“And the Lord said unto Cain, why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen?
If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? And if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him. ”
Sabbath Message for January 2023
Theme: Understanding Divine Connection
Sabbath message for January 7th 2023
Topic: The Burden of Sin in Relation to Divine Connection
Introduction: As the world approaches the close of the age, it has become increasingly necessary to address the real problem of mankind and the world from the perspective of the Creator of the universe. The best person to fit this place is the Hebrew God known as Elohiym in the Hebrew Bible translation given to us today. He is also known as Yaweh. From the bible, we learn that Sin is disobedience to the creator of the universe. He has a Son as shown to us in the bible in Prov.8:24-25. He declared Him in Matthew 3:17 and confirmed His declaration in Mark 9:7. Apostle Paul referred to Him as the wisdom and power of God – Elohym.
The beginning: We are taught in the Hebrew Bible to which I adhere with all of my heart that in the beginning, God created the heavens and the Earth. From this we understand that there were more than one heaven and only one earth. The situation of the Earth at this time was that it was formless and void and that darkness was upon the face of the deep and the Spirit of God known to the Hebrews as Ruach Elohym moved upon the face of the deep and God said; let there be light and there was light. Then He proceeded to create everything we see on earth today and set things in place the way they should be.
The sixth day: On this day, Elohym created man in his image and after His likeness. He made them male and female and blessed them and empowered them to rule over the earth. He specified the ambit of their influence thus: the birds of the air, the cattle, all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth. Then God blessed them and told them to be fruitful, multiply, replenish the earth, subdue it and have dominion over the listed items in verse 26.
The commandment: Then in Genesis 2, we see the incidence of God creating a body for man in this world that enabled the man to live on earth. This is what Apostle Peter calls His earth suit. We are told here that He formed man from the dust of the earth and breath into His nostrils; the breath of life and man became a living soul. The Hebrew Bible calls man Adam. Then He proceeded to bring into physical manifestation all that He had created in the spirit by forming them. Then He planted a garden in Eden and provided everything in it and placed man there and commanded him to dress and keep the Garden. Then he commanded man to eat of every fruit of the trees of the garden but of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil he was not allowed to eat because on the day that he eats of it, he was surely going to die. See Gen.2:15-17
author's note: Most of my bible reference texts were taken from the Cepher bible translation.