Tuesday, January 14, 2014

SGI Session 2

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Message by
J. F.*

He started out in Genesis 3:15-
"And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel."
The woman's offspring will ultimately destroy the Serpent.
The rest of Scripture flows from this statement.
This offspring will have kingly authority throughout all the world.
From this point and time, all mankind can be classified in one of 2 categories- offspring of the Serpent, or offspring of the woman.
It is a spiritual offspring (no, there are not human serpents :) ) 
The Serpent and his seed is in opposition to the woman's seed.
Examples- Exodus 1, Saul (trying to destroy David 2), Athaliah (2 Kings 11:1-2), Matthew 2:1-23, Pharisses.
Isaiah 53- It was the Lord's will.
Since Satan did not succeed in destroying Jesus, and he is approaching his end, he wants to destroy Christ's followers.
He will oppose us, Jesus' servants, both externally, and internally through unbelief.
When you face opposition (as a Christian), you can be pretty sure God is with you.
This does not mean we must always stay and face the opposition, there are times God uses this to move us and spread His Word. (Acts)
We must remember that God is sovereign.
We are in a war, we must expect opposition.
We are certain of the outcome. "the zeal of the LORD will accomplish this." (Isaiah 9:7, 37:32)

Jesus ministry was not what the world would call successful, but if He hadn't done it, there would be no point to our Christian lives. He was making the way for all who follow Him.
"If my ministry is only to gather the materials and another to build the house, my joy will not be less."
William Carey (paraphrase)

I hope these notes will be an encouragement to you.
When they upload the notes and audio, I will try to post a link.

*Some of the people there have asked to not have their names published, and I can't remember which ones, so I am going to just initials for all of the names except Pastor Doran's.

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