Summary: In this sermon, we see how satan fabricated a statement and turned it into a lie, mocking God. In life, things aren’t always what that seem to be when handed to us. A real curse may be disguised as a blessing.

Today we want to talk about "Fabricated Blessings" (SPELL IT). In teaching this subject, I want us to answer three quick questions. Number one, "What does it mean to Fabricate something?" Number two, "What does a Fabricated Blessing look like?" And number three, "How do you avoid the Eve syndrome?" Are you ready for this?

In today's scripture, we see how satan fabricated a statement and turned it into a lie, mocking God. Before we go any further, let us first define the word, "fabricate". To fabricate means to create or make up (something, such as a story) in order to trick people. It means to invent, make up something for the purpose of deception.

We all know what deception is. At one time or another, we've all run into a little deception...either on your part or someone else's part! Tell the truth and shame the devil!

Well deception is the act of taking that fabricated thing that has been created, and then making someone believe something that is not true: it's the act of deceiving someone with that fabricated something such as a story...a lie. It is the act of taking the fabrication and making people believe something that is not true. Most times, when there is a fabrication, that deception leads right from one thing to another and someone ultimately ends up getting hurt by the lies you tell. One lie will always lead you right straight into another.

So satan fabricated a statement and made it look like a blessing in Eves already lusting eyes, making in look like an awesome blessing. It was a fabricated blessing. In verse 4 and 5, after God said to Adam, you shall not eat of the shall not even touch it or you shall surely die, satan fabricated a statement and made what was a curse look like a blessing when he said to the woman, "No! You will not die. In fact, God knows that when you eat it your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."

Satan, in all his evilness took God's warning and deceived the woman who in turn, deceived the man Adam, who then blamed his wife, Eve. The Blame Game commenced to be played.

Have you heard the phrase "Everything that glitters is not gold"? Well let me explain it to you. That phrase simply means that not everything that looks precious or true, turns out to be so. It applies to people, places, or things that promise to be more than they really are. Eve was probably already standing there, most likely eyeing this forbidden fruit...lusting after it...wondering how it taste...wanting to try a little piece of it. There was probably a bit of curiosity on her part about this fruit tree and old satan seeing her lustfulness, tested and tried her, hanging temptation right there before her by fabricating an untrue statement. He took her mustard seed curiosity and turned it around to satisfy his craving to mock God. It was this temptation and Eves lusting flesh that made a terrible impact on all of humanity's future.

1 John 2:16 KJV

[16] For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

Lust will get you killed. Lust will take you on a forbidden road. Lust will take you on the fast track to hell and block you from entering your heavenly home.

Now what does this fabricated blessing look like? It's anything that has strings attached to it. If it makes you question the authenticity of where it's coming from or how it's coming to you...or if it involves special demands...if it causes confusion of the mind and you have no real peace of mind, it's a fabricated. You'll know it, because you will feel it. You'll know it when you see it. BUT! If you let your flesh get in the way of articulating that it's not good for you, like Eve did, you'll fall deeper into satan's trap. Just like a mouse, walking into a gluetrap, trying to satisfy the flesh, you'll get caught by something you can't get free of. As I said, lust will kill you! It's the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes. It may look good, but it's not good for you! It's a trap! It's satan's gluetrap that he uses to get you out of line with the will of God. As he mocked God through Eve, he will do the same to you!

Galatians 6:7-8 admonishes us: "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his FLESH shall of the FLESH reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit SHALL of the Spirit reap life everlasting."

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