Mar 14, 2009

Man2Man Recap: God Watches Over His Word to Perform It

Brothers, what a wonderful morning we had today at Man-to-Man bible study! Elder Larry took us through a survey of the biblical truth that we are all created in God's image. The implication of this truth is that:
  1. God watches over His Word to perform it
  2. If I am in the image of God, I have the same authority in the Earth as He has in the heavens
  3. Therefore, because God said it, there is no way I can fail (if I am walking in His Word)
The teaching flowed like this:

  • Genesis 1v26: God created MAN (not specifically Adam) but MAN in his image and likeness and gave him dominion, authority and the ability to rule all created things -> this applies to us too
  • Genesis 3:1-6 : Adam succumbed to the serpant (who was a created thing) and fell out of relationship with God
  • Mark 1v9-13: The second Adam (Jesus) reversed what happened in Gen 3v1 -> He gave us back the dominion, authority and ability to rule all created things; we too are God's sons and he is greatly pleased with us
Why then do we focus so much on the fall in Gen 3v1 instead of the great endowment of power that God gave us in Gen 1v26?

We must walk in an understanding that "God watches over His Word to perform it." All He is waiting for is for us to use the power that is in His word. Therefore, when we are faced with a challenge, our weapon of battle should be The Word of God . . . it has power . . . but only if we use it.

Just test it and see.

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