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For this is the word of promise": At this time I will come, and Sarah shall have a son. Part 2.

Friday, February 20, 2009

HEB 11:11 By faith even Sarah herself received ability to conceive, even beyond the proper time of life, since she considered Him faithful who had promised;

She is called Sarrha which is different than Sarai because it means princess, and obviously she advanced from Sarai to Sarah or nagger to princess.

1. She grew up in a Semitic society where having male children and perpetuating the line was extremely important and she was barren.

2. She was brilliant and beautiful, and therefore she was the target of a lot of female jealousy.

Jealousy is older than the human race because jealousy existed in eternity past when Lucifer, the son of the morning, became jealous of God.

ISA 14:12 How you have fallen from heaven, O star of the morning, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the earth, You who have weakened the nations!

ISA 14:13 But you said in your heart, “I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God, And I will sit on the mount of assembly In the recesses of the north.”

ISA 14:14 “I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.”

The first case of jealousy in the human race surfaced when Cain became jealous of his brother Abel.

1JO 3:15 Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer; and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.

Scripture describes jealousy as cruel,
SOS 8:6; Anger,
PRO 6:34; frustrating,
PRO 27:4.

SOS 8:6 “Put me like a seal over your heart, Like a seal on your arm. For love is as strong as death, Jealousy is as severe as Sheol; Its flashes are flashes of fire, The {very} flame of the Lord.”

1. Jealousy is a mental attitude sin which demands exclusive devotion and is intolerant of competition.

2. It is discontent with the blessings, successes, or status symbols of other people.

3. It is resentment of the attractiveness or approbation that a person receives.

4. It is also total selfishness and is incapable of love.

5. Jealousy is a possessiveness which suppresses the volition of another person; hence, jealousy is tyranny.

6. Jealousy is also fear.
Fear of losing another’s affection or love; fear of rivalry; fear of unfaithfulness.

7. Jealousy is also anti-freedom and does not permit people to love you from their own volition. ROM 13:13“Let us behave properly as in the day, not in strife or jealousy.”

8. Jealousy is an emotional sin, as well as a part of arrogance; therefore, jealousy is irrational in its resentment of others.

9. Jealousy is also an emotional sin; emotion has no ability to think or to reason; emotion is total irrationality.

10. Jealousy is mood arrogance troubled by suspicion that a person’s love has been diverted to a rival.

11. Jealousy is inordinate competition in love, in business, in social life, in athletics, in professional life, and, most unfortunately, in the spiritual life.

a. Arrogance toward self, which is subjective arrogance.
b. Possessiveness of others, which is objective arrogance.

She was the victim of jealousy because she had the unbeatable combination called beauty and brains.

She was the villain because she became jealous of those women who could bear children and she entered into the bitterness of barrenness.

Rejection of Bible doctrine produces jealousy and envy which inevitably leads to covetousness and the sins of the tongue.

Jealousy is a self destructive mental attitude and a system of thinking from the kosmos, the devil’s world called the kingdom of darkness.

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