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Summary: 1 of 7. God blessed Noah’s family with a restoration based on relationship. Man’s restoration is to be constrained/determined thru relationships. How do relationships constrain or determine our restoration? Restoration is constrained thru relationship with...

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SUPPLANTING The LEGACY Of WICKEDNESS—Genesis 6:9—10:32

A—GOD’s REMOVAL STRATEGY—Genesis 6:9-22

Toward Removing the Legacy of Wickedness

B—GOD’s DESIGNED DESTRUCTION(& Salvation)—Genesis 7:1-24

C—SALVATION REALIZED(Getting to Normal)—Genesis 8:1-19

D—EXPERIENCING The VICTORY(Man’s Response)—Genesis 8:18-22...

OR RATHER--MANIFESTATIONS Of ACCEPTANCE—Genesis 8:18-22

*E—CONSTRAINTS Of RESTORATION-I—Genesis 9:1-19

1. CONSTRAINTS For FRUITFULNESS(Success)—Genesis 9:1-7

2. GOD’s COVENANT With The EARTH—Genesis 9:8-17

Attention:

House restorations. Many people make their living by buying unlivable houses cheaply. They then re-do the entire house so that it will be appealing to new homeowners. There is money to be made in the house restoration business—‘IF’ you are committed to full, top-quality restoration & not some cheap knockoff of a good restoration.

Likewise our Success as Christians is Constrained thru certain relationships.

CONSTRAIN—To severely restrict the scope, extent, or activity of. OR-- To compel or force toward a particular course of action.

Need:

God blessed Noah’s family with a restoration based on relationship.

Man’s restoration is to be constrained/determined thru relationships.

How do relationships constrain/determine our restoration?

3 relationships constraining/determining our restoration.

1—Restoration is constrained thru relationship with...

GOD(:1a)

Explanation: (:1a)

:1—“So God blessed Noah & his sons, & said to them: “Be fruitful & multiply, & fill the earth.”

God “blessed” & God spoke(“said”) to “Noah & his sons.”

God still speaks to His people! Some would think it utterly ridiculous for you to suppose that you can hear from God.

Isa. 50:4—“The Lord GOD has given Me The tongue of the learned, That I should know how to speak A word in season to him who is weary. He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear To hear as the learned.”

Matt. 11:27-30—“All things have been delivered to Me by My Father, & no one knows the Son except the Father. Nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, & the one to whom the Son wills to reveal Him. Come to Me, all you who labor & are heavy laden, & I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you & learn from Me, for I am gentle & lowly in heart, & you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy & My burden is light.”

Mk. 13:9-11—“But watch out for yourselves, for they will deliver you up to councils, & you will be beaten in the synagogues. You will be brought before rulers & kings for My sake, for a testimony to them. And the gospel must first be preached to all the nations. But when they arrest you & deliver you up, do not worry beforehand, or premeditate what you will speak. But whatever is given you in that hour, speak that; for it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit.”

1Cor. 12:1-3—“Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant: You know that you were Gentiles, carried away to these dumb idols, however you were led. Therefore I make known to you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God calls Jesus accursed, & no one can say that Jesus is Lord except by the Holy Spirit.”

Js. 1:5—“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally & without reproach, & it will be given to him.”

“Blessed”—Krb baw-rak'—Piel Imperfect—1) To bless, kneel; 2) (TWOT)--To praise, salute, curse. Strong—a primitive root; To kneel; by implication--To bless God(as an act of adoration), & (vice-versa) man(as a benefit); also by euphemism--To curse(God or the king, as treason).

“Fruitful”(See :7)—hrp paw-raw'—Qal Imperative—1) to bear fruit, be fruitful, branch off. Strong—a primitive root; To bear fruit(literally or figuratively). Used 29X.

“Multiply/Increase”(See :7)—hbr raw-baw'—Qal Imperative—1) Be or become great, be or become many, be or become much, be or become numerous—1a) (Qal)—1a1) To become many, become numerous, multiply(of people, animals, things), 1a2) To be or grow great 2) (Qal) To shoot. Strong—a primitive root; To increase(in whatever respect).

“Fill/Replenish”—alm maw-lay'—Qal Imperative—1) To fill, be full—1a) (Qal)—1a1) To be full—1a1a) Fulness, abundance(participle), 1a1b) To be full, be accomplished, be ended, 1a2) To consecrate, fill the hand.

“Earth”—Ura eh'-rets—1) Land, earth—1a) Earth—1a1) Whole earth(as opposed to a part), 1a2) Earth(as opposed to heaven), 1a3) Earth(inhabitants), 1b) Land—1b1) Country, territory, 1b2) District, region, 1b3) Tribal territory, 1b4) Piece of ground, 1b5) Land of Canaan, Israel, 1b6) Inhabitants of land, 1b7) Sheol, land without return, (under)world, 1b8) City(-state), 1c) Ground, surface of the earth—1c1) Ground, 1c2) Soil, 1d) (in phrases)--1d1) People of the land. Strong—from an unused root probably meaning to be firm; The earth (at large, or partitively a land).

Argumentation:

Rom. 6:5-7, 11, “For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection, knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. For he who has died has been freed from sin.”.....“Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”.....“But God be thanked that though you were slaves of sin, yet you obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine to which you were delivered. And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness.”

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