Summary: To show that GOD gave us 120 years of age so that we can grow in the knowledge and relationship of Him.
What is your life span?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that GOD gave us 120 years of age so that we can grow in the knowledge and relationship of Him.
Genesis 6:3 (Amplified Bible)
Then the Lord said, My Spirit shall not forever dwell and strive with man, for he also is flesh; but his days shall yet be 120 years.
GOD gave us 120 years of age so that we can grow in the knowledge and relationship of Him.
A. Author: Moses
B. Date written: 1450 - 1410 B.C.
C. Purpose: Book of Origins
D. To whom written: People of Israel
E. Main theme: Man's sin and initial steps for his redemption initiated by GOD.
F. Keyword: Beginning
G. Key verse: First Messianic Promise -
Genesis 3:15 (Amplified Bible)
And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her Offspring; He will bruise and tread your head underfoot, and you will lie in wait and bruise His heel.
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. GOD's Spirit will no longer strive, contend, plead with man
"Then the Lord said, My Spirit shall not forever dwell and strive with man,"
Acts 7:51 (Amplified Bible)
You stubborn and stiff-necked people, still heathen and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you are always actively resisting the Holy Spirit. As your forefathers [were], so you [are and so you do]!
1 Thessalonians 5:19 (Amplified Bible)
Do not quench (suppress or subdue) the [Holy] Spirit;
Jude 1:14-15 (Amplified Bible)
It was of these people, moreover, that Enoch in the seventh [generation] from Adam prophesied when he said, Behold, the Lord comes with His myriads of holy ones (ten thousands of His saints)
To execute judgment upon all and to convict all the impious (unholy ones) of all their ungodly deeds which they have committed [in such an] ungodly [way], and of all the severe (abusive, jarring) things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.
GOD's Spirit will not always strive that's why He has given us the LORD JESUS CHRIST to be in us and with us.
B. Man is carnal
"for he also is flesh;"
Psalms 78:39 (Amplified Bible)
For He [earnestly] remembered that they were but flesh, a wind that goes and does not return.
John 3:6 (Amplified Bible)
What is born of [from] the flesh is flesh [of the physical is physical]; and what is born of the Spirit is spirit.
Romans 8:1-13 (Amplified Bible)
THEREFORE, [there is] now no condemnation (no adjudging guilty of wrong) for those who are in Christ Jesus, who live [and] walk not after the dictates of the flesh, but after the dictates of the Spirit.
For the law of the Spirit of life [which is] in Christ Jesus [the law of our new being] has freed me from the law of sin and of death.
For God has done what the Law could not do, [its power] being weakened by the flesh [the entire nature of man without the Holy Spirit]. Sending His own Son in the guise of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, [God] condemned sin in the flesh [subdued, overcame, deprived it of its power over all who accept that sacrifice],
So that the righteous and just requirement of the Law might be fully met in us who live and move not in the ways of the flesh but in the ways of the Spirit [our lives governed not by the standards and according to the dictates of the flesh, but controlled by the Holy Spirit].
For those who are according to the flesh and are controlled by its unholy desires set their minds on and pursue those things which gratify the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit and are controlled by the desires of the Spirit set their minds on and seek those things which gratify the [Holy] Spirit.
Now the mind of the flesh [which is sense and reason without the Holy Spirit] is death [death that comprises all the miseries arising from sin, both here and hereafter]. But the mind of the [Holy] Spirit is life and [soul] peace [both now and forever].
[That is] because the mind of the flesh [with its carnal thoughts and purposes] is hostile to God, for it does not submit itself to God’s Law; indeed it cannot.
So then those who are living the life of the flesh [catering to the appetites and impulses of their carnal nature] cannot please or satisfy God, or be acceptable to Him.
But you are not living the life of the flesh, you are living the life of the Spirit, if the [Holy] Spirit of God [really] dwells within you [directs and controls you]. But if anyone does not possess the [Holy] Spirit of Christ, he is none of His [he does not belong to Christ, is not truly a child of God].