KEITH KELLY pastor of
Gorton Evangelical Church
Hyde Road/Crosfield Grove (opposite Gorton Market & Tesco's)
Manchester
M18 7EE
phone 0161 736 9407
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NOTES BY KEITH - reference recording no 8 'The Law of the Reversal - part 3'

     

The Law of Reversal part 3 Gorton Evangelical Church Sunday 27.11.11
A. The blame game Genesis 3:11-13

The man blamed the woman (and by inference God Himself)
The woman blamed the serpent
And the serpent didn't have a leg to stand on

The key to all spiritual progress: take personal responsibility
e.g 2 Samuel 12:7 'You are the man'
Nathan the prophet speaking to King David after David's sin of murder and adultery.
Psalm 51:3 'I acknowledge my transgressions and my sin is always before me.'


B. The origins of marital and relationship discord. The origins of fractured marriages.
'The man blamed the woman...' 3:12 instead of taking responsibility. The woman blamed someone else v13.

The Cure

  1. Take personal responsibility for all our actions

  2. Stop blaming other people, situations, circumstances, hereditary or environment.

  3. Stop listening to Satan

  4. Put God at the centre

    The family that prays together stays together

Note: The way to a healthy Church or any group of people:
Each member takes individual responsibility

Who's job is it?
This is a story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody.
There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody's job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it but Nobody realised that Everybody would'nt do it. It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done.

What kind of Church would my Church be if everyone in my Church was just like me?

  1. The law of reversal applied in this situation
    Acts 2:11 When the Holy Spirit came at Pentecost:
    'we hear them speaking the wonderful works of God'
    The power of a miracle in your mouth.
    Groans turned to glory, blame turned to blessings,

The confusion of Babel Genesis 11 turned to the unity of Acts 2

Compare:
Genesis 11:7 'Let Us go down there and confuse their language...v8 so the Lord scattered them abroad.' And:
Acts 2:8 'How is it that we hear each in our own language in which we were born.'
Acts 8:4 'those who were scattered went everywhere preaching the word.'
I'm just a nobody trying to tell everybody about somebody who can save anybody

Matthew 17:27 Be like the fish with coin in the mouth-something valuable to share
Proverbs 15:4 'The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life.'
To be filled with the Spirit means to have the mouth changed:
James 3:6 'the tongue is a fire' v11 'Does a spring send forth fresh water and bitter from the same opening.'

  1. The judgment
    1. Genesis 3:14 On the serpent (The Nachash-the whisperer)
    Cursed ! To be the lowest- and crawl on his belly ,to be hated by all. His food-the dust. Is this a pointer to his devouring of mankind who are without God.
    He will ultimately be crushed by the seed/descendant of the woman Genesis 3:15
    This is the first promise of the Saviour who on the cross will bruise/crush /destroy Satan but in turn will suffer the bruising of His heel.

Satan's head, the origin of his plotting and mischief-will suffer a terminal wound.
The Saviour's heel restored in the resurrection.

The serpent will suffer final judgment in Revelation 20.
The physical serpent (whom no doubt Satan possessed) was but a representation of God's judgment on Lucifer-the spiritual being.!

      1. On the woman Genesis 3:16 sorrow in childbearing and multiplied conception. Pain and subjection to her husband.

Note: When Christ was born great joy-angelic rejoicing. The reign of sin and death
was ending. Ultimately in Revelation 22:3 all the curse is seen to be lifted
Women are the chief witnesses at the cross and the first at the resurrection.
See Luke 24:1
Paul speaks of head covering in the context of these scriptures
1 Corinthians 11:8-10

        1. On the man Genesis 3:17-19v17 ground cursed (reflects -the hardness of Adam's heart)
          sweat and toil v19 (Adam learns the way of the transgressor is hard and the need for rest).The ground brings forth thorns and thistles reflecting the change in human nature, hard, thorny, prickly.

          Adam will one day return to dust. The life without God's inbreathing.

        2. The great reversal

The three great gardens of scripture: Eden, Gethsemane and the garden city (New Jerusalem)

  1. Luke 22:44 His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground.
    His blood has reconciled all things to God (See Colossians 1:20)
    He has claimed back a fallen world completely for His Father.

  2. John 19:2 The soldiers twisted a crown of thorns and put it on His head...
    He bore in His own body all the result of the curse and judgment on the earth and on mankind.

  3. Revelation 20:6 Instead of the dust believers will rise to an eternal holy life.

  4. Genesis 3:23 Paradise lost and Paradise regained.
    Man and women suffer the loss of Paradise and know rejection.
    The Lord from Heaven suffers rejection: Isaiah 53:3 ' He is despised and rejected by men.'

And so regains Paradise for mankind:
Luke 23:43 'Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.'

 

 

Gorton Evangelical Church is a growing International Church with people from Iran, Philippines, China, plus many parts of Africa and elsewhere. We meet each Sunday at 11am for lively worship and Bible teaching.

We run a Kidz Klub every Tuesday for children 5 to 11 from 6pm to 7.30pm

Each Wednesday morning we run a Bible and English class for English learners from 10am to 12.30pm
Each Wednesday night from 7pm to 8.30pm we have a branch of Emmaus Bible School, UK meeting at Gorton with Free classes in English and Farsi (Iranian).

Each Thursday we meet for prayer from 7.30pm to 9pm.

Each Friday - English (E.S.O.L.) class for all levels 10am to 12.30pm
Each Friday we have a Youth Club for teenagers from 7pm to 9pm

 

 
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