WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, WHO, WHY, HOW?
Genesis 2:7-9 & 15-17 "7 Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. 8 Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed. 9 The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
15 The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. 16 And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; 17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.”"
What is life? Don’t assume you know this!! - Go to the source!
World meaning // Scripture Meaning.
"the condition that distinguishes animals and plants from inorganic matter, including the capacity for growth, reproduction, functional activity, and continual change preceding death:"
Scientists grappling with reality:
Dr Sylvester James Gates
Our actions change functions at the very core of the universe’s mechanisms:
Double slit experiment LINK
Matthew 7:14 "Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. "
Matthew 10:39 "He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it."
John 5:24 "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life."
John 6:63 "It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life."
John 20:31 "But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name."
In terms of creation, Life is on earth. It’s the way it is. Science has not found it anywhere else, even though by their own calculations they should have. [Fermi paradox!] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fermi_paradox
Life is in the blood. Leviticus 17:11, Genesis 9:4-6
Jesus Christ’s Blood conquered death: Revelation 12:11,
Two world views. It’s either an accident, or it’s Intentional.
Darwin tree of life // Bible tree of life
Life Began in God and so did TIME itself because God is eternal, He is outside time. Timothy 6:16, 2 Peter 3:8
Birth & Rebirth.
We get ONE life here on earth. We only get one shot. However when we we are born again enter into eternal life on earth: John 17:3, John 3:1-5, John 1:12-13
-JESUS IS LIFE.
John 14:6 Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me
US WHEN WE BELIEVE
9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. 11 As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.” 12 For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, 13 for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
THE WORD & PROVERBS 8:35 - Whoever finds me, finds life and receives favor from the LORD.
God is a living God. Mark 12:27
God is Creative. Genesis 1:1
LIFE IS SO GOOD, DO NOT CEASE TO BE THANKFUL!
ROMANS 1:18-21 "18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. 21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened."
Main biblical contrast is between Life & Right vs wrong (Genesis 2:7-9 & 15-17)
Romans 10. (Whole chapter!) - Two kinds of righteousness.
There is Righteousness which leads to life and love
And Self righteousness which leads to bigotry and Judgmentalism.
Sower & The Seed. MATTHEW 13:1-9
13 That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake. 2 Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat in it, while all the people stood on the shore. 3 Then he told them many things in parables, saying: “A farmer went out to sow his seed. 4 As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. 5 Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. 6 But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. 7 Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. 8 Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. 9 Whoever has ears, let them hear.”
APPLIES TO BOTH Natural and Spiritual seeds.
We’re always sowing something. Sometimes we’re intentional, sometimes we’re on autopilot. GET INTENTIONAL.
This includes every idle word [Matthew 12:36]. Life and Death is in the power of the tongue.
Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.