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The Seed Has Come (4 of 6)
Series: East of Eden
ILLUSTRATION: Death Valley to Mountain Top.
The view from Mount Whitney is breathtaking it is the highest point in the continental United States at some 14,495 ft.
But, 80 miles to the South East you could see Death Valley the lowest point in the continental United States some 276 ft below sea level.
At the top of Mt. Whitney it is perpetually cool and refreshing and the bottom of Death Valley it is relentlessly hot.
Well that is a good picture of the theological journey we are taking today.
We've been looking at the bible which consists of 66 books as one complete story.
We said that just as a GPS locates you on the globe by bouncing a signal off of three distinct satellites - Scripture has three distinct parts. Creation, Christ, Culmination.
Think of what we have seen so far - Man placed in Paradise, mirroring his creator in every way. Then he exchanged the truth of God for a lie and worshipped the creature rather than the creator. From there he fell, and great was his fall…
But even then there was a promise that the male seed of the woman, would defeat Satan. With every child born there was hope, anticipation… could this be the one?
In the next chapter we see two boys one wicked and one righteous - I'm certain Adam and Eve wondered - is it ABLE, then we see Fratricide - Brother killing a brother
Then sin becomes so violent and awful God sends a flood to destroy almost all of mankind. Except for Noah and his family. Perhaps Noah is the savior? That is until he lands the boat, gets drunk, and naked…. wasn't Noah.
Then the race multiplies again and they build a tower, why? Because they don't trust God's promise not to send another flood, and they don't want to obey God and spread over the whole earth as he commanded. God disperse them, but mercifully reaches down and selects a man, Abraham. He's a good man maybe Abraham is the Messiah… but then he lie ...
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