THE STORY OF THE BIBLE. Lesson 1 God s Eternal Plan RANDY BROBERG MARANATHA MENS MINISTRY December 2, 2017

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1 THE STORY OF THE BIBLE Lesson 1 God s Eternal Plan RANDY BROBERG MARANATHA MENS MINISTRY December 2, 2017

2 TOPIC 1: God s Eternal Plan THE BIG, BIG PICTURE

3 It s not just about you.

4 Our View Of Time: Linear and Undetermined CERTAIN PAST UNCERTAIN FUTURE A VIEW WE CAN RADICALLY CHANGE THE FUTURE, REQUIRES AND ASSUMPTION THAT THERE IS MORE THAN ONE PATH AND THAT NONE ARE INEVITABLE. TIME

5 Our View Of Time: Linear and Undetermined CERTAIN PAST Sara Conner John Conner Terminator UNCERTAIN FUTURE A WORLD WHERE THE FUTURE IS UNCERTAIN IS A WORLD WHERE PROPHECY IS IMPOSSIBLE. TIME Not Going To Happen! SKYNET

6 God Is Outside of Time PAST FUTURE TIME GOD

7 God Stepped Into The Timeline When He Creates The Heavens And the Earth CREATION PAST FUTURE TIME GOD

8 Transcendence and Imminence in Gen. 1-2 Gen 1: Then God said, Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness,. 27 So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them Gen. 1:7-8 7 Then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. 8 The LORD God planted a garden toward the east, in Eden; and there He placed the man whom He had formed.

9 Our God is Transcendent Outside of time. exceeding all measures superior or supreme over all the creation Gen 1:1-3 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.and God said, Let there be Light and there was light. transcending the universe and time OUTSIDE THE BOX When box = cosmos

10 Our God is Immanent remaining within; indwelling indwelling the universe and time, etc. Steps Into Time Enables a Personal Relationship With God Intimacy

11 Names for God ELOHIM = God Creator transcendent NOTES: Don t confuse names with persons YAHWEH = LORD YAHWEH: I am who I am immanent Promise Keeper ADONAI = Lord YAHWEH ADONAI = LORD God Don t confuse names with modes: form, or arrangement of being; specifically : a particular form or manifestation of an underlying substance

12 SATAN S PRIDE, FALL AND REBELLION CREATION ANGELIC REBELLION PAST FUTURE TIME GOD

13 Violation of God s Law Results in Spiritual Death and Separation from God GENESIS 2: Then the LORD God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it. 16 The LORD God commanded the man, saying, From any tree of the garden you may eat freely; 17 but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die.

14 ADAM and EVE in perfect fellowship with God CREATION ANGELIC REBELLION PAST Man In Fellowship With God FUTURE TIME GOD Adam is federal representative of whole human race

15 God Allows Satan to Tempt Eve Genesis 3:31 3 Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, Indeed, has God said, You shall not eat from any tree of the garden? Compare story of Job: 1: The LORD said to Satan, Very well, then, everything he has is in your power, but on the man himself do not lay a finger. Adam appears to have been near Eve and the Serpent because eve just handed him the fruit and that was two admissions?

16 SATAN TEMPTS EVE RESULTING IN FALL OF ADAM CREATION ANGELIC REBELLION FALL OF MANKIND PAST Man In Fellowship With God FUTURE TIME GOD

17 FELLOWSHIP SEVERED Adam and Eve Cast Out of Garden. GENESIS 3: Then the LORD God said, Behold, the man has become like one of Us, knowing good and evil; and now, he might stretch out his hand, and take also from the tree of life, and eat, and live forever 23 therefore the LORD God sent him out from the garden of Eden, to cultivate the ground from which he was taken. 24 So He drove the man out; and at the east of the garden of Eden He stationed the cherubim and the flaming sword which turned every direction to guard the way to the tree of life.

18 All Humanity suffers the Consequences of Adam s Fall Romans 5:14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam until Moses, even over those who had not sinned in the likeness of the offense of Adam, who is a type of Him who was to come. Adam s descendants born: spiritually dead Separated from God Guilty in Adam Original Sin THIS IS NOT PLAN B, IT S PLAN A

19 Entire Creation Suffers From The Fall Of Adam Romans 8: For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until TWO MOST IMPORTANT THEORIES: SIN NATURE IN OUR DNA, PASSED DOWN TO ALL MANKIND FEDERAL REPRESENTATIVE THEORY OF ADAM AND CHRIST

20 EFFECTS OF THE FALL: SPIRITUAL DEATH AND A CURSE UPON THE EARTH CREATION ANGELIC REBELLION FALL OF MANKIND THE CURSE PAST FUTURE TIME GOD

21 The Protoevangelium (First Gospel) Genesis 3:15: And I will put enmity Between you (SATAN) and the woman (EVE), And between your (SATAN S ) seed and her (EVE S) seed; He (CHRIST) shall bruise you (SATAN) on the head, And you (SATAN) shall bruise him (CHRIST) on the heel. Gospel in the Zodiac?

22 God Steps Into The Timeline When He Called Noah and Sent the Flood PAST Noah And The Flood FUTURE TIME GOD Noahic Covenant

23 Yahweh Covenants With Noah Gen 6:18 18 But I will establish My covenant with you; and you shall enter the ark you and your sons and your wife, and your sons wives with you. Gen 8: Then Noah built an altar to the LORD, and took of every clean animal and of every clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar. 21 The LORD smelled the soothing aroma; and the LORD said to Himself, I will never again curse the ground on account of man, for the [] intent of man s heart is evil from his youth; and I will never again destroy every living thing, as I have done. 22 While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, And cold and heat, And summer and winter, And day and night Shall not cease. NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!

24 God Steps Into The Timeline When He Calls Abraham Call Of Abraham PAST FUTURE TIME GOD Abrahamic Covenant

25 Abraham s Faith Hebrews 11: By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed by going out to a place which he was to receive for an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing where he was going. 9 By faith he lived as an alien in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, fellow heirs of the same promise; 10 for he was looking for the city which has foundations, whose architect and builder is God. It was never just about the LAND

26 Yahweh s Covenant with Abraham Galatians 3:7-18 Therefore, be sure that it is those who are of faith who are sons of Abraham. The Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, ALL THE NATIONS WILL BE BLESSED IN YOU. "SO then those who are of faith are blessed with Abraham, the believer. in order that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentile.

27 Abraham sought God s Eternal city Hebrews 11:10 for he was looking for the city which has foundations, whose architect and builder is God. Hebrews 11:16 But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God; for He has prepared a city for them. Hebrews 12:22 But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to myriads of angels, Hebrews 13:14 For here we do not have a lasting city, but we are seeking the city which is to come.

28 It Has Always Been Salvation By Grace Through Faith Romans 4:16 For this reason it is by faith, in order that it may be in accordance with grace, so that the promise will be guaranteed to all the descendants, not only to those who are of the Law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all,

29 God Steps Into The Timeline When He Calls Moses and Gives the Law Call Of Moses PAST TIME THE LAW FUTURE GOD Mosaic Covenant

30 God Steps Into The Timeline When He Calls David PAST Calling of David Throne Of David FUTURE TIME GOD Davidic Covenant

31 God Steps Into The Timeline With The Incarnation PAST INCARNATION OF THE ONE WHO WAS, IS AND IS TO COME SAME SUBSTANCE AS THE FATHER GOD BECAME MAN! IMMORTAL BECOMES MORTAL! FUTURE THIS IS BIG, REALLY BIG. IT S HUGE GOD TIME FULLY GOD AND FULLY MAN NOT 50/50 BUT 100/100

32 Eternal immortal god becomes mortal flesh in what we call the Incarnation. John 1:14 And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. Philippians 2:6-8 6 who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. 8 Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross

33 God in Time the Death and Resurrection of Christ PAST INCARNATION DEFEATS SATAN SIN AND DEATH CROSS FUTURE Last Adam (Jesus) undoes what first Adam did GOD

34 God in Time the Death and Resurrection of Christ PAST INCARNATION DEFEATS SATAN SIN AND DEATH THE VICTORY CROSS THE VICTOR S CROWN RESURRECTION FUTURE Last Adam (Jesus) undoes what first Adam did GOD

35 God in Time the Second Advent of Christ PAST INCARNATION DEFEATS SATAN SIN AND DEATH THE VICTORY CROSS THE VICTOR S CROWN RESURRECTION 2nd Advent kingdom FUTURE GOD Last Adam (Jesus) undoes what first Adam did! All remaining promises fulfilled

36 Adam s Fall Undone. Revelation 22: Then he showed me a river of the water of life, clear as crystal, coming from the throne of God and of the Lamb, 2 in the middle of its street. On either side of the river was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. 3 There will no longer be any curse;

37 God Stepped Into The Timeline When He Creates The New Heavens And the New Earth NEW CREATION PAST FUTURE TIME GOD

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