flood, and was told that as long as his son was alive, the judgment of the flood would be withheld. So that is what he neamed him.
The year that Methuselah died, the flood came.
Enoch, of course, never died: he was taken without death or if you will raptured. That’s how Methuselah can be the oldest man in the Bible 969 years, yet he died before his father! For the jeopardy category of Biblical characters for 1200
Lamech
Methuselah’s son was named Lamech, a root word still evident today in our own English word, lament or lamentation.

There is a Lamech in the line of Cain who inadvertently killed his son Tubal-Cain in a hunting incident.
Lamech, is the father of Noah, grandfather of Shem Ham and Japheth appointed.sorrow.Blessed God is with us.shall come down, shall arrive from above.teaching or preaching.to bring relief or to comfort
as Lamech himself explains in GEN 5:29– Lamech lived one hundred and eighty-two years, and became the father of a son. he called his name Noah, saying, “This one will give us rest from our work and from the toil of our hands arising from the ground which the Lord has cursed.”
Now let’s put it all together:
Hebrew
English
Adam
Man
Seth
Appointed
Enosh
Mortal
Kenan
Sorrow;
Mahalalel
The Blessed God
Jared
Shall come down
Enoch
Teaching
Methuselah
His death shall bring
Lamech
The Despairing
Noah
Rest, or comfort.

Little did Satan realize that the very plan for the redemption of man was right above him, written in the stars.

“I will put enmity [the state of being an enemy] between you [Satan] and the woman and between your seed and her seed.”

Personal acts of sin comes from the old sin nature—as does all human good.

GEN 3:14-15, The Lord God said to the serpent, because you have done this, cursed are you more than all cattle, And more than every beast of the field; On your belly you will go, And dust you will eat All the days of your life; And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her seed;

He shall bruise you on the head, And you shall bruise him on the heel.

Thinking that man can become godlike, where man can solve man’s problem without God…when man’s problem is being without God.

This is the same as those today, thinking that man can become godlike, where man can solve mans problems without God…
when man’s problem IS being without God.

Here is an attempt to solve a problem by something man could do [legalism] rather than by something that God does [grace].

 

There is a Christ shaped void and therefore only Christ can fill it.

That story is the ultimate story a story of love, grace, pain, sacrifice and victory. The story of salvation the story of the Lord Jesus Christ.

The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.
Day to day they pours forth speech, And night to night it reveals knowledge.
There is no speech, nor are there words; Their voice is not heard.

In them He has placed a tent [tabernacle] for the sun, which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber; It rejoices as a strong man to run his course.

His rising is from one end of the heavens, and His circuit to the other end of them; And there is nothing hidden from its heat.

Heb 4:13, there is no creature hidden from God’s sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do.

DEU 4:19, And when you look up into the sky and see the sun, moon, and stars-all the forces of heaven—don’t be seduced into worshiping them. The LORD your God gave them to all the peoples of the earth.

The Lord God commanded the man, saying, “From any tree of the garden you may eat freely; but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die.”

GEN 2:16, The Lord God commanded the man, saying, “From any tree of the garden you may eat freely; but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die.”

GEN 3:8, They heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day.

Yod = a symbol of a hand in Hebrew.
Hey = means to ‘behold’, ‘to show’ or ‘to reveal’.


Vav = Nail.
Hey = Behold .

Yod Hey Vav Hey,

BEHOLD THE NAIL, BEHOLD THE HAND!”
BEHOLD THE NAILED HAND

3:9 Then the Lord God called to the man, and said to him, “Where are you?” And Adam said, “I heard the sound of You in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid myself.

Adam, why are you where you are?

The Lord went looking for the man, just as it has been ever since, the Lord is still calling out to those who are hiding from Him.

Adam, why are you where you are?

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