Sermon Ralph Meyers 04-15-00
Mystery of Man
Job 7:17, Psalm 8:4, Psalm 144:3
What is man, that Thou shouldest magnify him?
In Genesis 1:28 God told man to (replenish) the earth, Replenish came from the Hebrew word 4390 male' or mala which means to fill, be full, make full, ect.
Isaiah 14 tells part of satan's fall. Ezekiel 28 shows how God had made satan a thing of beauty and good until iniquity(crookedness) was found in him.
The satan of the garden of Eden was the Ezekiel 28:13-14 says "Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth;" Covereth is the Hebrew word 5526 cakak meaning to defend, defendest, hedge in, ect.
So satan was to defend and protect the garden. Ezekiel 28:17 shows us Ego, Pride, and Self Reliance, those three giants we must all over come.
We see satan was to protect the garden and was created by God for this purpose. Jude 1:6 angels plural left their first estate, (habitation)
This is the mystery!
Ephesians 1:9 Having made known unto us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He hath purposed in Himself: (So) 10 That in the dispensation of the fullness of times He might gather together in one all things in Messiah, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in Him:
1) God is gathering all things to Himself.
Ephesians 2:6 And has raised us up together in heavenly places in Messiah Yahushua: (So) 7 That in the ages to come He might shew the exceeding riches of His grace (Messiah's influence upon our hearts and the reflection in life) in His kindness toward us through Messiah Yahushua.
2) Messiah's influence upon us and that satan and those angels that fell with him and those still serving Elohim, were forever wrong. God's way: life, health, prosperity, or satan's way kill, lie, destroy.
Ephesians 3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Yahushua Messiah: 10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, 11 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Messiah Yahushua our Master:
3) The church and their obedience and love of Messiah's sacrifice for them is an illustration for all heavenly and earthly beings forever.
Proverbs 3:5 Trust in Yahuweh with all thine heart; and lean not unto your own understanding.
6 In all ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.
Bless Yahuweh all my soul, Halle lu YAH.