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Summary: To list the things we don't need: (a) fair sky, (b) perfume (c) precious stones

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I. EXORDIUM:

Are we clothed in JESUS?

Yes. Don't forget to always put on our clothes.

Romans 13:14 (Amplified Bible)

But clothe yourself with the Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah), and make no provision for [indulging] the flesh [put a stop to thinking about the evil cravings of your physical nature] to [gratify its] desires (lusts).

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To list the things we don't need: (a) fair sky, (b) perfume (c) precious stones

IV. TEXT:

Genesis 2:12 (Amplified Bible)

The gold of that land is of high quality; bdellium (pearl?) and onyx stone are there.

V. THESIS:

Praise, worship and thank You very much for we are clothed in the LORD JESUS CHRIST.

VI. TITLE:

Things outside of paradise

VII. EXPLICATION:

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:

Paradise or Eden symbolizes the "will of GOD" The will of GOD is all plants/herbs/vegetables as "meat" (food to be consumed) by Adam and Eve are already provided and if they're going to get fair sky, which is irrelevant for them because they are perfect, bdellium or put fragrance in their bodies, and get onyx stones or precious stones for themselves, they are already OUT of the will of GOD. But now they are fallen, of course, these are the things they desire for themselves. Remember, Adam and Eve are clothed with the "shekinah glory" of the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY that is the LORD JESUS CHRIST and they don't need these things in their perfect state.

A. Things outside of paradise:

(according to their Hebrew meaning)

1. gold - symbolizes fair weather, clear sky

2. bdellium - symbolizes perfume or a fragrance put in body

3. onyx stones - symbolizes precious stones

1. Gold

We are the gold that needs to be refined by the LORD.

Malachi 3:3 (Amplified Bible)

He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and He will purify the priests, the sons of Levi, and refine them like gold and silver, that they may offer to the Lord offerings in righteousness.

Gold is "wealth of the heathen" something that they need to pray for everyday, to have fair sky, clear sky above their heads, but we already have these, but after the fall, we need to pray for our daily bread.

Zechariah 14:14 (Amplified Bible)

And Judah also shall fight at Jerusalem, and the wealth of all the nations round about shall be gathered together—gold and silver and apparel in great abundance.

Remember, even gold's color fades away but GOD's WORD never fails.

Lamentations 4:1 (Amplified Bible)

HOW THE gold has become dim! How the most pure gold has changed! The hallowed stones [of the temple] are poured out at the head of every street.


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